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Features

Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Tuesday, January 17 2012

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.


Wednesday, August 3 2011

'Rise' of the Post-9/11 Fictions

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.


Wednesday, May 4 2011

Summer Movie Preview: August 2011

August brings us a clash between horror and sci-fi as vampires, demons, and super-intelligent apes battle the Grim Reaper and a beefy Barbarian for your last few popcorn coins.


Columns

Sunday, August 10 2014

Origin of the Species: 'Planet of the Apes' from Laughing Stock to Box Office Gold

After the best-selling novel La Planète des Singes and the hit film Planet of the Apes, the series found itself in hairy times. How did the saga regain its glory?


Tuesday, August 23 2011

Alzheimer's and Other Troubles with Memory in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

Rise of the Planet of the Apes blends past, present and future, bringing 1968 into 2011 into 3978. But apes cannot conquer Earth without conquering memory, first.


Reviews

Monday, January 2 2012

Not With a Bang or a Whimper, But With the Roar of the Jungle: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

If there is a message here, its not about changing our behavior. Or about giving money to the humane society or even PETA. Its about evolution's decision to end us.


Friday, August 5 2011

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Replays the Human Story

The movie is most compelling when it thinks about the ape and the human's likeness (and so critiques racism and speciesism), when Cesar and Will face each other or respond to one another.


Blogs

Monday, August 29 2011

Cream of the Crap: The Best/Worst Movies of Summer 2011

Five Good and Five Bad Examples of the Annual Box Office Money Grab.


Thursday, August 4 2011

Great 'Apes' Reinvents the Franchise

A wonder of late summer popcorn season speculation, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the kind of throwback that fans of science fiction love.


News

Monday, August 22 2011

A jungle of issues over film animals

LOS ANGELES — At the premiere of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" last month, a clutch of impassioned animal activists gathered on Hollywood Boulevard.


Monday, August 8 2011

Andy Serkis at the heart of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

If performing apes had a union, a picture of Andy Serkis would be pinned to the office dartboard. The 47-year-old British actor has stolen two


Friday, August 5 2011

James Franco glad to push boundaries in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

DETROIT — Some performers stick to a plain diet of predictable choices. James Franco approaches life as a feast of opportunities. The 33-year-old actor has appeared


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