You've suspected that the movie in 3D does not bring anything except a headache and gaps in the family budget. But if the second item does not require proof then the former was justified only now. Scientists of Dominguez Hills California State University, studying the impact of technology on people, confirmed that fashionable format does not make perception of the film better.
According to data obtained in the course of the study of 400 people, scientists led by Mark Carrier have concluded that the viewer, who has chosen session in 3D, three-fold increased chance to get a headache, do in the eye and generally spoil vision. Advertising, promising to try to watch a movie in 3D more emotion or a special kind of immersion into the picture, too, is untrue.
"From 3D the understanding of the film does not get better", - assured the scientists.
Carrier and colleagues asked 400 university students watch one of three films: "Alice in Wonderland," "Clash of the Titans" or "How to Train Your Dragon." Subjects were free to choose the format of the image themselves.
After watching the film volunteers have returned home and took part in online survey. They were asked to answer several questions, including how realistic the film seemed to them and what emotions they felt when watching (there should have been chosen from 60 proposals of words - from joy to anger). In addition, participants were asked questions about the film.
The results were divided into two groups - 3D and 2D. It was found that both groups remembered the movies about the same. The scientists also noticed that "a group of 3D" could not boast of some extra emotion then there was no promise of "immersion".
The researchers themselves were surprised by the results.
"Many of us believed that 3D - it's cool that it must somehow act" - Mark Carrier said.
Some companies have even argued that the 3D process improves learning and memory.
But Carrier and his colleagues came to a diametrically opposite conclusion. Could this research be another nail in the coffin recently appeared format 3D? Hardly. But as practice shows, the audience very well goes to the usual movies. Flat image does not interfere with "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" to earn decent amount. What the format will survive in the end and maybe they will exist in parallel – we shall see!
The project on adaptation of the legendary and familiar to many Americans history of the Ranger and his friend, the Indian Tonto is closed. Nor Johnny Depp, neither director Gore Verbinski couldn’t help to realize "Lone Ranger". Insiders call the two main reasons why the studio decided to take this step.
The first and most trivial reason - money. According to Deadline, recently, creators fought hard to reduce the bloated budget of the "Lone Ranger." The film cost is $ 250 million. At the cost of enormous effort it managed to bring up to 232 million, but it was still far from the planned 200 million.
For Disney bosses the decision to close "Ranger" was not easy, but we can understand them. In front of several big-budget productions, including "John Carter" which cost, according to some estimates, 300 million. The reason for this - multiple remakes. By the way, Disney insiders claimed that "Carter" was worth less. Budget of fairy tale "Oz: Great and powerful" with James Franco already reaches 200 million. Filming of the "Lone Ranger" was scheduled for October.
The lead role has been approved by Army Humvee, now Verbinski was doing casting. Under the contract, Johnny Depp gets his fee in any case. And despite this, as well as costs associated with pre-production, it was cheaper for the studio to close the production. But there is another reason. Even the name of Johnny Depp does not guarantee the high fees of the film, if it is not film about pirates and Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow. And the main problem of the "Ranger" that it is essentially a western. Disney, looking at the failure of another multimillion-dollar western "Cowboys and Aliens" fears to spend a large amount of money into the dubious picture of unknown genre.
The question that arises in connection with the decision of the studio to close the project is: how will this affect the relationship of Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer? Producer already managed to move from scheduled castes in the box office poison: his films up to fourth "Pirates" has shown themselves too bad in the U.S. box office.
Johnny Depp, according to knowledgeable people, was very happy to shoot in "Ranger."
"There is still a chance that the movie will start," - timidly say insiders. But time is running out, and the release is scheduled for December, 2012, move beyond surveys will be difficult, if only because of Depp's schedule.
In this way, "Lone Ranger" is yet another private redevelopment with the western component. Universal has recently rejected the idea of shooting the "Dark Tower". But if the "Tower" still has a chance to settle in another studio, the "Ranger" will sadly ride into the sunset in solitude.
Using stockpiled Chinese premier final of "Harry Potter" won fourth win in international box office. Having collected 63.1 million dollars for the weekend, the second part of "Deathly Hallows" has increased its general treasury to 792.4 million dollars of international fees and 1.1355 billion worldwide.
