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Review: Miss Sloane

— by RON WILKINSON — Director John Madden has had better days. After great films like “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” and “Shakespeare in Love,” this one is a clinker. The direction is fine but the movie is terminally hampered by the scree[...]

Under Review: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

— by LYNN TACKITT — I have to admit that when I saw 20th Century Fox was adding another film to the “Planet of the Apes” franchise, I was skeptical. I mean, the previous Apes movie (from Tim Burton) left a whole lot to be desired. What were they going to do now? Well, what [&[...]

Five All-New Clips from ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Planet of the Apes has been around for a while, starting with the 1963 French novel “La Planète des singes.” After the success of the “Planet of the Apes” film in 1968, it was apparent that 20th Century Fox had a potential franchise in the making. After four [...]

Two Clips from ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

— by ALEXA MILAN — After its release in 1968, “Planet of the Apes” was a commercial success that spawned four sequels and garnered two Oscar nominations. So now, more than 40 years later, it’s naturally time to revisit the franchise. The film was already remade once in [...]

New Movie App Pits Man vs. Ape

20th Century Fox has released a new app for the iPhone and iPad that poses the question “Are you smarter than an ape?” The app is based on an actual intelligence test done at Kyoto University, and parallels the central storyline of the new studio’s upcoming[...]

WETA Livestream Event Explores ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

— by LYNN TACKITT — I have always been a fan of the “Planet of the Apes” franchise. I have watched all of the movies and even was a faithful follower of the short-lived television series and later the cartoon shows. Now 20th Century Fox is adding a new twist to a new edition [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

— by JESSICA MORALES — So, I know what you’re thinking: “Another planet of the ape’s movie remake?” Is that really necessary? Charlton Heston has no equal; I mean, didn’t we already go through this with Mark Wahlberg’s version? But once you see the trailer below, [...]

Under Review: ‘Leap Year’

— by JOEL CRARY — Last year, my girlfriend and I stopped by Dublin on a trip across Western Europe. In addition to the inevitable carousing that took place in the city, we took the opportunity to visit Wicklow Mountains National Park, an area of sprawling, largely uninhabited green hills[...]