Why the alien-occupation drama Captive State isn’t a Trump film

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2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes was an intriguing surprise. At first blush, it looked like yet another tired franchise reboot, but it played out more like a personal drama than an ape-centric action movie, and it led up to a thrilling climax that set the scene for further enjoyable Apes films. It’s difficult not to see Captive State, the latest feature from Rise director Rupert Wyatt, as closely related. It’s also a surprisingly subdued insurrection movie, a science-fiction feature about revolution and resistance that defies genre expectations and focuses more on a personal story than on big action beats.

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  • Publisher: The Verge
  • Date: 2019-03-14T15:07:21-04:00
  • Author: Tasha Robinson
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Captive State: Why Director Rupert Wyatt Wanted a Human Twist on Alien Invasions

“I wanted to set the notion of what does it mean to be’under-occupation’but on the footprint of America. But I wanted to do it in a plausible way and with this idea that what you see outside this window is what you get on the screen, even though in our case we’re in the near future,” Wyatt told IGN during’at’sit-down interview at SXSW. “It’s not unique obviously, but [this story] done less often, which is, well, what happens if we lose? The aliens are the victors. They won. They won 10 years ago, and we’re now dealing with a society that’s being rebuilt but in the guise of an ordered society, but one that’s very much where we are in a captive state.”

New Films: ‘Captive State,’ ‘Wonder Park’

Patrick Wang’s critically lauded, two-part, four-hour drama about the struggles of a community arts space stars Tyne Daly and James Marsters.

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Colombian directors Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, who made the acclaimed ‘Embrace of the Serpent,’ return with a story of how the drug trade turned out to be disastrous for one indigenous Colombian tribe. It was a hit at Cannes last year, just won the grand jury prize at the Miami Film Festival and was Colombia’s entry for this year’s foreign-language Oscar award, though it didn’t ultimately make the final list.

  • Publisher: HoustonChronicle.com
  • Date: 2019-03-14T09:00:00+00:00
  • Author: Cary Darling
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INTERVIEW: CAPTIVE STATE Director Rupert Wyatt on His Sci

After a number of shorts and indie films, director Rupert Wyatt was hired to direct 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a movie that would reboot the popular sci-fi franchise from the ’70s. Other than a remake of The Gambler’with Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson and a television show based on The Exorcist, Wyatt has been relatively quiet.

Wyatt returns to the realm of sci-fi with his new film Captive State, co-written with his wife Erica Beeney, which looks at America nine years after an alien invasion where the government is working the aliens to quell the persistent human rebellion.

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  • Publisher: The Beat
  • Date: 2019-03-12T15:00:31+00:00
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