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6:00 PM on 10.28.2014

Divergent sequel Insurgent to be in 3D

It's hard to think about anything else than how much Marvel is rocking our faces right now, but remember Lionsgate does enjoy monopolizing the YA movie scene. Hunger Games may be dominant, but Divergent did well too...

Matthew Razak


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Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




12:00 PM on 09.19.2014

Here's a stunning first look at the CG animated Popeye

If you were at all worried about the state of Genndy Tartakovsky's (the man who brought us Hotel Transylvania, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack) take on Popeye, there's no need to worry anymore. Although this first foot...

Nick Valdez



Review: Argento's Dracula 3D photo
Review: Argento's Dracula 3D
by Hubert Vigilla

There was a time when "directed by Dario Argento" meant something wonderful. There'd be wild visual play, inventive deaths, remarkable set pieces, and a memorable score by Goblin (or at least Goblin frontman Claudio Simonetti). Classic Argento operates with the logic and the energy of a fever dream, and even today I enjoy the reckless bravura in movies like Suspiria, Inferno, Tenebre, Opera, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, and, still my favorite, Deep Red.

But the maestro is no more. Dracula 3D is worse than his 1998 version of Phantom of the Opera. It's just more confirmation that Argento's best years (or even watchable years) are far behind him. Not even Rutger Hauer can save this movie; it appears Argento was bitten by the dreaded Count Hack-ula.

You just read that in Gene Shalit's voice.

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12:00 PM on 09.03.2013

See The Wizard of Oz 3D early and free

The Wizard of Oz, you say? But I've seen that a bajillion times. Yes, that may be true, but have you seen it in 3D and the big screen all digitally remastered? No, because that would be impossible until now since it was never...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 06.04.2013

Wizard of Oz getting 3D re-release

It's hard to imagine how stunning The Wizard of Oz must have been to someone seeing it on the big scree 75 years ago. The incredible color and spectacle weren't really matched back then, but for a modern audience seeing the c...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 04.04.2013

Review: Jurassic Park 3D

It's in 3D! It's like the Jurassic Park you have at home on DVD or Blu-ray, but with more depth. You also have to wear glasses or else it's just blurry Jurassic Park. Also, the dinosaurs win. At the end there's just a bloody pile of human body parts with the raptors standing over them laugh maniacally. Yea, they learn to open doors and laugh maniacally. 

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 02.19.2013

Rumor: Dr. No coming to IMAX 3D

Through a convoluted series of events it appears that James Bond's first on screen adventure, Dr. No, will be receiving a 3D IMAX re-release. Blooding Cool was first hinted to the possibility when the Taiwanese Blu-Ray r...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 02.19.2013

Iron Man 3 gets collectible 3D glasses because reasons

So at this point, I assume you've made your decision on whether or not you're going to see Iron Man 3. If you are, are you going to see it in 3D? If you are, maybe you'll get one of these pairs of glasses (which I assume won'...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 02.11.2013

Trailer: Jack the Giant Slayer

This new trailer for Jack the Giant Killer Slayer doesn't look fun at all. It takes the intrinsic whimsy of the original Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale and turns it into something gritty, and action-y. Sure it's got Obi W...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 02.11.2013

Monsters University releases extended preview

Pixar have released this new fangled-video guffin containing some new slick footage from the delicious and nutritious Monsters University (June 20). The clip shows cartoon representations of all of Pixar's stuff before ...

Nathan Hardisty

2:00 PM on 01.29.2013

No more 3D Star Wars prequels

So instead of trying to milk more money out of the Star Wars fans, Disney wants to work on “rebooting the franchise” with the new trilogy. Not surprisingly this comes from how underwhelming the box office performa...

Logan Otremba





8:00 PM on 01.22.2013

Iron Man 3 gets IMAX 3D release date

So it seems like IMAX 3D is a big thing this year, especially with potentially big blockbuster movies. Another big movie releasing this year, Iron Man 3, will be coming to IMAX 3D. Here’s where it gets a little differen...

Logan Otremba

6:00 PM on 01.09.2013

Jurassic Park 3D re-release in IMAX for one week only

Universal Pictures and IMAX have announced today that they will have a one-week run of director Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park in IMAX 3D starting April 5th. This will coincide with Jurassic Park 3D wide release also ...

Logan Otremba



Review: Texas Chainsaw 3D photo
Review: Texas Chainsaw 3D
by Sean Walsh

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has certainly had its ups and downs. The original film shocked a nation with its brutality when it exploded onto the scene in 1974, but the three that followed were a lot more goofy than scary, what with Leatherface dueling Dennis Hopper in a chainsaw sword fight to the death and Matthew Mcconaughey's crazy eyes and his cyborg leg. The remake and its prequel were both pretty okay (due, in my humble opinion, largely to R. Lee Ermey).

So what do you do with a franchise with such a spotty history? Why not make a sequel set in the original film's continuity, ignoring the others altogether, Superman Returns style? Might as well give that a shot. Now, whether it works or not, that's a different story...

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1:00 PM on 12.07.2012

List of theaters w/ the Star Trek Into Darkness prologue

We had our first taste of Star Trek Into Darkness this week, but we'll be getting much more next week. A nine-minute prologue for the film is attached to IMAX screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (Non-IMAX Hobbit ...

Hubert Vigilla

1:00 PM on 12.05.2012

Dreamworks to lose $50M for Rise of the Guardians failure

Regardless of having to only compete with Wreck It-Ralph for children's attention, Rise of the Guardians had a weak opening weekend, losing out to Twilight 5. This paltry performance apparently didn't get any better since, ac...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 11.21.2012

Independence Day not being re-released in 3D after all

With sequels reportedly on the way, Fox has surprisingly opted to shelve a 3D re-release of 1996 alien invasion blockbuster Independence Day, which had been set for release on July 3rd 2013. No word has been given on any reas...

Xander Markham

6:00 PM on 11.08.2012

Trailer: Jurassic Park 3-D

Yesterday we were given the poster, and today we get the trailer. I probably find all of this irrationally exciting considering that the promos are for a movie that's twenty years old, but I really am genuinely&nbs...

Thor Latham

11:00 AM on 11.08.2012

Man of Steel will release in IMAX and 3D because money

I wish there was more I could say about the situation, but the headline pretty much says it all. Man of Steel, with its "naturalism" and rubber toy Zod, will release in IMAX, 3D, 2D, Smell-O-Vision, Vita-Scope, and Laserdisc ...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 11.07.2012

Official poster for 3D re-release of Jurassic Park

Look, I know 3D and re-releases are a racket that Hollywood runs and the rest of us just go along with it unwillingly like the fools we are, but I want to be honest with you guys about this: I am seriously excited about seein...

Thor Latham

5:00 PM on 11.07.2012

These new Rise of the Guardians posters are not that bad

Dreamworks Animation has just dropped a couple of "new" character poster images for the upcoming Rise of the Guardians releasing in a few weeks. These posters are essentially the same as the posters release some time ago ...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 11.07.2012

Trailer: Escape From Planet Earth

The weirdest thing about this trailer for Escape From Planet Earth had to have been the product placement. For one, one of the scenes revolves around Gary (the alien guy played by Rob Corddry (!)) getting a brain freeze ...

Nick Valdez