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Why Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar nomination for Planet of the Apes

17 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's the 1969 Academy Awards, and Walter Matthau and a tuxedo-clad chimp present John Chambers with an honorary Oscar for his work on Planet of the Apes. Viewed in retrospect it's one of the more surreal presentations in the ceremony's history, but this was something of a landmark event for the industry. It was only the second time the Academy had dished out a prize to make-up artists (William J Tuttle won four years earlier for 7 Faces of Dr Lao), and it highlighted the growing importance of Hollywood's backstage creative artists.

Fast-forward 45 years and prosthetics are giving way to digital pixels - for characters that require a complexity of movement and expression, performance capture technology gives a director the scope to execute their vision by marrying an actor's performance with visual effects. In its basic form, the actor will strap on a bodysuit that's wired up to a computer. All their »

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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 »

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Tarzan Movie Begins Production; Stars Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz

14 July 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ new Tarzan 3D action adventure, starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters, including “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2,” is directing. Jerry Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra,” the “Ocean’s” trilogy) is producing the film, together with David Barron (the “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Cinderella”). Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, David Yates, Mike Richardson and Bruce Berman are serving as executive producers.

The feature also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), Oscar nominee John Hurt (“The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” films), and two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”).

It has been years since the man »

- Michelle McCue

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David Yates' Tarzan Movie Begins Principal Photography

14 July 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

David Yates, who helmed the last few Harry Potter films (and dominated with them), has officially begun production on his next flick, a retelling of Tarzan for Warner Bros.  The studios announced today that cameras were rolling along with some new details on the story this film will have!  

While my interest in another Tarzan film is almost non-existent, I am keenly interested in seeing what David Yates does next.  We haven't seen him do much since Harry Potter ended, and I'm hoping Tarzan will be another amazing film from him.  From the press release: 

Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ new Tarzan 3D action adventure, starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters, including “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2,” is directing. Jerry Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Filming Begins for 'Tarzan 3D'

14 July 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ new Tarzan 3D action adventure, starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters, including “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2,” is directing. Jerry Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra,” the “Ocean’s” trilogy) is producing the film, together with David Barron (the “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Cinderella”). Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, David Yates, Mike Richardson and Bruce Berman are serving as executive producers.

The feature also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), Oscar nominee John Hurt (“The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” films), and two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”).

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- Kellvin Chavez

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How Andy Serkis Became the King of Post-Human Acting

14 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

On a London stage in 1992, a young Andy Serkis thought he was reaching the limits of actorly transformation. Playing Dogboy, "a bizarre, potentially quite violent street kid who thinks he's a dog," he'd strip naked each night, barking and biting, "much to my parents' shame."

Matt Reeves Breaks Down 5 Key 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Scenes

But that was just the beginning for Serkis, 50, who had planned to spend his career acting in Ken Loach-style social-realist dramas. Instead, he's become a maestro of monsters. Through motion-capture technology, »

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Movies This Week: July 2-10, 2014

2 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

With a holiday weekend ahead of us, Movies This Week is getting an early run so you can determine which flicks are best worth your time. Since it's a few days ahead of schedule, there are a few repeats from last week's column here in the rundown of repertory screenings.

The Austin Film Society is launching a new Essential Cinema series featuring some of the best collaborations of Liv Ullman and Ingmar Bergman this Thursday at the Marchesa. Read Chale's preview for more details. The first movie of the series is 1966's Persona and next Thursday (July 10), you'll be able to catch 1969's The Passion Of Anna, both in 35mm. A newly restored 35mm print of Alain Resnais' Je T'aime, Je T'aime is on the books this Sunday afternoon and Monday evening. Also, catch a rare screening on Tuesday night of Eggshells, a 1968 film by Tobe Hooper that was »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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Role Playing: A conversation with actor Branko Tomovic

1 July 2014 11:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with Branko Tomovic about what attracted him to acting, Blue Velvet, Fury and portraying a historical figure he idolises…

“My parents came as immigrants to Germany from Serbia, so working meant having a job that pays the bills,” remarks Branko Tomovic who has appeared in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Inbetween (2008) and Believe the Magic (2012).   “I have been interested in art and films ever since I was a child but doing anything artistic as a job wasn’t really heard of. I can’t really blame them as every parent wants a secure life for their child.  It wasn’t that my parents were not supportive but more that they didn’t know any differently.  I have always been the black sheep in the family with everything that I did, so it was cool with me and have always done with my life what I thought was right.”  Tomovic attended an acclaimed acting school. »

