Iron Man 2 opens this weekend, and it will not be shown in 3D. Why not? We talked to Hollywood insiders to get some answers. The first thing we learned: 3D is the current cash cow, responsible for the two biggest hits of 2010 thus far, Avatar and How to Train Your Dragon.
It’s expensive to create 3D movies, but filmmakers can recoup their investment by charging more — a lot more — for movie tickets. There’s a gold rush going on in 3D right now, with some studios such as DreamWorks Animation jumping in with plans to produce all their animated features in 3D from now on.
Here are our photos that capture some of the experience of attending this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Samsung’s booth had a spectacular display, made up from many smaller displays. Classical music came from the ceiling and created a cone of beauty amid the noisy show floor.
The crowds were bigger this year. As of Friday night, more than 112,000 people had come through the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. By the same time a year earlier, only 92,000 had attended, according to Gary Shapiro, chief executive of the Consumer Electronics Association. The official [...]
The drumbeat around 3-D viewing is relentless at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. Big companies such as LG Electronics, Sharp, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and Nvidia devoted considerable air time at their events gushing about 3-D, which was a dud until James Cameron’s new 3-D film Avatar became a giant hit in theaters.
This afternoon, Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel, followed suit, showing off a lot of 3-D demos in his keynote speech. They looked pretty slick, a lot like viewing movies in a big theater. But Otellini says that technology will filter into the mainstream, [...]