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Posts Tagged ‘planet of the apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

October 27, 2017

Its odd; I really enjoyed both Rise and Dawn, but I never felt a lot of excitement towards the concluding chapter in this new Planet of the Apes trilogy.  I can’t really say why, I just wasn’t.  I didn’t bother to see it in theaters, and only now caught it on video.  There’s really no […]

My Top 100 Movies – Part 9: #20 – #11

August 13, 2014

About the list Please note that these are my favourite films, and as such some choices will be based on a personal sense of nostalgia (especially the top 5, once we eventually get there).  There are movies that I have connections to that may rank them higher than you might expect.  That being said, if […]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

July 21, 2014

This Planet of the Apes “reboot” series is an interesting animal. Its taken an old series which, lets face it, gets pretty corny by the last few movies, and has turned it into a deeper and more serious contemplation of the themes going on. And yet they don’t feel like they are going overboard and […]

My Top Ten Movies of the 60s

April 15, 2012

10. The Birds (1963)   The Birds is a movie I honestly didn’t think I would end up liking, thinking its just a silly horror flick.  But it has all of the great Hitchcockisms which make his works so great; fantastic dialogue with lots of wit, and a visual panache for storytelling.  Not to mention […]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

December 27, 2011

Planet of the Apes is one of my all-time favourite science fiction movies, so when I heard that they were going to try to restart the series again, I was worried. After all, the 2001 remake was a travesty, and other remakes and prequels these days usually just make things worse, like Clash of the […]

The Blu-ray Files #007

August 9, 2011

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – One of my favourite films of last decade looks great in high definition.  The colours are vivid, whether its the lush greens of the spectacular treetop fight, the orange earth tones of the desert flashback, or the excellent black levels of the night scenes.  One thing I did notice is […]

The Ten Greatest Movie Endings

December 19, 2010

Once again, I am issuing a blanket spoiler warning for my whole next list. None of the entries are too recent, but consider yourself forewarned nonetheless. 10. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) The ending of The Silence of the Lambs provides both closure and open-endedness at the same time. It wraps up the relationship […]