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Original 'Star Wars' VFX Master Reveals the Hardest Scenes to Get Just Right

3 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi and visual effects Oscars for his work on Forrest Gump, Death Becomes Her, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Cocoon. He's an alum of Industrial Light + Magic, where his additional credits include the Back to the Future trilogy, and he now serves as senior VFX supervisor »

- Carolyn Giardina

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When Maureen Stapleton Became Our Grandmother Forever

17 January 2017 12:19 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

35 years ago, the actress sang the body electric.

The handful of actresses I associate with motherhood include ’80s movie and TV staples Dee Wallace, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Joanna Kerns, Judith Light, and Meredith Baxter. They were the ones that comforted me when I was a kid. But when it comes to images of grandmothers, only one woman comes to mind: Maureen Stapleton.

On January 17, 1982, Stapleton was only 55 years old. She had three Academy Award nominations under her belt and was about to receive her fourth. She would win that Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the end of March for her performance as Emma Goldman in Reds. But on this particular night, she was on television in the title role of The Electric Grandmother.

The Emmy-nominated NBC special, part of the network’s Peacock Theatre, was co-written by Ray Bradbury based on his 1962 Twilight Zone episode “I Sing the Body Electric,” the »

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Leads Visual Effects Nominations

10 January 2017 9:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Visual Effects Society (Ves) announced the nominees for the 15th Annual Ves Awards on Tuesday.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” leads the feature film nominations with seven nods, followed by “Doctor Strange” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” with six apiece.

“Kubo” is also top animated film contender. Two Disney films, “Finding Dory” and “Moana,” follow with four nominations.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” leads the television field and has the most nominations overall with 11 — eight for the dramatic “Battle of the Bastards” episode alone.

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The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston. Ralston’s has five Oscars: a Special Achievement Oscar for “Return of the Jedi,” and four Best Effects awards for “Cocoon,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Death Becomes Her,” and “Forrest Gump.”

The Visionary Award will be presented »

- Lawrence Yee

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Leads Visual Effects Nominations

10 January 2017 9:58 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Visual Effects Society (Ves) announced the nominees for the 15th Annual Ves Awards on Tuesday.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” leads the feature film nominations with seven nods, followed by “Doctor Strange” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” with six apiece.

“Kubo” is also top animated film contender. Two Disney films, “Finding Dory” and “Moana,” follow with four nominations.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” leads the television field and has the most nominations overall with 11 — eight for the dramatic “Battle of the Bastards” episode alone.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston. Ralston’s has five Oscars: a Special Achievement Oscar for “Return of the Jedi,” and four Best Effects awards for “Cocoon,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Death Becomes Her,” and “Forrest Gump.”

The Visionary Award will be presented to producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production Victoria Alonso.

“The »

- Lawrence Yee

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