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Dawn of the Planet of the Motion Capture Dudes

Last week I watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and it stirred me enough write a piece on it. Although Koba blasting two machine guns while riding a horse into battle trumps Optimus Prime atop Grilock for this summer’s epic image – this is NOT what compelled me to type. 1,103 more words

3D / VFX

Makeup Effects in Film

Making a film is an ensemble effort. Yet, one rarely hears about the artisan who does the grudge work and gets little of the limelight. Isn’t it interesting how a “bad film” has radiant elements? 520 more words


Remembering Dick Smith, the Godfather of Movie Makeup

On Thursday’s The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert gave a reluctant Wag of the Finger to Satan — for reportedly sending mobile-phone messages to the priest who had tried to exorcise a Polish girl. 1,082 more words

Dick Smith Dead: 'Godfather of Makeup' Dies at 92

Dick Smith, known as the “Godfather of Makeup,” has died at age 92. Smith’s protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend’s passing on Thursday morning. 429 more words

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The Incredible Melting Man (1977) Movie Review

I have vague recollections of this film. Since it came out when I was eight, I’m sure part of my fragile little psyche (BWAHAHAHAHA!) couldn’t quite process the implications of what was happening to the main character. 1,095 more words


'Gremlins' 30th Anniversary Reunion Photoshoot

I don’t know how I missed this. Better late than never. :)

Gremlins celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and Empire Magazine brought together Chris Walas (Gremlins creator), Dick Miller (Murray Futterman), Joe Dante (director), Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer) and Rick Baker for a reunion photoshoot. 377 more words


10 Real Life Werewolves

There are many stories about werewolves or lycanthropy. Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf that could mysteriously talk. An American Werewolf in London. Being Human. 1,741 more words

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