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Review: ‘Joker’ standalone feature is a chilling origin story
6:00 pm PDT 02/10/2019 By Parth Kaushik

“Smile, though your heart is aching Smile, even though it’s breaking When there are clouds in the sky you’ll get by” – Nat King Cole Although the song itself encapsulates Joker’s state of mind, it beggars a question as to what causes the emerald haired villain those heartaches? If one wants to know about the proverbial and sometimes literal pushes that drove Joker to lunacy, look no further than Todd Phillip’s standalone feature. Until now, we harboured empathy for the whole gunning down … Read More


‘Abominable’: An adorable journey towards home
12:30 pm PDT 30/09/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

The first major co-production between DreamWorks and China’s Pearl Studio, Abominable, is a charming and adorable tale that holds your interest during its 90-minute runtime. An exceptionally amiable animated tale, written and directed by Jill Culton, Abominable is one kind and gentle hug to mankind. The film begins with a prison break scene, as where we can see a large creature escaping a lab before reaching a Chinese metropolis. It is not until the creature sees a billboard advertising trips … Read More


‘Toy Story 4’ bids an emotional goodbye
11:00 am PDT 21/06/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Toy Story brings out its fourth instalment for the fans and it’s definitely an emotional ride we all would like to experience.  While the first three films from Pixar told a complete story, we wondered what Toy Story 4 would bring. But Pixar with an amazing screenplay merged the stories quite effectively. The story begins when nine years ago, after Woody, Buzz and their other friends are given away by the college going Andy to a young Bonnie. This is … Read More


Robert Pattinson roped in as the new Batman
2:00 pm PDT 17/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Though the final deal is yet to be finalised, Robert Pattinson of Twilight saga might take up the role of the caped crusader in Matt Reeves’ upcoming DC movie The Batman by Warner Bros. Besides Pattinson, Reeves’ list has other names with the likes of Armie Hammer, Nicholas Hoult and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Reeves, who was behind the Planet of the Apes trilogy, took over the direction of the superhero stand-alone after Ben Affleck stepped away from the director’s chair in 2017. … Read More


‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ trailer hints at the dark intentions of the horned fairy
3:30 pm PDT 14/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney’s one of the most iconic villains is back! Disney has dropped the first trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil which finds the flying sorceress Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) teaming up with Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) again. Disney announced that the sequel to Maleficent will be included in its hefty 2019 live-action line-up in early March. The first movie was a dark take on the tale of Sleeping Beauty, from the villain’s point of view with a twist. The trailer of … Read More


How ‘Captain Marvel’ got her glow, and how Goose the cat came alive on screen: A VFX interview with ILM
10:00 am PDT 30/04/2019 By Sachin Bhat

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel finally gave us a glimpse into the making of the most powerful Avenger yet. Fans have been on pins and needles to know more about the character since watching Nick Fury’s outmoded pager send her a distress signal in the aftermath of Thanos’ snap. And suffice to say, it was worth the wait. Captain Marvel beautifully crafted Carol Danvers’ journey from a Kree soldier to a superhero, elevated by flashy and glaring visual … Read More


Google drops Thanos easter egg as ‘Avengers: Endgame’ releases today
2:00 pm PDT 26/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

As Avengers: Endgame zooms into theaters today, the hype about the film is reaching heights. Remember the scene from Avengers: Infinity War where with just one snap of Thanos’ finger, some of our beloved superheroes were disintegrated leaving fans heartbroken? Well, Google has taken that up and presented it with a twist! Google has unveiled an Avengers Easter egg that unleashes the destructive power of the Mad Titan on the web page. Since its activation, all one needs to do … Read More


Sony to release ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ earlier on 2 July
5:00 pm PDT 19/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures has announced to be releasing Spider-Man: Far from Home, on 2 July instead of 5 July. With this film, MCU’s Phase Four will kick-off from a Tuesday and not Friday. Sony has moved Spider-Man: Far from Home up a bit earlier, to put the film’s two days before Netflix’s Stranger Things season 3 and gives the similar kind of launching pad that of The Amazing Spider-Man back in 2012. The Marc Webb-directed reboot opened with a $35 million … Read More


Marvel drops final trailer for ‘Avengers: Endgame’; Russo brothers urges fans not to spoil the film for others
11:00 am PDT 17/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel has dropped yet another trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which takes fans on an emotional ride down the memory lane. The new (and final) trailer opens with Avengers appearing to confront and fight their greatest threat till date, Thanos after he wiped out half the population, including their allies, from the universe. The nearly three minute long clip showcases the past 21 movies in quick flashbacks that have led up to Avengers: Endgame, the final film. “Before we’re done, we still … Read More


New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ teaser revealed; Russo brothers confirm Stan Lee’s cameo in the film
1:30 pm PDT 15/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel has recently released another Avengers: Endgame teaser, that shows the ‘Earth’s mightiest heroes’ splitting up as teams and planning against Thanos. After the Mad Titan wiped out half of the universe in Avengers: Infinity War, few Avengers who’re left, are going to need all the plans to succeed against Thanos. To make their plan a reality, Steve Rogers aka Captain America is doing what he does best: rallying the troops and explaining just how they’re going to split up … Read More


How ILM crafted the sprawling kingdom of Atlantis in James Wan’s ‘Aquaman’
11:00 am PDT 15/04/2019 By Sachin Bhat

James Wan’s Aquaman was a welcome release for the DC Universe and it’s disgruntled fans. Not only was it’s story gripping, but the movie also turned out to be a breath of fresh air from a VFX’s vantage point. Shedding DCEU’s peculiar dark, dolorous themes for more bright and colorful palette, Aquaman served a visual nirvana. Also the CGI-driven creatures such as the Trench, Sea Lobsters and Sea Dragons were beautifully crafted and perfectly complemented the plot. Aquaman also riposted … Read More


Disney releases new trailer for ‘The Lion King’
11:00 am PDT 11/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has released a new trailer for the much awaited remake of the 1994 animated classic, The Lion King on 10 April, presenting a new look at the adventures of Simba and Nala. Helmed by Iron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, the trailer of The Lion King, gives away quite more beyond the teaser that we was launched last November. It opens with a young Simba and Nala exploring the elephant graveyard and encountering Scar’s band of hyenas, along … Read More