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Watch: VFX Show & Tell Reel For 'Gravity' Plus 20-Minute 'Charlie Rose' Talk With Sandra Bullock & Alfonso Cuarón

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2014 11:15 AM
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By now you've seen Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity"—perhaps even two or three times—and as it heads toward Oscar night with 10 nominations, and with some serious momentum behind it, here's an opportunity to go behind the scenes of the much-talked-about thriller.

Watch: Kids Reenact The 2014 Best Picture Oscar Nominees

Kids Reenact Oscar Nominees
There's been lots of interviews, speeches, industry back-patting, speculation and more over the past few months. And as Hollywood gets ready to hand out the Oscars next weekend, here's something to lighten the mood a bit and take the edge off the awards season. Read More »

Watch: Alfonso Cuaron Explains Why Robert Downey Jr. & Angelina Jolie Weren't Cast In 'Gravity'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2014 12:52 PM
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Gravity, Angelina Jolie, Robert Downey Jr.
The long, long journey for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" wasn't solely dedicated to the effects-heavy technical production. Before cameras even rolled, the filmmaker went through an arduous process to nail down his leading actors. Way back in the spring of 2010, Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie were tentatively slated to lead the sci-fi thriller, but by the fall, the actress had pulled out setting off an arms race for the vacant role. Natalie Portman, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde and Blake Lively were all mentioned/considered for the part before Sandra Bullock signed on, and by the end of 2010, George Clooney joined the project replacing RDJ who had also exited. And the rest is history. But what happened to the original duo?

Watch: Try To Hold In Your Barf With Honest Trailer For 'Gravity'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 1:39 PM
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Gravity
With "Gravity" now charging into the Oscars as highly touted frontrunner, here's a video that will bring it somewhat back to Earth. The folks at Screen Junkies have dropped another one of their Honest Trailers, and as always, it's pretty amusing stuff.

'Gravity' Wins 6 At 2014 BAFTAs But '12 Years A Slave' Takes Best Film & Actor

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 16, 2014 4:35 PM
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Gravity and 12 Years A Slave
After a few weeks off from awards ceremonies, the two-week homestretch of the season, ahead of the Oscars two weeks from now, gets underway tonight with the 2014 BAFTA Awards. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have, in recent years, become an increasingly convincing predictor of which way the Academy will go, though as ever, there's always some differences (last year, for instance, saw "Amour" star Emmanuelle Riva take Best Actress).

Alfonso Cuaron Talks Alternate Ending To 'Gravity,' The Future Of Cinema, Compares 'Her' To 'Annie Hall' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 14, 2014 9:04 AM
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Gravity, Cuaron
It seems that every promotional tour these days has to feature a stop at the internet’s front page. Best Director nominee Alfonso Cuarón was the latest to visit Reddit for an AMA where the “Gravity” helmer was given the opportunity to respond to the scientific community’s reactions to his films, give his take on the future of the industry and tease a dark alternate ending to the Best Picture nominee.

Gaspar Noé Says 'Gravity' Is "Incredibly Mind-F*cking"

Gravity, Cuaron
We're less than a month away from the Oscars, and yet "Gravity" is still the topic of much discussion. Granted, much of that chatter has been positive with the movie picking up continued buzz and awards in the race to Oscar night. Then there are folks like Louis C.K. who nitpick the physics of the movie and other minor details without seeing the big picture. And then there's "Irreversible" and "Enter The Void" director Gaspar Noé. Read More »

Watch: 2 Minute Clip Goes Behind The VFX Of The Re-Entry Sequence In Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 5, 2014 10:23 AM
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Gravity
With Academy voters entering their ballots next week and the actual ceremony less than a month away, the Oscar race is drawing to a close. No doubt hoping to sway some votes—along with advertising its home video release later this month—one of the visual effects companies behind the striking imagery in Best Picture-hopeful “Gravity” has dropped a short reel breaking down the work behind a harrowing sequence towards the end of the film.
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Listen: Louie C.K. Disses The Physics In 'Gravity,' Says He "Hated" Robert Redford's 'All Is Lost'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 3:35 PM
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Gravity
While pundits, critics, prognosticators and more have all weighed in on the Oscar season movies, leave it to Louis C.K. to be the most vociferously vocal about the movies he didn't like this year. And two in particular certainly raised the ire (and hilarity) of Louis C.K.

2014 Directors Guild Awards: Alfonso Cuarón Takes The Top Prize For 'Gravity'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 26, 2014 7:14 AM
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The Directors Guild Of America (DGA) announced its 2014 award winners last night and, perhaps to no one’s surprise, Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón won the top directing prize for “Gravity.” A spectacular visual achievement that took four years to make, Cuarón was arguably the frontrunner for some time, but the competition was tough and included Martin Scorsese for “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” David O. Russell for “American Hustle,” Steve McQueen for “12 Years A Slave” and “Captain Phillips”-helmer Paul Greengrass.

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