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.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One Avengers Assembled Collector’s Set Available today April 2nd 2013.
Check out the two recently released video clips promoting Marvels new Blu-Ray Collector’s edition in stores and available online now.
You’ll have to view via our youtube channel or on our trailer page. NowPlaying3D/Youtube
We’ll include a link on our site to purchase directly from Amazon.com.
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.
The re-release of Top Gun which cemented Tom Cruise career 1986 will hit theaters in IMAX 3D February 8. The Jerry Bruckheimer/Don Simpson action adventure picture grossed over $350 million plus at the box-office in 1986 making it the highest grossing film of that year. Top Gun 3D is being converted from it’s original 2D format to 3D by digital media company Legend3D. Legend3D has worked on conversions for films such as Transformers, The Amazing Spiderman and Hugo just to name a few. The six day exclusive engagement precedes the blu-ray release of Top Gun on February 19,2013.
Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions in association with Hasbro, will release a 4-minute sneak peak of “G.I. Joe Retaliation.” The postponed picture from 2012 will play in advance of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunter. Hansel and Gretel opens nationwide on January 25th. You’ll be able to catch both in IMAX 3D, RealD 3D and digital 3D. Hansel and Gretel will open in 2D as well. Not sure if G.I. Joe Retaliation will play in advance of the Hansel and Gretel 2D showings…but most likely it will. Looking forward to seeing both of these films in 3D. With a 10-month delayed release let’s hope the conversion has some visual pop to it! G.I. Joe Retaliation opens March 29, 2013.
The list of 3D movies is steadily growing! BY: SDI
3D concert movies are a must have media platform for the world’s top music stars. Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Metallica, Katy Perry all see the new 3D format as a way of connecting with their audience and providing a more immersive, intimate experience. If done right it’s gotta be the next best thing to attending a live performance of your favorite music group.
The mega hot boy band One Direction starts filming their 3D movie in Tokyo this weekend. The 3D concert movie will be directed by “Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock. The British boy band will perform two shows in Tokyo, Jan 18 and 19. The 3D concert movie will also blend additional concert footage from the group’s “Up all Night” and “Take me Home” tour as well as a behind the scenes look at life on the road. Loudwire.com announced today that Heavy band Metallica will release their 3D concert movie on August 9, 2013. The metal band has been working on their movie since the fall of 2012 and will continue through the early part of 2013 to put the final touches on their 3D metal concert.
Metallica’s 3D picture is being directed by Nimrod Antal, look for some heavy beats and flaming pyrotechnics, sounds like all the right ingrediants
for a great 3D concert movie.
The Jennifer Lopez 3D Doc “Dance Again” started shooting in Lisbon last year per the Hollywood Reporter. The cameras captured Lopez’s October 5th 2012 concert in Lisbon, Portugal. The 3D concert/documentary will combine 2D documentary footage and 3D concert footage. The Jennifer Lopez 3D concert will be directed by Ted Kenney. 3Ality Technica will handle the production end of the movie.
I know there has been a lot of talk about 3D being a passing fad…but the above 3D productions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to upcoming 3D productions, I don’t think 3D will be going away anytime soon! Stay tuned more when I get it!
Credits: idolator.com (j. lo image) Loudwire.com, Hollywood reporter) BY:S.D.Ito
Universal Pictures announced this week a release date of June 13th 2014 for the new Jurassic Park 4. Yahoo.com also reports that the latest installment in the successful franchise will be shot in 3D. I wonder if Steven Spielberg who helmed the first two pictures in the franchise and who as reported will stay on as producer (no director has been announced) will decide to shoot the dinosaurs in the new HFR 3D format. There’s been mixed reviews on the new high-speed format. Some critics of HFR 3D say the picture is just too sharp, giving the film a soap opera look. But the benefits of a brighter picture, less blur, a more stable image may be the wave of future 3D movies. James Cameron is filming the new Avatar sequels in the new HFR 3D format. HFR 3D stands for high film rate 48 frames per second as opposed to the old Hollywood standard of 24 frames per second. 3D is the perfect format to shoot the action adventure, sci-fi film in.
