Movies archive

  • Interview with Carl Erik Rinsch - director of 'The Gift'
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    Interview with Carl Erik Rinsch - director of 'The Gift'

    By 14 April 2010

    The grand unveiling of the Philips Parallel Lines short film competition took place other night. Of the five excellent films that were chosen, rightly or wrongly there was a standout crowd pleaser among them most noticable for its stunning visual effects,...

  • Seagate to pre-load HDDs with movies
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    Seagate to pre-load HDDs with movies

    By 13 April 2010

    Drivemaker Seagate has announced that it's formed a deal with Paramount that'll see the latter company's movies pre-loaded onto Seagate's hard drives before sale. There'll be around 20 movies loaded onto each 500GB FreeAgent Go drive. However, before...

  • The future according to film - will Hollywood get it right?
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    The future according to film - will Hollywood get it right?

    By 2 April 2010

    There's one set of futurologists we haven't heard from on Future Week and that's those who tend to make the boldest claims of all. Why? Because they can always just claim it was only a story. Yes, Hollywood has a fantastic history of predicting the future...

  • Will the RoboCops rise by 2015?
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    Will the RoboCops rise by 2015?

    By 1 April 2010

    RoboCop, released in 1987, features a crime-fighting cyborg set in the year 2015: one part veteran police officer Alexander James Murphy (played by Peter Weller), who, after his brutal murder, is resurrected by mega-corporation OCP to be one part Kevlar...

  • How Back To The Future II predicted the future
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    How Back To The Future II predicted the future

    By 29 March 2010

    "Roads, where we're going we don't need roads." It's one of the opening quotes in Back To The Future II, but how far are we away from some of the things Robert Zemeckis and his team predicted? Here we pick apart the classic film starring Michael J Fox...

  • VIDEO: The Philips 21:9 advert that will make you want one
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    VIDEO: The Philips 21:9 advert that will make you want one

    By 19 March 2010

    After the success of last year's award winning short film, the Dark Knight-inspired Carousel, Philips has let slip a teaser trailer of its Parallel Lines series as made in conjunction with Ridley Scott Associates. The project set five top directors up...

  • Virgin Media to get Film4 in HD
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    Virgin Media to get Film4 in HD

    By 8 March 2010

    Telecoms provider Virgin Media has announced that its customers will be the first to get access to Film4 HD when it begins broadcast in summer 2010. The channel will be making the movie to HD alongside E4, which will also be coming to set-top boxes around...

  • Wii and DS getting Grease video game
    Gaming

    Wii and DS getting Grease video game

    By 25 February 2010

    You've seen the movie, you bought the soundtrack CD as a teenager, you got drunk as a student and screeched "niiiiiiights" in the Union bar - and soon you'll be able to play the video game. Grease is coming to the Wii and DS. It's being published by 505...

  • YouTuber gets Hollywood contract
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    YouTuber gets Hollywood contract

    By 17 December 2009

    A video producer from Uruguay has been offered a multi-million-pound Hollywood contract on the basis of a 4-minute film that he posted on YouTube. Fede Alvarez's short, titled "Ataque de Pánico!" features giant art deco robots blowing up Uruguay's capital,...

  • Disney planning first 3D subtitles
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    Disney planning first 3D subtitles

    By 27 November 2009

    Disney has announced that it's going to be the first movie studio to release a 3D movie with subtitles. And not just flat subtitles either - the letters will be in full 3D too. The company claims that the technology to do this has only just become available....

  • VIDEO: Skifta offers media sharing app
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    VIDEO: Skifta offers media sharing app

    By 20 November 2009

    A small startup from Poole has created an app that aims to make it easier to share your digital media collection between your various gadgets. It's called Skifta, and allows you to shift content between a number of devices with just one catch - they have...

  • Why are game-inspired films so terrible?
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    Why are game-inspired films so terrible?

    By 6 November 2009

    The Prince of Persia film trailer has just hit the intertubes and with it our hearts both flutter and sink at the same time as we realise that it's going to be terrible. It may sound premature but anyone who knows anything about either games, films or...

  • VIDEO: Pulp Fiction retold in Google Wave
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    VIDEO: Pulp Fiction retold in Google Wave

    By 16 October 2009

    If you've not managed to grab an invite for Google Wave yet, and the videos of its functionality that are out there on the Web aren't good enough for you, then you might fancy seeing the new communications platform from Jules Winnfield's point of view....

  • 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...

  • EA announces Army of Two movie project
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    EA announces Army of Two movie project

    By 27 October 2008

    Electronic Arts has announced that a deal has been signed with Universal pictures to create a movie based on its popular third person shooter, Army of Two. The film is to be adapted by Scott Z Burns, the screenwriter behind The Bourne Ultimatum, and is...