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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Inside The Creation of Steve Zahn’s Scene-Stealing Bad Ape

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Inside The Creation of Steve Zahn’s Scene-Stealing Bad Ape
While Andy Serkis was completing the evolution of his remarkable Caesar in trilogy finale “War for the Planet of the Apes,” Steve Zahn’s Bad Ape introduced a new kind of chimpanzee to the franchise: a fast-talking, scene-stealing wild card. More than merely a foil, Bad Ape provided the key to understanding how rapidly the apes were evolving.

“We found this picture of a chimp on the internet and Mark Bomback and I developed that character in the script,” said director Matt Reeves.“The idea was to find this lonely, hoarder ape hiding in this ski lodge because he had been through a traumatic experience during the viral apocalypse. These are apes that didn’t have the benefit of Caesar’s leadership and would lead to future conflicts. But we didn’t want to tell that story yet.”

Reeves immediately thought of Zahn to portray Bad Ape, given his ability
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Your Handy Guide to Marvel's 6 Infinity Stones

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There's a lot going on in the new Avengers: Infinity War trailer - superheroes suiting up, fighting, and even appearing from dark corners with impressive new beards (hi, Steve Rogers, how you doin'?). Facial hair aside, the rest of the plot revolves around the purple big bad of the new movie, Thanos, and the Infinity Stones. Not sure what those are or need a refresher? We can help. What Are the Stones? The Infinity Stones, known as Infinity Gems in the comics, are six cosmic powerhouses, each with a specific power. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we've already come across five of the six: the Tesseract/Space Stone, the Mind Stone, the Aether/Reality Stone, the Orb/Power Stone, and the Eye of Agamotto/Time Stone. The only stone as yet unseen is the Soul Stone, which may pop up in February's Black Panther. Twitter user mantia helpfully put together
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Ventana Sur: ‘The Muglur,’ ‘The Beast,’ ‘Manslaughter in Buenos Aires,’ Set for 2017 Blood Window

Ventana Sur: ‘The Muglur,’ ‘The Beast,’ ‘Manslaughter in Buenos Aires,’ Set for 2017 Blood Window
Argentina has a history of making and consuming genre films at a rate that is among the most prolific in Latin America and the country’s cinephiles aren’t picky when it comes to where they get their fix from. Good for them then that their international tastes look to be well represented at this year’s Blood Window Beyond the Window pitching sessions at Ventana Sur, Latin America’s biggest mart-meet.

As the supply and demand for genre films have grown, so too has Blood Window. This year, for the first time, the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation has announced an award for the Best Latin American Fantastic Film of the Year, to be presented in Buenos Aires.

“We celebrate with enthusiasm the creation of this award. We believe that this initiative, developed in collaboration between the Effff and Blood Window, will help strengthen the bonds between the Latin American genre films community and the European
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Avengers: Infinity War, and the story threads you need to know

Rob Leane Nov 20, 2017

Earth's Mightiest Heroes will finally take on the big baddie Thanos next year. Here's everything you need to know...

This article contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok, and various McU movies before it.

Arriving in April next year, Avengers: Infinity War is set to be the culmination of everything we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have written the script, with Joe Russo and Anthony Russo handling the direction. Those four chaps first collaborated on the grounded-by-Marvel-standards espionage flick Captain America: The Winter Soldier, before expanding their operation significantly for its superhero slugfest sequel Captain America: Civil War.

With Infinity War, they are working with an even bigger stable of heroes. The film’s official poster shows – deep breath! - Robert Downey Jnr’s Iron Man, Chris EvansCaptain America, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor,
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Dolores Claiborne

Rebecca Lea Oct 9, 2017

Dolores Claiborne is one of the more underrated Stephen King screen adaptations. Here, we take a look back...

The film: Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) is found looming with a rolling pin over her employer, Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt), a frail old woman who has just taken an eventually fatal tumble down the stairs. Detective Mackey (Christopher Plummer) is determined that Dolores is guilty, just as he is certain that Dolores was guilty of murdering her abusive husband (David Strathairn), whose death was ruled accidental, nearly twenty years previously. On discovering her mother’s arrest, Selena (Jennifer Jason Leigh) returns to her childhood home and the scene of many traumatic memories for both her and Dolores.

