Topic: prequels

Podcast: Crushable Talks James Franco and Ape Makeup in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ at Picktainment

Podcast: Crushable Talks James Franco and Ape Makeup in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' at Picktainment

Last night I joined Picktainment’s usual movie bloggers in discussing Rise of the Planet of the Apes in a two-part movie podcast. (The other release we covered was The Change-Up.) Adam Spunberg, who you might recognize as the co-host of the weekly Hunger Games Fireside Chat, was my partner in analyzing whether Rise is a reboot, a prequel, or a reboot of a prequel — plus if James Franco can stand up to Andy Serkis, who deserves a nomination for playing uber-smart ape Caesar. More »

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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