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How David Fincher and 'Panic Room' Helped Launch a SciTech Award Recipient

How David Fincher and 'Panic Room' Helped Launch a SciTech Award Recipient
The familiar Pix app is one of the early tools with security features developed to improve communication and collaboration during production, which was initially conceived as filmmaking became more distributed geographically. After being used on more than 5,000 film and TV projects including Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody and Mindhunter, its developers will be among those honored Saturday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Scientific and Technical Awards.

Pix founder/CEO Eric Dachs — who, along with director of R&D Erik Bielefeldt, technical director Craig Wood and Paul McReynolds, will receive Technical Achievement Awards — started his career ...
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Motion Pictures Academy Announces Scientific and Technical Awards

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced nine scientific and technical achievements, represented by 27 individual recipients, to be honored at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation Feb. 9 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

In addition, Curtis Clark will be receiving the John A. Bonner Award for his service to the motion picture industry.

Achievements that receive Scientific and Technical Awards do not need to have been introduced in 2018. They need only to demonstrate a record of significant value contributed to the process of movie making.

“Each year, the Academy forms a diverse committee made up of nearly 60 experts on the technology of filmmaking tasked with examining the tools that artists use to create films,” said Doug Roble, chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. “This year, the committee is recognizing nine technologies from around the world. These extraordinary contributions to the science
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Sci-Tech Oscars Reveals Honorees; Curtis Clark Set For Career Award

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced nine scientific and technical achievements represented by 27 individual award recipients to be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on February 9 at the Beverly Wilshire.

AMPAS also said that cinematographer Curtis Clark will receive the John A. Bonner Award for his extraordinary service to the motion picture industry.

“Each year, the Academy forms a diverse committee made up of nearly 60 experts on the technology of filmmaking tasked with examining the tools that artists use to create films,” said Doug Roble, chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. “This year, the committee is recognizing nine technologies from around the world. These extraordinary contributions to the science of filmmaking have elevated our art form to incredible new heights.”

Here are the Academy Awards for scientific and technical achievements:

Technical Achievement Awards (Academy Certificates)

To Eric Dachs, Erik Bielefeldt, Craig Wood
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Academy announces nine scientific and technical achievements honorees

Cinematographer Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award.

The Academy announced on Wednesday (12) the nine scientific and technical achievements that will be honoured at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on February 9, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

In addition, cinematographer Curtis Clark will receive the John A. Bonner Award (a medallion) for his “extraordinary service to the motion picture industry.”

“Each year, the Academy forms a diverse committee made up of nearly 60 experts on the technology of filmmaking tasked with examining the tools that artists use to create films,” said Doug Roble, chair of the scientific and technical awards committee.
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Win a Blu-ray Copy of Ant-Man & the Wasp

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Marvel’s Ant-Man & the Wasp was a palette cleanser of a film, a satisfying diversion from the sturm and drang of Avengers: Infinity War. The film hit digital streaming this week and releases on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD on October 16.

Our friends at Disney Home Entertainment have provided us with a Blu-ray copy of the film to give away to a lucky reader. To be eligible to win, please tell us how you think Scott Lang will be rescued from the quantum realm.

All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., Monday, October 15. The contest is open only to North American readers and the decision of the ComicMix judges will be final.

Bonus Material (may vary by retailer):

Blu-ray & Digital:

Director’s Intro by Peyton Reed – The talented creator behind some of Marvel Studios’ funniest and most charming films will invite home audiences deeper into the
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'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Editor Says Scott Lang Needs to Find "Balance" in the Sequel

'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Editor Says Scott Lang Needs to Find
Editor Dan Lebental has been a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, working on Iron Man, followed by Iron Man 2, Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming and now Ant-Man and the Wasp, which he edited with another Marvel alum, Craig Wood.

Wood edited the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films and is on board for Vol. 3 of the franchise.

