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Life of Pi Synopsis

Director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor -- a fearsome Bengal tiger.
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Cookie Monster Is Richard Parker In Sesame Street's Life Of Pi Parody Cookie Monster Is Richard Parker In Sesame Street's Life Of Pi Parody
"Life of Whoopie Pie" is a story of an unlikely friendship and incredible survival. A boy named Whoopie Pie is stranded in the middle of the ocean in a boat made of chocolate chip cookies. As if this situation weren't harrowing enough, he's not alone on the boat. He shares it with a ravenous beast: Cookie Monster! Can Cookie control himself so he doesn't eat their boat right out from under them?

Cookie Monster Is Richard Parker In Sesame Street's Life Of Pi Parody

Shocking Report Reveals The Truth About Animal Treatment On Movie Sets Shocking Report Reveals The Truth About Animal Treatment On Movie Sets
In an extended feature that will be printed in the December 6th issue of the magazine, the trade has gone into extreme detail about some serious and upsetting malfeasance that has been going on behind the scenes of major blockbuster films over the last few years, resulting in many animal deaths due to carelessness and cover-ups.

Shocking Report Reveals The Truth About Animal Treatment On Movie Sets

Ang Lee's Next Film Is A 3D Drama About Boxing History Ang Lee's Next Film Is A 3D Drama About Boxing History
Have we lost another great director to 3D experimentation? James Cameron seems to really only be making Avatar sequels so he can play with the 3D cameras he invented, and now Ang Lee is riding his Life of Pi success to another 3D effort, which seems to be less about the storytelling than the effects

Ang Lee's Next Film Is A 3D Drama About Boxing History

Fox Is Building A Theme Park In Malaysia With Alien And Life Of Pi Rides Fox Is Building A Theme Park In Malaysia With Alien And Life Of Pi Rides
This actually isn't the first time that Fox has tried to launch a theme park of their own. In 1999 the studio opened the doomed Fox Studios Backlot in Australia, but the idea wound up flopping and the park closed two years after it opened. The Genting Outdoor Theme Park that currently exists will begin the upgrade process in September...

Fox Is Building A Theme Park In Malaysia With Alien And Life Of Pi Rides

The Avengers, Skyfall, Life Of Pi & Cabin In The Woods Named Big Winners At The Saturn Awards The Avengers, Skyfall, Life Of Pi & Cabin In The Woods Named Big Winners At The Saturn Awards
In retrospect, last year was an absolutely amazing year for genre films. Both The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises exploded at the box office; The Hunger Games birthed a new beloved big screen sci-fi franchise, Skyfall ended up being one of the best James Bond movies in the history of the series...

The Avengers, Skyfall, Life Of Pi & Cabin In The Woods Named Big Winners At The Saturn Awards

Life Of Pi Blu-ray Sponsors Some Stunning 3D Sidewalk Art Life Of Pi Blu-ray Sponsors Some Stunning 3D Sidewalk Art
Tracy Lee Stum is kind of a badass. The 3D-chalk artist has been creating temporary street art for years, but this time around she has been commissioned by the Life of Pi crew to create art to raise awareness for Ang Lee’s film’s Blu-ray and DVD release.

Life Of Pi Blu-ray Sponsors Some Stunning 3D Sidewalk Art

This Week In Home Entertainment: Rise Of The Guardians, Willow And More This Week In Home Entertainment: Rise Of The Guardians, Willow And More
This week’s Oscar-winning release, Life of Pi has sort-of been overshadowed by a bunch of re-releases from companies as varied as Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount. There should be a little something out there for everyone this week. Read on to learn about some of this week’s best releases, and maybe even a few that slipped under your radar.

This Week In Home Entertainment: Rise Of The Guardians, Willow And More

Ang Lee Criticized After Oscar Win As Visual Effects Artists Continue Protests Ang Lee Criticized After Oscar Win As Visual Effects Artists Continue Protests
Far from the cameras that were trained on starlets and their gowns, more than 400 visual effects artists were protesting the awards. When Life of Pi won for Best Visual Effects, winner Bill Westenhofer attempted to bring attention to the fact that his company is facing bankruptcy… and was cut off by the theme from Jaws

Ang Lee Criticized After Oscar Win As Visual Effects Artists Continue Protests

Oscar Winners 2013: Full List Of Academy Award Results Oscar Winners 2013: Full List Of Academy Award Results
The biggest night in Hollywood is over, and now we've got another year in movies remembered with a whole bunch of big gold trophies. Argo was the big winner of the night, taking home Best Picture in addition to Best Adapted Screenplay and Film Editing, but there were plenty of statues to go around

Oscar Winners 2013: Full List Of Academy Award Results

Life Of Pi Visual Effects Artists Protest Oscar Red Carpet Life Of Pi Visual Effects Artists Protest Oscar Red Carpet
Technicians who contributed to Ang Lee’s Life of Pi gathered outside the Dolby theater in Hollywood. The protest was organized after the popular Rhythm & Hues effects house filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy shortly after winning a BAFTA award for the work they did on Lee’s mystical film.

