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Mark Wahlberg Discusses Why His Planet Of The Apes Movie Didn't Work

31 December 2011 9:01 AM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was one of the surprise hits of the summer, grossing $483 million worldwide and earning rave reviews for Andy Serkis. motion-capture performance as the hyper-intelligent chimp, Caesar. Rise wasn.t the first time somebody tried a high-profile relaunch of the Apes franchise in recent years, however. Back in 2001, Tim Burton spun a straight-up remake of the original Planet of the Apes, starring Mark Wahlberg in the astronaut role made famous by Charlton .Damn Dirty Apes. Heston. It was, as you may recall, not very good. It didn.t really improve on the original, and in its attempts to put a new spin on the movie.s infamous twist ending, it instead wound up being merely nonsensical. It turns out, critics weren.t the only ones who found Burton.s Planet of the Apes lacking. In an interview with MTV Movies Blog, actor Mark Wahlberg »

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My Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2011

30 December 2011 4:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

This was a very hard list for me to put together this year. I rearranged it over a dozen times, adding in and taking away films, but this is the list I felt good about. There were so many great movies that came out in 2011 that I really enjoyed, and to boil them down to 10 was not an easy task. But I pushed through it and ended up adding 10 more, so this is really a Top 20 list. 

Just so you know this list is coming from the view of the hardcore fanboy that I am and it's a list of My favorite movies of the year. We all have different tastes and these are the movies that spoke to me, these are the films that I connected with and that left an impression on me. 

If you haven't seen any of these films yet please find the time to check »

- Venkman

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Vin Diesel staying Fast and Furious with seventh film

30 December 2011 12:07 PM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Hollywood loves a franchise and this year we've seen studios stretching sagas - and doubling the box office - by separating films into two parts, as happened with the conclusions of Twilight and Harry Potter and as will also be the case with The Hobbit.

Although a fairly unlikely contender for big-screen longevity - because of its seemingly simple road-racing concept and lack of a cherished literary source - The Fast And The Furious series is now extending itself even further.

We knew a sixth film was scheduled to arrive on May 27, 2013, and Vin Diesel says the story has become so big that they have decided to split it into a sixth and seventh instalment.

The 44-year-old actor, who stars as Dominic Toretto in the franchise about men with a passion for super-cars, told The Hollywood Reporter: "With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, »

- David Bentley

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Week in geek's best films of 2011

30 December 2011 5:25 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Drive, Source Code and Thor were among the highlights of a year notable for the increasing quality of fanboy-friendly films

Quite a few critics' best-of lists have implied 2011 was a pretty average year for popcorn movies. Throw in the fact that 2012 is set to deliver The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus and the first part of The Hobbit, and it doesn't augur well for an annual round-up of the past 12 months' top fanboy-friendly films. But while there has been nothing this year to compare with the head-spinning brio of 2010's Inception or the epic, flawed genius of 2009's Watchmen, the overall quality of fantasy, sci-fi and comic book fare has definitely been on the way up.

That's not to say we haven't had our fair share of distinctly non-festive turkeys. Green Lantern was an almighty mess dogged by a ropey script, dodgy CGI, and wooden chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and just about everyone else on screen. »

- Ben Child

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Mark Wahlberg States He Hates The "Planet of the Apes"

30 December 2011 5:21 AM, PST | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

No offense to anyone reading this but I am not a fan of Mark Wahlberg, never have been, probably never will. I literally steer clear of anything the man is in and his latest comments at a press-junket for his latest film, "Contraband," MTV sat down with the rapper turned movie star. One of the questions asked was what Wahlberg thought of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and how it compares to his own 2001 "Planet of the Apes" film that was direct… »

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Mark Wahlberg Not a Fan of Planet of the Apes

30 December 2011 2:40 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

During a press junket for "Contraband," MTV had a chance to sit down with Mark Wahlberg and asked him if he had the chance to see "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and how it compares to his 2001 "Planet of the Apes" film that was directed by Tim Burton. "I haven't seen ['Rise of the Planet of the Apes'] yet," said Wahlberg. "But I heard it was pretty damn good. Well, ours wasn't. It is what it is. Ours wasn't." He continued: "[The studio] didn't have the script right [for 'Planet of the Apes']. They had a release date before [Burton] had shot a foot of film. They were pushing him and pushing him in the wrong direction. You have got to let Tim do his thing." Wahlberg's "Planet of the Apes" grossed $362 million on a $100 million budget, but has a lousy 45% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" grossed $481 million on a $93 million budget and has an 83% fresh rating. »

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Franco: 'Oscars Should Recognise Serkis'

29 December 2011 5:31 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Former Oscars host James Franco has urged Academy Awards voters to seriously consider his Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes co-star Andy Serkis for a Best Actor prize - because the work the Brit is doing with motion capture animation is amazing.

Serkis shot to fame when he was transformed into the creepy Gollum in the Lord of The Rings trilogy and he has since given King Kong and Planet of The Apes' Caesar a face - and Franco insists his pioneering work will revolutionise Hollywood.

