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‘Planet of The Apes’ Returns To Theaters Nationwide for Two Days Only — July 24 and 27!

‘Planet of The Apes’ Returns To Theaters Nationwide for Two Days Only — July 24 and 27!

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The legendary 1968 science fiction masterpiece “Planet of the Apes” will return to the big screen, crash landing in U.S. cinemas on July 24 and 27 as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM) yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series.

As part of this special presentation, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will provide exclusive commentary before and after the feature, offering an inside look at the out-of-this-world classic. The event will screen at more than 650 select movie theaters nationwide, four times only, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day.

Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) finds himself on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon, Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).

When it was released in February 1968, the film was a commercial and critical success, also breaking ground with its revolutionary prosthetic makeup techniques created by artist John Chambers. The “Planet of the Apes” franchise is still going strong today with the 2011 reboot and its 2014 sequel achieving box office success and strong support amongst critics. The highly anticipated third film in that trilogy will debut in 2017.

Tickets to TCM Big Screen Classics: PLANET OF THE APES can be purchased online from Fathom Events.

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Legendary Makeup/Special Effects Artist Rick Baker To Offer His Collection At Auction On May 29th

Legendary Makeup/Special Effects Artist Rick Baker To Offer His Collection At Auction On May 29th

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Rick Baker

Rick Baker, one of the entertainment industry’s most renowned make-up effects artists, has teamed with Prop Store to present an exclusive, live auction of 417 original and iconic works of cinematic art from more than 50 productions spanning Baker’s 40+-year career. Baker has won seven Academy Awards for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, including the Academy’s inaugural award in the category for his work on An American Werewolf in London. This material has never before been offered to the public; all pieces in this extraordinary collection were acquired from Baker’s Cinovation studio. Auctioneer Tim Luke will lead the no reserve event, titled “Rick Baker: Monster Maker,” held at the Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Los Angeles and on Propstore.com on May 29, 2015 beginning at 11:00 am PST.
 
“We are honored to present our fellow collectors with this opportunity to own Baker’s works: one-of-a-kind pieces of cinematic history,” said Brandon Alinger, chief operating officer of Prop Store. “Working with Rick, we have carefully curated the Monster Maker auction lots to include pieces representing his long and lauded career to date.”
 
Stated Baker, “Each of these creations is a part of a story crafted from the films that inspired them and from my own life. I have greatly enjoyed reliving these stories while curating this collection.” He continued, “My hope is that each of these pieces will find a home with a collector who will love and appreciate their unique role in movie history.”
Auction Highlights
Auction lots represent Baker’s work on multiple film productions, i.e.: An American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes, Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, Hellboy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Men in Black (I and II), The Nutty Professor and Mighty Joe Young.
 
Items from Michael Jackson’s 1988 film, Moonwalkerand his 1983 Thriller music video are also featured, as are a number of principal Gremlin and Mogwai puppets from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, including Lenny, Daffy, George and Mohawk.  With an estimated value of at least $40,000.00, a full-size 10-foot tall alien Edgar Bug animatronic character created for the original Men in Black film is one of the highest valued lots in the auction.
 
Additional feature pieces:
·      Frosty (Joe Sabatino) Frozen Thug Statue, Batman & Robin
·      Animatronic Bat Puppet, Batman Forever
·      Simba R/C Head and Remote, Gorillas In The Mist
·      Complete Ape Display, Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes
·      Harry Head, Hands, Feet and Muscle Suit, Harry and the Hendersons      
·      Grinch (Jim Carrey) Santa Costume Display, How The Grinch Stole Christmas
·      Full-Size Alien Edgar Bug Animatronic Character, Men In Black      
·      Mikey (John Alexander) Costume Display, Men In Black       
·      Oversized Worm Guy Animatronic Insert Puppet, Men In Black II
·      Hammerhead Alien Figure, Men In Black II     
·      Hero Joe (John Alexander) R/C Animatronic Head, Mighty Joe Young
 
Bidding and Auction Details
Bidders register to participate in person, by phone or online at Prop Store’s live online auction platform, www.propstore.com/auction. Absentee bidding is available. Photos and detailed item descriptions are found in the interactive auction catalog, which is also available to order in print or download as a PDF at:
 
www.propstore.com/rickbaker/. Previews are available by appointment at Prop Store in Chatsworth, CA. Select lots will be on display at the Hilton Universal City at 9:00 PST the morning of the auction.
 
Each item is accompanied by the Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity, which carries multiple security elements to verify authenticity, representing a lifetime guarantee that the item is a genuine piece of cinema history exactly as described.
 
The collection’s pre-sale estimated total value is $746,100. Estimates are intended as guides for prospective bidders only; this is a no reserve auction. Each lot opens at $5 and final sale price is determined by bidding activity. Prop Store offers interest-free payment plans and worldwide shipping.
 
More details and an auction FAQ are available at www.propstore.com/auction. For general auction inquiries, interested bidders can emailauction@propstore.com or call +1 818-727-7829  Connect online: #PropStore #RickBakerAuction  
 
About Prop Store
Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favorite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. With offices in Los Angeles and London, Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on www.propstore.com. The company sells original movie memorabilia, with more than 7,500 items available.
 

