Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away is enthralling, entrancing, mesmerizing (pick any one; or all of the above) experience.
For those of us who can’t afford hundreds of dollars for a live Cirque Du Soleil performance, this looks like the best possible alternative. Breathtaking stuff…
This week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we dive into a whole slew of preview reviews as we look at a trio of films gearing up for release later this year: The Campaign, a political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifinikas, Argo, a historical thriller about the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, and Gangster Squad, a cop/mob actioneer set in 1960s Los Angeles starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Sean Penn.
From there, even though the GeekScholars wanted to go see The Avengers for a 2nd, and in some cases, 3rd time, GeekScholars Jill and Fox headed to the theaters to give the gothic soap opera adaptation, Dark Shadows, a quick peek, so listen in to hear what they had to say about it. After that we have some quickies including news about James Cameron,Prometheus, Red 2, and Kick-Ass 2.
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Near, far, my heart will go on…. I’m sure a million reviews of the re-release of Titanic will start off this way. Hope I did not disappoint. Fifteen years ago I was alone on my island as hating this movie. My litmus test for new writers was – did you like Titanic? To paraphrase the end of the movie, “15 years ago, I didn’t let Titanic into my heart, now I get it.” Damn it, a couple of drops of wet water mysteriously came from my eyes. This is the most pointless 3D gloss-overs I’ve seen in awhile. They did not even restore the print; just slapped some crummy post converted 3D on and called it a day. There is not a single moment in the movie where I went; “Yes this is a great use of 3D.
If you are an avid fan of James Cameron’s epic film Titanic, you might just be able to glom onto some cool Titanic 3D swag by taking in the fan sneak preview event that’s planned for April 2nd [Canada] and 3rd [US].
Details follow the jump.
Long after its theatrical run has ended, James Cameron’s Avatar is having an impact on world. The Earth Day Network and 17 Partner Organizations have exceeded global reforestation goals for the Avatar Home Tree Initiative – planting more a million trees, on six continents.
Details on this achievement – reached through the efforts of Earth Day Network, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Avatar – and what it means, globally, follow the jump.
As promised, a bells & whistles release of James Cameron’s AVATAR will be in stores just in time for the holiday season. AVATAR: Extended Collector’s Edition [3-Disc Blu-ray, 3-Disc DVD] hits store shelves on November 16th. This edition includes three versions of the film [theatrical, extended theatrical and Collector’s Extended Cut] and two audio tracks [original and Family Audio Track – no objectionable language] – plus a swak of bonus features.
Details follow the jump.
Even for those of us who haven’t yet made the switch to Blu-ray and HDTV, Avatar, James Cameron’s half-a-billion-dollar extravaganza makes for one entertaining evening on old-fashioned DVD.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today that it will launch director James Cameron’s history-making motion picture AVATAR on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on Thursday, April 22.
Friday evening [7:30/6:30C], Fox Movie Channel will premiere a half-hour special AVATAR: Creating the World of Pandora. With James Cameron’s colossal [literally] film poised to equal or best Titanic’s box office, perhaps now is the perfect time to take a look at what was required to create an entire world, from the ground up, in 3D.
I’ve just returned from an alien world. That’s what it feels like after seeing Avatar.
I’ve heard all the negative buzz: it’s Dances With Wolves in CG [really? You consider that a Bad Thing?]; some of the dialogue is clunky [I prefer blunt and to the point, but, well…]; it’s a crossover combining too many genres – a boy’s adventure; epic romance; action flick; a melding of both science fiction and fantasy; an eco-fable [someone forgot to mention that they are blended together seamlessly]; and on and on…
I don’t care.
Let me repeat that for you: I. don’t. care.
Avatar blew me through the back of my seat. And a quick check of the numbers at both rottentomatoes.com and MetaCritic.com overwhelmingly agree – James Cameron set out to make the biggest, baddest, entertainingest movie the world has ever seen, and he pretty much delivered.