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8 items from 2014


Performance capture, Serkis, movies, videogames and Apes

17 July 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The James Clayton column: James explores the path to Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and where we might be heading next...

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is a film about apes. The title isn't misleading or a metaphor or anything. This is a movie about primates and though there are human protagonists sharing screentime and functioning as significant pieces in the plot, it's very much an ape affair. Key characters - Caesar, Cornelia, Koba - are all chimpanzees.

Actually, that's not completely true. In fact it's a damn dirty ape lie for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is a work of great deception. This fresh bestial blockbuster employs the most state-of-art moviemaking technology to achieve its trickery, ironically bringing the primitive world to visceral life on screen by using the most advanced techniques available.

The truth about those convincing, hyper-real chimpanzees? Caesar is played by Andy Serkis, »

- simonbrew

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'Tarzan' Synopsis Released as Shooting Begins

16 July 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in June, we reported that Warner Bros. is expanding their Leavesden Studios in the U.K. as Tarzan was about to start production, although that announcement did not reveal any plot details for this live-action adventure. Warner Bros. has confirmed that principal photography is under way in a press release, which includes the first official plot synopsis. Take a look at the story details below, then read on for more information.

"It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsg&#229rd) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom »

- MovieWeb

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Boys Keep Swinging: The Ten Hottest Tarzans

20 June 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

In 1914 Edgar Rice Burroughs gave the world the first shirtless superhero, and in the last 100 years, Tarzan has made his way into every part of pop culture, from films and TV, to comics, and even Broadway. He’s been given the Disney treatment, the porn treatment, the WB treatment, and most fabulously … the Carol Burnett treatment.

But of all the incarnations, who has been the best fit for the iconic loincloth? In 1981 Miles O’Keeffe became an instant contender in Tarzan, The Ape Man, and because today is his 60th birthday, let’s pay tribute to Miles and nine other men who we’d love to swing through the jungle with.

Miles O’Keeffe

How much Keeffe is in this movie? Miles O’Keeffe. (my undying love to whoever gets that reference). Miles was a former college football star who got his big break in Hollywood when he was cast »

- snicks

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Gotg’s Hounsou Swaps Galaxy For Jungle In ‘Tarzan’

5 June 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The movie world has a long and awkward association with Edgar Rice Burroughs’ half-naked hero Tarzan. Still best remembered for his Johnny Weissmuller incarnation from the 1930s and 40s, we’ve not seen a memorable live action interpretation since, though producers have certainly given it a stab with releases such as Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan (1984) and Tarzan In Manhattan (1989). Disney brought us two animated versions (one of which was scored by Phil Collins for some reason) and now Warner Bros hopes to breathe life into the old loin cloth yet. Guardians Of The Galaxy star Djimon Hounsou has been announced in the role of “Chief Mbonga” for what the studio are banking on being an action-adventure smash.

He will join Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street). Hounsou has built a solid reputation for supporting parts over the years, and has a full slate »

- Steve Palace

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Actors Who’ve Played the Same Character the Most Times

12 May 2014 10:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With Hugh Jackman currently negotiating to play Wolverine for a seventh and eighth time, Cinelinx takes a look at actors who’ve played the same role eight times or more. Who has played the same character most often? Come in and find out.

Hugh Jackman has already played Wolverine five times--x-Men (2000),  X2: X-Men United (2003) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and The Wolverine (2013)—as well as a cameo in X-Men:First Class (2011). Soon we’ll be seeing him fully clawed again on the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Recently, he told Collider that he might shoot Wolverine 3 and X-Men: Apocalypse “back-to-back”, which would make a total of eight times (9 times with the cameo) that he’ll portray the Canadian mutant.  

You might be thinking “Wow! That’s amazing! I’ve never heard of anyone playing the same role so many times.” Well, for those who may not know it, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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4 Olympic Athletes Who Became Movie Stars

13 February 2014 10:30 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Every four years, the Olympics happen in the summer, and the greatest athletes in the world gather and compete for glory, and sometimes they let Zhang Yimou or Danny Boyle do weird things with lots of money. They used to also have Olympics in the winter the same year, but because fewer people took notice, they moved those Olympics to the second year between every four for the real Olympics. Now, even though alpine skiers are doing insane lactic acid-filled feats, and snowboarders show up higher than balls and still do things normal people can barely even describe when they’re that stoned, the Winter Olympics can’t catch a break. So, since the Winter version gets the raw end of the deal, it’s not surprising that when researching for this listology concept, Summer Olympians were easier to find then their frozen counterparts. However, the sheer variety of films made by Olympians is fascinating. Johnny Weissmuller »

- Danny Bowes

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Ronan Farrow: young blue eyes

2 February 2014 2:56 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Activist, lawyer and now TV news host, Ronan Farrow is a force to be reckoned with. But what really caught people's attention was his quip following his mother Mia Farrow's revelation that his father might not be Woody Allen but Frank Sinatra. Jesse Lichtenstein meets him in New York

• Dylan Farrow details allegations of child sex abuse against Woody Allen

Ronan Farrow had a cold. "Probably from a source," he joked. It wasn't clear who gave it to him — the big pop star in La or the Minnesotans fighting against terrorist recruitment in their community. Farrow had been out of town reporting pieces on both, and his voice was almost shot.

It was a Monday in December, and as part of the preparations to host his own daily news show on American cable channel MSNBC in January, Farrow was scheduled to do a quick "hit" on one of the »

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Ronan Farrow: young blue eyes

2 February 2014 2:56 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Activist, lawyer and now TV news host, Ronan Farrow is a force to be reckoned with. But what really caught people's attention was his quip following his mother Mia Farrow's revelation that his father might not be Woody Allen but Frank Sinatra. Jesse Lichtenstein meets him in New York

• Dylan Farrow details allegations of child sex abuse against Woody Allen

Ronan Farrow had a cold. "Probably from a source," he joked. It wasn't clear who gave it to him — the big pop star in La or the Minnesotans fighting against terrorist recruitment in their community. Farrow had been out of town reporting pieces on both, and his voice was almost shot.

It was a Monday in December, and as part of the preparations to host his own daily news show on American cable channel MSNBC in January, Farrow was scheduled to do a quick "hit" on one of the »

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