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Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) *Apes, Indeed, STRONG!!!*

War for the Planet of the Apes
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a surprisingly good movie.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was an outstanding movie.  War for the Planet of the Apes completes the prequel trilogy to the Planet of the Apes franchise with a science fiction classic.  Combining practical F/X and state-of-the-art motion capture performances, the human and ape cast combine to tell a powerful narrative that binds all three films into a powerful tale about the fall of humanity and the rise of a new civilization. Continue reading Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) *Apes, Indeed, STRONG!!!*

In Theaters This Week (7/21/2017): Dunkirk, Valerian, Girls Trip

Dane DeHaan in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  July 21st brings three VERY different films into theaters, all currently getting mixed-to-rave reviews. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (7/21/2017): Dunkirk, Valerian, Girls Trip

In Theaters This Week (7/14/2017): War for the Planet of the Apes

Andy Serkis in War for the Planet of the Apes

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  July 14th brings another blockbuster as those damn, dirty apes swing into theaters once again! Continue reading In Theaters This Week (7/14/2017): War for the Planet of the Apes

My Favorite Scene: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) “Monkey See; Monkey Shoot”

Every hero needs a villain.  The strength of the hero is shown in the vileness of the villain he has to overcome.  One of the reasons Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was twice as good as Rise of Planet of the Apes was that Caesar had his very own Brutus in Toby Kebbell’s Koba. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) “Monkey See; Monkey Shoot”

Breathe Trailer #1 (2017) *Andy Serkis’ Directorial Debut*

In addition to completing his motion capture masterpiece performance as Casesar (yes, it may have passed Gollum), Andy Serkis has also directed his first film.  Serkis was Peter Jackson’s second-unit director on The Hobbit Trilogy, but Breathe will mark his feature film debut, and this film looks like Oscar bait.  Claire Foy is hot off of the success of The Crown, and Andrew Garfield seems to have put his Spider-debacle behind him with Hacksaw Ridge.  Read the synopsis of this inspiring story below, courtesy of IMDB, and Breathe will hit theaters on October 13, 2017.

Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralyzed by polio while in Africa and given just months to live. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination inspire him to lead a long and fulfilled life. Together they refuse to be limited by expectations, dazzling others with their humor, courage and lust for life.

Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield in Breathe