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Ridley Scott Opted Against 3-D Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Although had the opportunity to make Robin Hood a 3-D adventure, the Oscar-nominated director decided against it.

“I could have got it in as a 3-D version of . But it’s not a big deal. It’s all in how you’re going to fill the frame,” the 73-year-old said.

Ridley, though, will be using the technology for his next Alien film - even if he’s not enthusiastic about it. “You are going to grit your teeth and light it not the way you like, and then later you are going to have to repaint it,” Scott told the Daily Record newspaper. “, when you think about it, is almost completely an animated movie.”

Even though the Alien 3D prequel will be highly-anticipated, Ridley has no interest in updating any of his other projects like Thelma and Louise, Gladiator or Blade Runner. “I’ve been contracted but don’t want to. I’d rather use the energy for something else,” he stated.

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Remake News: Godzilla, Popeye and More

Godzilla: You didn’t think Godzilla would go down without another fight, did ya? Legendary Pictures has announced that it plans to resurrect the giant creature in 2012 with help from Warner Bros. The film, which will not be a sequel to the 1998 version starring Matthew Broderick, will “pay respects” to the 1954 outing. A director has not yet been named.

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Tim Burton Foresees Bad 3-D in Our Future

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Tim Burton on set of Alice in Wonderland

Although he’s pleased with how his most recent entry turned out, director predicts we’ll be seeing a wave of bad 3-D films in theaters soon.

“It’s true that 3-D is being hyped at the moment. It was different when we started working on a few years ago. I’m glad I started using it early on and wasn’t forced to shoot a film in 3-D at all costs, because everyone’s doing it now. We’re surely going to see a lot of bad 3-D films in the near future, because Hollywood cannibalizes every recipe for success. That’s how the industry works,” Burton stated.

Despite his concerns at 3-D being overused, Tim finds the technology thrilling. “It’s a great thing when you use it as a technical tool and not as a wonder weapon,” he added.

Hands-On with Sony’s PS3 3D Games

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Sony 3D Stereoscopic gaming

3D was a fad that died a well-deserved death during the 90s. Of course, the flame was kept alive by evil, evil hipsters who swapped between polarized lenses and shutter shades for a while, but only recently has it come back in a big way (thanks to new glasses, new technology, and the ability for us as a culture to forgive transgressions for existing as fads before being properly implemented.)

Sony is apparently on board with the 3D revival, and they had a bunch of games and TVs showing off their 3D technology at the GDC. Hit the jump for our hands-on impressions.

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In Theaters This Weekend: March 19, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Bounty Hunter (PG-13): starring Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Jason Sudeikis (directed by Andy Tennant)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG): starring Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris (directed by Thor Freudenthal)
  • Repo Men (R): starring Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber (directed by Miguel Sapochnik)

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TV Talk: Bob Guiney Gets the Ladies, True Blood Returns in June

Bob Guiney-Who says nice guys finish last? It was revealed in a recent Bachelor special that Bob Guiney got the most play during his run on the show. “I think he was 5 1/2 women,” executive producer Mike Fleiss claimed.

-Ted Koppel wasn’t interested in hosting This Week, but how about Christiane Amanpour? According to a report, the CNN reporter is currently weighing an offer made by ABC.

-Comcast is going all out for Tiger Woods’ long-awaited return to golf. For the first time, the Masters will be offered in 3D on a designated channel and online.

-It’s now time to put Season 2 of True Blood in your Netflix queue. HBO has just announced the hit series will return for Season 3 on June 13.

-Couldn’t they just ban him for life? An insider claims Spencer Pratt has been banned from The Hills’ set for six weeks after threatening a producer. He’ll reportedly undergo anger management training.

Bleeding Edge TV 338: Gunnar Optiks 3D and computer glasses

We caught up with the folks behind Gunnar Optiks, makers of high quality 3D glasses, as well as some great computer glasses, and outdoor fashion shades as well. We wanted to focus specifically on the 3D technology, as well as the computer shades, since we know a lot of you out there spend hours looking at computer monitors, television displays, and mobile devices screens all day. The company is founded and run by people with some serious optics knowledge, and they are about to hit us hard with purchasable 3D glasses, including prescription glasses, so you have your own pair when you hit theaters, rather than the generic huge ones.

The computer glasses I was originally skeptical about, but after wearing them for just a few minutes, you realize the benefit. Here are the Gunnar computer glasses that we’ve been rocking recently, if you are interested. Definitely worth it, we say. Hit the video above for all details on what Gunnar Optiks has going on.

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Casting Corner: Marion Cotillard, Tim Robbins and More

Marion CotillardTim Robbins

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Marion Cotillard: The Nine beauty and fellow Academy Award winner Kate Winslet are in discussions for Contagion, a project from Steven Soderbergh. The film, already featuring Soderbergh fave Matt Damon and Jude Law, will have multiple storylines centered around the threat of a deadly disease. Shooting should begin sometime this year.

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Onkyo’s 2010 receivers to support HDMI 1.4

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment,

HDMI 1.4 is the next big thing, namely because it brings with it support for 3D television as well as the Audio Return Channel, and seems to be leading the charge with getting it rolled into their products and into the hands of the public. In fact, Onkyo just announced that their 2010 receivers, scheduled to start shipping this spring, will support HDMI 1.4. That’s just in time for some of that 3D TV and Blu-ray content to appear.

“We are very supportive of the new standard,” said Onkyo’s marketing manager Paul Wasek, “because of the added capabilities and the simplification of system connections.”

We are fans of Onkyo, and we are definitely looking forward to getting our hands on the new receiver line.

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Remake News: Conan the Barbarian, The First Star and More

Conan the Barbarian: Jason Momoa is the man who will likely step into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s old loincloth. The Stargate Atlantis hunk is currently in talks to front a reboot of Conan the Barbarian, a 1982 entry starring California’s current governor. In the actioner, Momoa, as the title character, would avenge the deaths of his father and tribe. (It’s a role Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz was also vying for.) Filming will begin this March in Bulgaria.

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