RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

The biggest surprise of the summer? I went bananas over APES! A well thought out, carefully paced franchise reboot that actually gets it right. The star of the movie is not James Franco or Freida Pinto but Andy Serkis and the FX team. Caesar is one of the more memorable creations Hollywood has offered up … Continue reading RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

SHARK NIGHT 3D

Premiering on a weekend when, felicitously (from a marketing standpoint), an Australian bodyboarder died after his legs were bitten off by a shark, this Doomed-Teens-On-Vacation-At-The-Lake tale begins in wholly conventional fashion: rockin' half-naked young bodies, a tense encounter with locals at the rural general store, the black guy gets it first, etc. But then SN3D … Continue reading SHARK NIGHT 3D