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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”

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) *Minor Spoilers*

Caesar, Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes In a summer that has provided more disappointments  than any in recent memory, there’s a kind of twisted logic behind the best movie of the summer being one from which I expected nothing at all.  That’s right.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes isn’t just a good sequel or a good entry in the series.  It’s a great film that is mandatory viewing for film fans this summer. Continue reading Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) *Minor Spoilers*

The Highest Grossing Movie Franchises of All-Time

James Bond, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jason Bourne, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tolkien Saga, Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider-Man, Indiana Jones, Twilight, Jaws, Rocky, Star Trek, Jurassic Park, Transformers, Aliens, Predator, Mission Impossible, Fast and the Furious, X-Men, Matrix, Men in Black, Terminator, Die Hard, Back to the Future, Narnia, Godfather, The Mummy, Lethal Weapon, Planet of the Apes, Rambo

The folks at BuzzFeed have put together a fascinating graphic on just which of the franchises in the franchise-mad cinematic world in which we live, have made the most money. With more films than any other franchise in history, James Bond being atop the list is no surprise. However, Star Trek is second with 12 films and is far down the list in Rocky territory. Star Wars should blow past Bond when the future film cycle starts, but look how high the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just one film into Phase 2. Disney may just have themselves the two highest-grossing franchises of all-time five years from now.