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Raiders Of The Lost Ark Gets IMAX Release This September
Now Steven Spielberg is helping the giant-screen format take yet another bite out of the 3D pie. Whereas George Lucas plans to re-release all of the original Star Wars films in 3D, Spielberg is making a new plan to bring one of his classics back to the big, big, big screen
Why You Must See The Dark Knight Rises In IMAX
Not all Hollywood IMAX releases are created equal, and by shooting sections of The Dark Knight using actual IMAX cameras, Christopher Nolan raised the bar for feature films that use the format-- and he's done it again with The Dark Knight Rises. Containing over an hour of IMAX footage, the movie leaps up on the giant screen, absorbing and lush and practically enveloping the audience in its 70 mm celluloid.
The Dark Knight Rises Debuts IMAX Midnight Poster And Funny New TV Spot
While the 12:01 poster for midnight screenings of The Amazing Spider-Man didn't really wow us, we've seen some great ones in recent months. I'm proud to say that I have midnight posters for both John Carter and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol on my walls and with any luck I'll be able to add one for The Dark Knight Rises as well.
UPDATED: Man Of Steel Not Going To IMAX 3D After All
Next week sees the release of The Dark Knight, the conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, but that won't be the end of the filmmaker's time in the world of comic book movies. Though he won't be involved with Warner Bros.' Justice League film, he is an executive producer on Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. His involvement with that project, however, has raised some questions about how the new Superman flick would be released.
J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Sequel Filming Scenes With IMAX Cameras
A press release has come out announcing that Abrams has indeed filmed some "key scenes" from the next Star Trek movie using IMAX cameras and that the film will be getting a simultaneous IMAX 3D release when the movie comes out on May 17, 2013. It should be noted that Paramount and Bad Robot, Abrams' production company, were also behind Ghost Protocol, making this announcement less of a surprise.
The Hunger Games Catching Fire To Be Released In IMAX Theaters
One of the things I regret not getting around to doing when The Hunger Games hit theaters was seeing it on an IMAX screen. While our own Katey Rich made a good point in saying why she was glad she'd avoided seeing the film on an IMAX screen, I can't help but think that the futuristic world of Panem and the lush setting of the arena in which the "Games" took place were probably quite a sight on the giant screen.
Batman Begins Goes IMAX For Pre-Dark Knight Rises Midnight Screenings
Ever since Clash of the Titans was quickly post-converted to 3D after the success of Avatar the public has been a bit more weary about the idea of changing film formats. Due to lesser quality conversions many members of the movie-going audience began to see 3D as a gimmick and a cash grab.
The Dark Knight Rises Has More Than An Hour Of IMAX Footage
Christopher Nolan is clearly one of the biggest supporters of IMAX, having shot long portions of The Dark Knight in the format and establishing it as a viable alternative to 3D as a way to get moviegoers into theaters to see something they can't find anywhere else.
The Hunger Games Returns to IMAX For One More Week
With its shaky-cam shooting style and emphasis on close-ups of its cast, The Hunger Games really didn't seem like it could benefit from being blown up on a giant screen-- if anything, you'd just have to work harder to chase the characters back and forth across the screen, and pay extra for the privilege
Battleship Headed To Select International IMAX Theaters This Month
Some movies are really meant to be seen on the big screen, and based on the trailers, the Peter Berg directed action film Battleship seems like a prime example of that. While the film isnít set to hit theaters in the U.S. until next month, some will have the chance to see the movie on an even bigger screen before then.
Journey 2 Opening Simultaneously On 282 IMAX Screens
According to a press release, Brad Peytonís follow up to 2008ís Journey to the Center of the Earth will reach 282 IMAX theaters domestically and an additional 166 around the globe. The film reportedly has been digitally remastered to fit the format, though if the Cats & Dogs director didnít aim for IMAX from the get-go I'm not sure how thatís going to work properly. If you end up paying the extra bucks to actually see Journey 2 on an IMAX screen, be sure to let us know how it looks.
The Hunger Games Is Getting An IMAX Release
For many, the film adaptation of Suzanne Collinsí young adult novel The Hunger Games is already one of this yearís biggest movies. Lionsgate and IMAX are about to make it even bigger. For a limited time, the film will be screened in IMAX theaters across North America.
Paul Thomas Anderson's Next Film Being Shot On IMAX Stock
When it comes to the debate of IMAX vs. 3D, we here at Cinema Blend are staunchly in favor of the former. Managing to create what appears to be actual depth instead of artificial depth, IMAX is the most immersive format currently available for filmmakers. Some of the best action sequences from last year came courtesy of Brad Bird using 65mm print for scenes in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and we can't wait to see what other filmmakers do with it.
The Dark Knight Rises Already Selling Midnight IMAX Tickets Online
Other tickets aren't yet onsale-- and though we will probably get the expected splashy press release when it happens, you might want to keep an eye on the Fandango site anyway. This sneaky early-bird offering seems to validate Warner Bros. decision to put the six-minute IMAX prologue of The Dark Knight Rises in front of Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol
J.J. Abrams Says Star Trek Sequel Will Use Post-Conversion 3D, IMAX Being Considered
Movies actually shot in 3D will always trump those that have been post-converted, but the truth is that the latter has been getting much better recently. While the post-conversion fad got off to a horrible start with the release of Clash of the Titans - which is easily one of the worst 3D movies we've seen in recent years - some of 2011's best 3D movies weren't actually shot stereoscopically.