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Anton van Beek  |  Jan 26, 2012  |  0 comments

With its reputation confirmed by its CGI character-creation work on the Lord of the Rings movies and Avatar, New Zealand facility Weta Digital seemed the ideal choice to create the myriad simians for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But how did Joe Letteri, senior visual effects supervisor and a director of the company, tackle the challenge of creating convincing characters?

HCC News Team  |  Jan 26, 2012  |  0 comments

Champagne corks are popping at Hannspree's HQ today following the news that it had ranked second in a report of TV sales in Ireland. According to the report, by industry analyst Meko, only Samsung managed to outperform Hannspree in Ireland during Q3 of 2011, with Philips, Sony and LG all trailing behind.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 25, 2012  |  0 comments

With a legacy that includes Doom, Quake and various sequels to both, it’s hardly surprising that any new game from developer id Software carries an incredible weight of expectation.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 25, 2012  |  0 comments

Joseph L Mankiewicz’s 1963 historical epic cost a spectacular $44million to make (the equivalent of around $300million today) and in the process almost brought studio 20th Century Fox to its knees. Unfortunately, the film’s tortuous production is a more entertaining tale than the one Cleopatra itself serves up. Okay, it’s not a bad film, just a rather average one – which isn’t really what you want from such a ridiculously costly endeavour.

Richard Stevenson  |  Jan 25, 2012  |  0 comments

I often wonder why I am not Tom Cruise. The obvious benefits of being minted, married to Katie Holmes and working with Cameron Diaz aside, I can see absolutely no reason why I am not yet controlling my home cinema system in true Minority Report style. Why am I still surrounded by a clutter of remote controls, rather than simply gesticulating with my fingers and issuing complex voice commands that simultaneously play Blu-ray, dim the lights and move the volume to ASBO level? There is no reason at all, other than the fact that, as yet, no manufacturer has pulled all these readily available technology components together.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 25, 2012  |  0 comments

Revel is promising great things from its new Concerta on-wall speaker range, which will be arriving in the UK next month. 

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 24, 2012  |  0 comments

Euerka Entertaiment has revealed that it has secured the rights to release Alfred Hitchcock's 1944 classic Lifeboat as part of its Masters of Cinema range of Blu-ray releases.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 24, 2012  |  0 comments

Revolver Entertainment has announced that the harrowing Australian thriller Snowtown will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD in the UK on March 30. Based on the true story of serial killer John Bunting, the movie marked the feature film debut of director Justin Kurzel and has picked up numerous plaudits from critics around the world.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 23, 2012  |  0 comments

Bethesda’s latest open-world role-playing game doesn’t try to redefine the genre. Indeed, the story it tells packs in pretty much every fantasy cliché you can think of (including your own character, who just happens to be the return of a line of mystical warriors long thought vanished from the realm, blah, blah, blah...). But what ...Skyrim does so well is refine the genre and deliver an awesome gaming experience.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 23, 2012  |  0 comments

Given the level of vitriol aimed at this blockbuster genre mash-up, you’d be forgiven for expecting it to be an absolute stinker. Unsurprisingly, it isn’t.

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