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?
Rest In Peace, James. He will be sorely missed but his work will live on for years to come and will certainly be a staple on my iPod, as well as the timeless memorial that his movie work will be, as it is accompanied so many movies which will be rerun for decades to come.
MIssed it! The 45th anniversary of IMAX's debut at the Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan, which took place on the 15th May 1970. That's right, the all be it unknown IMAX short, Tiger's Child (1970) premiered at the show, the year before the first permanent installation was opened to the public. IMAX has come along way… Continue reading IMAX @ 45
Today sees the launch of James Cameron's 1997 epic, Titanic, now post-converted to 3D. This conversion came of the back of the unbridled successes of Avatar 3D, which will released on Blu-ray 3D in October, but surrounding all this, Cameron has been talking more and more about his upcoming sequels to Avatar. 2009 saw the… Continue reading AVATARS, BACK TO BACKS AND BAD HOBBITS?
OVERTURE Self indulgent though this story may appear, this is surely the purpose of blogging. I normally regale you all with my views on film, and have gone onto comment about issues within the genre which have caught my interest, but this is about as personal as I can get. This is the story of how… Continue reading A BRIEF & PERSONAL HISTORY OF CINEMA…