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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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