It’s been six years since “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” first introduced us to this new world of intelligent apes. What started out as an impressive display of motion capture acting and CGI artistry, has with each film further solidified itself as a classic franchise that pays homage to the original films, but also sets itself apart. In the third installment, “War of the Planet of the Apes” director Matt Reeves continues this streak of beautiful storytelling.
“War for the Planet of the Apes” picks up where 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” left off. Two species fighting for survival. One, hoping to reclaim the dominance that they fear they have lost. The other, fighting merely for the right to live in peace. Read the rest of this entry
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Two centuries after her death, her six (and a half…depending on how you feel about “Lady Susan”) novels still capture the public imagination and have a large following that has only grown with each year. They’ve been turned into plays, movies, even musicals. They’ve inspired countless sequels and some interesting reimaginings.
To put it another way, 200 years after her death, the world is still fascinated by Jane Austen. Read the rest of this entry
This week, as always, we’re all walking into a world of emotions, from excitement following the start of a new season of “Game of Thrones,” to anticipation for the start of Comic-Con, to sheer elation at the memory that we’re just months away from the first woman lead on “Doctor Who.” Lucky for us, we’re also waking to another global craze — World Emoji Day.
While we work our way through these waves of feelings we need look no further than our keyboards for instant, wordless expression and a touch of #MondayMotivation. Read the rest of this entry
Television nerds, today is a good day. Why? Well, if you have to ask, you may need to hand in your television nerd card.
First up, there’s the Men’s Wimbledon Final. Which we’ll all be watching, eagerly awaiting the match’s outcome, and some of us may be watching with slightly more enthusiasm for what comes next. Read the rest of this entry