mowgli movie rating

For a movie that takes place in an untamed jungle filled with ravenous bears, snakes, and tigers, you would think The Jungle Book would have more bloodshed. But both the Disney animated version and its live-action remake are surprisingly bloodless, with the few scary moments punctuated by cheery songs.

Andy Serkis‘ Mowgli will be different. Serkis’ adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s book will hew more closely to reality, complete with a “dark Baloo,” and “bloody imagery.” That bloody imagery is how the film earned a PG-13 from the MPAA.

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Andy Serkis interview

A couple of weeks ago, I trekked over to Beverly Hills to attend the press junket for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and had the chance to sit down with actor Andy Serkis, who reprises his role as the villainous Ulysses Klaue in Ryan Coogler’s new movie. Klaue is funnier (and deadlier) this time around than he was in his brief appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and I spoke with Serkis about the character’s motivations, being involved in some of the movie’s biggest action scenes, a fascinating tease about the future of his Star Wars character, and his interest in returning to Fox’s Planet of the Apes franchise.

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Black Panther clip

Another day, another exciting Black Panther clip. At this point, it’s almost like Marvel is teasing us. We get it: this movie looks amazing. Just release it now, we’re tired of waiting and need this movie in our lives. In this new Black Panther clip, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o engage in some banter while taking part in a car chase. Did I mention it looks great?

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Black Panther junket

Yesterday, I had the chance to attend Marvel Studios’ Black Panther junket in Beverly Hills. We’ve already featured one article from one of the interviews I conducted while I was there, and more are on the way, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the highlights from the press conference that featured all of the key cast members, producer Kevin Feige, and writer/director Ryan Coogler.

Traditionally, press conferences like these can feel pretty by-the-numbers. The questions from the assembled reporters tend to be boring things like “If you could play any other Marvel superhero, who would it be?” But this one was notable for the way Coogler and his cast spoke about the female perspective and impact on this film, and I thought what they said was worth sharing.
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Snoke Episode 9

Andy Serkis isn’t fully convinced we’ve seen the last of Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars films.

I spoke with the actor yesterday about his work in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, in which he reprises his role as the villainous Ulysses Klaue, and I couldn’t resist asking him a quick question about the recent events in a galaxy far, far away – specifically, how he reacted when he first read about Snoke’s ultimate fate in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But his answer implied that perhaps that memorable scene wasn’t quite as final as it appeared.
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andy serkis interview

Andy Serkis‘ Ulysses Klaue had a bit part to play in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he’s a more substantial threat in Black Panther.

Like with the rest of our set visit interviews, we didn’t learn too many plot details when we sat down with Serkis. But as you’d imagine, the man behind Gollum, Caesar and numerous other digital and non-digital heroes and villains has a lot to say about bringing a character to life, especially one as nasty as Klaue.

So read on to learn what Klaue has been up since losing a limb in Age of Ultron, how Serkis decided on the character’s accent, and what it’s like to work with director Ryan Coogler.

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black panther clip

Black Panther may be coming for Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s crown as the Marvel movie with the most thrilling fight sequences.

The newest Marvel Studios movie screened early to rave reviews on Monday night, and Disney is doubling down on the hype by releasing a full one-minute clip of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and his team negotiating a fraught deal with Klaw (Andy Serkis). But things go wrong and it leads to one of the most kinetic, thrilling fight sequences we’ve seen in a Marvel movie yet.

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new black panther tv spot

We’re getting closer and closer to the release of Black Panther, and every new bit of footage revealed makes the film look even more amazing. Case in point: this new TV spot, which shows off even more new footage, blasts some Kendrick Lamar music, and ensures you’ll be buying a ticket for opening night.

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‘Black Panther’ Clip: The Chase is On!

Black Panther clip

Chadwick Boseman stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and he brought with him one killer Black Panther clip. The exciting film clip shows off a visually stunning chase sequence from the upcoming Marvel movie. Watch the Black Panther clip below.

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Black Panther Characters - Michael B. Jordan

The arrival of Black Panther is less than a month and a half away, and next week we’ll get one more look at what Marvel Studios has in store for the king of Wakanda when the final trailer debuts on January 8. Until then, we have some new details about the various characters filling out this new superhero movie.

A new batch of Black Panther character bios has surfaced online, and while they don’t reveal anything new about T’Challa, we do find out some extra information about the supporting characters around him when he returns to Wakanda after the death of his father T’Chaka in Captain America: Civil War. Read More »