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War For The Planet Of The Apes VFX Featurette Shows Amazing Complexity

21 June 2017 9:23 AM, PDT

Over the course of three films, the Planet of the Apes franchise and Weta, the VFX company behind the magic of the films, have brought the apes to life in ways that have never been possible before. War for the Planet of the Apes and Weta have now released a featurette that showcases the effort behind that magic, and it’s a little crazy.

It may try to sell you on Andy Serkis as a great actor more than is really necessary, but it gives a great behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring the apes to the screen.

Just getting a good look at the rigs all of these actors are wearing as they try to go through a scene is pretty astonishing, and trying to imagine how challenging it must be to put yourself into the world you’re trying to create with all this stuff on you is mind-boggling. You also get a glimpse at some of what’s going on in the film that you haven’t seen in trailers yet. It isn’t much, and doesn’t reveal anything too exciting, but it’s fun to get a few more bites at this one.

The film is less than a month away, and hopefully we can get into a serious, “summer” gear as this one takes over theaters.

Take a look below, and let us know what you think.

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox-tm

War for the Planet of the Apes VFX Featurette

Director: Matt Reeves

Written by: Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves

Producers: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver

Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer & Terry Notary

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Rough Night Movie Review – Stealing Genre Title Doesn’t Guarantee Success

19 June 2017 10:05 AM, PDT

Rough Night is a title that, though semi-meaningless, lets you know where you are to a degree that’s somewhat problematic. It doesn’t actually tell you anything about this specific movie as much as it just lets you know where to find it.

While the film has several funny moments to keep you moving along with it, it’s hard to describe any portion of the plot development without focusing how commonplace and/or “in typical fashion,” that development is. That’s a surprising note in a film about five women who get together for a bachelorette weekend and end up killing a stripper, and one that makes it difficult to get lost in the comedy.

Jess (Scarlett Johansson) and Alice (Jillian Bell) are the main focus of the story and have been best friends, along with Blair (Zoë Kravitz) and Frankie (Ilana Glazer), since college. Jess is the »

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