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Academy Reveals 10 VFX Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars. The Awards will be presented ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Hiddleston to Star in ‘Skull Island’

Legendary Pictures has tapped Tom Hiddleston — beloved by fans for his portrayals of Loki in the Thor and Avengers flicks — to star in its King Kong prequel Skull Island, ... Continue Reading →
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‘South Park,’ ‘Godzilla’ Giants Among Video Releases

Two giants of animation and visual-effects stomp their way home today with major releases for Godzilla and the kids of South Park. South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season (Paramount, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Godzilla 2′ Coming in 2018

The giant monster madness will continue thanks to super sized box-office results, with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announcing they have slated a sequel to Gareth Edwards’ ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC

SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC – August 10-14, Vancouver Convention Center, s2014.siggraph.org Hey, Big Speakers Keynote: Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs Kotek’s ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Presenting on Blockbuster VFX at SIGGRAPH

Top feature visual effects house MPC will be celebrating a year’s worth of major movie spectacle at SIGGRAPH next week, teaming up with releasing studios to present production ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Opening Hits $100 Million

It looks like the robots in disguise’s real talent is to transform a movie into a money-making machine. Transformers: Age of Extinction became the first film of the year to score ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2′ Hangs in With Hit Comedies

It was crowded at the top for this weekend’s box office results, with the top three features finishing within $5 million of each other in an overall weak weekend for movie ticket ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy ‘Jumps’ ‘Dragon 2′ at Box Office

It was a big weekend at the box office, with two dueling sequels entering the fray with big hopes. In the end, the chips fell with a $60 million opening for the R-rated comedy 22 Jump ... Continue Reading →
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‘Stars’ Block ‘Maleficent’ B.O. Repeat

Tears beat fears this weekend as the debut of The Fault in Our Stars pushed Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent back to second place with a strong $48 million in ticket sales. Maleficent ... Continue Reading →