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Marvel Studios is Doing Human CGI Better Than Anyone Else & Here’s Why: Lola VFX

As wonderful as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is, I still can’t wrap my head around the CGI characters of Grand Moff Tarkin and a young princess Leia… They just don’t look real to me and I think it’s because the eyes are too damn shiny, which gives the face this glossy mannequin look. Marvel on the other hand just delivered a de-aged Kurt Russell in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and I could not tell that he was CGI. Not one damn bit. Why is Marvel making better CGI faces than anyone else? Turns out it isn’t the technology, but rather it comes down to plain ol’ hard work and artistry from Lola VFX. Continue reading Marvel Studios is Doing Human CGI Better Than Anyone Else & Here’s Why: Lola VFX

Keven’s Favorite Things from 2016 Including Animosity & Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2016 has come to a close (well…. Shortly it will be anyway) so I’m here to rattle off what I loved the most about this past year — a year that was riddled with celebrity death, political turmoil and whatever else people felt like complaining about (real or not). So let’s cut to the good stuff, the best of film, comics, music and television. Shall we? Continue reading Keven’s Favorite Things from 2016 Including Animosity & Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Make No Mistake This is a War Movie [Review]

My goodness, director Gareth Edwards had some pretty big shoes to fill – Rogue One had to bridge the fairly sizable gap between Episode III and IV, it had to tell a great story about how the plans for the Death Star were acquired, it had to fit thematically and visually with all the other films and yet still feel fresh.  Other films have tried that and failed – in this very franchise.  Anyway, that’s a tall order.  Luckily, in my mind, Rogue One succeeds on all counts. Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Make No Mistake This is a War Movie [Review]

Rogue One: First Star Wars Spin-Off is Exciting and Somewhat Meaningful [Review]

As evidenced by last year’s release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the galaxy, “far, far away,”  reigns supreme over pop culture once again. But the next release in the Star Wars universe proves to be a rather different, and somewhat challenging, sell for audiences: a spin-off set between episodes three and four of the intergalactic saga. Without the Skywalker family or lightsabers (mostly) as the main focus, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a view of the inner workings of both sides of the all-out war between the Rebellion and the Empire. Rogue One could have easily been just a “cash grab” simply by inserting the words “Star Wars” to its title, but luckily, for the most part, it isn’t. Despite some issues, Rogue One is a fine expedition filled with new characters on both sides of the conflict that feel somewhat meaningful to the Star Wars universe.

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New Rogue One Trailer Reveals Mads Mikkelsen’s Character, More Vader & Giant Fallen Jedi Statue?

From Disney and director Gareth Edwards, comes Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Taking place before the events in the original movie Episode IV, Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. The film is scheduled for release December 16, 2016. Continue reading New Rogue One Trailer Reveals Mads Mikkelsen’s Character, More Vader & Giant Fallen Jedi Statue?

New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Introduces Darth Vader & More Story Details

From Disney and director Gareth Edwards, comes Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Taking place before the events in the original movie Episode IV, Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. The film is scheduled for release December 16, 2016. Continue reading New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Introduces Darth Vader & More Story Details

Edrio Two Tubes from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Revealed #SDCC2016

From Disney and director Gareth Edwards, comes Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Taking place before the events in the original movie Episode IV, Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. The film is scheduled for release December 16, 2016. Continue reading Edrio Two Tubes from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Revealed #SDCC2016

New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sizzle Reel Trailer & Official Poster Unveiled

From Disney and director Gareth Edwards, comes Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Taking place before the events in the original movie Episode IV, Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen , Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. The film is scheduled for release December 16, 2016. Continue reading New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sizzle Reel Trailer & Official Poster Unveiled