From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman.
The IMAX release of Ghostbusters: Afterlifewill be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
As we close the book on 2016, I’d like to thank you for your
readership this past year.
Friday Feature was started in early 2016 as a way of recognizing
and celebrating all things IMAX, so what better way to spend our
final Friday Feature of 2016 by spotlighting some of our most
memorable movie moments throughout the year.
So without further ado (and in chronological order) …
Deadpool: As the first major break-out hit of 2016, Fox’s
Deadpoolproved to be a force in IMAX, with its irreverent
humor and style—and marketing campaign to match. I mean, seriously,
though: chimichangas and “size matters.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: The first film in 2016 to use IMAX cameras, director
Zack Snyder managed to make the larger-than-life moments of
Batman v Supermaneven bigger with an expanded aspect ratio
in some of the film’s most epic moments. Plus, as a film that made
the most of the IMAX canvas, it was a great precursor to …
Captain America: Civil War: Just one month after the release of
Batman v Superman, Disney broke records in IMAX with
Captain America: Civil War, which also featured the use of
IMAX cameras and expanded aspect ratio, resulting in one of the
year’s most epic, superhero-sized battle sequences.
A Beautiful Planet: From acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers, IMAX feature
A Beautiful Planetfeatured plenty of “firsts”—chief among
them being that it was the first time an IMAX space documentary was
shot using digital cameras, allowing for the first time night-time
footage to be captured from space.
Ghostbusters: As a significant trend-starter in 2016, Sony’s
Ghostbustersmakes the cut with its super cool 3D special
effects “breaking beyond the frame”—a technique that would later be
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Sully: Is it really possible to have a “best of” list and not
include Clint Eastwood’s latest? Not from our perspective, it
isn’t. That’s because Sully marks the first film ever to have been
filmed virtually entirely using IMAX cameras. Way to go Clint!
Harry Potter 1&
2: As part of the week-long engagement in October
during which audiences had the opportunity to see all eight
Harry Potterfilms in IMAX, the franchise’s first two
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneand
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets—were digitally
re-mastered into the IMAX format for the very first time, making
them a truly unique experience collectively.
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience: Speaking of truly unique experiences, there is no better
way to describe legendary filmmaker Terrence Malick’s first foray
into documentary filmmaking with
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience. The film premiered at
the Toronto International Film Festival where it garnered rave
reviews and has since been released in an Ultrawidescreen 3.6
version—a purely experiential film presented in the widest aspect
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Again, what year-end movie list would be complete
Star Warsmention? Certainly not one from IMAX as
Star Warshas become an integral part of The IMAX
Rogue One, we were more than satisfied … ‘till next
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Hey, IMAX fans!
For this week’s Friday Feature, I’m answering the call—and
feeling a little possessed—to write about Sony Pictures’ very
funny, multi-dimensional (alright, no more puns!) new action-comedy
Ghostbusters, opening today for one week only in IMAX® 3D
By now, you’ve probably heard of the Paul Feig-directed comedy
starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie
Jones and Chris Hemsworth.
What you likely
haven’theard, however, is that the film features some
really cool effects that make the most out of 3D—and especially the
Variety’s Peter Debruge described it well in his review of
Ghostbusterssaying, “… the ghosts here really are
frightening (especially in 3D screenings of the film), when they
literally appear to leap off the screen, projecting ectoplasm past
the confines of the widescreen frame.”
Feig also uses the technique to great effect with shots of the
ghost-busting gals blasting their proton packs.
Insider’s note:You really want to make sure you see the film in IMAX
3D—the only place where you’ll be sure to witness this fun effect
in all its awesomeness! What’s more, the effect will expand beyond
the widescreen frame to fill the entire 1.43:1 aspect ratio
exclusively in IMAX® with Laser locations (listed
But really, don’t take our word for it. Feig, himself, gushed
over the film’s IMAX presentation saying, “It’s some kind of crazy
alchemy that happens with IMAX. It’s just night and day over the
experience you get in a regular theatre.
“The IMAX Experience® just took what we already loved and took
it up 100%,” he added.