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 »

war for the planet of the apes deleted scene

The world in War for the Planet of the Apes looks dramatically different than the one we were presented in its predecessor, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in which humans were just discovering that they would have to live warily alongside intelligent apes. But as tensions rose and sides were ultimately chosen in the war between humans and apes, there was hope for peace in the form of Jason Clarke‘s Malcolm and his family who befriended and were saved by Caesar.

However, Malcolm was not mentioned nor seen in War for the Planet of the Apes, in which the tensions between humans and apes hit its climax. But that wasn’t always the case, as seen in this deleted scene from the upcoming Blu-ray and digital release of the third film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise.

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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 »

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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Sequel Bits AC

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Alien: Covenant gets a cool special effects video
  • Edgar Wright talks about the potential for Baby Driver 2
  • Wet Hot American Summer is getting the comic book treatment
  • M. Night Shyamalan provides an update about his progress on Glass
  • Is Annapurna Pictures poised to scoop up the James Bond franchise?
  • Noomi Rapace comments about a possible return to the Alien franchise
  • The animated sequel Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars gets a new trailer
  • And more!

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2017 summer movie season

At the beginning of the season, 2017’s summer movie prospects looked bleak. Though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 kicked things off in May with a strong start, it was followed by a string of generic tentpole movies — more symptoms of the bloated franchise-crazy studio system.

It seems like a distant memory now, but we were once inundated with another Transformers movie, another Pirates of the Caribbean, an unfunny Baywatch reboot, and Guy Ritchie’s misguided King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Just give us The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2, Guy!). But then came Wonder Woman, and the tides shifted.

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war for the planet of the apes maurice

Even though we’ve been caught up in the craziness of San Diego Comic-Con since the middle of last week, we can’t forget that just before the convention kicked off, some great movies hit theaters. One of those movies is War for the Planet of the Apes, which begs to not only be seen, but is good enough to see multiple times.

If you haven’t seen War for the Planet of the Apes yet, maybe listening to director Matt Reeves break down one of the key scenes from the film will get you excited enough to see it right away. His passion for these characters is undeniable, his respect for the artistry that goes into bringing these apes to life is clear, and he points out subtle details that you otherwise might not have been privy to while watching the scene. Read More »

WAr for the Planet of the Apes

DavidJeff, and Devindra discuss why Pandora Land was a historical accident, the hyper-specificity of Oh Hello, the disappointing Bad Batch, and the brilliance of Hasan Minaj’s HomecomingRead Edgar Wright’s tribute to George Romero.

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planet of the apes prequel titles

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: the titles of the Planet of the Apes movies are in the wrong order and it’s. Driving. Us. Crazy.)

The Planet of the Apes reboot franchise is many things — stunning technological achievements, emotionally resonant storytelling, and testaments to genre filmmaking. But one thing they just can’t get right are the dang titles.

A title serves as people’s first impression of a movie and presents the general themes of what that film will be about. But when the titles don’t match with the content of the movie, people aren’t going to remember what the hell it was about. As for the Planet of the Apes films, as accomplished and incredible as they are, I cannot for the life of me remember what order they are supposed to be in.

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Jason Clarke war for the planet of the apes

Over the three new Planet of the Apes movies, the apes having continued to work their way to the center stage. While Rise of the Planet of the Apes had its humans mostly at the forefront with Caesar, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes made most of the humans more side characters, and War for the Planet of the Apes does the same. These humans have hardly ever gotten in the way of Caesar’s story, though. They support it and are integral to his journey, especially Dawn‘s Malcolm (Jason Clarke), a human who recognized a great mind and soul in Caesar.

Below, director Matt Reeves discusses the bleak reference to Malcolm that was cut from his sequel.

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