IMAX: Michael Jordan To The Max

Directed by James Stern CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: JOURNEY OF MAN Directed by Keith Melton

What can fill a screen 81 ft. high? Gods and monsters. The success of Fantasia/2000 in IMAX theaters is cuing top directors like James Cameron to the notion that the format might accommodate longer stories and higher budgets. For now, documentary spectacles still splatter the big wall. The Jordan movie--a star chat interspersed with clips from his final NBA playoff drive--has an adoring tone and the familiar slo-mo, wide-angle baskebatics. For higher highs and cooler thrills, go Cirque. The Montreal-based art circus has finally made a film that captures the joy and awe of shows like Quidam, Mystere and O by...

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