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  1. You Can Now Watch Amazon’s Fire Phone Announcement Event

    Better late than never we guess, Amazon.

    Yesterday Amazon unveiled their first foray into the smartphone market, the Amazon Fire Phone. They didn't live stream the event, but they have since released video of the full event on their YouTube channel. Watch to see the demonstration of the "Dynamic Perspective" 3D display. It's really impressive stuff.

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  2. Science Gives Praying Mantises 3D Glasses, Lots Of Computer Time

    Two raptorial legs way up!

    A very weird experiment is going on in the UK right now. To explore how 3D vision could eventually be instilled in robots,  neuroscientists have outfitted praying mantises with the world's smallest pair of 3D glasses. Even though we'll never get a M.A.N.T.I.S. movie, at least we may soon know if an actual mantis would be able to enjoy it.

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  3. Suntory Whiskey’s New Ad Campaign Uses 3D-Sculpted Ice

    For relaxing times... 3D-sculpt an ice Bill Murray!

    There's a new ad campaign for Suntory Whiskey by Japanese agency TBWA/Hakuhodo that shows the whiskey served over intricate, precision-drilled 3D ice sculptures. It's beautiful to watch the drill create such a complex shape, and then have that shape drowned in whiskey.

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  4. The Wizard of Oz Is The Oldest Film Ever To Be Converted To 3D [VIDEO]

    What It Says On the Tin

    As much as I don't care for post-conversion 3D or IMAX in general, I will definitely be seeing The Wizard of Oz when it's re-released September 20th. Of course I'd go and see it just as quickly if it were being showed in it's original format but after watching this video showing the process of how it's all done, I'm looking forward to seeing the results. (via Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  5. For Its 50th Birthday, Doctor Who Is Going 3D

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

    "Your television is now bigger on the inside." I see what you did there, Stephen Moffat. So remember when we said we didn't know anything about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special?

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  6. Take Those Glasses Off: No More Star Wars 3D Releases

    May The Force Be With You

    It's not you, Star Wars 3D rereleases. It's just that the Star Wars franchise really needs to focus on its career right now, and it's not sure that it'll be able to give you the attention that you, Star Wars 3D rereleases, really deserve. Disney? No, no... Star Wars and Disney are just friends! ...Okay that's enough of that. Am I the only person who's a little disappointed that there aren't going to be any more 3D Star Wars releases?

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  7. Star Trek Into Darkness‘ 3D Post-Conversion is Going to be Good, Guys, Really, Says J.J. Abrams.

    she blinded me with science

    3D can be a controversial subject among film fans. On the plus side, it can turn out well if done properly, i.e. if the film is shot with 3D cameras and not converted in post-production (see: Hugo, Cave of Forgotten Dreams). However, that tends not to be the case, with a large number of films post-converted so the studio can tack a 3D surcharge onto ticket prices (see: Clash of the Titans, Green Lantern). Post-conversion has a bad rap, and for a good reason: It tends to not be good. But post-conversion has a fan in J.J. Abrams, who spoke out recently about how Paramount forced him convert Star Trek Into Darkness to 3D… and he actually ended up liking it. OK, Abrams. You have thirty seconds. Convince me.

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  8. Zemeckis Still Waiting on Roger Rabbit Sequel, Says He’d Like to Convert the Original to 3D

    Cautiously Optimistic

    Robert Zemeckis tells MTV Movies that whether or not a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit gets made at this point is entirely in Disney's hands. The script, written by the people behind the first movie, is in, he thinks it's good, and is just waiting on them. Or, as I said last month, "if this film was a baby, it’s parents would still be quickly looking away and blushing whenever their eyes accidentally met in the laundromat." But the only reason Roger Rabbit came up at all in the conversation is because he was asked which of his movies (which includes, lest we forget, the Back to the Future franchise, Death Becomes Her, and Contact) he'd like to see converted to 3D for a theatrical rerelease.

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  9. Guillermo del Toro Changed His Mind On Pacific Rim 3D Conversion, Calls It “Doing A Romney”

    And That's Terrible

    The phrase "post-production 3D conversion" usually evokes a strong reaction in movie goers. Many aren't fans of 3D in general so when it's done after the fact, and sometimes against the director's wishes, it's even worse. But then there are those times when a director who was previously against the idea, changes his mind. Like Guillermo del Toro with his sci-fi disaster film, Pacific Rim. I'll let him explain. 

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  10. And Another One Bites the 3D Conversion Dust: Pacific Rim


    I'd describe my feelings towards 3D in feature film as a big on the negative side of neutral. While I don't think I will ever want to see a 3D movie where I'd actually like to invest myself in the characters and plot for the first time, I'm all in favor of 3D rereleases. There's something magical about seeing a movie on a big screen in a dark theater full of other folks who love it, and I feel like 3D is a small price to pay, even it means I have to wear two sets of glasses. Case in point: I haven't seen the original Star Wars on a big screen since I was eleven. And there are even some cases, like Tron: Legacy, where I feel that 3D enhanced (even if slightly) my experience of an otherwise (okay, perhaps "even still") forgettable movie. But my sympathy for 3D ends at it being applied to movies against the wishes of the director, and particularly with 3D post conversion, the laziest way of making 3D movies.

