Six Famous Movies That Lived up to Massive Hype

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

What's more impressive: the fact that 195 nations signed a global accord on climate change or that Star Wars: The Force Awakens lived up to the hype? I'm going to go with Star Wars. The Paris Agreement to fight climate change still needs to be implemented. The Force Awakens has delivered ...

Feeling the Pull of Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity”

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

I knew Gravity was something special when my Facebook wall exploded with awe-struck mini-critiques from my friends (especially my Baby Boomer friends) the night the movie opened. Alfonso Cuarón's meditation on life and death in space went on to enjoy the highest-grossing opening October weekend of any movie and an ...

Harry Potter and the $15 billion adventure

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

How long can the $15 billion Harry Potter franchise flourish without generating new content? In December 2011, an announcement about the planned launch of a Harry Potter theme park in California generated a frenzy of excitement among bloggers and media ranging from Perez Hilton to the Los Angeles Times. The blogosphere ...

Finally: 3-D that makes sense

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

It was only a matter of time before Disney Parks and Resorts responded to the success of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at rival Universal’s Islands of Adventure. And with the announcement of an Avatar world at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you should look for Disney to apply 3-D technologies where ...

All hail Imax

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

As an avid movie goer, I applaud the recent financial success of Imax -- the company that offers movies on giant screens with overwhelming sound. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, within the past two years, box office sales for movies shown on Imax screens have more than tripled, and Imax says ...