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Interview | Andy Serkis talks Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Set 10 years after its predecessor Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sees Andy Serkis reprise his role as Caesar, leader of a genetically evolved ape colony that is threatened by a band of human survivors. We’re not monkeying around when we say Serkis delivers one of the finest performances of the year, and when combined with WETA’s phenomenal CGI effects the result is something truly special.

Along with a handful of other journalists I was fortunate enough to sit down with the actor ahead of the film’s UK release, and an enjoyably chatty Serkis talked about how far performance capture has come in addition to developing Caesar’s voice and where the series might be headed in future instalments. It’s all been transcribed for your reading pleasure below.

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Video Review | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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I reviewed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for The Reel Deal. Check it out below.


Film Feature | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Extended Footage Report

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On behalf of HeyUGuys I was among a lucky group of journalists who were shown five scenes from the highly anticipated Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, effectively amounting to a 20 minute tease. The footage was introduced by Caesar himself, Andy Serkis (we’ll have our interview with the star up on the site next month), and the performance capture pioneer was also on hand to add context to each clip we were shown. Below is a breakdown of what we saw. Be warned: SPOILERS AHEAD.

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Film Review | The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

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Although I know of Tintin, I didn’t grow up watching him. I was part of the generation that watched Pokémon! But when I saw some exclusive footage at the recent EMPIRE big screen event, my interest was piqued. Tintin’s creator, a Belgian artist by the name of Hergé, famously proclaimed in 1983 that “If anyone can bring Tintin successfully to the screen, it is Steven Spielberg”. So does Spielberg deliver?

Read the rest of this review at Yin & Yang here.