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Celebrating 3-D On Its 75th Birthday

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 21, 2014 1:15 AM
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The "3-D Rarities" disc has much more to offer: the 1952 prologue to Arch Oboler’s "Bwana Devil" featuring Bob Clampett’s popular TV puppets Beany and Cecil…

Back To The Future: The World 3-D Expo

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 6, 2013 9:52 PM
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Forget all you’ve read or heard about early use of 3-D unless you’ve seen it with your own eyes. The World 3-D Film Expo beginning this weekend at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood may be the last opportunity you have to do just that.

Star Trek Into Darkness

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 16, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 14 Comments
Here’s the good news: J.J. Abrams and his writing team haven’t dropped the ball. This sequel to their 2009 reboot of "Star Trek" is lively, well-made popcorn entertainment.

The Incredible Shrinking 3-D Audience

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 15, 2013 12:01 AM
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  • 21 Comments
While "The Great Gatsby" made a lot of money last weekend (box-office pundits said it “overperformed,” which means they called it wrong), only 33% of ticket buyers chose to see it in 3-D.
More: 3-D, Journal

Movie-Buff Heaven: The TCM Classic Film Festival

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 29, 2013 10:39 PM
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Another edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival has wrapped in Hollywood, and I had a great time hosting a variety of events, as a backup to the channel’s stalwarts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, and meeting a vast number of dedicated movie fans from all parts of the country.

Catching Up With Chaplin, 3-D, Hitchcock And More

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 3, 2012 1:00 AM
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So many movie-buff discoveries, links, DVD releases and publications cross my desk that it’s not possible to keep up with them all, but I’d like to try catching up a bit. Let’s start with a Charlie Chaplin radio documentary. I don’t know how it escaped my notice for almost two years, but BBC radio in England produced a two-part documentary about the Charlie Chaplin archives.

New And Notable Film Books

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 27, 2012 2:04 AM
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Books continue coming in at a faster pace than I can possibly keep up with and it’s been a while since I did a survey. Here are some of the recent titles that pique my interest. Remember, these are not critiques, but descriptions based on a quick once-over. I hope to print full-fledged reviews, on a few more, in the weeks ahead.

John Wayne—But Not In 3-D

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 5, 2012 10:36 AM
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John Wayne’s 'Hondo' might have been the first major studio picture from the 3-D era of the 1950s to come to home video, but today’s welcome Blu-ray release from Paramount is in conventional 2-D. Too bad. Paramount trumpets the fact that it’s in widescreen for the first time, which is true.

Hollywood’s First 3-D Revolution

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 31, 2012 2:05 PM
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As 3-D continues to amuse, bemuse, frustrate, and bilk the moviegoing public, little attention is paid to the sweeping events that dominated the year 1953, when the medium revolutionized Hollywood for a tantalizingly brief period of time. There is so much misinformation about the first great wave of 3-D that Bob Furmanek has recently re-launched his 3-D Film Archive website and packed it with fascinating, must-see material for 3-D buffs and neophytes alike.

Wrath Of The Titans—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 30, 2012 1:00 AM
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I remember feeling a certain amount of wrath over the ham-handed 3-D effects in 2010’s 'Clash of the Titans', but the film itself wasn’t bad: uneven, to be sure, but strengthened by adhering to the story template of the 1981 movie of the same name, written by Beverley Cross. If I were 12 years old I would have loved it.

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