Pixar returns to theaters in a big way this week with Lightyear, the Angus MacLane-directed origin story of everybody’s favourite space ranger. This is the movie, we are told, that Toy Story’s Andy would have seen. To nobody’s surprise, Lightyear is powerfully animated. Scenes of… Read More »Review: ‘Lightyear’ is a Sci-Fi Ride Made for the Big Screen
This week while the rest of the world helped drive Disney’s The Lion King to a kingly $543.6 million global total at the box office, I watched the movie in a 4DX theater, courtesy a pair of complimentary media tickets. I wasn’t alone, the theater… Read More »Disney’s The Lion King in 4DX Review
Disney Theatrical Productions has joined forces with Fathom Events to bring the Tony Award-winning musical Newsies to a cinema near you in early 2017. Even if you’ve seen the road tour, this is a spectacular chance to see some of the original Broadway cast perform… Read More »Disney’s Broadway smash Newsies will have special cinema showing in 2017
The LATimes.com’s Ben Fritz reports “3-D Starting to Look Flat at the Box Office“. The ratio of grosses in theaters with 3-D screens to those that are 2-D only has declined significantly and fairly consistently since “My Bloody Valentine,” the first film this year to… Read More »Is 3-D Cinema Failing Again?
Here’s a perfect opportunity for all you readers in the Los Angeles area to get some quality film education and take in a rarely seen film from Disney’s vault at the same time. The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque (AC) will… Read More »Special showing of Disney’s “The Island at the Top of the World” to honor Peter Ellenshaw
Cinema Interruptus is the analysis of a film “one shot at a time” as described by Roger Ebert in his latest column. It’s incrediblyly information rich, as you can tell. visual compositions have “intrinsic weighting.” By that I believe he means that certain areas of… Read More »Cinema Interruptus by Roger Ebert
And March will get a boost a big movie month. Josh Friedman reports in the Los Angeles Times that DreamWorks Animation, which has its films distributed by Viacom’s Paramount, is moving the release of "Monsters vs. Aliens" up to March 27, 2009 to give it some time on the limted number of 3-D screens before… Read More »May 2009 3-D Film War Averted
Two pieces of movie news in today’s Los Angeles Times caught my attention. Lorenza Muñoz explores the coming competition for the biggest 3-D movie in 2009 between News Corp’s 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation for Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer movie season in the U.S. DreamWorks’ "Monsters vs. Aliens" will… Read More »Movie News: 3-D and a New Studio