- Trevor Hogg

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Sunday Shorts: ’23 Degrees 5 Minutes’, featuring the voice work of John Hurt

29 June 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Today’s film is the 2011 short 23 Degrees 5 Minutes. The film is directed by Darragh O’Connell, who co-wrote the screenplay with Austin Kenny, and features the voice-overs of Stuart Townsend and John Hurt. Hurt’s career has spanned over 50 years, and has made him a respected figure among film fans. His filmography includes A Man for All Seasons, Alien, The Elephant Man, Rob Roy, Hellboy, and V for Vendetta. His newest feature, titled Snowpiercer, opened in limited release in American theatres this weekend.

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Interview with John Hurt about Snowpiercer

26 June 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

John Hurt on Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer in New York: "He is quite different but technically, he is as clever as Hitchcock." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York, John Hurt and I met up to discuss his pivotal role in Bong Joon-ho's not so merry-go-round science fiction thriller Snowpiercer. Hurt stars with Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and Ah-sung Ko as the last inhabitants on an iced-over Earth. We also spoke about his work with John Huston, Fred Zinnemann and Richard Fleischer, Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, the triad with Lars von Trier - Dogville - Manderlay - Melancholia, and David Lynch's The Elephant Man. The genius of Brecht combined with Michael Colgan's Gate Theatre may turn into a new adventure for the consummate actor.

When I arrived, John Hurt was having lunch while watching »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Innocents (1961)

23 June 2014 5:43 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 23, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Deborah Kerr gets haunted in The Innocents.

The genuinely frightening, exquisitely made 1961 supernatural Gothic horror film The Innocents stars Deborah Kerr (Black Narcissus) as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges.

A psycho-sexually intensified adaptation of Henry James’s classic The Turn of the Screw, co-written by Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and directed by Jack Clayton (Room at the Top), The Innocents is a triumph of narrative economy and technical expressiveness, from its chilling sound design to the stygian depths of its widescreen cinematography by Freddie Francis (The Elephant Man).

Criterion’s Blu-ray and two-disc DVD editions contain the following features:

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

• Audio commentary featuring cultural historian Christopher Frayling

• New interview with cinematographer John Bailey »

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18 context-free quotes from the Tony Awards red carpet

9 June 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

What happens on the Tony Awards red carpet? Fans cheer, stars schmooze, and TV stars get closer to an Egot.

This year, Radio City Music Hall was packed with an array of celebs who showed up to demonstrate their love for the theater. EW hit the red carpet to ask some of the ceremony attendees about their current show, the show that gave them their biggest theater education, their big stars, their little selves…really, just anything having to do with the stage. Below, enjoy 18 quotes we heard about the wonderful world of theater.

Patricia Clarkson (The Elephant Man)

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- Marc Snetiker

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Vic Bateman, U.K. Film Sales Agent, Dies at 72

5 June 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vic Bateman, an international sales agent in the U.K. whose career in film spanned more than 40 years, has died. He was 72.

Over the years Bateman handled major films such as “The Deer Hunter,” “The Elephant Man,” “A Passage to India,” “All of Me,” “Highlander,” “The Hitcher,” “Death on the Nile,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “The Last Emperor” and “The Big Easy.”

He began in the contract administration department of British Lion in 1961, developing detailed knowledge of the commercial, financial and legal terms governing distribution arrangements on a global basis. In the early 1970s Bateman was promoted to the international sales division of what was by then Emi Films.

He co-founded United Media Film Sales in 1989 and was instrumental in the financing and worldwide sales of “The Krays” and then set up Victor Films and launched with “Split Second,” starring Rutger Hauer. Bateman handled sales on titles including “Death Machine, »

- Variety Staff

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Veteran Sales Guru Vic Bateman Dies

5 June 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – Victor Bateman, co-founder and vice chairman of British sales company Av Pictures and a familiar face on the international movie sales circuit for over 40 years, known to festival regulars as Vic, has died. He was 72. Tributes to the man with the signature growl and ready laugh whose international sales distribution résumé boasted deals for The Deer Hunter, The Elephant Man and Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, flooded in Thursday. Bateman was known for his love of genre and championing breakthrough talent such as Stephen Norrington (Blade), Scott Mann (The Tournament) and Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers). Beginning

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- Stuart Kemp

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Av Pictures' Vic Bateman dies

5 June 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vic Bateman, one of the UK’s longest serving international sales agents who handled films including The Deer Hunter and The Elephant Man, has died.

