IMAX Treatment for Marvel’s ‘Star Wars: Rogue One,’ ‘Captain America: Civil War’


Imax Corporation has renewed its exhibition agreement with Walt Disney Studios, ensuring that its wide screens will host a steady stream of Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm productions in the coming years.

The multi-picture deal begins this year and extends through 2017, and includes such hotly anticipated films as the seventh “Star Wars” picture and the stand-alone “Star Wars” film “Rogue One,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ on Course for $10 Million Opening Day in China


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” looks on course for a super-strong opening frame in China, the world’s second largest theatrical marketplace.

The film opened on Sunday (Feb. 9) on some 4,000 screens. Preliminary estimated data points to an opening day score of $10.1 million (RMB62 million).

That puts it miles ahead of previous “Hunger Games” excursion “Catching Fire,” which earned $12.9 million in its first full weekend, and ended with a final China gross of $27.9 million. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Interstellar’ Tops $100 Million in Imax Box Office

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iOS 7 zoom effect causing motion sickness in some users


The latest software powering Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads overhauls the look and feel of the interface, and features a variety of new digital animations and effects. But many users claim the new effects are more nauseating than nice.

“The zoom animations everywhere on the new iOS 7 are literally making me nauseous and giving me a headache. It’s exactly how I used to get car sick if I tried to read in the car,” wrote one iPhone user on Apple’s support forums. That thread has been viewed over 15,000 times and features dozens of similar reports of carsickness and nausea.

‘Can’t stand to look at my phone screen anymore while opening/closing apps. I just close my eyes or look away.’

– An unhappy iPhone user

“+1 here. Have headaches and nausea for past 3 days. Can’t stand to look at my phone screen anymore while opening/closing apps. I just close my eyes or look away,” another user wrote.

Dr. George Kikano, division chief of family medicine at UH Case Medical Center in Ohio, told those users are likely correct: the iPhone is making them carsick. Read the rest of this entry »