The Los City of Z is now available on Amazon to watch and highly recommend it. The film is a true story from the David Grann book by the same title. The main character is real-life explorer Percy Fawcett who was sent to Bolivia as a cartographer. While on his journey he finds evidence of a lost civilization that he calls “Z”. Him and two other man including Henry Costin (played by Robert Pattinson) make several attempts but never quite reach their destination. In his final attempt, he brings his son with him and they never return. Many experts felt they were caught by violent Indians and were murdered. There were many search parties that tried to find them (or their remains) but were unsuccessful. Recently, archaeologist Michael Heckenberger found a grid of villages with roads and pathways that was in the area of where Fawcett had claimed the city… read more →
Baywatch is a new film based off the 90s long-running TV series by the same name. The movie stars Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, and Kelly Rohrbach. Unlike the original series that was set in Malibu, this remake takes place in Broward County, Florida. The main story follows the character Mitch and his Baywatch team to save the beach from a drug dealer. Unfortunately, the film has had bad reviews saying it shouldn’t have turned it into a crime caper. There was a lot of positive critique that Johnson and Efron had great chemistry and are quite fun to watch. It has grossed already $173 million worldwide. Olson Visual created numerous graphics for this film including: banners, window graphics, T3 System… Check out these images showing our amazing and colorful work we installed all over Los Angeles.
The Mummy is a reboot of the franchise Mummy starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe. It premiered in Sydney Australia on May 22, 2017 and the United States release opened on June 9th. Unfortunately, the film had negative reviews and was considered a box office tragedy. It had such a high production cost. The Guardian had mentioned, “no amount of clunky expository dialogue can untangle this mess of bones, bandages and bald commercial cynicism”. But the movie has done well internationally. Perhaps, Tom Cruise brought in a lot more overseas crowd. This helped to even out the $125 million production budget. Olson Visual installed numerous graphics of the film. This included: window graphics at Union Square, banner Graphics at Harkins Cerritos, and window graphics at Burbank. OV is expanding and doing projects all over the United States and internationally. Check out these installation images! … read more →
Brand new!! Hot off the press!! Check out our new #T3System #backlightgraphics #costumeandpropdisplay for #WarforthePlanetoftheApes! They are currently installed at Arclight Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, and Hollywood. War for the Planet of the Apes is an upcoming American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback and Reeves. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary. Principal photography began on October 14, 2015, in Vancouver. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 14, 2017. Save Save Save Save Save Save
Olson Visual recently created these amazing inflatable graphics for the third edition of Despicable Me. The graphics are very colorful, playful, and quite large in size. They are adorable! Check out these images from Cinemark in Culver City and Playa Vista. Despicable Me 3 is the sequel to the series and premiered on June 14th. It will be released in the US on June 30th. Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig return as voices in the film.
The Great Wall is an action-packed monster film starring Matt Damon and directed by Zhang Yimou (the creative behind the 2008 staging of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics). It takes place during the Song dynasty China. William, played by Damon, is captured by Chinese soldiers and later helps fight against the monsters. Most of the filming was done in Qingdao, China. Jing Tian plays the main female character who takes a liking to William. The two band together to fight off the monsters that are killing and taking over the wall. The movie cost over 150 million and only grossed $332 worldwide. It was the most expensive US-China production to date and considered a disappointment because of mixed reviews. Although, I found the movie entertaining and action-packed. Olson Visual created numerous graphics including: Save
CinemaCon originated in 2011 and has evolved to become one of the largest motion picture industry gatherings in the world. This will be the sixth edition that took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from April 23 – 26. There was exclusive presentations from an all-star cast. Olson Visual created numerous graphics for the convention including: backlit graphics, murals, wall graphics, banners and marquees. There was also a selfie-graphic where visitors were able to take pictures of themselves inside the booth. The “selfie-booth” had numerous graphics that wrapped around the structure. Check out these images to see Olson Visuals amazing work at CinemaCon 2017. Save Save Save
Ghost in the Shell is a film based off the Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow. It is directed by Rupert Sanders and stars Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, and Scarlett Johansson. The movie takes place in the future where the line between robots and human are blurred. It primarily follows Major, played by Johansson. She years to learn about her past. The film premiered in Tokyo and was released in the U.S. on March 31, 2017. It received mixed reviews and had a backlash prior to it’s release. Unfortunately, many fans of the original animation felt that Johansson did not fit the part and should be played by a Japanese actress. This was considered whitewashing and wasn’t considered true to the intention of the original by Shirow. The film grossed $169 million from a $110 million budget. Olson Visual worked on many projects of the movie. This included: backlit graphics, marquee,… read more →
The film Florence Foster Jenkins stars the iconic Meryl Streep and tells the story of a wealthy philanthropist for a desire to be a singer. She had no talent but was a prominent socialite in the New York art scene in the early 1900s. But who is the real-life person? Jenkins was born in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. She took piano until she was 15 and then married when she was 30 years to Dr. Frank Jenkins. The pair were separated only after 3 years and it was thought this is who she had gotten syphilis from. She moved to the big apple and started using her inheritance to program music recitals for women. During this time she fell for St. Clair Bayfield, a British actor. They became an item. Jenkins still dreamed of being a singer but unfortunately, she had no talent. She was a member of the musical club, Verdi.… read more →
Olson Visual worked on the film Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. They created amazing large-scale graphics. This included gigantic banners and a backlit using the T3 system. Check out these photos at numerous projects around the Los Angeles area. Ghostbusters hit theaters in April 2017. It was directed by Paul Feig and starred Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. It was different from the original series from the 1980s. It instead followed followed a all-female cast. Bill Murray refused to make another Ghostbusters, partly from the death of Harold Ramis in 2014. The budget was quite much at $144 million. Unfortunately, the film only grossed $229 million worldwide and was considered unsuccessful. Save