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So, None Of The Awards? ‘Child 44’ With Gary Oldman & Tom Hardy Gets A Spring 2015 Release

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 15, 2014 3:30 PM
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Reader reports, audience reviews… meh. Sure you can keep tabs on that “coverage,” but posting about that stuff specifically can be hurtful or irresponsible to a film if the “reviews” are early and especially if they’re negative (hell, on the Internet they’re pretty easy to fabricate in either direction too). Finding out “early buzz” on a movie through test screenings isn’t hard if you’re looking for it. So that said, we’d been hearing a few whispers about “Child 44” and perhaps today’s news jibes with it.

Interview: Director Matt Reeves Explores The "Anatomy Of Violence" In ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 14, 2014 1:03 PM
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Dawn of the Planet Of the Apes
Tribalism, the rise and fall of civilizations, broken brotherhoods and the tragic failure to coexist: these are not the familiar ingredients for a summer tentpole movie. And yet here they are in Matt Reeves’ well-considered, thoughtful and morally complex, “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes,” a summer blockbuster that considers a lot of ambitious ideas, successfully arranges them and yet never at the expense of scope, spectacle and drama. We could probably see hundreds of blockbusters like these and not get tired of them. They are every reason we go to the movies: for escapism, but also to have a piece of art reflect back a little piece of humanity back at us. And Reeves' movie does that in spades.

Casting: Michael Cera & John C. Reilly Provide 'Entertainment,' Gary Oldman Is A 'Criminal' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2014 2:13 PM
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Presumably Hollywood's next hot thing, with "Fifty Shades Of Grey" ready to shackle up audiences next year, Dakota Johnson is probably getting more than a few things crossing her desk. And one of them is "Forever, Interrupted." The actress will star in the adaptation of the Taylor Jenkins Reid novel about "a young woman who elopes after a whirlwind romance and then must face the sudden death of her adoring husband. She must come to terms with his loss while forming an unlikely relationship with his mother — who didn't know she existed." No word yet on who will write or direct.

Review: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke & Gary Oldman

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 9, 2014 10:25 AM
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
In the new cynical, cash-grabbing sweepstakes to manufacture polished, all-appealing four quadrant blockbusters— specifically engineered to reap hundreds of millions of dollars, of course— 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” sequel is of a rare, rare breed. It’s the genuine article, an engrossing tentpole with serious themes, complex moral conflicts and emotional stakes, and one that doesn’t feel as if it was written by committee or structured around big and familiar action set pieces. And it’s one that executes on all its lofty ambitions from minute one with nary a false note. In truth, the deeply absorbing and thematically rich ‘Apes’ sequel is more akin to a drama than an action film, but it's one that still satisfies the desires and demands of big, blockbuster filmmaking.

Watch: Humans Are Given A Warning In Clip From 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Plus New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2014 1:56 PM
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Things have really gone downhill for humans since "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes." The sequel catches up to the story a decade later, after a virus has wiped out most of the population, leaving primates to rule. And not only that, they've grown smart and sharper in the interim time as well. But here's they thing: they just want to be left alone.

Gary Oldman Issues Apology For Comments In Playboy Interview

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2014 9:29 AM
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By now, you've seen the headlines and read the remarks made by Gary Oldman in the latest issue of Playboy, and no, we're not talking about his desire to work with Paul Thomas Anderson or how much he liked "True Detective." Rather, Oldman's comments in the lad mag interview about Mel Gibson, Alec Baldwin and Hollywood hypocrisy when it comes to prejudice and bigotry, quickly gained traction and it wasn't long until the Anti-Defamation League called out the actor for giving "credence to tired anti-Semitic tropes" and appearing "to have bought into Mr. Gibson’s warped and prejudiced world view.”

Gary Oldman Loved 'True Detective,' Wants To Work With Paul Thomas Anderson, Defends Mel Gibson & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 24, 2014 9:01 AM
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It should have been simple. It’s only a couple of weeks away from the release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” why not have its human star, the franchise ubiquitous Gary Oldman, sit down for an interview with Playboy? There’s no way that could go wrong, right? While 20th Century Fox and Oldman’s publicist do damage control, let’s run down some of the other non-Mel Gibson-defending things Oldman revealed in the very candid talk with the famous lad mag. (And okay, the Mel Gibson stuff too).

Watch: New Full Length Trailer For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Unleashed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2014 8:56 AM
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Next weekend sees the biggest lizard of them all, "Godzilla," stomping into theatres, but he won't be the only creature providing a sizzling summer. Primates will be everywhere in July with "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes," and the latest trailer is here for the anticipated sequel to the surprise franchise starting hit, "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes."

Watch: 'Bitman Begins' & 'Ameowdeus' With Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Gary Oldman & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 9:05 AM
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Ameowdeus
In case you were blessed with the superhuman ability to withstand more television after enduring the 3 1/2 hour Oscar ceremony, then perhaps you tuned in (late) last night for a very special episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Or perhaps you went straight to bed like the rest of us. But no worries, because the highlights are now online.

Gary Oldman Says He Was "Perplexed" By Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

There were few films last year as divisive as Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives." The near silent, intensely violent, measured, methodical picture didn't carry with it the slick cool of "Drive," and many couldn't get with the movie that featured an emasculated Ryan Gosling hunting down the cop who killed his brother, at the insistence of his viperous mother. And you can count Gary Oldman as among those who didn't roll with the movie. Read More »

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