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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

First Trailer For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Is Here

Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

Set 10 years after the events of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," Fox's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" puts humanity on the brink of extinction. Wi...

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...

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...

Has Rupert Wyatt Left 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'?

Posted 09.18.2012 | Entertainment

As producer Jon Landau once said while discussing the still-developing "Avatar 2": "Movies make release dates; release dates don't make movies." Which...

Bill Maher Attacks Allen West

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

The elephant might not be the best party mascot for the GOP, according to comedian Bill Maher. Maher derided the Republican Party as the "party of ...

Amazing Video Shows Actor Playing An Ape Without Computer Graphic Help

Posted 03.18.2012 | Entertainment

As the next step in its push to net "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" star Andy Serkis an Oscar nomination for his motion capture-aided work as lead ap...

The Cutest Movie & TV Puppies, Kittens & Animals Of The Year

Posted 02.20.2012 | Entertainment

Out of all those Golden Globe nominations handed out last week, guess how many nods were given to animals for their work in show business this year? ...

"Are We Not (as Good as) Men?"

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

When franchises get stale, Hollywood does reboots -- invariably a prequel that tells an origin story retrofitted to segue into already-made sequels. In The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we get the origin story with nods to the original.

WATCH: Rise Of The Planet Of 'Jersey Shore'?

Posted 10.22.2011 | Comedy

While "Jersey Shore" has been one of the more popular reality shows in recent memory, it doesn't change the fact that a lot of people would still pref...

'The Help' Climbs To Number One

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "The Help" continues to clean up at the box office, taking over the No. 1 spot with $20.5 million in its second weekend. The Dream...

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.

10 Things I Learned At Mega-Movie Bash Empire Big Screen (Part 1)

Ben Falk | Posted 10.16.2011 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

1. The new Muppets movie is going to be awesome - After all, Kermit said so. The legendary frog (as well as director James Bobin, Fozzie and Miss Piggy) all showed up on the big screen for a live link-up with a packed crowd at Indigo2 and introduced a great clip from the upcoming movie featuring Kermit singing.

Weekend Box Office: Rise of the Planet of the Apes Tops Again, The Help Sizzles, Final Destination 5, 30 Minutes or Less, and Glee Live! Underwhelm

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Rise of the Planet of the Apes dropped 'just' 49% in its second weekend, which was strong enough to once again claim the top spot at the box office.

Summer of the Hominids

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 10.12.2011 | Entertainment
Wallace J Nichols

Do whatever you have to do to see the following two films in immediate sequence, back-to-back, double feature style: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Project Nim. My memories of the two films have blurred into one four hour ape-a-thon retro chimp-epic.

What's Wrong With Rotten Tomatoes?

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.12.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Rise of the Planet of the Apes sailed into the weekend with 80-plus percent positive rating from Rotten Tomatoes, while The Change-Up could only manage a positive rating in the low 20s.

Humans And Chimpanzees: What's The Difference?

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 10.11.2011 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Although our understanding of neuroscience has progressed light years since the first "Planet of the Apes" movie, there is a premise of this film at which I'd like to throw a monkey wrench.

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...

Weekend Box Office: Planet of the Apes Rises to the Top, The Change-Up Under-Performs, Horrible Bosses Crosses $100M

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.07.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While not quite as mighty as the first series reboot ten years earlier, Rise of the Planet of the Apes had a muscular debut big enough to easily win the weekend.

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...