Daily Archives: May 7, 2013

Teaser Trailer: Ender’s Game

The first trailer for the Ender’s Game movie has been released! Now please excuse me for a few hours while I geek out…

Ender’s Game tells the story of Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, a boy who is recruited by the military and sent to a space station with other child soldiers to train battle the alien Formics. Directed by , and starring , and .

 








Special Effects Pioneer Ray Harryhausen Dead At Age 92

Without fail, every time you watch a TV show or documentary about movie special effects, somewhere towards the beginning, you’re going to see footage of stop motion dinosaurs walking around and stop motion skeletons fighting in Jason And The Argonauts. Those are Ray Harryhausen. He was a true pioneer in the field of practical special effects, back before you could just whip up a gruesome monster in a computer, and a major influence on pretty much every special effects artist who came after him.  He was responsible for the effects in Mighty Joe Young, Mysterious Island, 3 Sinbad films, Clash of the Titans, and, most famously, Jason and the Argonauts.

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