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Inception Tops VES Nominations

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Full list at Variety: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual-Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture Inception Iron Man 2 TRON: Legacy Alice In Wonderland Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture Green Zone SALT Hereafter Black Swan Robin Hood

Visual Effects Contenders Down to Seven

Visual Effects Contenders Down to Seven

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And they are: “Alice in Wonderland” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” “Hereafter” “Inception” “Iron Man 2” “Scott Pilgrim vs the World” “Tron: Legacy” Choose five. Go.

15 Films up for 2010 VFX Oscar

15 Films up for 2010 VFX Oscar

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“Alice in Wonderland” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” “Clash of the Titans” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1″ “Hereafter” “Inception” “Iron Man 2″ “The Last Airbender” “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” “Scott Pilgrim vs the World” “Shutter Island” “The Sorcerer‚Äôs Apprentice” “Tron: Legacy” “Unstoppable”

Sucker Punch, trailer

Sucker Punch, trailer

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Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, due in theaters March 25th, 2011. An action fantasy set in the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away…

The Nutcracker in 3D Trailer

The Nutcracker in 3D Trailer

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I don’t know why they have to call it The Nutcracker in 3D. Can’t it just be The Nutcracker? Anyway, kind of cute to see Elle Fanning in this and Somewhere else this year.

First Eclipse reviews type O-positive

First Eclipse reviews type O-positive

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[UPDATE: Kristen Stewart on The Late Show with David Letterman, now attached on page 2.] Last week’s EW cover declared Eclipse “The Best Twilight Movie So Far” without a single word inside to back up the claim. Today the trades weigh in with the same assessment and give us a few reasons to believe them. THR’s Kirk Honeycutt praises the three leads and credits the director for tapping the right…

Twelve: sexy trailer, poster & stills

Twelve: sexy trailer, poster & stills

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Adapted from Nick McDonell’s novel and directed by Joel Schumacher, Twelve features Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Ellen Barkin, and Kiefer Sutherland. The 2002 book was written when McDonell was only seventeen-year-old. The grim and gritty tale follows prep school dropout White Mike as he takes a year off to deal a new exotic drug to his privileged friends on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The…

Trailer for Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Trailer for Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe earned three Oscar nominations and won for Best Makeup. Some of the novelty had faded for the second Narnian adventure and the Academy overlooked Prince Caspian. If the trailer for The Voyage of the Dawn Trader seems to have a cleaner more coherent visual scheme than the first two installments, maybe some credit goes to 2-time Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti. The Narnia films…

Cuarón aims for epic 3D in Gravity

Cuarón aims for epic 3D in Gravity

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Deadline reports that Robert Downey Jr plans to split his Sherlock Holmes 2 shooting schedule in two so he has time to squeeze time between sleuthing stints for Alfonso Cuar√≥n’s 3D space opera, Gravity. The Playlist finds tantalizing descriptions of the concept and design intentions from Oscar-winning effects specialists, Framestore: Framestore is about to embark on one of its greatest challenges yet, Gravity is the next Avatar in terms of…

Fact-Checking Indy (SPOILERS)

Fact-Checking Indy (SPOILERS)

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EW points us to this Asylum piece that takes issue with some of the things that don’t make sense in Indy 4. For my money, the three waterfalls part was where I scratched my head, not just because they never could have survived the third one but because it lacked dramatic tension. They could have done more with it. What they lost with that, though, they made up for with…