I’m hoping that this cover art for the blu-ray release of the original 1982 Tron isn’t actually the cover art because, well, it is not so great. Not that I’ve really got a horse in this race, but when you’re working with a movie that has as many easily manipulable visual elements as Tron does, how does anyone end up with this?

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Jonathan Levine, the director of The Wackness, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane and the upcoming dramedy Live With It, has submitted his list of the top 10 movies of 2010. Levine’s list is the most unique I’ve seen from a filmmaker this year, including a few selections I haven’t seen on any filmmaker or critic top ten list this year. Read the list after the jump.

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Digital Domain’s The Making of Tron: Legacy

/Film reader Michael von K sent over this great Digital Domain behind the scenes look at the visual effects of Tron: Legacy. Even if you didn’t like the movie, you will appreciate this extended 8-minute vfx demo reel. It’s amazing just how much work went into the computer generated visuals of this film. Too bad they were unable to perfect the young Jeff Bridges render, but watching this making of you will gain a whole new level of respect to the digital artistry that went into capturing and creating the Clu character. If you haven’t seen the film, please note that the video includes huge plot spoilers. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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In this special episode of the /Filmcast, Dave and Devindra chat with Dan Trachtenberg from the Totally Rad Show about their favorite movie soundtracks of 2010.

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Cool Stuff: ‘Tron’ Papercraft

Didn’t find that TRON: Legacy Light Cycle you so desperately wanted under the tree this holiday season? Sorry to hear that. You can, however, build your own with nothing more than a color printer and some paper. The Disney Family website has some templates and instructions so that you can fold your way into ownership of Kevin Flynn, Sam Flynn and Clu’s Light Cycles, a Recognizer and more. Check out photos of the finished products and find out where to get instructions after the break. Read More »

VOTD: 8-Bit Tron Legacy

I was hoping that the Scott Pilgrim video game would help usher an era of 8-bit-inspired video games (at least in the promotional tie-in department). Pierre Manry has re-imagined Tron: Legacy as an 8-bit video game, complete with 8-bit converted Daft Punk score. Watch the video embedded after the jump.

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With the amount of money Disney spent marketing TRON: Legacy over the past few years, it’s no surprise that the film broke the $100 million mark this week, after twelve days at the domestic box office. What is a surprise, though, is that a quarter of that gross came from IMAX screens. To put that in perspective, the film is playing on almost 3,500 screens total in North America and only 235 of those are IMAX. Twenty-five percent of its gross is coming from about seven percent of its theaters. Read more about this after the jump. Read More »

Though TRON: Legacy came in a distant third at the box office over the Christmas weekend, it dominated its rivals on Twitter. According to a report by Mashable, more people tweeted about TRON: Legacy this weekend than both Little Fockers and True Grit combined. Those films were the number one and two films at the box office, pulling in $30.8 and $24.9 million respectively while TRON: Legacy made $19.1 million. On Twitter, though, TRON: Legacy was the clear winner as people used the word “Tron” about 1000 times an hour while “little fockers” and “true grit” each barely averaged 500 tweets an hour

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The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, David ChenDevindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss Silas Lesnick’s thoughtful interpretation of TRON: Legacy, featuring Hamlet parallels and replicable AI. Special guest Silas Lesnick joins us from Coming Soon.

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