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This is how Gravity’s stunning Space Station reentry was made

This is how Gravity’s stunning Space Station reentry was made

The visual effects design team behind one of the most memorable scenes in Gravity have shared the story behind the computer-generated sequence, creating a virtual space station to plunge into the Earth's atmosphere. Most of the Sandra Bullock and George Clooney blockbuster involved CGI, but Rising Sun Pictures was forced to mix science and speculation to get the scene where the Chinese space station is knocked out of its orbit.

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Godzilla 2014 vs US Air Force: real talk

Godzilla 2014 vs US Air Force: real talk

Godzilla is nearly at our doorstep. In less than a week, Godzilla’s 2014 big-screen movie will be bringing mayhem to the world. Understandably, the folks at Air & Space with the Smithsonian decided it’d make far more sense to speak about the film with the United States Air Force than the filmmakers - not about the film, but about Godzilla himself.

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Power Rangers live action movie detailed by Lionsgate

Power Rangers live action movie detailed by Lionsgate

There’s a big-name Power Rangers movie in the works, well aside from the direct-to-tape movies released over the past several decades. This release is set to be headed by Lionsgate Films as well as Saban Brands. The team at Saban Brands were the originators of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers live action television series back in August of 1993.

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LEGO grows up: Ages 6-11 and Unlimited Potential

LEGO grows up: Ages 6-11 and Unlimited Potential

Upon learning I'd be heading to New York City this past month, the first thing I did was to seek out the local LEGO store. Going to a LEGO store is not the same as shopping at a mall - it's more akin to seeking out a local landmark. Going to a LEGO store is not the same as purchasing LEGO bricks at a Target or a Wal-mart. Visiting a LEGO store is an experience in and of itself - entirely unique.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past clip details mutant deaths

X-Men: Days of Future Past clip details mutant deaths

This week a litany of clips are being shared by those responsible for pumping up the May release of X-men: Days of Future Past. The most major of these is a clip of a scene from the film, one in which we understand why Professor X is able to walk after his injury at the end of X-Men: First Class, and who has died around thereabouts or between then and the present.

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