Coming next year (2011)…in 3-D

Coming next year (2011)…in 3-D

Well, this list is going to keep getting larger…and larger…until it looks like it is leaping off the screen, and you duck, and you scream and you spill your popcorn!  😉

I go back quite a ways  in 3-D…wait, maybe it just looks like it’s a long way.

Okay, I’ll stop it.  🙂

I did see Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D in a theatre…oh, not the first time around, but I’ve worn my share of cardboard glasses.  I have several pairs in the house, and books in 3-D and such.

Now, we’re in a new renaissance of 3-D.  Why?  Money…they are making a lot of money.  People are paying two and three dollars more.  Hey, maybe that’s what 3-D means…”three dollars more, please”.

This is certainly an incomplete list…I searched for movies with 3-D in the title at

Happy Feet 2 in 3D

This is a sequel to the surfing…no, um marching…no, tap-dancing (yeah, that’s it) tap-dancing penguin movie.  Elijah Wood and Robin Williams are back, and other voice castmembers include Brad Pitt and Matt Damon…oh, and Sofia Vergara of Modern Family.

Holly, Jingles and Clyde

Bumbling elves take a trip to Michigan to help out a family.  Lana Wood goes from Bond girl (“Plenty O’Toole”…really) to Mrs. Santa Claus…feeling old?  😉

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3D

Chipmunks…and 3D!  No parent is safe!  😉  Seriously, this is just a license to print money.  As a geek, I’m boycotting the new movies until Clyde Crashcup makes an appearance.  😉

Shark Night 3D 

Because, you know, we all know what a success Jaws 3D was.  😉  It seems weird to me, but it appears they’ll use animatronic sharks, courtesy of Walt Conti (who brought you the sharks with laser beams in Austin Power, the anaconda in Anaconda, the killer whales in Free Willy ((all three)) and the sharks in Deep Blue Sea).  It’s directed by David R. Ellis of Snakes on a Plane and the 3D version of The Final Destination.

Burst 3D

Neil Marshall, the interesting director of Dog Soldiers, The Descent, and Doomsday tackles his greatest challenge…a movie that doesn’t start with D!  Just kidding…this is a horror movie that has something to do with snow and a mysterious force.  3D might be what this director needs to find a wider audience…or a deeper one…darn, I said I’d stop!  😉

Condition Dead 3D

Director Patrick Lussier, of the Dracula 2000 series (Gerard Butler as Dracula), answers the question of why zombies are always killed by amateurs.  Luther Judge is a professional…

Relentless 3D

Demian Lichtenstein, who directed Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell in 3000 Miles to Graceland, brings us a tale of extreme athletes using their skills when surviving a plane crash.

Winx Club 3D: Magic Adventure

This is a feature based on an Italian animated series.  Okay, let’s see…there is a typical young Earth girl…oh, Earth girl, that’s a clue, right?  So, you already know there are witches and pixies…oh, wait, you thought aliens?  It has those, too.   My guess is that this is going to be sort of psychedelic…like H.R. Pufnstuf.  Not as good, necessarily…I mean, come on, Witchiepoo?  How are you going to top that?

One Starry Night 3D

Is it at all ironic that a movie based on a painting by a guy who only had one ear is being shot in 3D?  No, I don’t think so either.  🙂 

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

This is, unfortunately, apparently not a remake of the 1976 movie with Dawn Wells…Dawn Wells of Gilligan’s Island, people!  How could the producers of this vampire movie not know that name was taken? 

Station 21 3D

Holograms…um, but holograms who can hold stuff, go crazy on a moon station and kill people.  So, where do figure the promo was shown?  As Captain Kirk would yell, “CAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNEEEEEESSSSSSS!”  😉  If you have 3-D glasses lying around (doesn’t everybody?) 😉 , you can watch the trailer here

So, 3D is worth it, right?  Right?  That will be three dollars, please.  😉

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.


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