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.
It’s time for the 40th Annual Annie Awards and this year’s nominations have just been announced by the International Animated Film Society.
ASIFA-Hollywood honcho Frank Gladstone declared, "I am very excited about this year's slate of nominees! We had more submissions to choose from this year than for any prior year in Annie Award history, running the gamut from big studio features to indie films, television series to internet shows, games, shorts and, for the first time, student films, all showcasing the huge variety of venues, creativity, technical innovation, and story-telling that our art form has to offer."
Starting off with a bang thanks to a crushing performance by "The Avengers" at the box office, the summer 2012 movie season now finds itself coming to close on a less than stellar note.
Faring only slightly better than last weekend's top grossing total of $13.5 million, "The Possession" is on track to take the Labor Day weekend (August 31-September 3) top spot - as the Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick starring Lionsgate horror picture's $6 million Friday and $6.8 million Saturday puts it on pace for an estimated four-day total of $22.8 million.
With dismal numbers cranking up the anxiety amongst Tinseltown's top players, "The Expendables 2" is the lone film with double digit earnings at the box office over the weekend of August 17-19, 2012.
The testosterone filled action caper starring Sylvester Stallone , Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham pulled in an estimated $3.7 million on Friday and $5.4 million on Saturday with a $13 million projected sophomore weekend total being enough for a second straight first place finish.
While it doesn't appear as if the sequel will be able to better its predecessor, "The Expendables 2" is still on track to steal away the top spot at the box office over the weekend of August 17-19, 2012.
The testosterone filled action caper starring Sylvester Stallone , Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham pulled in an estimated $10.5 million on Friday and$10.2 million on Saturday with an expected $28.7 million weekend total being shy of the $34.8 million opening mustered up by the first film.
Capping off the weekend with promotional efforts on the west coast, Anna Kendrick and Leslie Mann took over the spotlight at AMC CityWalk Stadium 19 at Universal Studios Hollywood on Sunday (August 5).
The two lovely ladies showed off their summertime stylish selves as they joined castmates and crew members for the Tinseltown premiere of their upcoming animated film "ParaNorman".