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Before going into The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones earlier this week I searched all over to find out if it was in 3D. It wasn't, but why wouldn't it bec It costs just a few million extra to post-convert and then you can price gouge the consumer under the lie 3D makes the experience better when in fact it just makes the picture blurry and requires special glasses to make sure it's in focus. I've seen only a few films where I can say the 3D had any effect on the viewing experience. Hubble 3D in IMAX was amazing, the 3D animation in Zack Snyder's Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole was impressive even though the movie stunk, I actually thought some of the helicopter shots in World War Z were quite impressive and Avatar had its moments. Overall, though, you could get rid of 3D »
- Brad Brevet
It has been a long, bumpy, rumor-filled road from 2006's "Superman Returns" across seven years to this Friday's "Man Of Steel." The crown jewel in the Warner Bros. comic book stable along with Batman, getting this franchise back on track has been a priority and naturally, the project was floated by a number of big names before Zack Snyder finally signed on in the fall of 2010. But before the reboot got to him, some much bigger names than Snyder were considered, and apparently one of them came very close. THR reports that Darren Aronofsky (first rumored a couple months before Snyder eventually got the gig) was a "finalist" to direct the movie, with WB honcho Jeff Robinov eventually going with Snyder who had made four movies with the studio ("300," "Watchmen," "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," and "Sucker Punch") and had the blessing of executive producer Christopher Nolan. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
I'm a big Zack Snyder fan. While Sucker Punch was clearly a misstep, his take on Watchmen - specifically the director's cut - was a fantastic achievement, and 300, Dawn of the Dead, and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole all showcase a filmmaker with a unique voice and vision. So when I first heard Snyder was given the difficult task of bringing Superman back to movie screens, and making him cool again, I truly believed he was the right director for the job. And after spending a day on set watching him bring Man of Steel to life, I'm extremely confident he's going to deliver his best film yet. At the end of a long day, Snyder sat down for a group interview and discussed what Superman means to him, the action scenes, his version of Clark Kent, his search for the right pair of glasses, how he got involved in the project, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Henry Selick, the genius behind The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and the Oscar® and BAFTA nominated Coraline, is moving forward with Academy Award nominated producer Josh Penn (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and K5 International on his latest feature The Shadow King.
The Shadow King is a deliciously magical tale about nine-year-old New York orphan Hap who hides his fantastically weird hands with long fingers from a cruel world. But when a living shadow girl teaches him to make amazing hand shadows that come to life, his hands become incredible weapons in a shadow war against a ravenous monster bent on killing Hap's brother Richard and ultimately destroying New York.
The Shadow King is written and directed by Henry Selick. His team includes an impressive array of renowned artists such as Director of Photographer Peter Sorg, (Frankenweenie, Coraline), Eric Leighton, Animation Director on Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, »
4 items from 2013
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