Awesome: Check Out The Nominee Title Cards from This Years Oscars

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One of the cooler things at this years Academy Awards wasn’t anything that happened on stage, it was on the monitors as nominees were announced. Sounds silly but each nominee had an amazingly designed title card for each category. They were created by Mill+, the firm which has been doing design work for the show for the past few years.

I’ve included some of my favourites (including the Best Screenplay Card for Blue Jasmine above).

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86th Oscars Awards Nominations Announced: Gravity and American Hustle Lead The Pack

86th Oscars

The Academy Awards Nominations were announced this morning and, unsurprisingly, American Hustle leads the pack with ten nods. Slightly surprisingly, Gravity has the same number of nominations. Also slightly surprisingly, 12 Years a Slave has one less with nine. Also unsurprisingly, The Wolf of Wall Street has just five.

Hit the jump to see the full list of millionaires who might receive the most coveted golden statues.

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Wolf of Wall Street VFX Reel Show How To Do Digital Effects Right

Wolf of Wall Street

There’s a lot of ways that effects are done poorly in films. Obvious compositing or digitally rendering characters, these things can kick you right out of the dream when you’re watching. The most, well, effective effects are the ones you notice the least.

Here’s a whole reel of just that.

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Matt’s 2013: The Best List

Best of 2013

2013 was a good year for the movies. It had its ups and downs, but in the end there was a pretty good crop of films and more than a few great ones.

I’ve already revisited the films I was most looking forward to and the films I liked the least and now it is time to look at the films I liked best.

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Podcast Episode 58: WiiU, American Hustle, and The Wolf of Wall Street

Awesome Friday

We’re back with another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast/ This week we’re talking about the WiiU as well as American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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