The Directors Guild of America has opted for an eclectic mix of TV movie nominees, tapping a classic musical, an epic miniseries about the AIDS crisis and a trio of offbeat dramas.
"American Splendor," a stylistically inventive portrait of the life of sad sack comics writer Harvey Pekar, walked off with best picture of the year honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. in…
New Line has already proven that its "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy can rule at the box office three years in a row. But can the fantasy epic threepeat come Oscar time?
It's been five years since Industrial Light & Magic last won an Oscar for visual effects, the longest drought in the f/x behemoth's history. Will 2003 break the losing streak, or will George Lucas'…
There's always a huge sense of anticipation that comes when the Marvel logo flashes across the screen in a movie theater and quick flashes of classic comicbook characters from the iconic company fill…
It may be the end of the road for "The Matrix" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogies, but ESC Entertainment and Weta, the respective effects facilities behind the films, aren't expected to close…
The official criterion for the visual effects Oscar is spelled out in Rule No. 22 of the Academy's Awards rulebook. Films are judged based on "(a) consideration of the contribution the visual effects…
Given the sheer number of films that contain visual effects in any given year, selecting no more than three to vie for a visual effects Oscar seems like a slight. But the reason lies in the fact that…
There's no denying film critics often wince at sequel storytelling, but the air of familiarity may have a leg up when Oscar comes calling for visual effects.
The sea epic "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" is conspicuously the only film in this year's f/x bakeoff that charts a course toward realism rather than fantasy.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman1Weekend:$21.2M Fox / DreamWorks Animation
300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire2Weekend:$19.1M Warner Brothers
Need For Speed
Need For Speed3Weekend:$17.8M