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Cool Videos: Animated short Borrowed Time will take your breath away

Animation is a tremendous art form that can be used to bring the world to life in ways no other medium is capable. Though in America it’s used to make content for children and families that challenge live-action features at the box office, it can be used to tell searing adult stories that connect to the core of the human soul. Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj know...
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Cool Videos: The Empire invades Los Angeles in this fan-made Star Wars short

Some of you may have already seen this video, but I still feel it is worth sharing. Kaipotainment (the same peeps who do the X-Cats videos ) has created a very awesome short called "Star Wars: Invasion Los Angeles." It's pretty much Jonathan Liebesman 's BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, but shorter, and featuring Imperial Forces invading the City of Angels instead of generic...
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Cool Videos: The Hobbit/The Office crossover short starring Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman is probably best known for playing Bilbo Baggins in THE HOBBIT films and Tim Canterbury from the British version of The Office , and Freeman (kind of) reprised both roles over the weekend on Saturday Night Live . Besides hosting the episode, Martin Freeman appeared in the pre-recorded sketch "The Office: Middle Earth," and it also stars Bobby Moynihan as...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman reflects on happiness in moving animated short

When I first heard that Philip Seymour Hoffman had passed away I was sitting on my couch and watching the report on TV. From there, I turned to my movie shelf and felt the lump in my throat grow as I recognized each and every memory the great actor was leaving for us. Thankfully he will continue to appear on screen in a number of projects he had been working on. Today...
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Cool Videos: Idris Elba's directorial debut, the short film Unstoppable

It has become a recurring joke in the talk backs on this site whenever casting rumors abound that any role should be played by Idris Elba . The magnetic British actor has yet to reach the fame many expected for him in Hollywood despite great turns in TV series such as THE WIRE and LUTHER and feature films like PACIFIC RIM, THOR, and PROMETHEUS. There were many lobbying for him to be the...
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Cool Videos: Batman Beyond animated short from Darwyn Cooke!

Yet another Batman animated short has popped online, this time featuring the caped crusader in his futuristic form in Batman Beyond. Based on the three-season series that had an aging Bruce Wayne mentoring a young Batman named Terry McGinnis in a high-tech suit, this new short is part of Batman's 75th Anniversary celebration and is a great compliment to the already released short from...
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Where on the Shelf Is...Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue?

Welcome to "Where on the Shelf Is..." In this column, I look at great TV shows and movies that have never been on DVD and/or Blu-ray. For your pleasure and out of all of our frustrations, this column examines the Where, When and, of course, WHY?! of these non-releases. Up this week is... CARTOON ALL-STARS TO THE RESCUE What Is It?: ALF, Kermit the Frog, Bugs Bunny...
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Cool Videos: The Green Ruby Pumpkin short is all kinds of Halloween awesomeness

Just in time for Halloween, the short THE GREEN RUBY PUMPKIN comes along, full of the gothic spirit and creative imagination that goes hand-in-hand with the holiday.  Created by VFX artists Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma, the short is reminiscent of a fable-like Tim Burton-themed story, all set in a magical world.  The effects are amazing, complete with CGI-rendered characters mixed with live...
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Cool Videos: Super cool sci-fi short True Skin is ripe with style and concept

written and directed by Stephan Zlotescu, this new sci-fi short, entitled TRUE SKIN, is reminiscent of BLADE RUNNER with hints of MINORITY REPORT and other staples of the genre with top notch cinematography, editing, and effects.  The story of a cyborg-induced world where people interchange their human parts for robotic ones, thereby enhancing them into "living computers" is a very cool...
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Cool Videos: Low-budget sci-fi short Arrowhead: Signal shows some serious promise

Today's young filmmakers have a lot of resources that weren't available even ten years ago.  HD cameras, digital effects on your home computer, sound editing software, etc.  However, the one thing that can't be bought is the passion for the craft.  You can have all the tools in the world, but if your heart's not in it, then it's worthless.  The Australian filmmakers...
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Cool Videos: Fan-made Batman film Puppet Master gives the Nolan universe a little history

We've seen a hundred fan-made films that chronicle the adventures of many of our beloved characters, oftentimes with less than stellar results.  Not so with the case of BATMAN: PUPPET MASTER, a fan-made Batman film that lives within the Christopher Nolan Bat-verse.  The filmmakers of this little opus have set the film after the events of THE DARK KNIGHT, which is probably the...
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