Tag Archives: CGI

Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Story: A military colonel attacks Caesar’s camp, causing Caesar to seek him out for revenge. But on the journey Cesar comes across a new human-plague and ends up in more of a psychological than physical war with the colonel. Review: … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Hidaway (1995)

Story: Near death experiences link the mind of a suburban husband and father with that of a kwazy serial killer who goes after teenage girls – directing the killer’s attentions toward the man’s daughter. Review: The first time I saw … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

  Story: When he goes away to college, a boy packs some of his toys in the attic – causing them to think about running away. When they all accidentally end up at a daycare center, they meet yet another … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: The Lorax (2012)

Story: A boy living in a plastic city goes in search of a real tree to impress a girl, but after hearing the story of how the environment was ruined by corporate greed, he tries to bring back nature. Review: … Continue reading

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SFX Evolution: How Special Effects Have Changed, and Not Changed

It’s interesting to consider that many of the special effects invented by Melies during the dawn of filmmaking were not only still in use half a century later, but even into the present century. Take, for example, the 1960 version … Continue reading

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CGI + Traditional Animation = The Future of Cartoons?

Because CGI makes for very crisp, slick-looking backgrounds and hand-drawn pictures make for very rich, varied, and often diaphanous backgrounds, the combination of the two made for a visually stunning movie. Continue reading

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