Love them or hate them, digital effects are here to stay. CGI backgrounds and computer-crafted objects have become valuable tools in the filmmaker’s arsenal of tricks these days – and while not every computer-generated effect is a smashing visual success, this new video demonstrates that we’ve all been watching lots of films and TV shows using green-screened backgrounds and computer imagery… Continue reading Watch: How Much Does Green-Screen Really Add to a Movie?
Review in a Hurry: Leonardo DiCaprio wears a lot of old age makeup in Clint Eastwood‘s biopic about the man who ran the FBI for 48 years…and was rumored to be gay. The look feels genuine, the performances (if you can get past the bad makeup) are solid… Continue reading Movie Review: J. Edgar Really Should Have Been the Focus of a More In-Depth Investigation
Lying about one’s age in Hollywood has been great for actresses since the start of motion pictures. Imagine Jean Arthur kicking off her fame in her late 30s now, or starring in Shane in her 50s. And it wasn’t just to seem younger. Think of Traci Lords. Umm, never mind. Nor was it just women. Laurence Fishburne said he was older to get… Continue reading The Conversation: Is IMDb Really to Blame for Hollywood's Age Discrimination Issue?
In what sounds like a real-life version of Inception (is that an oxymoron?) or something out of a Cronenberg nightmare, comes news from researchers at University of California, Berkeley about new technology that allows scientists to unlock the door to our internal visual dialogue.
By using a functional MRI machine that records patterns in a person’s brain while — in this case — they watch a movie, scientists are able… Continue reading Creepy Brain Imaging Clips Reveal What We Really See When We Watch Movie Trailers
By Adam S. Levy – Radar Staff Writer
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong was the victim of “a really serious physical assault” just weeks before her husband Russell killed himself, Dr. Jill Murray, an expert on the subject, told Entertainment Tonight Tuesday.
ET displayed a montage of photos of the 40-year-old reality star taken in a Los Angeles hospital “weeks” before Russell’s suicide last month. Murray said Taylor… Continue reading Expert: Taylor Armstrong Victim Of 'Really Serious Physical Assault'