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Click here to read our french "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" movie review, directed by Matt Reeves with Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis.A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. »
Though anticipation for Gotham is high, there are challenges facing it as it tries to establish its own separate corner in the burgeoning DC television universe.
Blessed with the enviable Batman rogues gallery, there is much potential, but without the use of Batman, Gotham will have to establish a bond with the audience through the eyes of a hero (Jim Gordon) who has always been more of an ancillary character, even as played by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. A trilogy that presents another challenge.
Audiences have been spoiled rotten by Nolan’s vision of Gotham City, and when the Gotham series starts up, some may judge it harshly against the look of the films. Really, it’s an unfair comparison because one simply can’t match the visual “wow” factor of Wally Pfister’s cinematography on the small screen.
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- Jason Tabrys
Director: Matt Reeves. Writers: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Pierre Boulle. Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell and Kodi Smit-McPhee. It has been three years since a Planet of the Apes film has been released (2011) and fourty-five years since the first Planet of the Apes film launched (1968). This time, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves helms the chaos between humans and apes. And, events in Reeves' interpretation are overly sombre. As well, the material is approached with a very serious viewpoint. Tears and frowns are the order of the day. Still, the film's climax offers a few interesting conflicts and most of the characters are well drawn, even with the use of computer enhanced imagery. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a light recommend, for those with a penchant for science fiction, action thrillers. The story takes place ten years after the previous film. »
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It's been a busy day already in Comic-Con's Ballroom 20. We welcomed Jack Bauer back for "24." We tolerated 45 minutes of "Under the Dome" discussion. We watched "Scorpion," a.k.a. "Katherine McPhee: Nerd Wrangler," which was surprisingly well-received by the crowd. Now, after some quality time with Adelaide Kane and "Reign," it's time for the panel most of the crowd has been waiting to see... "Community" is back... 2:10 p.m. Our panel today will be creator Dan Harmon and Ep Chris McKenna, along with Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Dino Stamatopoulos. And, once again, there may be guest appearances. Of course, I predicted guest appearances for "24," but they let us down. 2:17 p.m. We begin with a sizzle reel from the first five "Community" seasons. Season 4 is acknowledged only with a clip of the characters holding their breath to avoid a plume of noxious gas. After the fifth season. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Concept Art by Vance Kovacs Click Here - More Dotpa Concept Art A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is being directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes: Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter film series), Keri Russell (The Americans, Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of »
Rooney Mara is set to replace Jessica Chastain in Jim Sheridan's drama "The Secret Scripture". Mara will play a young woman who survives a traumatic childhood only to see her life utterly changed by a vindictive Catholic priest.
Vanessa Redgrave will play the older version of the character who recounts her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir. Filming begins in September. [Source: CinEuropa]
Brooklyn Family Robinson
Steve Carell will star in and produce the family adventure comedy "Brooklyn Family Robinson" for Disney Pictures, Madeville Films and Carousel Productions.
David Reynolds penned the script which follow an urban dwelling father who decides to uproot his family from the city and move them to a tiny island. All other story details are being kept under wraps. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
Ariel Vromen's The Iceman is a solid film with an excellent performance by Michael Shannon, and the director will be working with some other fantastic actors for his next movie, Criminal. Gary Oldman and Kevin Costner were previously cast in Vromen's new film, and THR is reporting Tommy Lee Jones will be joining them for the thriller. The script for Criminal was written by The Rock and Double Jeopardy scribes Douglas Cook and David Weisberg. Criminal might have a generic »
- Jesse Giroux
• Tommy Lee Jones is joining Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in Criminal. Ariel Vromen is directing the thriller from Millenium Films, which tells the story of a prison inmate who is implanted with a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills with the hope that he will stop a diabolical plot. Jones will play a neuroscientist who transplants said intelligence. Douglas Cook and David Weisberg wrote the script. Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, and Matt O’Toole will produce. [THR]
- C. Molly Smith
The films centers on a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets and skills that are implanted into a prisoner to help him stop a diabolical plot. Jones will play a doctor.
Producers are Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Jake Weiner and Matt O’Toole. Exec producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Lati Grobman, Christa Campbell, Christine Crowe and Jason Bloom.
