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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011) (***)

Steve Rogers is a 90 lbs weakling, but he has the heart and guts of a warrior. He keeps getting rejected at recruitment centers trying to join the fight in World War II. Chris Evans, who has experience playing superheroes, as he was the Human Torch in the FANTASTIC FOUR films, is an excellent choice to play this hero in the making before and after a super serum is injected into his veins to turn him into Captain America.

Dreamworks Headline News

Lima to Direct DreamWorks Animation's Monkeys of Mumbai

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. DWA today announced that Kevin Lima (Enchanted, Tarzan) will direct the upcoming feature film Monkeys of Mumbai(working title), the studio's first-ever Bollywood-style animated musical adventure.

Imax Headline News

Transformers 3 to Open in IMAX Theatres in China

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX), and Paramount Pictures announced today that Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the highly anticipated third film in the blockbuster Transformers franchise, will be released in China day-and-date in the immersive IMAX 3D format on Thursday, July 21, on 31 IMAX screens.

Imax Headline News

Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Breaks IMAX Record Too

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2, the final installment of the blockbuster film series based on the beloved books by J.K. Rowling, surpassed opening weekend IMAX box office records globally by generating $23.2 million of the film's record-setting estimated worldwide gross of more than $481 million, for an IMAX per-screen average of $59,000.

Digital Headline News

3ality Digital, OFFHOLLYWOOD Partner To Advance East Coast S3D Market

3ality Digital, world leader in cutting-edge technologies to empower creative digital stereoscopic 3D (S3D), announces a new partnership with OFFHOLLYWOOD, who is a recognized leader in providing advanced cameras and production gear for television, film, and mobile media production.

Film Headline News

Zambezia 3D: A Look at a Finely Honed 3D Production Pipeline

As the trend in Hollywood toward increasingly sophisticated, visually immersive stereo 3D production continues, another trend is gaining ground as well; studios partnering with smaller, specialized stereo 3D production artists around the world who have invested in the tools and techniques to create custom stereo production pipelines built on the industry’s most leading edge technologies.

Software Headline News

e-on Software Ships LumenRT Review Release 1.2

e-on software the leader in 3D sky, light and nature technologies, today announced the availability of a new update for LumenRT Review for SketchUp, the company's revolutionary new real-time 3D product for the visualization of architectural projects.

Imax Headline News

IMAX & AMC Ent. Expand Joint Revenue Sharing Relationship

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC), today announced an expansion of the companies' joint revenue sharing arrangement to include the installation of 10 additional IMAX(R) theatres in the United States.

Imax Headline News

Deathly Hallows - Part 2 to Open in a Record 423 IMAX Theatres

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2, the final installment of the blockbuster film series based on the beloved books by J.K. Rowling, will open in a record number of IMAX theatres day-and-date starting July 13 in several international markets and domestically this Friday, July 15.

Digital Headline News

Adler Planetarium Blasts Off With World’s Most Advanced Digital Theater

After two years of construction, Chicago’s Adler Planetarium reopens today, after replacing its 40-year-old star projector with a supercomputer that drives 20 military-grade projectors.

Blogs

An Interview with ILM’s Ben Snow and Pixar’s Christophe Hery

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 11, 2011 at 5:49pm

At FMX 2011, AWN sat with ILM vfx supervisor Ben Snow and Pixar's Global Tech and Research TD Christophe Hery. If you’re interested in lighting, shading, rendering, the ground-breaking work done on Davey Jones along with other insights into ILM and Pixar filmmaking, these interviews are for you.

Blogs

Examining the VES Open Letter

Recently, the Executive Director of the VES delivered an open letter to the VFX community describing what he believes are a number of issues currently facing the VFX industry. The letter was passionate, but is his approach to the issue of globalization potentially damaging?

Digital Headline News

Digital Domain Talks Transformers 3 VFX Work

Returning to the Transformers franchise for a third time and completing 350 shots for Dark of the Moon, Digital Domain created and animated new characters including “Laserbeak,” “Brains” and an army of Decepticon soldiers called “protoforms”—as well as returning character “Wheels”—all under the guidance of visual effects supervisor Matthew Butler and animation supervisor David Andrews.

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