The New York Comic Con crowd got a sneak peek of the upcoming film from director Matt Reeves--- 2017's "War for the Planet of the Apes." The teasers for the film were presented by the filmmaker, alongside producer Dylan Clark and actor Andy Serkis, who plays the role of Caesar.
Reeves credited Serkis for all his work in the film, and even went so far as to say that the actor's performance need to be rewarded by no less than an Oscars. "He's an incredible, incredible actor," the director said.
The third movie for the Planet of the Apes franchise was a taxing production, according to Serkis, while Clark referred to it as their biggest movie to date in the series. more >>
Releasing nationwide on October 7, the independent film Voiceless hopes to shift the national conversation around unplanned pregnancies — by showing the impact one church can make through local outreach and united pro-life advocacy.
"My struggle has always been with the church, as much as it has been having confrontation with the world," says Pat Necerato, a street-preacher-turned-filmmaker who wrote and directed Voiceless. "I wanted to create a film to challenge the church to get involved in the public square."
Nate Parker, the star actor, co-writer and director of "The Birth of a Nation," says he now views his highly publicized college rape case from the lens of a "Christian man" who should have never put himself in a position in which a fellow student said she felt violated.
Parker, 36, was accused of raping a freshman college student 17 years ago along with his wrestling teammate from Penn State, Jean Celestin. Although the actor was cleared of the charges that included rape and sexual assault, the woman struggled with the aftermath and tried to kill herself multiple times, succeeding on the forth attempt that resulted in her death in 2012.
During an interview with Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes" on Sunday to promote "The Birth of a Nation," which hits theaters on Friday, Parker was asked if he feels any remorse for the incident in which he claims to have had consensual intercourse with the student at the same time as his friend, Celestin. more >>
Just three years into the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing, moviegoers get to see and relive the horrors of one of America's most tragic terror attacks in recent history on the big screen.
The "Patriots Day" film did not come without any opposition. Some fans were criticizing the team behind the movie for coming up of the project too soon. The incident took place in 2013 and it could scrape some fresh wounds.
But, the "Patriots Day" producers decided to push through with its release date, anyway. The biopic drama is due for an advance screening in Boston theaters a few days before the 2016 Christmas Day, and on all the other cinemas worldwide starting on Jan. 13, 2017. more >>
All the scenes featuring Jesus Christ in the Hollywood remake of "Ben-Hur," produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, were cut out before sending it to the censor board of Malaysia so that the Muslim-majority country's Islamic laws were not violated, the film distributor has said.
Neither Downey nor her co-executive producer husband Burnett was aware that United International Pictures Malaysia, the movie's distributors, made the film 11 minutes shorter due to the deletion of all Jesus scenes, according to Belfast Telegraph.
"We submitted into the censor board a studio pre-edited version which was available for countries that do not allow the depiction of prophets on film whether by law or due to local sensitivities," a UIP spokesman told Malay Mail Online earlier. "We learned from past titles submitted to the Malaysian Film Censorship Board that no prophets are allowed to be depicted on film. In Malaysia, previous films such as Noah and Exodus which depicted prophets were banned by LPF." more >>
Hollywood movie star and director Mel Gibson says that he hates the act of war but has an appreciation for the sacrifices made by "warriors."
The 60-year-old Gibson recently made a trip to the Venice Film Festival to promote his upcoming film "Hacksaw Ridge," which will hit theaters on Nov. 4 and is based on a true story about the heroics of U.S. Army soldier Desmond Doss, a Seventh Day Adventist conscientious objector who refused to carry a weapon during World War II.
As Doss was ridiculed by his fellow soldiers for not carrying a weapon but was ultimately the one who ended up saving the lives of as many as 75 of his comrades during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, Gibson was asked during an interview with France 24's Louise Dupont whether or not "Hacksaw Ridge" was made to be an "anti-war movie." more >>