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‘Frankenweenie’ in IMAX: See it early, free, with Martin Landau

By The LA Times Hero Complex Staff on September 24, 2012

Most moviegoers will have to wait until Oct. 5 to get spooked by “Frankenweenie,” but a few hundred Hero Complex readers will get to see Tim Burton’s monster movie homage early Thursday night at our free IMAX screening in Century City. The special screening of the black-and-white, stop-motion animated film will include a Q&A with Oscar winner Martin Landau, who voices Vincent Price-inspired science teacher Mr. Rzykruski, moderated by Hero Complex contributor Rebecca Keegan.

A remake of Burton’s 1984 short film of the same name, “Frankenweenie” is about a boy named Victor who loses his dog and deploys science to bring the beloved canine back to life. The film features the voices of Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder and Landau, in his first collaboration with Burton since 1994′s “Ed Wood.” (Check back soon for an in-depth interview with Burton about the film.)

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'Cloud Atlas' Sails into IMAX Theaters October 26

By Etan Vlessing on September 24, 2012

Cloud Atlas PosterThe epic tale by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer will be digitally remastered and super-sized for a screening on select North American screens.

TORONTO – An IMAX run is in the cards for Cloud Atlas next month.

The epic drama by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer will be digitally re-mastered and released in select North American IMAX theatres on Oct. 26.

Based on David Mitchell's best-selling 2004 novel, Cloud Atlas was written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski.

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‘Dhoom 3’ To Be First Indian Film To Hit IMAX Theatres

By IB Times Staff Reporter on September 22, 2012

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Yash Raj Films' (YRF) much-awaited action thriller film "Dhoom 3" will be digitally re-mastered and released in IMAX theatres in India next year.

 The third installment of the Dhoom series starring Abhieshk Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif will be the first Indian film to be released in IMAX format across the country and select global locations next year, said YRF and IMAX Corporation in a joint statement.

"Dhoom 3" marks first Indian production to be released in IMAX theatres. 

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Frankenweenie (Animated)

By Justin Chang on September 21, 2012

Frankenweenie Cast

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.

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IMAX to tap into Indian film industry as boss promises audience will be 'mesmerised'

By Priyanka Srivastava on September 20, 2012

IMAXIf 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.

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