Way of the Future

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What's past is past.
When an actor signs on to commit to a particular film, they don't anticipate that they'll be dead before the contract is up. Hollywood stars are people too, and the grim reaper waits for no one. When an actor passes on, that'... read feature

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Transcendence Trailer

First trailer for Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp


Dec 23
When I posted the teasers a few days ago, I wondered why Transcendence hadn't been on my radar until then. It promised a neat film about a man who bonds with a super intelligence and goes all Skynet on everyone. But with the... read
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C.R.E.A.M

Avatar sequels will have underwater performance capture


Sure okay whatever.
Apr 10
You know how the first Avatar was just Dances With Wolves but with blue folks? Avatar 2 (and eventually 3 because money) will be more like another Costner film, Waterworld. In one of those decisions brought on by "hey we... read
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Iron Man editor develops iPad editing app


Feb 19
Dan Lebental, editor of the Iron Man series, apparently misses touching real film while he is editing. So he has been developing an application for the iPad called TouchEdit which will bring us a step back closer to the simpl... read
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Flix for Short: The Future


Feb 06
The Future, a short animated film by Alex Goddard, simply asks "want to see the future"? It's an extremely brisk, mesmerizing, almost cutesy, but it's damn great. Essentially everything hovers. I want that Hover Nose.  [via Alex Goddard] read
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Flix for Short: True Skin


Oct 11
True Skin, brought to you by Stephan Zlotescu and production company N1ON, is sort of a mix of Deux Ex: Human Revolution and a natural progression of the philosophy behind Gattaca. This awesome short film takes pla... read
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New Apple patent could keep you from theater texting


Aug 30
As I said before, people who text or use their phones in theaters are jerks. I didn't just pay like a billion dollars just to hear about your grandmother's arthritis. Thankfully, that may all change.  Apple had a patent ... read
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Glasses-free 3D movies may come sooner than you think


Aug 22
Do you hate those horrible 3D glasses you need to watch movies in theaters? Of course you do. You're human. They're especially heinous for anyone who tries to wear regular glasses underneath. Have you ever gotten a seat in a ... read
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We're at it at last. The final death throws of the physical medium known as film. With every passing day another nail is hammered into celluloid's coffin as the steady whir of a theater projector in the back of the theater fa... read feature

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If you follow me outside of Flixist, you no doubt saw an article I linked to yesterday from LA Weekly. The article detailed the decline of widespread industry use of 35mm film and forcing digital into the lives of flimmakers ... read feature

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On Tuesday, I went to see The Hunger Games with my younger sister. Because the IMAX Theater near our house has a special price on Tuesdays, we elected to see it that way. And why not? If you’re going to go for a theater... read feature

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Prometheus viral marketing set to kick off at TED 2023


Feb 28
I don't watch TED talks as much as I'd like to. Sometimes they run a bit long, and I have many things to do and not enough time to do them. Sometimes, though, they're short enough that I can watch them during my snack break.... read
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Doug Trumbull thinks 48fps is for babies, shoots at 120


Nov 15
Much earlier in the year, we brought you news that director Doug Trumbull would be joining the likes of James Cameron and Peter Jackson into the new era of shooting at 48 frames per second (or perhaps even 60). As it turns ou... read
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Martin Scorsese predicts holograms, lightsabers


Nov 08
I'm in the school of thought that 3D won't go too much further. Sure, I think it'll enjoy some popularity for a while longer, and I don't think it'll entirely disappear, but in most cases, it's just a gimmick to throw a few e... read