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Who Should Join The Defenders In Season 2?

The Defenders Season 1 hits Netflix on Friday, and I think we can safely say that there will be a Season 2, particularly since the next seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist have already been announced. Early reviews of The Defenders are hitting Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, and the word is very positive overall. So, since it's never too early to speculate, let's talk about who should join the team going forward.

Marvel's The Defenders comic book debuted in 1971 by creator Roy Thomas.The team was initially made up of Dr. Strange, Namor, and The Hulk (who were soon joined by Valkyrie and Silver Surfer), and their early focus was very much in the Cosmic realm. In the team's first comic book arc, Dr. Strange teams with Sub-Mariner and the Hulk to protect the Earth from invasion by Lovecraftian interplanar beings known as the Undying Ones and their leader,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Psychic Killer (1975)

Revenge films have been around for a very long time; one can look to The Virgin Spring (1960), Straw Dogs (1971), or Death Wish (1974) for their rise from serious drama to movies of a more exploitive nature. Psychic Killer (1975) adds a unique twist to the tale by having astral projection as a means to the violent ends. Quirky and laden with creative deaths, it very much embraces its weirdness, providing a fun carpet ride for the whole family (at least according to its mind-boggling PG rating).

Released stateside in December by Avco Embassy Pictures, Psychic Killer, aka The Kirlian Force, only cost $250,000 and came and went like a phantom in the night. Critics paid it no mind either, and it was relegated to video store shelves and gas station rentals. On the surface, that’s understandable; a B cast with a former actor turned fairly unproven B director (Ray DantonDeathmaster), and
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The Beautiful and the Damned Dirty Apes: A History of The Planet of The Apes

Author: Cai Ross

The original Planet of The Apes movies occupied a curious netherworld of critical opinion. With each film, the budget was sawn in half, leading to a successive pattern of diminishing returns that led to a cheapening of its esteem. The spin-off TV show was quickly cancelled, further dulling the lustre and few people even remember the animated series that finally put the Apes to bed until a rude awakening in 2001.

However, for all their child-pleasing capers (the family-friendly G rating was a mandatory stipulation from the studios), the Apes movies deftly juggled important themes and arguments about slavery, free-will, nuclear war, vivisection, racism and oppression, and man’s innate capacity for cruelty. In pure storytelling terms, the circuitous plot links the first five movies (and the new post-Rise cycle) into a pleasing, if relentlessly pessimistic, self-perpetuating full-circle.

Enormous box office successes in their early stages, they spawned
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Gold Derby hosts Canadian composers Emmy panel: ‘Anne with an E,’ ‘Great Human Odyssey,’ ‘Animal Kingdom,’ ‘Rogue’

Gold Derby hosts Canadian composers Emmy panel: ‘Anne with an E,’ ‘Great Human Odyssey,’ ‘Animal Kingdom,’ ‘Rogue’
The Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada (Socan) and the Society of Composers and Lyricists hosted a panel discussion Wednesday night celebrating Canadian composers with tunesmiths Amin Bhatia (“Anne with an E”), Darren Fung (“Nova: Great Human Odyssey”), Alexis Marsh (“Animal Kingdom”) and Jeff Toyne (“Rogue”). Gold Derby moderated the Emmy event, titled “From Canada to La: Socan All Star […]
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James Gunn is thinking about altering the established canon with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Even though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was only released a little over a month ago, director James Gunn is already at work for the third volume feauturing Marvel’s rag-tag team of space adventurers. He’s already begun writing the script, but since the film isn’t due for release until 2020, there’s plenty of time for things to change and Gunn has already been struck by a new idea.

At E3’s World Building panel, Gunn opened up about how much of the writing he’s accomplished so far for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. He also revealed that he’s considering breaking the canon he’s established in these films for story purposes because of this new idea. Specifically, Gunn is thinking of retconning something from the very first film.

