Director Mark Krenzien talks ‘Journey to Space’

April 13, 2015 – 3:55 pm | Permalink

St. Louis Public Radio spoke with director Mark Krenzien on his latest Giant Screen film, Journey to Space:

“It’s a special place here in St. Louis, to have a film like this in a town so linked to aerospace and aviation,” Krenzien told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh.

Krenzien said he wanted to make “Journey to Space” because of how little the American public seems to be aware of NASA’s current activities.

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BMZ Review: Living in the Age of Airplanes

April 10, 2015 – 12:45 pm | Permalink

Living in the Age of Airplanes
By Ann Coates

This is not a film about airplanes. Rather it explores the influence and impact human flight has had on our world. Those looking for a film about gear and tech should probably avoid. But for those looking for insight and a refreshing take on our relationship to flight will find this film both intriguing and satisfying.

Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger, Airplanes attempts to bring wonder back to flight in world where traveling by air has become consistently mundane, and at times excruciating. A difficult task to achieve when talking about commercial flights. The film succeeds to some extent, not so much with the actual act of flying, but with its illustration of how flight can connect any one individual with the rest of the world.

What the film provides most notably is perspective. For tens of thousands of years, human migration was confined to walking. For most of human history, cultures and civilizations were drastically isolated. Only in the modern era did the entire world connect through the ability to fly. Not just with people but goods as well, Airplanes deftly conveys modern civilization’s debt to air travel.

Good use of the Giant Screen format come in via travelogue-type images from Brazil to Cambodia to Italy and France. Most of these images showcase the classic Giant Screen landscape shot. But as the film values perspective, these shots then slowly pan out to reveal the man-made decks and walkways from which people experience Iguazu Falls or the Grand Canyon or any other tourist attraction. It’s a provocative touch to the commonplace Giant Screen beauty shot — the injection of artificiality in a natural setting is jarring and even slightly disturbing.

It’s a typical characteristic of the film — it consistently surprises you out of your expectations. Yes, it talks about airplanes. But not the thing itself, but as our literal vehicle to reach greater things and experiences.

IMAX Corporation To Announce First-Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Host Conference Call

April 10, 2015 – 11:24 am | Permalink

NEW YORK, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced it will hold a quarterly conference call to discuss its first-quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, Apr. 30 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

This call is being webcast by Thomson Financial and can be accessed at www.imax.com by clicking on ‘Investor Relations.’ Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site.

To access the call via telephone, interested parties in the US and Canada should dial (800) 524-8950 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. International callers should dial (416) 260-0113. The conference ID for the call is 1956369. A replay of the call will be available via webcast on the ‘Investor Relations’ section of www.imax.com or via telephone by dialing (888) 203-1112 (US and Canada), or (647) 436-0148 (international). The Conference ID for the telephone replay is 1956369.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Dec. 31, 2014, there were 934 IMAX theaters (809 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 106 institutions) in 62 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Living in the Age of Airplanes premieres onboard A380

April 9, 2015 – 5:12 pm | Permalink

The Wrap covers the in-flight premiere of new Giant Screen film, Living in the Age of Airplanes:

Dome screen and giant screen formats are the caviar of film – an expensive delicacy doled out in small portions.

75 Hollywood insiders and media figures were treated to caviar “push pops” in the Emirates VIP lounge at LAX on Monday before jetting off on a double-decker plane for the premiere of “Living in the Age of Airplanes.” Harrison Ford narrates the 47-minute panorama of the ultimate disruptive technology.

National Geographic Studios premiered their new giant screen film onboard the rare LAX to LAX flight.

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Trailer, poster for Mad Max: Fury Road

April 9, 2015 – 4:40 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the latest trailer and poster for Mad Max: Fury Road.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters May 15, 2015.



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Teaser trailer, image from Ant-man

April 8, 2015 – 1:08 pm | Permalink

Marvel has released the first teaser trailer and image from Ant-Man.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters July 17, 2015.



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IMAX® And Disney Strike New Blockbuster Slate Deal

April 8, 2015 – 11:44 am | Permalink

Agreement, which runs through 2017, covers key titles including Star Wars: Episode VIII, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), have renewed their exhibition agreement with a multi-picture deal, beginning this year and extending through 2017, that includes live-action and animated tentpole releases from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

As part of the agreement, IMAX will be involved in the release of multiple live-action tentpoles, along with some key animated films from Disney, underscoring IMAX’s continued shift toward more flexibility in programming. Highlights of the deal include the highly anticipated Star Wars stand-alone film Rogue One and Star Wars: Episode VIII; Marvel’s Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Thor: Ragnarok; Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory and Toy Story 4 (in limited release); and Disney’s The Finest Hours, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

“The pairing of high-quality content with premium experiences like IMAX creates an incredible moviegoing experience for audiences,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “As we look forward to an extraordinary collection of films in the years ahead, The Walt Disney Studios is thrilled to expand our long-term relationship with IMAX to bring the best from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm to some of the most advanced theaters worldwide.”

“Our relationship with Disney has continued to strengthen after having released 25 films in IMAX theatres since 2009,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “The films in this new agreement promise to continue to provide IMAX audiences the highest-quality films available.”

“We are extremely happy to build upon our growing relationship with Disney, working together with its various film banners to bring unparalleled entertainment to IMAX audiences around the world,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “For IMAX, this deal represents a next step towards creating a diversified slate, which offers moviegoers a broad range of highly innovative and engaging entertainment to be experienced in IMAX theatres.”

The IMAX release of each film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Dec. 31, 2014, there were 934 IMAX theatres (809 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 106 institutions) in 62 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Journey to Space, Living in the Age of Airplanes to open in Pensacola

April 7, 2015 – 3:50 pm | Permalink

Giant Screen films, Journey to Space and Living in the Age of Airplanes, are set to open Friday, April 10 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Pensacola Today writes:

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation invites audiences to ride along with two new large-format films opening at the National Naval Aviation Museum’s IMAX® Theatre on April 10.

Actor and pilot Harrison Ford narrates the National Geographic Studios feature, “Living in the Age of Airplanes.” The film takes audiences around the globe on an epic journey to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning all seven continents to remind us how, in a single century, aviation has changed our world forever.

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The second feature film, “Journey to Space,” presented by K2 Communications and Giant Screen Films, explores the next steps for human space exploration.

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Astronaut Chris Ferguson talks about his work in Journey to Space

April 7, 2015 – 3:41 pm | Permalink

wtop writes:

He made history by commanding NASA’s final shuttle mission in July 2011.

Now, retired astronaut Chris Ferguson lends his astronomical experience to “Journey to Space,” a new 3D IMAX film at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

“The space program will never leave us. It lives in all our imaginations. … It’s just a chapter in a book that’s a very long journey,” Ferguson tells WTOP. “We’re in space as a species to stay; there’s no question in my mind. The only question is, how long does it go between great advancements?”

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Trailer, poster, images for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

April 7, 2015 – 3:37 pm | Permalink

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer, poster, and images for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.

The film opens in IMAX theaters July 31, 2015.



Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures Photo credit: Christian Black. © 2015 PARAMOUNT PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures. Photo credit: Bo Bridges.


Left to right: Rebecca Ferguson plays Ilsa and Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures. Photo credit: Chiabella James. © 2015 PARAMOUNT PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Left to right: Jeremy Renner plays William Brandt, Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt and Ving Rhames plays Luther Stickell in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures. Photo credit: Keith Hamshere. © 2015 PARAMOUNT PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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