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Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Combing through nostalgic culture has become the norm, and unfortunately, so have the middling resulting projects. Audiences have, sadly, come to expect reboots to suffer as studios struggle to re-capture what made something popular in the ...

 
 
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Nick's Top 15 Movies of 2014

It was the best of films, it was the blurst of films. Hey everyone I'm Nick Valdez, News Editor here for Flixist and you've probably seen my name on a good chunk of the stuff written here. If not, then I'll tell you a bit about myself. I li...

 
 
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Nick's Top 5 Sequels of 2014

We've seen more sequels released the last few years than we have in a long time. While 2015 seems to continue that trend, last year showed that we shouldn't automatically write off a film just because it's a sequel. I've seen so many good s...

 
 
 
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Here's some cool Dawn of the Planet of the Apes concept art

I really enjoyed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It's smart, cool to look at, and I still want to grunt "AAAAAAAAAPESSSSSSSSS" from time to time. It's got its problems (that I've realized in retrospect), but it's a good film for the Summer....

 
 
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Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

When a prequel to Planet of the Apes was first announced, it seemed like yet another cynical cash in. Yet Rise of the Planet of the Apes tried its hardest to prove everyone wrong with top notch visuals, acting, and score. Although its event...

 
 
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Help, the human is about to escape!

In lieu of a Netflix Now this week (since there aren't enough new additions to justify a full post, but feel free to check out this list of the first week of July additions), here's a video of something I couldn't stop thinking about since...

 
 
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Look at this kickass Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

When I wrote up the first draft of this post, I accidentally titled this movie "Dan of the Planet of the Apes" and now I can't help but think of how much better of a movie that'd be. Can you just imagine an average guy who just sort of wand...

 
 
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First trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is boring, plain and simple. It has a cumbersome title, odd looking CGI mashed against live actors, and it's ultimately rendered utterly pointless by film's end. If we know humankind is going to be ...

 
 
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gets posters, release date

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, hopes to capitalize on the potential Rise left behind. Showing off one last battle between the humans who survived the virus in the last film and Caesa...

 
 
 
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James Franco not returning for Planet of the Apes sequel

It seems as if James Franco will not be reprising his role in any capacity for Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It's hard to find this upsetting since I feel there were only really two important characters in Rise of the Planet of the ...

 
 
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Fox hopefuls for director of the next Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes came as a bit of a surprise in that, well, it was actually pretty cool. Just goes to show that whenever Andy Serkis dons his mo-cap suit all doubt should be laid to rest. Yet even with its surprise succes...

 
 
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See Andy Serkis be a better ape than Caesar could ever be

This video makes sad, and there are two very-different-but-basically-the-same reasons for it. One is the fact that I was reminded by how unrealistic the CGI is in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Seriously, it's awful. What's much sadder is...

 
 
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Andy Serkis will be Caesar again, Fox wants an Oscar

Andy Serkis is the highlight of this year's most disappointing Ape-based blockbuster, so it's no real surprise that he will return for the upcoming sequel (which may or may not be a shot-for-shot remake of Full Metal Jacket). What is also n...

 
 
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The necessity of visual consistency (and why CGI sucks)

Imagine you were born in the final decade of the 1800s. You are alive just at the birth of cinema. You see moving images of people getting on and off trains, riding bicycles, and doing a host of other inane things. Then you go see A Trip to...

 
 
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes contest winners!

I'm somehow not shocked that the "Why cookie rocket?" line from Rise of the Planet of the Apes has become a meme. Check out more of these at this tumblr account. Oh right, the contest! Well, we've decided the winners of our Rise of the...

 
 
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Be funny and win a Rise of the Planet of the Apes shirt!

UPDATE: TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO WIN A SHIRT! Rise of the Planet of the Apes releases this Friday, and for better or worse, I'm excited. The CG looks cool, and no matter what, I want to see that gorilla mess that helicopter up, son...

 
 
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequels might not suck

I was in the minority with my dislike for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but I stand by every word I said. However, some new information has come from an interview with director Rupert Wyatt which has left me rather confused, as it seems a...

 
 
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Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

There have now been two reboots of the classic Planet of the Apes franchise in the past decade. The first, starring Mark Wahlberg was not very good. Now, instead of doing a straight remake of the original film, Rise of the Planet of the A...

 
 
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LA, SF, and NYC: See Rise of the Planet of the Apes free!

Are you a Flixistophile in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or New York City? If so, rejoice! We've got a special invitation for you to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes tonight at 7:00 (your local time) completely for free! No contests, n...

 
 
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New clip and poster from Rise of the Planet of the Apes

When they announced this Planet of the Apes "preboot", I never thought I'd actually be excited to see it. Yet each new piece of footage Fox releases fills me with hope that Rise of the Planet of the Apes will make up for it's unnecess...

 
 
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Flixist visits a Rise of the Planet of the Apes FX panel

So by now, you've seen the trailers for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (if you haven't, click here or here). Regardless of what you think of the film, you can't deny that WETA is tossing some serious CGI the way of the main ape, Caesar...

 
 
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Trailer: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

I'm not saying that Rise of the Planet of the Apes is going to be a great movie by any stretch of the imagination. The more I see of it in trailers, the more I think, if nothing else, that it's going to be a fun movie, the k...

 
 
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Trailer: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

My first response to watching this new trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes: "Is that Draco Malfoy?!" Yes, Tom Felton has a role in the new Apes film. Hoorah! Doesn't he look a bit like Devon Sawa? The newest trailer, following the e...

 
 
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Trailer #2: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Man, August 5th is going to be a great day for PETA. They get to see a multitude of apes, scarred by human drug testing, rise up against the oppressive human-ocracy. A gorilla is liable to crack open Brian Cox's head and scoop the brains o...

 
 
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Trailer: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Did any of you guys see Dragon Wars, also known as D-Wars? It's about the worst movie ever to feature dragons clawing the crap out of each other over downtown L.A. It's one of those rare "so bad it's good but then rolls back around to bad ...

 
 
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Watch the entire Rise of the Planet of the Apes reveal

So here's the entire twenty-seven minute debut of Rise of the Planet of the Apes that I told you about on Monday. And you don't even have to watch it live! You lucky bastards! I haven't had time to watch it all, but I saw Andy Serkis in th...

 
 
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First Look: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

So there's your first look at Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which remains trailer-less, despite a release date of August 5th. Five seconds of a blinking monkey. That said, that monkey is an all digital monkey. Considering that, that...

 
 




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