5 Movies to watch for in IMAX 3-D

posted by moviebuff82 on December 31, 2009 at 7:51 am

Check out this article at MovieTickets.com that discusses some of the current and upcoming major IMAX-3D releases.

Comments (14)

markp on December 31, 2009 at 11:21 am

I could care less. No offense, but I always have been, and always will be a FILM man, and have no interest in this digital 3-D crap.

moviebuff82 on December 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Maybe if they bring back film 3-d (last major movies to be shown in analog 3-d was spy kids 3-d and sharkboy and lavagirl 3-d)…digital 3d is easier on the eyes than old 3-d.

PeterApruzzese on December 31, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Digital 3-D uses polarization, the same as the ‘old analog 3-D’ did, which includes all of the 1950s 3D films and the early 80s films. Spy Kids and Sharkboy weren’t in polarized 3D, thedy were in comic book anaglyph 3D. ‘Old 3D’ is just as impressive as digital 3D is shown properly.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on January 1, 2010 at 10:44 am

I tip my hat off to movie534. I’ve stated this before: FILM is for the theatres; VIDEO is for television. Why can’t these studio and theatre chain executives figure this out? Imagine LAWRENCE OF ARABIA shot on video. They claim that digital will save money. Oh my, are film studios strapped for cash after a record-breaking 2009? Yeah, they’ll save money alright, but the moviegoers will be paying exactly the same, if not more.

markp on January 3, 2010 at 5:23 am

Thank you and Happy New Year timoneill. One of my biggest problems is this. The theatre I work at, where the owner (an independant) spent upwards of $450,000.00 in March ‘09 to put in this crap, then tells me last week, they already stopped making it and are making a different model and version. As he stated to me, his film projectors have been around forever, with only the occasional gear going bad. Maybe the only thing that changed was the color of the paint. He hasn’t even had this stuff for 1 year, and already changes. Maybe the film companies will save money. But the theatres sure won’t.

markp on January 3, 2010 at 5:25 am

Oh, and just to add, it was for 3 screens, and he said the new model cannot interchange with the old model, meaning that if something goes wrong with his, he will have to buy all new.

MPol on January 3, 2010 at 7:21 am

I tend to side with movie534 somewhat on this one. While I occasionally welcome a new movie, I tend to agree with the idea that movie films are for theatres, and good movies don’t need 3-D added to them to make them worth seeing.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on January 3, 2010 at 10:35 am

What I don’t understand are the real FILMmakers. Why don’t they get involved and speak out against digital projection? Quentin Tarantino told Roger Ebert in an interview that he will never shoot on digital. Steven Spielberg once said that he will shoot on film until they shut down the last film lab. Oliver Stone supposedly told George Lucas that he will be remembered as the man who destroyed cinema. Most movies that come out of Hollywood are still shot on 35mm film. Heck, there are still some movies shot on 16mm. Why does this world we live in want to give up on one of the great art forms of all time?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Although I am not a film purist I think you should try this test:

Watch “BEN-HUR” followed by “GLADIATOR”.

After a couple of weeks think back at the two films.

What I found was that the “BEN-HUR” footage registered as if it was historical footage while the “GLADIATOR” images appear in recollection like they were from some second rate video game.

I think that is the effect of film vs digital. This example also highlights how CGI effects fail to pack the wallop of even the cheesiest “BEN-HUR” special effects.

Giles on January 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm

given all these movies are being also shown on standard 3D equipped theatres (sans Eclipse)why bother??

MPol on January 5, 2010 at 7:20 pm

When I saw The Dark Knight a year and a half ago, when it first came out, I saw it in a regular theatre, with no 3D added to it. I enjoyed the film immensely, and I thought that “Dark Knight” was
well enough done so that 3D wasn’t necessary.

KramSacul on January 6, 2010 at 2:23 am

Typical gloom and doom. I enjoy watching films in 3-D, 2-D, film, and digital.

Giles on January 6, 2010 at 8:23 pm

MPol: uh, ‘The Dark Knight’ was not shot or projected in 3D – it was though shot in IMAX for select scenes but I assume you know that fact

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