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    Photo thread

    Excellent pictures, thanks for sharing :)
  2. What would you do with one: BBC News 4 Nov 2010: Scientists in the UK have demonstrated a flexible film that represents a big step toward the "invisibility cloak" made famous by Harry Potter. The film contains tiny structures that together form a "metamaterial", which can, among other tricks, manipulate light to render objects invisible. Flexible metamaterials have been made before, but only work for light of a colour far beyond that which we see. Physicists have hailed the approach a "huge step forward". The bendy approach for visible light is reported in the New Journal of Physics. Metamaterials work by interrupting and channelling the flow of light at a fundamental level; in a sense they can be seen as bouncing light waves around in a prescribed fashion to achieve a particular result. But light waves can only be herded around by structures about the size of their wavelength - a property which is connected to their colour. Until now, the most striking demonstrations of invisibility have occurred for light waves with a much longer wavelength than we can see. This is because it is simply easier to construct metamaterials with relatively large structures. Even flexible metamaterial films have been shown off for this high-wavelength range. For the far shorter waves we can see, a metamaterial requires structures so tiny - nanostructures - that they push the boundaries of manufacturing. "The first step is imagining first of all that this could be done," said Andrea Di Falco of St Andrews University, the author of the paper. "All the typical results have been reached in flat and rigid surfaces because this is the legacy of the procedures used to create nanostructures." Continue reading the main story “Start Quote It clearly isn't an invisibility cloak yet - but it's the right step toward that†End Quote Professor Ortwin Hess Imperial College London So instead of building the typical stacks of the "fishnet" structures on hard, brittle silicon, Dr Di Falco used a thin polymer film. "Typically what you do is stack several layers of fishnet structures and this all together will give you a metamaterial," Dr Di Falco explained. "What I've done here is fabricate a single layer - I lift it off so that at the end I am left with a self-standing membrane - and show that it has the properties required to create a 3D flexible metamaterial." Tents moment Ortwin Hess, a physicist who recently took up the Leverhulme Chair in Metamaterials at Imperial College London, called the work "a huge step forward in very many ways". "It clearly isn't an invisibility cloak yet - but it's the right step toward that," he told BBC News. He added that the next step would be to characterise the way that the material's optical properties change as it is bent and folded. If the properties were sensitive to the movement, it may be useful for next-generation optics and lenses in, for example, handheld cameras. If instead they were impervious to bending and motion, the invisibility cloak could be that much closer - but Professor Hess added that is still some way off. "Harry Potter has to wait still - that's the huge goal," he said. "So far he's had to live in a house and now he can live in something like a tent; it's not the cloak that adjusts to his shape, but it's a bit more flexible. Now we have to take the next step forward."
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    a very quick message to the reel fans on here

    Excellent as always Jason, It was great to see David B and the other crew members who put so much effort into helping at these events, i have been to all the Collectormania events from the first one and will continue to do so. Keep up the good work.
  4. nightprowler

    Harry Potter and...

    Six photos from Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIbA9GTEseI
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    Tim Schrick Is The Stig ?

