We’ve seen how they made some of the eye candy in Blade Runner 2049, but this 10-minute clip from VFX house Framstore offers a plethora of effects breakdowns from Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction spectacular, from close-up character work to giant CGI set pieces.
Jordan Bolton Design makes movie and TV show posters that look like stacks of cassette tapes. The title and cast are on the cassette tapes’ spines, each with a different retro design. The typography definitely feels dated and clunky, but appropriate in this context.
Marvel Studios celebrates its 10th anniversary in May 2018. They made this graphic tee to commemorate its successful decade. It lists all of its movies, from Iron Man to Ant-Man and the Wasp. It’s also available as a long sleeve shirt, a sweater or a hoodie.
Looking for movies that will have you itching to know what happens next? Look no further than thrillers. CineFix presents its top 10 picks from the genre, from ones that dole out fear or absurd comedy to the ones about desire, conspiracy or simply the need to survive.
After defining a movie act and looking at the oft-used three-act structure, Lessons from the Screenplay looks at a film that breaks those conventions. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has an odd structure, but each act has a self-contained story that keeps the film engaging.
Spurred by David Fincher’s comment that Marvel’s three-act structure is constricting and formulaic, Lessons from the Screenplay sets out to define what exactly an act is, using The Avengers as an example before even beginning to issue a verdict on how Marvel uses acts.
“Not to pursue reality, but to replicate an impression of emotions.” Channel Criswell pays homage to former Studio Ghibli animator and director Hiromasa “Maro” Yonebayashi. Maro-sama’s work uses the surroundings and objects to reflect a character’s inner state.
Just because you’ve got a widescreen doesn’t mean you’re seeing movies the way they were filmed. Many films were shot in an even wider aspect ratio, and streaming services are cutting off the edges to make them fit without black bars. Patrick (H) Willems explains.
It’s one of our pet peeves – replacing actors in the middle of a TV series or in movie sequels as if nothing happened. Writer Rex Sorgatz takes a look at this Hollywood monkey business, and how digitization could allow actors to keep performing long after they die.
Joaquin Phoenix plays the late cartoonist John Callahan. A car accident left Callahan a quadriplegic at age 21. Already an avid drinker, he turned to the bottle to save himself. But along the way, he also discovered his talent for making funny cartoons. Premieres 5/11/18.
Did you know that Thor: Ragnarok had the awesome title Mighty Thor: Battle Royale in Japan? Abroad in Japan looks at this and 20 other movies which had oddly translated titles, some which worked better than others. We love Phantom Thief Gru and the Moon Theft.
“Every human being is a puzzle of need. You must become the missing piece, and they will tell you everything.” Jennifer Lawrence stars as a Russian spy specializing in seduction and manipulation. Her loyalties are tested when she falls for a CIA agent. Premieres 3/2/18.
The movie Downsizing might have come up a little short in both its reviews and box office take, but it did succeed in the VFX department. Here, the film’s effects supervisor Jamie Price walks us through the history of shrinking people down on the big screen.
“Death – it’s like it moves in and never leaves.” After the death of her husband, a woman and her son move in to a relative’s vacation home, which is currently being sold. And there might be a good reason why they’re selling the place. On Netflix starting 1/19/18.
Pop Chart Lab’s scratch-off chart is a great way for cinephiles to check which of the classics they’ve already seen. The poster measures 18″x 24″ and contains tiny posters of 100 great films, including The Best Years of Our Lives, Do the Right Thing and Spirited Away.
(SPOILERS) Dunkirk is already an exercise in minimalism. But Like Stories of Old wanted to push the boundaries and see if it could work as a traditional and short silent film. The soundtrack and speed are jarring at first, but the result does feel like a complete film.