This was such a stellar year for movies that narrowing down our annual list of the 50 best proved extraordinarily more difficult than in years past. There were superhero movies in top form (Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok), highly anticipated sequels that exceeded expectations (Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and, as it currently stands, several films so beloved that they have a reasonable shot at winning Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards ceremony (including The Post, Get Out, Lady Bird, Dunkirk, Call Me by Your Name, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Click through to see how Yahoo Entertainment scored 2017’s best cinematic achievements.
“Alien: Covenant,” “Dunkirk,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" also make cut; final noms to be revealed Jan. 23
"Planet of the Apes" mo-cap star takes us behind the scenes of his award-winning new film and teases his appearance in upcoming Marvel blockbuster.
Watch Andy Serkis's Caesar realize he's all too human in deleted scene from 'War for the Planet of the Apes,' to be found on upcoming Blu-ray out Oct. 24
'Dunkirk' isn't the only win of the weekend as Universal's femme-centric 'Girls Trip' breaks the R-rated comedy curse, opening to $30.4 million. Meanwhile, 'Wonder Woman' passes 'Guardians 2' to become summer's biggest hit.
SPOILERS! If you've seen 'War for the Planet of the Apes,' get thoughts from Andy Serkis, director Matt Reeves, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn about ending
Still, 'Apes' is the latest franchise title to come in behind the last installment as Hollywood battles sequel fatigue; elsewhere, 'Wish Upon' gets lost, while 'The Big Sick' places No. 5 in its nationwide expansion.
Warning: This story contains potential spoilers for War for the Planet of the Apes. Let’s start by stating the obvious: War for the Planet of the Apes is not a direct prequel to the 1968 sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston. Instead, the new Apes, which arrives in theaters this weekend is, in the words of director Matt Reeves, “an answer” to the series of simian sci-fi films of the 1960s and ’70s.
'War for the Planet of the Apes' director Matt Reeves and cast: Before effects are added, 'It's Planet of the Mo-Cap Actors,' not 'Planet of the Apes'
Steve Zahn's scene-stealing 'Bad Ape' spotlighted in new advance clip from 'War for the Planet of the Apes,' opening in U.S. theaters on Friday, July 14
Trailer for 'War for the Planet of the Apes,' directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson, in U.S. theaters on July 14, 2017
Considering how back-loaded the release schedule is when it comes to awards-friendly films, it’s an encouraging sign that there have already been several movies from the first half of 2017 that could easily wind up in the Oscar conversation. True, a couple of them (Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name) premiered at Sundance and won’t get distributed until the fall, but there are plenty that have already dropped, from the art house (The Lovers, The Big Sick) to the cineplex (Get Out, Wonder Woman). Juno could provide the template for this touching and crowdpleasing rom-com based on the real-life coupling of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.
Andy Serkis back as 'Apes' reluctant rebel leader Caesar, facing threatened homeland, new human challenge from Woody Harrelson in blockbuster sci-fi reboot
He says, "I want to make sure you are experiencing something from the perspective of the main character in the story. I'm a huge Hitchcock fan — I like the idea of being immersed in that perspective."
New extended preview of 'War for the Planet of the Apes' shows Caesar encountering a strange, loner ape, who seems to be an escapee from an old world zoo
Fox schedules special free advance screenings for 'War for the Planet of the Apes' on June 19 at cities around the country, a month before July 14 premiere
Talking “Ape Camp” — set up to help the actors master the movements of their simian characters — with the stars of “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
'Apes' star Andy Serkis on the grueling shoot and the future of the franchise
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The Batman standalone film has found its new director. Matt Reeves is in early talks to take over directing duties after Ben Affleck stepped down from the role in late January. Affleck will still star in and produce the Warner Bros. movie.
It’s a jungle out there in the new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes (watch it above), the third installment in Fox’s rebooted science fiction series. With heavy overtones of Vietnam War movies, the new film (in theaters July 14, 2017) chronicles the final showdown between plague-decimated humankind and the intelligent ape society that has risen in its place. The trailer shows the battle from both sides: We hear the ape leader, Caesar (Andy Serkis), tell the humans, “I did not start this war.
War for the Planet of the Apes unleashed a mighty roar on the opening night of New York Comic Con, screening seven minutes of unfinished footage, plus an all-new teaser trailer, from the third installment in the revived Apes franchise that started with 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Set two years after the events of the previous film in this new series, 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War depicts the final battle between men and apes, pitting our simian hero Caesar (Andy Serkis) on a collision course against the mysterious “Colonel” (Woody Harrelson). Serkis appeared at the screening alongside producer Dylan Clark and returning director Matt Reeves to introduce the intimate clip, which found Caesar and his small band of trusted soldiers happening upon the remains of a human settlement and acquiring an unexpected new passenger on their journey to find Harrelson’s Colonel.
The third installment of the new Apes series, War for the Planet of the Apes, arrives in theaters next July, and it promises to be an epic trilogy-capper. And, based on a presentation at New York Comic Con Thursday night, the new film channels Apocalypse Now in the final showdown between humans and apes.
“War has begun,” Caesar warns, in the first teaser for War for the Planet of the Apes. The teaser trailer — a digital billboard in Times Square — was released by 20th Century Fox on Thursday, ahead of the movie’s New York Comic Con event this weekend, when the first footage from the film will debut. The 46-second video features Caesar seemingly formed out of snow or ash, while his voice (Andy Serkis) warns of impending doom.