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‘Godzilla 2’ Casts ‘Rampage’ Mo-Cap Actor as King Ghidorah

Rampage has a full cast of marquee actors like Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but there’s one performer whose name you’d never notice unless you paid close attention to the credits: Jason Liles. He’s the man who did the performance capture work for George, the movie’s huge albino gorilla. Now Liles will […]

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Movie Review – Rampage (2018)

Rampage, 2018.

Directed by Brad Peyton.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, P.J. Byrne, Marley Shelton, Breanne Hill, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald, Jason Liles, Demetrius Grosse, and Will Yun Lee.

Synopsis:

When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

Rampage is the type of film that you should go into expecting nothing but fun. The plot is ludicrous, the action is over the top and nonsensical and it’s packed full of clichés but somehow it’s entertaining in its stupidity. Dwayne Johnson starts as primatologist Davis Okoye who has to stop three animals that are infected with a pathogen that makes them gigantic and hugely aggressive. One of these creatures is his ape friend George who he helped save from poachers. Helped by scientist Kate Caldwell (Harris
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Exclusive Interview with Jason Liles, a.k.a. George from Rampage

Tai Freligh interviews Jason Liles from Rampage

At 6′ 9″, Jason Liles is in a perfect place to take the motion capture world by storm. After working with Rick Baker on Men in Black III as several aliens, he was later recruited to play the supernatural entity Ryuk in Deathnote. But perhaps his biggest role yet, pun intended, is as George, a genetically-altered silverback gorilla who grows to enormous size in director Brad Peyton’s action-packed Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello, Naomie Harris and Malin Akerman.

He took time to chat with Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh about his research into the role of a lifetime, working with Terry Notary and what he has learned from mocap heavyweight Andy Serkis.

What was your audition for Rampage like?

VFX supervisor and friend Colin Strause told me about the role. The “audition” was going in and working with Terry
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‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Box Office Crown, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Outdoes Expectations

‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Box Office Crown, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Outdoes Expectations
John Krasinski’s surprise hit “A Quiet Place” has returned to its No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the domestic box office with $20 million from 3,808 theaters, up 219 sites from last weekend.

In second is last weekend’s box office topper, Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” with about $18 million from 4,115 theaters. The action film opened to $35 million last weekend, narrowly beating out “A Quiet Place’s” second frame.

A Quiet Place” stars Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt as a couple trying to keep their family safe in a world populated by aliens that hunt based on sound. The Paramount film has grossed a respectable $116 million through Friday, including $56 million from foreign markets.

In its first seven days, Warner Bros.’ “Rampage” has earned $187 million globally to a $120 million production budget, with $141 million from overseas. Directed by Brad Peyton and also starring Naomie Harris, the film follows Johnson’s scientist David Okoye, who
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Rachel Weisz Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 1 With Daniel Craig!

Congratulations are in order! Rachel Weisz announced on Friday, April 20 that she's pregnant with her second baby. However, it's her first child with husband Daniel Craig — and we couldn't be happier for the perfect couple. "I'll be showing soon," she gushed to The New York Times in a new interview. "Daniel and I are so happy. We're going to have a little human. We can't wait to meet him or her. It's all such a mystery." She didn't reveal her due date to the publication. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Rachel, 48, and the 50-year-old James Bond star previously married in June 2011. "I'm very happy being married," the actress said of her husband of seven years. "Very, very happy." She's already mom to an 11-year-old son, Henry, with director Darren Aronofsky and he's a dad to a 25-year-old daughter, Ella, with his ex-wife, Fiona Loudon. In the past, Rachel has opened up about the challenges of motherhood.
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The original ending to Rampage left Dwayne Johnson threatening to quit

  • JoBlo
Spoilers for Rampage, so watch your step. Based upon the 80's arcade-game of the same name, Rampage follows Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) and a discredited genetic engineer (Naomie Harris) as they team up in order to secure an antidote and bring a halt to a global catastrophe when a trio of giant genetically altered alpha predators run amok and begin destroying everything in their path. One of... Read More...
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'Rampage' Star Went Method to Play a Gorilla

Rampage star Jason Liles really went ape for his latest role.

For his emotional performance-capture role as George, an albino gorilla who's best friends with The Rock, Liles studied gorillas for months and even stayed in character on set between takes.

Liles worked with stars he admires like Dwayne Johnson (primatologist Davis Okoye) and Oscar-nominee Naomie Harris (Dr. Kate Caldwell), but he didn't have time to pal around with his co-stars on set. He had to tackle demanding scenes in which director Brad Peyton asked him to play a gorilla who's not only having a panic attack while inside a cage, but also is freaked...
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Most Anticipated Movie Releases For April

The month of April is always one of the most interesting on the Hollywood release calendar. After the early part of the year that tends to be limited to awards-friendly releases, and the generally quiet time of March comes the time of year when the biggest films of the year start to roll out. April sees the summer blockbuster tent poles start to arrive in cinemas, and APril 2018 is one of the best movie-going months for absolutely ages – particularly if you’re a superhero fan. Here, we look at the three biggest movies coming to cinemas this month.

