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The Factors That Turn A Movie Into A Cult Movie

Video: The guys at Screen Junkies talk cult movies — why do some films rise unexpectedly from obscurity to achieve this hallowed status when most just fade into oblivion? Does a cult movie have to be bad? And why if you set-out to make one will you almost certainly fail?


Dolby Atmos Is Coming To Australian Cinemas

The normal surround sound in any garden-variety movie cinema is already pretty good, but it’s about to get a whole lot better. Village and Reading cinemas around the country are installing or planning to install Dolby Atmos in their flagship auditoriums, with up to 64 speakers inside each movie theatre.


Can You Recognise The Movies From These Perfect Frames?

Distilling classic movies into single still images is a labour of love for filmmaker Geoff Todd as he hunts for the perfect shot and tweets his results. Just imagine that the average movie has over 125,000 frames so there is a lot of celluloid to pick through. Featured films range from Robocop to Metropolis.15


DreamWorks: Films Of The Future Will Be Paid For By The Inch

Watch films on your TV instead of your tablet? It might cost you — at least that’s if Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, is right about a future where films are priced according to screen size.


In Australia, Piracy Makes Your Movie Tickets More Expensive

According to a Village Roadshow executive responsible for film distribution, Australian pirates are driving up the cost of cinema tickets for regular moviegoers — along with the high cost of Aussie wages for multiplex staff, illegal online downloads apparently justify ticket prices topping $20 in some places around the country.


A History Of Movie Trailers Shows How We Got To 'In A World...'

The release of a hotly anticipated movie trailer can be as exciting as the release of the movie itself. But it wasn’t always that way. This video from Filmmaker IQ tells the story of how the short, titillating summaries got their start in Hollywood.


Incredible Concept Art From The Most Amazing Sci-Fi Movie Never Made

Before we get into the concept art here, you have to watch the trailer for Jodorowsky’s Dune, a new documentary chronicling the eponymous Chilean director’s crazy-ambitious attempt to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic to the big screen in the 1970s.


Inside The Special Effects That Made Gravity Look So Great

Gravity was a stunning piece of cinema, brought to life by some beautiful special effects. In this video show-and-tell, VFX company Framestore reveals how it achieved some of the most breathtaking scenes.


Why Ghostbusters Is Such An Awesome Architectural Film

The sad news that actor, screenwriter, and director Harold Ramis passed away yesterday has unsurprisingly resulted in a wave of cinematic nostalgia, with #ghostbusters trending globally on Twitter and seemingly everyone, at least in this office, talking about films such as Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, and National Lampoon’s Vacation.


OK, So Vertical Videos Are Now Art?

Unperturbed by the scourge of vertical video shot on mobile phones, a bunch of Serious Artists have banded together for a film festival devoted exclusively to incorrectly oriented videos. Why subject our eyeballs to such unnatural composition? For art, duh.


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