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The Dark Knight Rises in 2D

No “Dark Knight” 3D – Salon.com: “Nolan is not a fan of digital 3-D, which essentially has turned a fleeting 1950s cinema gimmick into a multi-million-dollar value-added tax on fans who decide they want to put on the glasses and see a film with the illusion of depth.” (Via. salon.com) Thank you, Mr. Nolan. At least someone out there understands that 3D is a sham and has the guts to follow his convictions.  I love his later quote from this same article: “I never meet anybody who actually likes…

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Dame Helen Mirren: 'Hollywood worships young men'

> Dame Helen Mirren has condemned film-makers for aiming movies at young men, saying Hollywood “continues to worship at the altar of the 18- to 25-year-old male and his penis”. via [bbc.co.uk](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11957493)It’s hard to argue with her point. Hollywood most certainly caters to adolescent males. I’d be even more specific: immature and uneducated 18- to 25-year-old males. Which suggests to me that there’s a huge opportunity here for a studio that wanted to cater to women and/or…

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Monsters, Inc. sequel

![Media_httpnewsimgbbcc_rxoip](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/jcieplinski/yvbGyCJangIaGIvkEiwwJGwsrCtshJxspjtvAdlkpsafnJCzzpAhpqleFojz/media_httpnewsimgbbcc_rxoip.jpg.scaled500.jpg)via [news.bbc.co.uk](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8639142.stm)I thought Disney bought Pixar to raise the level of quality for animation. This endless sequel brigade was a large part of the problem over there before Pixar came on board. The fight over whether or not there should be a Toy Story 3 was legendary. Now, not only do we get Toy Story 3, we get…

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More Goose Murder by Hollywood

> Paramount Pictures is jumping into the 3D fray. The studio will convert the M. Night Shyamalan-directed* The Last  Airbender *into 3D, using Stereo D, the company that worked on James Cameron’s *Avatar*. Release date will remain July 2. Get used to those 3D glasses, is the message, here, I guess. Shyamalan is pretty particular about his movies, so he must be sold on the conversion process. I still need to see more conversions to be sold on them. I attended the Tribeca Festival premiere of *Shrek Forever After*, the…

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3D has Already Jumped the Shark

> **The first three Shrek films are to be converted into 3D, Dreamworks studio has announced.** > > Ahead of the release of the fourth film in the series, Shrek Forever After, the studio said it was converting the first three for a 3D Blu-ray release. via [news.bbc.co.uk](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8622209.stm)As if it weren’t bad enough that Hollywood is pilfering my childhood with hundreds of film versions of bad old 80s TV shows (A-Team, Dukes of Hazzard) and remakes of movies…

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