Reboot was one of those series that really grew on me as a kid. I absolutely loved it and recently rewatched all of it. It was a series very ahead of its time and especially some of the later episodes. There literally was nothing like it on television and as a toy collector writing this article I had to jump to Ebay to check out the toy prices. Well to see the series has been greenlit to be rebooted, I know puns right, puts a smile on my face.
The much beloved children's book, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, got a cartoon adaptation back in the 80s, but aside from a misaligned sequel, the series hasn't seen love on the big screen in decades. That's all about to chance, as MGM has optioned the rights to the original novel with plans to adapt it for a new live-action franchise.
I am a fan of foreign films and as such I found the movie Immortel (Ad Vitam) a few years back. When I was informed it came to Blu-ray I jumped at the chance and grabbed it. It is a little slow but still a cool film. As there are only a few paid actors the film relies heavily on CGI to bring it to life, some of which is sub-par, detracting from the feel of the film as a whole. This article explores the good and bad computer-generated imagery of the French film Immortel (Ad Vitam).
Nowadays, with major advances in technology CGI is playing a huge role in the movie making industry. Of course sometimes creators can go a little too far with CGI making the realistic looking aliens or monsters not so realistic looking and instead creepy or annoying (see Jar Jar Binks) but when they get it right it is nearly perfect.
Characters are one of the most important aspects of any film. Therefore, as the technology in film has advanced over the past 40 years, it is no surprise that the way characters are portrayed has also changed. We've compiled this infographic timeline to show you just how far CGI characters in film have come.
The Movie Pool takes a long look at the short films of Pixar from their new Blu-ray!