Topic: planet of the apes

Why I Don’t Need to See ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ (Spoilers, Sort Of)

Why I Don't Need to See 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' (Spoilers, Sort Of)

I went to the movies a few days ago. This is not an unusual thing for me to do– I dig movies, and I dig writing about them– but I’m not about to write about the movie I saw. I’m going to write about a trailer I saw instead. It was a very bad trailer, but probably not for the reasons you’re thinking. The trailer was for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, for which we’ve been seeing trailers for a while now; but this one was one I hadn’t seen before, and to be honest, I still kind of wish I hadn’t seen it. Check out the trailer in question below:
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China Bans Time Travel TV Shows

China Bans Time Travel TV Shows

With seemingly no preamble, China’s television censors released a statement last month discouraging the broadcast of any TV program dealing with time travel. It’s not an actual ban per se, but they list plenty of reasons why such shows are not savory: They “lack positive thoughts and meaning,” but the true damage is that they “casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism, and reincarnation.” More »