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Building a better zombie tsunami in World War Z

June 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments

I enjoyed Marc Forster’s “World War Z” a lot more than I expected to, and much of that enjoyment came from the way it depicted the zombies — both the creatures themselves and the herd-like behavior that made them such a global threat. Last week, I spoke to the film’s visual-effects supervisor, Scott Farrar, an […]

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My review of World War Z (a.k.a. “It’s not the book, but I still liked it.”)

June 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I wrote up a report on the late-night screening of “World War Z” that I attended in New Jersey, which also happened to feature a “surprise” (I was told about it in advance, otherwise I would’ve never trekked out to New Jersey) appearance by the film’s star and producer, Brad Pitt. […]

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My review of “Man Of Steel” (a.k.a. “Superman is sad because he needs something to punch.”)

June 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Here’s the thing: I was entertained by “Man Of Steel.” I didn’t love the reboot of the Superman franchise, but I didn’t feel like I wasted the last 143 minutes of my life when I left the theater, either. I remain decidedly lukewarm on the entire experience. It’s worth noting, though, that the real obstacle […]

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On cocktail conversations and Atari love with the director of “Video Games: The Movie”

June 12th, 2013 · No Comments

The Kickstarter fundraising campaign for “Video Games: The Movie” already has enough to fund the project (and then some), but just as the money started rolling in, I had a nice chat with the film’s director, Jeremy Snead. I was curious about how he approached such an ambitious project, since the scope of this documentary […]

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Talking Superman, Warcraft, Uncharted, and Voltron with the Man Of Steel producer…

June 12th, 2013 · No Comments

In advance of this week’s big “Man Of Steel” premiere (my review should be published soon), I interviewed producer Chuck Roven about Superman and the process of rebooting one of the world’s most famous big-screen superheroes. We also talked a bit about some other films he’s producing, including “Warcraft” and “Uncharted,” based on the popular […]

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Talking tech and “Iron Man 3″ with Marvel Studios’ VP of VFX

May 18th, 2013 · No Comments

“Iron Man 3” is well on its way to becoming one of the biggest movies of all time, so I jumped at the chance to chat with Marvel Studios’ Vice President of Visual Effects, Victoria Alonso, about some of the cool sequences in the movie last week. Now that most of the world has already […]

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About that crazy mountainside ninja fight in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”…

April 1st, 2013 · No Comments

Along with all of my other coverage of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” last week, I had a nice interview with Jon Chu, the movie’s director. We spent a lot of time talking about his history with G.I. Joe, as well as how he approached the movie from a director’s perspective, since it feels significantly different from […]

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