Avengers: Infinity War

Forget this being one of the biggest films of the month – Avengers: Infinity War is one of the biggest films of the year. Featuring dozens of superheroes, including the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, the entire Guardians of the Galaxy crew, Thor and many more, this, the
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Rampage review – The Rock’s charisma fuels a fun monster movie

Dwayne Johnson goes up against genetically edited gorillas on the streets of Chicago

I’d trust Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with my life. His face? Trustworthy. His voice? Reassuring. His ability to fly a helicopter, to calmly parachute from a burning plane, to concuss (but not kill) enemies, and to communicate with primates? All are more than competently demonstrated in Rampage, a big-budget action movie about the Rock’s race to stop three giant, mutant animals running riot on the streets of Chicago.

Davis Okoye is a primatologist who buddies up with rebel scientist Dr Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) when his beloved albino gorilla, George, becomes infected with a banned genetic editing agent.
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Movie Review – Rampage (2018)

Rampage, 2018.

Directed by Brad Peyton.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, P.J. Byrne, Marley Shelton, Breanne Hill, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald, Jason Liles, Demetrius Grosse, and Will Yun Lee.

Synopsis:

When an experiment in genetic editing goes disastrously wrong, an albino gorilla is artificially enlarged to extraordinary size and develops dangerous levels of aggression, as his primatologist friend tries to bring him back under control.

Can you believe we are finally getting good video game films? Between Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Tomb Raider, and to some extend Ready Player One, it’s been a great year for films that don’t necessarily follow a video game’s story but the feel you get from playing them. Rampage, starring Dwayne “The man who can make any franchise better” Johnson is based on a 32-year-old arcade game that had players take control of a King Kong-knockoff,
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Naomie Harris Doesn't Know If Moneypenny Will Return in James Bond 25

Naomie Harris Doesn't Know If Moneypenny Will Return in James Bond 25
Daniel Craig will return in James Bond 25, but we're still not sure if Moneypenny will be returning for his last go as 007. Naomie Harris was introduced as the new Moneypenny in Skyfall, which remains the highest-grossing and arguably most beloved Bond movie to date. However, Harris is still unsure if she's going to be invited back for the next adventure, even though she's hopeful and waiting for the call.

The actress recently appeared on an episode of The Graham Norton Show to promote her latest movie Rampage, which hits theaters this weekend. During the course of the conversation, the subject of her possible return in James Bond 25 came up. Naomie Harris says she knows nothing about the upcoming sequel, but she's clear her schedule to make sure she's available if they do want her back. Here's what she had to say about it.

"I know nothing. I don't know if I am in it,
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Rampage Limps Into the Weekend with So-So Thursday Box Office

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema brought its video game adaptation Rampage to theaters for Thursday night sneak previews, pulling in a solid $2.4 million at the box office. That figure is just behind the last collaboration between Dwayne Johnson and director Brad Peyton, San Andreas, which opened with a $3.1 million Thursday preview en route to a $54.5 million opening weekend, but Rampage isn't expected to pull off that big of a debut. In fact, it's looking more and more likely that Paramount's low budget thriller A Quiet Place will repeat atop the box office with an impressive projected second weekend total of $33 million, but we'll have to see if those numbers hold up.

Rampage opens in 4,101 theaters today, although there is no indication how many theaters showcased the movie early for Thursday night sneak peeks. Box office analysts were predicting an opening weekend between $30 million and $40 million for this video game adaptation,
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movies by or about women opening Us/Can from Fri Apr 13

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Truth or Dare [my review]

Lucy Hale, Violett Beane, and Sophia Taylor Ali costar in this horror movie about a college drinking game that goes wrong. Cowritten by Jillian Jacobs. (male director)

Rampage [my review]

Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, and Marley Shelton costar in this sci-fi action movie about genetically engineered monsters. (male writers and director)

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami [IMDb]

Sophie Fiennes directs this documentary about the performance artist.

The Judge [IMDb]

Erika Cohn directs this documentary about a female adjudicator in the Middle East.

20 Weeks [IMDb]

Leena Pendharkar writes and directs this drama about a couple facing a difficult pregnancy. Costarring Anna Margaret Hollyman, Jocelin Donahue, and Michelle Krusiec.

The Rider [IMDb]

Chloé Zhao writes and directs this drama about a (male) rodeo rider recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

Zama [IMDb]

Lucrecia Martel writes and directs this historical drama about a (male) Spanish officer in 17th-century South America.

Nana [IMDb] pictured

Serena Dykman
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Wed Apr 11

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Truth or Dare [my review]

Lucy Hale, Violett Beane, and Sophia Taylor Ali costar in this horror movie about a college drinking game that goes wrong. Cowritten by Jillian Jacobs. (male director)

Rampage [my review]

Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, and Marley Shelton costar in this sci-fi action movie about genetically engineered monsters. (male writers and director)

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Even When I Fall [my review]

Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal direct this documentary about two young Nepalese women rescued from slavery in Indian circuses who establish and perform in their own ethical circus.

