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University of Texas' RTF Dept. Launches UT3D
Moody Foundation grant funds first-ever 3-D production curriculum
"...Further proof that 3-D movies are here to stay: The University of Texas..."

Feb. 28, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

From the Vaults: "Comin' at Ya!" Again
Drafthouse Films re-releases the 1981, 3-D spectacle, "Comin' at Ya!"
"...Comin'at Ya!, the 1981 spaghetti Western that hurls 3-D effects through the screen's fourth wall with a wanton..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy
What a bizarre, beautiful, and tonally askew sex-and-sadism romp this Hong Kong freak show is.
"...Suô. Alas, I was unable to preview this extremely 3-D sex-and-sadism romp in actual 3-D. That's probably for the..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Godzilla
These monsters have more audience appeal than their human co-stars – which is good and bad.
"...all the effects himself. Here Edwards marshals all the 3-D creature effects admirably, but the human interactions are flat..."

May 16, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Step Up 3D
Not as exciting as the two previous installments, this new dance film is overwhelmed by the 3-D.
"...fair share of gaspingly good dance moves. But the 3-D format is a distraction. Sure, it's nifty enough to..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Coraline
An unparalleled master of the phantasmagoric image returns with this children's film.
"...Directed by: Henry Selick. Just as 3-D is heralded as the newest old trick in the..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

My Bloody Valentine 3D
This horror film is a full-on, old-school, gore-hound heaven – a supersaturated arterial goregasm with zero socially redeeming values for anyone other than first-year med students.
"...smash-face baby Boston terrier bugging out his eyes in 3-D even remotely appealing. Did I mention the wealth of..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fly Me to the Moon
This animated film is a simple parable of spirited can-do-ism, in which a trio of young houseflies semiaccidentally tags along on the Apollo 11 moon shot.
"...be able to figure out this very peculiar, very 3-D, but not very exciting or even all that humorous..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beowulf
The irony inherent in using 21st century motion-control technology to tell a tale approximately 1,400 years old is just one of many bizarrely entertaining aspects of Beowulf.
"...that the pinnacle of weirdness in Zemeckis' ecstatically bombastic 3-D film adaptation of the first known Anglo-Saxon prose poem..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ghosts of the Abyss
"...downed ship, utilizing highly advanced technology to produce a 3-D documentary that examines the ruins of the Titanic with..."

April 18, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Comin' at Ya!
"...is best known as the movie that revived the 3-D movie phenomenon. Its 3-D effects are constant – the..."

March 11, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The third coming of C.S. Lewis' Narnia fantasy/allegory series has arrived.
"...all the elements of a rip-roaring Saturday-afternoon matinee (including 3-D, natch) and the intended Christian allegory, yet a more..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Angry Birds Movie
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a game! It's a movie!
"...I’m not sure who requested this 3-D animated film version of the 2009 avian vs. porcine..."

May 20, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Finest Hours
Perfect effects and performances made this sea-rescue movie a dandy
"...crack team of digital artisans – working in pitch-and-yaw-perfect 3-D – have made a crackerjack actioner. Dramamine is recommended..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Love
Gaspar Noé does the impossible: He gives us a boring, 3-D sex odyssey
"...involving lovers engaged in unsimulated sex and shot in 3-D, my first thought was, "Ugh." My second thought was,..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
In this final film in the series, found footage causes more trouble
"...same unscary campfire story retold, albeit this time in 3-D...."

Oct. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
The men don't know, but the little girls understand.
"...pop princess of the realm. All hail. And in 3-D, no less. Cyrus (the daughter of “Achy Breaky” Billy..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

U2 3D
Feature-length, 3-D concert film of U2's global Vertigo tour in 2006 was filmed at several shows. On the IMAX screen, these Irish rockers really rattle and hum.
"...for its creative use of the medium. For once 3-D is being used not for wowwy effects and startling..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2004
The boys are back for their annual ’toon fest, highlighting the best of the rude and lewd.
"...receptive moods. Also handed out to patrons are free 3-D glasses – just don’t look too hard for the..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"Hector Carmona Miranda: Concrete, Plastic & Metal"
Sometimes you want more from the artist's 3-D printed busts and photographs of same, and sometimes you get it
"...Cameron. The show consists primarily of large photographs of 3-D-printed busts. The busts, mostly printed in blue plastic (an..."

March 17, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Wolf Totem
The director of The Bear is back for this human-and-wolf-cub story
"...shot the ridiculously photogenic grasslands in truly spectacular IMAX 3-D, and rarely have I seen it done better. James..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Goodbye to Language
Jean-Luc Godard makes his best film in years – and in 3-D, no less.
"...in a decade or more – and it’s in 3-D, no less – indicating that the irascible cineaste remains..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stalingrad
3-D Russian film about the bloody Battle of Stalingrad.
"...patriotism and military pride hold sway in Bondarchuk’s IMAX 3-D apocalypse, but so, too, does a cordite-scented romance, sacred..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gravity
Sandra Bullock is lost in space – alone with the beauty, terror, and the laws of gravity.
"...looms, huge, majestic, and stunningly real in crystal-clear IMAX 3-D.) That’s the dire situation that faces a pair of..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away
In this 3-D spectacle, the wan drama takes a back seat to the Cirque's acrobatics.
"...can identify on sight, if not by name. This 3-D film offers up a kind of pupu platter of..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Life of Pi
This time Ang Lee's tiger is not crouching; this animal has its claws out and has only an adolescent boy for companionship – or vice versa.
"...credits were through. Demonstrating the film’s delicate mastery of 3-D, and setting the tone for the magical realism that..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
There's just too much everything in this chop-socky actioner by Tsui Hark.
"...offering is the first IMAX, Chinese-laguage film produced in 3-D. (Sadly, my DVD screener rendered that irrelevant.) This time..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brave
Although the animation looks terrific and the story features an immensely sympathetic heroine, Brave lacks the sheer imaginative oomph of prior Pixar pics.
"...her all over again – or rather, her digital, 3-D animated character: the Scottish princess Merida. It's the hair,..."

June 22, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hugo
Martin Scorsese steps outside his comfort zone to create an effects-heavy children’s film set in France – and winds up creating one of his most splendid and personal films.
"...schools other filmmakers and viewers in the use of 3-D as a potential enhancement to the art of storytelling..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Lion King 3D
Disney has retrofitted its 1994 hit in 3-D for a limited theatrical run.
"...its much-loved, Hamlet-lite family film The Lion King in 3-D for a two-week limited run in theatres, to be..."

Sept. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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