According to international revenue the main protagonist of summer box office on Sunday was on the fourth line charts in the history, behind the fourth "Pirates" (792.4 vs. 798.1 million). Close to the final result of pirated blockbuster was surpassed on Monday at the same time from taking the 800 millionth milestone in the international box office (801 500 000).
Starting on Thursday in China, "Harry Potter" pushed to the second line chart collecting more than phenomenal third "Transformers." During the first four days of the second part of "Deathly Hallows" has earned 29.6 million dollars only slightly inferior to the final outcome of the first film this winter (33 million).
The first area that brought in the common fund of over a hundred million dollars over the weekend became the UK. The fourth victory in a row was achieved with cashier at 4.61 million dollars, bringing its total revenues of $ 101.7 million, or $ 62.32 million pounds in the national currency. This is the seventh result in history, including film franchise conceding only one "Philosopher's Stone" (66.1 million pounds).
4.79 million dollars allocated Japan, where "Harry Potter" on its finish has lost third "Transformers" (all 81.6 million). Passing next week a major national holiday here Obono guarantee the conquest of one hundred millionth milestones in the coming period. Germany has provided 4.43 million (2nd place, only 69.6 million), France – 4.35 million (4th place, only 61.2 million), Australia - 2.41 million (2nd place, only 50.9 million).
Family comedy "Smurfs" in the first full weekend has collected 48.7 million in 5992 theatres in 30 countries across with a common fund of 56.4 million dollars. The reaction from the side of film studio Sony Pictures followed immediately - on Monday it was officially announced that a sequel, due out in the world release in August 2, 2013, that is almost exactly two years after the original project.
Almost on every area "Smurfs" could lead a film distribution chart, many of them are showing results at a decent blockbuster. The leader in revenue debut was Brazil with 6.94 million dollars in 585 cinemas. This was followed by France with 6.53 million in 714 theaters, with Germany from 6.34 million in 755 theaters and Mexico with 5.86 million in 1238 cinemas.
Experienced severe falls in many of the leading film markets "The First Avenger" finished third with 26.2 million dollars in 5765 cinemas on 38 territories. On Sunday Marvel Comics adaptation took one hundred millionth foreign countries (102.9 million), and before that a little earlier two hundred millionth of world (246.1 million).
The only major premiere was in Spain, bringing there the second place with quite ordinary revenue of $2.52 million in 583 theaters. The win of 1.23 million dollars in 41 cinemas was achieved in Hong Kong. After a great start, "The First Avenger" got 4.11 million dollars at the drop of 41% in Brazil (2nd place, only 14.1 million) and collapsed by 59% in Mexico, with 3.36 million dollars during the second weekend (2nd place, with 16 million).
Surpassed all expectations in North America, fantastic film "Rise of the planet of the apes" in a debut weekend has earned 23.8 million dollars on the screens of 3454 cinemas and 23 territories. The largest revenue in 5.16 million dollars in 1012 cinemas has provided Russia, gave it quite a bit Australia (4.98 million in 359 theaters) and Spain (5.02 million in 504 theaters).
Animated sequel "Cars 2" got 23.4 million dollars in 6570 cinemas on 40 territories, bringing the total to 265.1 million cash dollars of international fees and 449.9 million worldwide. Premiere on this cartoon was held in Norway (1.99 million in 128 cinemas), Sweden (1.97 million in 162 cinemas) and Denmark (1.7 million in 181 cinema) bringing the first places in each of the three Scandinavian countries.
Subdued during the week billionth milestone "Transformers 3" collected 21.3 million dollars in 8229 cinemas on 61 territory with a common fund of 697.8 million international fees and 1.042 billion worldwide. 700,000,000th bar international revenue was officially passed a day later, on Monday.
After several weeks of almost complete neglect of awakened from their slumber fiction film "Super 8". JJ Abrams film earned 16.4 million dollars in 2864 cinemas on 28 territories, raising its capital by 76.8 million international sales.
7.9 million dollars in 2255 cinemas on 21 territories have mastered over the weekend, "Horrible bosses." At the start of release the comedy was the third in Russia (1.69 million on 538 copies), fourth in Mexico (727 thousand in 313 cinemas) and fifth in Brazil (808 thousand in 114 cinemas). In addition, it managed to get 1.84 million dollars for the third British weekend (6th place, only 12.6 million).
