Digital movies to replace film worldwide by 2015

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The majority of cinema screens in the U.S. are expected to go digital in 2012.

We are used to seeing the standard 35 mm film in movie theaters but that will be replaced worldwide by digital technology in the next few years, and the hit blockbuster film “Avatar” is to blame for the shift, according to a new report.

 

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Imec – membrane-based plant cultivation lets plants grow on film instead of soil

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This video provides more insight (on both the advantages and the disadvantages of Imec)

Tokyo-based Mebiol is working on an membrane–based plant cultivation technology called Imec that makes it possible to let plants grow on thin film instead of soil. The film is made of a water-absorbent material called hydrogel and is just “tens of microns” thick.

 

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Spoilers actually enhance enjoyment of films or books

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Movies with surprise endings, like The Sixth Sense (starring Bruce Willis and Hayley Joel Osment) are not, it turns out, ruined by spoilers.

We’ve all dodged conversations about who shot JR to covering our eyes when the football results flash up and we go to enormous lengths to not have surprise endings spoiled.

 

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Hollywood converting blockbusters into 4D movies that leave some feeling sick, damp and punched

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Avatar’s special 4-D audience effects were a huge hit with Korean movie fans.

Because cinemagoers are shunning pricey multi-dimensional 3-D versions, Hollywood is starting to convert blockbuster films into 4D.

 

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Chinese Woman Sues Cinema For Wasting Her Time with Excessive Ads

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A woman in China has sued a cinema hall and the distributors of a movie, claiming excessive advertising wasted her time and violated her freedom of choice.  The suit filed by movie-goer Chen Xiaomei has been accepted by the People’s Court of Yanta district in Xi’an, Xinhua news agency quoted a statement from the court.

 

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Hong Kong Film to Break New Ground with World’s First IMAX-3D Erotic Film

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Producers are hoping the erotic period drama will prove a hit with 3-D-glasses-wearing audiences and help develop a lucrative, niche film market.

On the leafy fringes of Hong Kong in a shabby film studio, a nude ponytailed actor stretched out on animal-skins with his lover as the cameras rolled in a set evoking a subterranean sex lair in ancient China.

 

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Chimpcam Project – Chimpanzee’s Shoot Their Own Movie

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Whether or not you subscribe to the infinite monkey theorem (although you might like to know that Frooch is a Bonobo, Pete Pachal a Silverback, Charlie a Rhesus, and Leslie and I both Orang-utans — we spend our weekends picking bugs out of each other’s coats and eating them) at least be grateful that this post has nothing to do with today’s Apple event. The powers that be at Edinburgh Zoo devised a research project that involved giving 11 of the zoo’s chimpanzees a sturdy camcorder and letting them become cineastes for an 18-month period. (video)

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