Thursday, June 20

In this film publicity file image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Sam Worthington portrays Perseus in a scene from "Clash of the Titans." The ancient Greek action remake has debuted at No. 1 for the weekend. Adding Thursday night preview screenings, the movie has totaled $64.1 million, making it one of the newest 3-D releases to do well at the box office. Industry experts acknowledged that the trend of releasing 3-D films has resurfaced after decades of losing popularity.

Hollywood embraces trends in a third dimension

Films released in three-dimensional format are not a new concept, but the recent influx of 3-D action-adventure and animated films is causing the movie and television industry to quickly transition to capitalize on the stunning success of these 3-D films, from "Avatar" to "Alice in Wonderland." Read more...

Photo: In this film publicity file image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Sam Worthington portrays Perseus in a scene from "Clash of the Titans." The ancient Greek action remake has debuted at No. 1 for the weekend. Adding Thursday night preview screenings, the movie has totaled $64.1 million, making it one of the newest 3-D releases to do well at the box office. Industry experts acknowledged that the trend of releasing 3-D films has resurfaced after decades of losing popularity.

In this film publicity file image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Sam Worthington portrays Perseus in a scene from "Clash of the Titans." The ancient Greek action remake has debuted at No. 1 for the weekend. Adding Thursday night preview screenings, the movie has totaled $64.1 million, making it one of the newest 3-D releases to do well at the box office. Industry experts acknowledged that the trend of releasing 3-D films has resurfaced after decades of losing popularity.





A screenshot from the 2009 film "Elmo Must Die" by Noah Reich, which won the Best Live Action Award and Audience Award at the UCLA Shorttakes Film Festival organized by UCLA's Campus Events Commission last year. The festival's finale will take place this year on May 25.

Shorttakes Film Festival aims to become a national venue for student filmmakers

While Sundance and Cannes may attract larger media attention, UCLA has its own festival for those who are driven to carry a camera and tell their stories. Read more...

Photo: A screenshot from the 2009 film "Elmo Must Die" by Noah Reich, which won the Best Live Action Award and Audience Award at the UCLA Shorttakes Film Festival organized by UCLA's Campus Events Commission last year. The festival's finale will take place this year on May 25.

A screenshot from the 2009 film "Elmo Must Die" by Noah Reich, which won the Best Live Action Award and Audience Award at the UCLA Shorttakes Film Festival organized by UCLA's Campus Events Commission last year. The festival's finale will take place this year on May 25.



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