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maegul, avatar

The "No CGI" dynamic around films is odd and reveals, IMO, that mainstream anti-tech sentiment in capitalism only flies as a consumer's affectation.

I didn't know about this apart from the usual under-appreciation and under-paying of VFX staff.

But then the "No CGI is just invisible CGI" series ( and this clip about the Barbie behind the scenes hiding the bluescreen by filling it in ( ... reveals a profession is being smothered.



I think Avatar is getting praise at least, but yeah people really downplay the craftsmanship that goes into good CGI


It’s just not true to state that the industry uses CGI to avoid paying people who learned and honed the craft.

The actual, pivotal, moment for this choice was done solely because CGI looked better. This was during Jurassic Park:…/the-oral-history-of-the-di…

It also really depends on the film’s Director’s creative control and budget.

My favorite film of all time is Everything Everywhere All At Once and it was almost exclusively practical effects. This was both a stylistic choice and a budget-conscious one. CGI is not always the cheaper route:…/everything-everywhere-all-at-once…

Most low budget movies use practical effects over CGI, because at lower budgets it is way more accessible. But all you need to do is watch any low budget horror movie to see how bad practical effects can rip you out of the story just as much as bad CGI in higher budget films.

So I would say that good CGI costs a lot of money but both looks better, and can do more, than practical effects. But films that craft around practical effects are absolutely valuable and bad CGI pulls people out of the storytelling just like bad practical effects would.

yessikg, avatar

Sweet, I was hoping to check out Andor


Brian Beneker, a script coordinator on the show who claims "heterosexual, white men need 'extra' qualifications" to be hired on the network's shows, is represented by a conservative group founded by Trump administration alum Stephen Miller.

flumph, avatar

I’ll preface this by saying I’m a huge supporter of eliminating discrimination in the workplace and have been part of many efforts to do so. I’m sure the plaintiff and law firm here are suing for all the wrong reasons.

That being said, if there are literal quotas, that’s just a corporation doing the bare minimum to look good. Implementing quotas doesn’t eliminate bias in the hiring, promotion, and firing process.

I know it’s not this easy in all positions, but we’ve already seen that “blind” auditions in orchestras increased the likelihood of women being hired by 11-30%. And there’s no doubt those women were more talented and qualified – they were only judged on their performance. That’s a much better outcome than requiring 30% more women and the biased hiring panel picking women based on looks, age, likelihood to take parental leave, etc.

TL;DR: Quotas are a lazy way to try and fix bias in the hiring process. Work to actually prevent and eliminate the bias.


Then what need for racial hiring quotas exists?


Look, if it were just thin characterizations and derivative plot, maybe an extended version could help, but my friends, Zach Snyder is not Ridley Scott and Rebel Moon is not even Kingdom of Heaven, much less Blade Runner.

I’m pretty sure the extended version of Rebel moon will just be the same movie but this time in 100% slow-mo on an LED Volume soundstage.


When the original cut is like an AI written high school essay, a longer version is definitely needed.


O’Brien, who built a national profile last year with a threat to strike at UPS, was more combative.

“We have a message for the white collar crime syndicates known as the studios,” he said. “When you fuck with the Teamsters, or any other union, it’s a full contact sport. Put your helmets on and buckle your chin straps.”



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This Summer the American Saga begins. Horizon: An American Saga - Only in Theaters June 28

Academy Award-winning visionary filmmaker Kevin Costner directs New Line Cinema’s vast “Horizon: An American Saga” Chapters One and Two, a multi-faceted chronicle covering the Civil War expansion and settlement of the American West. A story of America too big for one film, this true cinematic event also stars Costner, who co-writes with Jon Baird (“The Explorers Guild”) and produces through his Territory Pictures.

In the great tradition of Warner Bros. Pictures’ iconic Westerns, “Horizon: An American Saga” explores the lure of the Old West and how it was won—and lost—through the blood, sweat and tears of many. Spanning the four years of the Civil War, from 1861 to 1865, Costner’s ambitious cinematic adventure will take audiences on an emotional journey across a country at war with itself, experienced through the lens of families, friends and foes all attempting to discover what it truly means to be the United States of America.

