Watching Ricky Gervais host the Golden Globes last month reminded me how amazing The Office was when I first saw it in 2001. Today, the mockumentary form is as conventional as a laugh track. But back then, coming at the tail end of an era of hugely successful, and more obvious, American sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld, it was refreshing to see the volume of television humor turned down.
I once heard… Continue reading The Resistable Rise of the Mockumentary
Steven Spielberg wasn’t totally sold on Andy Serkis’s Oscar campaign for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” when he spoke to Moviefone late last year. “For the first time, in ‘Tintin,’ [Serkis] got to actually act,” Spielberg said, when asked if Serkis’s motion-capture performances deserved some kind of awards consideration. “He didn’t just have to act with his eyes or his face, the way he… Continue reading James Franco on Andy Serkis's 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Performance: 'What is Needed is Recognition for Him, Now'
Find out what Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Change Up, Cowboys and Aliens, The Smurfs, Captain America and more grossed at the box office over the weekend of July 29th 2011! Plus learn what the industry is predicting for The Help, 30 Minutes or Less, Final Destination 5 and the Glee 3D Concert Movie! Host Grace Randolph gives you an inside look… Continue reading Box Office for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Change Up,The Smurfs
We learned earlier that in the original script for ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ Will — the scientist played by James Franco — was supposed to perish at the end of the film. That’s sad. Luckily, it didn’t happen, if only because the ending that was used in the final cut of the film works better than the original. But! It doesn’t mean such a dramatic ending needs… Continue reading Here's One Use for the Discarded 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Ending