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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (2011) (***)

Following the bloated first two sequels in the PIRATES franchise, the fourth installment puts the ship back on course. The story rightfully puts Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow at the helm. The story throws many of the unneeded characters overboard and adds the right new shipmates to the crew. Penelope Cruz is the first mate the series needed for sure.

Headline News

Kung Fu Panda 2 Moves into CityVille

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq:DWA), Paramount Pictures and Zynga (www.zynga.com) today announced a new in-game item and quest for players of the popular game CityVille to promote the opening of Kung Fu Panda 2, which debuts in theaters on Thursday, May 26th.

Effects Headline News

Entity FX Soars With 'Smallville' Finale Visual Effects

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 8:53am

Entity FX has created visual effects for the series finale of Smallville. The work, which included nearly 80 visual effects to help bring the program's characters and story arc to a close, caps off Entity FX's nine consecutive years of developing and delivering all visual effects for the popular teen Superman-themed show.

Music Headline News

Cars 2 Locks Star Musicians From U.S., U.K., France & Japan

Fully loaded with global locales, fast-paced racing, international espionage and a touching tale of friendship, “Cars 2” also features an amped up score by Oscar and GRAMMY-winning composer Michael Giacchino, plus music from alternative rock legends Weezer, country music hitmaker Brad Paisley, bestselling British singer/songwriter Robbie Williams, French superstar Bénabar and the power pop Japanese girl band Perfume.

Blogs

No-holds-barred Production Rendering

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 2:17pm

The perennial goal of creative professionals working on animation and special effects for motion pictures and television -- as well as computer-aided design (CAD) professionals -- is to deliver top-notch work on time and under budget. While production times might be expected to decrease in direct proportion to available processing power, the ambitions of creative professionals are outpacing Moore’s law. Evermore complex rendering algorithms deliver increasing levels of visual subtlety and devour advances in processing power as quickly as they become available.

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