There was a brief moment during the Oscars where it looked like Mad Max: Fury Road might be on the way to getting the recognition it deserved as a truly groundbreaking, visually stunning film. Spoiler alert: It didn’t.
I’ve always thought that the Visual Effects Academy Award was one of the more important awards out there: after all, it’s championing the technology and approaches to film that makes fantasy into visual reality.
There's a little trophy shop called Aardvark Laser Engraving down the street from our office in Oakland. It's small but bustling, and its windows are stuffed to the brim with awards made of all kinds of materials and in any shape you can imagine: chalices, orbs, golfers, gavels, apples, and plaques. Plenty of plaques.…
Oscar fever is traditionally a seasonal affliction, but not anymore. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just redesigned its website and added a veritable goldmine of archival clips and pics from its gigantic permanent collection that goes way beyond the awards themselves.
The Oscars start tonight at 8:30pm. Will Gravity, a ground-breaking, lady-fronted, beautifully shot science film make history? Who do you think will win?
I flipped over to the Academy Awards because, I dunno, sometimes I just do things, but there is this weird sound happening throughout. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!? It sounds like somebody is playing Atari during all of the presenters and acceptance speeches.
The Academy Awards: that wonderful yearly event when we collectively celebrate the accomplishments of talented, beautiful people. They're nothing like you, and they'd never be caught hanging with you, but that doesn't mean you can't get yourself into their crew.
The Academy Awards: the final bastionary celebration of the non-YouTube-famous. For this week's Shooting Challenge, you created homages to your favorite films of the year.
Currently, Netflix has a list of the Academy Award winning movies available on their website, but win or lose, you don't get nominated for sucking. If you are interested in digging a little deeper into this year's best movies Hacking Netflix has compiled a list of all the nominees along with info on when/where you can…
Apparently DRM isn't just annoying to us plebes—it aggravates better, tanner-than-us Hollywood types when they have to deal with it too. Surprise, right?
Motorola's been giving away cellphones to stars at the Oscars for at least the past 8 years. But this year, Motorola's relationship with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has soured. Some blogs that wrote about Motorola's free Z3 phones, and the accompanying limited edition gift box that will be given to…