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Andy Serkis on the set of Twentieth Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes."

Serkis, Serkis, Or How WETA Makes a Monkey Out of Andy For Caesar & Jane Goodall

By Screenmancer Staff

It’s already interesting that the Jane Goodall Institute has partnered with WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES from 20th Century Fox, and that 150 chimpanzees in the Central Republic if Congo will benefit. “I think that the Planet of the Apes series makes people think about the apes and perhaps our relationship to them,” says Dr. Jane Goodall. “And anything that makes us think about our own humanity in relation to the rest of the animal kingdom is important.  So I think the series has helped.” But, what they’ve done to Andy Serkis’ face with WETA Digital is equally fascinating.

Andy Serkis on the set of Twentieth Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes."

Andy Serkis on the set of 20th Century Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

Spanning the last trio of primate-themed projects, WETA has perfected morphing their POA actors like Serkis, formerly Golem in LORD OF THE RINGS, into a full-blown simians. Before you start humming a Louis Prima tune about ‘learning to be human too,’ you have to check out the evolutionary process of these CG characters in “Face of Caesar” just released by 20th Century Fox as a visual sidebar to the movie, which opens smack in the middle of Summer Blockbuster Season.

Here’s a quick plot summary from 20th:

“In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.”

The tagline is “Not all heroes are human,” and it’s going to be harder to differentiate which ones are from the WETA universe as this technology continues its march out of the Uncanny Valley. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES takes over theaters everywhere July 14. The cast pits Woody Harrelson against the primates mostly, vs Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, even Judy Greer is in this.

See details below for all the relevant hashtags and social media hoo-ha.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 411

Action/Drama

Release: July 14, 2017
Director: Matt Reeves
Written by: Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves
Producers: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer & Terry Notary

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES on Interwebs

WEBSITE: http://WarForThePlanet.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ApesMovies
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ApesMovies
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/ApesMovies/

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NEWSFLASH: Top 10 Most Troubling Conspiracy Videos on YouTube

LOS ANGELES, CA: Remember this little prescription? “You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” That’s how The Matrix’s Laurence Fishburne gets Keanu Reeves character NEO to enter the alternate reality that’s the so-called true reality. Newflash: that is from 1999. Now substitute Blue State and Red State for pills, and think about political party affiliations.

Who saw into the future? GuyFawMeme17The Wachowski filmmaker siblings from Australia, the pair that brought us Matrix in 1999, followed by V for Vendetta (2005). Yes, that “V.” The now-iconic fictional character who has become a rallying cry for social justice via the Guy Fawkes face mask.

Where are we going with this? During this Era of Fake News, “Alternative Facts,” and Improbable Stats, brought to you courtesy of the 2016 US Presidential Election, nobody even offered a pill.

But we were still sent down a rabbit hole that saw Reality TV Entrepreneur Donald J. Trump engage in a claymation-style Celebrity Death Match with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, before he swept into the Highest Office in the Land. This  has been the equivalent of the Red Pill anyway.

Under President Trump we expect more crazy, above and below the scroll, even by the troll, who sometimes voice popular sentiment. That’s the irony of fake news: there may be a grain of truth in it. Just as there is a grain of salt for MSM (Mainstream Media) news nowadays. The bottom-line is nobody gets away without having a filter on their brain.

JonesMeme17That said, Screenmancer has jammed up a YouTube feed (and maybe got flagged by the NSA, kidding), just to bring you the Top 10 Most Troubling Conspiracy Videos on YouTube. The order is 10 being Troubling, in descending order to Most Troubling. Next time you’re hit with outlandish news, at least you’ll have a benchmark for crazy.

