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Spidey 4 in 3-D?

04.22.2009

When Spidey swishes his way back to theaters in May 2011, will he be firing his wrist-jizz right out the screen into your anxiously awaiting eyeballs?

Forbes presented the question of SPIDER-MAN 4 in 3-D to Sony honcho Amy Pascal, who evasively answered: "Could be." Co-chairman Michael  Lynton expounded a bit on the business side: "People are paying a premium to see movies in 3-D and that's a very big deal. It's never been done before that someone says you have to pay more to see Spider-Man than a romantic comedy."

In case you haven't figured out why the 3-D gimmick is suddenly such a hot deal, studios are scrambling for anything "special" to lure audiences into actual theaters rather than wait for the increasingly swift arrival of the movies on hi-def home video. And as the cost drops and ease of shooting 3-D increases for filmmakers, and more multiplexes convert to digital, more and more "event" movies could require goggles.

Whether we'll actually see the webbed wonder in an extra dimension is still a question mark, as is the flick's villain(s).

Extra Tidbit: I dunno about 3-D, but I'd definitely pay extra to see movies at a "no cell phone/no children" theater.
Source: Forbes

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5:39PM on 04/23/2009

Love that tidbit.

I guess if it's like the ride at Universal Studios than 3D might be cool, but I still see it as an unnecessary gimick.
I guess if it's like the ride at Universal Studios than 3D might be cool, but I still see it as an unnecessary gimick.
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5:17PM on 04/23/2009
Just saw Monsters vs. Aliens a few day ago in IMAX-3D and it was cool as shit. I'm still on the fence about another Spider-man movie with Raimi at the helm. But A Spider-man in 3D could be really cool when his swinging about town and fighting the Lizard.
Just saw Monsters vs. Aliens a few day ago in IMAX-3D and it was cool as shit. I'm still on the fence about another Spider-man movie with Raimi at the helm. But A Spider-man in 3D could be really cool when his swinging about town and fighting the Lizard.
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2:30PM on 04/23/2009

Doesn't it seem like you should have to pay extra....

... if you WANT to use your cell phone, take your kids or talk like a jackass? Why does the rest of the theatre have to shell out extra so a bunch of inconsiderate goons don't spoil the flick?
... if you WANT to use your cell phone, take your kids or talk like a jackass? Why does the rest of the theatre have to shell out extra so a bunch of inconsiderate goons don't spoil the flick?
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1:46PM on 04/23/2009
Does anyone even care about Spidey anymore?

And fuck yes.. I'll fund that extra tidbit
Does anyone even care about Spidey anymore?

And fuck yes.. I'll fund that extra tidbit
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12:03PM on 04/23/2009

The basic question of 3-d

One of the reasons I have not jumped on the 3-D bandwagon is a very simple one.... it does not add to the movie. It's still more of a gimmick than anything else, and there's no getting around the fact that you have to wear those damn glasses.

If 3-D was actually used in a way that was integral to the telling of the story (as surround sound occasionally is... think "The Others") than perhaps it would be more than a curiosity.

Also, unlike other upgrades to storytelling (special effects
One of the reasons I have not jumped on the 3-D bandwagon is a very simple one.... it does not add to the movie. It's still more of a gimmick than anything else, and there's no getting around the fact that you have to wear those damn glasses.

If 3-D was actually used in a way that was integral to the telling of the story (as surround sound occasionally is... think "The Others") than perhaps it would be more than a curiosity.

Also, unlike other upgrades to storytelling (special effects and the aforementioned surround sound) you have to pay extra for the "privilege" of seeing it in 3-D.

It's the same reason I don't pay extra for IMAX. There's only so big a movie screen can get before it defeats the purpose. I saw "Spider-Man 3" and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" in IMAX and neither experience was enhanced by the screen size (it just meant I had to sit further back in the theatre).

Now digital projection, on the other hand, is a real boon... especially now that my vision is going. :-P But still not something for which I want to pay extra money.

And yes, if theatres REALLY want to make more money, they'll have no kid/no cell phone/no fucking talking sections.
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11:40AM on 04/23/2009

if theaters were smart...

they'd make them KID ONLY!

seriously, no matter what, kids will always go to the movie theater. even if there isn't any good movies playing. because where else do kids go? (mall and bowling alley aside)
they'd make them KID ONLY!

seriously, no matter what, kids will always go to the movie theater. even if there isn't any good movies playing. because where else do kids go? (mall and bowling alley aside)
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10:31AM on 04/23/2009
Spidey is a perfect marriage for 3D. The way he swings through the cityscape the way he battles with his enemies, the climbing, the falling, the swinging just begs for 3D storytelling. Not all movies are such a perfect fit. Now whether they can come up with a good story to tell is a completely different issue.

