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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”

Trailer Time: War for the Planet of the Apes Trailer #3 (2017) *For Freedom, For Family, For the Planet!*

 Each trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes has looked more and more impressive, and the final trailer before the film hits in mid-July doesn’t disappoint.  What Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis have achieved with these films, both in resurrecting a very, very dead franchise and in pushing the boundaries of the marriage of technology and acting, can’t be overstated.  Gollum will always be the character and performance that created mo-cap acting, but Serkis has spent even more time on Caesar.  In Caesar he’s created such a nuanced, fully-realized creation that I think the last boundaries of what can be imagined and what can be successfully transitioned to the screen are gone.  If you can imagine it, there’s a way to make it happen and make it happen brilliantly.  For that, Serkis deserves the kind of special achievement Oscar Toy Story got when it was released and changed animation forever.  Eventually, there needs to be a fifth acting category for voiceover/motion capture performance, but that exists because of Andy Serkis.  He’s quite literally changed motion pictures forever, and very few actors can have been said to ever achieved that.

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.
War for the Planet of the Apes, Andy Serkis, Caesar
The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary and Karin Konoval. War for the Planet of the Apes opens nationwide on July 14, 2017.

Trailer Time: War for the Planet of the Apes Trailer #2 (2017) *APES…TOGETHER…STRONG!!!*

July looks like the best month of the summer, with an amazing release each week.  If it ends up being like this month, which was similarly crowded, the releases in the first half are going to be the ones walking tall at the box office (though August looks pretty barren compared to April).  Each entry in Matt Reeves’ Apes revival has been better, and War for the Planet of the Apes looks like the culmination of his revival of the franchise and Andy Serkis’ astounding achievement in bringing Caesar to life.  I’m a Chris Nolan disciple so Dunkirk is my #1 July film….but I think I’m looking forward to this even more than Spider-Man.

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.
War for the Planet of the Apes, Andy Serkis, Caesar
The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary and Karin Konoval. War for the Planet of the Apes opens nationwide on July 14, 2017.
War for the Planet of the Apes, Andy Serkis, Caesar