The 40 Best Films of 2011 | 22 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
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.
The Best Male Film Performances of 2011 | 17 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
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.
Origin of the Species: 'Planet of the Apes' from Laughing Stock to Box Office Gold | 10 Aug 2014 // 9:30 PM
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?
Alzheimer's and Other Troubles with Memory in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' | 23 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM
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.
Not With a Bang or a Whimper, But With the Roar of the Jungle: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' | 2 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
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.
'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Replays the Human Story | 5 Aug 2011 // 1:05 AM
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.
Cream of the Crap: The Best/Worst Movies of Summer 2011 | 29 Aug 2011 // 2:00 AM
Five Good and Five Bad Examples of the Annual Box Office Money Grab.
Great 'Apes' Reinvents the Franchise | 4 Aug 2011 // 2:00 AM
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.
A jungle of issues over film animals | 22 Aug 2011 // 7:30 AM
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.
Andy Serkis at the heart of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' | 8 Aug 2011 // 8:30 AM
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