They should have a guy at the door to the theature with a hammer to smash the cell phone of anyone bringing one into the show.
Spidey is a perfect marriage for 3D. The way he swings through the cityscape the way he battles with his enemies, the climbing, the falling, the swinging just begs for 3D storytelling. Not all movies are such a perfect fit. Now whether they can come up with a good story to tell is a completely different issue.

They should have a guy at the door to the theature with a hammer to smash the cell phone of anyone bringing one into the show.
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8:33AM on 04/23/2009

not interested in the 3d

however the extra tidbit needs to happen...like now!
however the extra tidbit needs to happen...like now!
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8:26AM on 04/23/2009
re: tidbit - a cinema I went to in Manchester had special 'no under 21s' screenings (of regular movies, nothing specifically adult) and it was great to be able to watch a movie without assholes acting up.

3D - gimmick. they should pick one format so glasses can be reused and then costs could come down for people who already had them.
re: tidbit - a cinema I went to in Manchester had special 'no under 21s' screenings (of regular movies, nothing specifically adult) and it was great to be able to watch a movie without assholes acting up.

3D - gimmick. they should pick one format so glasses can be reused and then costs could come down for people who already had them.
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5:49AM on 04/23/2009
Hey, if it keeps theaters as THE place to go to see movies, I'll watch movies upside-down while being force-fed popcorn...let alone with the sheer fun of 3D.
Hey, if it keeps theaters as THE place to go to see movies, I'll watch movies upside-down while being force-fed popcorn...let alone with the sheer fun of 3D.
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2:15AM on 04/23/2009
I think most places should be a "no children" zone, especially arcades/go kart areas. Seriously, I got races to win.
I think most places should be a "no children" zone, especially arcades/go kart areas. Seriously, I got races to win.
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12:42AM on 04/23/2009

No Kid Theatres

Hey Dave, don't know where you hail from, but here in Canada our newest theaters (all in Ontario) for Cineplex offer VIP auditoriums. For $15, it's 19+ (the legal drinking age), you have in seat service for concessions and the ability to order alcohol (I believe there's a max, so don't worry about drunks) and the seats are far more comfortable, with sets of 2 seats having small tables for your food and beverage. In the right neighbourhoods, these are BOOMING.
Hey Dave, don't know where you hail from, but here in Canada our newest theaters (all in Ontario) for Cineplex offer VIP auditoriums. For $15, it's 19+ (the legal drinking age), you have in seat service for concessions and the ability to order alcohol (I believe there's a max, so don't worry about drunks) and the seats are far more comfortable, with sets of 2 seats having small tables for your food and beverage. In the right neighbourhoods, these are BOOMING.
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12:24AM on 04/23/2009

Cinema Nazi

I like MY phone, I turn it off when I plonk my ass down in the cinema But I fucking HATE it when people sit in a cinema and play with their bloody phone I mean if your gonna play with it ( the phone that is) then save your $16 and sit at home. There's nothing more annoying than someone sitting in front of you playing fucking Snake. I told someone off (politely) of course and they kept on chatting away so I confiscated it and said you can have it back at the end... Seriously
Yes I'm a cinema
I like MY phone, I turn it off when I plonk my ass down in the cinema But I fucking HATE it when people sit in a cinema and play with their bloody phone I mean if your gonna play with it ( the phone that is) then save your $16 and sit at home. There's nothing more annoying than someone sitting in front of you playing fucking Snake. I told someone off (politely) of course and they kept on chatting away so I confiscated it and said you can have it back at the end... Seriously
Yes I'm a cinema Nazi. :-)
Ohh yeah and Spiderman 4 in 3D... Um... yeah.
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12:22AM on 04/23/2009
Hell Yes for the extra tidbit.

No for the 3D. It works great for some movies (Coraline, MBV-3D)but ultimately I don't see how it could work for a Spidey movie. Leave it in 2D.
Hell Yes for the extra tidbit.

No for the 3D. It works great for some movies (Coraline, MBV-3D)but ultimately I don't see how it could work for a Spidey movie. Leave it in 2D.
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12:16AM on 04/23/2009
F 3D! Somebody make the Tidbit happen now!
F 3D! Somebody make the Tidbit happen now!
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11:28PM on 04/22/2009
Totally agree with the extra tidbit.
Totally agree with the extra tidbit.
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11:23PM on 04/22/2009
Totally agree with the extra tidbit.
Totally agree with the extra tidbit.
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11:06PM on 04/22/2009

THANK YOU MR DAVIS!

Can't agree more with your extra tidbit. I see Shaggy89 here's one of us, too... we could start a business with that kind of theatre, you know?
Can't agree more with your extra tidbit. I see Shaggy89 here's one of us, too... we could start a business with that kind of theatre, you know?
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10:58PM on 04/22/2009
i've always wanted a theater where kids were prohibited..
i've always wanted a theater where kids were prohibited..
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