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Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen: An Appreciation

Lois Metzger | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lois Metzger

Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion animation genius who learned his craft from Willis O'Brien, the man who invented King Kong, died a year ago, on May 7, 2013, at the age of 92.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Thor: The Dark World

Dan Persons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With some nice production design, good special effects, and Tom Hiddleston once again giving the proceedings a much-needed shot in the arm as the sardonic Loki, the film is a serviceable example of the superhero movie, but not much more.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Tribute to Ray Harryhausen

Dan Persons | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It is not an understatement to say that, for many who work within the industry of fantastic film and those who cover it, Ray Harryhausen was one of the key godfathers of the Sense of Wonder.

Special Effects Master Dies At 92

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts

LONDON — When Ray Harryhausen was 13, he was so overwhelmed by "King Kong" that he vowed he would create otherworldly creatures on film. He fulf...

Visual Effects Legend Dies At 92

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts

Ray Harryhausen, the visual effects pioneer who worked on classic films including "Mighty Joe Young" (1949), "It Came From Beneath The Sea" (1955) and...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Scary Movie V & Jason and the Argonauts

Dan Persons | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Lawrence French joins us for a fiftieth anniversary discussion of stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen's epic fantasy (actually directed by Don Chaffey), Jason and the Argonauts.

Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A roiling visual extrusion rendered from computer-generated imagery, Jack the Giant Slayer makes you long for the days of Ray Harryhausen.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: [REC] 3: Genesis

Dan Persons | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

[REC] 3: Genesis, the third installment of the Spanish zombie franchise, distinguishes itself in several ways.

Men in Black 3 Brings the Rare Threequel Win

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

It's a raucous, rollicking ride, as visually stunning -- in truly sensational 3D -- as it is hilarious and exciting. The Oscars, which usually lean Heavy and Significant, really should launch a category for Funnest Picture.

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Gulliver Among the Smuffs, Literally!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

After a week of recaps and old clips, the game recommenced where we left off two weeks ago, just after Brenda was blindsided. Kelly Still-Here felt le...

Movie Review: Clash of the Titans -- Barely 2D

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Aside from any further output from Lady Gaga, I can't think of much that's more unnecessary than the remake of Clash of the Titans, at least until the next remake of Godzilla comes along.

ReelzChannel: Shutter Island and 10 Others Not to Get "Lost" On

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Teddy Daniels, the U.S. Marshal played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's new movie doesn't know what he's in for when he arrives on Shutter Is...

Welcome to the Wild World of Ozploitation

Mark Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Hartley

No matter what you think of the Australian films featured in Not Quite Hollywood, these Ozploitation masters had celluloid running through their veins.