(Disney | Fox 2000)Richard Parker is the incredible CGI tiger in Life of Pi. Here he is with Pi.They didn't get along at first.Pi tried feeding him.But Richard Parker was kind of a dick.Eventually they became buds.WHO'S THE PRETTY KITTY TAKING A SWIM?
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Richard Parker wasn't the first cool-looking CGI big cat. This is Aslan from Narnia.He can talk.
(Chronicles of Narnia pics courtesy of Disney)
Of course, lions are ingrained in movie history a little more...Read Full Story
(Getty Images | Bauer Griffin)During the year we were lucky to interview some of this year's Oscar nominees. Check out the videos below:Best Director Nominee - Ang Lee, Life of PiBest Actress Nominee - Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern WildBest Director Nominee - Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern WildBest Original Screenplay Nominee - Roman Coppola, Moonrise KingdomRead Full Story
(Fox 2000 | Getty Images)Director Ang Lee seems perfectly matched to the task of bringing Life of Pi, Yann Martel's spiritual novel about the power of hope and man's relationship to nature, to the big screen. The Taiwanese-born American director of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain says he finds spirituality in filmmaking, and coming from the man who was criticized for making his screen version of the Incredible Hulk overly sincere, it rings true.Life of Pi begins with the...Read Full Story
The Bottom Line
Should you see it?
One of the best-looking films of the year, Life of Pi is a compelling blend of adventure, fantasy, and drama.
What struck me most about Life of Pi was the color—the vibrant yellows and oranges of India; of the sun, constantly overhead, and of the film's Best Supporting Actor, Richard Parker, a fully-toothed and vicious Bengal tiger. Director Ang Lee wowed us with a visionary film in 1998 called Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and...Read Full Story
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