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Tweak's RV Streamlines 3-D for ILM on Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Tweak Software's RV, used by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) as its image and sequence viewer of choice, helped the company streamline stereo 3D visual effects reviews on the summer blockbuster Transformers 3.

Software Headline News

Thinkbox Software’s Deadline 5.1 Public Beta is Now Available

At SIGGRAPH 2011 Thinkbox Software is announcing the public beta of Deadline 5.1, the newest version of the company’s popular render farm management solution for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX-based render farms.


Blu-ray: RIO (2011)

Whatever your opinion of the film is, there is no doubt the quality of this Blu-ray release. I liked the film in its theatrical release, but this AVC encoded 1080p transfer made me appreciate it a bit more. The vibrant color palette just radiates. The picture is gorgeous with detail and no signs anywhere of digital compression issues of any sort. You can make out the individual feathers on these CG birds. No aliasing, even in lively action sequences in lush jungles, was witnessed by me. I was thoroughly impressed.

Comedy Blogs

THE SMURFS (2011) (**)

I watched the animated SMURFS TV series religiously as a child. I was like many kids who grew up in the 1980s. Outside of the general facts – they’re blue, they’re names match their personalities, there is only one girl in the whole village – I don’t remember their adventures at all. For this live-action/animation feature, I wasn't expecting much going in and I didn't get much coming out. Like the TV series, I won't remember much about this film either.

Entertainment Headline News

Lucasfilm’s Red Tails Will Take Flight in January

A high-flying action epic inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African-American aerial combat unit, the Lucasfilm Ltd. production of Red Tails will launch on January 20, 2012, released by Twentieth Century Fox.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk To Showcase Digital Entertainment Creation at SIGGRAPH

During SIGGRAPH 2011, Autodesk, Inc. will showcase its Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) technology both in Vancouver (booth #429, West Building), and on AREA at

Animation Headline News

NewTek Releases LightWave 10.1 with New Stereoscopic Features

NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, announced LightWave 10.1, the latest version of its Emmy Award-winning 3D modeling, animation, visual effects and rendering software, is now available.

Headline News

Lo Coloco Using Bakery Relight for Ana Animated Feature

Lo Coloco Films (, a Mexico City-based production company are pleased to confirm the signing of a comprehensive licensing agreement with French software developer, The Bakery ( for the ongoing use of its 3D lighting and rendering software, Bakery Relight.


COWBOYS & ALIENS (2011) (***1/2)

In all honesty it's surprising this wasn't been done sooner. Beginning with STAR WARS, the sci-fi genre has been borrowing Western motifs. Jon Favreau's comic book adaptation puts sci-fi smack dab into a Western. Even the sci-fi has a Western tingle to it. The heart of this film is in the Wild West and most importantly with its characters.

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Gnomeo & Juliet Team To Make Hybrid Will Gallows

Sir Elton John's Rocket Pictures and writer/director Kelly Asbury, who made the animated feature GNOMEO & JULIET, are reuniting for a live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of WILL GALLOWS AND THE SNAKE BELLIED TROLL, reports