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Government gives legless Afghan vet a break – he will only have to verify need for a wheelchair every three years

A wounded soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan will have to verify his condition and the kind of support needed, including his wheelchair, to Veterans Affairs every three years, rather than annually under a policy change, the… 440 more words

Defence Watch

WHO I THINK SHOULD WIN THE MAJOR AWARDS AT THE OSCARS TONIGHT

Best Picture – Birdman 

Best Director – Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Best Actor – Michael Keaton

Best Actress – Julianne Moore

Best Supporting Actor –  107 more words

Film

The Bros. Landreth Don't Just 'Let It Lie' When They Play Live

By Annie Reuter

On a cold Friday night in January, silence came over a packed crowd at New York’s famed rock club Mercury Lounge. Not the norm for the often sweaty and loud venue, the… 1,045 more words

Music

Afghan veteran has to prove to federal government each year he doesn’t have legs

Defence Watch readers are pointing out that it seems to be business as usual at Veterans Affairs Canada.

Retired Master Cpl. Paul Franklin, who lost both legs in in Afghanistan, says every year he has to prove to Veterans Affairs that he still has no legs and needs a wheelchair, … 177 more words

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Oscar Visual Effects Nominees: That Touch of Grit Makes F/X Fit

Visual effects aren’t always the realm of the bright and the shiny.

Just as often, f/x tools are used to create a distressed, gritty and grounded reality, as they were in two of this year’s vfx Oscar-nommed films — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Interstellar.” 273 more words

Awards

[9] Interstellar - Best Visual Effects

“INTERSTELLAR”
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher

Dust clouds and robots, the visual effects team behind “Interstellar” literally created other worlds. And not just one, several.

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