1954 – Sixty Five Years Ago

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3D had a wild ride all through 1953. As 1953 began, 3D and Bwana Devil was all the talk. Every movie studio rushed to cash in as soon as possible. Of The 16,000 movie theaters, many hundred paid for the upgrades necessary to project 3D, other theaters waited and others would soon upgrade for wide… [Continue Reading]

EXTENDED FOR A 5th WEEK!!! The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet in 3-D

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EXTENDED FOR A 5th WEEK!!! See The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet in 3-D! The 2013 Jean-Pierre Jeunet film The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is finally getting a limited U.S. release. It is showing in 3-D for one week at the Downtown Independent starting Friday, July 31st! This film is not to be missed! Shot… [Continue Reading]

GOODBYE TO 3-D: A Review of Godard’s Goodbye to Language 3D

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A “review” overheard between two attendees of Godard’s 3-D film, “Goodbye to Language 3D.” It went something like this: It was like “Goodbye to 3D.” Now why do you say it was “Goodbye to 3-D?” Because it was like having someone stick their thumb in my eye for 70 minutes. No one could handle 120… [Continue Reading]

DOUBLE-FEATURE 3-D MOVIE REVIEW: “FREE BIRDS” AND “GRAVITY”

I had the pleasure recently of attending two 3-D movies on the same day, with about an hour and a half between them to digest the first before becoming absorbed in the second.  Both were commendable, but entirely different in practically every way imaginable, dramatically illustrating the huge palette of writing and production tools available… [Continue Reading]

Review: “Flight of the Butterflies” a MUST SEE!

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Whether or not you are familiar with the amazing story of the Monarch Butterfly and its super-generation that migrates from Canada to Mexico, the factual story of how this migration was discovered and proven should enthrall the most jaded documentary movie goer.  But best of all, in this giant screen IMAX production, currently being shown on the… [Continue Reading]

Movie Review of “Jack the Giant Slayer”

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Movie Review of “Jack the Giant Slayer” 3-D Version If you are looking for some good 3-D fun in a current (or second run reduced rate) movie, “Jack the Giant Slayer” might be a pleasant surprise for you.  The surprise is that this is not strictly a children’s story the way it is presented, although… [Continue Reading]

Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”

“HUGO” is the film we 3-D enthusiasts have been waiting decades for!!! DON’T MISS THIS FILM!! It’s got everything, and virtually every detail is done to perfection. Technically it’s perfect, dimensionally it’s subtle and thrilling every moment. Even the gorgeous distant shots (of Paris, no less) are hyperstereo, but perfectly comfortable to view. The historical… [Continue Reading]

Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams is not your typical Hollywood 3D entertainment and it’s worth the time, effort and money to see it, if for nothing else, to get the experience of being in that cave. It’s a documentary about the oldest cave paintings ever discovered, the Chauvet cave system in southern France discovered in 1993. The last humans were there 28,000 years… [Continue Reading]

Movie Review — “Rio” 3D

Now here is a movie to which I must confess I have a prejudice — I am a small parrot owner!  As such, I can state with much delight that the parrot characters in the story are “spot on,” with some exaggeration you would expect for a cartoon, of course!  One such exaggeration, the varied… [Continue Reading]

Movie Review — “Gnomeo and Juliet” 3D

Ever wonder what those lawn ornaments (the ones that look like refugees from a fairy story) do in their spare time when you are not around?  “Gnomeo and Juliet,” a skilfully animated 3D romp, proposes that they may be reworking a classic Shakespeare plot into a story that contains no resemblance to the original Shakespeare… [Continue Reading]

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