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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a Tearjerker?: A Movie Review

5 hours ago | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

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. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Cool Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Concept Art By Vance Kovacs

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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 »

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Screenwriter Mark Bomback offers a hint about the next Planet of the Apes

19 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

With Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes being heralded as one of the best movies of the summer (and of the year), sights are already being set on the announced third film in the new franchise which will reunite director Matt Reeves and screenwriter Mark Bomback. With Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes upping the ante on everything the first film delivered, where could the next film possibly go? Bomback sat down with Creative Screenwriting where he shared a tidbit about the plot of the untitled »

- Alex Maidy

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Steady Yourselves – The First Trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey is Here

21 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

At the start of the week, the first preview for Fifty Shades of Grey landed online in a pretty unexpected place – Beyoncé’s Instagram. The footage teased the arrival of the full trailer today, and Focus and Universal have delivered, as promised.

Adapting E.L. James’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy, the film is dated for Valentine’s 2015, and I’m seriously wondering if birth rates will have a measurable rise when November 2015 rolls around.

Here’s the synopsis from the original novel:

As literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for the student newspaper, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind – until he happens to turn up at the store where she works part-time. Ana, innocent and unworldly, is shocked to find herself desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Fifty Shades of Grey teaser drops, full trailer released on Thursday

21 July 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Focus Features has released a short teaser from the forthcoming first full trailer for their adaptation of E.L. JamesFifty Shades of Grey, which you can view below. It may only be a quick 15-second snippet, but it will no doubt get fans of the film and book excited for the first trailer, which will be released online this Thursday, July 24th.

Fifty Shades of Grey has become a global phenomenon and the trilogy has been translated in over 50 languages worldwide since its initial release. To date, the book trilogy it has sold over 70million copies worldwide to become one of the fasting-selling book series of all time.

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, and written by Mark Bomback (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks), the film stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall), Dakota Johnson (Need For Speed), Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Luke Grimes (Taken 2 »

- Scott Davis

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Beyoncé Shares First Teaser for Fifty Shades of Grey, Full Trailer Lands Thursday

21 July 2014 2:29 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With Comic-Con fast approaching later this week, it’s easy to forget that 2015 will play host to some very high-profile films that won’t be making an appearance in San Diego. Fifty Shades of Grey is undeniably one of the biggest, and Universal has cemented that status even further by having Beyoncé launch the first official footage from the film.

The first trailer is set to launch this coming Thursday, right when we’re expecting to start seeing footage emerge from Comic-Con, which makes for a very interesting choice from Universal and Focus.

Courtesy of Amazon, here’s the synopsis for E.L. James’ original novel:

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Exclusive: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Concept Art By Kelton Cram

20 July 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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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Beyoncé Teases Fifty Shades Of Grey With Instagram Preview – Full Trailer on Thursday

20 July 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Saturday evening, singer Beyoncé teased the trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey on her Instagram page. Here’s a look at the quick preview.

Scheduled for a February 13, 2015 release, Fifty Shades Of Grey is the film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon.

Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated in 52 languages worldwide and sold more than 90 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.

Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Joining them in the cast are Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Max Martini, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie and Marcia Gay Harden.

Fifty Shades Of Grey is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and »

- Michelle McCue

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Caesar Wearing Bearskin In New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Concept Art

19 July 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Click Here - More Apes 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 Persia, Wrath of the »

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Matt Reeves talks Planet of the Apes 3

19 July 2014 3:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes currently tearing up the box office and garnering near universal praise [read our two ★★★★★ reviews here and here], director Matt Reeves has offered up some insight into where the already-announced third movie (which is set for July 26th, 2016) may head during an interview with The Playlist. Be warned, spoilers for the end of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Mark Bomback and I are going to be writing the next one and we have a lot of ideas but you know we’re going to take a moment to breathe. We just finished this one so we’ll see where it goes but we have a lot of ideas we just have to sit down and start it all up again. But it’s really important to me that whatever we do next is something that can be better than Dawn, so hopefully we can achieve that aim. »

- Gary Collinson

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Matt Reeves Hints At The Plot Of The Next Planet Of The Apes Movie

18 July 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Without getting into spoiler territory, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes does give is a proper ending, but at the same time leaves things open for the next film as we head towards the events of the original Planet Of The Apes. We know director Matt Reeves will return to helm (and write) the threequel, and during a very interesting chat with The Playlist he drops a few hints as to what story it might follow. Reeves says that he and co-writer Mark Bomback haven't finalized anything yet and are still tossing ideas around -- but it certainly sounds like there's a few elements that they're at least leaning heavily towards. "I don't necessarily think that there will be as big a leap between films. I see Casear as a seminal figure in ape history and he's a mythic character. He's essentially like their Moses and I think Caesar »

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie review: people get ready

18 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A magnificent science fiction drama, and a beautiful one. Wonderfully radical for the simple fact that it is ruled by principled ideas. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

We need a bigger word than humanist.