The 127 Hours star says, "To me, it seems like such a shame that Andy doesn't get recognised now, because this is the moment when he's really broken through... He's doing it (motion picture) better than anyone else on the planet... What he does is real acting." »

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Mark Wahlberg: 'Planet of the Apes script wasn't good'

29 December 2011 1:51 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Wahlberg has confessed that the 2001 film Planet of the Apes "wasn't good". The Contraband actor reflected on the film's failure in comparison to 2011's remake Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which became a box office hit. "I haven't seen [Rise of the Planet of the Apes] yet, but I heard it was pretty damn good. Well, ours wasn't. It is what it is. Ours wasn't," Wahlberg told MTV News. "They didn't have the script right. They had a release date before he had shot a foot of film. They were pushing him and pushing him in the wrong direction. You have got to let [director] Tim [Burton] do his thing." However, Wahlberg insisted (more) »

- By Jennifer Still

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Mark Wahlberg On The Failure Of Tim Burton's Planet Of The Apes

29 December 2011 1:28 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While Planet of the Apes directed by Tim Burton was a box office success, many fans and critics felt that overall, it was a disappointing remake. Well, Mark Wahlberg, who had the leading role in the film, feels the same way. Talking to MTV, he said that the whole thing was rushed, and that the film was not ready to be released: Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog If he saw the Rupert Wyatt-directed film Rise of the Planet of the Apes: "I haven't seen it yet, but I heard it was pretty damn good. Well, ours wasn't. It is what it is. Ours wasn't." "They didn't have the script right. They had a release date before he had shot a foot of film. They were pushing him and pushing him in the wrong direction. You have got to let Tim do his thing." But, according to Wahlberg, »

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Mark Wahlberg Explains Why His 'Planet Of The Apes' Reboot Failed

29 December 2011 10:22 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

When "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" hit theaters earlier this year, fans and critics were quick to compare it to another "Apes" reboot: the Tim Burton-directed 2001 flick "Planet of the Apes." Both sought to bring new life to the "Apes" franchise, but while "Rise" was met with glowing reviews, Burton's faced a bit more skepticism.

MTV News recently caught up with Mark Wahlberg as he was promoting his new film, "Contraband," and asked if he had seen "Rise" yet. It turned out he hasn't, but the movie is definitely on his radar.

"I haven't seen it yet, but I heard it was pretty damn good. Well, ours wasn't. It is what it is. Ours wasn't," he said.

The two movies took different approaches to the franchise, which could have led to the inconsistent responses. "Rise" presented itself as a prequel of sorts that either could create its »

- Terri Schwartz

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Blu-ray Review: Thrilling, Satisfying ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

29 December 2011 9:17 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – Have a gift card burning a hole in your wallet? Want a new movie? There are few better options for new release Blu-rays than Fox’s stellar reboot, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” one of the most surprising critical and commercial smashes of 2011. The special features are extensive and impressive and the movie holds up remarkably on repeat viewing. Expertly directed by Rupart Wyatt, who perfectly choreographs amazing cinematography and effects work,and featuring a landmark mo-cap performance from Andy Serkis, this isn’t just a must-see, it’s a must-own.

Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0

After Tim Burton’s sterile “Planet of the Apes” in 2001, who would have guessed that we would get an entry in the same franchise that not only works creatively but, on a filmmaking level, is the best of the entire series? The 1968 original will always have the pop culture influence that makes it the sentimental favorite, »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Dread Central's Best and Worst of 2011

27 December 2011 7:06 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Well, folks, 2011 is officially in the can, and surprisingly it wasn't such a horrendous year. It was definitely better than 2010, which was a huge step up from the putrid 2009. We laughed, we applauded, we were left dumbstruck, and of course we were infuriated. Read on for our cheers and jeers!

Now, with a fresh movie-watching start before us, we're taking our usual yearly look back at the good, the bad, the Wtf, and everything in between.

And don't be lazy by just reading along! Get off of your asses and give us your lists in the comments section below. We wanna hear from you if only to compare notes. Lots and lots of notes.

Speaking of notes, the most common complaint we've heard over the years is that we don't have one definitive list representing Dread Central as a whole so for 2011 we dropped everyone's choices in the blender, hit puree, »

- Uncle Creepy

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The Artist, Jean Dujardin, Elizabeth Olsen, The Skin I Live In: Phoenix Film Critics Winners

27 December 2011 5:51 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jean Dujardin, The Artist Michel Hazanavicius/The Artist Tops Phoenix Film Critics Awards Best Film * The Artist The Descendants Drive The Help Hugo Midnight in Paris Moneyball My Week with Marilyn Super 8 The Tree of Life Best Foreign Language Film Incendies Point Blank * The Skin I Live In Best Director Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris * Michael Hazanavicius, The Artist Alexander Payne, The Descendants Martin Scorsese, Hugo Tate Taylor, The Help Best Actor In A Leading Role George Clooney, The Descendants * Jean Dujardin, The Artist Michael Fassbender, Shame Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Brad Pitt, Moneyball Best Actress In A Leading Role Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs Viola Davis, The Help * Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn Best Actor In A Supporting Role Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn * Albert Brooks, Drive John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene Jonah Hill, »

