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The Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy doesn’t seem to get enough credit. They took a classic existing franchise (all the way from 1968) and, thanks to current technology, were able to give us a fresh film series that’s never felt cheap or suffered from “prequelitis.” The first film Rise of the Planet of the Apes introduced us to Caesar (Andy “Just Give Him His Damn Oscar Already” Serkis). The second film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes showed the start of a war between humanity, and the now highly evolved apes. It was one of the most clever (anti)war movies of recent memory, and this weekend, the third film in the trilogy, War for The Planet of the Apes is hitting theaters, and is already getting a lot of positive buzz (94 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes). Some are even saying that the third movie is making this trilogy one of the best ever made.

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War has come to the Planet of the Apes and the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) is out to destroy Caesar (Andy Serkis) and all his kind in War for the Planet of the Apes. Interestingly enough, Caesar is fighting two battles in WFTPOTA, the obvious one with humans and perhaps the most important one, the battle against his darker instincts. Check out the new poster and trailer below. (more…)

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the 2011 Fox reboot of the iconic science fiction movie series, was a triumph of cinema. It drew on a story that is already deeply ingrained in western culture and managed to make it original in its own right. The movie was nominated for multiple awards for acting and writing and special effects – arguably one of year’s greatest displays of what animation technology can do now. Huge acclaim for Andy Serkis‘s performance as Caeser the ape drew a huge amount of attention to the film as one of the earliest commendations for performance capture work. (more…)

Ryan Coogler Confirmed as ‘Black Panther’ Director

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Everyone on the edge of your seats, now! Marvel‘s making a decision about a new upcoming movie! Eight years and twelve critical and commercial hits later, will they make a good creative decision for the film? Well, look at that! It appears as though, once again, Marvel has made a great decision for one of their properties. After months and months of rumors, Ryan Coogler has finally been confirmed as the director of Black Panther. Coogler is not only a great decision; he’s clearly the very best decision for this film.

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It was this time last year that we got our first look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That teaser was a minute-and-a-half long and featured only seven shots, but there was also a mysterious voiceover that we’ve since learned was spoken by Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), “There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?” Now, almost exactly one year later, we get an answer as to who Snoke was talking to. It seems like we’re getting new footage by the day in 30-second or one minute increments, but for the first time, it seems like the new normal of the Dark Side is getting the spotlight in a TV ad. (more…)

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Hollywood Marketing Departments certainly love a good movie contest, hoping to raise awareness and spark some fan interaction across the Internet. This time around War For The Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves and motion capture star Andy Serkis want to see your best impersonation of an ape. What’s the prize up for grabs? A part in War For The Planet Of The Apes as one of Caesar’s apes of course! (more…)

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There has been an awakening… of a whole ton of Star Wars The Force Awakens news. After just coming off The 6 Cool Things We Learned About The Force Awakens, there is even more revelations and pseudo spoilers abound.

In the last 48 hours, Andy Serkis has come out and shed some light on his character, the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke.  And new details regarding ‘s character Maz Kanata have emerged.
The thing about these actors, crew, or anyone from production for that matter, is they talk just enough to not spoil anything; saying just enough to generate buzz around their characters and the movie. If you want a little light shed on these mystery characters, then get your fill after the jump.

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Director Matt Reeves is back in the saddle for War of the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the rebooted Apes franchise and recently tweeted out the first on set production picture you can check out below. It’s uncertain if that is Andy Serkis as Caesar on the horse, although that would be my best guess at this point. Why the beach though? (more…)

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It’s the most unexpected franchise of the 21st century, a prequel series to series of science fiction movies made in the 1960s and 70s. But hey, money is money, and Hollywood will take your money. And if you want to put more money down on more Planet of the Apes movies, they’re cool with that. So let’s talk about the next Apes film, The War of the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the series that charts the fall of man and the rise of apes will begin shooting sometime this fall. They better get some casting done then, right? Well good news War now has a lead [human] actor. (more…)


It seems that first impressions aren’t everything, even in the movies. Sinister mask, red lightsaber, spooky name, we all had this guy pegged as a Sith. But, according Star Wars The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, Kylo Ren’s appearance isn’t all that it’s added up to be. Watch your step, you wouldn’t want to step into any Sith after the jump. (more…)