Tributes have been paid to Victor ‘Vic’ Bateman, the co-founder and vice chairman of London-based sales company Av Pictures, has died. He was 72.

Bateman’s career in film spanned more than 40 years.  He began in the contract administration department of British Lion in 1961, where he developed detailed knowledge of the commercial, financial and legal terms governing distribution arrangements on a global basis. In the early 1970’s Vic was promoted to the international sales division of what was by then Emi Films.

Over the years, Bateman achieved notable sales successes and established his reputation with film buyers worldwide, handling major films such as The Deer Hunter, The Elephant Man, A Passage to India, All of Me, Highlander, The Hitcher,  Death on the Nile, Murder on the Orient ExpressThe Last Emperor and [link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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How To Link Your Flagon

4 June 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

I'm going to need a stiff drink tonight. (Should I blame the unpleasant Zorba the Greek?). Why is this week so hard? It's my birthday week! 

In Contention loves How To Train Your Dragon 2 and ranks all of Dreamworks Animation. God there's some dross in there but Prince of Egypt is way way too low

Variety on Jonah Hill's blooming career and recent homophobic slur 

Av Club looks back at Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948). My favorite Western

Gawker The Chicago Sun Times apologizes for a recent bit of transphobic nonsense regarding Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) that they Must have known was unwise. People will publish anything to get clicks these days.

Playbill Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man on stage this fall

Scene Magazine interviews Jonathan Groff on his Looking / Frozen gay ascendance (great photos)

Metro a woman wants a divorce from her husband »

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‘The Elephant Man’ and the Sensual Experience of Form

1 June 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Painted on the canvas in primitive colors was a life-size portrait of the Elephant Man. This very crude production depicted a frightful creature that could only have been possible in a nightmare. It was the figure of a man with the characteristics of an elephant. The transfiguration as not far advanced. There was still more of the man than of the beast. This fact – that it was still human – was the most repellant attribute of the creature. There was nothing about it of the pitiableness of the mishapened or the deformed, nothing of the grotesqueness of the freak, but merely the loathing insinuation of a man being changed into an animal.

- Sir Frederick Treves, The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences (1923)

Now there is a second element, less obvious but no less powerful, in assessing the beauty of a man or woman. The further removed from the animal is their appearance, »

- Justine Smith

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Cool Videos: What if David Lynch had directed Return of the Jedi?

21 May 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

A long, long time ago George Lucas approached David Lynch, who had been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The Elephant Man in 1980, to helm Return Of The Jedi. Lynch declined with "next door to zero interest" and went on to direct Dune. If you already knew that, turn off the caps and don't be mad, I'm just reiterating the tale as it helps with this here video I’m about to share. A YouTube user named C-spit uploaded a clip that »

- Graham McMorrow

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Top 10 Most Influential Cult TV Shows

19 May 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Renewed for a fifth season at the start of the year, due to air in a few months’ time, Lost Girl arrives on our shelves today with its fourth season on DVD.

Led by Anna Silk as the succubus Bo, the show is one of many supernatural shows – its added crime/drama nature gives it a different flavour amongst its competitors – currently on the air, and to celebrate its release, we take a look at some of the most influential cult TV shows, without many of which Lost Girl might well not be here today.

10. Twin Peaks

As someone who was born when the show first went on the air, reminiscing about the immediate impact of Twin Peaks is of course not something I can do. I know that it sparked conversations on both sides of the Atlantic and an eager viewership across its short-lived two seasons, but even more than that, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Sturgess joins Defending The Enemy

15 May 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

James Moll is attached to direct the adaptation of book A Trial of Generals.

Jim Sturgess [pictured] and Koji Yakusho will star in Defending The Enemy, which FilmBridge International is shopping worldwide in Cannes.

James Moll is attached to direct from the book A Trial of Generals about a young lawyer assigned to defend the Japanese General Matsaharu Homma after the end of WWII.

The General was accused of war crimes for allegedly orchestrating the Bataan Death March.

FilmBridge is arranging financing and principal photography is set to begin in August.

Jonathan Sanger, whose credits include The Elephant Man and The Producers, will produce Defending The Enemy. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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