How the Oscars proved Hollywood is killing the VFX industry

While ABC showed viewers the glitz and glamor of Sunday night's Academy Awards from the red carpet and inside the Dolby Theater, across the street there was a very different show going on. Members of the visual effects (VFX) industry gathered on Hollywood Boulevard to raise awareness about the financial hardships faced … » 2/26/13 2:10pm 2/26/13 2:10pm

Kirk travels back in time to save the Oscars—and just won't leave

William Shatner invaded Seth MacFarlane's opening Oscars sketch to add a science fiction plot line to the Academy Awards. Captain James T. Kirk (suspiciously wearing his admiral's uniform and sounding less like Shatner doing Kirk than Shatner doing grumpy Shatner) traveled back in time to prevent MacFarlane from being … » 2/24/13 6:04pm 2/24/13 6:04pm

A heart-warming Oscar-nominated short about an aging couple who live…

Like so many couples, the husband and wife in Timothy Reckart's Oscar-nominated animated short Head Over Heels have drifted apart, not just emotionally, but gravitationally as well. They roam their flying house, one living on the ceiling, one living on the floor, each barely acknowledging the other's existence. Then,… » 2/09/13 11:00am 2/09/13 11:00am

Director Jason Reitman explains why Looper absolutely deserves an Oscar

You've probably heard that Looper was a pretty good movie. You know who agrees with you? Jason Reitman, director of Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult, and the son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman. Jason took time out of his day to pen a lengthy essay for Entertainment Weekly why Looper is not only one of the year's … » 12/21/12 11:40am 12/21/12 11:40am

CG-free clip from Planet of the Apes shows why Andy Serkis should get…

Many people forget that behind the screaming CG primate face in Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a human, Andy Serkis. Fox has released this CG-free clip of Serkis losing his damn mind, after James Franco drops him off in the ape sanctuary — presumably as a "for your consideration" reminder. And Serkis deserves it!… » 1/12/12 12:53pm 1/12/12 12:53pm