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Rogue One Cast and Crew Talk Star Wars Secrets at Ilm

1 April 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars fans can now enjoy Rogue One from the comforts of their couch as the first-ever Star Wars Story hit VOD last month before coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4. To celebrate, Ryan J. Downey headed to Ilm to meet up with some of the team behind this thrilling sci-fi adventure to explore new secrets and learn more details about the making of the latest Star Wars movie.

On hand to discuss this latest entry in the official Star Wars cinematic canon were Rogue One star Alan Tudyk, who plays K-2So in the movie, along with VFX Supervisor John Knoll, who created the story, and Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel. You can watch them discuss the movie at length in the exclusive video below.

Lucasfilm's Rogue One has definitely established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming »

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Review — ‘Life’ Finds a Way to Deliver Slick Thrills Despite the Generic Setup

23 March 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Life’ Finds a Way to Deliver a Fun Thrill Ride Despite the Generic SetupA compelling cast, an intelligent enemy, and slick thrills make for an entertaining slice of sci-fi/horror.

As much as films like Apollo 13 and Hidden Figures want us to believe otherwise, space-set horror films have shown us again and again that astronauts really aren’t all that bright. How else to explain the endless display of scientists and space explorers who encounter a previously unknown alien life-form and against all common sense decide it’s probably something they should touch?

That’s the immediate hurdle the new film Life needs to overcome even before the the first frame appears, and while the moment in question is a definite stumbling block the movie still succeeds in becoming a highly entertaining and often suspenseful ride into darkness.

A six-person crew aboard the International Space Station have just brought an interplanetary sample aboard, and »

- Rob Hunter

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Can we all just admit Avatar was kind of terrible?

12 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on James Cameron’s Avatar

Avatar. It’s the highest grossing movie of all time. Nominated for Best Picture and Best Director. It was a cinematic experience adored by critics and audiences showered in praise for its mind-blowing, bar-raising special effects that once again raised the bar for what is possible on the big screen. The world of Avatar is starting to enter the pop-culture collective consciousness again thanks to a new theme park attraction and the possibility of the sequels finally coming to fruition. It seems like James Cameron isn’t done with the world of Pandora.

But does anyone really want a return trip?

Wasn’t Avatar kind of terrible? A derivative, painfully thin story bereft of originality with some painful, cringe-inducing dialogue? It makes sense that the world of Pandora would become a theme park attraction. That’s what Avatar was: a two-hour ride through Pandora. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Sci-Fi Buzz: 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' 3D Release Date Set

6 March 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

More than 25 years after it exploded into theaters, James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day is returning to the big screen. The original arrived nearly seven years after The Terminator became a breakout hit in the fall of 1984 and followed Cameron's subsequent success with Aliens and the box office disappointment of The Abyss. The big-budget sequel became the top grossing movie of the year at the box office and remains a popular favorite. Back in December 2015, we heard the movie will return to theaters in a digitally remastered 3D release; it's understood that China is a primary target for the re-release since the blockbuster sequel never got a theatrical release there. Now the U.S. release date has been set for August 25, per Deadline. This follows on the news...

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Sci-fi Buzz: 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' 3D Release Date Set

6 March 2017 7:42 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

T2: Judgment Day: More than 25 years after it exploded into theaters, James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day is returning to the big screen. The original arrived nearly seven years after The Terminator became a breakout hit in the fall of 1984 and followed Cameron's subsequent success with Aliens and the box office disappointment of The Abyss. The big-budget sequel became the top-grossing movie of the year at the box office and remains a popular favorite. Back in December 2015,...

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Cinematography Series

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd massed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something weirder and surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Cinematography Series

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd massed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something weirder and surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Cinematography Series

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd massed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something weirder and surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Cinematography Series

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd massed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something weirder and surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Cinematography Series

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd massed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something weirder and surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Cinematography Series

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd massed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something weirder and surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Cinematography Series

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd massed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something weirder and surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Cinematography Series

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd massed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something weirder and surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Cinematography Series

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd massed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something weirder and surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Cinematography Series

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd massed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something weirder and surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

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Toby Oliver Acs || Get Out || Interview

4 March 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get Out, a genre sleeper hit rightfully boasted as having spawned ‘From the mind of Jordan Peele’, has seized online review aggregators & the box office as its own. Making back ($33.4m), already, nearly 6 times its budget ($4.5m) in its debuting weekend, Get Out looks to grow in the comings weeks and has, as of March 3rd amassed a $57.8 million gross revenue. Careers have been secured.

