By Justin Chang on September 21, 2012
A black-and-white stop-motion toon that pays loving tribute to Hollywood creature features of yesteryear, this beautifully designed canine-resurrection saga feels, somewhat fittingly, stitched together from stray narrative parts.
The traditional tale of a boy and his dog gets charmingly warped treatment in "Frankenweenie," Tim Burton's latest spooky-fun exercise in animation and reanimation. A black-and-white stop-motion toon that pays loving tribute to Hollywood creature features of yesteryear, this beautifully designed canine-resurrection saga feels, somewhat fittingly, stitched together from stray narrative parts, but nonetheless evinces a level of discipline and artistic coherence missing from the director's recent live-action efforts. Fusing gentle, sentimental emotions and a classically Burtonian obsession with all things morbid and macabre, Disney's Oct. 5 release should fetch lively returns from devotees and general audiences of all ages.
By Priyanka Srivastava on September 20, 2012
If you have loved watching Batman and Spiderman on IMAX, get ready to see Bollywood's superstar Khans in action on the same gigantic screen by next year.
IMAX, the technology that makes movie-watching a larger-than-life experience, is set to tap into the Bollywood and South Indian film market.
The technology has been popular in the West but very few multiplexes offer the facility in India.
'The film-viewing experience can be elevated only when the audience has sufficient theatres and great content.
By Nyay Bhushan on September 20, 2012
The third installment of the hit action franchise will bow in 2013 and will be the first Indian production to also release in IMAX formats.
NEW DELHI – IMAX Corporation and Bollywood banner Yash Raj Films announced that action thriller Dhoom:3 will be the first Indian local language production to be released in the IMAX format.
Produced by YRF's creative head Aditya Chopra and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Dhoom:3 will see the buddy cop franchise's principal leads, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra, alongwith new cast members, top actress Katrina Kaif and leading actor Aamir Khan.
By Aaron Back on September 20, 2012
--IMAX Corp. benefiting from growth in movie-going among the Chinese public
--IMAX signing deals to screen more Chinese films to hedge against blackouts on foreign imports
--Company to increase its number of China screens by 50% this year
BEIJING-IMAX Corp. is benefiting from explosive growth in movie-going in China, and hasn't seen any impact from the wider economic slowdown there, Chief Executive Richard Gelfond said.
At the same time, the company is signing deals to show more Chinese-made films on its giant, high-resolution screens--a hedge against Chinese regulators' practice of imposing blackout periods on screenings of foreign films, Mr. Gelfond told Dow Jones Newswires in an interview.