Peanuts, a family favorite of young and old alike first ran as an American syndicated comic strip beginning October 2 1950 until February 13, 2000. Recently announced the cast of Peanuts will be coming to the big screen sometime in 2015. The iconic 3D animation will hit the big screens in the USA around November 2015. Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the endearing gang created by the late talented Charles Schulz will be directed by Steve Martino. Writing credits go to Bryan Schulz, Charles Schulz, Craig Schulz and Cornelius Uliano. Check out the trailer and a couple images courtesy of 20th Century Fox Studios, Blue Sky Studios, Peanuts Worldwide.
The upcoming action adventure is going 3D.
The Need for Speed (NFS) movie is based on the most successful racing video game ever produced. The Need for Speed movie is directed by Scott Waugh and and stars Arron Paul.
Dreamwork’s and director Scott Waugh are opting for a post 3D conversion via StereoD. With the uptick in box-office revenue from 3D ticket sales and the demand from our fellow 3D fans in China, The topic was tossed around since September 2013 per “SlashFilms interview with director Scott Waugh. Let’s hope Stereo D is able to do a good job worthy of the premium ticket price.
In theaters in the USA on March 14, 2014 2D and 3D.
Part two of Peter Jacksons The Hobbit should bring in an estimate $73million for the opening weekend per Deadline.com
We caught an early sneak peak in Hollywood California at the TLC Chinese theater. The attending crowd reaction was quite positive to the epic 3D action adventure fantasy film.
We were on hand to really check out the 3D which looked pretty good. There were a couple of scenes that need just a little more pop, like the “snowfall” scene. The practical sets were amazing.
There were some moments in the film that I felt would have helped the immersive quality and 3D effect, like the camera placement in relationship to set pieces in the foreground of the scene. Specifically trees and branches, spiny branches close to the lens of a 3D camera with the primary object in the mid or background makes for an amazing 3D picture. I understand there are so many working pieces to the complex puzzle and that set pieces most which are in place prior to the lighting and camera logistics/placement were possibly not an option. For the most part 3D films seems to be getting with better with each new release. We give the films 3D a solid B.
By: Steven D. Ito
2014 is shaping up to be a stellar year for 3D movie fans. Check out these cool images from the upcoming new X-Men: Days of Future Past courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios.
The upcoming Marvel super hero3D action adventure pic is directed by Bryan Singer featuring an all star cast with Jennifer Lawrence (Raven / Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto), Hugh Jackman ( Logan / Wolverine), Anna Paquin (Marie / Rogue), Ellen Paige (Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat) Ian McKellen ( Magneto) and Patrick Stewart (Xavier). The 20th Century Fox and Marvel production opens
May 24 2014 in the USA. Check back for more newly released images, trailers and clips!
By: Steven D. Ito
In preparation for the upcoming December 13th release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros has released two free games available here via our website.
The two free games are courtesy of Warner Bros Interactive, via our friend Marlena Green. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug-“Barrel Escape”
and “Spiders of Mirkwood.
To access each of the free games click on the active links above.
Both games have amazing graphics fun interactive play based on the upcoming Warner Brothers movie
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In the free game “Barrel Escape” users battle raging rapids and fight off gangs of vicious Orcs while trying to avoid capture by
the Elves of Mirkwood.
See if you’re up for the challenge and have the skills and marksmanship to navigate the perils of the river and make it to safety.
In the second free game courtesy of Warner Brothers Interactive “Spiders of Mirkwood” players fight off the Giant Spiders and rescue your Dwarf companions
before it’s too late!
Be sure and check out the official trailer for the Hobbit as well. More on our trailer section as well or visit our Youtube channel.
Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Marketing
Disney’s 3D animated film Frozen, opened this Thanksgiving weekend. Unable to knock out the reigning champ “The Hunger Games-Catching Fire.” Frozen was very well received and should pull down some pretty good number for Disney. The Los Angeles Times reported that as of Saturday November 30th Disney’s Frozen pulled in roughly $28.6 million for a very respectable second place finish behind The Hunger Games Catching Fire.
Check out the in-depth interview with director Jennifer Lee and Producer Peter Del Vecho on the making of Frozen.
Video clip courtesy of Disney studios.
Source: Disney, Los Angeles Times.
Disney’s animated 3D holiday family film opens in the USA on Thanksgiving Day. Take a look at the trailers and film clips in our trailer section or on our youtube channel Nowplaying3D/Youtube.
