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The One and Only Ivan movie review: Star power can't redeem Disney's new cuddly CGI critter-fest
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The One and Only Ivan movie review: Star power can't redeem Disney's new cuddly CGI critter-fest

The under-10s will be charmed by the cuteness overkill, but for the adults, The One and Only Ivan is the cinematic equivalent of roadkill.

Hollywood studios turn to virtual production techniques due to coronavirus outbreak limitations
Entertainment

Hollywood studios turn to virtual production techniques due to coronavirus outbreak limitations

Virtual production can provide a viable solution during the coronavirus pandemic, and perhaps become a useful production technique moving forward.

Cats movie review: Tom Hooper's CGI purr-version turns Broadway musical into kinky feline fantasy
Entertainment

Cats movie review: Tom Hooper's CGI purr-version turns Broadway musical into kinky feline fantasy

The CGI of Cats only underscores how misconceived the movie is on every other level, and why not every novel, play or musical requires a film adaptation.

Can the digital dead rest in peace? On James Dean, deepfakes, and chat bots
Entertainment

Can the digital dead rest in peace? On James Dean, deepfakes, and chat bots

The rise of “deepfakes” presents a pervasive challenge of the online era: how we should live with the digital dead.

Google Earth can now locate Westeros as it adds 33 filming locations of Game of Thrones scenes
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Google Earth can now locate Westeros as it adds 33 filming locations of Game of Thrones scenes

With 33 locations marked on Google Earth where key scenes of the popular fantasy TV series were shot, locations include a bullring in southern Spain.

For fur's sake! 'The Jungle Book' director Jon Favreau gets PETA honour for using CGI animals
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For fur's sake! 'The Jungle Book' director Jon Favreau gets PETA honour for using CGI animals

The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau has been conferred the PETA US award for using computer-generated imagery rather than relying on captive animals to create his film

To infinity and beyond: In the last 15 years, Pixar has taken animated cinema to new heights
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To infinity and beyond: In the last 15 years, Pixar has taken animated cinema to new heights

Pixar has been responsible for some important milestones achieved in animated cinema over the last 15 years.

The Walk review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is cute but the film is more Hollywood spectacle, less story
Entertainment

The Walk review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is cute but the film is more Hollywood spectacle, less story

The Walk is a Hollywoodised story for those who haven’t seen the documentary Man on Wire and the filmmakers have played it safe to deliver a short climactic spectacle, rather than a truly compelling story.

Google patents holograms for head mounted display
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Google patents holograms for head mounted display

Google has filed a patent application to use holograms on its eye-wearable device Google Glass that will improve the augmented reality experiences that allows computer-generated imagery (CGI) to interact with the real world.

CGI Acquires Logica
Biztech

CGI Acquires Logica

The combined company has approximately 72,000 professionals in more than 40 countries.

HP Blade Servers Power Visual Entertainment At Paprikaas
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HP Blade Servers Power Visual Entertainment At Paprikaas

Paprikaas chose HP ProLiant BL460c G5 servers to increase performance and establish an energy-efficiency standard in its data centre.