Category Archives: News Reel

4365 articles found

Fantastic Four Flops: How to Fix Hollywood’s Reboot Problem

The success ofJurassic World and the failures of Terminator: Genisys and Fantastic Four should make studios reconsider their approach to rebooting franchises that have grown stale. more »

Shaun the Sheep Movie Opening is Baaaaa-d

The Aardman theatrical animation brand has become all but obsolete in the United States. more »

Netflix Gives Sense8 Second Season

Initially mixed reviews spelled an uncertain future for the Wachowskis' streaming sci-fi. But it has been renewed. more »

Anti-Piracy Group Hits Indie Creators For Using the Word ‘Pixels’

An anti-piracy firm working for Columbia Pictures has hit Vimeo with a wave of bogus copyright takedowns just because people used the word 'Pixels' in their video titles. Several indie productions are affected, including an art-focused NGO, an award-winning short movie and a royalty free stock footage company. more »

New Full-Frame 35mm Xeen Cine Lenses from Samyang/Rokinon Officially Announced

We got our first look at the Xeen cine lenses from Samyang/Rokinon last week, and now we've got the full scoop. more »

Why Does Clay Animation Matter at Hollywood’s Annual CG Conference?

Stop-motion cartoons may seem a bit old school for a super-high-tech graphics event like SIGGRAPH. But the brains behind Shaun the Sheep Movie are there to offer a warning. more »

Assistant Editor Tom Doggart Keeps the Stop-Motion Comedy Flowing in Shaun the Sheep Movie

Since 2003, Tom Doggart has worked as an Assistant Editor on various feature-length animation projects from Aardman Animations: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Flushed Away and The Pirates! Band of Misfits. more »

Two-Thirds of U.K. Netflix and Amazon Users Don’t Watch Their Original Shows

Two-thirds of online TV subscribers in the U.K. say they don’t watch original shows such as House of Cards or Transparent that have cost their providers millions to commission. more »

How Steven Soderbergh Changed America’s Relationship to Sexuality at the Movies

From Magic Mike to The Girlfriend Experience, Steven Soderbergh has gone to great lengths to advance sexuality in American cinema. It's time to recognize him for his work. more »

What Is 70mm?: A History of Wide-Gauge Cinema

It is a tool for showmen that has occasionally found its way into the hands of artists, and sometimes the showman and the artist have been one and the same person. more »