Tag Archives: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Review: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

The new Apes movies, up to and including WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES are pretty special. They’re respectful of what has come before in the franchise, but not afraid to reinvent it. They want to be far-reaching conceptually, … Continue reading

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Review: Warcraft (2016)

Despite being a regular gamer myself, WORLD OF WARCRAFT is something that has passed me by. You can’t not be aware of it as a phenomenon, but I’ve never played it and have no real familiarity with the story. I … Continue reading

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10 Years, 10 Spectacular Sci-fi Films (2005-2014)

Science fiction has become a film genre increasingly derivative and dispiritingly inconsistent in quality in recent years. 2012’s TOTAL RECALL was a terrible remake and PROMETHEUS was arguably guilty of cheapening its own source material, the ALIEN series, by existing … Continue reading

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All Hail Caesar and His Empire!

Something is changing at a grass-roots level, even if the Hollywood establishment don’t quite seem ready to accept it. On Sunday night at the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards, the film awards voted for entirely by the public, Andy Serkis was … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2014

Well, it’s been an interesting year on the Big Screen. Last year, I said that 2014 would be the cinematic pits. I’ll admit that I wasn’t entirely correct. Some of the films I dreaded did indeed turn out a bit … Continue reading

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Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

From the visceral opening ape-hunting-deer action sequence, I was completely enthralled by DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. I enjoyed the previous instalment, Rupert Wyatt’s RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, a solid little film, but Dawn makes … Continue reading

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Series Retrospective: Planet of the Apes

Haven’t done one of these in a while. With the imminent release of Matt Reeves’ DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, I thought I’d go back and examine where the Apes franchise began nearly 50 years ago, where it … Continue reading

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