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PIXELS THE MOVIE

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PIXELS the movie, you should only see this movie film in the 3D version, or the IMAX 3D version. Watching the 2D version, the computer games images are very flat, and look no better than when seen on computer screens in the 1980s, or when seen today on computer simulator versions.

This Adam Sandler comedy-fantasy screenplay is a full feature length 106 minute adaptation of Patrick Jean’s two minutes long, 2010 video-game themed short film called PIXELS.

The film immediately reminded me of the movie GHOSTBUSTERS.  Instead of killing ghosts, these protagonists, because they are nerd gamers, are able to kill the invaders’ video game characters.            Continue reading PIXELS THE MOVIE

Humpback Whales In 3D @ IMAX

Poster for Humpback Whales 3D Imax

We really do live on a beautiful blue planet and one’s heart leaps up when one see us spinning silently in space in 3D. What a way to begin an IMAX documentary about the watery blue of our world and the giants that roam free in it. HUMPBACK WHALES IN 3D is playing at IMAX Darling Harbour and it is an engrossing, eye- opening insight into a world hidden from all but a select few. This is a short film, 39 minutes, but the images are rich, the audio is state of the art, and the message is gently placed.

The images are truly astonishing. Brilliantly filmed and edited so that the action is mostly in the centre and lower frame to reduce head bobbing, we see the whales both below the water and above as they are breaching. But when a 40 ton, 50 foot Humpback rises vertically to the surface and the audience moves as one to follow its path to the top of the screen, there is a communal intake of breath. This is why IMAX is the perfect place to see this film. Continue reading Humpback Whales In 3D @ IMAX

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2

Paul  Giamatti as Rhino in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Paul Giamatti as Rhino in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

“We have always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict has been within himself”

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2- RISE OF ELECTRO is a gripping sequel that is just so much better and tighter than the first re-boot of the franchise, THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN. At times, the tone is quite dark, with stunning detailed visuals and non-stop action fight sequences as Spider Man battles with multiple villains, starting with Electro/Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx), and including Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan in a standout performance) of Oscorp as the main antagonist.

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