Given the massive role of special effects in today’s film industry, the Visual Effects Society has plenty of material to consider in determining each year’s stand-outs.
And earlier today, the nominees for the 11th Annual VES Awards were announced, spanning 24 categories of film, animation, television, video games, and commercial projects. The winners will be declared during an official ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5th.
They teamed up on the big screen for last month's release "Prometheus", and now Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender are reunited for the cover of the August 2012 issue of W magazine.
The 36-year-old actress looks ravishing in a Dior Archive lambskin dress with a Tiffany & Co. sterling silver necklace while her 35-year-old cover partner is clad in a DSquared2 lambskin vest with Viktor & Rolf Monsieur leather pants and a Bess belt for the Mario Sorrenti shot front page.
With one animated film replacing another, "Brave" easily shot atop the box office over the movie-going weekend of June 22-24, 2012.
In what's their thirteenth straight first place release, the Pixar/Disney created action/adventure tale about Princess Merida churned out a $24.5 million opening day followed up with $23.6 million on Saturday which places debut weekend estimates at a respectable $66.5 million.
Continuing its reign atop the movie world, "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" grabbed up the lead at the box office and never looked back over the weekend on June 15-17, 2012.
The DreamWorks animated sequel voiced by Ben Stiller, Jessica Chastain and Chris Rock enjoyed a $9.9 million Friday and a $13.3 million Saturday while ending with a sophomore weekend net of $35.0 million.
Making for a big weekend of movie money-making, "Prometheus" stormed out to the early lead at the box office to begin the weekend on June 8-10, 2012.
The Ridley Scott directed film starring Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender conjured up a solid $21.4 million opening day while simmering down with a $16.4 million Saturday to make for second place worthy total first weekend of $49.5 million.