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Full Line of ‘Rampage’ Toys Includes Arcade and Movie Fun!

Full Line of ‘Rampage’ Toys Includes Arcade and Movie Fun!
Much like last year’s Kong: Skull Island, this year’s Rampage is getting its own line of action figures from Lanard, now available in Walmart ahead of the film’s April release. We recently showed you a handful of the toys, and now we’ve got images of the entire line; an unexpected surprise, it includes toys based on […]
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It’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ vs. ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ for the VFX Oscar

It’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ vs. ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ for the VFX Oscar
The two VFX Oscar frontrunners, “Blade Runner 2049” and “War for the Planet of the Apes,” are in a war of their own for the 16th Ves Awards (to be held at the Beverly Hilton on February 13th). Each grabbed seven nominations, edging out “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”and upstart “Kong: Skull Island” (with five and four nominations, respectively). All four were nominated for the top prize along with Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Among the snubs were “The Shape of Water,” “Okja,” “Alien: Covenant,” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which all made the Academy’s VFX bake-off shortlist.

However, making the cut in the Ves supporting category were “Dunkirk,” “Darkest Hour,” “Downsizing,” “Mother,” and “Only the Brave.”

For animation, Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3” nabbed five nominations, while Pixar’s frontrunning “Coco” collected four. They will compete for Outstanding Animated Feature
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Top Visual Effects Society Nominations

The Visual Effects Society has announced its nominations for the 16th Annual Ves Awards, and Blade Runner 2049 and War for the Planet of the Apes unsurprisingly came out on top. The two films scored seven nominations each, Despicable Me 3 for some reason topped the animated feature nominees with five, and Game of Thrones leads the TV field with 11 nominations overall. The nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature are Blade Runner 2049, War for the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi while …
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‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’ Lead Visual Effects Nominations

‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’ Lead Visual Effects Nominations
Blade Runner 2049” and “War for the Planet of the Apes” led all films in nominations for the Visual Effects Society’s 16th Annual Ves Awards, with “Game of Thrones” topping all TV programs and landing the most nominations overall. “Blade Runner” and “Planet of the Apes” each scored seven nominations, including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, the category that most closely corresponds to the Oscars Best Visual Effects category. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Kong: Skull Island” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” were also nominated in that category. “Game of Thrones” received 11 nominations. “Despicable Me 3”...
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'Game Of Thrones', 'Blade Runner 2049', 'War For The Planet Of The Apes' lead Ves effects nominees

'Game Of Thrones', 'Blade Runner 2049', 'War For The Planet Of The Apes' lead Ves effects nominees
Despicable Me 3 is lead animation feature contender.

Blade Runner 2049 and War For The Planet Of The Apes earned seven feature nominations apiece from the Visual Effects Society (Ves) on Tuesday (January 16), while Game Of Thrones picked up the most individual nods as the leading TV contender on 11.

Nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature for the 16th annual Ves Awards are Blade Runner 2049, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and War For The Planet Of The Apes.

Game Of Thrones takes its place on the list of Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode for the episode Beyond The Wall, alongside Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Orientation Part 1; Legion: Chapter 1; Star Trek Discovery: The Vulcan Hello; and Stranger Things 2: The Gate.

Despicable Me 3 leads the animation feature contest with five nods and will vie for the Outstanding Visual Effects
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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Lead Visual Effects Society Nominations

‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Lead Visual Effects Society Nominations
Blade Runner 2049” and “War for the Planet of the Apes” led the nominations for the Visual Effects Society on Tuesday with seven apiece. “Despicable Me 3” topped animated contenders, while “Game of Thrones” was the overall nominations leader with 11.

The nominees in the group’s top film category of outstanding visual effects in a photoreal feature were “Blade Runner 2049,” “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2,” “Kong: Skull Island,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

All five films competed in the motion picture Academy’s visual effects bake-off on Jan. 6. The other movies in contention are “Alien: Covenant,” “Dunkirk,” “Okja,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” Of those, only “Dunkirk” received a Ves nomination, for supporting visual effects.

The top television nominees were “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Game of Thrones,” “Legion,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” and “Stranger Things.”

Last year’s
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Ves Awards Nominations: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Are Top Film Contenders

Ves Awards Nominations: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Are Top Film Contenders
Announcing the nominees for their 16th annual Ves Awards, the Visual Effects Society brought welcome news for Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” and Matt Reeves’s “War for the Planet of the Apes,” each up for seven statuettes. “Despicable Me 3” is the most-nominated animated film of the year (5), while the most-honored title overall is “Game of Thrones” (11).

