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Like any decent trick, "Strange Magic" came about as a bit of a surprise. Instead of the usual multi-year lead-up of most animated film releases, the release announcement for this film came as a bit of a shock when its beans were spilled last November.
The project is directed by Gary Rydstrom, a sound designer and editor credited with the majority of the most popular live-action and animated films ever made, from "Toy Story" to "Titanic," with the "Star Wars" prequels, "Jurassic Park," and "Saving Private Ryan" under his belt. He has 17 Oscar nominations (with seven wins), yet this is the first time he's credited as the director of a film.
The story is credited to Rydstrom's boss at Skywalker Sound, the one and only George Lucas. This is a straight-up fairy tale, complete with dark forests, goblins, elves and the like.
Oh, dear. Are you going to be some Lucas fanboy about this? »
- Jason Gorber
Control, alt, repeat! It's time for another Poster-Crop Quiz! This week, in honor of Blackhat, we're celebrating our favorite cyber-savvy flicks. We've uploaded cropped posters from 10 films that each involve computer hackers. See if you can decode the images, leaving your guesses in the comment section below. The first person to correctly name all 10 posters will receive a shout-out in next week's quiz. It won't give you the power to hack the planet, but it's still pretty rad. While some may argue the movie is primarily about dinosaurs or whatever, Jurassic Park will, to me, forever be the movie that made the Unix system a household name. Last week's answers: Aliens, Road Warrior, Blade Runner, Reign of Fire, Brazil, Planet of the Apes, Dredd...
- Brian Salisbury
2 items from 2015
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