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AMC sobers up, apologizes for silly cinema texting plan

Chalk one up for the grumpy old complainers as AMC Theaters says it will not let people text during movies after all. The theater chain said on Friday morning that it was not going to make good on CEO Adam Aron's suggestion that the theater chain could allow people to text during film showings. Aron made the comments while …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Apr 2016
Roger Waters The Wall

All in all, it's just another hit in the stalls: Roger Waters The Wall

Preview At a cinema near you on Tuesday 29th September we have Roger Waters The Wall. You may be forgiven for thinking, hasn’t he done this before? Yup, he notched up the honour of the highest grossing concert tour for a solo artist when he took his revamped staging of this rock opera on the road between 2010-2013, which this film …
Bob Dormon, 17 Sep 2015
Groucho Marx in Duck Soup

How Groucho Marx lost his voice and found his funny bone

Feature One hunded years ago this week on May 7 1915, a U-boat of the Imperial German navy torpedoed the vast ocean liner known as the RMS Lusitania – with 1,962 people on board over a thousand civilians drowned, including many from the US, which was then still neutral in World War One. Groucho Marx in Duck Soup Groucho Marx in Duck …
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DTS announces DTS:X – sparks object-based audio war with Dolby

Breaking Fad In a move that could have far-reaching implications for home audio, multi-channel goliath DTS has announced an object-based sound system to rival Dolby Atmos (and the largely ignored Auro-3D). Dubbed DTS:X, the technology is somewhat different in that there’s no prescribed number of audio channels or speaker configuration to …
Steve May, 16 Apr 2015
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Dolby Atmos is coming home and it sounds amazing

Breaking Fad Can Dolby Atmos save the beleaguered home cinema business? With sales of AV receivers tanking, makers of multichannel home theatre receivers are banking on the latest in surround sound technology to rekindle interest. Pioneer LaserDisc advertisement Remember the days when two speakers would keep movie buffs happy in the home …
Steve May, 13 Aug 2014
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Peeping Tom suspects cuffed after 'falling through women's toilet ceiling'

Two suspected peeping Toms earned themselves a cuffing last weekend after apparently crashing through the ceiling of the women's toilet in a Georgia cinema, having failed to correctly assess the structure's load-bearing capacity. According to cops, Eduard Petrovich Kovynev, 26, and Eduard Alexander Kovynev, 27, allegedly …
Lester Haines, 3 May 2013
Oblivion, the movie drone

Movie review: Oblivion

When the film Oblivion was mentioned in the office recently, my first thoughts were that it was a prequel to The Hangover series. I couldn’t have been more wrong... or was I? After all, this Tom Cruise sci-fi caper has loss of memory as one of its key themes, which, booze fueled forays aside, immediately has me thinking of some …
Bob Dormon, 13 Apr 2013
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Minicam movie pirate gets record-breaking five years in prison

A member of the IMAGiNE piracy crew, which specialized in recording and distributing movies filmed in cinemas using camcorders, has received a five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to copyright infringement. Jeramiah Perkins, 40, of Portsmouth, Virginia, is the second-to-last member of the team to be sentenced to …
Iain Thomson, 4 Jan 2013
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Lights, camera, infection: HACKERS get Bollywood makeover

Bollywood producers have announced plans to make a malware-themed movie. The comedy-thriller titled Mickey Virus is set in Delhi and the plot revolves around hackers and computer virus infections. The film, due out later this year, will reportedly star local TV anchorman Manish Paul in his big screen debut. It's unclear how …
John Leyden, 4 Jan 2013
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IMDb

Android App of the Week If you're a fan of the movies then this app should be right up your aisle. Not only can IMDb tell you just about everything you could ever wish to know about just about every film ever made, but it has all the information you need to plan your movie-going night out too. Film opening dates, show times, the location and contact …
Alun Taylor, 15 May 2012
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Cineworld flaunts '4D' movies

British cinema chain Cineworld has announced it will branch out beyond mere 3D offerings - 'Pah!' - into a fourth dimension, with vibrating seats (ahem) that synchronise their shaking to the action on screen. The company will open the first of these movie houses in Glasgow next month, fitting 35 seats from simulator specialist …
Caleb Cox, 28 Feb 2012
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B&W updates designer speaker rig

Speaker specialist B&W has updated its Mini Theatre line of home cinema audio sets for the well-heeled. B&W Mini Theatre series 2012 The new line-up comprises the M-1 satellite speakers and two sub-woofers: the ASW608 and the ball-shaped PV1D. These elements cost, respectively, £150, £349 and £1200 each, but you can choose …
Hard Reg, 13 Feb 2012
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We talk to Moon designer about ULTIMATE sci-fi ship

Gavin Rothery was visual effects supervisor on the British sci-fi smash Moon, and has been a creative force on a welter of hit video games, and so has a lot to say on the subject of spacecraft design. So much, in fact, that I couldn’t bear to just cut a couple of quotes into my article on sci-fi spaceship design. So, here, in …
Michael Moran, 24 Nov 2011
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What should a sci-fi spaceship REALLY look like?

People making sci-fi movies have it easy. If you’re designing alien technology, not even the most determined pedant could claim with any authority to know how a real Imperial TIE fighter might look. tie_fighter The TIE fighter (as imagined by George Lucas). If you’re making a film about war, or journalism, or (especially …
Michael Moran, 24 Nov 2011

Does tech suffer blurred vision on 3D future?

Part 1 With the advent (again) of 3D, the movie industry has over the past couple of years turned big-time to IT for support. Over the same period the TV manufacturers have been looking to 3D to boost sales that started flagging once the first craze for HD has passed. So how are the effects of the current 3D phase showing up on the IT …
Chris Bidmead, 18 Nov 2011
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Glasgow cammer not thrown in slammer

A 25-year-old man has followed in the footsteps of Harrow pirate Emmanuel Nimley after being convicted of using his phone to illegally record movies in a Glasgow cinema. The conviction is said to be the first of its kind in Scotland, after Christopher Clarke of Keppochhill Road, Sighthill, pleaded guilty on 2 June to a charge …
Kelly Fiveash, 2 Jul 2011
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Texas cinema texter becomes foul-mouthed movie star

A Texas cinema with a strict no-mobe policy has demonstrated that it really means business by throwing out a persistent texter, then turning her mini-rant against ejection into a big screen trailer. Austin's Alamo Drafthouse explains: "Recently, we had a situation where a customer persisted in texting in the theatre despite …
Lester Haines, 7 Jun 2011
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El Reg buried under unmade sci-fi movie entries

We're closing the nominations for the greatest sci-fi film never made, having received well over 1,000 individual emails and comments suggesting just which written work you'd like to see brought to the silver screen. Now there's just the small matter of whittling down hundreds of potential movies into a manageable shortlist. …
Lester Haines, 18 Apr 2011

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