Spielberg, Universal…if you reading this take a look at some of the IMAX 3D nature movies, we the 3D fans want stuff in our face. Ok look… not necessarily the gratuitous jumping out at the audience type 3D…but let’s say you have an exploding volcano, why not immersive the audience in smoke, ash, sparks, etc. “slow mo”…have it float around the audience. A jungle scene…”falling leafs” have the leafs float around the audience…that’s the magic that’s been missing from a lot of the recently released 3D movies, including the Hobbit, Life of Pi, Hugo, all great movies, incredible film makers, there were a few moments of good 3D but not enough to want me to keep my glasses on through the whole movie. Some of the films really missed, in my opinion incredible opportunities to take advantage of 3D as a tool to truly immerse the audience. Take a look at James Cameron’s Avatar. The magical forest scene…that scene captured the kid in all of us…it was magical.
Note the Jurassic Park video the home page is for the upcoming limited release Jurassic Park 3.
Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters opens in a couple of weeks on January 25th.
The action fantasy horror will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX. Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters is a dark spin on the children’s fairy tale about two siblings Hansel and Gretel. The movie takes off 15 years after a narrow escape from the gingerbread house. Hansel and Gretel become specialized bounty hunters tracking down the witches that almost killed them.
Amazing sets, tons of cool action, explosions, and creative weaponry.
Jeremy Renner as Hansel, Gamma Arterton as Gretel, Famke Janssen as the Muriel.
A great twist on a classic fairy tale captured in 3D! Can’t wait to see this one.
Take a look at some behind the scenes clips of the making of Hansel and Gretel.
The clips are pretty long about 6 minutes each but definitely worth watching. It’ll give you a bit more appreciation when watching the film after seeing how much work goes into each scene. Remember after the physical shoot there’s the edit, color correction sound…a ton of additional work.
Visit our youtube channel for another behind the scenes clip of the making of Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters. NowPlaying3D.com/youtube
The long awaited Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens December 14, 2012 in the states. Directed by Peter Jackson. The 3D adventure fantasy stars, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Andy Serkis as Gollum and a host of other amazing thesbians. You’ll be able to view the 3D tenpole film in four different formats, 2D, 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D and HFR 3D(48) frames per second. The standard film rate is 24 frames per second. The new higher 3D film rate (48 frames per sec) was designed to improve the quality of the 3D experience. Advocates of the new HFR 3D say that the higher film rate reduces strobing and motion blur also creates a brighter image making up for the dimming effect of wearing the mandatory 3D theater glasses. There has been some criticism of the new format, some saying that the new HFR gives film that “Soap Opera” look, too clean, a loss of texture, loss of the cinematic look. 3D guru James Cameron is an advocate of the new format and will shoot the upcoming Avatar sequals in the new 3D HFR format. December 14th I’m there can’t wait to see this one! Check out our movie trailer section for newly added scenes from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as well as for some behind the scenes videos, the making of the Hobbit. See all of our 3D movie trailers on our Youtube Channel.
Let us know which format you’ll be seeing.
Walt Disney Animation Studios just had it’s Red Carpet Premiere of Wreck it Ralph at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood California.
The buzz has been pretty good. Check out our movie trailer section, xlint scene between the main character Ralph played by John C. Reilly and Vanellope played by Sarah Silverman. If the scene is an indication of the rest of the 3D animated pic, I think it’ll be another boost for the Future of 3D Entertainment. Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly on the Red Carpet.