In the Ant-Man sequel, which opens Friday, Paul Rudd returns as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and this time teams up with Hope Van Dyne/the Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly, as they attempt to rescue Hope's mother, Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the Quantum Realm. In ...
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Check Out This Sneak Peek Of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Hitting theaters May 5, 2017 is Marvel StudiosGuardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

On Wednesday, director James Gunn debuted the first poster from the new adventure on his Facebook page.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff
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'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Begins Shooting, Main Cast Announced

'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Begins Shooting, Main Cast Announced
Marvel Studios has begun principal photography in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. The production will shoot at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither). The studio has also released the first official photo, which you can see below, and confirmed new cast members as well.

The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Guardians of the Galaxy, Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (Joy, American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy,
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Officially Starts Filming, Shares First Cast Image

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Marvel Studios and James Gunn have officially announced the start of principal photography on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Tiny Groot even came along for the first cast image!

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista return to portray Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax, along with Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel lending their voices to Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, and Karen Gillan also return as Yondu, Kraglin, and Nebula.

New faces to join the cast include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Chris Sullivan (The Knick) and Kurt Russell are all officially onboard. Their characters have yet to be revealed, but I really hope Russell plays a bad guy, with a very long mustache perhaps.

Check out the announcement from Gunn himself on Twitter and read the long and tedious press release from Marvel below if you want.

Principal Photography Begins
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First Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser Image; Kurt Russell Confirmed as Production Begins

Pump up your Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Tape Vol. 1 soundtrack and celebrate because Marvel announced that director James Gunn has officially started production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

They've also released the fun teaser image that you can see above and announced the full cast of the film, which includes newcomers Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Chris Sullivan (The Drop), Pom Klementieff who will most likely be playing Mantis, and Kurt Russell, who is rumored to be playing Star-Lord's dad! Marvel issued a press release this morning, and it included the following logline:

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

It doesn't give us much, but it's something to get us excited! I can't wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! The
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Filming Begins On James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

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Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. The production will shoot at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Officially Starts Production With Kurt Russell!

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The Guardians of the Galaxy are officially back in action, as today brings word that James Gunn has started production on Vol. 2 reuniting the original cast with some newcomers as well.  Come inside to check out the full press release!  

Aside from the plethora of upcoming Star Wars films, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has to be one of my most anticipated films on the horizon.  The first film serves as a wonderful science fiction adventure, with endearing characters, and I can't wait to see what happens to them next.  Along with the production announcement, comes a new cast list, announcing new actors including Kurt Russell!  

Previously Russell had been rumored to be up for the part of Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) mysterious father...While the announcement doesn't reveal which part he's playing, it looks like those rumors may prove to be true.  Anywho, check out the full release
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Tomorrowland

Director Brad Bird and his co-writer Damon Lindelof take on a daring, ambitious science fiction project: chosen 'dreamers' are given glimpses of a gleaming Future City on the Horizon that exists in a parallel dimension of possibility. It's a chase film, a touchstone 'Sense of Wonder' epic and a wholly original visual extravaganza. The spacey gee-whiz thrills are linked to a worthy message, the rescue of a dying planet. Tomorrowland Blu-ray Walt Disney Home Video 2015 / Color / widescreen / 130 min. / Street Date October 13, 2015 / 39.99 Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key. Cinematography Claudio Miranda Film Editor Walter Murch, Craig Wood Original Music Michael Giacchino Written by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen Produced by Brad Bird, Jeffrey Chernov, Damon Lindelof Directed by Brad Bird

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Some newer science fiction movies are as complicated as sci-fi novels, the kind that take seven hundred pages to unwind.
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: First 'Pirates of the Caribbean' One of Most Enjoyable Summer Blockbusters of Early 21st Century

'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-to-late '50s (Moonfleet, The Buccaneer), when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,
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Review: 'Tomorrowland' offers a dull and oddly preachy vision of the future

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Review: 'Tomorrowland' offers a dull and oddly preachy vision of the future
This may be the hardest review I've ever had to write. After all, I think Brad Bird is a certifiably great filmmaker. I have been a fan of his work as long as I've seen his name on things, starting with "Family Dog," the animated episode of "Amazing Stories." So of course, I walk into his films hoping to like them. The year it was released, "The Incredibles" was my pick as best film, and both "The Iron Giant" and "Ratatouille" have also found spots in my top ten lists at the end of the year. In fact, for years, one of the things I was proudest of in all of the work I've done writing about movies from the early days of Ain't It Cool News to right now involved "The Iron Giant." That film is beloved now, and deservedly so. There was a point, though, when it looked
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"The Great Wall" Begins Production

Production has begun on Zhang Yimou's first English-language film "The Great Wall," a project that also marks the first effort of Legendary Entertainment's Chinese offshoot Legendary East.