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Treasures From The Legendary Career Of Make-Up Effects Artist Rick Baker Up For Action

Treasures From The Legendary Career Of Make-Up Effects Artist Rick Baker Up For Action

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Rick Baker

A complete Mikey Alien costume display from Men In Black and a number of original Gremlins puppets are set to feature in an exclusive no reserve live auction of original treasures direct from the Rick Baker archive. The auction will be held at the Hilton ? Universal City in Los Angeles and on Propstore.com on 29 May 2015.

Prop Store is pleased to present an exclusive auction of 417 original treasures from over 50 productions, spanning Baker?s 30 year career. All items have been acquired direct from Baker’s legendary Cinovation studio, material never before offered to market with a pre-sale estimated total value of $746,100.

Collectors and fans can bid at no reserve for historic material from productions including An American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes, Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, Hellboy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Men in Black II and Mighty Joe Young.

Baker is responsible for creating effects for the 1988 Michael Jackson: Moonwalker film and the 1983 Thriller music video and items from both will feature in the live auction.

Items going under the hammer include pieces from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, featuring a number of principal Gremlin and Mogwai puppets including Lenny, Daffy, George and Mohawk. With an estimated value of at least $40,000.00, a Full-Size Alien Edgar Bug Animatronic Character created for the original Men in Black film is one of the highest valued lots in the auction.

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO, said: ?We are delighted to offer a no reserve live auction of over 400 items direct from Rick Baker?s Cinovation studio to the public. Baker?s career needs no introduction and it?s been an honor to work with him to prepare this sale, which spans his 30+ years in the business. The Rick Baker auction is an exciting opportunity for collectors and fans of the make-up artist to have a chance to take home some of the brilliant creations from their favorite films.?

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Items included in the no reserve auction:

? • Frosty (Joe Sabatino) Frozen Thug Statue, Batman & Robin
?? • Animatronic Bat Puppet, Batman Forever
? •? Simba R/C Head and Remote, Gorillas In The Mist
?? • Complete Ape Display, Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes
? ?• Harry Head, Hands, Feet and Muscle Suit, Harry and the Hendersons
? ?• Grinch (Jim Carrey) Santa Costume Display, How The Grinch Stole Christmas
? ?• Full-Size Alien Edgar Bug Animatronic Character, Men In Black
? ?• Mikey (John Alexander) Costume Display, Men In Black
? ?• Oversized Worm Guy Animatronic Insert Puppet, Men In Black II
? ?• Hammerhead Alien Figure, Men In Black II
? ?• Hero Joe (John Alexander) R/C Animatronic Head , Mighty Joe Young

The auction will take place from 11am Pacific Standard Time on 29 May 2015 at the Hilton – Universal City, Los Angeles, USA.

Bid can be made in person, via telephone or online via the Prop Store website at www.propstore.com/auction.

About Prop Store:
Prop Store sells original movie memorabilia, with over 7,500 items available for sale on www.propstore.com. Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane?s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting ? prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Final Trailer Unleashed

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Final Trailer Unleashed

dawn-planet-apes-poster2-2014BThe FINAL trailer for 20th Century Fox’s highly anticipated film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, has been released! Check out the thrilling trailer below.

Catch all of the action on JULY 11, 2014, when the film swings into theaters!

Directed by Matt Reeves, the cast of the film includes Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano and Kirk Acevedo.

SYNOPSIS: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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http://www.dawnofapes.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ApesMovies
https://twitter.com/dawn_of_apes
http://www.youtube.com/ApesMovies

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Caesar Flexes His Might On Awesome New Poster For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’

Caesar Flexes His Might On Awesome New Poster For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’

20th Century Fox has just unleashed a brand new poster for their highly anticipated film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere on July 11th, 2014! 

SYNOPSIS: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Official Socials
http://www.dawnofapes.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ApesMovies
https://twitter.com/dawn_of_apes
http://www.youtube.com/ApesMovies

Check out a larger version here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/06/05/exclusive-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-poster-debut

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: See “Ape Evolution” In New Behind-The-Scenes Video

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: See “Ape Evolution” In New Behind-The-Scenes Video

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Taking over theaters on July 11th!

20th Century Fox has unveiled a NEW video for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, highlighting the amazing special effects that went into creating this film.  Catch an inside look of the transformation from actor to ape in this side-by-side comparison video, Ape Evolution! Watch the compelling,  behind-the-scenes video below.

In the film, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Slated for a July 11, 2014 release, the film is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Enrique Murciano and Kirk Acevedo.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Official Socials:

http://www.dawnofapes.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ApesMovies

https://twitter.com/dawn_of_apes

http://www.youtube.com/ApesMovies

 

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Official Trailer For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ Unleashed!

Official Trailer For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ Unleashed!

20th Century Fox has just released the official TRAILER for their highly anticipated film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Check it out below along with the recently released theatrical poster!