The 21-year-old organization consists of 3,400-plus members in 35 nations. Each year, it recognizes visual effects innovators in film, animation, television, commercials, and video games.

In 2017, Disney’s “The Jungle Book” remake claimed five Ves trophies, more than any other feature (nominations leader “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was shutout). It’s director-producer, Jon Favreau, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award; Weta Digital director and four-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri will accept the Georges Méliès Award, named for the late French illusionist and filmmaker. Letteri is also a nominee
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Visual Effects Society Awards: 'Apes,' 'Blade Runner 2049' Lead Feature Nominees

War for the Planet of the Apes and Blade Runner 2049 lead the feature nominees for the Visual Effects Society Awards, with seven nominations apiece.

This includes the top category of outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature, where those films are nominated alongside Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The outstanding supporting VFX category includes Dunkirk, along with Darkest Hour, Downsizing, mother! and Only the Brave.

In six of the last 10 years, the winner in the top Ves category went on to win the VFX Oscar. Once, in 2011, the winner...
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Visual Effects Society Awards: 'Apes,' 'Blade Runner 2049' Lead Feature Nominees

Visual Effects Society Awards: 'Apes,' 'Blade Runner 2049' Lead Feature Nominees
War for the Planet of the Apes and Blade Runner 2049 lead the feature nominees for the Visual Effects Society Awards, with seven nominations apiece.

This includes the top category of outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature, where those films are nominated alongside Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The outstanding supporting VFX category includes Dunkirk, along with Darkest Hour, Downsizing, mother! and Only the Brave.

In six of the last 10 years, the winner in the top Ves category went on to win the VFX Oscar. Once, in 2011, the winner...
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Vote Now! The 2017 Cinelinx Movie Awards Nominees

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2017 is now behind us, and to celebrate the achievements in film over the last 12 months, Cinelinx presents our nominees for our 2017 Movie Awards. We need the help of you fellow cinephiles, however, in order to decide the winners, so come inside to check out the nominees and vote on your picks!

2018 has arrived, and although there are a lot of exciting films on the horizon, it is important to reflect upon all the accomplishments in film from last year. For this reason, we are proud to present the categories and nominees for the 2017 Cinelinx Movie Awards (“The Linxies”). This will be our third year of handing out these special awards and with your help we can make it something really fun and special. Listed below are the categories we’ve chosen to highlight all of the hard work that goes into movies. These categories are organized to reflect our review system.
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New Netflix Releases You Can’t Afford To Miss

Don’t Miss These Netflix Releases in 2018

It’s hard to remember what life was like before on-demand home entertainment. A time before streaming giant, Netflix, dominated our TV screens with their ever-expanding catalogue of movies, series, stand-up comedy and documentaries. As we make headway into the New Year, Netflix subscribers can look forward to a host of new titles that are scheduled to be added to its already impressive library in 2018. We’ll see some of our favourite shows return for another season, as well as some hotly anticipated Netflix original content that is slated to be released this year.

An Action-packed Start to the Year

January starts off with an action-packed bang, with a slew of popular blockbusters that are scheduled to be added to the Netflix catalogue. If you’re on the hunt for pure escapism and thrilling action-adventure, be sure not to miss Kong: Skull Island
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Superman: Red Son Could Be The Next DC Animated Movie

With the upcoming Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, a story about the Dark Knight set in Victorian times, the DC animated movie universe is dipping its toes into the long history of Elseworld comic stories. Beginning in 1989, books released under that banner were set outside of regular DC continuity, which allowed writers to give the usual status quo an intriguing twist. This opened up endless storytelling opportunities, and it would be exciting if the animated movies could follow suit.

As it happens, this is exactly the plan of Bruce Timm, the Batman: Tas alum who nowadays produces DC’s animated efforts. At a recent press screening for Gotham by Gaslight, Timm revealed that he hopes to adapt Superman: Red Son next time around, as the Elseworlds tale would be a nice counterpoint to the Batman-centric Gaslight.

This should definitely please fans, as Red Son is one of the most well regarded Elseworlds stories out there.
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Game of Thrones Spinoffs Will Not Feature Current Characters But 'There May Be [Spoiler],' HBO Boss Says

Game of Thrones Spinoffs Will Not Feature Current Characters But 'There May Be [Spoiler],' HBO Boss Says
The five Game of Thrones prequel spinoffs currently in development at HBO will not feature any existing characters, HBO president Casey Bloys confirms to TVLine. However, the exec is quick to add that “there may be [familiar] bloodlines” in the potential series.

