Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall is a full-time journalist, professional geek, proud dad, occasional photographer, indentured servant to incestuous cats, speedy talker, and obsessive story collector.
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Who won and who lost at the 2016 Academy Awards

Miss the Oscars or wonder who won which category? We've got the complete list of winners and losers for every Academy Award category right here, updated live as the big event happens on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
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The Force Awakens did CG so well, not even the FX artists can spot it all

From a rolling droid to a fast-paced flight, the Oscar-nominated visual effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens put a priority on the practical in order to bring audiences back to the Star Wars universe.
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How The Revenant made that brutal bear mauling so wincingly realistic 1:57

The visual-effects team responsible for the most memorable scene in Alejandro González Iñárritu's frontier epic The Revenant explains how they created the film's terrifying bear attack.
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Funny, endearing, and ultimately cheer-worthy, Eddie the Eagle hits all of the expected beats for a film of its ilk

Taron Egerton takes on the role of Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards in a funny, heart-warming account of an unlikely Olympian's quest to represent his country and soar to new heights on the world's biggest stage.
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Disney's Captain Nemo movie recruits The Wolverine director

James Mangold, the director The Wolverine, has reportedly agreed to direct Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming Captain Nemo movie, which will provide an origin story for Jules Verne's iconic sea-exploring antihero.
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How The Martian’s filmmakers turned a Jordanian desert into The Red Planet

With Ridley Scott's The Martian nominated for a visual-effects Oscar this year, the magic that brought the surface of Mars to Earth in the popular film is generating quite a bit of buzz for the VFX team.
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Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One movie has found its leading man

Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One has found its leading man, with Tye Sheridan reportedly playing protagonist Wade Watts in the 2018 film.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar will return for the Cruel Intentions TV series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has confirmed that she'll reprise her character from the 1999 film Cruel Intentions for an upcoming NBC television series based on the movie.
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How Mad Max Fury Road twisted real steel for effects computers can’t top

From one end of the desert to the other, George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road filled the screen with explosive, Oscar-nominated effects sequences that began with an eye toward practical effects.
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Spartacus and Daredevil’s showrunner is the new director of Pacific Rim 2

Daredevil and Spartacus showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will make his feature directorial debut on the sequel to Pacific Rim, which is once again moving forward at Universal Pictures.
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Batman V. Superman is going even darker for an R-rated release

Although the theatrical cut of Zack Snyder's Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be rated PG-13, Warner Bros. Pictures is reportedly releasing an extra-violent, R-rated edition of the film, too.
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How Ex Machina built a better, beautiful, and utterly believable android

Alicia Vikander's artificially intelligent android, Ava, is at the heart of sci-fi thriller Ex Machina's Oscar-nominated visual effects, which blur the line between human and robot.