Houston Forward Times

16 July 2014 Written by 

Andy Serkis shines in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' SZA has a new track and more This Week in Fashion...


It’s official... Andy Serkis has mastered “motion-capture” performance. You aren’t familiar with Andy Serkis? Sure you are! Serkis is the actor behind characters like Gollum from ‘The Hobbit’ and Caesar from Matt Reeves interpretation of‘Planet of the Apes’. Get this… actual actors’ act as the characters in motion capturing gear! Then once the film is completed the visual effects team make the magic happen. ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is the sequel to ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and it was awesome. The film has a powerful plot and outstanding performances from Serkis and visual effects team. I’m not a big fan of 3-D films but if you were to see something in 3-D this would be it. Fun fact for all the 90’s kids out there, this film’s director Matt Reeves co-created ‘Felicity’ so you be pleased by the casting of Keri Russell and the ‘Felicity’ energy she brings to the story. See it!

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes See it 


I heard a track this week from SZA (pronounced Sizza...yes like Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA) called “Divinity” that features Jill Scott. I may be a little late to the SZA party but better late than never. After hearing the ethereal vocals on the “Divinity” track I went back and checked out “Babylon” and “Country.” So far I’m liking what I’m hearing and I’m loving what I’m seeing style-wise. Fun fact SZA is a label-mate to Kendrick Lamar. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from her soon.

SZA New Music


This week in my fashion round up the ladies were serving up some bold solid dresses, fun prints and cute separates. Yes, please, and thank you to each outfit below. Do you love it?






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