The late-year steering committee meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science's visual effects branch is always a long night. This past November, though, things got heated as well.
In "The Croods," the upcoming pic from DreamWorks Animation, the eponymous caveman family's response to anything new -- literally -- is for the dad to shout, "Form your kill circle!" and for the…
A while back former Variety topper Peter Bart did a radio interview in which he recalled how different it was to be a studio executive back in the 1970s. "In those days," he said, "you could make a…
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Like most entertainment reporters -- and, apparently, most of the human race -- I was itching to see "The Avengers" a couple of weeks ago but had not received a screening invitation.
Proponents of a visual effects union got some fresh ammunition recently thanks to a clumsy attempt at humor by Digital Domain Media Group chairman-CEO John Textor.
On St. Patrick's Day I went to the premiere of Relativity's Snow White movie, "Mirror, Mirror," which I enjoyed a lot more than I expected to, given that I'm not now and never have been a 12-year-old…
In the 1960s, Arch Oboler, whose pic "Bwana Devil" had kicked off the 3D boom of the 1950s, spoke to Variety about what had gone so wrong with 3D in those years.
Prime Focus has been tubthumping its 3D conversion work on "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader," but the company is keeping mum about an even bigger project that may be on its…