A certain sign a serious movie is about to unspool is when the screening begins with Harrison Ford at the podium calling the film "important, timely and poignant," followed by Angelina Jolie speaking…
The filmmakers at Sunday's Museum of Modern Art preem of "Million Dollar Baby" said they were comfortable with the pic's under-the-radar position going into awards season.
Studios are scrambling to take advantage of the most valuable real estate on the release calendar -- the two weekends bracketing Christmas. In some last-minute release-date jockeying, Fox has pushed…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Michael B. Seligman has been named associate producer of the 77th annual Academy Awards show.
"Classically, visual effects are used for one of three criteria," says "I, Robot" visual f/x supervisor John Nelson, "where it's too expensive, too dangerous or impossible." All three came into play…
One of the biggest remaining challenges for digital f/x pros is volumetric rendering -- the credible representation of such ill-defined, constantly changing things as giant ocean waves, huge…
When visual effects earned its own branch at the Academy 10 years ago, it was where you went for explosions, fires and spaceships. Now, as visual effects appear in everything from the summer…
The arrival of digital visual effects has given filmmakers the ability to conjure space battles, magic spells, dinosaurs and the like in photorealistic detail -- and these are the spectacular f/x…
Visual effects Oscar nominees come by way of the category's famous bake-off. First, the branch's 35-person exec committee selects five industry professionals to create a 40-member steering committee…
Best picture may be the most coveted prize at the Oscars, but the visual effects nominees have better records at the B.O. -- especially in the past 15 years.