Spoilers abound below—for a concert film!
The EDM-focused Sahara tent is twice as tall this year, and much wider and longer too. It's now roughly the size of an airplane hanger. The arched mega-tent is not just a dubstep paradise, but a behemoth of truss and LED panels. The visuals are otherworldly, with kaleidoscopic light and graphic disp ... More >>
MacGillivray Freeman Films, the Laguna Beach-based maker of large-format documentaries that lean toward capturing beautiful nature scenes, has reached an agreement with IMAX to jointly finance, market and distribute four films. Up first under the deal is a film set in the exotic cluster of Indonesia ... More >>
First, it was a documentary from MacGillivray Freeman Films winning awards.Now, it's the campaign that sprang the Laguna Beach company's film To the Arctic that is taking honors.
To the Arctic, MacGillivray Freeman Films' breathtaking 3D IMAX documentary about living beings dealing with climate change at the top of the world, recently won two top prizes at the 2012 Giant Screen Cinema Association Achievement Awards.Produced and directed by the Laguna Beach company's co-found ... More >>
Still joyously disreputable, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' comes to IMAX
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After witnessing a polar bear mother protect her two cubs--in 3D--from dangers posed by ever-changing elements in the Arctic wilderness, To the Arctic narrator Meryl Streep suggests that mankind do a better job of mothering the region's wildlife by doing what we can to slow down glaciers and ice fie ... More >>
Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films in Laguna Beach shares his life story tonight at a Laguna Canyon Conservancy fundraiser. Besides his company's many achievements--which include two Oscar nominations, the highest-grossing large-screen format film of all time (Everest) and $1 billion ... More >>
Via VirginOceanic.comThe Virgin Oceanic ain't sea-ready yet.UPDATED, JULY 22, 4:15 P.M.: The hope to take a submarine to the five deepest depths of the ocean floor is on hold while the submarine undergoes additional work, according to Newport Beach Patch. The voyage, which was officially annou ... More >>
Motion-capture maternal anxiety in outer space flounders
If you're not sick of all the Tron: Legacy news yet, here's more: On Oct. 28, you can save a spot to watch a 20 minute preview of the much awaited sequel on IMAX 3D by heading over to a special Tron Night website today at 10 a.m.Disney announced the event as the kicker to the ... More >>
Zombies roam the Block of Orange tonight, but this time it is not to feed on the brains of the unwashed at Dave and Buster's.Moviegoers are invited to dust off that zombie outfit in the closet and join the "Zombie Walk to the Block," which leads up to the screening of Resident Evil: Afterlife--an ... More >>
Today marks the inception of a new IMAX theater in Orange County.So, what better place is there to open Inception: The IMAX Experience.Christopher Nolan's dreamy sci-fi thriller, which stars Leonardo Di Caprio, opens at 10:50 a.m. on the new IMAX screen at AMC 30 at The Block at Orange.
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Jeff HornbakerNine-time world championship surfer Kelly Slater is gracing the giant IMAX screen with an educational and thrilling 3-D surf ride, in The Ultimate Wave Tahiti. The three year project directed by Stephen Low uses the same technology as box office mega hit Avatar to take its viewers t ... More >>
Edwin GoeiSaw this on sale at Costco this weekend and it was so thick with irony, I could not resist taking a picture. To me it seems like the worst case of brand dilution since what California Adventure has meant for Disney theme parks; but even more so. I suppose it's about the only option f ... More >>
The publicists for STEEP seemed rather anxious for me to write about it, though I'm not entirely sure why – it's not my kind of film at all. I offer that as a caveat, in anticipation of those who will tell me that I just don't get it, because in some ways, I don't. I find it amusing that once upon ... More >>
No doubt some readers recall my description of the Beowulf footage shown at Comic-Con, featuring a photo-realistic 3-D naked Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mother. While you won't see that exact footage until the film comes out later this fall, you can get a glimpse of all of Jolie, and much more, in ... More >>
Or, How I learned to stop worrying and love sleep deprivation, huge crowds and wonderful toys
It's not clear how aware the rest of the world is of the new Beowulf movie, but it's quite the huge deal here. Coming out in November in 3-D, 3-D IMAX, and plain old regular (not the way to see it if you can help it), this is a performance-capture animated film, a la Polar Express. I'm going to ass ... More >>
You probably thought I was going to say Harry Potter, and I thought so too, until about 2 a.m. last night. The new Harry Potter's fine -- better than fine, if you catch it in IMAX and see the 20 climactic minutes in 3-D. But it's also wildly inconsistent, with some scenes being really nicely direc ... More >>
New Potter mines the depths of adolescent angst
It's not quite what you expect to see at the beach. A circle of 25 big black boxes, each 8 feet by 8 feet, with impromptu "boardwalks" inside and outside the perimeter, though passers-by can certainly walk in the sand if they choose. Embedded in the boxes are photos depicting frozen moments in extre ... More >>
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Local nature filmmaker fixed his lens on Louisiana wetlands. Then along came Katrina...
Becket; Constellation; Hurricane on the Bayou; The Messengers
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In 1969, the Argonaut carried the youngest crew in history to victory in the Transpacific Yacht Race. In next year's race, Disney aims to change history. Through the Morning Light Project and Pacific High Productions, Disney has a threefold mission: 1) assemble the youngest, most diverse team the ra ... More >>
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