When you look at fur, the light has taken an extended journey before hitting your eye, bouncing around lots of fur fibers and their microscopic structures. You can imagine that it’s quite difficult for filmmakers to render these structures in CGI.
The classic broken-down Lady Liberty that has a cameo at the end of the original Planet of the Apes movie actually had a planned appearance in the apes movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It was cut, but you can see what they had planned in this amazing concept art.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes doesn't hit theaters until next week — but to hold you over, we've got some exclusive concept art from the movie, along with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It's all thanks to a new art book that follows the design of both movies.
It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool.
With cunning use of cuts and music, Mark Brandon's got us all excited for this year's movies. Everything's going to be epic. Even the Muppets. Actually, especially the Muppets.
There's only one movie coming out this weekend that continues a long-running franchise and features Lindsay Lohan — that's right, Scary Movie 5 is out today. It wasn't screened for critics, and there weren't any midnight showings, but some folks still managed to review it.
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, which means one thing: crazy consumer rampages, and mall crowd scenes that will make Dawn of the Dead look mellow by comparison. Luckily, you can score some amazing Black Friday deals for science fiction and fantasy merch, without leaving your home.
The producers of The Amazing Spider-Man go in-depth with their big reboot. A certain True Blood character isn't going anywhere. Anna Torv looks ahead to Fringe's final season. Plus tons of new release dates for tons of big science fiction movies!
Roberto Orci promises the Star Trek sequel will boldly go where no previous Star Trek has gone before... maybe. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel gets a new writer. Plus Seth Grahame-Smith explains how he's writing Beetlejuice 2!
See a video of The Amazing Spider-Man's mechanical web-shooters in action. Find out which queen we'll be meeting on Doctor Who this year. And learn which show is casting Chloe Sevigny as a character named "Shelly the Nymphomaniac." Plus celebrate the Fringe Season five renewal with spoilers!
Now that The Hunger Games is breaking box office records, one thing's for sure: The CW is going to be racing forward with its TV version of Hunger Games, called The Selection. We can only hope it goes as amazingly bonkers as The CW's answer to Twilight, The Vampire Diaries. Plus if you consider Arrow to be The CW's…
The somewhat unexpected success of Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes means we'll see more of Andy Serkis's ape revolutionary, Caesar. But will the super-intelligent chimp try to make peace with humanity, or continue his rebellion?
Many people forget that behind the screaming CG primate face in Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a human, Andy Serkis. Fox has released this CG-free clip of Serkis losing his damn mind, after James Franco drops him off in the ape sanctuary — presumably as a "for your consideration" reminder. And Serkis deserves it!…
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel might feature some talking apes. Ridley Scott drops more Prometheus hints. Bruce Campbell will be in Oz, the Great and Powerful. Plus what's next on Doctor Who and American Horror Story!
Emma Stone breaks down Gwen Stacy, The Amazing Spider-Man's love interest. The gritty Paradise Lost movie hits a snag. Robert Kirkman promises more death on The Walking Dead. Plus Andy Serkis talks the next Planet of the Apes movie!
The bloody final battle between humans and apes was the climax of this summer's blockbuster Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But how did Fox capture a human-vs.-animal showdown on the legendary Golden Gate Bridge?
Another key Dark Knight Rises cast member is spotted in New York. George R.R. Martin's other famous series gets a movie adaptation. Joshua Jackson promises the epic return of an old Fringe villain will be the best episode ever!
Think Caesar's final moments in Rise Of the Planet of the Apes could have done with a little more bloodshed? So did the original script — read the real ending to the Apes reboot, and find out who died!
Rise of the Planet of the Apes proved that a motion-capture performance can capture audiences' attention. And a mocap character doesn't need to be a lovable blue cat person to win people over.
Marvel is releasing two movies in 2014...but which ones? J.J. Abrams promises we're nearing the end of all the Star Trek speculation. John Noble discusses Peter's future on Fringe. Plus set photos for Man of Steel and World War Z!