While we at TGD were very skeptical about Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but it proved a worthy reboot of the series to many fans, especially with Andy Serkis’s remarkable motion capture performance as Caesar. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes may not be out in theaters until July 11, but the third Apes movie has already gotten the greenlight, and Matt Reeves will return as director.
Andy Serkis, the actor who has perfected the art of motion capture, announced that he would be starting his own company, Imaginarium, and that one of the projects he would be making would be George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Who could be better to bring this to the big screen with the help of motion capture, right?
The Bone Season is the latest dystopian young adult novel that publishers have hoped will be the next Harry Potter. The Bone Season was written by Samantha Shannon, who got big bucks to write it while she was attending Oxford. (Actually, she’s still in Oxford and is all of 21 years old.)
We love Gary Oldman here on TG. He’s one of the best character actors there is, and in recent years, proven a great part of the Dark Knight ensemble as Commissioner Gordon.
It’s one of the oldest sayings in Hollywood: "What I really want to do is direct."
I have to admit I was extremely skeptical about the most recent Planet of the Apes reboot.
20th Century Fox has confirmed that the sequel to Rise of the Planet of The Apes is poised to kick off production.
Fox and Warner Brothers tried, they really did, but neither Rise of the Planet of the Apes, nor Harry Potter got Oscar nominations beyond the usual stuff, the technical awards.
As we've reported previously on TG, there's been a lot of Oscar buzz about Andy Serkis's motion capture performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, practically since the film first came out.
"Gollum's never really gone too far away from me because he's indelibly printed into my DNA. What was weird is going back and playing a character..."
As a big fan of the original Planet of the Apes, of course I was skeptical before Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out.
As Oscar season approaches, Warner Brothers has been pushing for a big Harry Potter win
There has been a lot of Oscar talk about Andy Serkis's performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes from day one, but once the audience saw his performance, they were definitely sold.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes grossed $453 million worldwide and was very well received across the board by critics, including this one - as I still call it the best film of the year so far.
Although motion capture's been around for some time now, there's plenty of people that are skeptical about it, and were also skeptical about Steven Spielberg's adaptation of The Adventures of Tin Tin.
Strong box office earnings have done little to discourage rumors that Andy Serkis could potentially be nominated for an Oscar due to his impressive performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.