As the autumn draws in, there’s every reason to shut out the colder weather, grab a blanket and check out what’s new in the world of Blu-Ray. With a whole bunch of spectacular visual films coming out this year, here are a few that will make you want to ensure you have a gold plated HDMI cable to enjoy the best video quality.
If you and your partner are film fanatics, maybe you visit the cinema every week to see the latest releases, or you enjoy cosy nights in watching your favourite DVDs on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and a blanket, you are sure to have enjoyed browsing around our film site reading the latest reviews and news.
One of the great things about being a movie lover is the day you finally get to go to your very first movie festival. Of course, getting accreditation for Cannes is pretty tricky and not all of us will get tickets for London Film Festival – so what are the other options?
Channel 4’s documentaries are again being sponsored by Honda, with the indents surround the documentaries showing the best of mini-documentary filmmaking and internet interactivity.
The internet has opened up a whole new world of watching movies online, but getting your audience to crowd around your laptop can have its drawbacks. And watching iPlayer or movies on your computer can be great, but it isn’t ideal. A new little gizmo called Veebeam HD can turn to convenience of viewing streamed content online to watching it in the comfort of your living room.
Ever wanted an outrageous opportunity just to prove yourself? Sony offered up a chance for film students to strut their filmy stuff with a challenge to create their own trailer for soon to be realised 3D flick Priest. Sounds good? They only had the nightime hours to do it before the top three where whisked off to LA to show their work to the Priest filmmakers themselves. How would you fare?
Stella Artois, taking its sponsorship of the Cannes Film Festival seriously, is offering online auditions to play the life of their invented French hero Jacques d’Azur – and they’re looking for a leading lady, too.
‘When Time magazine called 3D “the future of movies”, we doubt this is what they had in mind,’ says the Jackass 3D blurb. And who would have thought that the hi-jinx and ‘daredevil comic antics’ of Johnny Knoxville and his cronnies could be any more in-your-face. Jackass 3D opens throughout the UK on November 5.
Here’s a scenario familiar to every budding filmmaker: how do you get enough cash together to bankroll your next feature? Or, according to the blurb of the new free online game 56 Sage Street from Barclays, ‘how does someone with nothing, end up with everything’?