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Earlier today, it was confirmed that 20th Century Fox is bringing their highly-anticipated sequel War for the Planet of the Apes to New York Comic Con, with the first footage expected to be unveiled during this panel. While we don't know if this footage will debut online after the panel presentation, the studio did unveil the first official synopsis today as well. Take a look at the plot description below.
"In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins this own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic »
Refusing to monkey around with its children's programming slate, Netflix has renewed the animated Kong: King of the Apes TV show for a second season. Will Kong, Lukas and their team save Earth from Botila's plans to replace nature with technology? Find out in 2017, when season two drops to Netflix. The first season premiered in April 2016.
From Executive Producer Avi Arad, the Kong: King of the Apes TV series is set in 2050. Netflix says Kong is still the strongest creature ever born with human traits that make him the ultimate iconic hero. The Kong: King of the Apes voice cast includes: Lee Tockar, Shannon Chan-Kent, Sam Vincent, Kathleen Barr, Alessandro Juliani, Viv Leacock, Tabith St. Germain, and Vincent Trong.
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If you’ve watched TV in the past 10 years, chances are you know Bear McCreary’s music. He’s become one of the most (if not the most) sought-after and prolific composers in television, ever since he came into his own writing the boundary-pushing score for the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series. He counts The Walking Dead, Outlander, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. among his credits. And this March theater-goers got to experience his music with a big screen presentation; he composed the chilling and thrilling score for J.J. Abrams’ 10 Cloverfield Lane. Today McCreary is juggling so many projects that he can’t count all his current TV shows and movies and video games — “I can’t even tell. I honestly don’t even know,” how many projects he’s in the midst of, he said during an interview at Cafe Laurent in Culver City, CA. The »
- Emily Rome
"You are responsible!" blares a sign posted on a side street in West Philadelphia. Seconds later, a fire hose blasts the message away. How's that for emphasis? It's a perfect note on which to begin "Home Again," the fourth episode of the X-Files miniseries, which is unapologetically blunt with its themes and emotions. Written and directed by co-executive producer Glen Morgan — who, along with James Wong, penned many of the original series' strongest installments — this is a story soaked in blood, sweat, and tears.Let's start with blood. Joseph Cutler (Alessandro Juliani) is a mid-level bureaucrat in the City of Brotherly Love, tasked with rounding up homeless people to make way for gentrification. He's the kind of unsympathetic pencil pusher who might as well have "Just doin' my job" tattooed on his forehead. But surely even he doesn't deserve the punishment meted out in the episode's tense and atmospheric »
- Keith Uhlich
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Mulder and Scully investigate the murder of a city official, a crime that doesn’t appear to have been committed by human hands. Meanwhile, Scully faces deeply emotional feelings about the child she gave up for adoption.
Guest stars in the “Home Again” episode include Sheila Larkin as Margaret Scully, Tim Armstrong as trashman, Daryl Shuttleworth as Daryl Landry, Peggy Jo Jacobs as Nancy Huff, Alessandro Juliani as Joseph Cutler, Chris Shields as Detective Dross, Gary Sekhon as Forensic Tech, Sachin Sahel as Jack Budd, »
- Gary Collinson
5 items from 2016
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