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Sunday, February 28 2016 23:55

Oscar-Winning THE REVENANT is coming home...

With Leonardo DiCaprio finally taking home a Best Actor statue at The Oscars tonight, the folks at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment just sent over word that THE REVENANT will be coming home soon. The Winner of Three Academy Awards® Including a Best Director win for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and a Cinematography win for  Emmanuel Lubezki, THE REVENANT led the pack in nominations with twelve. The film will arrive on Digital HD March 22 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD April 19. Pre-order on Amazon.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS recently received five nominations for the 88th Academy Awards (airing live February 28 on ABC), and of them is rightfully in the category of visual FX. While the focus has been on the "real sets" and "practical effects" of the film, audiences might be surprised at just how much CGI was actually used... the key being that good CGI is undetectable. From large-scale set pieces that would've been impossible to build (crashed Star Destroyers on Jakku), to simple digital set extensions (the TIE Fighter bay - which would've been Matte Paintings in the old days), all the way to complex, fully-realized characters like Maz Kanata, the work was impressive. Now, a newly-released VFX breakdown released by I.A. Magazine reveals just how in-depth the work truly was. Take a look...

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"It's just the funniest thing. I think people think when you do movies this, they just throw a bunch of action figures your way," explains actor Daniel Henney with a smile. Casually chatting at the W Hotel in Los Angeles, Henney is with fellow actor Ryan Potter doing press for this week's in-home release of the Academy Award-winning BIG HERO 6 on Blu-ray and DVD. Funny enough, we're talking about action figures... while I sit with a Funko Pop! Vinyl Baymax peeking out of my North Face Surge Backpack - though neither Henney, nor Potter seems to notice as the voice of BH6's Tadashi continues his tale...  

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If you're like me, you probably really dug those full-size Oscar statues made of LEGO bricks that popped up during last night's performance of "Everything is Awesome" by Tegan and Sara with The Lonely Island at last night's 87th Academy Awards. Curious how they were made? Each of the 20 LEGO Oscars contains about 500 pieces and were designed and built by New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya. Check out one of them being built in the video below... but only if you have four-seconds to spare!

"I don't think I've ever been on a film where it feels like the public has made it their own. It really feels like it's their movie now," said Producer Peter Del Vecho about the whirlwind success and public embrace of Disney's FROZEN. This was in mid-February, just three weeks prior to the 86th Academy Awards, a ceremony during which FROZEN would be crowned "Best Animated Feature," and take home the Oscar for "Best Original Song" (for "Let It Go") on the very same day that the film would cross the $1 Billion mark at the global box office - a stunning set of accomplishments for a film that was just released theatrically a mere four months ago, and just five years ago, was shelved.

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Just a short while ago on THE TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots were joined by Idina Menzel to perform the Academy Award-winning song "Let It Go" from Disney's FROZEN... on classroom instruments. The complete song, done in a manner far more loose and entertaining than the Oscars version (and without John Travolta being an idiot), can be heard below...

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