NATO Reports Declining Ticket Prices

In Technorati Media’s “State of the Blogosphere 2011” report it is noted that the number one influencer of bloggers, whether professionals or hobbyists, is other blogs. Over 60% of all bloggers surveyed say they look to other blogs to find…

Katzenberg Discouraged Over Decline Of 3D

[/caption] There has been no greater champion of 3D than Dreamworks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg. Except maybe filmmaker James Cameron, there have been few, if any, industry cheerleaders as vocal about 3D than Katzenberg. As far back as 2007, Katzenberg…

Did Sony Leak The Red-Band Trailer For ‘Dragon Tattoo’?

Over the weekend the Internet lit up with news about a pirated version of the red-band trailer for the English language remake of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. It wasn’t long before speculation arose that Sony Pictures, the distributor…

First Run Movies Headed Into The Home At Premium Prices

The debate over motion picture release windows heated up again last week as two studios spoke openly about their plans for allowing limited home viewing of movies shortly after their theatrical opening. In addition, news came of a pricey new…

Will “Clash” Unleash A Titanic Backlash Against 3D?

“Release the Kraken,” Liam Neeson’s Zeus commands in the WB’s “Clash of the Titans” re-make, but Hollywood should be more concerned that the film itself might release a backlash against the 3D format. There are several indicators that point to…

THR bemoans the loss of film critics

Many good films are suffering at the box office because newspapers are doing away with film critics, according to the Hollywood Reporter: Reviews from established media outlets are the only reason many low-budget films make it to theaters today, because…

A Hannah Montana in your lap and a Miley Cyrus in your arms!

…was the tag-line that Disney sadly chose not to use for the digital 3D release of the concert film ‘Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour’ [Surely in questionable taste, given the target demographic? -Ed.]. Beating the digital…

Beowulf Spells Bad News For Digital 3D Business

‘Beowulf’, the first ‘grown-up’ digital 3D release, is out and while it conquered the box office and heaps were praised on the 3D animation, the underlying numbers spell bad news for digital 3D. There’s been an avalanche of press releases,…

IMAX goes for digital cinema and 3D in 4K

Large format (LF) exhibitor IMAX is slowly pulling the curtains back on its long-gestating plans for digital cinema and how to hang on to the 3D cinema market segment, just as digital 3D is about to go mainstream with ‘Beowulf‘….

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