I attended a few of the screenings at the recent Los Angeles 3D Film Festival. I have to give a big shout out to Battle of Warsaw 3D, amazing! The 3D
was excellent. There has been a lot of talk around the industry that 3D is the wrong format for a narritive, wrong! That is absolutely false and I say so after viewing the beautiful and engaging Battle of Warsaw 3D at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
I walked into the middle of the sub-titled 3D film with a couple of friends, just to get a sense of the caliber of 3D. My friends and I were hooked and even though we missed the beginning. Everyone in my group wanted to stay and see the film to the end. That was one of the few films since Avatar that I heard a general positive reaction to the use of 3D.
What the filmmakers did was dressed each scene. Throughout the film there was something going on in the foreground, mid, and background which is the right formula for composing a 3D shot.
The filmakers had a bit of trouble covering the action scenes, it looked like they tried to cover the stunt action the same way you cover it filming in 2D, it didn’t work, there was just too much camera movement. The dialouge scenes were brilliant! The set design, costumes were xlint.
I’ll check to see if it’s available on Blu-ray 3D. Check back on my Blu ray section.
Stars, Natasza Urbanska and Borys Szyc and Daniel Olbrychski.
Directed by: Jerzy Hoffman.
Disney delivers a steady flow of both new and 3D re-releases. A few of Disney’s 3D films include, Finding Nemo, Cars 2, Oz, The Great and Powerful (2013), Phineas and Ferb: Hello Summer Goodbye School (2013), Brave, Pirates of the Caribbean, Tangled, the upcoming Frankenweenie, Lion King 3D, Beauty and the Beast, coming soon Monsters Inc., Monster University coming in 2013, The Little Mermaid also opening in 2013, The good Dinosaur (2014), Tron, Alice in Wonderland, should we mention John Carter? Toy Story 4 which is in pre-production.
Disney /Pixar is killing it at the boxoffice with it’s steady flow of 3D films. I know I didn’t list all of the Disney Pixar 3D films but you get the picture. Disney is embracing the 3D format and is contributing to the explosive theatrical growth of the new format. Remember Disney also acquired Marvel entertainment in 2009 with it’s massive library of superheros getting the 3D make-over as well, including Thor, The Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman and the list goes on!
Check out (above) the video for Disney’s upcoming new 3D animated film, Wreck-It Ralph.
In theaters November 2, 2012.
Wreck it Ralph (John C. Riley) longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan — win a medal — but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade? Source: Written by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures with opening paragraph by Steven Ito.
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus will hit store shelves on October 9th. Cinema blend reports that the 4-disc collector’s edition will feature over seven additional hours of extras. The extras will include screen test, commentary and deleted scenes. For the 3D filmmaker let’s hope it includes on set commentary of Ridley Scott’s approach to filming in 3D.
A 2 disc Blu-ray version will also be available but if you plan on buying a new TV in the next year or so you may want to go for the 3D version.
Check out our 3D trailer section for more scenes from Prometheus.
The 3D collector’s edition seems to be the way to go on this one. Even if you don’t currently own a 3D TV, it’ll be a feature default setting on pretty much all new large screen TV’s. Stay tuned I’ll post more from the 3D Entertainment Summit that just took place in Hollywood California.
The 3D screens are heating up again! Two new 3D movies will battle it out this weekend both films opening September 14, 2012. Finding Nemo 3D and Resident Evil Retribution 3D, luckily each films targeted audience are at opposite ends of the demographic pool.
Last fall Disney decided to rerelease the Lion King in 3D. The lion King rerelease started out as a two week promotional stint and turned out to be a $100 million dollar winner at the boxoffice. Since that day studios have been scrambling to convert some of their boxoffice winners to 3D.
Indiewire gives Nemo 3D an “A.” Looking forward to seeing it this weekend.
Next up Resident Evil Retribution, shot in native 3D also opens Friday the 14th. This is the second in the series of five Resident Evil’s to be shot in native 3D. The first was Resident Evil Afterlife.
Per Jerry Bolt on Resident Evil Retribution, they decided to shoot the latest version with Epic Red 3D rigs since they are about 50% smaller than the Sony F35. I know when filming an action movie or really any feature, if you can cut down on the weight of the gear and not compromise on quality it makes for a happy crew. This one will be available in 3D, realD and IMAX3D and 2D as well.
