Interstellar wins an Oscar for Achievement in Visual Effects

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The visuals of wormholes and blackholes in Christopher Nolan’s epic space adventure came out top of a highly competitive category, which included Xmen Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This was Interstellar‘s only win of five nominations. Hans Zimmer graciously lost to Alexandre Desplat, for his The Grand Budapest Hotel score.

Congratulations to the Visual Effects team: Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott R. Fisher. Fresh off their win at the BAFTA‘s earlier this month.

by Kelly Williams
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Interstellar Releases in Digital HD and Blu-ray March 2015

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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar has been announced for release on Blu-ray and Digital HD this March. The Blu-ray will come in a Standard Edition with just the feature film, as well as a Combo Pack which will come with an Authentic IMAX Film Cell, and will include a series of bonus features. The film will be released in Digital HD two weeks earlier on March 17th, with the Blu-ray (and DVD) release coming later on March 31st. Bonus features on the Combo Pack Blu-ray will include:

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by Teddy Blass
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Interstellar Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, Including Best Original Score

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This morning the 87th Academy Awards Nominations were announced, and including nominations for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar in five categories: Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects. The film was not nominated for any major awards like Best Picture or Best Directing, and there were no nominations for any of the wonderful performances in the film.

Composer Hans Zimmer has one of the best chances of his career since his win nearly 20 years ago for The Lion King. He posted a note of gratitude on Facebook after being nominated this morning; you can read that here. The film also holds a strong chance of taking away the other categories it was nominated for, despite controversy over the sound in the film. How do you feel about the nominations this year?

by Teddy Blass
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