Western [IMDb]

Valeska Grisebach writes and directs this German drama about (male) construction workers.

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts [IMDb]

Mouly Surya cowrites and directs this Indonesian dramatic thriller about a woman (Marsha Timothy) who takes revenge against a gang that attacks her.

October [IMDb]

Juhi Chaturvedi writes this Indian romance, costarring Banita Sandhu. (male director)

A Gentle Creature [IMDb] pictured

Vasilina Makovtseva stars in this
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Rampage movie review: American kaiju

MaryAnn’s quick take… Raises the bar on big dumb fun, with The Rock’s social-justice-warrior badass and his genuinely charming relationship with a gorilla, plus a ton of goofball sci-fi monster action turned up to 11. I’m “biast” (pro): love The Rock and Naomie Harris

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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Rampage raises the bar on big dumb fun. I’m not sure I ever thought that could be a thing, but it’s obvious: Just because a movie is dumb doesn’t mean it has to be stupid. It doesn’t mean it has to be insulting. Just because all those things usually go together doesn’t mean they have to.

So we have The Rock, who is a certifiable Movie Star, just always a pleasure to spend
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Rampage Review

When it was announced that a sequel to Jumanji would be made, I, still licking the wound of Robin Williams’ untimely death, thought to myself that this here was a movie I did not ask for. I kept asking “what’s the point?”Actually, I think a lot of people wondered the same thing. But what a surprise Welcome to the Jungle turned out to be.

The original Rampage arcade game came out in 1986, almost ten years before the first Jumanji movie. All I remember about it is that there were a lot of big buildings left at the mercy of overly big, and destructive animals. It turns out that was all there was to remember, and now, thirty years later, we have Rampage, another movie nobody asked for. This time, though it did have The Rock, there was no surprise.

The immediate blockade facing the pic was finding a
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Opens With $15.7 Million in China on First Day

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Opens With $15.7 Million in China on First Day
Updated: Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” stormed the Chinese box office with $15.7 million on its first day with a nearly 70% share of the top five films.

The Friday number for “Rampage,” which played on a massive 20,000 screens, is the third-highest launch for a Warner Bros. title. It surpassed the opening day numbers for “Ready Player One” by 11%, for “Tomb Raider” by 14% and for “Jumanji” by 28%.

Rampage” opened on Thursday with $9.1 million in 41 other international markets at approximately 17,250 screens.

The U.K. led the way with $1.3 million on Thursday at approximately 866 screens. Excluding previews, the sci-fi actioner surpassed the opening day grosses for “Kong: Skull Island” by 30%.

In Malaysia, “Rampage” took a 78% share of the top five films with $877,000 from 566 screens, topping “San Andreas” by 44%. The film produced the second-biggest opening day of 2018 in the UAE and dominated with a 75% share of the top five with $665,000 from 168 screens.

“Rampage” generated the biggest
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‘Rampage’ Review

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Naomi Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Breanne Hill, Joe Manganiello, Will Yun Lee | Written by Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal, Adam Sztykiel | Directed by Brad Peyton

Dwayne Johnson re-teams with San Andreas director Brad Peyton for this hugely entertaining creature feature, based on the fondly remembered 1986 video game. It’s big dumb fun of the highest order and you know what? There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Rampage begins in space, where a secret lab has exploded, following an incident with a giant rat. When three cannisters of a genetic editing serum called Crispr fall to Earth, they end up infecting George, a friendly albino gorilla who just happens to be best friends with Davis Okoye (Johnson), a primatologist with a special forces background. Overnight, George triples in size and begins behaving aggressively, which leads to his capture by a government
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8-Bit Trailers - Rampage (video)

  • JoBlo
Welcome to 8-Bit Trailers, where we take a kickass existing trailer and take it back in time to recreate it in glorious retro 8-Bit fashion. It's as if your Nes never went out of style! What better way to kick off the next installment than with a classic videogame adaption with Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Joe Manganiello, eh? Climb up those buildings and get to smashing and catch Rampage in theaters now! For More 8-Bit Trailers, Click Here! Read More...
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Exclusive: Brad Peyton on Rampage, working with The Rock and whether we’ll see a San Andreas 2

With an inclination for destruction, San Andreas director Brad Peyton now turns his attentions to gigantic animals, in blockbuster Rampage. To mark the film’s release we sat down with the talented filmmaker.

Firstly we spoke about the difficulty in achieving a tone whereby the film has various moments of light relief and never doesn’t compromise on the severity of the stakes. Meanwhile, we asked about working with Dwayne Johnson, in what is a successive collaboration between the filmmaker and the world’s leading action hero.

We then discuss the bond we share with animals and how the film gets its heart from this very theme, while we ask briefly about San Andreas 2 and whether fans of the original can expect to see a sequel any time soon.

Watch the full interview below:

Synopsis

Global icon Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure “Rampage,” directed by Brad Peyton. Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye,
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