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George Miller will preside the Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes.
You Must Remember This podcast returns with a series on The Hollywood Blacklist:
The decision was made this week after the Catholic traditionalist group Promouvoir had pushed for the film to be reclassified in order to prevent all under-18s from being able to see it. The film had previously held a 16 rating, which allowed anyone over that age to legally see it.
The certificate has now been removed and the film will be banned fom cinemas, TV and »
- TFS Staff
Virtual reality in demand at Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show where YouTube and GoPro announce deal.
As expected, virtual reality played a key role at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which wrapped on Saturday (Jan 9) in Las Vegas. Queues wrapped two-fold around the maze of booths, with fans eagerly awaiting the latest offerings in 3D, 360 technology.
Timed to sync with last Wednesday’s pre-sale of the Oculus Rift headset, the Vr company had a viewing of seven different gaming experiences from a range of notable developers as well as two touch-based experiences manipulated by a controller, one of them titled Toybox that allows viewers to play games including Ping Pong.
Samsung also had an impressive offering - with a strapped-in showing of a rollercoaster seen via Samsung Gear headsets. Participant’s 4D chairs moved in sync with the ride.
Just ahead of the film's release on disc next week and timed perfectly for both CES in Las Vegas this week and the pre-ordering of Oculus Rifts headsets from tomorrow, 20th Century Fox has launched a Ridley Scott-approved Vr offshoot of his sci-fi epic "The Martian".
'The Martian Vr Experience' allows viewers to step into the shoes of astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) and explore Mars. It places viewers in a first-person guided narrative which runs just shy of half-an-hour.
The viewer is stranded on Mars and is given such interactive tasks as driving a rover or preparing for liftoff to survive. Footage from Ridley Scott's film helps tell the story.
Scott served as executive producer on the project, offering his input, while "Avatar" production designer Robert Stromberg helmed the project which was in production for seven months and involved about 20 animators.
It also follows the film's tone, »
- Garth Franklin
3 items from 2016
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