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Robert Downey Jr May Star in Cuaron’s 3D Film “Gravity”

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Robert Downey Jr is negotiating a deal to star in Gravity, the 3D space film directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures will co-finance the film. Cuaron wrote the script with his son, Jonas. Downey will play the leader of a team posted at a remote space station. While he and a female colleague are traveling outside the space station, the other team members are decimated by debris from an exploded satellite.

Downey was drawn to the chance to work with Cuaron, the director of Children of Men and Y tu mama tambien. Downey will shoot the film in London this summer.

Posted: March 16th, 2010
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How To Avoid Headaches While Watching 3D Movies and 3DTV

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Movie site Shadow Locked has prepared a simple guide to avoid getting a headache when you go see a 3D movie.

Most importantly, you should understand why you get the headache in the first place. In traditional 2D movies, the out of focus areas of a scene often have coll little details and info in them that we’ve been conditioned to look at, the action occurring behind the hero, etc. When parts of the picture appear 3D to us, our simple monkey brain gets confused when we try to look at the background details and the background fails to come into focus.

So how do you avoid that 3D headache? Teach your brain to unlearn your experience with 2D movies and stay focused to the in-focus action. When watching a 3D movie, whatever is right in front of you and in-focus is what you want to be paying attention to—focusing on the background details for too long triggers headaches and disorientation.

Thanks Shadowlocked!

Posted: March 12th, 2010
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James Cameron Calls 3DTV “The Future”

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So…it must be true!!

Avatar director and King of the World James Cameron has heralded 3D TV as ‘the future’ as he helped launch a range of 3DTV sets at a launch in New York of Samsung 3D sets. He told the crowd: ‘You will all remember that you were here, in Times Square, for the launch of the television of the future.’

Bill Moir, head of marketing at electrical specialist Comet said: ‘Our first 3DTVs will be available to pre-order online from the end of March and available in stores in April. “”We’ve already seen a lot of demand for the new technology. Thousands of customers have already registered their details online with us to receive more information about 3DTV ahead of the UK launch.” Experts predict that within five years every full-size television will have 3D capability.

Posted: March 12th, 2010
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Avatar Goes “4D” In Korea

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Sound too good to be true? Of course it is.

The 4D screening of Avatar uses more than 30 effects during the 3D film’s 162 minute run, including moving seats, the smoky smells of explosives, sprinkling water, laser lights and wind. “We (started to) prepared the ‘Avatar’ 4D ride last summer,” says Tom Oh, president of 20th Century Fox Korea.

Korea’s leading multiplex chain, CJ-CGV, began 4D shows last year in one 88-seat theater, with “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” But with the success of “Avatar,” CJ-CGV opened three more “4D plexes.” Ten films have been shown with 4D effects designed by CJ-CGV’s 4D programmer over the last year. Exhib has more 4D titles on tap, including the upcoming “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.”

Why this phenomenon hasn’t started sprouted up in North America is a mystery. Maybe the American audiences aren’t interested in getting wet while they eat their extra large buckets of popcorn.

Posted: February 25th, 2010
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Top Ten Movies We’d Like To See In 3D

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1. The Matrix – It was hard to choose between the Matrix and the original Star Wars films because it was a battle between head and heart. The kid in me would love to have that blown-away feeling of Star Wars be re-created by the magic of 3D – but the cynical adult in me knows that George Lucas will probably be douching up the classic movies even more in order to 3D-ify them – and that makes me sad. So I give spot number one to the movie that blew my adult mind – The Matrix.

2. Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
– See above.

3. The Fifth Element – The colors and imagery in this film were stunning, and the film holds up to the test of time. Over a decade later and the movie still looks great. A 3D treatment would make this film barf rainbows all over an excited audience.

4. Aliens – This one would be a real exercise in 3D trickery, because its so darkly lit. That said, Giger’s aliens would be incredible in the 3D format, and you know Jim Cameron must be dying to go back to all his films and see what he can improve with the immersive tech.

5. Pixar Classics – I considered The Incredibles first, but then as I started to remember how amazing Finding Nemo was, and how beautiful it would look in 3D – I decided to make Pixar its own category. With an upgrade cost of 5M a film, Pixar should be able to handle their catalogue getting the upgrade – everyone on Earth would go see the films again in the theater.

6. The Shining – All those incredible steadicam shots would look insane in 3D. Also, it would be a crime to leave “Here’s Johnny” out of this list. That axe scene is screaming for 3D-ification.

7. The Lord Of The Rings – I love these films, so a chance to see them again, in a different format, would be awesome. I’d like to see the 3D glasses technology improve a little before committing to the entire trilogy in 3D – I’m not sure my poor eyes could handle 10 hours at this point.

8. Star Trek
– The new one from JJ. This spectacular sci-fi action-fest was one of my favorite movies last year, and it’s brightness and color would be perfectly showcased by the 3D treatment.

9. Contact – If for anything, I nominate Contact for the last 25 minutes of the film. Ellie’s journey through the wormhole and her meeting with the alien on the blacklit beach are fantastic, and would look even more gorgeous in three dimensions.

10. 2001 – A Space Odyssey – Many will say that this film is too slow to be given a 3D treatment, but I say that Kubrick made the ultimate sci-fi film, and that it would look stunning in 3D. I bet even Kubrick would like the idea. A bold statement, but one I believe to be true.

Posted: February 8th, 2010
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2010 3D Movies – Full List

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Beauty and the Beast 3D – Release date: 12th February 2010
Alice in Wonderland 3D – Release date: 5th March 2010
How to Train Your Dragon 3D – Release date: 26th March 2010
Shrek Forever After 3D – Release date: 21st May 2010
Toy Story 3 3D -Release date: 18th June 2010
Toy Story 3 3D – Release date: 18th June 2010
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore – Release date: 30th July 2010
Step Up 3D – Release date: 13th August 2010
Guardians of Ga’hoole – Release date: 24th September 2010
Alpha and Omega – Release date: 1st October 2010
OoberMind – Release date: 5th November 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Release date: 15th November 2010
Rapunzel – Release date: December 2010
The Smurfs 3D – Release date: 17th December 2010
Tron 2 3D – Release date: Late 2010
Here Be Monsters – Release date: Late 2010

Posted: February 8th, 2010
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Upcoming Harry Potter Movies Will Be 3D

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Warner Bros. will release the next two “Harry Potter” films in 3D. This is no surprise, considering the huge impact that “Avatar” has made in the movie universe. Studio executives have been looking at future film slates for opportunities to expand forays into 3D releasing. Warner has been testing footage from its upcoming “Clash of the Titans” and the tests have gone so well that the studio has decided to release not only “Titans” but also the two-part “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in 3D.

Conversion expenses have been gradually decreasing, so each film will cost just $5 million to change into 3D. Warner also will take on an additional $5 million expense per picture to pay for 3D glasses for exhibitors handling the movies.

Posted: February 1st, 2010
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