Pivotal to the realization of this social thriller: Toby Oliver Acs, a veteran D.P of small feature budgets and cutthroat schedules, applied his technical prowess and distinct eye to Jordan Peele’s idiosyncratic vision. His background in documentary as well as narrative features seems to lend him balance and clarity throughout his cinematographic perspective. Get Out, both in tonality & Oliver’s light and lensing, begins grounded and transitions to something more surreal. The language Oliver developed alongside writer/director Jordan Peele helps accennuate this change. »

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Ryan Gosling To Produce Adaptation Of The Underwater Welder

3 March 2017 11:39 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Damon Lindelof once described graphic novel The Underwater Welder as “the most spectacular episode of The Twilight Zone that was never produced,” and Ryan Gosling seems to agree, as he’s snapped up the rights to it. But cool your jets before you start visualizing Gosling in a skin-tight wetsuit wielding a blowtorch, as right now he’s only down to produce rather than star.

Gosling has been quietly producing films since 2010, with Blue Valentine, Only God Forgives and Lost River already under his belt, and The Underwater Welder looks like a sterling addition to the set. The graphic novel is written by award-winning author Jeff Lemire, known for his DC work on Justice League Dark, Swamp Thing and Green Arrow, as well as All-New Hawkeye and Extraordinary X-Men for Marvel.

It tells the tale Jack Joseph, an offshore oil rig suba diver responsible for underwater repairs. Back on shore, »

- David James

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Cinema’s Top Underwater Thrillers

2 March 2017 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The new aquatic adventure film The Chamber – where a submarine mission goes badly wrong – is the epitome of an underwater thriller. It plunges you into the action and makes you feel as if you’re right there with the crew fighting amongst each other, and fighting for their lives, sinking into the depths of the Yellow Sea. Here are eight more deep sea chillers that’ll have you struggling for breath.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

“Race from outer space to seven miles below the sea … with amazing aquanauts of the deep!” In this classic sci-fi adventure Walter Pidgeon is in charge of a nuclear submarine whose very mission is to save the planet Earth. Directed by Irwin Allen, who went on to make disaster movies like The Poseidon Adventure and The Swarm, the film features the sub being attacked by a giant octopus, which should be recommendation enough. »

- The Hollywood News

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Are the Academy Awards really biased against blockbusters?

4 February 2017 4:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Angus Houvouras on whether the Academy Awards are really biased against blockbusters…

You’ve gotta love James Cameron. If ever a director has earned our collective respect, it’s the guy that brought us Terminator, Aliens, T2, The Abyss, and True Lies. Then again he also brought us Dark Angel, Avatar, Titanic, and a ringing endorsement of Terminator: Genisys. That last one is crazy enough to put a nice coat of tarnish on his platinum finish among film fans.

Cameron talked recently about how blockbusters are generally ignored by all the major awards. This generally accepted concept was challenged by Cameron who believes this line of thought to be blatantly unfair against the big budget movies that rarely get mentioned during award season when studios are promoting smaller stories and more dramatic fare.

Blockbusters have never really been considered Oscar bait in the creative categories. Sure, you’ll find »

- Anghus Houvouras

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The Abyss needs a Blu-Ray release (and a DVD Release in the correct aspect ratio)

7 January 2017 2:19 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Despite having helmed both the highest and second highest grossing films of all time with Avatar and Titanic, James Cameron's superior 1989 underwater sci-fi-drama-thriller The Abyss is still in need of a Blu-Ray release. This is made all the more pressing by the fact its DVD release is butchered by its anamorphic aspect ratio being pillar-boxed on both sides -- this means a rather low resolution and squashed-in presentation of what is an otherwise gorgeous and mesmerising-looking film with some of the most extraordinary special effects shots of the 1980s.  There's nothing more aggravating than putting in a DVD or Blu-Ray that you've bought with your own hard-earned money and finding out it's not in the correct aspect ratio. This little first world problem is...

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