While the interwebs must remain uncensored, free, and fluid, expect to encounter digital dilemmas like this, where we’re being urged to shut down free speech on a free internet because of Crazy. This happens the more outlandish the interwebs becomes. Yet this controlled chaos is reflective of the actual offline world around us and what people are actually seeing behind the privacy of their own screens.
We’re not including links for these gems because that would be an endorsement of the content.  If you Google Up the titles, unfortunately you will stumble upon the incendiary footage. Yet, the real disclaimer here is that while much of this content is off-the-hook ridiculous, some of it will give you pause. GeneMeme17

If you feel we’ve left off anything important, remember that our criteria excludes all 9/11 theories, political hit videos, unsavory magical or psychic themed videos, and anything that refers to animals, children or feathers or nudity or faked moon landings. Enjoy the new era of Curated Crazy…

Top 10 Most Troubling Conspiracy Videos on YouTube
[Includes one line description for basis of ranking.]

(Ranked 10 = Troubling; 1 = Most Troubling)

10.) Truth About New World Order This Video Blocked in 51 Countries
(Real News Studio, 175K Views)
Begins with George Carlin’s monologue about conspiracy theories, downhill from there, conflates world events.

9.) Dr. Steve Pieczenik – The American Republic Has Been Restored
‘No More False Flags, No More B^!!$#!%!’
(The River Mersey, 54K Views)
Former Govt. Operative Peczenik insists he was among many insiders who hijacked the election for Trump.

8.) You Are Being Distracted YOU HAVE TO WAKE UP
[Hillary Clinton – George Soros connected imagery]
(Anonymous Updates , 17K* Views)
A fake Anonymous group purports to know Greek Billionaire George Soros is pulling Hillary Clinton’s puppet strings.

7.) A Message To Fake Anonymous And The Deceived
(Anonymous, 338K Views)
Real Anonymous takes on Anon Updates, Anon DK, and others who pretend to be official Anonymous, which is non-violent.

6.) GOD is a Computer PROGRAMMER – Documentary*
(Hotcakes, 141K Views)
Bogus analogies invoke digital fear in this bogus “documentary” that attempts to co-opt the Digital Age.

5.) Simulacrum: The Superimposed Artificial Reality
(Doug Michael, 51 K Views)
Quotes Iris Murdoch, purports to be sci-fi-entific, is just weird, and everything might be a simulation, but who cares?

4.) 11 Cellular & WiFi DARK SECRETS You Must Hear Now & 3 BONUS features
(LogicBeforeBeauty, 82K Views)
“CERN is ‘the devil’s play toy.’ Beings from another dimension to come through cell towers;” Holy Toledo, Batman, this is wack!

3.) The Huge Secret That Princess Diana Knew
(Gary Lite, 2.5M Views)
Lady Diana knew Royal Family Reptile secrets, and Leaping’ Lizardry, enough said.

2.) ROSEANNE MK ULTRA – Hollywood Stars Kidnapped
(Robbo Da Yobbo, 140K Views)
An entire Roseanne Barr genre on topics like this and how “Illuminati Rules Hollywood with MK Ultra Mind Control.”

1.) JFK Jr. Told the world who killed his Father
(Veritas 13Fox, 388K Views)
Remember his magazine GEORGE? Now parse the phrase ‘JFK was ambushed,’ and you’re there on this one.

[DISCLAIMER: Certain topics have been excluded from the list, including all 9/11 theories, Political figure bashing, magical and psychic themed videos, chemtrails, and anything that refers to animals, children or feathers or nudity or faked moon landings.]

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Werner Herzog Opines All Things The Interwebs, “Lo and Behold…”

SCREENMANCER DIRECTOR ALERT:  Wildly creative filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Fitzcarraldo) sums up his latest digital exploration with: “It is one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing.” WernerHerzog16Thus Werzog holds forth on the past, present and absent corporeal state of the constantly evolving future of the Interwebs in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Working with NETSCOUT, a mover in real-time service assurance and cybersecurity, which came aboard as a producer and led him into a new world, Herzog conducted original interviews with cyberspace pioneers and prophets such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and revered hacker/pioneer Kevin Mitnick. These provocative conversatons reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very nature of how we conduct our personal relationships (read: Social Engineering, dating apps, etc.). Executive producer Jim McNiel adds, “It’s a journey even Werner, with his immense imagination and inquisitive mind, didn’t expect. Unless you have lived in the technology space, you don’t yet fully appreciate what dwells there.”

