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Visual Effects (feature film)

1.
Maleficent (2014)
A once noble woman hardened by betrayal, Maleficent realizes the child she cursed may be the key to peace in the kingdom and her own happiness.
2.
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares, switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda, Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor, and fallen god Hephaestus, Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
3.
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
In a reimagining of the fairy tale, the huntsman sent to kill Snow White instead becomes her mentor.
4.
War Horse (2011)
Albert Narracott's beloved horse Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France during World War I where he ends up in the dangerous "No Man's Land." Albert is too young to enlist, but goes to France to save his Joey.
5.
Devil's Double, The (2011)
During the regime of Saddam Hussein, Latif Yahia was forced to become the double for Saddam's eldest son Uday. After undergoing plastic surgery, he participated in affairs of state and made public appearances for Uday who lived safely in Switzerland.
6.
Green Zone (2010)
During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission. Spun by operatives with intersecting agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region. And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.
7.
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Perseus leads a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god.
8.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Alice, now 19, returns to the whimsical world she encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her old friends to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen's reign of terror.
9.
Rambo (2008)
John Rambo has retreated to northern Thailand, where he's running a longboat on the Salween River. On the nearby Thai-Burma (Myanmar) border, the world's longest-running civil war, the Burmese-Karen conflict, rages into its 60th year. But Rambo, who lives a solitary, simple life in the mountains and jungles fishing and catching poisonous snakes to sell, has long given up fighting, even as medics, mercenaries, rebels and peace workers pass by on their way to the war-torn region. That all changes when a group of human rights missionaries search out the "American river guide" John Rambo. When Sarah and Michael Bennett approach him, they explain that since last year's trek to the refugee camps, the Burmese military has laid landmines along the road, making it too dangerous for overland travel. They ask Rambo to guide them up the Salween and drop them off, so they can deliver medical supplies and food to the Karen tribe. After initially refusing to cross into Burma, Rambo takes them, dropping off Sarah, Michael and the aid workers. Less than two weeks later, pastor Arthur Marsh finds Rambo and tells him the aid workers did not return and the embassies have not helped locate them. He tells Rambo he's mortgaged his home and raised money from his congregation to hire mercenaries to get the missionaries, who are being held captive by the Burmese army. Although the United States military trained him to be a lethal super soldier in Vietnam, decades later Rambo's reluctance for violence and conflict are palpable, his scars faded, yet visible. However, the lone warrior knows what he must do.
10.
Eastern Promises (2007)
The death of a Russian prostitute during childbirth in London triggers a nurse to investigate her past as she unwittingly stumbles into a Russian police operation that seeks to expose a major Eastern mafia prostitution ring.
11.
Bourne Ultimatum, The (2007)
All he wanted was to disappear; instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is--legendary assassin. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was. Now, in the new chapter of this espionage series, Bourne will hunt down his past in order to find a future. He must travel from Moscow, Paris and London to Tangier and New York City as he continues his quest to find the real Jason Bourne--all the while trying to outmaneuver the scores of cops, federal officers and Interpol agents with him in their crosshairs.
12.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
It is 1585 and, having reigned over England for nearly three decades, Queen Elizabeth I continues to face bloodlust for her throne and the lingering threat of familial betrayal. A channel away, a destructive wind of fundamentalist Catholicism blows across 16th century Europe, with Spain's Philip II
13.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Benjamin Barker, a man unjustly sent to prison by a lecherous judge, vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who
14.
Miss Potter (2006)
Biography of children's author Beatrix Potter, including how she overcame a domineering mother and the chauvinism of Victorian England to become a best-selling author.
15.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Most nights in the Bucket home, dinner is a watered-down bowl of cabbage soup, which young Charlie gladly shares with his mother and father and both pairs of grandparents. Every night, the last thing Charlie sees from his window is Willy Wonka's great factory, and he drifts off to sleep dreaming abo
16.