    According to autoblog.nl, the Top Gear crew was caught while on location by a video-camera-wielding fan-boy of the show outside the race track. It was there they caught a glimpse, of a driver in white racing gear similar to that worn by our Stiggie. More importantly, he was carrying a matching white helmet. The Dutch fan-boys at the site all over this whole blogging about cars thing have identified the chap as none other than former Volkswagen Polo racer Tim Schrick.So now that we know Tim Schrick is one of the Stigs...the question is who are the others... Or better yet...could this have been on purpose? Perhaps it's one big set up to confuse the fans...or perhaps the fans got too close to identifying the real stig? Or maybe we'll see exactly what was going on in the episode that was shot today... View the pics here............ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5suHbD4t6U
  6. Warner Bros is expected to officially announce plans to release the adaptation of the last and final Harry Potter book, split into two separate films. This makes more than perfect sense considering the 36 chapter plus epilogue book is a whopping 759 pages long. Fans have complained that the last two movies which suffered from plot compression. That’s probably because to hardcover releases of Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix ranged from 734 to 896 pages in length. Warner Bros will release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I in November 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II six months later in May 2011. Both of the movies will be filmed concurrently. Screenwriter Steve Kloves, who wrote five of the fix films, is hard at work on both screenplays. Director David Yates, who directed both Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince (which began production in September) has already signed on for both sequels. Producer David Heyman explained to the LA Times: “I swear to you it was born out of purely creative reasons. Unlike every other book, you cannot remove elements of this book. You can remove scenes of Ron playing quidditch from the fifth book, and you can remove Hermione and S.P.E.W. [society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare] and those subplots . . . but with the seventh, that can’t be done.†“The question will be, where do you break it? And how do you make them one but two separate and distinct stories? Do you break it with a moment of suspense or one of resolution? These are the interesting challenges. But each book has presented its challenges.†The official book synopsis: “It all comes down to this - a final faceoff between good and evil. You plan to pull out all the stops, but every time you solve one mystery, three more evolve. Do you stay the course you started, despite your lack of progress? Do you detour and follow a new lead that may not help? Do you listen to your instincts, or your friends? Lord Voldemort is preparing for battle and so must Harry. With Ron and Hermione at his side, he’s trying to hunt down Voldemort’s Horcruxes, escape danger at every turn, and find a way to defeat evil once and for all. How does it all end?â€
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    Trailer for Lost Boys 2: The Tribe

    Official Trailer for 2007 Horror Movie "Lost Boys 2: The Tribe", coming to DVD in 2008. The movie tells the story about a brother and sister, who after moving to a new town after their parents death, find that the sister has fallen for a local vampire. The brother sets out to destroy the gang before his sister begins her own transformation into one of them. Stars Tad Hilgenbrink, Autumn Reeser, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and more. Lost Boys 2 Trailer
  8. Source: Moviefone Moviefone has posted this first photo of the new U.S.S. Enterprise from director J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, opening in theaters on Christmas Day.
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    Hi Glen, Hows Tricks, i see you found the Forum and have joined up. EDIT by QS: Guys, this is a guest announcement topic, and not the place for chatting about other things. I don't want to sound mean or something, but can you please do this conversation by e-mail or some kind of messenger?
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    Latest Horror Trailers & Teasers

    DAY OF THE DEAD Director/s Steve Miner Screenwriter/s Jeffery Reddick Studio/Distributor Millennium Films Cast Mena Suvari, Ving Rhames, Nick Cannon, Christa Campbell, Taylor Hoover, Vanessa Johansson Plot A remake of the George Romero classic zombie movie, a group of scientists, military personnel and civilians find themselves battling for their lives against a plague of flesh eating ghouls. When a band of survivors seek shelter in an underground military bunker, they find themselves trapped with an even greater danger that lurks inside. UK Release 2007 Find the trailer here............ http://www.nuimage.net/pop_trailer.asp?id=...&type=machi ________________________________________________________________________________ THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2 Director/s Martin Weisz Screenwriter/s Wes Craven, Jonathan Craven Studio/Distributor Fox Atomic Cast Jessica Stroup, Reshad Strik, Michael McMillian, Daniella Alonso, Lee Thompson Young, Ben Crowley, Eric Edelstein, Michael Bailey Smith, David Reynolds, Derek Mears, Tyrell Kemlo, Javier Nieto, Gáspár Szabó, Jeff Kober, Jay Acovone, Archie Kao, Philip Pavel Plot The storyline follows a group of young National Guard trainees who are attacked by mutants during a training mission in the New Mexico desert. UK Release TBA US Release 2nd Mar 2007 Early footage can be found here............. http://www.foxatomic.com/#PAGE_101:movie=/...p;movie_id=1801 _____________________________________________________________________________________ HOSTEL: PART II Director/s Eli Roth Screenwriter/s Eli Roth Studio/Distributor Lionsgate Cast Lauren German, Bijou Phillips, Roger Bart, Richard Bugl, Vera Jordanova, Heather Mattarazzo, Stanislav Ianevski, Milan Knazko Plot In "Hostel: Part II," three young Americans studying art in Rome set off for a weekend trip when they run into a beautiful model from one of their classes. Also on her way to an exotic destination, the gorgeous European invites the coeds to come along, assuring them they will be able to relax and rejuvenate. Will the girls find the oasis they are looking for? Or are they poised to become victims for hire, pawns in the fantasies of the sick and privileged from around the world who secretly travel here to savor more grisly pursuits? UK Release 2007 US Release 2007 Teaser................. http://lionsgate.arcostream.net/lionsgate/...tel2_1a_150.wmv
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    Ghost Rider Trailer Now Online