Last May, HBO announced that it had deals with four writers — Carly Wray (Mad Men), Jane Goldman (X-Men), Brian Helgeland (Mystic River) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island) — to “explore different time periods of [George R.R. Martin]’s vast and rich universe. There is no set timetable for these projects. We’ll take as much or as
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The Best Horror Films of 2017 as Picked by the Dread Central Staff

2017 is officially in the can, and it’s time for the Dread Central staff to compile all their “best of” lists into one neat little index for you to click on and swim through! Pull up a chair, and check ’em out! According to our staff Raw (review), Kong: Skull Island (review), and Get Out […]

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DeWanda Wise joins Captain Marvel

Marvel’s first female centric superhero film has gained another cast member. Joining Captain Marvel is DeWanda Wise in an unknown role. Wise also stars in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It, a series based on Spike Lee’s 1986 film of the same name.

Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) and sees Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) taking on the role of Carol Danvers, alongside Jude Law (The Young Pope) as Dr. Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as an as-yet-unrevealed villain.

The film will take place in the 1990s, using a combination of make-up and technology to make Samuel L. Jackson appear younger as Fury. Mendelsohn has yet to fully confirm he’s in the film, playing coy about what type of villain he could be portraying, but its
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Oscars 2018: Tentpoles Face Smaller Fare in VFX ‘Bake-Off’ Top 10 Competition

Oscars 2018: Tentpoles Face Smaller Fare in VFX ‘Bake-Off’ Top 10 Competition
Once again, the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch will decide the five Oscar nominees at a Saturday “bakeoff,” a selection of footage from the shortlisted films, which are dominated by particularly great character work. Three spots likely await “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

However, that leaves a battle for the final two nominations among “Dunkirk” (the lone invisible-vfx entry), “The Shape of Water,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Kong: Skull Island,” “Alien: Covenant,” and surprise entries “Okja” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” The smart money’s on Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” and Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” but don’t be surprised if Bong Joon-ho’s underdog, “Okja,” knocks one of them out.

The Frontrunners

War for the Planet of the Apes

Andy Serkis’ final, remarkable performance as Caesar should finally
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Such Sights to Show You Best of 2017

To celebrate the best horror films that 2017 had to offer, our resident artist Kevin Clark has created a small comic to showcase his personal favorites from the year! Included are such titles as Kong: Skull Island, Get Out, The Transfiguration, and more. It’s Clark’s way of celebrating the best of 2017 (in his opinion) […]

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China box office grows by $2bn to reach $8.6bn in 2017

Top ten includes five domestic films; Wolf Warrior 2 number one.

Source: China Film Group

Wolf Warrior 2

China’s box office hit $8.6bn (RMB55.9bn) in 2017, an increase of $2bn over the previous year, according to figures from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (Sapprft).

However, it’s difficult to make year-on-year comparisons as the Chinese yuan has appreciated against the Us dollar and the Chinese authorities have changed the way they calculate box office revenues over the past year.

In Us dollar terms, the figure represents a 30% increase against the $6.6bn (RMB45.7bn) in box office revenues collected in 2016. But in Chinese currency terms, the year-on-year growth stands at around 22%. Sapprft reported an increase of just 13.45%, which appears to reflect the growth rate once the fees paid by consumers to online ticketing platforms have been removed.

Chinese authorities started to include online ticketing fees
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China box office grows by $2bn to reach $8.6bn in 2017

China box office grows by $2bn to reach $8.6bn in 2017
Top ten includes five domestic films; Wolf Warrior 2 number one.

Source: China Film Group

Wolf Warrior 2

China’s box office hit $8.6bn (RMB55.9bn) in 2017, an increase of $2bn over the previous year, according to figures from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (Sapprft).

However, it’s difficult to make year-on-year comparisons as the Chinese yuan has appreciated against the Us dollar and the Chinese authorities have changed the way they calculate box office revenues over the past year.

In Us dollar terms, the figure represents a 30% increase against the $6.6bn (RMB45.7bn) in box office revenues collected in 2016. But in Chinese currency terms, the year-on-year growth stands at around 22%. Sapprft reported an increase of just 13.45%, which appears to reflect the growth rate once the fees paid by consumers to online ticketing platforms have been removed.

Chinese authorities started to include online ticketing fees in box office figures from the beginning
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