FDL Movie Night: “Life After Pi”

By: Monday March 24, 2014 4:59 pm

The Life of Pi was 2012′s pet film. Critically acclaimed, it won a 2013 Golden Globe for Best Picture – Drama and for Best Director. The Ang Lee-directed film, which was driven by visual effects, received eleven Academy Award nominations, winning four: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Visual Effects.

Visual effects house Rhythm and Hues was behind the astounding VFX which made Life of Pi possible; yet two weeks before the Oscar ceremony, the company declared bankruptcy, firing hundreds of employees.

 

Live Blogging the Oscar Red Carpet

By: Sunday February 24, 2013 4:00 pm

First off, the Academy Awards now want to be known as the Oscars, which I think is a weird change in tradition, but kids these days! I am very excited though that Seth McFarlane will be hosting–he’s smart, funny, hip and edgy enough, yet aware enough of the Hollywood game and players not to be a moran like James Franco.

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