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Accidental Jedi: How a VFX artist earned a surprising place in Star Wars history

Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor Matt Sloan has one acting role on his résumé, but it's a big one. Here's how he ended up playing a Jedi in the Star Wars saga.
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The best Star Wars movies, ranked from worst to best

We rank all 11 Star Wars movies to determine the ultimate champion.
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How to watch Star Wars online

There's more Star Wars content available than ever before, and fans of the franchise have plenty of ways to watch it. Read our guide to learn all your options.
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Star Wars: The Bad Batch preview: Clones, chaos, and the rise of the Empire

The Star Wars saga continues in The Bad Batch, an animated series set in the aftermath of the deadly Order 66 and in the early days of the Galactic Empire.
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Mythic Quest season 2 review: Playing through the pandemic

Mythic Quest, the Apple TV+ series about a fictional game studio, returns for a second season shaped by the pandemic both in front of the camera and behind it.
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Luca preview: How a real-world friendship inspired Pixar’s sea monster story

The director of Pixar's Luca explains how a real-world friendship during a summer on the Italian Riviera inspired his animated sea-monster story.
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10 Films that should’ve won an Oscar for Visual Effects, but didn’t

These 10 celebrated films and franchises broke new ground with their innovative use of visual effects, but they still didn't take home an Academy Award for VFX.
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9 things you might not know about the Oscars VFX award

Best Visual Effects is one of our favorite Oscar categories, so here are some things you might not know about the Academy Award category honoring VFX artistry.
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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Highlights and big questions from Episode 6

The saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Here are some of the highlights from episode 6 of the series.
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How to watch the 2021 Oscars online

The annual Academy Awards ceremony is Hollywood's biggest night. Here's how to watch it all online and see who takes home an Oscar this year.

A ballet of blood and 3D printing: Behind the visual effects of The Midnight Sky

Sci-fi drama The Midnight Sky leaned on a blend of real-world tech and visual effects magic to bring its gripping tale to the screen. Here's how they did it.
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Mortal Kombat review: A victory, but far from flawless

Warner Bros. Pictures Mortal Kombat reboot raises the bar for the franchise with a great blend of action and mythology, but isn't quite a flawless victory.
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How visual effects brought The One and Only Ivan’s animal stars into our world

Bringing the talkative animals of Disney's The One and Only Ivan to the screen was no easy task. It took a mix of virtual production and visual effects magic.
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How visual effects took Love and Monsters’ sweet creature feature to the Oscars

Love and Monsters is a creature feature with heart and also an Oscar nominee, thanks to the work of a visual effects team led by VFX supervisor Matt Sloan.
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Apple keeps it positive with Ted Lasso season 2 premiere date and trailer

Apple will bring its heartwarming, critically acclaimed series Ted Lasso back to Apple TV+ on July 23, and has a new season 2 trailer to accompany the news.
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Apple’s Podcasts+ subscription service makes debut at Spring Loaded event

During its Spring Loaded event, Apple announced the new, subscription-based Podcasts+ service with exclusive shows and a redesigned app for podcasts.
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How visual effects made Mulan’s battles bigger and its hero fly higher

Disney's Mulan has epic battles, spectacular choreography, and beautiful sets, and they all benefited from the work of its talented visual effects team.
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How Christopher Nolan’s Tenet used visual effects to invert time

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi spy thriller Tenet made creative use of visual effects to turn back time and create a visually stunning adventure.
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Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings gets its first trailer

Marvel Studios has released the first teaser trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the upcoming martial arts adventure starring Simu Liu.
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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Highlights and Easter eggs from episode 5

The saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Here are some of the highlights from episode 5 of the series.
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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Highlights and Easter eggs from episode 4

The saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Here are some of the highlights from episode 4 of the series.
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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Highlights and Easter eggs from episode 3

The saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Here are some of the highlights from episode 3 of the series.
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Godzilla vs. Kong review: It’s everything it promises and then some

By keeping it simple and focusing on the movie fans want to see, Godzilla vs. Kong lives up to the hype and delivers plenty of exciting moments.
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Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series: Everything we know about the Disney+ show

After years of rumors about an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, Ewan McGregor will return as the Jedi master. Here's everything we know so far about the Disney+ series.
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How WandaVision’s visual effects gave TV magic a Marvel makeover

WandaVision brought the Marvel Cinematic Universe back to the screen in a big way, and used some impressive visual effects to cast a sitcom-inspired spell.
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The Suicide Squad gets a crazy, bloody new trailer with a monstrous surprise

James Gunn's The Suicide Squad looks like nothing we've seen from the DC Extended Universe so far, and the latest trailer delivers a kaiju-sized surprise.
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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Highlights and Easter eggs from Episode 2

The saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Here are some of the highlights from episode 2 of the series.
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Amazon’s Invincible: How family drama and super-violence make it something special

The cast of Invincible, Amazon Studios' animated series, explains how the adaptation blends family drama and super-powered action to create something special.
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It’s official: Marvel’s Black Widow movie will debut on Disney+ and in theaters

Marvel's Black Widow movie will premiere on Disney+ streaming service in July, the same day it hits theaters, via Disney's additional Premier Access fee.
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How visual effects gave Zack Snyder’s Justice League villains a do-over

Giving the villains of Zack Snyder's Justice League a new look wasn't easy. Weta Digital explains how the superhero do-over was made possible.
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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Highlights and Easter eggs from Episode 1

The saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Here are some of the highlights from the series' Disney+ premiere.
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Everything we know about the Disney+ series

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series will bring more of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Disney+ on March 19. Here's everything we know about it so far.
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Zack Snyder’s Justice League review: A bigger, better superhero do-over

Zack Snyder's Justice League delivers more than just a new cut of the 2017 film, and manages to be a bigger, better movie overall.
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Streaming movies dominate Oscar nominations in Hollywood’s pandemic year

Netflix, Amazon Studios, and other streaming services dominated the list of Academy Award nominees after a year shaped by pandemic-fueled theater closures.