Costner stars alongside an impressive ensemble cast that includes Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Jena Malone, Owen Crow Shoe, Tatanka Means, Ella Hunt, Tim Guinee, Danny Huston, Colin Cunningham, Scott Haze, Tom Payne, Abbey Lee, Michael Rooker, Will Patton, Georgia MacPhail, Douglas Smith, Luke Wilson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jamie Campbell Bower, Alejandro Edda, Wasé Winyan Chief, Michael Anganaro, Angus Macfadyen, Jon Beavers, Alex Nibley, Kathleen Quinlan, Etienne Kellici, Amos Jason Charging Cloud, Bodhi Okuma Linton, Gregory Cruz, James Russo, Jeff Fahey, David O’Hara, Chris Conner, Leroy M. Silva, Bernardo Velasco, Tom Everett, Glynn Turman, Giovanni Ribisi and more.

Costner returns to directing for the first time since his 2003 critically acclaimed hit “Open Range,” and revisits Civil War-era America, the setting for his 1990 blockbuster and directorial debut, “Dances with Wolves,” which won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. He produces alongside Howard Kaplan and Mark Gillard, with Danny Peykoff, Robert Scannell, Armyan Bernstein, Charlie Lyons, Barry Berg and Rod Lake executive producing.

Costner is joined behind the camera by director of photography J. Michael Muro (“Billionaire Boys Club,” “Parker”), production designer Derek R. Hill (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” “The Magnificent Seven”), editor Miklos Wright (“For All Mankind,” “Open Range”) and costume designer Lisa Lovaas (“Ambulance,” “Transformers: The Last Knight”). The music is by Oscar nominee John Debney (“The Passion of the Christ,” “The Greatest Showman”).

A New Line Cinema presentation of a Territory Pictures production, “Horizon: An American Saga” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The films will be released in theaters nationwide, the first on June 28, 2024, the second on August 16, 2024.


Hilariously, there has never been a movie simply titled Superman. The first theatrical film is Superman: The Movie, the first Snyder film is Man of Steel, and the first animated movie is Superman: Doomsday.


The 1978 movie was called Superman. Superman: the Movie was used in marketing but was not the official title.


After spending too much time and money on streaming services, DVDs have officially reentered my life.

scrubbles, avatar

Nice! I’ve been doing this manually on my machine, this is cool that it has a container!


I’m right beside you.

It hurts my head to think of the 300+ DVDs that I ditched in 2004 when I moved far from home.

I started my new collection with the entire series of: MASH and Emergency!. Those 2 shows alone could entertain me forever.


Heartbreak will have to find 3 new ways of feeling good in a place like this


Literally today I discovered the first one because I saw a video taking the piss out of it. I searched the words to find out what it is and found this wonderful genius annotation:


Physical media might seem like it’s on its deathbed, but the anime DVD and Blu-ray industry couldn’t be more alive.

PP_BOY_, avatar

Blu-Rays are great. Local play with a higher bitrate than any streaming allows (AFAIK). Only issues are price and equipment. DVD, not so much. I haven’t bought a DVD for a new movie in well over a decade


With Christopher Nolan praising the benefits of 4K Blu-ray, is now the time to revisit physical media?


Well if Christopher Nolan says so

jordanlund, avatar

Better experience, and it can’t be taken from you at a whim of a licensing agreement, so, yes?


The actor played villain Dreykov in the Scarlett Johansson-led 2021 spy thriller.


Sucks he doesn’t enjoy his work on these projects more, but dude, it’s a job. I feel like I’m kicked in the balls every morning sitting in traffic, I don’t get 6 or 12 weeks of fun work, then a couple bad days of bad work.

I dont even see him bringing up anything necessarily bad, just that he is expected to complete the project to earn the money…

BertramDitore, avatar

He gets no sympathy from me. Oh no! Work was hard and not 100% fun the entire time! Boo hoo! Welcome to the world you sweet summer child. Most of us don’t have the privilege of having your kind of hard job. Most of us actually have hard jobs that we have to keep because we actually won’t be able to afford to live if we decide it’s just not fun anymore.


It did so during the actor's strike to finish the project before its copyright expired, the lawsuit alleges.

Shellbeach, (edited )

Road house is being remade??? With Jake Gyllenhaal.l!!!

Oh man, I’m so torn. Don’t want to reward big execs abuse but it’s road house!!! With Jake Gyllenhaal! Oh I know, I’ll sail the high seas to reconcile my moral dilemma.


It’s nice out here on open waters


Paramount CEO Bob Bakish and CFO Naveen Chopra explained their plan to reduce content costs on the company's earnings call.


"They haven’t noticed we’re grifting them. Time to crank up the heat. " - Bob Bakish probably

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