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  1. Entertainment

    “Before VFX” Tumblr Shows Us Hollywood Without Its Digital Makeup

    There has been some controversy in the world of Hollywood special effects recently. While Life of Pi brings in hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office and wins awards for its special effects, the company that did those effects, Rhythm & Hues, went bankrupt and closed up shop. The effects community protested the Oscars over the weekend, and have since continued their campaign online, where no one can play them off in mid-speech. The new Tumblr "Before VFX" shows us what popular Hollywood films looked like before special effects.

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  2. Entertainment

    As Life of Pi Wins Best Visual Effects Oscar, The Effects Community Rallies in Protest

    At last night's Oscars ceremony, Life of Pi took home "Best Visual Effects" and rightfully so, Rhythm & Hues, the company that did the visual effects on the film, did beautiful work that really created the world of the movie. The same can be said of Snow White & The Huntsman, another CGI-laden film Rhythm & Hues did the effects for. Together, those films grossed over a billion dollars. Meanwhile, Rhythm & Hues had to file for bankruptcy and close up shop, so the visual effects community came out to protest what they see as an imbalance at the Oscars last night. The ceremony itself only made things worse.

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  3. Entertainment

    Get Caught Up With the Oscar Nominated Films You Missed With These Adorable Children

    The Oscars are this Sunday, and I for one am woefully unprepared to make my picks in the annual bet I have with my friends. I have seen almost literally none of the films nominated this year, and I only have a few days left to get caught up if I'm going to stand a chance at winning the coveted prize of lunch at the local Chinese buffet. Thankfully, the tiny folks at Copycat Kidz have put together a highlight reel of sorts to cover the major players in this year's Academy Awards.

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