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Summer Blockbusters And Special Effects

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It's summer movie time, which means big stars, big thrills and big box office blockbusters - at least the studios hope so. This time every year, we invite local film critics Matt Brunson and Sean O'Connell to talk about the summer's biggest movies - which ones to catch and which ones to avoid. Whether you're looking for superheroes in Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, fast cars in Fast & Furious or some throwback SciFi in Star Trek, we'll cover them all. And you can't talk blockbusters without talking about those larger-than-life action sequences - so we've invited the visual effects supervisor for Iron Man 3 to explain how these effects work and the history of special effects in film, when Charlotte Talks.

Guests
Matt Brunson
- Film Editor, Creative Loafing
Sean O'Connell - Film columnist and reviewer whose work appears regularly on Fandango, in The Washington Post and locally on WCNC's Charlotte Today program
Erik Nash - Two-time Academy Award-nominated visual effects supervisor from Digital Domain. He was Digital Domain's VFX Supervisor on Iron Man 3