Friday, September 21, 2018

War for the Planet of the Apes

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

The Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards during a black-tie ceremony on Sunday night (2/18) at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature...

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

War for the Planet of the Apes (Twentieth Century Fox) scored four Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards on Tuesday night (2/13), including the marquee honor for outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature. The 16th annual competition’s other top award, for best effects in an animated feature...

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • “Alien: Covenant”
  • “Beauty and the Beast”
  • “Blade
  • ...
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

While there are assorted visually striking elements in director Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes, what really counts is striking an emotional, responsive chord with viewers--and that can only be done in a story advanced by its characters.

So while the film’s sr. visual...

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

There are some years when prolific doesn't begin to describe Woody Harrelson's output.

In the past 12 months, Harrelson has appeared on screen as acerbic history teacher ("The Edge of Seventeen"), a neurotic divorcee ("Wilson"), a terrifying military leader ("War for the Planet of the...

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

Part of this season’s Oscar conversation centers on creatively inspired creatures who play integral roles in telling ambitious stories. They include:

• A leader of apes who faces a profound inner struggle.
• A genetically engineered “pet” who’s seemingly part pig, manatee, hippo and...

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

The art of collaboration--in this case between a director/writer and a four-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor--will be among the topics of discussion during a special event on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 9, on the Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles. It starts with a screening of War...

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

On their face, the numbers are grim. Movie ticket sales in North America are running roughly half a billion dollars behind last summer's box office, making this one of lowest-grossing summers in years.

The 12.4 percent downturn comes at a critical juncture for Hollywood, with constantly...

Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017

Monkey business still pays. "War for the Planet of the Apes" took down "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales.

Though some initially expected a closer race, "Spider-Man" dropped to second with $45.2 million after...

Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

Apparently all the new Planet of the Apes films needed to do to really hit a home run was take the humans out of the equation. It's what this whole trilogy has been leading to, really, as we dipped our toes into the rise, dawn and now war of this burgeoning civilization of apes and the humans...

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