“I’m writing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and I finished the first draft of the treatment yesterday,
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Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Treatment Is Finished, But There's a Problem

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Treatment Is Finished, But There's a Problem
Earlier today at the E3 convention in Los Angeles, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director James Gunn took a break from his writing schedule to appear on the World Building Panel, which also featured Neil DeGrasse Tyson and was moderated by Chris Hardwick. During this panel, the filmmaker gave a bit of a status update on his Guardians 3 writing progress, teasing that he has already finished the first draft of the treatment. However, he has hit a storytelling snag, and while he didn't divulge any exact details, it seems this issue is still bothering him. Here's what the filmmaker had to say during this panel.

"I'm writing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and I finished the first draft of the treatment yesterday. I'm excited about it. I feel really great about it. But there's one little thing that I had in the first movie. Now, Marvel Canon, McU, is crazy. There's
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Death Stranding Will Not Be at E3 2017 Says Kojima; E3 Coliseum Revealed

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One of the most surprising games of E3 2016, Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding, will not be on stage this year when Sony presents their wares. Read Kojima's tweet below and see if you can decipher it. Plus, find out when you can see the man, himself, live and in person at E3!

When we began on the long, winding road to E3 2017, one of the games we were most excited to get an update on was Hideo Kojima's first game since Konami, Death Stranding. Alas, we aren't so lucky this year as Kojima has tweeted out that his team has decided to forego E3 2017 in favor of spending that time developing. That didn't mean Kojima, himself, wouldn't still be in attendance, though.

Apologies to our fans, Death Stranding will not be @ E3 as we are fully focused on development. Pls see me with @geoffkeighley on 6/14!
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20th Century Fox Joins With Jane Goodall Institute To Help Rescued Chimpanzees In Honor Of War For The Planet Of The Apes

Jane Goodall with Motambo, an orphan at the Jgi Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center.

Only if we care can all be saved.

In our interview with screenwriters of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, now producers, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, about the use of real chimpanzees in the 2011 movie, Silver said, “it’s all about animal rights. Man’s hubris for testing on animals – they’re sentient beings! So using real animals goes against our theme.”

The two are now co-producers alongside Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark of War For The Planet Of The Apes.

20th Century Fox has just released “Compassion” – a special video created in conjunction with the Jane Goodall Institute.

In honor of the upcoming release of War For The Planet Of The Apes, 20th Century Fox has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute to provide care for rescued chimpanzees, many of whom are victims of the
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These ‘Avengers 4’ Subtitles Would Actually Be Spoilers

Let’s teach Marvel about spoilers.

Does Marvel know what spoilers are? We’re skeptical. On the subject of the title of the follow-up movie of Avengers: Infinity War, a yet untitled sequel, they appear to be confused. Yesterday, Cinema Blend published an interview with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who answered the direct question of “I’m curious if the reason [they’re not going to announce the title] is because it’s a spoiler” with “Yeah, for sure.”

This led to all sorts of speculation as to what kind of spoiler would be so hot that Marvel wouldn’t want to release the title of the Infinity War sequel until after we’ve seen the first movie. For a time, it was fun. Then later in the day, a BBC News reporter talked to Zoe Saldana on the red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, who said that after Infinity War, they had to go back for Gauntlet. This
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Wizard World Portland Comic Con 2017 Review

Wizard World Comic Con visited Portland, Oregon last weekend and they provided me an opportunity to attend. The experience had it’s good points and it’s bad which I will get into.

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To start, it was much smaller an affair than I anticipated. I think back to Rose City Comic Con back in September, which utilized the entire Oregon Convention Center with the main hall and numerous meeting rooms for the various panels. Wizard World used the main hall as well as two sets of meeting rooms which made the event feel smaller. That’s not a bad thing in and of itself, just an observation.

