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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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  • 'Planet of the Apes' and the rise of the midstream director switch

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is proving to be one highly evolved sequel, outperforming its well-regarded 2011 predecessor, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," with a better-than-expected $73-million opening weekend and excellent reviews to boot....
  • Reel Critics: 'Apes' gets boost from technology

    "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" in 2011 gave the old franchise a much-needed upgrade and a major shot of adrenaline. The motion-capture technology used in the new "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" takes the project to whole new level. It renders...
  • Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse

    Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse
    Andy Serkis may be the only top-billed star in a summer blockbuster whom you wouldn't recognize if you passed him on the street. A master of motion capture, Serkis has made his name breathing life into digitally rendered characters such as Gollum,...
  • 'Lego Movie' Keeps No. 1 Spot on Home Video Charts

    With no major new releases hitting stores last week, the top four disc sellers for the week ending July 13 remain unchanged. Warner's "The LEGO Movie" again finished the week at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall...
  • Box Office: 'Purge: Anarchy' Wins Friday, But 'Planet of the Apes' Still Rules With $35 Million

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is ruler of the box office for the second consecutive weekend. The Fox sequel is set to outgross a slew of newcomers with $35 million, but lost the Friday race to "The Purge: Anarchy," which scared up $13 million on...
  • Box office: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' still king, 'Purge' No. 2

    A raunchy romantic comedy, an anarchy thriller and an animated kids' flick weren’t enough to unseat the evolved primates┬áruling the box office. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the 3-D sequel to the 2011 blockbuster "Rise of the...
  • Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' ★★★

    Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' ★★&#9733
    Three summers ago "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" proved it's possible to reboot a franchise while avoiding that sinking feeling of movie capitalism at its dumbest. Now, in a disappointing July dominated with a shrug by "Transformers: Age of...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is a visual feast

    If you want apes, you've come to the right place. If people are your passion, not so much. That, in a nutshell, is the verdict on "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," the splendid rebooting of the saga...
  • For 'Planet of the Apes' ' Matt Reeves, several boyhood connections

    When he was 13, Matt Reeves began directing homemade movies with a friend. The Los Angeles teenagers would collaborate on homages to the 1970s genre cinema all around them, making shorts that for Reeves included such childhood grandiosities as...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' to conquer box office

    Highly evolved primates are set to unseat Optimus Prime and the Autobots at the top of the box-office charts this weekend. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the 3D sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," should easily earn its place as the...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Critics just love the apes

    Humans and apes are on the brink of war in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," and movie critics are siding with the apes. According to the majority of reviews, "Dawn" is a refreshingly smart summer sequel — one in which the simians are the most...