That was a word I used to describe the lovely, honest, sensitive Rise of the Planet of the Apes — and god, did it feel good to be able to connect those words with a big-budget science fiction movie. But now it feels too small to encompass where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes the ongoing story. People-ist is the first coinage that leaps to mind, clunky as it is. Because there are nonhumans here who are as fully people as the humans are… in fact, the story is very much about the humans coming to »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Alternate War Paint Designs - Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

17 July 2014 5:56 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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 Me In, ParaNorman), »

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Review

16 July 2014 4:36 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer | Written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver | Directed by Matt Reeves

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  will be categorized as a summer blockbuster because of its release date, high budget, and extensive use of special effects. However, its story and character first mentality along with its stark wiliness to take chances makes it an almost anti-blockbusters. Now that is not to say it is void of thrilling action or inspired set-pieces. There is plenty of entertainment to be had. It is simply not driving the story and in many ways the least interesting aspect of the entire film. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  may be a sequel to an already rebooted franchise. That does not mean it cannot be filled with innovative »

- Dan Clark

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This is how 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' was going to end (and where the sequel might start)

15 July 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Have you seen Dawn of the Planet of the Apes yet? You should! If not, you should stop reading this right now, since this post is absolutely full of Spoilers for the Apes prebootquel, including Spoilers for stuff that didn’t actually wind up happening in Dawn but will wind up happening in the sequel. Spoilers!

So, as all of us who saw the movie know, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ends on a triumphant down note, with Caesar the Ape back in charge of his primate civilization (yay!) but also almost certainly locked into an ongoing conflict »

- Darren Franich

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Reeves, Bomback Talk "Apes" Original Ending

15 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is dominating the box-office right now and screenwriter Mark Bomback recently spoke with The Q&A podcast about the original ending planned for the film.

Major Spoilers Ahead

The point of change happens after Caesar and Koba's final face-off. The decision was made not very long ago to do the current film's ending, a quiet moment between Malcolm and Caesar with the pair saying goodbye before pushing in on Caesar's eyes. Originally though, we were going to see the apes retreat back to Muir Woods as a military battleship approached San Francisco. Discussing the change, Bomback says:

"There was always a queasiness when we did it. For one thing, the people on the battleship we don't know. It's weird to end your movie with strangers and also we knew we were locking into a scenario for the next one. Why do we want to lock in? »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is the unmissable summer blockbuster of 2014

15 July 2014 4:27 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver

Directed by Matt Reeves

USA, 2014

In 2011, the thought of rebooting Planet of the Apes seemed foolish. Then Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out, and blew audiences away. As a result, expectations were high for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the follow up to 2011’s successful venture. The results are remarkable, as Dawn offers not only a brilliant summer blockbuster, but also an emotionally powerful testimony to the nature of war and humility.

Picking up where Rise ended, we’re shown an elaborate graphic of the world as it succumbs to the spread of what comes to be known as Simian Flu. Cities are infected, chaos spreads, and millions die as the infection takes hold.

Living in the wreckage of civilization, a group of a few hundred humans huddle together »

- Ariel Fisher

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Reeves Follows "Apes 3" With "Invisible Woman"

14 July 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" director Matt Reeves has revealed that he plans to tackle his dream project, an adaptation of the original science fiction story "The Invisible Woman," after the next 'Apes' film.

Reeves, who is attached to both direct and co-write the next 'Apes' movie due for release in the Summer of 2016, tells Coming Soon: "That [Invisible Woman] is still a movie I desperately want to make... If I don't make it right before this one, I'll make it right after the next ape film."

Reeves originally planned to shoot "The Invisible Woman" as his second film following "Cloverfield" and Naomi Watts was attached to headline it. Watts ultimately dropped out due to a scheduling conflict, and Reeves moved on to other films - namely "Let Me In".

Later in the interview, Reeves indicated that the movie would likely go after the third 'Apes' due to the shorter »

- Garth Franklin

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Long Voyage Home #2: Apes of Wrath

14 July 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Why so serious? In the post-Dark Knight era, Hollywood blockbusters have grown increasingly gloomy and over-serious—not to mention pretentious. It's one of the most aggravating trends in contemporary cinema. It's not that a big-budget spectacle can't be serious, but that in too many cases, such seriousness is feigned and unearned. Meanwhile, unpretentious works in multiplexes become even more refreshing and enjoyable (the Fast and the Furious franchise comes to mind). Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the latest Planet of the Apes reboot, may be an exception to the above rule, in that, while clearly part of this overarching trend of serio-popcorndom, it earns its stripes with a thoughtfulness in both style and content. 

Ultimately, it's an uneven but admirable attempt at injecting both formal and thematic intelligence into a blockbuster. With Let Me In (2010), director Matt Reeves proved himself to be capable of working »

- Adam Cook

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Matt Reeves interview: Dawn, Andy Serkis and blockbuster filmmaking

14 July 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves talks about the making and ideas behind his remarkable summer blockbuster...

Interview

Nb: This article contains spoilers for 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and mild ones for this year's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

Imagine you're one of the bosses at 20th Century Fox. Then imagine that you have a date set for a sequel to your surprise hit sci-fi sequel, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. That date is less than two years away, and your current director doesn't think he can have the film ready in time. He promptly departs.

So with the director's chair now absent, who do you give the project to?

The answer: Matt Reeves. When we sat down with him in a London hotel to talk about Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, we could immediately see »

- ryanlambie

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