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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 even without ... Continue Reading →
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Blackmagic Buys Fusion Maker Eyeon

Blackmagic Design has acquired Eyeon Software, maker of the widely used Fusion compositing software, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Blackmagic has been expanding steadily into ... Continue Reading →
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‘Spidey 2,’ ‘Brony Tale,’ ‘Gilligan’ Top Week’s Discs

It’s a web of wild home video releases this week, with the latest from Marvel’s arachnid superstar, a documentary on men who love pony toons and some vintage and new animated ... 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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Release Date Updates for ‘Sinister Six,’ ‘Spider-Man 3,’ ‘Pirates 5′

The ongoing shuffle of vfx-laden feature projects continues with recent announcements of release changes and confirmations. Due to box office results not meeting expectations for The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maleficent’ Easily Defeats Fox’s ‘X-Men’

Who says the “bad guys” never win? Maleficent, Disney’s much-anticipated live-action take on the Sleeping Beauty tale told from the antagonist’s perspective, ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Imageworks Moving to Vancouver

Sony has revealed plans to move the headquarters for its Sony Pictures Imageworks visual-effects division from Culver City to Vancouver, Canada. The company plans to move into a new ... Continue Reading →
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‘X-Men’ Soars; ‘Frozen’ Now No. 5 of All Time

Marvel’s merry mutants ruled the box office this weekend, as expected, while Disney’s Frozen moved up another step on the list of all-time highest grossing films. X-Men: ... Continue Reading →
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‘Godzilla’ Goes Big for $93M Opening

It was a huge weekend for Godzilla, as the most-recent re-imagining of the classic Japanese monster franchise scored the year’s biggest debut to date with a whopping $93 million ... Continue Reading →
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‘Spidey 2′ Slips; ‘Oz’ Opens in Eighth

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was toppled from its perch atop the domestic box office this weekend by an R-rated comedy, while indie animated feature Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return ... Continue Reading →