Troy (2004) as Special Effects Assistant Supervisor
Throughout time, men have waged war. Some for power, some for glory, some for honor--and some for love. In ancient Greece, the passion of two of history's most legendary lovers--Paris, Prince of Troy and Helen, Queen of Sparta--ignites a war that will devastate a civilization. When Paris steals Helen away from her husband, King Menelaus, it is an insult that cannot be suffered. Familial pride dictates that an affront to Menelaus is an affront to his brother Agamemnon, powerful King of the Myceneans, who soon unites all the massive tribes of Greece to steal Helen back from Troy in defense of his brother's honor. In truth, Agamemnon's pursuit of honor is corrupted by his overwhelming greed--he needs control of Troy to ensure the supremacy of his already vast empire. The walled city, under the leadership of King Prium and defended by mighty Prince Hector, is a citadel that no army has been able to breach. One man alone stands as the key to victory or defeat over Troy--Achilles, believed to be the greatest warrior alive. Arrogant, rebellious and seemingly invincible, Achilles has no allegiance to anyone or anything, save his own glory. It is his insatiable hunger for eternal renown that leads him to attack the gates of Troy under Agamemnon's banner--but it will be love that ultimately decides his fate. Two worlds will go to war for honor and power. Thousands will fall in pursuit of glory. And for love, a nation will burn to the ground.
17.
Good Thief, The (2002) as Special Effects Coordinator
Set against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera, aging gambler Bob Montagnet is about to gamble it all on the casino heist of a lifetime; a spectatcular sleight of hand--two heists, one real, one not, but which is which? Under the watchful eye of Roger, a policeman who would as soon save his l
18.
Sleepy Hollow (1999) as Special Effects Assistant Supervisor
Ichabod Crane, a discredited professor is exiled to Sleepy Hollow because of his outrageous theories. Once there he learns of a local myth and uncovers a headless horseman, who has killed four people in search of a suitable replacement for his own missing head.
19.
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) as Special Effects Administrator
A band of fearless fighters have defeated the evil warlords from Outworld in the life-or-death tournament called Mortal Kombat, saving Earth from destruction for another generation. But just as they rejoice in their victory, the passage to Outworld is ripped open by the Emperor called Shao-Kahn who declares that he is coming in person with his extermination squads to conquer and eliminate anything that stands in his way. The warriors have to depend on their own courage and initiative to stop the destructive onslaught.
20.
Hamlet (1996) as Special Effects Administrator
The tragic prince tries to prove that his uncle killed his father.
21.
Judge Dredd (1995) as Special Effects Administrator
Judge Dredd is a legendary futuristic lawman renowned for his iron-fisted procedures. When Dredd is framed for murder by his enigmatic arch-rival, the entire planet finds itself on a deadly collision course which only the fearless judge can alter. Engineering a dramatic escape from the shuttle carrying him to his space imprisonment, Dredd sets out on a dangerous mission to stop the perpetrator from taking control and in the process discovers a startling secret about his own origins.
22.
In the Name of the Father (1993) as Senior Special Effects Technician
Story of Gerry Conlon, purported ringleader of the Guildford Four, a group of three Irishmen and one English woman wrongly imprisoned for the 1974 IRA bombing of a pub in Guildford, England, that left five people dead. Conlon's father Guiseppe was subsequently imprisoned along with six other Conlon
23.
Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther (1993) as Senior Special Effects Technician
The comedy continues, with the illegitimate son of Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
24.
Alien 3 (1992) as Senior Special Effects Technician
Ripley lands on a prison planet, where an alien begins to terrorize the convicts and impregnates Ripley.
25.
Air America (1990) as Senior Special Effects Technician
The story of two American pilots who fly for the CIA's covert airline during the last days of the Vietnam war.
26.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) as Special Effects Technician
When his father Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing, Indiana dumps his books to retrace his steps. Indy finds his father in Germany, where Nazis have been picking his brain in an attempt to find the resting place of the Holy Grail, an artifact that promises eternal life to anyone who drinks from it. N
27.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) as Special Effects Technician
A tough detective tries to clear a cartoon character charged with murder.
28.
Sky Bandits (1986) as Special Effects Technician
Two outlaws from the Wild West are drafted during World War I. They enlist in the new Royal Air Force and find themselves piloting early warplanes known as "gunbuses."
29.
Duet For One (1986) as Special Effects Technician
When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.
30.
Link (1986) as Special Effects Technician
31.
Return to Oz (1985) as Special Effects Technician
Dorothy returns to he magical land only to find it in ruin and under the control of an evil empire.

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