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Manjari Phadnis, Santosh Barmola, Suzan Rodrigues, Varun Sharma, Jatin ...

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 at 05:05AM

It is rightly said that nothing is permanent in Bollywo...

Aditi Rao Hydari may not be sounding overtly ecstatic b...

Watching THE LUNCHBOX in a tony locality in Gurgaon, th...

The major releases of the week were Veena Malik's SUPER...

Ranbir Kapoor is definitely taking a cue from Aamir Kha...

Weekend Movies: 'Prisoners,' 'Battle of the Year,' 'Wizard of Oz' 3D IMAX ...

Weekend Movies: 'Prisoners,' 'Battle of the Year,' 'Wizard of Oz' 3D IMAX ...

Posted on 19 Sep 2013 at 14:02PM

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the premiere of Roadside Attractions' 'Thanks For Sharing' at ArcLight Cinemas on September 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Gwyenth Paltow arrives at the 'Thanks For Sharing' - Los Angeles Premiere at ArcLight Hollywood on September 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Tim Robbins arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Thanks For Sharing' at ArcLight Hollywood on September 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Tim Robbins arriv…

Does This Graph Prove That 3D Movies Are Over?

Does This Graph Prove That 3D Movies Are Over?

Posted on 06 Sep 2013 at 11:11AM

This may be a controversial thing to say, but I'm an unapologetic fan of 3D movies. I see 3D not as a fad, but as the wave of the future. Whether it's in movies, the next generation of smartphone apps, or 3D modeling and printing, the trend in all our technology is toward recreating reality with greater detail in three dimensions.

I'll have more to say about this in a moment, but first, I wanted to let fans of 3D cinema know about a wonderful opportunity this week to see classic 3D films at the World 3-D Film Expo in Hollywood. Leonard Maltin gives high praise to this festival for offering what may be "the last opportunity" to see many classic 3D films in their origina…

Why I Love 3D Movies - and Why They're the Future of Cinema

Why I Love 3D Movies - and Why They're the Future of Cinema

Posted on 12 Sep 2013 at 20:08PM

This may be a controversial thing to say, but I'm an unapologetic fan of 3D movies. I see 3D not as a fad, but as the wave of the future. Whether it's in movies, the next generation of smartphone apps, or 3D modeling and printing, the trend in all our technology is toward recreating reality with greater detail in three dimensions.

I'll have more to say about this in a moment, but first, I wanted to let fans of 3D cinema know about a wonderful opportunity this week to see classic 3D films at the World 3-D Film Expo in Hollywood. Leonard Maltin gives high praise to this festival for offering what may be "the last opportunity" to see many classic 3D films in their origina…

Alfonso Cuarón Says Most 3D Films Are "Crap" As RealD CFO Pushes Studios ...

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 at 09:09AM

Is it time to have yet another debate about 3D? Well, whether you like it or not, it's going to happen. This past summer, theater owners were beginning to wonder where the audiences were for the format, as 3D screenings began making up for just the fraction of ticket sales for some pretty big movies (25% of the total domestic gross of “Turbo,” 31% of “Monsters University” and 34% for “World War Z”). And while the reason why ticket buyers are being more cautious about paying to wear those uncomfortable glasses is up for debate, Alfonso Cuarón has summed it up pretty nicely.

“The problem now is that they make all these films that are not designed for 3D and t…

'Metallica Through the Never' The IMAX 3D movie review

Posted on 29 Sep 2013 at 13:01PM

Every year a few 3D concert movies are released in theaters that are mainly targeting the teeny-bopper crowd. These movies have featured such stars as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and most recently One Direction. If you are a parent and had to attend one of these movies with your kids, you probably wanted to claw your eyes out and rip off your ears. Finally, there is a concert movie that is aimed more at adults, but your kids should really see it too. "Metallica Through the Never".

Most of these other concert films are documentaries. They mix concert footage along with a behind the scenes look at the subject's lives on the road or the story on how they came to be. "Metallica Th…

Alfonso Cuaron Calls Most 3D Movies "Crap," While "Gravity" Racks Up Rave ...

Alfonso Cuaron Calls Most 3D Movies "Crap," While "Gravity" Racks Up Rave ...

Posted on 28 Sep 2013 at 16:04PM

Alfonso Cuaron's latest film, Gravity, is receiving rave reviews across the board, with most praise focusing on the movie's stunning use of 3D technology to make the outer space setting feel fully immersive. But nine out of ten 3D movies don't use the technology to its full crowd-pleasing extent, nor do they even aspire to, which is why Cuaron can call the current state of the visual format "crap," even as he's releasing a movie filmed in it.

Speaking at a press conference at the Zurich Film Festival he said: "The problem now is that they make all these films that are not designed for 3D and then convert them as a commercially afterthought—and they are crap. They don’t f…

How To "Save" 3D Movies? Take Away 2D Theaters, Of Course!

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 at 13:01PM

RealD CFO Drew Skarupa gave a speech at the MKM Partners Investor Day Conference yesterday, where he discussed the declining numbers in terms of 3D ticket sales over the last few years.   Skarupa’s suggestions, reported by Deadline Hollywood’s David Lieberman, on how to boost 3D attendance aren’t just filmmakers making the 3D more effective  or studios making more of an effort to market 3D, fair points they may be.  But the noteworthy statement is that he believes 3D attendance will go up if only theaters offered more 3D theaters.  Yes, I suppose that’s true.  Eliminating 2D options most certainly will boost 3D ticket sales.

Yes, I suppose it’…

3D Movie Popularity on the Decline in the US, Register Record Low Turnout

3D Movie Popularity on the Decline in the US, Register Record Low Turnout

Posted on 03 Aug 2013 at 22:10PM

The going is not turning out to be smooth for 3D films in the US and the below par performance of big ticket films such as ‘Turbo’ and ‘The Wolverine’ is ample proof of that. In case of the 3D animated Turbo, 3D contributed to just 25 percent of the total box office earning while The Wolverine performed marginally better with 30 percent of the $53.1 million it grossed in the opening weekend coming from ticket sales of its 3D version.

“We have become increasingly concerned that these lower levels will actually represent the norm going forward versus a recent exception as consumers are likely to remain increasingly choosy with 3D premiums,” Eric Wold, B. Riley & Co…

RealD and Cinemex Sign Exclusive 10-Year 3D Cinema Deal

Posted on 07 Aug 2013 at 17:05PM

nRealD and Cinemex Sign Exclusive 10-Year 3D Cinema Dealn

nApproximately 700 Cinemex Auditoriums to be Equipped with RealD 3D Technologyn

LOS ANGELES & MEXICO CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global 3D and visual technology licensor RealD Inc. (NYS: RLD) and Cinemex, Mexico's second largest cinema exhibitor and the sixth largest cinema exhibitor in the world, today announced a 10-year agreement that will make RealD the exclusive circuit-wide 3D technology provider for Cinemex. The agreement calls for approximately 700 auditoriums across the Cinemex circuit in Mexico to be equipped with RealD 3D technology, including the removal of approximately 540 alternative 3D systems that w…

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