Wires On The Brain & on the Poster

Screenmancer Presents WIRED‘s Exclusive First Look via The Scene.

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Here’s How We Know The Price of Words Is Going Up: Facebook, For One

LOS ANGELES, CA: 03/11/2016 — On April 12, Facebook will open its Instant Articles to all (pro) writers, whereas they’d only offered this to major media outlets before making the new deal structure with writers public. TheZuck16You can get informed by The Wall Street Journal, it spells New Revenue Stream for writers. Even the throw-back word “articles” is indicative that there’s a new respect for blue chip content online.
Okay so here at the intersection of Entertainment and Technology, call it EntTech, we at Screenmancer have had a front row seat since about 1997; that said, we know what else is next, and now you will too.
The transition from Freemium to Premium Content has finally arrived. After years of the devaluation of everything written by humans, and some very fancy bylines, the price of words is about to get hiked up by a lot. RyanGMeme

How do we know this beyond Facebook’s latest chess move, you may ask? Who remembers Anita Stewart? Or Florence Lawrence? How about Lois Weber? Exactly. As soon as the money came in to early Hollywood, those two top actors and top director were adios-ed right out of the industry. Notice the sale in January of IndieWire, taking along Anne Thompson‘s TOH!, to Jay Penske. You can read the PRNewswire on it. Clearly Penske had already mogulized his position with the purchase of Deadline, founded by Nikki Finke, and had Arianna Huffington not already sold The Huffington Post he’d be a likely candidate for that property. See a pattern here?
When the boys rush in to buy media companies, this can only mean one thing: Big Money is Coming. And there is the subtle tingle of bells and whistles not previously thought to be worth anything, of sudden value. This is happening online right now. Nikki Finke’s new venture, a Hollywood Fiction site, Hollywood Dementia was launched on about Aug. 2015, to the initial derision of some. Writers of indisputable literary worth, read: William Faulkner, and Michael Tolkin (The Player) are just a few names among many glittery bylines.
Again, the concept met with some resistance within the industry. But, lo and behold, as of March 2016, CNET is now publishing tech fiction, opening with “The Last Taco Truck in Silicon Valley” by Michelle Richmond, the online magazine hopes to herd its 30+ million eyeballs to this new feature each month. KonnerDunhamYou can peruse the Old School New York Times spinning the intellectual gloss on it here. But Finke was there first, followed by Lena Dunham’s Lenny Newsletter with Jenni Konner that runs fiction now too, along with non-fiction and interviews. These early adopters have seeded the Cloud, and now let’s hope they are among the Compensated when the Freemium to Premium rainmaking happens.
Because the endgame is to monetize those formerly discounted content luxury items — Fiction, Storytelling, Creative Non-Fiction — and round out the myopic brains of not just the CNET digerati who now seek to find that liberal arts education they missed on the way to becoming 24/7 Code Jockeys, but for millions on Social Media who have advanced beyond Troll Valley. Now they want something good to read, and it has to be thrilling because the Boredom Threshold for the visual, the compound emoji, and TTYL’s has been reached. Scientific American agrees, and figured this out almost a decade ago with a study that shows “Bored people tend to score low on measures of self-awareness. They find it difficult to accurately monitor their own moods and feelings and hence understand what they truly want. These findings fit into the psychodynamic model of boredom, whereby people repress their true wants and desires and therefore cannot locate satisfying activity.” Interwebs to the rescue, that is. SteveJobs
The late insanely great Steve Jobs had this boredom thing all figured out, and he’d no doubt be at Apple with an astounding new iContent gizmo if he were still on the planet. “I’m a big believer in boredom,” told a WIRED reporter once, “Boredom allows one to indulge in Curiosity.
“Out of Curiosity comes everything,” and it still holds true. — SCREENMANCER CEO

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