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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD An alternate reality makes Shrek and Donkey strangers DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek has paved the swampy streets with gold. But rather than flogging the franchise to death, they’ve smartly decided to go out on top with the sequel of sequels, a grand finale that sees ...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

Shrek—Shrek is the everyman. And it’s not just adults that relate to him; kids relate to him, as well. So when we approached the storytelling—and it is a complex story, it’s Shrek meets It’s a Wonderful Life—we were really conscious about whether or not kids could follow the story we were telli...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

BIGPICTURE SHREK FOREVER AFTER dives and your heart is in your throat— you’re watching the audience sway like they’re on a roller coaster. Then, we found that we could use this 3D technology as a storytelling device. Much like using color or surround sound, we used distance to translate a fe...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

SHREK FOREVER AFTER DOES THIS BOW MAKE ME LOOK FAT? The dashing cat gets domesticated Nine lives Antonio Banderas on his swashbuckling cat who is springing forward from the Shrek fi nale to star in his own spinoff It’s been 6 years since we met Puss in Boots in Shrek 2—do you remember ...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

WHAT’S A CONTRACT BETWEEN FRIENDS? Rumpelstiltskin sets out to destroy Shrek with a rotten deal Rumpelstiltskin just as a scratch track, but you did it so well that when the time came to cast, they couldn’t think of anyone else. We work so quickly and loosely before we bring the actors in that...

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May 2010 > Cover Story

Green Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Dark Stranger , Adam Sandler , Antonio Banderas , Antz , Band of Brothers , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Craig Robinson , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo , DreamWorks , Eddie Murphy , Erik Jendresen , James Cameron , Jane Lynch , Jon Hamm , Kathy Griffin , Knockout , Kristen Schaal , Kung Fu Panda , Laura Craft: Tomb Raider , Mad Men , Mike Mitchell , Mike Myers , Nine , Puss in Boots , Salvador Dalí , Shrek Forever After , Simon West , Sky High , Steven Soderbergh , The Lady and Death] , The Office , Walt Dohrn , Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , Woody Allen , You Will Meet a Tall

BIGPICTURE SHREK FOREVER AFTER we’re going to have a great time. If we don’t have fun doing it, the audience will not have fun watching it. And now that Puss in Boots is lazier and fatter—in one scene, he can hardly drag himself to his milk bowl—are you lounging around the studio? It’s more...

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March 2010 > StopPress

Case closed

Tags: Bud Mayo , Chuck Goldwater , Cinedigm , Digital Cinema Implementation Partners , James Cameron , Malcolm C. Green

STOPPRESS Case closed I f you were still skeptical as to whether digital and 3D were here to stay, James Cameron and 20th Century Fox have given us 2.2 billion (and counting) reasons to believe. At press time, we hear that Digital Cinema Implementation Partners has closed on its long awaited ...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures got more than 1,500 followers who chime in on Rave’s fun, casual trivia contests to win free tickets—an excellent way to build interest and encourage people to visit their page often. “Offering giveaways in new media is simply a way to engage the Rave fan and create inte...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures will be to upgrade the predominately 35 mm NAI chain to digital, especially since Rave prides itself on being a pioneer of the format. As with any massive undertaking, the company will take it one step at a time. “We will be re-branding the theaters over a period of seve...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures As anybody who works in exhibition knows, running just one successful movie theater is diffi cult. Not only do you have to set yourself apart from the competition to entice patrons, but once you’ve enticed them you have to make sure they stick around by providing excellent...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures cisco, Washington DC and Houston. That reach is important to the chain’s overall presence, but all of their theaters are given special attention. “There are unique challenges and differences between Las Vegas and Little Rock— and now between Fairfax County, VA and Pensac...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

CAPTION HED OCi eugait autem exeros nullutatem eum dipit, quisi tat, venim dolorerilit nim ing et, quam, secte faccum zzriusci WORTH RAVING ABOUT 10 years in, Rave Motion Pictures in going strong BY PHIL CONTRINO February 2010 Boxoffice · The Business of Movies

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

intelligence, he’s dry, he wants to do his job well. And what I think gives him some added tang and depth is that something has been truncated in him, something has been cut out and cauterized. It has to do with his soul. I’m kind of speaking outside of the guy now—this isn’t really playable. Bu...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

BIGPICTURE AVATAR THE INVISIBLE PLANET “We could not go to Pandora to fi lm,” jokes Landau country for a substance they need... Science Fiction is a metaphor for the world in which we live—good science fi ction. It should make us refl ect upon how we live our lives and what we do. And I think J...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

READ OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN LANG Next Stop: Pandora Rocketing auds to Avatar’s wild world ALIEN NATION Sam Worthington plays a hobbled vet who transforms into an athletic nine-foot creature Does it have parallels to any language on earth? I think it’s relatively unique. We...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

TOTALLY AMP-ED STEPHEN LANG steps out of his Armored Military Platform suit to talk about playing Avatar’s antagonist, Colonel Quaritch by Amy Nicholson 2009 has been the Year of the Lang with veteran actor Stephen Lang landing three standout roles in Public Enemies, The Men Who Stare at ...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

GALACTIC GODDESS Zoe Saldaña as love interest Neytiri Avatar is huge for exhibition. It’s been the goal for this year’s digital rollout— and even the future success of digital 3D itself has been linked to the success of Avatar. I don’t think you can put that burden on any one movie, to be hon...

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