The top ten international box office with a $ 6 million in 3093 cinemas on 33 territories has completed "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (80.9 million total). Family comedy without much luster started from third place in Britain with 2.47 million dollars in 453 theaters.
Participated in the Berlin Film Festival, an Australian family film "Red Dog" with Josh Lucas starring earned 1.92 million in 245 theaters at the start of home release. Under conditions of high competition from Hollywood blockbusters, this result is high enough to put it in fourth place in the chart of the weekend.
Director of the "Fast and the Furious 5" Justin Lin changed his mind to shoot a remake of "Highlander", but will stay at the project as executive producer. Lin has rather strong reasons for this: he will not only remove the sixth series of the franchise, "Fast and the Furious," but also will work on the new "Terminator". The latter he managed to talk with James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The studio Summit has bought the rights to remake "Highlander" in May 2008, Lin was assigned to the project in September 2009. However, the success of the past "Fast and the Furious" has changed director's career abruptly, making him one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. 38-year-old native of Taiwan in April this year received a proposal to remove the new version of "Terminator."
For Summit "Highlander" is a priority, because after the "Twilight" series studio really wants to find another long-playing and profitable fantasy franchise.
As for Justin Lin, director confirmed to the site Playlist, that soon will make the film "The Fast and the Furious 6," which premieres scheduled for May 24, 2013. In addition, Lin is already being involved in work on "Terminator."
"This week I met informally with Arnold and James Cameron - says director - From the James side it was very kind to agree, because he has no relation to the new "Terminator". He even will not even produce the film, but just come talk to me as a filmmaker, which is very important. "
Despite the meeting, the director can’t yet say for sure that "Terminator" is guaranteed to be his film.
Since an attempt to continue the "Dirty Dancing" in 2004 was not successful, the studio Lionsgate has decided to shoot remake. The director will be Kenny Ortega, who was the choreographer of the original picture and put himself dancing with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in 1987.
In 1963 a girl nicknamed Baby Frances came along with her parents in a holiday home. The company of older people is not very suitable for 17-year old girl, but it turns out that at the resort there is a dance teacher Johnny, in which the heroine falls in love.
The film performed well in worldwide box office, collecting U.S. $ 214 million. Over the past 24 years after release the painting has been sold on DVD over 10 million copies and is still loved by many viewers. The sequel, subtitled "Havana Nights" has failed.
"The ability to shoot "Dirty Dancing" to me like coming home - says Kenny Ortega. - I grew up in the 60s and at the same time studied dances. This is largely determined my identity. I look forward to when I begin to assemble a team of new generation. At the time, Patrick Swayze asked for a new bar for dancing on the screen of men, as did Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire before him".
Despite the fact that Ortega was shooting feature films, his most famous project is the documentary "Michael Jackson: That's all," issued after the singer's death.
Author of "The Vault" is Sam Serkar. This is a fantastic thriller, action which develops near the island of Oak, which is located near the coast of Canadian New Scotia. The main characters - treasure hunters. A team of researchers and scientists use the latest achievements in the field of diving to discover broken ships near the island.
Once during a storm, the team takes a number of decisions that lead to an important discovery. Heroes of the mysterious sarcophagus found and released to freedom of evil, whose existence had no idea.
The creator of comic Sam Serkar grew up near the Oak Island and have first-hand familiar with the legend of the treasure. In 1795, two teenagers were playing pirates and accidentally discovered the so-called Money pit. As adults, they continued digging and found a stone with the words "at a depth of 40 feet under the stone buried two million pounds." Even President Roosevelt was going to organize expedition into the money pit, but it did not happen.
Yet Oak Island is constantly attracted treasure hunters. This fact became the basis for the comic book "The Vault". Mini-series, consisting of three issues, was first presented at a recent convention Comic-Con.
The company GK Films, owned by King and Infinitum Nihil is now owned by Johnny Depp bought rights to film this graphic novel.
Scandalous director Michael Moore, who shot a documentary film "Bowling for Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9 / 11", shared his thoughts about a new candidate for the U.S. presidency. According to Moore, they may well become the actor Matt Damon.
