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World’s first invisible cinema: the experience

World’s first invisible cinema: the experience

Entertainment, Featured, film, Film & TV, Technology, Theatre
Regent Street Cinema held the first ever public viewing as an invisible cinema, enticing the public with free tickets, popcorn and drinks of their choice. With popcorn in one hand and a drink in the other, these lucky cinema goers entered the theatre with their glasses on their heads. Despite the delicate trimmings as evidence to age the building, this new technique of removing and replacing polarisation filters transported the entire cinema to the future. The film choice of Now You See Me was really fitting, as the new tech only allows the audience to see it when the glasses are worn. It also fit perfectly with the campaign Santander are promoting of keeping personal information private and off the internet.       As we sat waiting for it to start, Love ...
World’s first invisible cinema arrives in London

World’s first invisible cinema arrives in London

Arts, culture, Entertainment, Film & TV, Technology
This Monday, Regent Street Cinema will be the proud host to the world's first invisible cinema.   The audience will try brand new technology where polarisation filters from a load of LCD screens are removed, leaving the screen blank.   The only way to see the movie is to put on a pair of specially designed viewing glasses. They are equipped with polarisation filters to fill the gaps on-screen and make the images appear.   Now You See Me (2013) will be the film screened, which focuses on a group of illusionists, played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco.   This free screening is offered by Santander as a part of the ‘For Your Eyes Only’ campaign, which found that 85% of 18-25 year olds share personal information on
Why are people so stupefied by the Wizarding World?

Why are people so stupefied by the Wizarding World?

Arts, Entertainment, Film & TV
Harry Potter and the wizarding world is one of the most popular and beloved franchises ever created. Originally thought of by J K Rowling while delayed on a train travelling from Manchester to London King's Cross in 1990, Harry Potter and his universe has become one of the celebrated by fans and critics alike. The books of which their are seven have sold 400 million copies according to Scholastic and are printed in 68 languages. From the original books, eight movies have been produced and made over $7 billion(£5.4 billion). As well as the books and box office hit movies, Harry Potter has also created a huge demand for merchandise with the overall Potter brand being worth $25 billion (£19.6 billion) according to Time Magazine. With the Potter movies coming to a close in 2011, many fans mour
Mirai of the future review: An enchanting story of childhood

Mirai of the future review: An enchanting story of childhood

art, Arts, culture, Culture, Entertainment, film, Film & TV
Anime genius Mamoru Hosoda portrays, in his latest picture, the beauty within day-to-day life through a child’s eyes. There is a time in every sibling’s life where envy is deeply endured, time is temporarily interrupted and attention is immensely craved. This is the inevitable moment in which childhood meets maturity- that is depicted so poignantly and innocently by director Mamoru Hosoda. In this charming film, Kun (Moka Kamishiraishi) a 4-year-old boy who is accustomed to the undivided attention of his parents, experiences the challenging phase of becoming a brother when his baby sister, Mirai, arrives home. Kun’s furious tantrums lead him to experience the visit of three fantasised characters like an early Christmas Carol, which include his recently deceased great-grandfather,
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