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13 items from 2014


Will A Remake of the Original Planet of the Apes be Next for the Franchise?

26 July 2014 10:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

Where should Caesar and his apes go next? The critical and box office success of the two recent 'Apes' films starring Andy Serkis harkens back to the classic film Planet of the Apes and the novel it was based on. Will a remake of Planet of the Apes be next for the popular franchise?

 

When Pierre Boulle first wrote the novel Planet of the Apes in 1963, he had no inkling it would spawn a series of films that would stretch on into the 21st century. The 1968 film—starring Charlton Heston, written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner (Patton, the Boys from Brazil)—has become a sci-fi classic. Originally meant to be a stand-alone film, it was so successful, and Serling’s clever ending (which wasn’t in the book) added an extra layer of potential mythos to the story, that 20th Century Fox decided »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Will A REmake of the Original Planet of the Apes be Next for the Franchise?

26 July 2014 10:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

Where should Caesar and his apes go next? The critical and box office success of the two recent 'Apes' films starring Andy Serkis harkens back to the classic film Planet of the Apes and the novel it was based on. Will a remake of Planet of the Apes be next for the popular franchise?

 

When Pierre Boulle first wrote the novel Planet of the Apes in 1963, he had no inkling it would spawn a series of films that would stretch on into the 21st century. The 1968 film—starring Charlton Heston, written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner (Patton, the Boys from Brazil)—has become a sci-fi classic. Originally meant to be a stand-alone film, it was so successful, and Serling’s clever ending (which wasn’t in the book) added an extra layer of potential mythos to the story, that 20th Century Fox decided »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Planet Of The Apes’ Monkey Business

18 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

A person weaned on contemporary cinematic blockbusters would probably greet the 1968 Planet of the Apes with befuddlement. It’s memorably spare when seen by the light of the convoluted hurly burly of today’s action extravaganzas, in which entire swaths of cityscape are often demolished indifferently for our bored, frustrated gratification. Director Franklin J. Schaffner portrays a desolate world governed by apes with a handful of actors in costumes and a few haunting desert vistas and little else. We don’t even directly see the crash landing that brings the Earthling astronaut (played by Charlton Heston) to the ape planet, as it’s rendered with first-person shots that put us in the spaceship as it plummets into a body of water. The film is elegantly, almost abstractly, visually streamlined, with the bold, clean through lines of an inventive low-budget western. »

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Exclusive Trailer For Josef Mengele Drama Wakolda

9 July 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The name Josef Mengele, Hitler’s so-called ‘Angel of Death’, will probably be familiar to you. He was the subject of Franklin Schaffner’s Oscar-winning thriller (and World Cup rent-a-headline) The Boys From Brazil and his clammy presence returns to the big screen with Argentine drama Wakolda. The film has a first-look trailer and a new poster to share its take on one of science’s most warped villains. Released in the Us under the name The German Doctor, Wakolda is set in Patagonia in 1960. Mengele (Alex Brendemühl), ensconced in Argentina after his escape from Nazi Germany 15 years earlier, has wormed his way into the trust of a young family who run a hotel in the icy boondocks. However, as the saying probably goes: ‘Once a Nazi scumbag, always a Nazi scumbag’, and soon he’s back pursuing his interest in eugenics on the youngest member of the clan, Lilith (Florencia Bado). Unusually, »

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“You Blew It Up”: Looking Back at Planet Of The Apes

3 July 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

[With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opening on Friday, July 11th, I'm taking a look back at the Planet of the Apes movie franchise.  These reviews contain spoilers.] Planet of the Apes, in addition to being one of the best and most enduring sci-fi films ever made, is also one of the genre's most cynical, pessimistic, and depressing entries.  We tend to gloss over that aspect because it's tempered with people dressed up as apes.  Wearing an ape costume really relives a lot of the tension, and turns Franklin J. Schaffner's classic 1968 film into a subversive piece of entertainment filled with action and suspense.  These elements are essential in a film that eviscerates not only the prejudices and conflicts of the 1960s, but the inequities and shortcomings we continue to experience almost 50 years later. Astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) and his crewmates Landon (Robert Gunner), Dodge (Jeff Burton), and Stewart (Dianne Stanley) have left Earth in 1972, and because of Einstein's Law of Relativity, they don't expect to return until 2673.  However, their ship inexplicably crashes on an alien »

- Matt Goldberg

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Human See, Human Do: A Complete History of 'Planet of the Apes'

1 July 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A pop-culture touchstone, a nearly all-purpose metaphor and one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises of the Seventies and beyond, the Planet of the Apes films do what all good what-if fantasies should do: hold up a mirror to humanity and reflect our own conflicts, issues and failings back to us through a wildly outrageous premise. The original 1968 movie mixes satire, social commentary, action and suspense, capped by a first-rate twist at the end. ("Damn you, damn you all to hell!")

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The Definitive War Movies: 20-11

26 June 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Top twenty. Now we start to see the more widely recognizable films that people have some emotional attachment to. World War II gets a few mentions in this portion of the list, but this is one of the more diverse sections, overall. We get a mention of the Boer War, the Algerian War, and the Korean War, as well as the only movie about the American Civil War on this list.

20. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Conflict: Boer War, World War I, World War II

The only film on the list that spans multiple wars is also probably the least battle-focused film on the list. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is told through an extended flashback, following Major-General Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) as he rises through the ranks of the British military from war to war. The flashback is »

- Joshua Gaul

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Anne Garefino to receive AFI honour

28 May 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Producer awarded with the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

Anne Garefino will receive this year’s Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal from the American Film Institute (AFI).

The presentation will take place as part of the AFI Life Achievement Award tribute honouring Jane Fonda on June 5 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Garefino has been the executive producer of South Park since 2007, and has produced South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Team America: World Police.

The award recognises the creative talents of a graduate of the AFI Conservatory or AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

Previous AFI alumni to receive the honour include Darren Aronofsky and Terrence Malick. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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‘South Park’ Exec Producer Anne Garefino Wins AFI Alumni Medal

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The American Film Institute has selected producer Anne Garefino as the recipient of the 2014 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

She will be presented the award as part of the AFI Life Achievement Award tribute for Jane Fonda at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 5.

Garefino is a 1988 graduate of AFI. The Schaffner award recognizes a graduate of the AFI Conservatory or AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Previous recipients include Darren Aronofsky, Stuart Cornfeld, Amy Heckerling, Patty  Jenkins, Janusz Kaminski, David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Edward Zwick.

Garefino has been the executive producer of the animated series “South Park” since 2007 and produced two films with Trey Parker and Matt Stone — “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut” and “Team America: World Police.” She made her Broadway debut as a producer on “The Book of Mormon,” winning a Tony and a Grammy.

Garefino was a producing fellow at AFI. Before moving to Los Angeles, »

- Dave McNary

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‘South Park’ Exec Producer Anne Garefino Wins AFI Alumni Medal

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute has selected producer Anne Garefino as the recipient of the 2014 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

She will be presented the award as part of the AFI Life Achievement Award tribute for Jane Fonda at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 5.

Garefino is a 1988 graduate of AFI. The Schaffner award recognizes a graduate of the AFI Conservatory or AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Previous recipients include Darren Aronofsky, Stuart Cornfeld, Amy Heckerling, Patty  Jenkins, Janusz Kaminski, David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Edward Zwick.

Garefino has been the executive producer of the animated series “South Park” since 2007 and produced two films with Trey Parker and Matt Stone — “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut” and “Team America: World Police.” She made her Broadway debut as a producer on “The Book of Mormon,” winning a Tony and a Grammy.

Garefino was a producing fellow at AFI. Before moving to Los Angeles, »

- Dave McNary

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Commemorate Memorial Day with Movies About Real-Life War Heroes

20 May 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

If you don't have plans for Memorial Day weekend, it will be a great time to tune in to Reelz. The weekend will feature not only a Bomb Girls marathon and the premiere of the Reelz original movie Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy, we'll also be airing the National Memorial Day Parade on Monday at 2p Et/ 11a Pt. Of course if you need even more ways to commemorate the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans, it's a great weekend to watch some movies about real-life war heroes. Throw some popcorn in the microwave, turn on the A/C and check out our list of movies about real heroes making real sacrifices in defense of our nation’s freedom.

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Sergeant York (1941)

Alvin York (Gary Cooper) was a simple man from Tennessee who hoped to avoid action in World War I because of his religious beliefs. »

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New Apes Trailer Proves that Human Beings Are a Mortal Danger to Other Earthlings

8 May 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ trailer: New trailer for 2014 ‘Planet of the Apes’ film shows humans are the most dangerous apes of them all (image: Caesar in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’) The new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer is out. Caesar and his fellow genetically modified apes enjoy a peaceful existence until created-in-God’s-image apes — that’s self-delusional humans — discover the Gmo apes’ hiding place in a lush forest. Much like gays were blamed for the AIDS virus a few decades ago, the virtuous and righteous humans (Gary Oldman among them) blame the Gmo apes for a virus that all but wiped out humankind. Enter the military, ever eager to save the world for peace and happiness by way of some heavy-duty weaponry. Needless to say, I’m ardently rooting for Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his fellow Gmo apes. Check out the »

- Andre Soares

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Cinema Audio Society to Honor Edward Zwick with Filmmaker Award

20 January 2014 6:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Cinema Audio Society has named producer, writer and director Edward Zwick as the recipient of this year’s Cas Filmmaker Award.

Zwack will receive the prize at the 50th Annual Cas Awards on Feb. 22 at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

“It seems fitting that in celebration of 50 years of the Cas we are honoring Edward Zwick, a producer/director/writer of both award winning film and television,” Cas President David E. Fluhr said in a statement. “His projects on both the big and small screen have consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality in story and craft, particularly sound.”

The Academy Award-winning producer first gained prominence as a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute in 1975 with his short film “Timothy and the Angel” and later teamed up with Marshall Herskovitz to create the Emmy Award-winning TV series “Thirtysomething.”

Zwick’s feature film career began when he helmed the »

- Andrea Seikaly

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