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‘Soul,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘The Midnight Sky’ Lead Ves Awards

Pixar’s “Soul,” George Clooney’s “The Midnight Sky” and “The Mandalorian” led the winners at the 19th annual Visual Effects Society (Ves) Awards.Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host for the 10th time for the virtual ceremony which celebrated the art of visual effects across 25 categories.“Soul” was named top animated film, winning five awards. “The Mandalorian” […]

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‘The Midnight Sky’ wins top Visual Effects Society award

Peter Jackson received lifetime achievement award.George Clooney’s Netflix sci-fi The Midnight Sky has won the top award at Tuesday night’s (April 6) 19th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards.The Oscar-nominated feature earned prizes for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature and Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project for the shuttle Aether.Netflix stablemate Mank […]

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Ves Awards 2021: Netflix’s ‘The Midnight Sky’ and ‘Mank’ Take Top VFX Honors

George Clooney’s existential sci-fi drama, “The Midnight” Sky,” moved a step closer in the VFX Oscar race Tuesday, taking top honors at the 19th annual Ves Awards. The Netflix film (with VFX by Framestore) also earned the model award for the Aether spacecraft. Strangely, though, the unforgettable Ballet of Blood scene, containing simulated zero-g and […]

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After the Oscar Noms, Mighty ‘Mank’ Faces Competition in the Craft Races

David Fincher’s monochromatic “Mank” dominated the Oscar crafts on Monday for Netflix, grabbing six nominations for Erik Messerschmidt’s cinematography, costume design, makeup and hair, production design, score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and sound. Paul Greengrass’ post-Civil War western, “News of the World,” followed with four nominations.Netflix also did well by collecting three nominations […]

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Oscars: Best Sound Predictions 2021

How fortuitous that we have some of the most innovative and imaginative use of sound in the very first season that the Academy merged sound editing and sound mixing into a single category. From now on, it’s about the total sound craft, and “Sound of Metal,” “Mank,” “Tenet,” and “Soul” are the standouts, with “The […]

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Oscars: Best Visual Effects Predictions 2021

Thanks to the pandemic and the absence of big budget, VFX-intensive studio films, this is the wildest, most idiosyncratic VFX shortlist in Academy history. How else do you explain the inclusion of such outliers as HBO’s “Welcome to Chechnya” (the first documentary entry in the category), “Bloodshot” (Sony), the low-budget Vin Diesel comic book actioner, […]

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‘The Flash’: George Clooney Says He Wasn’t Called To Play Batman Again

Ever since we first heard earlier this year that the cast of “The Flash” movie would include Batman, there have been rumors about which Batman actors would join the film. We know that Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are joining the film, but what about George Clooney? Sadly, it appears he didn’t get the Bat-Signal.Read […]

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George Clooney On ‘Tenet’: Encouraging People To Go To Cinemas During A Pandemic Is “Awfully Tricky”

The pandemic has changed a lot of what we think of when it comes to both making and distributing movies. To release a movie in theaters versus dropping it on streaming or video on demand is a big decision with big repercussions, especially when it comes to tentpole movies. In a recent interview, George Clooney […]

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‘Sylvie’s Love’ Trailer: Tessa Thompson’s 1950s Jazz Romance Will Make You Swoon

The Christmas movie season will see “Wonder Woman 1984,” “Promising Young Woman,” and “One Night in Miami” heading to theaters while “Soul” lands on Disney+ and “The Midnight Sky” launches on Netflix. One indie gem not to forget about is “Sylvie’s Love,” writer-director Eugene Ashe’s ravishing 1950s jazz romance starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha. […]

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