The period supernatural blockbuster follows an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. Filming will take place at the China Film Group Studios at Huairou, near Beijing, and the coastal city of Qingdao.

Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu and Eddie Peng star in the film which will continue shooting until July.

Crew members include cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh, costume designer Mayes Rubeo, production designer John Myhre, VFX supervisor Phil Brennan and film editor Craig Wood. The film is currently slated for a global release on November 23rd 2016.

Source: Variety
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Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland Poster Details Interesting Stuff

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The first poster for Tomorrowland was definitely a ‘teaser,’ showing us just the T pin-badge that had such a key role in the teaser trailer. With a new, fuller trailer on the way on Monday, a new, fuller poster was in order.

Here’s that poster now, with several interesting new details.

First of all, it’s worth noting that the film’s protagonist is missing. Casey, as played by Britt Robertson is Tomorrowland’s lead character but she’s nowhere to be seen. And neither is Athena, the other young female character with a key part to play.

Instead, we have George Clooney as Frank and… well, we don’t know. But I’d bet on that being Thomas Robinson, also as Frank. This would mean that the same character, at two different points on his timeline, is standing in the same field, at the same point in the continuum.
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The Walking Dead, Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut & Hannibal Nominated in 41st Annual Saturn Awards

They've done what they've had to do to survive on AMC's The Walking Dead, brining hope and despair to palpable life on the small screen with gritty realism every week. Covered in grime, splattered in blood, and trudging down the sun-baked backroads and brush-bordered trails this season, the stellar cast and crew of The Walking Dead have paid their dues and then some, and now they're getting a tip of the cap in return with seven nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards.

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, and Andrew J. West have all earned nominations, with the TV series itself receiving one as well. Also recognized in this year's nominations is Scream Factory's Nightbreed: The Director's Cut Blu-ray, NBC's Hannibal TV series, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more.

Press Release - "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announces the
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Ace Eddie Awards: The Best Edited Movies/TV Shows of 2014

The American Cinema Editors released the nominees of their Ace Eddie Awards and it's shaping up like the usual suspects. "American Sniper," "Boyhood," "Gone Girl," "The Imitation Game," "Nightcrawler," and "Whiplash" will duke it out for the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category.

Meanwhile, in the Comedy or Musical Feature Film category, "Birdman," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Into the Woods," "Inherent Vice," and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" are competing.

We'll find out the winners of the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards on January 30th for their annual awards at the Beverly Hilton.

Here's your complete list of nominees:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Tie!

American Sniper

Joel Cox, Ace & Gary Roach, Ace

Boyhood

Sandra Adair, Ace

Gone Girl

Kirk Baxter, Ace

The Imitation Game

William Goldenberg, Ace

Nightcrawler

John Gilroy, Ace

Whiplash

Tom Cross

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy Or Musical):

Birdman

Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione, Ace

Guardians of the Galaxy

Fred Raskin,
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American Sniper, Nightcrawler, I’LL Be Me Among Nominees Announced for Ace Eddie Awards

American Cinema Editors (Ace) today announced nominations for the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during Ace’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Next week Ace will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree and two Career Achievement honorees.

For only the second time in the organization’s history, a tie resulted in an additional nominee in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category creating six nominees, instead of five, indicating a tie in the number of votes for the fifth placing films. In 2013, a tie in the Best Edited Animated Feature Film resulted in four nominees, instead of the normal three nominees, in that category.

The Ace Eddie Awards is considered an integral precursor to the Oscars. No film has won Best
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