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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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    Immersed in Movies: Snyder, Cavill and More Talk Unapologetic 'Man of Steel,' a Father's Day Superman Gift

    I couldn't help thinking about my late father when watching "Man of Steel." He adored Superman and I still remember asking him as a child what the difference was between Batman and Superman. He said Batman was about darkness and Superman was about light -- a perfect complement. In later years, thoug...

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    Immersed in Movies: Director Dan Scanlon Talks Primal Screams at 'Monsters U'

    During a recent visit to Pixar, I sat down with first-time director Dan Scanlon, a story artist on Cars and Toy Story 3, who Billy Crystal calls a "hipster," and discussed his role on the forthcoming blockbuster.

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    Immersed in Movies: J.J. Abrams Talks 'Star Wars,' Storytelling, Tech at PGA Conference

    J.J. Abrams said at Saturday's PGA Produced By Conference that he's aiming for the same "deep feeling of infinite possibilities" with "Star Wars: Episode VII" that he got watching George Lucas' original blockbuster as a youngster. He told "Django Unchained" producer Reginald Hudlin that it's about "...

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    Immersed in Movies: Shooting Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' in Black-and-White (VIDEO)

    Joss Whedon's marvelous Shakespeare house party in modern dress, "Much Ado About Nothing," is part of a mini black-and-white resurgence this year that also includes Noah Baumbach's screwball "Frances Ha," Alexander Payne's chilly "Nebraska," and Godfrey Reggio's counter-intuitive "Visitors." Maybe i...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Monsters U' with Billy Crystal and John Goodman

    In Monsters University, Pixar's oddest odd couple, Mike and Sulley, meet for the first time in college as fierce rivals before becoming best buddies in Monsters, Inc. Co-stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman recently reminisced about their own college years and what it was like reuniting a decade lat...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'Man of Steel' Set Visit: Making Superman Relevant Again (VIDEO)

    There's no better metaphor for "Man of Steel" than the Faded Glory emblem on the side of the building behind Henry Cavill's Superman. Zack Snyder's existential reboot is all about returning the glory to DC's legendary superhero (which turned 75 this year), and making him stand tall again beside Batm...

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    Immersed in Movies: Craft-Talking David Fincher's Emmy-Contender 'House of Cards'

    From the very first moment that Kevin Spacey broke the fourth wall as the devilishly charming House Majority Whip Frank Underwood in "House of Cards," Netflix's first original TV series, we knew that we were in for "Richard III" in D.C. It's so David Fincher, who signed on as exec producer and direc...

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    Immersed in Movies: Sizing Up 'Epic'

    Blue Sky's biggest achievement on Epic was going naturalistic for a more believable animation style. However, scale was the biggest challenge in delineating the human and microscopic forest worlds, according to producer Michael Travers, production designer Greg Couch, and animation supervisors Galen...

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    Immersed in Movies: VFX Retrofitting for Abrams' Hybrid Vision of Old and New in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

    Like "Skyfall," "Star Trek Into Darkness" is a hybrid of the old and the new in completing its rite of passage reboot. Except J.J. Abrams has the advantage of time travel, which he introduced in the first movie, for creating a parallel universe that allows him to break the rules of the beloved sci-f...

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