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If you think that some TV shows are so grandiose that they deserve a full-fledged theatrical release, you're not alone. HBO is drumming up attention for the fifth season of Game of Thrones by screening the last two episodes of season four (plus a special season five trailer) in IMAX theaters -- t...

January 6th 2015 at 2:33pm 0 Comments
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Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has called the cancellation of Sony's The Interview "a stunning display of cowardice," and says he'd be glad to show it in his own theater, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in New Mexico. Like other celebrities (including George Clooney), the Game of Thrones author...

December 19th 2014 at 9:32am 0 Comments
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Many individual American movie theaters are already hostile to guests who use wearables like Google Glass, and they've now made that opposition official on a national level. Both the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have instituted a "zero-tolera...

October 30th 2014 at 2:01am 0 Comments
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What do you do after you've retired from running the Official Star Wars fan club and magazine? You recreate the iconic space opera in your own home, of course -- at least that's what Vic Wertz and Lisa Stevens did. Not only is the above home theater a stunning tribute to George Lucas' films, but i...

August 21st 2014 at 12:32pm 0 Comments
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The UK's data regulator may have clarified that Google Glass shouldn't be singled out for special measures over personal use, but that isn't stopping domestic companies from enforcing their own rules. The Independent reports that just a week after the Google wearable finally went on sale in Britai...

June 30th 2014 at 9:29am 0 Comments
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While it's no secret that film-based movie distribution won't last much longer in the US, the big Hollywood studios haven't officially completed their transition to digital. However, one of them may have quietly made that leap -- sources for the LA Times claim that Paramount is the first large stu...

January 19th 2014 at 4:14am 0 Comments
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The tug-o-war in the MMO community between the virtues of sandbox vs. themepark designs looks like it's starting to result in a muddy heap in the middle: the sandpark. Personally, I think there are wonderful aspects of both designs (and drawbacks too), and a marriage between the two could offer m...

November 24th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The CinemaCon crowd may not have been keen on 48fps footage of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but we defy anyone to say they don't want the best sound possible. A select few will get just that, as Dolby and Peter Jackson's own Park Road Post Production have announced the film will be mixed for...

October 24th 2012 at 2:08pm 0 Comments