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News for Apr. 02, 2007

DVD Tuesday: Charlotte's Web, Good Shepherd & More!

4/02/07, 2:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Check out some TV on DVD goodies like 'ABC Wide World of Sports: 40 Years of Glory', 'The Lost Room' & 'Twin Peaks - S2'. There are a few compilations out tomorrow; 'Gene Autry Collection: Home in Wyomin' & 'Mario Bava Collection: Volume 1'. The big releases of the week are 'The Good Shepherd', 'Charlotte's Web' & 'Volver'. Personally I'm interested in 'Death of a President'! Check out the whole list here! [More]

News for Apr. 01, 2007

Jackson to direct Live Action 'Powerpuff Girls' Movie?

4/01/07, 12:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Sources inside Peter Jackson's '3foot6' and WETA have sent along word that Peter Jackson is working on a live action version of the popular 'Powerpuff Girls' cartoon. "WETA Workshop is already hard at work on props and miniatures based on the cartoon," our sorce reveals "Pete is very excited about this project and is looking for a Summer 2008 release". Meanwhile, news that his other projects, directing 'The Lovely Bones' and producing 'Damnbusters', have all been put on the back burner.

News for Mar. 30, 2007

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter

3/30/07, 2:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Be sure to check out our weekly Sideshow Collectibles update! Each week we provide an update on your favorite Sideshow goodies, from busts to premium figures and more! Take a look! [More]

News for Mar. 29, 2007

New Weapons Doco Out Soon

3/29/07, 8:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Ever wanted to lead an army? Or just pretend for a day that you were King Theoden from LOTR? Well, lucky you because I can reveal that soon you will be able to re-live the trilogy in a new documentary coming out later this year, called ‘Reclaiming The Blade’. Just last week, the crew from RTB popped into the Workshop to talk to Richard and our Senior Swordsmith, Peter Lyon about the making of the weapons for the LOTR trilogy, The Last Samurai and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. [More]

King Kong returns in world-first exhibition

3/29/07, 8:18 pm EST - Xoanon

New life is to be breathed into Peter Jackson's King Kong – with Lower Hutt's refurbished NewDowse landing exclusive rights to the world's first exhibition about the $US207 million ($NZ290m) movie. The art gallery and museum will host The Imagining of King Kong – The Exhibition, from June 23 till November 11. The museum, which reopened last month after a $6 million expansion, is developing the exhibition with Weta Workshop and Weta Digital. The Wellington studios, co-owned by Jackson, created the Oscar-winning visual effects for the film. [More]

News for Mar. 27, 2007

"Rings" star Serkis playing Einstein in TV movie

3/27/07, 6:12 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Andy Serkis, the English actor best known for playing Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" films, will star as Albert Einstein in a TV movie about one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century: the creation of Einstein's theory of relativity. "Einstein and Eddington," a collaboration between HBO Films and the BBC, will co-star David Tennant, a household name in Britain with his starring role as the 10th Doctor on BBC's long-running series "Doctor Who." [More]

News for Mar. 26, 2007

Geek News: Weta Digital Ltd Chooses Mudbox for Film Projects

3/26/07, 10:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 26, 2007 -- Skymatter Ltd, a high-end provider of 3D software tools, today announced that Mudbox, Skymatter's advanced 3D sculpting software, is being used by Weta Digital Ltd as part of the company's VFX pipeline. Weta Digital, one of the world's premier visual effects and computer animation companies, chose Mudbox because of the accessibility and power of its toolset. We're pleased that Weta Digital uses Mudbox for digital sculpting, detailing and designing in 3D. Mudbox was born in production, and it is gratifying to see Mudbox continuing to be used at the highest levels of digital content creation "With its great, intuitive user interface and the speed with which it processes very large geometric datasets Mudbox quickly became an intrinsic part of the hero digital modeling pipeline at Weta Digital," said Matt Aitken, visual effects supervisor at Weta Digital. "Mudbox is a next generation tool for digital modeling: its support for local subdivision and hard drive streaming of data allows the artist to work in very fine detail, and the ability to isolate separate aspects of a model's surface detail into layers facilitates the design process in a production environment." [More]

DVD Tuesday: Children, Happy Feet & More!

3/26/07, 1:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Check out some TV on DVD goodies like 'Whose Line Is It Anyway - S1 & 2', 'The Shield - S5' & 'Jeffersons - S6'. There are a few compilations out tomorrow; 'Shirley Temple - America's Sweetheart Collection, Vol. 5' & 'The Errol Flynn Signature Collection, Vol. 2'. The big releases of the week are 'Children of Men', 'Happy Feet' & 'The Pursuit of Happyness'. Personally I'm interested in 'Hacking Democracy' & 'He-Man V02 Box Set'! Check out the whole list here! [More]

News for Mar. 24, 2007

TV Watch: Jack Black on 'David Letterman' Clip

3/24/07, 6:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Jack Black was recently a guest on 'The Late Show with David Letterman', he was there to promote his new TV series he is producing called 'Acceptable TV'. Take a look! [More]

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