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere on July 11th, 2014! 

SYNOPSIS: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Official Socials
http://www.dawnofapes.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ApesMovies
https://twitter.com/dawn_of_apes
http://www.youtube.com/ApesMovies

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Official Poster For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ Unleashed!

Official Poster For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ Unleashed!

20th Century Fox has just released a brand new menacing “Caesar” POSTER for their upcoming film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Be sure to check out the full POSTER SCROLL below, which includes a new look at 3 additional apes that are ready for war! DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere on July 11th, 2014! Stay tuned for the brand new TRAILER coming out next Wednesday 12/18! 

SYNOPSIS: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. 

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Official Socials
http://www.dawnofapes.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ApesMovies
https://twitter.com/dawn_of_apes
http://www.youtube.com/ApesMovies

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Book Review: “Tales From Development Hell: The Greatest Movies Never Made?”

Book Review: “Tales From Development Hell: The Greatest Movies Never Made?”

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There is a place in Hollywood where some of the greatest movies never made spend their days. It is known in the industry and by movie fans around the world as “Development Hell”. The movies that end up in this purgatory not because the aren’t potentially great ideas but because of rewrites, casting or location issues and various production woes. Hollywood, it seems, can be a very dangerous place to make a movie!

In his new book, Tales From Development Hell: The Greatest Movies Never Made?, author David Hughes talks a look at some of the most intriguing silver screen projects that never saw the light of day. Well versed in the field of cinema, the author has written about film for numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Empire, GQ, SFX, Fangoria and Cinefantastique. He is the author of Virgin’s The Complete Kubrick, The Complete Lynch and the fan favorite The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made. For his latest outing, Hughes examines what could have been with examples ranging from the Oliver Stone-produced PLANET OF THE APES reboot, Darren Aronofsky’s BATMAN: YEAR ONE starring Clint Eastwood, James Cameron’s FANTASTIC VOYAGE, the problematic development of Steven Speilberg’s INDIANA JONES IV and John Boorman’s LORD OF THE RINGS, which could have potentially starred The Beatles! How crazy is that? And remember, that is just the tip of the iceberg!

The book is packed full of exclusive interviews with directors, writers and producers that shine a light on what exactly sidelined these potential blockbusters. As you read, it almost seems that you are taking a glimpse into an alternate universe of cinematic awesomeness. Speaking as someone who would have been very eager to see any of the aforementioned projects take shape, I found the subject matter brought forth by David Hughes simply fascinating. I don’t want to give to much away in the form of spoilers for the book, but know that the author seamlessly blends a wonderful mix of cautionary tales coupled with movie history and trivia. It truly kept me glued to each page. Lest anyone think that the author is a Monday morning quarterback, as he even dishes on his own personal experiences with development hell. He knows first hand the pitfalls of the movie industry, as a number of his screenplays, including T.J. Hooker: The Movie, ended up there!

As fascinating look at the Hollywood machine, this book definitely makes you wonder how many potential blockbusters fall through the cracks in the Hollywood system or how anything ever gets accomplished in such treacherous waters! It is also important to mention that the book is broken down into easily digestible chapters for the film fan on the go.I enjoyed that because it allowed me to tackle one film at a time and even let me do a little of my own investigation into the projects online. In short, this book is definitely worth a look for any movie buff. Who knows what other projects may follow these projects into development hell but when it comes to this project, there is definitely room for  sequel!  — James Comise

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Official App For ‘Rise Of The Planet of the Apes’ Unleashed!

Official App For ‘Rise Of The Planet of the Apes’ Unleashed!

20th Century Fox has just launched the official Rise Of The Planet of the Apes app for the iPhone and iPad.

The free app poses an intriguing question: are you smarter than an ape? Based on an actual intelligence test done at Kyoto University, it parallels the central storyline of the new studio’s upcoming film, in which a scientist’s tampering with the laws of nature leads to the development of superior intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

The test is as simple as it is revealing: the numbers 1-9 appear on the screen in random positions, and then are quickly covered. You must remember their positions, and then touch the squares in numeric order, in order to pass to the next round. A number is added for each round, so after several rounds recreating their proper positions becomes quite a challenge – for humans, that is.  Studies show that young chimps outperform adult humans in this memory test. “We were very surprised to find this,” Tetsuro Matsuzawa of the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University said. “But it’s a very concrete, simple fact. Young chimps are superior to human adults in a memory task.”

To play the app, you must first select one of three skill levels – “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Ape” – which determine how long the numbers are displayed.  The most difficult level, “Ape” mimics the speed a typical primate can accomplish the task.

In addition to the game, the app offers access to the latest content about “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” including the theatrical trailer, movie tickets (when available), and the “Apes Will Rise” YouTube channel. You can also learn more about the history of the tests that measured apes’ surprising intelligence.

For more information about the app visit: http://www.apeswillrise.com/app/

Don’t forget to check out The Rise of The Planet Of The Apes, in theaters everywhere August 5th.

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