- Dave McNary
Tommy Lee Jones is joining Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in Criminal, a thriller from Millennium Films. Ariel Vromen, who wrote and directed The Iceman, is helming the project, which centers on a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets and skills that are implanted into a dangerous prison inmate in hopes that he will stop a diabolical plot. Jones will play a neuroscientist who transplants the memories. Douglas Cook and David Weisberg wrote the script. Producing are Chris Bender, J.C. Spink and Matt O'Toole. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Mark Gill, John Thompson, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, Christine Crowe,
- Borys Kit
Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones has signed on to join Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in Ariel Vromen's thriller “Criminal,” an individual familiar with the Millennium Films project has told TheWrap. “Criminal” follows a dangerous prison inmate who has a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets and skills implanted into him in hopes he'll stop a diabolical plot. Jones will play a character named Dr. Frank. Vromen (“The Iceman”) will direct from a script by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are producing with Matt O'Toole, while executive producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, »
- Jeff Sneider
Not many people can say they enjoy watching themselves die, but Gary Oldman clearly did on “Conan.” The actor got a good laugh during Tuesday's show when host Conan O'Brien showed him a montage (above) of his many movie death scenes. See video: Gary Oldman Apologizes for Inflammatory Remarks During Kimmel: ‘I Am An A-hole’ Oldman, who can currently be seen in theaters as the leader of the human resistance in “Dawn in the Planet of the Apes,” has died in 13 movies. “True Romance,” “Sid and Nancy,” “Harry Potter,” “The Fifth Element” and “Air Force One” are among his most famous farewells. »
- Greg Gilman
The first few pages of Frank Miller's script for the shelved Batman: Year One have a disturbed Bruce Wayne waking up from chronic nightmares, some nameless prostitutes being slapped around by their pimp, and Jim Gordon putting a gun in his mouth.
You can see why Warner Bros didn't ultimately go for the project, which was to be helmed by Darren Aronofsky and would have rewritten the Bat mythology even more radically than Miller already had in his comic book arc of the same name.
"Our take was to infuse the Batman franchise with a dose of reality," Aronofsky has said, citing The French Connection and Taxi Driver among his influences. "We tried to ask that eternal question, 'What does it take for a real man to put on tights and fight crime?'" It's an approach not far from the one ultimately taken by Christopher Nolan in Batman Begins, »
Many happy returns to Daniel Radcliffe, who celebrates his 25th birthday today (July 23)! He may have made a name for himself as heroic wizard Harry Potter, but in the years since Deathly Hallows - Part 2, he's excelled in small indies and displayed something of a flare for comedy.
1. "I am Harry Potter"
Daniel was recently snapped flanked by a lot of dogs on the set of Judd Apatow's Tranwreck. However, the duo's relationship can be tracked back a few years to this hilarious Funny or Die video of Apatow quizzing the Harry Potter star on his alter ego...
Daniel assures us fame hasn't gone to his head in this Bad Teeth spoof video, but »
Today (July 23) is officially 'Batman Day', with DC Comics handing out free copies of Detective Comics #27 to mark the Caped Crusader's 75th anniversary.
What is it about Batman that makes him special? Digital Spy quizzed a few of the movie franchise's key players to find out why the character has an enduring appeal.
A trio of stars from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy - Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway and Maggie Gyllenhaal - and even Akiva Goldsman (he of Batman & Robin infamy) offer up their insightful thoughts on Batman in the video above.
What's the best Batman movie? A definitive ranking from worst to best
Why has Batman lasted 75 years? History of the Dark Knight in 7 minutes
Batman 75th anniversary: An A-z of The Dark Knight
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If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
John Stamos was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to plug his movie "My Man Is a Loser." Obviously, Uncle Jesse is not a loser, but he plays a playboy in the movie. He told Jimmy Kimmel he believes in the institution of marriage (he was married once, to Rebecca Romijn), despite getting caught up in the idea of the whole bachelor life "so guys like you can live vicariously through me." John said he'd switch lives with Jimmy in a heartbeat, to have a beautiful wife and baby. "She'll go to you," Jimmy deadpanned of his wife, Molly. Watch the video for John's weird attempt at a compliment to "fertilize" Jimmy's wife. »
- Gina Carbone
Directed by Matt Reeves.
Set ten years after the outbreak of a deadly virus, we find ape leader Caesar and his group living peacefully outside San Francisco. A chance meeting with a group of human survivors leads to the two sides battling for survival.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a surprise hit in 2011 and brought a breath of fresh air to a franchise that had stalled with numerous sequels and Tim Burton’s unfortunate remake. In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes we are in a post “Simian-flu” world and the tone of the film is completely different to its predecessor. Caesar (expertly played by motion capture God Serkis), is the leader of a group of apes and is »
- Helen Murdoch
Mark wonders whether we're now at the point where CG characters matter more than human ones to Hollywood...
In the last decade or so, computer generated characters have taken a quantum leap forward in blockbuster cinema. You can probably mark the transition around the time that Yoda went from being a Jim Henson creation to a digitally rendered sprite in Star Wars: Episode II, but bigger technological leaps have followed, particularly in performance capture.
Andy Serkis has been a big ambassador for this, earning a reputation as a Boris Karloff figure for the digital age in the process and a loyal core of fans who still insist that he deserved an Oscar for his turn »
The Flickering Myth Podcast Does. Not. Want. War.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Read our two ★★★★★ reviews here and here and Rohan’s ★★★ review here.
The episode is now live so if you refresh your iTunes or RSS feed it should automatically update. »
- Luke Owen
Concept Art by Kelton Cram A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is being directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes: Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter film series), Keri Russell (The Americans, Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let »
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