Star Wars: The Last Jedi Jimmy Kimmel Live

With December just around the corner, we’re heading into the home stretch for the marketing machine leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As more TV spots will be hitting the web, director Rian Johnson and the cast of the next installment of the Star Wars saga will begin making the publicity rounds on all the late night and morning talk shows, and they’ll be kicking things off in a familiar place.

Since Disney owns both Lucasfilm and ABC, it should come as no surprise that the director and cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be making their first late night stop on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday, December 1. It’s bound to be a big Star Wars-centric episode since no less than nine cast members will be in attendance. Get more details about the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Jimmy Kimmel Live episode below. Read More »

snoke backstory

Disfigured, crippled, and cruel, Supreme Leader Snoke cuts an intimidating figure. In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he will be finally rendered in the flesh after making a brief holographic appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

But there may be more to him than his opulent throne room and gaping maw suggests. Andy Serkis, who adds Snoke onto his growing list of motion-capture characters, revealed some details about the Snoke backstory, and how he came to be the powerful villain seen in The Last Jedi.

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Andy Serkis Flarsky

Andy Serkis has built his career on stellar performance-capture work in memorable movies like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the new Planet of the Apes movies, and now he’s been cast in one of his most challenging roles yet: a human male.

Serkis, who has obviously played humans before in movies like The Prestige and Avengers: Age of Ultron, has been added to the cast of a major Hollywood comedy: a Seth Rogen-starrer for Lionsgate called Flarsky. Read on for more about who he’ll play.
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Black Panther character posters

The sensational cast of Marvel’s Black Panther took to Twitter today to unleash a plethora of really cool character posters, covering just about every single person in the film. Marvel doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to posters, but these are pretty great. Check them out below.

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Morning Watch  - Saturday Night Live

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, Andy Serkis breaks down his motion capture performance in War for the Planet of the Apes. Plus, take a sneak peek in the Saturday Night Live control room to see how a new episode is beig trimmed and prepared even as it airs on TV, and listen to Taika Waititi respond to snarky internet commenters talking about Thor: Ragnarok. Read More »

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tom hardy venom

Tom Hardy has faced the hurdles of acting with masks covering his face and his eyes for many of his most famous roles — so motion-capture technology should be a piece of cake.

It’s not much of a surprise that Hardy will be portraying the alien symbiote in Venom in a mo-cap suit, considering the character’s shape-shifting abilities. It is a bit of a surprise that we would get confirmation of this through Andy Serkis‘ mouth, however.

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Breathe trailer 2

Andy Serkis is best known for his work in front of the camera, imbuing visual effects-driven characters like Gollum and Caesar with weight and inner life using performance capture technology. But he has some experience behind the camera as well, having directed the second unit of all three of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit films.

Now the actor is making his official directorial debut with Breathe, an inspiring true story starring Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Claire Foy (The Crown) as a couple who must overcome incredible odds just to regain the semblance of a normal life together after one of them contracts polio. The movie’s second trailer has arrived, so check it out below and see what you think about Serkis’s potential as a director.
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War for the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray - Planet of the Apes Prequel Trilogy

If you’re lucky, you can still catch War for the Planet of the Apes in theaters right now. But if you happened to miss the conclusion to the Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy, or you just can’t wait to watch it again, you won’t have to wait long to make it part of your collection.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced War for the Planet of the Apes will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download in October. Read below for details on the release, including all the special features coming with the movie. Read More »

Snoke Origin

Now that the dust has settled on Force Friday II, it’s clear that we don’t know much more about Star Wars: The Last Jedi than we did before all the merchandise for the movie hit shelves (though we did learn a bit more about Benicio del Toro’s character). But the good news is we’re getting closer and closer to the release of the next chapter in the sci-fi saga, and more and more details are hitting the web every day. In fact, there should be a new trailer within the next couple months to hold us over until the film arrives in December.

In the meantime, director Rian Johnson is talking a little bit about the mysteries that the sequel holds. One of the biggest question marks is Supreme Leader Snoke, played in motion capture by Andy Serkis. Who is he? Where did he come from? While Rian Johnson isn’t giving up any details, he does offer some insight into how the villain will be presented in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but fans were hoping for all the answers about his past may end up a little disappointed. Read More »

War for the Planet of the Apes trailer

Another genre film is entering this year’s Oscar race. After the news that Warner Bros. is launching a massive Best Picture and Best Director campaign for its runaway hit of the summerWonder Woman, 20th Century Fox is gearing up for battle with its own War for the Planet of the Apes Oscar push for Best Picture.

Fox is planning to launch one of the biggest Oscar campaigns in the studio’s history, throwing its weight behind the beloved third film in the Planet of the Apes reboot series.

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