- Steve Montgomery

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Top 10 Best Action And Fight Scenes Of 2011

27 December 2011 2:05 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Action junkies didn.t have a lot of innovation to champion in 2011. The top popcorn blockbusters were sequels and/or prequels as Harry Potter delivered its eighth installment, Fast and the Furious turned five, and both X-Men and Planet of the Apes went back to franchise basics. But within these blockbusters, we found memorable action set pieces and bone-crunching fistfights that deserved recognition. (And in the case of Brad Bird.s Mission: Impossible . Ghost Protocol, we enjoyed a steady stream of both!) These are the ten most memorable fights and action set pieces from the year in films. Have a different favorite? Let me hear about it in our comments section. Warning: Some of these scenes come near the end of their given films and could be considered spoilers. Be warned! #10: Highway Car Chase Fright Night Attempting to flee their neighboring vampire (Colin Farrell), Toni Colette piles Anton Yelchin »

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Top 10 films of 2011: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

22 December 2011 10:51 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A film from which few were expecting much turned into one of the blockbuster treats of 2011. Mark salutes Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes...


Over the past few weeks, Den Of Geek writers have been voting for the films of the year. It's a democratic vote, which inevitably means that things end up in a slightly funny order that not one individual writer is likely to fully agree with. But it's still a fine list. Here's the one with the most hairy animals in it...

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

With more and more franchise reboots being announced left and right, seemingly on a weekly basis, you can still count the number of truly great reboots on one hand, even if you include Jj Abrams' Star Trek, which was more of an alternate-universe sequel than a fresh start. And this year, Christopher Nolan's »

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Scarlett Johansson Will Never Be Caught in Sweats

22 December 2011 12:58 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Scarlett Johansson doesn’t "slop around’ in sweats" - People See Josh Lucas in NBC's new legal drama, The Firm - Huffington Post George Michael has been released from the hospital - D-Listed Josh Duhamel and Fergie get animated for the holidays - JustJared Do Beyoncé and Jay-z want their baby to be born on a 4? - Lainey Gossip Police arrest man for leaking Madonna demo online - Pink Is the New Blog JWoww loves wearing bikinis - The Superficial Eva Amurri has really great jeans - Hollywood Tuna Could Andy Serkis win an Oscar for Planet of the Apes? - The Daily Beast Find out what Macaulay Culkin is up to these days - TooFab Ghost Protocol is off to a strong start at the box office - Hollywood Reporter Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards are spending the holidays together - Your Tango Kanye West goes on a rant »

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Debra Messing and Husband Still Living Together after Separation

22 December 2011 9:34 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman have called it quits after 10 years, but still plan to live together to raise their 7-year-old son, according to Us Weekly. How graceful.

The couple's rep said, "The separation was entirely mutual. They have been a couple for over twenty years, and the nature of their relationship simply changed over time."

The rep continued, "In the short term, they plan on continuing to live together for their son, then gradually »

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'Exile on the Planet of the Apes' announced by Boom! Studios

22 December 2011 8:43 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Exile on the Planet of the Apes has been announced by Boom! Studios. The miniseries will serve as a sequel to the publisher's Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes and feature the same writing team. Corinna Sara Bechko and Gabriel Hardman will pen the title, though the latter will not provide illustrations as he did for Betrayal due to commitments on Marvel Comics' Secret Avengers. Marc Laming will shoulder art duties. "We're thrilled that Boom! and Fox are giving us this opportunity," said Hardman. "The (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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Will Speech Be a Factor in Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel?

22 December 2011 7:24 AM, PST | | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Even if you haven't seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes, you probably noticed in the trailers and other promotional footage that none of the apes spoke in this Planet of the Apes prequel. While speech is a cornerstone of the franchise starting with its 1969 debut movie, we don't want to spoil whether the apes do in fact learn to speak in Rise (though, after earning a surprising $481 million in worldwide box office, we recognize that plenty of you know already or are figuring it out as the movie has debuted at the top of the national home sales chart this week). Now that Fox is prepping a sequel to the prequel (a presequel?), will speech play a larger part in the next installment?

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Debuts At The Top Of Home Video Sales Charts

22 December 2011 5:44 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After a successful run in theaters and garnering praise from both critics and audiences, 20th Century Fox's Planet Of The Apes reboot, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, debuted on DVD and Blu-Ray last Tuesday, December 13th. Now, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that, based on sales from that week ending on the 18th, the film made it to the top spot on both home video sales charts. It beat out Kung Fu Panda 2 (one of the most successful animated movies of the year) on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert and Blu-Ray Discs sales charts. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes generated 49% of its sales in Blu-Ray Sales. The exact numbers are currently unknown at the moment, but we'll update when those numbers come in. Rise of the Planets of the Apes, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, debuted at No. 1 on both national home video »

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