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Jan 27, 2015

'percy Jackson: Beach Of Enemies' Blu-ray Special: Behind The Animal Effects

Any movie that's going to have Greek gods and half-breeds in it is going to need some impressive special effects work to back up the creatures. That applied for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the second movie in the fantasy franchise. With the Logan Lerman movie about to hit Blu-ray and DVD this week, MTV Movies Blog has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what went into bringing the character Tyson to life. As anyone who has seen the movie knows, Tyson is a cyclops, and putting one eye on an actor is harder than you might expect. Check out our exclusive look at a behind-the-scenes featurette from the "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" Blu-ray after the jump! "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 17. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/16/percy-jackson-sea-of-monsters-blu-ray-exclusive-behind-the-creature-effects/

The Best Movies Of 2013

THIS IS THE END The funniest movie of the year. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/17/the-best-movies-of-2013/

'Elysium' VFX Supervisor Dishes On 'Chappie,' Game Spinoffs And Blowing Droids To Bits

He wanted to create something that was perhaps a little more traditional for that." You can see that switch in the steady shots of the floating community of Elysium (which took six months to create), which contrast with the bouncy, you-are-there camera work in the ruined future L.A. "But his thoughts of immersiveness plays a secondary role to where he's thinking, 'We could do a game of this film, or we could do this.'" He couldn't say whether we'd be seeing the HULC suit or the world of "Elysium" appearing in games anytime soon, but Muyzers says early in the process of shooting the film, "There was some kind of talk about using a games-type approach to some of the shots, but [Blompkamp] wanted it to feel overall like a feature film." To that end, the crew experimented with this aesthetic in throughout the shoot, going so far as to invent a new camera that evolved the "Bullet Time" aesthetic of the "Matrix" films (you can see it in the slow-mo mech explosion). "We created a new camera rig called the Arc Rig, which is an array of Canon 5D still cameras that all create video at the same time. So a little like [the "Matrix" films'] 'Bullet Time,' Still, that specific visual only made its way into the earthbound gun battle/heist early in the film. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/17/elysium-vfx-supervisor/

Exclusive 'The Legend Of Hercules' Photos: Kellan Lutz Is A Man And A God

One way that low-budget thrillers have dealt with the constraints of having less money than their competitors is to keep the action contained to a single room. There was "Phone Booth," then "Buried," and even "ATM." But "Freezer" might take the cake. "Freezer," as you might imagine, is about a man who is trapped in a bathroom. Okay, we're lying. He's obviously trapped inside a freezer. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/12/you-have-to-watch-the-trailer-for-freezer/

You Have To Watch The Trailer For 'Freezer'

In "The Legend of Hercules," "Twilight" star" Kellan Lutz is taking on the role of the legendary half-god and taking him all the way back to his roots. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/11/legend-of-hercules-kellan-lutz/