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  • Game of Thrones movie may end the saga with big screen dragons, reveals author
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    Game of Thrones movie may end the saga with big screen dragons, reveals author

    By 21 March 2014

    Game of Thrones is about to begin its fourth season on TV screens across the UK this 7 April, a day after the US airing, care of Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. But if that isn't exciting enough for fans of the Seven Kingdoms there's now talk of a big screen...

  • These Star Wars photos look real but they're actually just life-like images of toys
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    These Star Wars photos look real but they're actually just life-like images of toys

    By 17 January 2014

    A Finnish man has captured the Millennium Falcon on camera as it soared above and across the icy forest in his own backyard. Well, not really. The fictional spacecraft from blockbuster franchise Star Wars does exist...but only in toy form. And you can...

  • ScreenX could be the three-screen, 270-degree future of cinema experiences, and it's here now
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    ScreenX could be the three-screen, 270-degree future of cinema experiences, and it's here now

    By 18 October 2013

    Imagine watching a film that completely fills your field of vision, bullets whizzing past your head or sneaky bad guys trying to escape and being spotted in the edge of your vision. That's what's already become a reality and it's dubbed ScreenX. The three-screen...

  • IMAX talks the future of cinema, laser projection, doubling up 4K, camera tech and more
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    IMAX talks the future of cinema, laser projection, doubling up 4K, camera tech and more

    By 20 March 2013

    IMAX is often cited as the pinnacle of cinema. The giant-screen cinema format has been undergoing something of a renaissance of late. Hollywood's embrace of IMAX's cameras in established movies such as Chris Nolan's Batman sequels The Dark Knight and...

  • Dolby Atmos: Realising fully immersive surround sound
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    Dolby Atmos: Realising fully immersive surround sound

    By 4 July 2012

    Pocket-lint was invited to Dolby’s new European HQ in central London to take a gander - well, lend an ear - to its latest surround technology, Dolby Atmos. So what exactly is it? Dolby Atmos is a cinema-only (at least for now) surround system, but it...

  • Cineworld is UK's first cinema chain to scrap online booking fees
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    Cineworld is UK's first cinema chain to scrap online booking fees

    By 16 March 2012

    Cineworld is the first UK cinema chain to completely remove online booking fees. In addition, it now offers a further 10 per cent discount for tickets bought on its website or through the company's Android or iPhone apps registered with mycineworld....

  • LG: Passive 3D better for consumers
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    LG: Passive 3D better for consumers

    By 9 March 2011

    You've heard about how 2011 will be the year of 3D, but there's still a debate raging over what form it will take. There are two different types of glasses - active shutter and passive, but which is best? Panasonic has already made a case for active shutter...

  • The Social Network cleans up at the Golden Globes
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    The Social Network cleans up at the Golden Globes

    By 17 January 2011

    We always knew that The Social Network would be well received. There's no need to check our articles about the movie from the past, you won't find any mention of us saying that the Facebook movie may be a bit "corny" or hinting that a film with Justin...

  • The Social Network: Facebook movie is a box office hit
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    The Social Network: Facebook movie is a box office hit

    By 4 October 2010

    It has all the ingredients to be a big hit; a top class director in David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), a screenplay by a proven expert - Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing and A Few Good Men) - and one of the most promising...

  • Star Wars saga to get 3D cinema outing
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    Star Wars saga to get 3D cinema outing

    By 29 September 2010

    Lucasfilm has officially announced that the classic Star Wars series is all set for a 3D cinema release in 2012. Apparently George Lucas is now convinced that cinema's 3D technology can do his films justice and has begun work on the first film in the...

  • 3D killing movie attendance figures
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    3D killing movie attendance figures

    By 31 August 2010

    This summer saw US movie theatres hit the lowest audience attendance figures in 5 years. Movie website Hollywood.com says that the overall number of tickets sold is estimated to be around 552 million. The previous lowest, in 2005, was 563.2 million....

  • Aspects of Inception plot are possible claims dream analyst
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    Aspects of Inception plot are possible claims dream analyst

    By 18 July 2010

    Intentional/lucid dreaming and shared dreaming, as seen in Hollywood blockbuster Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio, are indeed possible, and lucid dream induction technology akin to what is unveiled in the powerful new scifi action movie Inception...

  • Cineworld to go digital within 3 years
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    Cineworld to go digital within 3 years

    By 16 June 2010

    Cineworld has stated that all of its 77 cinemas in the UK will be completely digital within 3 years, at total cost of £40 million. The £40 million estimate includes £10 million that the chain has already spent upgrading its screens. Currently just...

  • FCC approves Hollywood move to block analogue outputs
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    FCC approves Hollywood move to block analogue outputs

    By 10 May 2010

    The FCC has approved a request by the Motion Picture Association of America that will allow film studios to block analogue video output on certain devices. The move comes after 2 years of lobbying by the MPAA. Outputs and ports will be blocked for up...

  • Sky planning 3D cinema advert
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    Sky planning 3D cinema advert

    By 17 December 2009

    Sky has created what it claims is the first cinema advert in 3D, which the company hopes will raise awareness of the launch of its 3D service due in 2010. The trailer will show before all 3D screenings of James Cameron's Avatar, which starts showing in...

  • Uncharted 2 to debut on the big screen
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    Uncharted 2 to debut on the big screen

    By 5 October 2009

    Sony is to offer a unique series of multi-player gaming events in the States that will see forthcoming PS3 game "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" played on the big screen. Powered by Sony Electronics 4K digital cinema technology, which provides image resolution...

  • Sky 3D likely to hit cinema screens first
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    Sky 3D likely to hit cinema screens first

    By 23 September 2009

    Sky has said that it is preparing for the lack of 3D enabled TVs in the home with a possible move to host 3D events in cinemas while people move to the new technology. "We will absolutely be launching a service in 2010 and that service will be fundamentally...

  • 60-inch projectors to compete with 40-inch LCDs next year
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    60-inch projectors to compete with 40-inch LCDs next year

    By 23 September 2009

    Despite the movie-theatre-in-your-front-room promise of DLP projectors, home cinema has been dominated by LCD TVs ever since the CRT lost its grip. But if 3D TV becomes the cry of the people from next year on, the current leading tech is going to have...

  • Quick Guide to IMAX
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    Quick Guide to IMAX

    By 22 September 2009

    What is IMAX? The IMAX system was first introduced to find a way to project films to a bigger size than ever before without losing any of the quality. Instead of 35mm, it uses 70mm film with 15 perforations per frame and it requires special IMAX film...

  • Tron: Legacy coming in IMAX 3D on 17 December 2010
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    Tron: Legacy coming in IMAX 3D on 17 December 2010

    By 22 September 2009

    Disney has announced that Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the 1982 classic, will be coming in IMAX 3D to a screen near you at the end of next year. 17 December 2010 has been earmarked as the Friday of choice which will see the film going head to head with...

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in 3D tops US box office
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    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in 3D tops US box office

    By 22 September 2009

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the latest 3D movie to grace the cinema, has shot straight to the top of the US box office, showing consumers have an urge to see 3D movies at the cinema. The movie, which opened over the weekend, accounted for 50% of...