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August 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
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marvel
How Weta’s VFX Team Brought the Most Epic Moments of Avengers: Infinity War to Life

Avengers: Infinity War hits Blu-ray and DVD on September 3, which means it’s time to sit down and spend multiple hours watching your favourite Marvel movie heroes get beaten into bloody pulps by Thanos all over again. They’ve done so in a rather beautiful manner thanks to the work of Weta VFX — and we sat down with Visual Effects Supervisor Matt Aitken to learn more. We’ve also got an exclusive look at the team’s fantastic before-and-after work. Read More >>

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This Page-Turning Kindle Contraption Is Straight Out of Rick and Morty

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