The film looks great in 2D let’s hope the filmmakers give the film enough of a 3D pop to make it worthwhile to pay the extra bucks and to don the glasses for a couple of hours.
Disney is including a vintage Mickey Mouse short “Get a Horse” which we’re sure will be shown in the third dimension. Disney seems committed to 3D, which is great…but let’s hope they stop making their 3D film so flat.
I’ll report back after the holiday. If you’ve seen it drop us a note and let us know what you think.
Frozen is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee writer credited with (Wreck it Ralph) one of my favorites. Frozen inspired by “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen.
By: Steven D. Ito
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Mr Peabody and Sherman is coming to the big screen in 3D. The american cartoon classic first appeared on television in the late 50′s and 60′s.
Mr Peabody and Sherman are based on characters from the Peabody’s Improbable History segments from the 1960′s animated series The Rock and Bullwinkle Show. The upcoming computer generated 3D animated film will be produced by Dreamworks and is scheduled to be released in theaters in the USA on March 7th 2014. Check back because we’ll be releasing new images from Mr Peabody and Sherman.
By: Steven D. Ito
Thor: The Dark World hits theaters on November 8th 2013.
Check out the story-pod on our home page and watch some film clips on our Trailer page of the soon to be released Thor:The Dark World.
By Steven D. Ito
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris.
Directed By: Alfonso Cuaron
The 3D sci-fi action drama, Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and directed by Alfonso Cuaron opens October 4 2013 in the USA. The storyline follows the journey of a medical engineer and an astronaut who must work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in outer space.
The studios were generous enough to provide some incredible video from the actors, director and key consultants on the making of Gravity. We’ve included a few video clips with this article, to see more behind the scenes video and clips from the movie visit our “Trailer Section” and our “Now Playing 3D®You Tube Channel.”
Conceived with 3D in mind Alfonso Cuaron designed scenes knowing he could add an extra dimension to help enhance the storyline. 3D is such an amazing and powerful tool to have at you disposal if you’re a filmmaker! When used properly you can completely immerse your audience into a particular scene. Looking forward to seeing this in IMAX 3D.
By: Steven D. Ito
Source: Warner Bros.com, EPK.TV
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an upcoming 3D science fiction action film directed by Matt Reeves. The film is scheduled for a July 18, 2014 release. It is the sequel to the 2011 film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The upcoming new pic, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was filmed in 3D, stars Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell.
Official Press Release from 20th Century Fox:
“A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Cesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
Check out the in depth interview with director Matt Reeves on our Youtube Channel and also on our home page under movie trailers. Stay tuned for interviews with Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell.
By: Steven D. Ito
The Future of Entertainment®
Source: 20th Century Fox
Dane Dehaan is a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s roaring live set, as the band performs its most iconic songs for thousands of their fans in the music driven feature film Metallica Through the Never Door.
Photo credit: Courtesy Picturehouse
Metallica will be promoting their upcoming 3D Film “Through the Never” at 2013 Comic-Con. Comic-Con takes place this July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center and all four members will be on hand to discuss their upcoming 3D feature film “Metallica Through the Never.”
The Metallica 3D movie will be released in IMAX theaters on September 27 with adding additional theaters on October 4th. Look for Metallica at Comic-Con on Friday July 19th at 6:30-7:00pm. Be sure and check out Metallica’s Official Trailer here on our website it looks awesome!
You can find it here and also on our Youtube Channel as well.
By: Steven D. Ito
Despicable Me 2 was numer one at the box office over the July 4th weekend. The 3D animated pic produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal earned a healthy $142.1 million over it’s first five days out easily beating out Disney’s The Lone Ranger. The Lone Rangers take for the weekend Friday -Sunday was a dismal $29.3 mil.
Scene: “Properly Inspired”
Scene: “First Morning”
Monster University opens in the USA on June 21st. The 3D animated pic takes a look at Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University.
Early screenings were fairly positive. We’ve added a few scenes for you to look at… more on our NowPlaying3D Youtube Channel.
