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Planet of the Apes

Planet of the GOPs: You Blew It All Up!

Jim Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Jim Moore

As the government shutdown shuffles into its third day -- with no glimmer of resolution in sight -- I woke up this morning with a revelation about the end game the Republicans might have in mind.

From Planet of the Apes to the Apes of the Planet: Simian Meanderings on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I never intended to be a myth-buster, but I'm not disappointed, however sorry Fox is. The trip is too interesting for that, the landscape, yes, too otherwordly, far too awesome in the word's original sense before its current one-stop usage.

Why Rod Serling Still Matters

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts
Mitch Horowitz

The visuals of The Twilight Zone form a kind of collective generational nightmare. The remarkable thing about the man who created many of these episodes from 1959 to 1964, Rod Serling, is that the writer-presenter learned his craft not in the visual era but in the age of radio drama.

Cinefantastique's Fantastic Valley News Update: Pics from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dan Persons | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Apes on horseback... Ultra-hot image of Theo James in Divergent... The Chinese show The Croods the door... Let's all ignore what Brett Ratner is doing...

'Mad Men' Viewers Are NOT Happy About This Spoiler...

Posted 04.29.2013 | TV

On Sunday's "Mad Men," Don (Jon Hamm) took his son Bobby to see "Planet Of The Apes," which hit theaters on April 3, 1968, one day before the episode ...

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

5 Hikes in Malibu Creek State Park (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 01.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

Malibu might be known for its beaches, but you should trade your wet suit for hiking boots to enjoy Malibu Creek State Park. A variety of short and long hikes within the park lead to pools, peaks, lake views, and even famous film sets.

15 Best Twist Endings In Movies

Posted 02.15.2013 | Entertainment

The best twist endings in movies? Those that enhance the film's previous two hours without rendering them moot. From Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" in...

Who Will Direct 'Planet Of The Apes' Sequel?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.01.2012 | Entertainment

Matt Reeves, J Blakeson, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Jeff Nichols, Guillermo del Toro and Juan Antonio Bayona: One of them will become the Francis Lawren...

3 More Intriguing Factoids From the Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery Genre!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Were Ingrid Bergman and Edward G.Robinson offered choice roles in The Planet of The Apes? Did producer Val Lewton make a grave error in 1943's "The Seventh Victim?" Was stongman Steve Reeves ever cast as Tarzan?

Tim Burton... Hitting Up The Club?

Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment

No, Tim Burton and Mark Wahlberg's 2001 remake of "The Planet of the Apes" wasn't very well received by critics. On the plus side, it sparked a friend...

Michelle Obama Is Like a Character in Planet of the Apes. Are You Howling With Laughter Yet?

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.12.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When it comes to being insensitive toward minorities and women, sometimes the line between humor and insult is obviously in legitimate dispute. But there are cases that I don't want to sit there and accept as okay.

Exclusive Interview: Rise of the Planet of the Apes Writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.17.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

We tried really hard to create a story that would stand on its own and yet also pay homage and honor the movies that came before us. We really took the Planet of the Apes fans very, very seriously and really wanted them to be engaged, and happy that we're trying this.

Do Monkeys Make Good Pets?

Jay Weston | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Returning from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I was sleepless and distraught at the effect the film had upon me. What captured my attention was so many memories of the 11 years in which I had two squirrel monkeys as pets.

Rise of the Kindness of the Apes

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 10.10.2011 | Media
Eric Michael Johnson

Caesar and his fellow simians in the blockbuster film may have had a few canines to grind, but new research reveals that chimpanzees are more interested in sharing a meal than starting a revolution.

Zaki's Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

At its core, the Apes series has always been about self-inflicted wounds -- the idea that man's unquenchable hubris inevitably leads to catastrophic consequences both for himself and those around him.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Dan Persons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Startling the studios, startling the critics, and startling its delighted audiences, Rise of the Planet of the Apes has arrived to prove that a reboot does not necessarily need to serve as Exhibit One in the case for the film industry's creative bankruptcy.

WATCH: Bachmann Practices For 'Meet The Press'

Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy

Everyone could use a little practice before going on "Meet The Press," if only to get the name of the host straight. Comedian Sara Benincasa, who y...

James Franco Teams With Apes For Shocker

AP | By DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 10.07.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Apes have climbed to the top rung of the weekend box office. The 20th Century Fox action thriller "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" too...

WATCH: Apes Attack Golden Gate Bridge

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco

Get ready, film-fans: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" comes out Friday and it was filmed right here in SF. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO) A reboot of ...

Movies that Make Us Ape-Wild

Posted 10.05.2011 | Home

The ape returns to the big screen today with "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" starring James Franco and Freida Pinto, and the film already has a stron...

Crazy Apes: What's Not To Like?

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 10.05.2011 | Home

-- Silly humans. We're so arrogant. We see a cute, cuddly baby chimp, assign all kinds of familiar characteristics to it and raise it with the loving...

Looking For A Virtual Ape? Get Andy Serkis

AP | By DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home

SAN DIEGO -- When the filmmakers behind "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" settled on virtual simians rather than people in monkey suits for their lower...

Fulfilling Orwell's Prophecy: 15 Futuristic Films You Should See

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.18.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

For years, novels and movies have warned us about the ominous future that we face. In fact, film may be the best representation of what we now face as a society that is fulfilling Orwell's prophecy.

Adam Carolla To Anthony Weiner: 'Meet Me In Monterey'

The Adam Carolla Show | Posted 08.09.2011 | Comedy
The Adam Carolla Show

Anthony: I know you're going through a lot, and you're worried about keeping your job and family in place, but take my advice. Forget about the publicists and lawyers and Andrew Breitbarts of the world. Instead, come out to the ocean, put on a Heston-like loincloth, and just sit there and breathe.