    Spot on again Nicky. That is why there is quite an uproar in the fan base and on discussion boards about the poster.
  12. nightprowler

    OOP movie - latest photos

    Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix theatrical teaser trailer will debut in theaters on November 17th. The trailer can only be seen in front of the studio's comedy adventure film, Happy Feet. The trailer should be online sometime the week after. The highly-anticipated fifth "Harry Potter" installment hits theaters and IMAX on July 13, 2007.
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    Robert Downey Jr to play Iron Man

    Terrence Howard Set for Iron Man Source: Variety Terrence Howard is set to join Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man, reports Variety. The Jon Favreau-directed film is the first to be financed through an arrangement that Marvel Studios formed with Merrill Lynch. Paramount Pictures releases the film May 2, 2008. Howard will play Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, the confidante of Iron Man's alter ego, Tony Stark. Rhodes, a high ranking military officer and aviator, steers the team that develops the robotic suit that allows the sickly Stark to fly around and battle bad guys. In the comic, Rhodes' character gets his own armored suit and evolves into an occasionally antagonistic character called War Machine. That development seems likely to be saved for the sequel, though, as Iron Man will battle villain the Mandarin when shooting begins in February in L.A. "The suit is purely an innovative creation, so this is Marvel meets Tom Clancy technology," Marvel Studios production president Kevin Feige said. "Having the best actors for the key roles allows them to inhabit the hyperkinetic reality of this world."
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    To quote Spock in Star Trek 2: Wrath Of Khan..."The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one." I wouldn't say "sadly"... I'd much rather have the Superman films come out on DVD especially Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut than meet Routh. Official Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition Announcement Source: Warner Home Video Warner Home Video continues to celebrate the year of Superman with the release of the Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition (UCE) on November 28 -- day and date with the DVD debut of the Superman Returns Special Edition as well as the previously announced Superman DVDs Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut and The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection. The Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition includes all six films in the Superman theatrical franchise -- Superman Returns Special Edition, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Superman: The Movie Four Disc Special Edition, Superman II Two Disc Special Edition, Superman III & IV Deluxe Editions -- and is loaded with more than 20 hours of bonus features. Three bonus discs include Look Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman and exclusive to the collection, You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman, a feature length documentary, plus Bryan Singer's video journals chronicling the making of Superman Returns. The Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition will sell for $99.92 SRP. The 14-disc set will be packaged in a collectible keepsake tin which is shelf ready and holds the set inside lenticular packaging, along with a reproduction of the comic book Superman issue #7, a Superman overview booklet and a mail-in offer for five Superman theatrical movie posters. This Collection is a "must have" for any fan. Also being released the same day will be the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc versions of Superman: The Movie and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. The bonus materials for Superman: The Movie (2000 Expanded Edition) include commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz, two featurettes: Taking Flight: The Development of Superman, Making Superman: Filming the Legend, additional footage, music only track and trailers. All bonus materials on the Standard Definition version of Superman II: The Richard Donner Cutwill be included on the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc versions. Both titles will be available for $28.99 SRP.