The line to get into the convention hall was long. The biggest problem I had with it was that the Wizard World staff utilized only one set of doors for the entrance. Everyone had to be scanned with a
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Scully & Drew's Infinity Stone Rundown - Present & Future

In the McU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), The Infinity Stones (aka Infinity Gems or Soul Gems) are items of absolute power created by Cosmic Entities before the universe exploded into existence. But what are they, and where are they now?

To help answer this question, we've put together this primer to help you sort through the dozen-plus films that have hit so far, and even go on to speculate in which film we'll be seeing the mysterious Soul Stone, which has yet to make its official McU appearance.

Infininity Stone Rundown

written by Drew Carlton

Yes, as stated above, we already know they're cosmic items created by certain entities, but the stones are much more than that. They are the ultimate plot device, and have basically powered all of the McU movies in some way or another. Each stone utilizes a containment device, as even touching a stone could destroy a mortal,
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Comic Book Reviews: Marvel Comic Book Round Up New Comic Series!

Comic Book Reviews: Marvel Comic Book Round Up New Comic Series!

With 2016 starting off strong for Marvel, the company soon seemed to lose its way as it headed into the summer season with company wide crossover, Civil War II. Suddenly books which had previously been doing well, started to dip as they were roped into the major event that was not getting the best of reviews. Characters were suddenly being written completely different from how they were previously acting with little to no explanation; story content was dropped or pushed to the side to make way for the Civil War II connections. All of this, and DC had just launched its Rebirth line up. While DC was learning from their New 52 mistakes, and attempting to bring their characters back to a more recognizable state, Marvel was putting all their eggs into Brian Michael Bendis Civil War II basket. The result?
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Marvel Unlimited Expands This January

Digital Subscription Library Continues to Grow with Latest Updates

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 19,000 issues of Marvel's classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this January:

Week of 1/2

All-new, All-different Avengers #11

Black Panther #3

Captain America: Steve Rogers #2

Captain Marvel #6

Darth Vader #22

Extraordinary X-men #11

Haunted Mansion #4

Hyperion #4

Mockingbird #4

Silk #9

Spider-gwen Annual #1

Spider-man #5

Spider-man/Deadpool #6

Star-lord #8 (Final Issue!)

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9

Uncanny Inhumans #11

Uncanny X-men #9

Venom: Space Knight #9

A Year Of Marvels: July Infinite Comic #1

Week of 1/9

Amazing Spider-man #15

Captain America: Sam Wilson #11

Civil War II: Kingpin #1

An Inhuman with the ability to predict the future has helped the heroes of the Marvel Universe clamp down on crime before it can even happen.
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Jerry Seinfeld, Demetri Martin and Female Bros: The 16 Best Web Series Of 2016

Jerry Seinfeld, Demetri Martin and Female Bros: The 16 Best Web Series Of 2016
Of the seismic cultural shifts that occurred in 2016, Hollywood finally embracing web series may be a tiny victory. But try telling that to the creators (a more succinct term for the writer-director-producer-actors thriving in the medium) who have turned their scrappy little web series into big-budget television deals.

Like Issa Rae, creator of the long-running YouTube series “Awkward Black Girl,” who just received a Golden Globe nomination for her new HBO show, “Insecure,” a vibrant comedy that puts black women front and center.

Or Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, the married co-creators who successfully adapted their web series, “High Maintenance,” for HBO. The stoner comedy that raised the bar for online storytelling preserved its indie charm; the six episodes of elegantly-woven vignettes held true to the spirit of the first online episodes, as each revealed little surprises in the lives of believable characters.

Read More: The Best of 2016: IndieWire
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Marvel Unlimited Expands This December!

Digital subscription library continues to grow with latest updates

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 19,000 issues of Marvel's classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this December:

Week of 12/5

A-force #6

All-new Wolverine #9

All-new, All-different Avengers #10

Amazing Spider-man #13

Civil War II #1

It’S Here! The explosive first chapter in the comic event Everyone will be talking about. And we come out swinging with a blistering double-sized first issue from the creative team behind last year’s best-selling debut of Invincible Iron Man and Miles Morales. A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and
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