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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – Second Installment Surpasses First Film: Apes Serve as Mirror on Human Violence

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES appeared in theaters recently and the odds were against it. More generally, the summer months have seen poor box office returns and DAWN might have continued in this vein. Specifically, the second installment in the PLANET OF THE APES series had to demonstrate that lightning could strike twice […]

TV spot for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

The first TV spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes broadcast recently, and although brief, it is amazing. The forthcoming film takes place ten years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes after a virus has destroyed vast segments of humanity. Meanwhile, the ape population has grown. Now the apes are on […]

First Trailer for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

I really enjoyed Rise of the Planet of the Apes, as my essay at Cinefantastique Online discussed, and I’m hoping next year’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes adds positively to the rebirthed franchise.

Promising Tidbits for Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Regular readers of this blog will recall that I am a huge Planet of the Apes fan, as this essay and podcast indicate. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised with the results of the reboot in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Those who have seen this film will recall the ending that played out […]

Planet of the Apes franchise and religion

Last weekend I had AMC channel on for most of the day as they celebrated the 45th anniversary of Planet of the Apes which debuted in 1968. During their celebration, AMC played each of the films in the original franchise of the 1960s-70s back to back. I am a lifelong fan of the series having […]

Planet of the Apes and Philosophy: Call for Papers

PLANET OF THE APES AND PHILOSOPHY CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2012 Open Court Popular Culture and Philosophy Series http://www.opencourtbooks.com/categories/pcp.htm Editor: John Huss The editor encourages contributions from philosophers and other intellectuals that explore topics connected to the Planet of the Apes franchise, from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel La Planète des […]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Film Review and Podcast at Cinefantastique Online

Over the weekend I took the advice of 20th Century Fox years ago when it encouraged audiences to “Go ape!” and I saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes. My expectations for cinematic failure were thankfully never realized, and instead, the film is very well done, and a welcome addition to the Apes franchise […]

More Rise of the Planet of the Apes CGI Reflection

Andy Serkis, Motion Capture CGI, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, New Trailer

A new trailer is now available for Twentieth Century Fox’s new incarnation of the Planet of the Apes franchise in Rise of the Planet of the Apes scheduled to hit theaters August 5. In this new trailer we see something of the back story as a therapy for the healing of brain disorders is experimented […]

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