"I think he's very bold in his statements and is not afraid of offending anyone - says the director. - Matt says what you want, but if you want to win elections, you need to put a popular person, and you just win. Sometimes, even displaying an actor, you win. I guess I called this name only because I want us to start thinking in that direction. "
Despite the fact that Matt Damon himself has never expressed desire to be in the Oval Office, the actor develops a violent political activity. In particular, in March this year, Damon made a criticism of Barack Obama: "I think he misinterpreted his mandate. Once my friend has said: "I do not hope for his courage anymore." And I liked that phrase. "
Damon's views about the Senate decision on lifting the debt ceiling is also quite clear. "It's just disgusting - says Matt. - To take so little from those who earn a lot - it's real crime. I do not mind paying high taxes. I do not mind paying more. I would just pay more in funds such as "Reading - a life" or on those programs that truly help children".
Recently completed his work as governor of California, another Hollywood idol - Arnold Schwarzenegger. But compared with Matt Damon's much more likely to become president.
Matt Damon recently began shooting in a fantastic movie of Neil Blomkamp "Elysium."
"In my heart I am a real romantic. Adam - he's an actor and jewelry designer - the best!"
"I'm crazy about him, only Adam has managed to destroy my plans. The fact that I wanted to dedicate some time to myself and to stay alone. And then went and fell in love with him like a fool!"
Relationship of Hathaway and Schulman, clearly less dramatic than her love affair with the Italian businessman Follieri Raffaele. They divorced in 2008, and in the same year he was sentenced to prison for fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
Looking back, Hathaway refuses to consider herself a victim of those relations.
"People are faced with the horrible things all the time: someone's father or mother is sick with cancer, while others simply lost their jobs. Life is really fucking happens, and often causes pain."
In any case, Ann focused on the future - especially in connection with her 30th birthday, which she will celebrate in November.
"I think this is the beginning of a process that is gaining momentum, when you will be 30. There comes a point when you stop to apologize for who you are. Nice that something is not known. People will not judge you for asking them questions. This is a kind of freedom. "
Thinner for the role of the cat-woman in the film "Dark knight rises", the actress admits that put a lot of efforts for this.
"I went to a good old gym and trained to the seven sweat, until I stopped to feel my body."
There will be no more a good Castiel. Good Angel of the series "Supernatural" last season has gone. Instead, now new Misha Collins plays a God that would seem to mean that the seventh season of the show will be pretty tough show. As it turned out, things are not quite right, because on the occasion of Misha slightly opened to us the mystery.
To begin with, the fans of Supernatural were a bit shocked when it was announced that in the seventh season Castiel will not be a permanent character. This automatically means that one of the pillars of the series, idol of millions, becomes just a guest star (which will inevitably impact on the rating).
"I have mixed feelings about this. It's great that now I have other prospects, and it will be interesting to play other roles, so I'm looking forward to do some other projects. I'll miss the old Supernatural team in Vancouver". Then, though he added that he will be missed by this team in the sense that he wouldn’t see them "every day".
Currently, Collins has confirmed that Castiel will appear in the first two episodes of the season, as the enemy of Winchester brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). Nevertheless, fans, who are looking forward to meet with the new, improved Castiel must be prepared for some changes.
"My character is no longer a source of jokes, and I think it's good. I think this is time to end - says Collins. - This is one of the things I love about creators of this series. They do not rest on our laurels. Just because something works, does not mean that they will continue to do so. They wanted to change something and try something new, in order to improve the show and it's great".
"Now I'm not playing a dude that looks like a fish out of water - this element is no more existed - continues Collins. – There will be no more funny at the next period. "
While Collins does not extend too much about the role of Castiel in the season, that's what could get from him: "He (Castiel) - now God, and he tries to resolve grievances in the world, and with great difficulty doing it, meeting along the way with the external and internal obstacles. "
Whether his friendship with Dean could be one of these obstacles? "Now everything is different. I always came to their aid. We have always fought on one side, and now we are definitely on the outs. This is quite a different dynamic. "
Regarding relations of Casa and Dean, Collins could only say that they "certainly have changed, and their intensity is diminished." Understand what you want…