Andy Serkis Talks About His Brilliant Performance as Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes!" 


I love, love, love "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." It's one of the best sci-fi action films of the year and that's largely due to Andy Serkis' affecting performance as the rising simian leader Caesar. From his portrayal of Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" films to Kong in "King Kong" to Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," Serkis knows how to infuse heart to his characters.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** His attraction to making "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
*** How he differentiates Cesar from his previous roles
*** How he injects heart to his character
*** Is he a fan of the original "Planet of the Apes?"
*** Working in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit"



To watch my movie review of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," click here.

Here's more info on "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" from Yahoo:

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other -- and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.

Also Known As: Caesar (Fox)
Untitled Planet of the Apes Prequel
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama and Science Fiction/Fantasy
Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min.
Release Date: August 5th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence.
Distributors: 20th Century Fox Distribution
Production Co.: Chernin Entertainment
Studios: 20th Century Fox
Filming Locations: Mammoth Studios, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Produced in: United States

Cast & Crew

Starring:

James Franco -- Will Rodman

Freida Pinto -- Caroline Aranha

John Lithgow -- Charles Rodman

Brian Cox -- John Landon

Tom Felton -- Dodge Landon

David Oyelowo -- Steven Jacobs

Tyler Labine -- Franklin

Jamie Harris -- Rodney

David Hewlett -- Hunsiker

Andy Serkis -- Caesar

Directed By: Rupert Wyatt

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Definitely One of My Best Interviews Ever! And the Most Fun! FINAL DESTINATION 5 Interviews with P.J. Byrne, Arlen Escarpeta, Courtney B. Vance! Hear Them Sing! 


This is definitely one of my favorite interviews ever! The trio of P.J. Byrne (Isaac), Arlen Escarpeta (Nathan), and Courtney B. Vance (Agent Block) made it a really fun interview! We laughed, we ruminated, even sang talking about "Final Destination 5."

In this interview, we talked about Vance as the agent of guilt, Byrne as the agent of comedy, and Escarpeta as the agent of reason.

Oh, they also sang, in harmony no less! In the film, everytime Death is about to appear, Kansas' "Dust in the Wind" plays. And so, Byrne, Escarpeta, and Vance sang their hearts out! Call it, "Final Destination" the Musical!

Fun!



To read my movie review of "Final Destination 5," click here:

Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

A group of co-workers on a corporate retreat escape the collapse of a suspension bridge because of a fellow worker's premonition of the disaster,and then are hunted by an invisible force that seems to be Death itself, coming to collect its due.

Also Known As: 5nal Destination

Genres: Suspense/Horror and Sequel

Release Date: August 12th, 2011 (wide)

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Production Co.: Practical Pictures

Studios: New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures

Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Produced in: United States

Starring: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Ellen Wroe, Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood Directed by: Steven Quale Produced by: Sheila Hanahan Taylor, Erik Holmberg, Richard Brener

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FINAL DESTINATION 5 Interviews with Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Tony Todd 


Have I told you how much "Final Destination 5" exceeded my expectations? This fifth installment has an excellent twist that you would not be able to predict, and Nicholas D'Agosto (Sam Lawton) and Emma Bell (Molly) were game to play their characters.

But I was excited to meet Tony Todd (Bludworth) as well. Mister "Candyman" himself was super-sweet, and the "Final Destination" audience clearly loved that Todd returned for the fifth film. They all clapped upon seeing his name.

I had fun talking to them, and you will have fun watching the movie.



To read my movie review of "Final Destination 5," click here:

Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

A group of co-workers on a corporate retreat escape the collapse of a suspension bridge because of a fellow worker's premonition of the disaster,and then are hunted by an invisible force that seems to be Death itself, coming to collect its due.

Also Known As: 5nal Destination

Genres: Suspense/Horror and Sequel

Release Date: August 12th, 2011 (wide)

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Production Co.: Practical Pictures

Studios: New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures

Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Produced in: United States

Starring: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Ellen Wroe, Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood Directed by: Steven Quale Produced by: Sheila Hanahan Taylor, Erik Holmberg, Richard Brener

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FINAL DESTINATION 5 Interviews with Jacqueline McInnes Wood, Miles Fisher, Ellen Wroe 


Jacqueline McInnes Wood (Olivia Castle), Miles Fisher (Peter Friedkin), and Ellen Wroe (Candice Hopper) were a pleasure to talk to! They were promoting their upcoming horror flick," Final Destination 5," and they were excited about the release of the film.

In this interview, we talked about their interest in the film, and if they have experienced premonition much like in the movie.

I was wildly impressed with the fifth installment, and I think you would be too!



To read my movie review of "Final Destination 5," click here:

Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

A group of co-workers on a corporate retreat escape the collapse of a suspension bridge because of a fellow worker's premonition of the disaster,and then are hunted by an invisible force that seems to be Death itself, coming to collect its due.

Also Known As: 5nal Destination

Genres: Suspense/Horror and Sequel

Release Date: August 12th, 2011 (wide)

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Production Co.: Practical Pictures

Studios: New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures

Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Produced in: United States

Starring: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Ellen Wroe, Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood Directed by: Steven Quale Produced by: Sheila Hanahan Taylor, Erik Holmberg, Richard Brener

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"Final Destination 5" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Does Death Get? 


“Final Destination 5” surprised the heck out of me. Having exceeded my expectations, the fifth installment of the popular franchise comes with an unpredictable twist that makes the sequel one of the best “Final Destination” movies.


I’m not saying that this is Oscar quality. By all means no. Like most “Final Destination” films, the fifth movie is still saddled with amateurish acting paving the way to unintentionally funny scenes.

But there are genuinely laugh-out-loud moments in the movie. Besides the nervous laughter that each clever but over-the-top death scene elicits, audiences will warm up to some cast members escaping Death’s vengeance. Read More...

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