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Movie Review: 3-D Auteurs

Robert Brenner | Posted 11.08.2016 | New York
Robert Brenner

Ah, 3-D! It always seemed more like a gimmick than a true breakthrough in movie making technology. It was first introduced in the 1950s to beat back t...

Gravity: A Triumph for Women, Science, and 3D Cinema

Govindini Murty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

It's truly refreshing that Sandra Bullock's character, Dr. Ryan Carter, is depicted in Gravity as an intelligent professional.

The 3D Musketeers

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.15.2011 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

The 3D steampunk version of The Three Musketeers is opening October 21, with Orlando Bloom and Matthew Macfadyen. It looks wild and wonderful and may...

Is "High-Def" Technology Ruining the Look of Classic Films?

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This 63-year-old feature looked almost as if it had been shot last week. I was intensely aware of Moira Shearer's heavy make-up and could literally see Anton Walbrook's pores. It was fascinating, hypnotic, but also more than a little distracting.

Life's Just a Comic Book: Thor, and Hollywood's Monetization of Mediocrity

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This weekend's release reflects the industry's increasing reliance on that forbidden joy of my childhood -- the comic book -- to justify its existence. But many of the nation's critics readily drank the Thor Kool-Aid.

Are Movie Theatres an Endangered Species?

John Farr | Posted 06.02.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

If Hollywood continues down its path of churning out tired remakes and franchise entries, they will sacrifice huge swaths of the movie-going public.

"Clash of the Titans": Stick with the Original

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wajahat Ali

The big budget remake of "Clash of the Titans" opens this weekend with a polished trailer promising many thrilling, CG-created actions scenes, and 3-D effects. Sadly, none of this superficial eye candy makes the movie entertaining.

Burton's Alice in Wonderland Walks in the Footprints of Five Women Named Alice

Leslie Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leslie Grossman

It's exciting to see a girl portrayed in all her femininity, show courage and chutzpa, and has as the Mad Hatter calls it -- muchness.

Will 3-D Kill the Indie Film?

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeff Steele

indie films are competing for distribution and exhibition screens with big budget studio movies and those movies are benefiting from nifty advances in technology; primarily, innovations in 3-D.

Tim Burton & Johnny Depp In Step With Alice in Wonderland

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are almost the Tweedledee and Tweedledum of fantasy filmmaking. In a shambling press conference, the two spoke about their enduring relationship and more.

Studios Battle Over 3-D Screens: Are There Enough For 'Dragon,' 'Titans,' 'Alice?'

LA Times | Richard Verrier and Ben Fritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paramount Pictures is using high-pressure tactics against theaters to book DreamWorks Animation's upcoming big-budget 3-D film, "How to Train Your Dra...

Huff Post review - Alice in Wonderland: The 3D IMAX Experience (2010)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Make no mistake, Alice in Wonderland is easily Tim Burton's worst film since Planet of the Apes, and its failures bring into question just what kind of filmmaker he wants to be in the next phase of his career.

Pixar Throws Down, with Up

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Snyder

Fifteen years since the release of Toy Story, Pixar has made it very clear that they would like to be considered a movie studio in the classic sense: their films all seem to illustrate a singular creative perspective.

Eye Can't See 3-D

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

This is very hard so I hope you'll allow me a stumble or two. I've never actually admitted this in public. Deep breath. Okay. Here I go. I can't see 3-D.

Action, Porn Film Industries Excited For 3D Developments | Richard Siklos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In fact, demos of live 3-D have been quietly gaining buzz around the TV world: Last year both the NBA All-Star game and a Dallas Mavericks game were b...

3-D Epic "Beowulf" Aims To Score With Adults

Los Angeles Times | Josh Friedman, Lorenza Muñoz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Movie ticket sales are flat, but Hollywood thinks a sword-wielding Nordic warrior seduced by Angelina Jolie in 3-D can pump them up. Loosely drawn fr...