VES 2024 Winners Include ‘The Creator,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ and ‘Nyad’

Gareth Edwards’ “The Creator” was the big winner at the 22nd Visual Effects Society Awards (held February 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel). The AI-themed, sci-fi actioner earned five awards, including the top photoreal feature VFX prize. The other awards were for modeling (Nomad), created environment (Floating Village), effects simulations, and compositing & lighting (Bar).  “The … Read more

Two dead after cargo ship hits bridge in southern China

NEW DELHI: Two people killed and three individual were missing after an empty cargo ship collided with a bridge in southern China, according to reports from authorities and state media.The Guangzhou maritime affairs bureau disclosed that the collision caused a section of the Lixinsha Bridge to collapse, sending five vehicles, including a motorbike, plummeting into … Read more

Nikki Haley: ‘Embryos, to me, are babies’

Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley said she considers frozen embryos created through in-vitro fertilization “babies,” siding with the Alabama Supreme Court on an issue that resonates with conservative voters three days before South Carolina’s primary. “Embryos, to me, are babies,” Haley told NBC News in an interview broadcast Wednesday. In an appearance on the CNN … Read more

‘Poor Things,’ ‘Barbie,’ ‘Saltburn’ Win at the Costume Designer Guild Awards

Hosted by Wendi McLendon-Covey, the 26th Costume Designers Guild Awards took place February 21 at NeueHouse, celebrating excellence in film, television, short form costume design, and costume illustration.  Oscar frontrunners “Poor Things” and “Barbie” both took home top awards (for Excellence in Period Film and Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, respectively), which leaves the Best Costume Design … Read more

China’s Z-10 attack helicopter becomes sole non-western design to be showcased at Singapore Airshow

NEW DELHI: Chinese aerospace company Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) displayed its Z-10 attack helicopter at the Singapore Airshow, marking its foreign debut. This made it the only non-Western design showcased at the event, with no Russian defense companies participating.The Z-10, equipped with a chin-mounted chain gun and displayed alongside various compatible missiles and … Read more

Joe Biden calls Putin ‘crazy SOB’ and hits Trump on Navalny remarks

President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “crazy SOB” and criticized Donald Trump for likening himself to recently deceased Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.“We have a crazy SOB like that guy Putin, and others, and we always have to worry about nuclear conflict,” Biden said Wednesday at a San Francisco fundraiser. Referring to … Read more

Review: Made by a solo Coen brother, ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ is trashy fun and exceedingly disposable

It’s fascinating that Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, longtime filmmaking collaborators and spouses, and the creative team behind the exploitation flick “Drive-Away Dolls,” have repeatedly — and lovingly — described their new film as “trashy” in interviews. It’s a way of nodding to influences like the “Pope of Trash” himself, John Waters, and titillating B-movie … Read more

Jaahnavi Kandula’s death: Seattle police officer who struck and killed her will not face criminal charges

WASHINGTON: The Seattle police officer who struck and killed Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula while responding to an overdose call, will not face any criminal charges due to lack of “sufficient” evidence, authorities said. On Wednesday, the King County Prosecutor’s Office said they will not move forward with criminal charges against Seattle Police Officer Kevin Dave, … Read more

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