• Mark Hamill's drunk cameo, the hidden nude alien, and other secrets of 'The Last Jedi' deleted scenes
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    Gwynne Watkins

    Mark Hamill's drunk cameo, the hidden nude alien, and other secrets of 'The Last Jedi' deleted scenes

    "Star Wars" animation supervisor Stephen Aplin explores the cutting-room floor and fills us on what didn't make the blockbuster movie.

  • ‘Death Becomes Her’ Turns 25: Behind the Scenes of Its Oscar-Winning Special Effects
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    Gwynne Watkins

    ‘Death Becomes Her’ Turns 25: Behind the Scenes of Its Oscar-Winning Special Effects

    How they did it: A chat with visual effects artist Doug Chiang, then starting his ILM career, now a VP and executive creative director at Lucasfilm.

  • ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ Used Stolen Effects Technology, New Lawsuits Claim
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    The Wrap

    ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ Used Stolen Effects Technology, New Lawsuits Claim

    “Deadpool” and “Terminator Genisys” used stolen technology to create their big-screen razzle-dazzle, according to new lawsuits filed by visual-effects company Rearden. In complaints filed against Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox in federal court in California on Monday, Rearden claims that 2015’s “Terminator Genisys” and 2016’s “Deadpool,” among other films, employed a technology called MOVA Contour Reality Capture, which according to the suits was invented — and stolen from — Rearden.

  • 'Men in Black' Turns 20: How It Rewrote the Playbook for Movie Special Effects
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    Gwynne Watkins

    'Men in Black' Turns 20: How It Rewrote the Playbook for Movie Special Effects

    To watch 'Men in Black' 20 years later is to see Hollywood’s transition from practical effects to CG… and to understand why filmmakers are circling back

  • The most DISGUSTING visual effects ever committed to film
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    Yahoo Movies UK Staff

    The most DISGUSTING visual effects ever committed to film

    30 years ago this month, Hollywood’s best and brightest gathered together to celebrate the greatest cinematic achievements of the year, one of which just happened to be the super-gross practical effects of David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’. Like the Academy honoured Seth Brundle’s grisly transformation from man to fly, we now honour the greatest and most disgusting visual effects in movie history.

  • The Martian’s Incredible Visual Effects: Before and After Photos
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    Tom Butler

    The Martian’s Incredible Visual Effects: Before and After Photos

    Sir Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ is storming box offices around the world and rightly so. Aside from the witty script and incredible performances from everyone involved – particularly Matt Damon’s as genius botanist Mark Watney - the film’s visual effects are simply jaw dropping. MPC has kindly provided some incredible before and after shots from the film which you can check out below. UK visual effects house Moving Picture Company worked closely with Ridley Scott to bring the red planet to life like never before.