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200 ‘4D’ Cinemas With ‘Smell-O-Vision’ To Hit US, UK Next?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 10, 2012

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So you’ve just gotten used to 3D cinema. What’s next?

4D, of course.

Up to 200 cinemas in the United States are set to be outfitted with ‘smell-o-vision’, as well as moving seats and other special effects, in an attempt to keep ahead of the developments in home cinemas.

The South Korean company CJ Group hopes that the equipment will boost the cinema industry.

Along with the smells and movement, the cinemas could include ‘back ticklers’ — designed to rub your back in a ‘realistic’ manner, as actors fall into objects. Read the rest of this entry »

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Star Wars Turns 35: How TIME Covered the Film Phenomenon

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 28, 2012

On May 25, 1977, Star Wars hit movie screens. TIME takes a fond look back at George Lucas’ little science-fantasy project.
Star Wars (1977)

Kids, you might not believe this, but… a long time ago (35 years), in a galaxy not far away (in fact, right on Planet Earth), almost nobody knew what Star Wars was. And few of the Hollywood insiders who had heard of this science-fantasy project thought it would soar. Hatched by George Lucas after a life’s immersion in comic books, cheesy movies serials and Greek epics, Star Wars had no stars, no sex and, the cognoscenti thought, no chance of becoming a hit; two studios turned the project down before Alan Ladd, Jr., of 20th Century-Fox said yes.

Outside the movie business, though, Lucas’s vision had one big early supporter: TIME magazine. In an article intended for the cover of the May 30, 1977, issue, TIME writer Gerald Clarke proclaimed Star Wars “a grand and glorious film that may well be the smash hit of 1977, and certainly is the best movie of the year so far. … The result is a remarkable confection: a subliminal history of the movies, wrapped in a riveting tale of suspense and adventure, ornamented with some of the most ingenious special effects ever contrived for film.”

(READ: Why TIME Named Star Wars 1977′s Movie of the Year)

Though the story was bumped inside the magazine at the last moment, in favor of analysis of Menachem Begin’s ascension as Israeli Prime Minister, it marked the beginning of a productive relationship between TIME and Lucas. Each of the five ensuing Star Wars chapters graced themagazine’s coverThe Empire Strikes Back in the May 19, 1980, issue (with Darth Vader as the cover boy), Return of the Jedi for May 23, 1983 (Lucas) and, when the prequel series was launched, The Phantom Menace for April 30, 1999 (featuring Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson and Jake Lloyd as the child Anakin Skywalker), Attack of the Clones for April 29, 2002 (Yoda) and Revenge of the Sith, May 9, 2005 (Darth Vader again). The 1997 re-release of the first three films, with computer-generated “improvements,” spurred yet another cover, on February 10. Each of these stories made news — with on-location reporting, early hints of the plot wrinkles and fresh insights from Jedi George — and ranked among the magazine’s best-selling issues, even as the original Star Wars quickly became the top-grossing movie of its age. In real dollars earned at the box office, it trails only Gone With the Wind as the biggest hit in film history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beyond Marvel-ous: The Avengers Smashes Records With $200.3 Million

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 7, 2012

The all-star superhero movie leaves Harry Potter as roadkill, scoring the top opening weekend in North American movie history


Holy Incredible Captain Iron-Thor! Marvel’s The Avengers became the all-time weekend superhero, earning $200.3 million at the North American box office, according to preliminary estimates by Disney, the movie’s ecstatic distributor.

That number not only eclipses but utterly obliterates the $169.2-million debut for the previous record holder, last July’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. If the total holds when final figures are issued on Monday, The Avengers will have reached $200 million two days faster than any other movie; both the Potter finale and The Dark Knight, now in third place, took five days to hit the double nine-figure mark (Deathly Hallows 2 with $202.6 million, Dark Knight with $203.8 million). Add the domestic stash to the $441.5 million earned from 12 days in the international market, and you get a $641.8-million global gross — $24 million more than the year’s first blockbuster, The Hunger Games, has banked in seven weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Charlize Theron Nude: Snow White And The Huntsman Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 19, 2012

Nude, nude, nude……What about nude in politics?

A second trailer for the upcoming dark fairytale Snow White And The Huntsman has been released.

Featuring Charlize Theron as The Evil Queen, the tantalising clip features the South African blonde disrobing as she wades into a pool of water before emerging an alabaster white. Read the rest of this entry »

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Info no go: Wikipedia threatens strike over US piracy bill

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 16, 2011

Wikipedia is the latest to join internet industry giants in the fight to stop the bill from being pushed through the Senate.

Wikipedia may temporarily blank out its pages in self-sacrifice to draw attention to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act. While the bill aims to protect copyrighted material, critics fear corporate manipulation could lead to greater censorship.

The US lawmakers behind the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) say it would deal a blow to online pirates and producers of counterfeit brand products like designer fashion items or medicines.

The bill is intended to crack down on websites operating outside of the United States. If passed, the legislation would allow the US government to shut down any site illegally hosting copyrighted content.

However, not everyone supports the move. Wikipedia is the latest to join internet industry giants in the fight to stop the bill from being pushed through the Senate.

While there are legitimate reasons behind showbiz’s drive in favor of SOPA – the industry is losing millions of dollars in revenue – some feel the legislation is overkill on internet piracy

Internet companies, the Consumer Electronics Association and others have argued that the measure goes too far and the wording is too ambiguous.

In reality, the real use of the bill could be much wider. If approved, SOPA will enable individuals or organizations claiming copyright to effectively block any website they suspect of infringing their rights. No court decision would be necessary, and third parties would be granted immunity from any reprisals resulting from their voluntary action against the alleged offenders.Consequently, popular sites like Wikipedia would be responsible for the material that is uploaded onto their site. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sarah Palin Documentary Premiere: Film Opens To Nearly Empty Audience

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 17, 2011

This influentia­l lady’s documentar­y will give positive impact or negative in her future political carrier?
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Human Centipede II Banned By British Board Of Film Classification (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 8, 2011

Good decision. Lots of problems with kids due to this kind of films.
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Lily Collins: Snow White In ‘The Brothers Grimm: Snow White’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 4, 2011

Good luck to her. Phill Collins my favorite singer.
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