Monday, August 8 2011
Friday, August 5 2011
Thursday, August 4 2011
Speculations abound about the forthcoming release of Rise of The Planet of the Apes on August 5. Clingan postulates a narrative connection between Rise and Post 9/11 American-Arab relations.
Monday, June 13 2011
Daryl Gregory proves supreme in his handling of the hugely popular Planet of the Apes, offering a deep and sincere meditation on a society in the throes of avoiding that has already begun.
Tuesday, November 4 2008
Monday, May 12 2008
While the horror classics of 1968 may have indeed revitalized the genre, few today are aware of these movies' impact on the canon...if they acknowledge them at all.
Monday, June 18 2007
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.
Monday, May 28 2007
The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.
Sunday, January 1 1995
As Tim Burton's new version of 'Planet of the Apes' demonstrates in many ways, some subtle, some not so, the recycling of cultural milestones is not simply a marketing device, but a way to rejuvenate cultural mythology, be it science fiction or religious fable.
Tim Burton should never have been given this assignment. There are no humans in his films, which can impress, but never move us.