Hark! Ye harbingers of consumer doom, the Kardashians, have released their 2011 Christmas card. Whereas last year's yuletide feat of airbrushed uncanny put viewers in a trance state, this year's card will make you go, "A-woooo-gah!" while pumping 3-D glasses back and forth in the airspace in front of your face. (Like so.) This year's KardashiKard comes three dimensions, you see. [Image via Kourtney Kardashian]
Here's a trailer for Robert Rodriguez's unnecessary Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. 3D is real popular, so the movie's in 3D. But it's also the fourth movie, so the "3" in "3D" just won't do. So they've added a fourth "dimension": Smell!
Kicking off last night's Cleveland was a commercial for a new, 3D movie based upon Cleveland Brown's life as a successful Ad Salesman. It "stars" Ed Helms and Willow Smith and will be terrible if you're not drunk and/or stoned.
Forget those insufferable shades. Inventors Post and Vogel have discovered a new way to view the third dimension. Simply attach blue teeth to your head, promptly lose control of your facial muscles, and commence to blinking back and forth repeatedly.
Here is a compilation of moments in trailers where they mention that the movie is in 3D. For many it's not just 3D, but their very own, special 3D. You may shake your head in disgust.
This isn't the 3D you're used to. Oliver Kreylos of UC Davis hacked the Microsoft Kinect to transfer the video data onto his computer, making it possible to zoom in on the environment being captured. It's holographic.
Andrei Konchalovsky is lending his treatment to The Nutcracker, turning the play into a 3D effects-heavy film. Features Nathan Lane, John Turturro, and a host of rat-men who fly around on jetpacks. Half holiday movie, half insanity. The trailer, inside.
Although best watched with 3D glasses, one can still get a feel for what director Keiichi Matsuda is trying to convey. He's implying that our future is filled with constant connection to information, which has both positive and negative consequences.
Here's a trailer for the upcoming Jackass 3D, the new James Ivory picture starring Maggie Smith and Jim Broadbent. Hm? Wait, no, sorry. It's the threequel (ugh) in the Johnny Knoxville series about man-boys hurting themselves. And it's in 3D!