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See all the changes made to the original Star Wars Trilogy

The original Star Wars Trilogy has been through a lot of changes over the years, starting in 1997 with the release of the Special Editions. The Special Editions allowed George Lucas to tweak here and there and hype up the then-forthcoming p...

 
 
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Noah has the most complicated rendering in ILM history

I don't think anyone will be surprised to find out that Darren Aronofsky's Noah will be quite heavy on the impressive visuals, but earning the tag of the most complicated rendering Industrial Light and Magic Has ever done means we'll be see...

 
 
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Video: behind the special effects in Fast & Furious 6

Part of what has made the Fast & Furious franchise thrive under Justin Lin's direction is his insistence on filming as much real action in-camera as possible. In other words, (spoilers, I suppose) for the final chase scene in Fast &...

 
 
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YouTube's newest feature: Slow motion

Did you ever wish that you owned a high-speed camera just to post videos of things in slow-motion on YouTube? Well not everyone owns a high-speed camera just for this specific purpose, but Google has a new tool for you.

 
 
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Nymphomaniac to have actors's faces on porn star bodies

Even though many elements of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac have been closely guarded, a few details have slipped out from producer Louise Vesth. According to Vesth, there will be graphic sex scenes featuring actors Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ste...

 
 
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RIP Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013)

Ray Harryhausen, the legendary special effects pioneer, stop-motion animator, and creature creator, died today at the age of 92. Harryhausen's work has influenced generations of filmmakers and special effects artists, and holds a special pl...

 
 
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Featurettes on sound and visual effects in The Hobbit

While I had issues with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for its flabby storytelling, the film has set the box office on fire and I did at least appreciate lots of choices in production design. These two featurettes from Mo...

 
 
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Gustav Hoegen's animatronic FX show reel is awesome

File this under your cross-index for both awesome and creepy. Gustav Hoegen is the animatronic artist responsible for some pretty stunning creations from films such as Prometheus, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Hitchhikers Gui...

 
 
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New MIB3 shots show off aliens, cleavage, cake

Following images released last month, more production stills of Rick Baker's impressive makeup work have come from the Men in Black 3 set. Baker, pictured in the header playing the result of the inevitable cross-breeding between humans...

 
 
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Watch a cool featurette on the flying scenes in Chronicle

Dre and I loved Chronicle. I'd say it ranks in my top ten best superhero movies of all time, truth be told. The flying sequences are among some of the most breathtaking and exhilarating in the film, filling you with a sense of awe and...

 
 
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Rick Baker's MIB3 aliens are a B-movie lover's delight

I'm definitely having trouble getting excited for Men in Black 3, especially after a series of lackluster trailers, but one thing I can always count on is the work of makeup artist Rick Baker, shown in the gallery with a number of his desig...

 
 
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Tom Savini latest irrelevant actor to score Django role

Another day, another Django Unchained casting announcement. With Kurt Russell replacing Kevin Costner and the more recent addition of Don Johnson as a slave pimp, the latest irrelevant name to come out of Django Unchained has been announced...

 
 




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The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

NYFF Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 

American Made"Sex, drugs, and Tom Cruise"

 

NYFF Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 

The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"