MOVIE REVIEW – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Almost everyone knows of or has seen the original Planet of the Apes or the Mark Whalberg remake a few years ago.  And most of us also know that humans and apes share around 98% of the same genetic code.  So it makes them our closest counterparts.  We also know that apes are extremely intelligent animals and that we have been able to train them on many things.  So what would happen if we made them as smart, if not smarter than a human?  They’re physically stronger, so it’s only our mental strength that puts us as the dominant species.  Would things go terribly and horribly wrong?

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SDCC: 20th Century Fox

Prior to attending the 20th Century Fox panel I was already aware that they were going to show footage from the prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes; however, the rest of the panel was kept a mystery.  Therefore I was curious to find out what else would be shown by the studio.  Based on what 20th Century Fox has on its film slate, the likely candidates could have been Abraham Lincoln: Vampire, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, or Ice Age: Continental Drift, or even The Wolverine (aka Wolverine 2). Continue reading “SDCC: 20th Century Fox”

SDCC: Thursday Panel Exclusives


Though Comic Con offers an additional day known as Preview Night on the Wednesday of Comic Con week (where attendees can get an early peek at the exhibit floor, exclusive Preview Night swag items, as well as pilot screenings for upcoming television shows),  the annual San Diego event offically kicks into gear on Thursday, where attendees are provided the opportunity to go panels (or “conferences” for those unfamilar) for films, television shows (new and familar), video games, and comic books.  Attended by Hollywood actors, directors, and screenwriters, as well as comic book writers, comic book creators, and the like, fans are provided a forum-like atmosphere where they can discuss their favorite project with its respective artists. Continue reading “SDCC: Thursday Panel Exclusives”