After watching Avatar in 3-D for the first time since theatres in 2009, I began to think about the long delay in the production of the sequels. I remembered how long it took to bring the original to the screen, a decade to be precise, with talk of "developing something new and innovative". It was … Continue reading AVATAR 2, 3, 4 & 5 -WHY THE DELAY?
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)
The reviews are in! Following the World Premier of the latest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (3D) (2015) on Monday night, the review embargo was lifted at 8:00am this morning, leaving a flood of the most anticipated reviews of the year spilling all over the internet like your morning coffee … Continue reading STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS REVIEWS
2015 DIRECTOR: Genndy Tartakovsky May contain spoilers! Having not seen the first film, though I am told by almost everyone who has seen it that it is good, I can only see this for what it is, a sequel to a film which I have never seen. Reuniting us with colourful characters which we should … Continue reading HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (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 DIRECTOR: Alan Taylor CINEMA REVIEW May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? YES 31 years later and the Terminator is till terminating. Yep, afraid so. Like the 1984 T-800, this terminator simply will not die. Arnie is back after having all but bailed out of the last attempted Terminator franchise … Continue reading TERMINATOR: GENISYS (3D)
2015 DIRECTOR: Peyton Reed CINEMA REVIEW May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? YES Ant-Man marks the end of Marvel's Cinematic Universe's Phase 2, a conclusion which was expected to be Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but as the universe is growing in leaps and bounds, this latest addition simply demonstrates the … Continue reading ANT-MAN (3D)
Film Of The Month for June is Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013). Goodfellas (1990) for a new generation, this biopic/comedy, or rather a testament that life is funnier than fiction, Leonardo DiCaprio is fantastic as he leads an all star cast through the strange but true story of a stockbroker (Jordan Belfort) who … Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ JUNE 2015
This is the first real example of what 3D was to me as I grew up. Short and to the pointy!