A beautiful and powerful film that marks a moment in cinematic history that will not be forgotten. Continue reading Vibrant and Compelling | Review of ‘Black Panther’
The Last Jedi fails the Rebels and the franchise with a story that flops around adding useless characters and plot devices to drag out the film. Continue reading Um…Nonsensical at Best | Review of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
By Cynthia Ayala
“After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.” —IMDB
Wow. The Planet of the Apes franchise that Matt Reeves and team have given birth too is one so remarkable not only because it gives insight into the past but because it is systematically setting up the world fans know all about. But there is also a progression to the story line, a way it moves forward from the first film and develops those aspects from the first film. The series itself has led up to this amazing moment where it builds the characters, where it builds the story to this moment. There was no other way for the story to go, no other direction that would have felt so emotional and so grounded in reality as this franchise. It’s an amazing film that has the audience rooting against the humans and rooting for the apes.
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By Cynthia Ayala
It’s been thirty years since the fall of the Empire. Now the Galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. But Skywalker is missing and the allies of the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa, are beginning to flounder. And when a defector Stormtrooper named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey and her droid that contains a map to find Skywalker. A new hope lies with them, their ability to survive and fight against all the odds and the location of Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights.
Probably not a very clever title but one that suits this review, this is, after all, the first Star Wars film since Episode III: Revenge of the Sith that came out way back in 2005. Wow, I suddenly feel old.
By: Cynthia Ayala
An amazing and heartwarming film that takes on a very human element as it continues the Planet of the Apes saga, captivating audiences with a captivating story and amazing acting.
Continue reading “A Heartwarming Evolutionary Film | Review of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’”
By: Eric Eisenberg It was a huge news back in September 2012 when it was announced that director Matt Reeves would be replacing Rupert Wyatt at the helm of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and today we have news that’s just as big – if not bigger. Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have already struck up a deal … Continue reading Matt Reeves Attached To Direct The Next Planet Of The Apes Movie
By: Eddie Makuch A Heavenly Sword movie is in production, though the film will skip a theatrical release. Hollywood trade publication Varietyreports that Blockade Entertainment is developing a direct-to-video CG-animated film based on Ninja Theory‘s action game. The film company is also working on theRatchet & Clank movie with Rainmaker Entertainment (Escape from Planet Earth), which will hit theaters in 2015. Heavenly Sword launched in 2007 exclusively on PlayStation 3. … Continue reading Heavenly Sword movie in the works, skipping theaters
By: Eric Eisenberg A big part of the reason why Rise of the Planet of the Apes was so successful as a piece of storytelling was that it really knew where to focus the story’s attention: directly on Caesar (the intelligent chimp played by Andy Serkis). While James Franco‘s Will Rodman was certainly an important part of the narrative and put on a great performance … Continue reading James Franco Says He May Not Be Back For Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Well it’s been confirmed! Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a sequel titled “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”. Andy Serkis will be reprising his role of Caesar, the ultra-smart, genetically enhanced ape that led the Apes and Chimps and all those other monkeys to freedom. While there has been no news on the plot, we can assume that it will be … Continue reading Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a sequel–Dawn of the Planet of the Apes