Visual Effects Society Winners – ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Throttle the Competition

The Visual Effects Society weighed in with their picks in film and television Tuesday night. “The Jungle Book” (also nominated at the Oscars) took the top honor of Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature. Fellow nominee “Kubo and the Two Strings” took top animated honors, although “Moana” won more animated prizes overall. Disney’s “Rogue One: […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Triumphs Over ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

(JANUARY 27 – JANUARY 29, 2017 estimates) “Split” (Week 2) – $26,268,685 “A Dog’s Purpose” (Opening) – $18,386,020 “Hidden Figures” (Week 6) – $14,000,000 “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Opening) – $13,850,000 “La La Land” (Week 8) – $12,050,000 “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (Week 2) – $8,250,000 “Sing” (Week 6) – $6,213,710 “Rogue […]

Split

Box Office: ‘Split’ Surprises Everyone With Huge January Opening

(JANUARY 20 – JANUARY 22, 2017 estimates) “Split” (Opening) – $40,190,000 “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (Opening) – $20,000,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 5) – $16,250,000 “Sing” (Week 5) – $9,036,530 “La La Land” (Week 7) – $8,350,000 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 6) – $7,036,000 “Monster Trucks” (Week 2) – $7,000,000 “Patriots […]

Hidden Figures

Box Office: Oscar Hopefuls ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ Dominate MLK Weekend

(JANUARY 13 – JANUARY 15, 2017 estimates) “Hidden Figures” (Week 4) – $20,450,000 “La La Land” (Week 6) – $14,500,000 “Sing” (Week 4) – $13,810,970 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 5) – $13,759,000 “The Bye Bye Man” (Opening) – $13,378,000 “Patriots Day” (Week 4) – $12,000,000 “Monster Trucks” (Opening) – $10,500,000 “Sleepless” (Opening) […]

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Costume Designers Guild Nominations – ‘La La Land,’ ‘Jackie,’ ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Named

The Costume Designers Guild announced their nominations Thursday. The guild, unlike the Academy, breaks its nominees into groups. These include Contemporary, Period and Fantasy Film categories. The group also honors TV and short-form work. “This is Us” star Mandy Moore will host the awards event on Feb. 21. Check out the full list of nominees […]

Visual Effects Society

Visual Effects Society Nominations – ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Slay

The Visual Effects Society weighed in with their picks in film and television today. “Rogue One” led the film pack with seven total nods, with “Doctor Strange” and “The Jungle Book” receiving six each. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” throttled the competition on the TV side. The show received a whopping 11 nominations. On the animated […]

Hidden Figures

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Locked in Tight Race With ‘Rogue One’

(JANUARY 6 – JANUARY 8, 2017 estimates) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 4) – $21,972,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 3) – $21,800,000 “Sing” (Week 3) – $19,573,670 “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Opening) – $13,100,000 “La La Land” (Week 5) – $10,000,000 “Passengers” (Week 3) – $8,800,000 “Why Him?” (Week 3) – $6,500,000 “Moana” (Week 7) […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Nearly Overtaken by ‘Sing’

(DECEMBER 30 – JANUARY 1, 2016/2017 estimates) (4-day estimates in Italics) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 3) – $49,539,000/$64,336,000 “Sing” (Week 2) – $42,820,000/$56,400,000 “Passengers” (Week 2) – $16,150,000/$20,700,000 “Moana” (Week 6) – $10,974,000/$14,301,000 “Why Him?” (Week 2) – $10,600,000/$13,000,000 “Fences” (Week 3) – $10,045,000/$12,700,000 “La La Land” (Week 4) – $9,530,000/$12,330,000 “Assassin’s […]

Box Office: ‘Sing’ Only New Release to Challenge ‘Rogue One’

(DECEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 25, 2016 estimates) (4-day estimates in Italics) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 2) – $64,377,000/$96,085,000 “Sing” (Opening) – $35,290,000/$56,080,000 “Passengers” (Opening) – $14,850,000/$23,100,000 “Why Him?” (Opening) – $11,050,000/$16,715,000 “Assassin’s Creed” (Opening) – $10,280,000/$15,000,000 “Moana” (Week 5) – $7,402,000/$10,447,000 “Fences” (Week 2) – $6,688,000/$11,366,000 “La La Land” (Week 3) – […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Soars With Second Highest December Opening

(DECEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 18, 2016 estimates) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Opening) – $155,000,000 “Moana” (Week 4) – $11,664,000 “Office Christmas Party” (Week 2) – $8,450,000 “Collateral Beauty” (Opening) – $7,000,000 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Week 5) – $5,030,000 “Manchester by the Sea” (Week 5) – $4,156,338 “La La Land” […]

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 61: The Triumphs and Downfalls of ‘Rogue One,’ SPOILER Edition

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is currently upon audiences and ready for fan dissection. The first spin-off of the most popular movie franchise of all-time is truly a different beast of “Star Wars” lore. Gareth Edwards is a director well suited for large-scale destruction, and that is exactly what this particular story demands. When […]

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REPORT: 7 Minutes of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ to Go Before Select ‘Rogue One’ Screenings

Multiple reports claim that a seven-minute prologue from Christopher Nolan‘s “Dunkirk” will show before select screenings of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” next week. Several of the reports claim the preview will show only in select IMAX theaters showing “Rogue One” on 70 mm. However, Warner Bros. has yet to comment on the rumors. […]

Best Visual Effects

‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Kubo,’ ‘Rogue One’ Among Shortlist for Best Visual Effects

“The Jungle Book,” “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “Rogue One” are advancing in the Best Visual Effects Oscar race. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 20-film shortlist for the category Friday. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the inclusion of “Kubo” is notable because it’s unusual for an animated film to make […]