Almost forgot Paranorman which opened August 17th 2012 is still in theaters as well. 3D lovers you’ve got a lot to choose from this weekend!
Bait 3D opens September 14, 2012.
When a monstrous freak tsunami hits a sleepy beach community, a group of survivors from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a submerged supermarket. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning— vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, hungry for fresh meat.
As the bloodthirsty sharks begin to pick the survivors off one by one, the group realizes that they must work together to find a way out without being eaten alive.
This intense 3D thriller features a stellar ensemble cast, including Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Alex Russell (Chronicle), and Julian McMahon (Fantastic Four).
If you wanna see a preview go to our movie trailer section.
Paranorman, a 3D animated stop motion movie from Laika entertainment whose first film, the 2009 animated stop-motion Coraline 3D was a box-office success and received Golden Globe and Acadamy Award nominations for Best Animated Feature. Paranorman 3D as well as Hugo 3D and of course Avatar are the types of 3D filmaking that will help solidify the success of 3D entertainment…keep them coming!
Check out the video with writer/director Chris Butler and co-director Sam Fell (run time 4:50 ) also an insightful interview with voice actress Anna Kendrick.
I also included a second look at the commercial spots that aired during the 2012 London Olympics.
The movie opens today August 17th 2012 and has been trending well on our youtube channel, a good indication that it should come in on Monday with some pretty good boxoffice numbers.
Let’s hope they get the 3D right!
Interview with co-director Sam Fell and Co-director & writer Chris Butler.
Interview with actress Anna Kendrick
Commercial spots for Paranorman aired during the Olympics
Avatar 3D Blu-ray Collector’s edition debuts worldwide on October 15th and In North America on October 16th from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The two disc Avatar 3D Blu-ray Collector’s Edition will feature the original theatrical release and will also be available in collectible packaging.
Avatar paved the way for the current 3D craze and was seen by more than 310 million people world-wide with a box-office take of more than $2.7 billion dollars.
Prior to the upcoming October release, the Avatar 3D Bluy-ray disc was only available through a special promotion with purchase of a Panasonic 3D TV.
I think it’s great that finally the movie that started the rush to 3D filmmaking will be available on a wide scale allowing 3D filmmakers a chance to study and not only emulate Cameron’s use of 3D technology but maybe take 3D filmmaking to a whole new level.
James Cameron brings Cirque Du Soleil “World’s Away” to the silver screen in 3D. The film was written and directed by “Shrek” director Andrew Adamson and produced by Cameron. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Cameron’s 3D Business partner Vince Pace, co-chairman of the Cameron Pace Group oversaw the 3D stereo aspect of the project.
Cirque Du Soleil performances are some of the most visually stunning live performances in the world. There is so much action and content in each scene , filmed in 2D I don’t think the audience will be able to fully eperience a Cirque du Soleil performance…but in the 3D format and captured by the Cameron Pace Group it should be a winner.
Silent Hill Revelation 3D is written and directed by Michael J. Bassett and based on Konami’s “Silent Hill” video game series.
Looks like a pretty cool film to get the 3D makeover and a smart move by the producers. The Silent Hill franchise already has a strong following. Director Michael J. Bassett felt that filming Silent Hill Revelation in the 3D format would allow for a more immersive experience. Michael also said he wrote the screenplay with 3D in mind and wanted to shoot in the 3D format to give the viewers a more immersive experience.
The film was shot with the 3D RED Epic camera. So keep in mind during post…the recent chatter on 3D is, more is better!
Opens October 26, 2012
ParaNorman is an upcoming 3D stop-motion animated comedy thriller produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. ParaNorman opens August 17, 2012. The voice /cast includes Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elaine Stritch and Tucker Albrizzi.
Portland-based Laika is also the production company behind the 2009 animated feature Coraline 3D.