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Syd Mead to Receive VES Visionary Award

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that visual futurist and concept artist Syd Mead will be the next recipient of its Visionary Award, in recognition of his contributions ... Continue Reading →
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‘Interstellar’ Blasts off on Disc

Space-faring adventure is the order of the day as Christopher Nolan’s vfx showpiece Interstellar arrives on disc and digital from Paramount Home [DVD: $29.98; BD:$39.99]. The ... Continue Reading →
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Backstage at the Oscars: Disney Sweeps, ‘Interstellar’ Soars

In a bit of a surprise, Disney’s Big Hero 6 took home the best animated feature Oscar last night, making it two in a row in the John Lasseter era following Frozen, and the Mouse ... Continue Reading →
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VES Announces 2015 Board of Directors

The Visual Effects Society announced its 2015 board of directors, with Mike Chambers elected as board chair. The 2015 Officers of the VES Board of Directors are: Chair: Mike Chambers 1st ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Remains Atop Box Office Battle

The first weekend of the new year was a good one for Bilbo Baggins, as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies topped the domestic box office with an estimated $22 million in ticket ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Finale Slays B.O. Competition

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies demolished the competition at the box office with a $56 million weekend that brings the Wednesday-opening feature to a $91 million five-day ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Opens Strong Abroad; ‘Exodus’ Tops Domestic

The visual-effects epics dominated the weekend box office in a relatively quiet week prior to the holiday surge The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is expected to bring next week. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins’ Tallies $36m Holiday Weekend Total

DreamWorks Animation’s feature film Penguins of Madagascar finished the weekend in second place behind a strong repeat performance from the most-recent entry in The Hunger Games ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mockingjay’ Year’s Top Debut But Opens Low for Franchise

There was good news and bad news at the box office for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. The good news: The $123 million opening weekend domestic gross was the best to date in ... Continue Reading →