Inside Cinema

Inside Cinema

Building a Better Battleship

August 27, 2012 - 1:00 pm   |   by

Battleship features a big leap in computer water effects. Out August 28 by Universal, the movie is entertaining, over-the-top and filled with action sequences.

In an exclusive for The Digital Bits, I visited Industrial Light & magic (ILM) in San Francisco to get a glimpse at the talented wizards who up the ante in special effects for Battleship.


Restoring Jaws

August 12, 2012 - 1:00 pm   |   by

John Williams's pulsing dum, dum, dum, dum, dum... the unmistakable sound of a shark swimming towards a tasty lunch in Amity.

Out August 14 by Universal and on Blu-ray for the first time, Jaws remains one of the best thrillers ever made. This, despite the fact the production was filled with troubles. Or, perhaps, because of the malfunction of the mechanical shark and the complexity of filming on the ocean, the movie benefited from the problems. Thirty-seven years after its initial theatrical release, Jaws has been beautifully restored on Blu-ray looking even better than what audiences saw in 1975. 


Dee Wallace & E.T.

October 18, 2012 - 5:35 pm   |   by

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial continues to enchant fans of all ages thanks to its solid storytelling about a boy and an alien and the friendship they develop.

Out October 9 by Universal and on Blu-ray for the first time, E.T. has never looked better for home viewing and the disc is filled with special features.


James Bond: 50 Years of Impact in Cinema

November 9, 2012 - 9:53 am   |   by

Bond. James Bond. For 50 years, the 007 movies have entertained audiences worldwide. Throughout those years, the franchise has always responded to the time period in which the films were released. As those times have changed, so too have the films evolved.


Batman on Film

July 18, 2012 - 1:00 pm   |   by

Over the past 70 years, Batman's adventures on the screen have fascinated people of all ages. From Lewis Wilson to Christian Bale, seven men have worn the cape and cowl of the famous detective as created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in the 1930's. Many writers and directors have put their stamp on the world of Gotham City on the big screen and on television. 


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