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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Quite possibly the best “Planet of the Apes” film ever made. The 1968 Charlton Heston-starring original will always be the most iconic(they manage to squeeze in a “Blue Eyes” in-joke in “Dawn”—priceless!), and the 2011 reboot was pretty damn good(James Franco returns in a brief video segment). 482 more words


Planet of the Apes (1968), The Sci-Fi Selection

I love me a good sci-fi adventure yes I do!  Those stories that launch you into galaxies far far away, test your intuition, make you think about alternate dimension and all the possibilities in the universe.   257 more words


Touch of Evil

Watching Touch of Evil is a difficult experience to describe. It is terribly dated and because we are so inundated with ‘murder mystery’, ‘bad cop/good cop’, ‘outsider/insider’, ‘alcoholic jaded cop’ ‘modern/old school’ TV shows and films I felt like I already knew most of what was going to happen. 608 more words




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Ben-Hur (USA, 1959)

Directed by: William Wyler. This was another big check mark on my list of “classic Hollywood that I’ve got to see if I want to keep any of my film snob cred.” But seriously, I was just really curious to see what all the fuss was about: the Great Chariot Race Sequence is supposed to be among the greatest action sequences in cinematic history. 446 more words

Wanna be a Law-keeper?

Let’s say someone were hell-bent on being a good person . However, imagine whenever that person observes something evil or uncomfortable emerging from his heart, such as pride, hatred, wrath, jealousy, covetousness, aggressiveness, enmity against God, or grief over a great loss, such a one would either follow a ritual of sorts by confessing his sins to God in the hope of getting rid of them or he would try to take his mind off these things by devoting himself fully to something which does not cause these bad feelings. 943 more words

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Beneath The Planet of the Apes Review

I’ve never liked the Planet of the Apes franchise. It wasn’t terrible, but the films just weren’t for me. I mean, a series where the main villains are Apes? 1,855 more words

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