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Review: IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, Old-Fashioned In The Best Possible Way

Billed as the story that inspired Moby Dick, Ron Howard's adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's National Book Award winner is a shamelessly old-fashioned sea-faring yarn recounting the true story of the Essex, a Nantucket whaleship that sank after being attacked by...

Apes, Robots And Not Men In Suits Part Of Oscar's Short List For Best VFX

Visual effects play a large part in a lot of films that we have loved and hated this year. From Andy Serkis' mo-cap ape in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to the clutter, clank and do-you-have-any-friggin-idea-what-is-going-on robots in...

Destroy All Monsters: Darkness Before The DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Spoilers! There's the going theory that depressives are more clear-headed in a crisis, because we spend so much time mentally rehearsing the worst-case scenarios. When such scenarios ultimately arise, all the prep work has been done. If so, this summer's...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and LIFE ITSELF

This week we look at the latest from the Apes franchise, as well as the lovely tribute to Roger Ebert, Life Itself.Video embedded below...

Review: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Doesn't Monkey Around

There will be plenty of hyperbole flung about in celebration of this film with the joy and abandon of an ape playfully lobbing his poop at an appreciative audience.Yet like the scatological simian show at your local zoo, there may...

Go Ape For New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Trailer

Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was one of the best surprises of 2011, and proved successful enough that Fox immediately green-lit a sequel, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). Set some years after the...

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: The War Has Already Begun In Newest Trailer

The word gravitas gets thrown around a lot. But holy heck if it does not apply here. The newest trailer for Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes drips with it! You can also begin to piece together the...

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Watch The Epic First Teaser

Simian chaos is coming and it looks epic. The first teaser for the upcoming Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes has just arrived and while the first in this series reboot already stood as one of the finest re-launches...

Gary Oldman To Fight Those Damn, Dirty Apes In DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Bigger. Hairier. Apier. Matt Reeves is bringing the apes back to the big screen in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and his cast just got a high profile boost - not that it particularly needs it - with...

Jason Clarke Snared As (Possibly Human) Lead In Next APES Movie

The seventh installment of the Planet of the Apes franchise has snared an Australian in its casting net. Jason Clarke, born and raised in Australia, will star in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which takes place 15 years...

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Blu-Ray Review

So, Rise of the Planet of the Apes should have been one of those movies that we return to at the end of the year for a "worst of" list or the one where, even a few months later, we're...

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Review

The worst thing I can say about the surprisingly excellent "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is that its admittedly uber-effective trailer gives far too much away. For example, if you've seen it, you then know that this...

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Review

Until it succumbs to blockbuster-itis, and its sister virus Reboot Syndrome, Rise of the Planet of the Apes forges its own distinctive trail, powered by smart choices, good direction by Rupert Wyatt, and splendid-looking creatures. And by that point,...

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES REVIEW

Monkeys, or apes more correctly have been the butt of our jokes for decades. Those cuddly little bastards have put on roller-skates, smoked cigars and dressed up in corporate suits for our entertainment. Countless movies have been made about the quirky...

The Real Reason The 405 Is Closed. It's Ape-ageddon!

Residents of Los Angeles are currently having to deal with the closure of Interstate 405, one of the most important routes through the city. It's wreaking havoc with traffic patterns, creating what local media are referring to as 'Carmageddon'. The...

International RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Trailer Walks You Through The Story

While I wouldn't call it spoiler-heavy per se, as it doesn't seem to be giving up anything meant to be kept secret, a new trailer for Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes has appeared in the UK...