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Will the Real 3D Experience Please Stand Up

A dedicated cinema-goer demands real 3D, better ambient lighting, and a ban on popcorn.

Blockbuster Files For Bankruptcy

Movie rental giant Blockbuster has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York.

In a release the company said that business would continue as normal at its U.S. stores, although its recapitalization plan should reduce the Company's indebtedness from nearly $1 billion currently to an estimated $100 million or less when implemented.

Artists Cinema Shorts 2010 hits Cannes ahead of UK Regional Picturehouse release

A collaboration between ICO (the Independent Cinema Office) and LUX has led to the commissioning of seven International artists to produce a series of short films which have been shown in Cannes in the past week alongside feature films like the thriller The Ghost and British satire Four Lions.

Under Surveillance : A question of Privacy

"Erasing David" is an interesting documentary film exercise in seeing just how much information is contained on you and I, by big companies and governments around the world.

Adobe CS5 Promises 64-bit Powered Speed Boost

Adobe's new line of editing suites - CS5 - were launched with great fanfare on Monday. Among them is the video editing package, Production Premium CS5, which looks to build on the strengths of Adobe Production Premium CS4, as well as iron out some of its wrinkles.

Oscars Crapshoot: Who Will Win?

“After you're nominated, it's like a crapshoot, it's like throwing dice.” Morgan Freeman

Terry Gilliam Q&A: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Q&A with Terry Gilliam about The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. (Read the feature,Review it.)

Terry Gilliam On Finishing The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

"I just thought ‘it’s over.’... I didn’t seem to have the energy to want to do anything."

Terry Gilliam talks about how he finished The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus following the death of his lead actor Heath Ledger.

Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival gets underway

On Wednesday 14 October 2009, the London film festival gets underway with its target of showing some 190-odd features and 113 short films over the course of 15 days in the heart of the Capital.

Chinese Film Focus at BAFTA, Piccadilly London

On Saturday 3rd October, as part of BAFTA's special global Spotlight on China curated by Filming East Festival, BAFTA will be presenting a day devoted to Chinese cinema.

The day will offer a selection of fantastic Chinese films as well as some of China’s emerging film talent, but the day will also give audiences an opportunity to get involved in a free film maker’s Q&A.

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