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  11. Are We Close To 3D Movies Without The Ugly Glasses?

    The Future Is Now!

    You hate wearing 3D glasses. That's ok, you're in a very large boat. Studios and theaters have tried to make it more fun for us; I've got a great pair of Harry Potter rimmed glasses from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Avengers had an array of different designs, the last Star Wars re-release got podracing glasses, and most recently we learned The Hobbit would be getting a very Tolkien-esque pair. Honestly, I don't care for 3D at all but it would be a lot more pleasant if I didn't have to wear those glasses. Well, thanks to a new study, that day could be closer than we think! 

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  12. Star Trek 2 Will Be in 3D and IMAX, and There Might Be a Third Movie, Says Damon Lindelof

    To Boldly Go

    So, Damon Lindelof has been in the news a lot these days, discussing Prometheus and signing on to fix Marc Forster's World War Z. But now, he's talking about the movie that's a little less controversial and higher up on the excitement level -- Star Trek 2. And what he's saying now over at will probably get us all even more psyched for this highly-anticipated sequel: it's been shot in 3D and IMAX. Not just for the extra dollars at the box office, but because tests done on scenes from the first movie just looked so darn cool that it turned everyone at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on to the gimmick. So, that good, huh? We'll see about that -- and see if it'll warrant a third movie.

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  13. Hollywood Weirdness of the Day: Imminent G.I. Joe Sequel Pushed Back Nine Months

    Oh Hollywood

    We haven't done a lot of coverage of G.I. Joe: Retaliation here, for a number of reasons. None of the editors are huge fans of G.I. Joe, so it's difficult to write about it with knowledge. The first movie... uh... was not considered to be that great. And while I found the trailer really amusing, with its transparent excitement over having Bruce Willis in the movie, it wasn't amusing enough to get me interested in the movie. But now G.I. Joe: Retaliation has done something really interesting, really inexplicable, and quite possibly really stupid. Yesterday, Retaliation was one month and five days from release. Today, it is ten months and four days from release.

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  14. World’s First Scanning Electron Microscope That Displays Images in 3D

    Though producing 3D images with an electron microscope isn't the newest of the new, being able to display the 3D images in real time is, which is why it's pretty neat that a Japanese research group has created an electron microscope that does just that.

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  15. Jurassic Park Will Return to Theaters in 2013

    hold on to your butts

    There's been quite few rumors floating around, ever since the movie was re-released to theaters in the UK in honor of the Blu-ray release, that Jurassic Park would be getting a 3D makeover and then a celebratory release to theaters, just like Disney has been doing with a lot of it's classics. As of yesterday evening, it's official. Universal has placed Jurassic Park in 3D on its schedule for 2013.

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  16. Things We Saw Today: R2-Tutu

    Things We Saw Today

    J!NX fashion designer Samantha, aka Leeloo on Flickr, pulled out a spectacular Halloween costume this past October. She was a ballet R2-D2.  Or Artoo Tutu as she puts it. Check out a whole set of her in the creative costume. (via Purple Lightsaber) Hit the jump for more of what we saw today. 

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  17. Will We Have To Wear Silly Glasses To Watch J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek 2?

    Dammit Jim!

    We know J.J. Abrams second Star Trek film is happening. And that's about it. We've been jerked around about who will actually star in the movie but even the returning cast have no idea what's going on with the plot. Abrams recently revealed very few details about Star Trek 2 including whether or not we'd have to wear those horrific 3D glasses in the theater. Hit the jump to find out what he said. 

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  18. Elijah Wood Is Really Pissed About George Lucas’ 3D Star Wars Plans

    and let it be known

    So, Peter Jackson has been shooting The Hobbit in 3D, which is certainly going to be a breathtaking thing to watch! And one of the actors returning to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien to reprise his role from Lord of the Rings, Elijah Wood, also likes the prospect of a sweeping, beautiful movie shot in 3D. But what about movies that aren't shot in 3D and are altered afterwards? Well, some of those are okay, according to Wood. Even the Star Wars movies. Especially the Star Wars movies! But why -- OH WHY -- do we as a moviegoing audience have to see them in order? Starting with Episode I? Elijah Wood is not happy, you guys.

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  19. Lucasfilm Reveals What It Thinks Will Get You to Pay $20 to Watch Phantom Menace Again

    For A More Civilized Age

    The people behind this poster for Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3-D have pretty brilliantly narrowed the movie down to the only reasons, at all, that somebody might want to watch it again for inflated 3-D pricing.

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  20. Disney Setting Up More Animated Classics For 3D Re-Releases

    Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

    With the huge success of Walt Disney's re-release of The Lion King in 3D, the company has decided to go for gold by converting several other classics. Beauty and the Beast, Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. and The Little Mermaid will be back in theaters in 3D in the next two years. Just imagine that giant splash coming towards you!

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