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The Australian production company Wireframe Cinematics recently posted the short film to the YouTube channel Frostbite Cinematics. As the creators note, this was the company’s first attempt at a short film. And they made it as an entry into the Cinematic Captures fan film competition.
The short, Against All Odds: A Star Wars Animated Short Film, drops viewers into the middle of a blaster fight between clone stormtroopers and battle droids. We then watch as our protagonist, one of the stormtroopers, sees his buddies die all around him; coming right to the fine edge between life and death himself. That is, just before his other buddies come and rescue him with a Republic Gunship. Just like this LEGO Republic Gunship, but way more realistic.
the story is brief and simple the visuals are jaw dropping. The
creators note they sourced most of the short’s models, textures, and
animations from Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. The whole thing was put together using Unreal Engine; a game engine (or software framework) developed by Epic Games.
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Fortune favors the bold. Based on one of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed video game series of all time, Uncharted introduces audiences to the young street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and showcases his first treasure hunting adventure with wisecracking partner Victor "Sully" Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the two go in dangerous pursuit of "the greatest treasure never found" while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan's long-lost brother.
The movie stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas. The screenplay is by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway. It is produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad. Executive producers are Ruben Fleischer, Robert J. Dohrmann, David Bernad, Tom Holland, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Neil Druckmann, Evan Wells, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway.
Uncharted, directed by Ruben Fleischer, arrives in theaters on February 18, 2022.
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12:05 - 12:30 Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles 2
2:20 - 4:45 STAR WARS: Visions 1-9
Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Thursday, October 21, 2021
[Source: Entertainment] Ayres' girlfriend and fellow actor Krystal LaPorte shared the sad news on social media, writing, "On October 18th at 8:40pm, my world went dark. Christopher Owen Ayres passed away peacefully, held close by his mother, brother, and girlfriend."
She continued, "Chris loved you all. How much he loved other people filled the vast majority of our conversations. To those of you who truly loved him back, thank you. To those of you who stayed in touch, checked on him, reminded him that he was so, so much more than his job, you were the fuel of his fight. You fed the dreams of a future that kept him going longer than any normal person could go."
Ayres was diagnosed with end-stage cardio obstructive pulmonary disease in 2017, and openly shared updates on his health battles on social media, including his hospital stays and surgeries. Though LaPorte's statement didn't mention a cause of death, she did reference those health struggles. "I hope where you are, the first thing you did was take a long, deep breath with your perfect lungs and danced again," she wrote.
Ayres first took on the role of Frieza in the Dragon Ball series after joining Funimation's dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai. He continued to be a part of the franchise, ending with the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie.
Funimation shared their condolences upon learning the news, sharing in a note on Twitter, "Rest In Peace, Christopher Ayres. Thank you for all that you've done for so many fans. We'll miss you dearly." Adult Swim also tweeted, "RIP Chris Ayres, Frieza Forever."
Ayres delivered a number of other anime performances throughout his career such as those in Maburaho, Black Butler, Sengoku Basara, Gantz, Tears to Tiara, Fairy Tail, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and many others. He also served as ADR director and scriptwriter for numerous English dubs.
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Fountaindale Public Library
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The Witcher Season 2 premieres December 17 on NETFLIX.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
This November, find your magic.
▶ Watch the brand-new trailer