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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Retake Weekend, Top U.S. Summer B.O.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy not only rebounded to reclaim the top spot at the box office this weekend, it also has become the top-grossing movie of the summer. In its fourth ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turtles’ Gives ‘Guardians’ a Shell of a Time

Paramount’s gritty, action-packed update on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got off to a whizz-bang start this morning, with fans of all ages helping the martial-arts masters to ... 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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‘Guardians’ Sets August Opening Record

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy proved itself ruler of the box office universe with the biggest August release opening ever, by quite a stretch. The comic-book adaptation directed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lucy’ Hands ‘Hercules’ Box Office Defeat

The Scarlett Johansson starrer Lucy blew away the Herculean competition at the box office this weekend with a $44 million opening. The thriller, directed by Luc Besson, won the weekend ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes’ Still Rules; ‘Planes’ Finishes Third

Apes continued to rule at the box office, while DisneyToon Studios’ animated sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue opened in third place. Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ... Continue Reading →
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It’s an ‘Apes’ World at the Box Office

Caesar has triumphed again. The new VFX-heavy feature Dawn of the Planet of the Apes easily conquered the box office this weekend with a strong $73 million domestic opening. The film’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Scribe to Adapt ‘Dumbo’ to Live Action

It worked for 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent, so why not Dumbo? Disney has announced it is developing a live-action feature film based on its 1941 animated classic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Repeat For Holiday Weekend

Transformers: Age of Extinction is about as far from extinct as you can get at the box office. The mega-hit topped an overall soft Independence Day holiday weekend for ticket sales ... Continue Reading →