Tag: IMAX

Soundtrack Reviews + Updates

Soundtrack Reviews + Updates

April 22, 2015 | By

Reviews of Jon Ekstrand’s Child 44 (2015) score and Michael Brook’s music for the IMAX 3D film Jerusalem (2013) from Lakeshore Records + details on the completion of my short video store doc, BSV 1172.

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CD: Jerusalem (2013)

CD: Jerusalem (2013)

April 21, 2015 | By

Michael Brook is no stranger to the large film format IMAX, having previously scored Fires of Kuwait (1992) and India: Kingdom of the Tiger (2002), and his latest work features a gentle, highly introspective score on the city of Jerusalem (2013)…

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MacGillivray Freeman Films, Part 1

MacGillivray Freeman Films, Part 1

September 3, 2014 | By

Mini-portrait of IMAX documentary firm MacGillivray Freeman Films, covering To Fly! (1976), the Oscar-winning Sentinels of Silence (1971), and the Oscar-nominated IMAX shorts The Living Sea (1995) + Dolphins! (2000).

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Beta: To Fly! (1976)

Beta: To Fly! (1976)

September 3, 2014 | By

This 27 minute IMAX film (funded by Du Pont’s Conoco) was commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution to play at their National Air and Space Museum to celebrate America’s Bicentennial. Premiering July 1, 1976, “the longest-running and most universally popular film of its kind ever produced” has been reportedly seen by 150 million people…

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DVD: Dolphins! (2000)

DVD: Dolphins! (2000)

September 3, 2014 | By

Greg MacGillivray’s 40 min. doc manages to transcend the dangers of being a full travelogue by allowing genuine experts tell their own respective (and ongoing) experiences with dolphins. Contributing star Pierce Brosnan provides bridge narration as Kathleen Dudzinski explains her quest to codify the verbal and physical language of these highly intelligent mammals…

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DVD: Living Sea, The (1995)

DVD: Living Sea, The (1995)

September 3, 2014 | By

MacGillivray Freeman Films built a reputation for top-notch underwater and aerial cinematography in large film formats like IMAX, and The Living Sea manages to offer a good balance of stunning imagery showcasing underwater locations in Bar Harbor, Hawaii, Monterrey, and Palau…

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Festivals-a-Go-Go: Feb. 3-5 + R.I.P. The Cinesphere?

Festivals-a-Go-Go: Feb. 3-5 + R.I.P. The Cinesphere?

February 3, 2012 | By

Quick recap of this weekend’s interesting (to me) screenings, plus NASA’s video of the Dark Side of the Moon, and the Ontario Government’s decision to shut down most of Ontario Place forthwith, henceforce, herewith, and now, with the future of world’s first permanent IMAX theatre – the Cinesphere – up in the air.

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Big Science on the IMAX screen, Part I

Big Science on the IMAX screen, Part I

April 18, 2011 | By

This year marks the end of NASA’s shuttle program, and tied to the retirement of the fleet of three remaining ‘flying bricks’ are a trio of IMAX documentaries: Hubble 3D and Space Station 3D (both Warner Home Video), Solarmax from Sling Shot Entertainment, plus the 2000 non-IMAX Discovery Channel doc Inside the Space Station (Artisan)…

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DVD: Solarmax (2000) – IMAX

DVD: Solarmax (2000) – IMAX

April 18, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S   Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Sling Shot Entertainment/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: April 2, 2002 Genre: Documentary / Space / IMAX Synopsis: Informative and visually arresting documentary on the violent 11-year cycle when the sun’s polar regions shift, causing interstellar disturbances. […]

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DVD: Space Station 3D (2002) – IMAX

DVD: Space Station 3D (2002) – IMAX

April 18, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S   Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: July 15, 2005 Genre: Documentary / Astronomy / Space / IMAX Synopsis: IMAX documentary on the gradual assembly of the International Space Station’s first modular phases in Earth’s […]

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