Brad Pitt in World War Z opens June 21st in 3D! The apocalyptic zombie horror film will be post converted to 3D, reshoots, over budget and over schedule with all the delays and budget overruns…either perfection or another John Carter…let’s hope they get the story and 3D right. Let us know what you think when it comes out. Check out the new trailer just released, the “Online Concert Promo,” for World War Z. Zombies in 3D should be pretty cool. For a cool zombie type horror movie check out director Danny Boyle’s 2002 “28 Days later” an amazing flick, one of my favorite horror movies…would have been awesome in 3D!
Oz the Great and Powerful is now available on 3D Blu Ray. Order your copy here on our site coming soon check back under our 3D Blu Ray heading. Oz the Great and Powerful is one of my favorite 3D films of the year. The 3D was excellent, most of the shots were very well planned out. Foreground, mid and background all seemed to be taken into consideration for the 3D shoot. The film had that immersive fantastical quality to it. One of the top in my book. We’ve included a few video clips from the movie which include a behind the scenes look at the fabulous movie sets and a Blooper Reel. The video “Practical Sets” helps explain the detail Sam Rami was able to captured using real or practical sets instead of having the actors act against green/blue screens. It also helps explain the immersive quality the camera operators were able to capture having actual sets as a
More scenes from the movie are available to watch under our 3D Movie trailer section or Via our NowPlaying3D/Youtube Channel
By: Steven D Ito
The Official new trailer for Thor The Dark World was released this Tuesday. Chris Hemsworth returns in the starring role of Thor, crown prince of Asgard. The prior, Kenneth Branagh directed Thor was one of my favorite action movies of 2011. The Dark World will be directed by Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor. I have to say the 3D in the 2011 released Thor sorta sucked, don’t get me wrong I’m a huge fan and I loved the movie…but come on the 3D was weak. Let’s hope the filmmakers get it right on this one. Based on the recently released trailer there are some pretty cool scenes that will translate extremely well into 3D. More when I get it.
The Baz Luhrmann directed 3D remake of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby will open the 2013 Cannes film festival. The 3D period film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. The Great Gatsby’s was scheduled for release last year but was pushed to May 10, 2013. Filmmakers needed a bit more time to put on the finishing touches. Industry executives are waiting on the sidelines to see how the The Great Gatsby performs in 3D. A few industry folks still think 3D is just for animation, action and fantasy genre films…that’s not the case at all.
Check out the “Battle of Warsaw” in 3D if you get the chance. Battle of Warsaw stars the beautiful Natasza Urbanska, Borys Szyc and Daniel Olbrychski and directed by: Jerzy Hoffman.
If the scenes are captured correctly and designed with 3D in mind, including set design/production design/placement of actors in the foreground-mid and background, a 3D musical or narritive could be an amazing immersive experience.
Let’s hope The Great Gatsby plays well at this year’s Cannes Film Festival!
Penguins 3D a film written and narrated by naturalist and filmmaker David Attenborough will open in US theaters on May 24 2013. The 3D film follows the journey of a young King Penguin as he travels through the Antarctic. In our video clip courtesy of Atlantic Productions and BSKyB the title reads The Penguin King 3D, the films title has changed…the current title is Penguin 3D.
The film wil be available in a number of formats including IMAX, RealD, digital 3D with both a 20-minute version and a 40-minute version. Ok here are a few more choices to confuse the audience…well I understand options are good…both the 20 and 40 minute versions will also be available in both 3D and 2D, 4K and 2K. Penguins 3D was produced by Atlantic Productions in association with BSkyB and U.S. based Galileo productions. Atlantic was also the production company behind Flying Monsters 3D. Ok I haven’t see Flying Monsters 3D but the reviews have been great. I think more 3D filmmakers need to take note of some of the amazing 3D documentary films in the market place from Imax and discovery. I’ll try to compile a list and post when we get caught up.
By: Steven D. Ito
Rising Star Games just announced that “Super Black Bass 3D will be available in North America on April 2nd 2013. Super Black Bass 3D will make full use of Nintendo’s 3DS motion sensor and gyroscope feature. The player will experience game play in 3D while in search of more than 30 different types of fish in various enviroments and in different climates. The upcoming Super Black Bass 3D features multiple game modes including Tournament and Free Mode. Challenge anglers from around the world and domestically in, “Who caught the biggest Bass,” “Who caught the biggest non-Bass,” “Who has the biggest fish in their pond.” The 3D game’s keep coming. We’ll try to catch up and update the list of games for the Nintendo 3DS system.
Check out the video clip of Nintendo’s upcoming Super Black Bass 3D courtest of IGN.
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