Many classically trained actors are drawn to motion capture roles, which are increasingly complex and theatrical.
Motion capture actors help bring superheroes and fantastical creatures to life on screen. Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in The Hobbit trilogy, is campaigning for these actors to be eligible for Oscars – and it's time the Academy heeded his call.
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The Oujia board's origins were anything but evil. It emerged, in part, out of a longing to communicate with loved ones who had died during the Civil War.
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IBM's Watson watched hundreds of horror movie trailers and then created its own for the new film Morgan.
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The growth in popularity for larger, supportive underwear has, in turn, led to huge amounts of innovation in the sector and a 70,000 mile supply chain.
Countering the Republican nominee's favourite movies, here are five that he might learn something from.
Writer Thomas Wolfe is played by Jude Law in ‘Genius.’
The president of the Thomas Wolfe Society explains why Law had his work cut out for him when he agreed to portray a man who was "a hydroelectric plant of emotion."
It’s time to rethink content distribution.
Netflix's recent ban on proxies, unblockers and virtual private networks (VPNs) is unlikely to provide a long-term cure to content providers’ chronic headaches.
Hollywood moves are always breaking box office records because the industry doesn't adjust for inflation, which changes the picture considerably.
What a show off.
Southpaw looks set to be a fairly familiar boxing movie. So what can we expect?
The Atticus of To Kill a Mockingbird and the ‘new’ Atticus of Go Set a Watchman come across as caricatures in today’s context.
The hoopla surrounding the novel's release is misguided; after all, how much power could a novel written 50 years ago wield in today's charged environment?
Justin Simien's first feature is a strong contribution to black cinema, for all audiences.
3D films had a strange effect on Jason.
New research suggests if 3D films make you dizzy it's probably all in your mind.
Back with a bang.
The latest Terminator film marks a recovery from its predecessors, but it's treatment of time travel is still implausible.
Dear White People…
The American film Dear White People has seen some controversy over its UK release. Here's why.
Rom-com with a twist?
The recently released Les Combattants is just the latest addition to a fast-expanding body of Hollywood-style rom-coms to come out of France.
Movie sets- like this Hobbiton Village from Lord of the Rings- can transform natural landscapes into magical sets.
Movie sets shot on location can leave a lasting effect. But compared to other industries, their impacts are small.
How we think things may have looked: In early Cretaceous China, a pair of
Beipiaosaurus make way for a pack of Yutyrannus trudging over a recent snowfall. Large pterosaurs ( Feilongus) and tiny birds ( Eoenantiornis) take flight.
The latest Jurassic World movie has been criticised for its less than accurate portrayal of some of the dinosaurs. But how we imagine they looked and behaved has changed many times over the years.
Getting away with murder.
The Look of Silence eschews its predecessor’s gory glamour and offers a harder message for modern Indonesia.
If you’re a screenwriter, it’s Hollywood or bust.
Success as a screenwriter takes as much tenacity as talent.
Spike Lee at a ‘Justice For All’ march in 2014.
The film-maker's latest project is perfectly in tune with a 30-year career spent chronicling the African-American urban experience.