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Computers have long been used in Hollywood to add special effects to movies, but the level of realism that can be achieved with today's technology is nothing short of astounding. Keep that in mind when you go watch Deadpool, and in particular pay close attention to the 90-second title sequence.From start to finish, that entire scene was created in CG (computer graphics). As you might imagine, some serious graphics horsepower is required for that amount of detail and realism, and NVIDIA is quick to point out that its Maxwell-based Quadro M6000 GPUs did the bulk of the heavy lifting (from a hardware perspective). They were part of a series of HP Z840 workstations that CG artists from Blur Studios... Read more...
Are moviegoers trying of a seemingly relentless stream of comic book movies headed to theaters? If Deadpool’s release is any indication, the answer is an enthusiastic “Hell No!” Deadpool had a rather meager (at least compared to other superhero movies) $58 million budget and was originally projected to bring in $65 million to $70 million during Presidents Day weekend. However, the raucous movie absolutely obliterated studio and analyst expectations, tallying an astounding $135 million during the Friday to Sunday period (domestic box office). Not only did Deadpool surpass all studio expectations, even securing a sequel before the movie actually opened in theaters, but it did so with an R-rating.... Read more...