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Exclusive: Meet the class of Monsters University
The doors of Monsters University are almost open to the cinema-going public. While we wait for Pixar’s beloved beasties to return, we’ve got some brilliant new exclusive character posters and student IDs to pore over.

Exclusive: Meet the class of Monsters University

The doors of Monsters University are almost open to the cinema-going public. While we wait for Pixar’s beloved beasties to return, we’ve got some brilliant new exclusive character posters and student IDs to pore over.

First poster arrives for Godzilla remake
Comic-Con attendees were treated to an unexpected look at some early test footage from Legendary Pictures’ forthcoming Godzilla remake, with the giant lizard looking meaner and moodier than ever before…

First poster arrives for Godzilla remake

Comic-Con attendees were treated to an unexpected look at some early test footage from Legendary Pictures’ forthcoming Godzilla remake, with the giant lizard looking meaner and moodier than ever before…

Billy Crystal talks Monsters, Inc. prequel
Billy Crystal has been working so hard on the prequel to Monsters, Inc. that it’s brought out the animal in him - he’s become a little hoarse. (Thank you, we’re here all week).  “I spent five-and-a-half hours today for our fourth session on Monsters Inc. 2,” he told an audience at a 20th anniversary screening of City Slickers. “That’s why I’m a little hoarse.”  Seriously though, the 63-year-old actor said he was really enjoying working with John Goodman again: “We’re having a blast together. It’s really a great script, it’s really funny.”

Billy Crystal talks Monsters, Inc. prequel

Billy Crystal has been working so hard on the prequel to Monsters, Inc. that it’s brought out the animal in him - he’s become a little hoarse. (Thank you, we’re here all week).
 
“I spent five-and-a-half hours today for our fourth session on Monsters Inc. 2,” he told an audience at a 20th anniversary screening of City Slickers. “That’s why I’m a little hoarse.”
 
Seriously though, the 63-year-old actor said he was really enjoying working with John Goodman again: “We’re having a blast together. It’s really a great script, it’s really funny.”

50 Best Movie Special Effects
46. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)The Effect: Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) comes after Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to collect his soul. Why So Impressive: The animators took Nighy’s motion captured performance and transformed into him into half-man, half-octopus, with an impressively mobile tentacled face.   Geek Fact: The starting point for Davy Jones’ skin was a coffee-stained Styrofoam cup.

50 Best Movie Special Effects

46. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

The Effect: Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) comes after Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to collect his soul.
 
Why So Impressive: The animators took Nighy’s motion captured performance and transformed into him into half-man, half-octopus, with an impressively mobile tentacled face. 
 
Geek Fact: The starting point for Davy Jones’ skin was a coffee-stained Styrofoam cup.


The Story Behind Super 8


Out this weekend! (In the UK).
Abrams spawns another monster. Here’s how he did it.

The Story Behind Super 8

Out this weekend! (In the UK).

Abrams spawns another monster. Here’s how he did it.

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20 Tamest Movie Monsters
Monsters. Inc. (2001)The Monster:  SullyThe Tame: Despite being one of Monsters Inc.’s champion scare-merchants, cuddly old Sully’s heart isn’t really in it. Indeed, he’d rather give his young charges a nice hug rather than the fright of their lives. An admirable sentiment in a human, perhaps, but in a monster? Pah!If It Was Bad-Ass: He could be running the company by now. Oh, wait, hang on…

20 Tamest Movie Monsters

Monsters. Inc. (2001)

The Monster: Sully

The Tame: Despite being one of Monsters Inc.’s champion scare-merchants, cuddly old Sully’s heart isn’t really in it. Indeed, he’d rather give his young charges a nice hug rather than the fright of their lives. An admirable sentiment in a human, perhaps, but in a monster? Pah!

If It Was Bad-Ass: He could be running the company by now. Oh, wait, hang on…

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Pacific Rim will be “biggest monster movie ever made
Director Guillermo del Toro has chatted a little about his next film Pacific Rim, branding it “the biggest giant monster movie ever made”.While his plans to make Lovecraft epic At The Mountains Of Madness fell through, del Toro’s clearly having a ball crafting Pacific Rim instead.Collider caught up with the director, and asked him how things are going on the PG-13 horror.“Fantastic. I mean so far, knock on wood, it’s the greatest experience of my life,” enthuses the director.“I’m having a blast, designing like crazy. I’m now hiring actors, which is always a good sign, always a great sign when you’re casting.”

Pacific Rim will be “biggest monster movie ever made

Director Guillermo del Toro has chatted a little about his next film Pacific Rim, branding it “the biggest giant monster movie ever made”.

While his plans to make Lovecraft epic At The Mountains Of Madness fell through, del Toro’s clearly having a ball crafting Pacific Rim instead.

Collider caught up with the director, and asked him how things are going on the PG-13 horror.

“Fantastic. I mean so far, knock on wood, it’s the greatest experience of my life,” enthuses the director.

“I’m having a blast, designing like crazy. I’m now hiring actors, which is always a good sign, always a great sign when you’re casting.”

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Cannes 2011: Monsters sequel on the way
Monsters, the micro-budget breakout that wowed the industry with its intimate story and home-computer rendered CGI, has been tapped for a sequel.
The film will follow a ‘Heart of Darkness’ tale of two brothers trying to find each other in a walled city.
Commercial Directors Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas will direct, with producer Allan Niblo promising to ‘keep the quality and intelligence of the first film and make it much more of a genre pic.’
He added “Monsters 2 will expand the world created in the original whilst upping the action ante.”
The sequel is expected to introduce a wider variety of aliens than seen in the original.

Cannes 2011: Monsters sequel on the way

Monsters, the micro-budget breakout that wowed the industry with its intimate story and home-computer rendered CGI, has been tapped for a sequel.

The film will follow a ‘Heart of Darkness’ tale of two brothers trying to find each other in a walled city.

Commercial Directors Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas will direct, with producer Allan Niblo promising to ‘keep the quality and intelligence of the first film and make it much more of a genre pic.’

He added “Monsters 2 will expand the world created in the original whilst upping the action ante.”

The sequel is expected to introduce a wider variety of aliens than seen in the original.