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    Immersed in Movies: David Soren Talks 'Turbo'

    An extraordinary snail competing in the Indy 500. For first-time director David Soren (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), it was an opportunity to riff on superheroes and racing in DreamWorks' Turbo. Soren spoke to me about his fast paced animated feature.

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    Immersed in Movies: ILM Rearms for 'Pacific Rim' VFX (FEATURETTE)

    If there's a mid-year front-runner for the VFX Oscar, it's definitely Industrial Light & Magic's exceptional work on Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim," which is more than just rock 'em sock 'em robots vs. monsters. Aside from the masterfully animated Jaegers and Kaiju, there's also the complex ligh...

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    Immersed in Movies: Adam Green Talks Animating 'Holliston'

    Next Tuesday, the Holliston horror-com series on FEARnet gets animated for the first time with a riff on Scooby-Doo titled "Blobby." I spoke with director Adam Green about working with Six Point Harness (El Tigre) and pushing the envelope for this Wayne's World meets Saw sitcom in its second season ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Guillermo del Toro Talks 'Pacific Rim' Robot Porn (VIDEO)

    Guillermo del Toro calls it "robot porn." The Mexican filmmaker was at his geekiest last week at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, dissecting a fierce fight at sea in "Pacific Rim" between his enormous robot Jaegers and Kaiju alien monsters. It was like watching his version of "Raging Bull,...

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    Immersed in Movies: Director Chris Renaud Talks 'Despicable Me 2'

    The biggest challenge of Despicable Me 2? How to flip Gru from super villain to gruff hero now that his highest priority is fatherhood. For director Chris Renaud, the reference point was Terminator 2 in having him recruited to catch the latest baddie bent on world domination.

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    Immersed in Movies: Pulling Off a New VFX Twist for 'White House Down'

    Uncharted Territory, which has become a model of efficiency and innovation during these precarious times for the VFX industry, came up with a new concept for handling Roland Emmerich's "White House Down": management and quality control rather than creating the bulk of the effects in-house.

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    Immersed in Movies: Producing/Writing 'Despicable Me 2'

    In this season of sequels, nothing has been more eagerly awaited than the return of Gru and the Minions in Despicable Me 2. But where to go next with a domesticated super villain and his childish yellow henchmen? I asked writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and producer Chris Meledandri what it was lik...

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    Immersed in Movies: How VFX Supervisor Farrar Fixed the Zombies in 'World War Z' (CLIP)

    So much for decrying the "fix it post" mentality that plagues so many big budget movies. It evidently saved the trouble-plagued, $200 million-plus zombie thriller, "World War Z." After production snafus, cost-overruns, and a significant reshoot to streamline the third act, VFX supervisor Scott Farra...

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    For Nolan's 'Interstellar,' Casey Affleck Joins McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastain and Caine UPDATED

    UPDATE: Casey Affleck is the latest to sign on to Christopher's Nolan's time-traveling "Interstellar," which currently has Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain and Bill Irwin lined up. Affleck has been on a roll lately, with David Lowery's Western "Ain't Them Bodies Sa...

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    Immersed in Movies: The Monsterfication of 'Monsters University'

    Pixar has come a long way technologically since Monsters, Inc., so the design challenge with the Monsters University prequel was to expand the world through creative engineering while maintaining consistency. They call it "Monsterfication," and I went deeper into the process with production designer...

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