Life Of Pi Visual Effects Artists Protest Oscar Red Carpet

The Hobbit And Life Of Pi Lead Saturn Award Nominations The Hobbit And Life Of Pi Lead Saturn Award Nominations
It's famously difficult to get a sci-fi or fantasy film any major Oscar nominations, with the Lord of the Rings trilogy standing out as the one massive exception. But that's where the Saturn Awards can come in. The awards handed out by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, the Saturns find a way to honor the best in genre every year, and this year they've produced a list of nominees with a huge range

The Hobbit And Life Of Pi Lead Saturn Award Nominations

For Your Consideration: Life Of Pi Is The Best 3D Picture, Not Best Picture For Your Consideration: Life Of Pi Is The Best 3D Picture, Not Best Picture
Life of Pi is an absolutely breathtaking movie. I won't pretend otherwise. When I saw it at the New York Film Festival last fall, I wholeheartedly believed it was a serious contender for the Academy Awards' most prestigious honor of Best Picture. And yet when the Oscars were finally announced, I had no enthusiasm for Life of Pi's nomination. Worse yet, I realized I'd be angry if it actually won.

For Your Consideration: Life Of Pi Is The Best 3D Picture, Not Best Picture

Life Of Pi Drifts On To 3D Blu-ray In March Life Of Pi Drifts On To 3D Blu-ray In March
It’s that time of year when Oscar talk is everywhere. For some releases, the Oscars present an opportunity to slap a bunch of “winner” stickers or notes on a Blu-ray or DVD box, which is why the months following the awards often feature some of the home releases of the previous year’s best films. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, Life of Pi very much falls into this category and will be hitting 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 12.

Life Of Pi Drifts On To 3D Blu-ray In March

Argo, Lincoln, And Life Of Pi Score ACE Editing Nominations Argo, Lincoln, And Life Of Pi Score ACE Editing Nominations
Individual guilds often help paint the picture of which films are going to emerge triumphant on Oscar night. Case in point, the movie that takes home the top award at the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards honoring achievements in editing likely have to be considered the frontrunner for the Academy Awards.

Argo, Lincoln, And Life Of Pi Score ACE Editing Nominations

Honest Posters For The Best Picture Nominees Honest Posters For The Best Picture Nominees
Now that the year's Best Picture Oscar nominees have been announced, we've got a long six weeks to go before the awards ceremony-- which means, of course, that it's time to start making fun of the nominees. Some of them are familiar to everyone, like Django Unchained and Argo, but plenty of people only heard of Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild

Honest Posters For The Best Picture Nominees

Skyfall, Lincoln And More Nominated By The American Society Of Cinematographers Skyfall, Lincoln And More Nominated By The American Society Of Cinematographers
Skyfall may be seen by some as just another silly blockbuster action movie, but the truth is that it really was one of the most beautiful films to be released in 2012, the Shanghai sequence alone deserving tons of recognition. But do you think that he deserves the top prize from the ASC?

Skyfall, Lincoln And More Nominated By The American Society Of Cinematographers

Lincoln, Les Miserables And Life Of Pi Lead BAFTA Award Nominations Lincoln, Les Miserables And Life Of Pi Lead BAFTA Award Nominations
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, aka BAFTA, is roughly the British equivalent of the Academy Awards, honoring the best in English-language film with a slight bend toward homegrown product. The group announced their award nominations today, just one day before the Academy Award nominations go out

Lincoln, Les Miserables And Life Of Pi Lead BAFTA Award Nominations

President Obama Reveals His Favorite Movies Of 2012 President Obama Reveals His Favorite Movies Of 2012
These past couple of weeks hundreds if not thousands of film critics have worked to try and put together their top 10 lists for 2012, determining which titles, above all the rest, stood out over the last 12 months. These personal lists are great because they really help audiences understand critics' individual tastes, and it's also a great way to discover movies that otherwise may have been missed.

President Obama Reveals His Favorite Movies Of 2012

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Mack's List The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Mack's List
The following ten movies are the ones that have really stuck with me. They’re the ones that have gotten better with months or weeks of age and have separated themselves from the pack. Some of them will definitely be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards and others will not even be considered. Some of them you’ll probably agree with, and some of them will probably make you laugh and doubt my credibility.

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Mack's List

Life Of Pi And Breaking Dawn Stay Strong At Thanksgiving Box Office Life Of Pi And Breaking Dawn Stay Strong At Thanksgiving Box Office
Is this going to be the best Thanksgiving ever? Well if we're talking about your family, that's pretty much already been determined-- either you guys got in a blow-out fight over the right way to carve the turkey, or you had a merry and wine-fueled dinner that ended with naps on the couch for everyone. But if we're talking about Hollywood and the box office, it might still be happening

Life Of Pi And Breaking Dawn Stay Strong At Thanksgiving Box Office

 Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Life Of Pi, Hitchcock & Silver Linings Playbook Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Life Of Pi, Hitchcock & Silver Linings Playbook
For the Thanksgiving holiday, we looked to Life Of Pi, Hitchcock, & Silver Linings Playbook for inspiration, and so have provided a selection of fantastical tales, scandalous showbiz stories, and loony love yarns for your home viewing entertainment.

Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Life Of Pi, Hitchcock & Silver Linings Playbook

9 Big Differences Between The Life Of Pi Movie And Book 9 Big Differences Between The Life Of Pi Movie And Book
The movie works because it takes all of the visions readers have created in their heads while reading Life and Pi and makes those visions bigger, bolder, and brighter. It works because it streamlines a lengthy tale without making us feel as we are missing anything key to the narrative. As a film, Life of Pi is a visual masterpiece, but isn’t better than the book.

9 Big Differences Between The Life Of Pi Movie And Book

To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Life Of Pi Ticket To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Life Of Pi Ticket
Life of Pi is being sold as this year's Avatar, the 3D movie explosion that must be seen on the big screen, that must be seen more than once, and that must be considered the holiday moviegoing event for the entire family. That's a whole lot of pressure, but with director Ang Lee behind it and a lot of critical raves

To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Life Of Pi Ticket

Thanksgiving Movie Guide: How To Choose Between Life Of Pi, Rise Of The Guardians, And More Thanksgiving Movie Guide: How To Choose Between Life Of Pi, Rise Of The Guardians, And More
Luckily there's one solution out there for all of us, every year: the movies! Hollywood, a place that understands better than anyone how your family can make you nuts, obliges us every year by releasing a whole ton of movies around the holiday, at least one of which is bound to appeal to everybody. And while there are a few films you can take almost anyone to and guarantee a success

Thanksgiving Movie Guide: How To Choose Between Life Of Pi, Rise Of The Guardians, And More

Operation Kino 90: At Sea With Life Of Pi And Trying To Take Our Families To The Movies Operation Kino 90: At Sea With Life Of Pi And Trying To Take Our Families To The Movies
This week on Operation Kino, we're only got each other, a lifeboat, and this giant Bengal tiger, as we review Ang Lee's Life of Pi. From there we talk about the dilemma on the minds of many movie fans this week, as we attempt to take our families and loved ones to the movies and toe the line between picking movies everyone will like and actually trying to seek out the good stuff

Operation Kino 90: At Sea With Life Of Pi And Trying To Take Our Families To The Movies

Oscar Eye: Life Of Pi And Silver Linings Playbook Make Their Case For Best Picture Oscar Eye: Life Of Pi And Silver Linings Playbook Make Their Case For Best Picture
If your Thanksgiving is going anything like mine, you're realizing with a mix of excitement and dread that the movie year is almost over, and there's a lot left to catch up on. Without even digging into movies that are on DVD, there are a ton of films out in theaters right now or on VOD that at least deserve awards consideration

Oscar Eye: Life Of Pi And Silver Linings Playbook Make Their Case For Best Picture

5 Oscar Hopefuls You Should Catch Up With Over The Holiday 5 Oscar Hopefuls You Should Catch Up With Over The Holiday
This time of year you're probably overwhelmed figuring out your holiday plans and making a list of everyone you need to give presents, but there's another list you probably have in mind as a movie buff: the Oscar nominations. No, the nominees won't be announced until January 10, but now is the time to start catching up on the names that will probably be read that day

5 Oscar Hopefuls You Should Catch Up With Over The Holiday

This Rotten Week: Predicting Life of Pi, Red Dawn And Rise of the Guardians Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Life of Pi, Red Dawn And Rise of the Guardians Reviews
We are headed into the greatest holiday ever created by anyone ever. Black Friday. I can’t wait. There’s a 103” Beovision 4 on sale for $3 at Best Buy that’s got my name written all over it. But until then we’ve got Tigers, Wolverines and Guardians

This Rotten Week: Predicting Life of Pi, Red Dawn And Rise of the Guardians Reviews

New Clip From Life Of Pi Has Fighting Flying Fish New Clip From Life Of Pi Has Fighting Flying Fish
Earlier this year I had the chance to trek down to Las Vegas for the annual CinemaCon convention and while attending the 20th Century Fox presentation I got to see some pretty amazing stuff from Life of Pi. One of those scenes involved the pain character, Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) simultaneous battling a school of flying fish as well as a stowaway tiger on his lifeboat.

New Clip From Life Of Pi Has Fighting Flying Fish

Oscar Eye: Beasts Of The Southern Wild Hits A Hurdle While Life Of Pi Dazzles In 3D Oscar Eye: Beasts Of The Southern Wild Hits A Hurdle While Life Of Pi Dazzles In 3D
Last Friday I lined up two hours early, with an early autumn rainstorm crashing down, to catch the New York Film Festival press screening of Life of Pi, because the festival has exactly one press screening for all of their films, and there was no way I was going to miss that one. Even on the surface the movie seemed to tick all the boxes of Oscar season

Oscar Eye: Beasts Of The Southern Wild Hits A Hurdle While Life Of Pi Dazzles In 3D

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