2010 DIRECTOR: Steven Low 60/100 What's to say? It looks good. But being as this is a low budget IMAX documentary about surfing, plot is not really high on the agenda. But as with all IMAX documentaries, this splits its 45 minute runtime between some pretty decent surfing footage (though I have to admit that… Continue reading THE ULTIMATE WAVE: TAHITI IMAX 3D (2010) – QUICK REVIEW
The Star Wars Story that nobody asked for, but was is a story worth telling?
In short, NO.
Take us back to December 2015. Star Wars bursts back on then big screen after a ten year hiatus and The Force Awakened for us at least, in IMAX 3D. Or so were were told. After paying a premium ticket price for "The IMAX Experience", disappointment was to ensue. Not with the movie itself, which… Continue reading WAS THE 3D WORTH WAIT? STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS COLLECTOR’S EDITION.
From the opening scenes, to the finale, this felt completely different to previous two, proving once and for all, that Abrams did not really understand Trek as much as he liked us to think, even William Shatner's failed Star Trek V (1989), the worst Trek film to date, understood Star Trek, maybe a little too well. Justin Lin on the other hand, seemed to be a ludicrous choice of director, making his name with the later Fast And Furious movies, but in retrospect, what a great choice.
As many nEoFILM's followers will no doubt be aware, I am a HUGE fan of Cinerama, the defunct and some may rightly say, the failed format which was used in theatres between 1952 and 1963, in its truest sense at least. Projecting three full frame 35mm images onto a 146 degree curved widescreen, the three… Continue reading CINERAMA 2.0 (aka THE BARCO ESCAPE FORMAT)
As this is the sequel to two of J.J.Abrams Star Trek movies, as well as one which he is producing and given the fact this is the most prominent trailer promised to run before Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens from Thursday, this Star Trek news has every right to break into nEoFILM's none stop… Continue reading STAR TREK BEYOND TEASER TRAILER #1
Parts 1 & 2 - 2014 & 2015 (3D) DIRECTOR: Francis Lawrence May contain spoilers! The Hunger Games (2012) and Catching Fire (2013) were both bold, ambitious and genre warping movies, both proving that you can make a genre film within a genre, rather than just a simple box ticking exercise. The tone of the… Continue reading THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2
The Film Of this Month is Pixar's latest hit, Inside Out (3D).
2015 DIRECTORS: James Ford Murphy May contain spoilers! I love the the Pixar and Disney pre-show shorts and embrace the concept, one which has been lost over the years. But Lava was a bit of a disappointment. It looked nice and well animated, colourful and concise but it was lacking something... Little more than a… Continue reading LAVA (3D) (SHORT)
2015 DIRECTORS: Pete Docter & Ronaldo Del Carmen May contain spoilers! Pixar are back on form! It is about time after a raft of lesser sequels to their greater works but as with Pete Docter's last film, Up (3D) (2009), Inside Out is much more than meets the eye. This is a sophisticated psychological comedy/drama focusing… Continue reading INSIDE OUT (3D)