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Slow Motion Sound
"...the music community. OTR: What are you trying to capture with The Double Five? SR: I’m looking for something..."

March 15, 2008 Music Post by Austin Powell

Mars Needs Moms
Based on a children's book by Berkely Breathed, this animated film looks good but lacks emotion.
"...storytelling. Martians, you see, have decided they need to capture earthling mothers to harness their disciplinary power, a quality..."

March 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Disney's A Christmas Carol
The novelty of this motion-capture rendition of Dickens classic eventually gives way to emotionally bland storytelling.
"...Daryl Sabara. The initial “gee, whillikers” reaction to Zemeckis’ motion-capture rendition of the Dickens classic eventually turns to “bah,..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Alita: Battle Angel
The manga heroine comes to motion capture life
"...Alita: Battle Angel will depend on your stomach for motion capture. Salazar is definitely the right actress to build..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
Latest update of Kipling's classic is caught in Disney's shadow
"...in the Indian forests. Now the self-proclaimed monarch of motion capture, Andy Serkis, has directed his own version: Yet..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Rampage
The Rock! The ape! The lizard! The ... flying wolf?
"...that Andy Serkis doesn't have the market cornered on motion capture leading apes). All until a mysterious canister releases..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Green sewer-dwellers battle purple ooze. Big, dumb fun
"...hand, something of a gorgeous, hot mess of CGI motion-capture and live action that, while true to the anarchic..."

June 10, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Apes and humans: Why can't everyone just get along?
"...is Caesar (a combined marvel of computer imaging and motion-capture acting by Andy Serkis – the undisputed king of..."

July 11, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kochadaiiyaan 3-D
3-D motion capture period piece is being shown in Tamil, Telugu, 2-D, and 3-D.
"...time. In this animated period piece filmed in 3-D motion capture, Rajinikanth voices and enacts the three lead roles...."

May 8, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Incredible Hulk
Finally, the Hulk is truly incredible. As of right now, it's Marvel's universe; we just live in it.
"...stops moving. At the film's core, under its rippling CGI/motion-capture musculature, lies the classic dramatic crucible of unrequited love,..."

June 13, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Happy Feet
Raise your flippers in praise of these animated yet flightless fowl, who sing and dance and fight the eco-wars.
"...like Savion Glover (whose acclaimed footwork was filmed through motion-capture techniques and grafted onto the penguin's body). His mom,..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Pirates!: Band of Misfits
Whether it's Pirates or Wallace and Gromit or Chicken Run, Aardman's stop-motion animation delivers the goods.
"...old alike love a good pirate yarn and the stop-motion specialists at Aardman Animations deliver the goods. After dabbling..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mein Krieg
"...achieved in sub-zero temperatures. The images these six men capture on their largely 8mm equipment is in black-and white..."

March 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Animation
See the five animated shorts in competition for the Oscar, and judge for yourself.
"...of untainted artistic integrity about them, free from the promotional strong-arming, self-congratulatory politicking, and celebrity hullabaloo of full-length, live-action..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Ratatouille
Pixar scores another triumph of animated wonder with this story of a rat who craves haute cuisine over garbage.
"...McCanlies, it's a breathtaking, heartbreaking, soul-invigorating work of tremendous emotional power that has gone on to become standard issue..."

June 29, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

O: The Movie
"...by spreading lies about Desi's faithfulness, thus setting in motion the chain of events that ends in ... well,..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Man on the Moon
"...Man on the Moon theme song that tries to capture the essence of the Andy Kaufman performance mystique. The..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kong: Skull Island
The big ape is back
"...the shaggy hero – and he’s definitely played, via motion capture and millions of dollars of computer graphics, as..."

March 17, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The BFG
Steven Spielberg tackles Roald Dahl’s 1982 children's book
"...on Bridge of Spies, Rylance portrays the body (via motion-capture) and certainly soul of this gentle giant. In his..."

July 1, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ernest Cline: Kings of the Nerds
Austin author adapts his Spielberg homage Ready Player One with Spielberg himself
"...the first few weeks of shooting, They did the motion capture for the first three or four weeks and..."

March 30, 2018 Screens Feature by Moisés Chiullán

Insidious: Chapter 3
The original screenwriter of the horror franchise assumes the direction of this supernatural prequel
"...Stefanie Scott’s motherless Quinn, who puts the action into motion, and you have a horror movie with two strong..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

O
"...by spreading lies about Desi's faithfulness, thus setting in motion the chain of events that ends in ... well,..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

42 Up
"...achieves something that could only be accomplished with a motion-picture camera and the gift of time. 42 Up is..."

May 12, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

How Robert Rodriguez Saved Alita: Battle Angel From the Scrap Heap
After a decade and a half, the legendary manga's battle dreams are made real
"...will live and die by having the most photo-realistically motion-captured lead character imaginable)...."

Feb. 15, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Have a Nice Day
Mid-Nineties-style crime stories refreshed by Chinese cartoons.
"...noir tropes (underling invokes boss' wrath and must evade capture), but the narrative is subverted by the only smart..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Critics Association Announces 2018's Best Films and More
If Beale Street Could Talk, The Favourite big winners
"...Avengers: Infinity War picked up the prize for Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance...."

Jan. 7, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Critics Release 2018 Awards Nominee Lists
Roster includes new stunt and mo-cap categories
"...art: Best Ensemble, Best Editing, Best Stunts, and Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance...."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

War for the Planet of the Apes
The capstone of the Apes reboot sticks the landing
"...morality tale; it’s not necessary thanks to the inspired motion-capture acting of the simian cast and the richly detailed..."

July 14, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Guardians of the Galaxy
These lesser-known, misfit, comic-book characters are a grand addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"...(voiced by Diesel). Groot and Rocket were crafted from motion-capture CGI and spot-on voice-work, but they never feel unreal...."

Aug. 1, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Kochadaiiyaan (Tamil)
3-D motion capture period piece is being shown in Tamil, Telugu, 2-D, and 3-D.
"...time. In this animated period piece filmed in 3-D, motion capture, Rajinikanth voices and enacts the three lead roles...."

May 8, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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