Posts tagged ‘James Franco’

FIRST LOOK: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo and Andy Serkis.

  • Release Date: August 5th, 2011 (wide)
  • Director: Rupert Wyatt
  • Cast: James Franco, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Distribution
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama and Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • MPAA Rating: R for violence and terror.
  • Year: 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

The movie is a reality-based cautionary tale that blends science fiction and science-fact when a single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other. Set in present-day San Francisco, Will (Franco) has long been working on a cure that is being tested on apes when his test subject named Caesar (Serkis) starts exhibiting intelligence equal to humans. Caesar starts to evolve rapidly, and the scientist takes him home to live with him and protects Caesar from cruel scientists. A revolution then starts that threatens mankind’s existence and the beginning of a new race.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

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SPOILER: Your Highness

Your Highness is not a movie about getting high at all. Instead it about, a tale of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Thadeous has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people.

Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna, gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar, the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel–an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own–the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.

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Anne Hathaway and James Franco Joins Cast of Alien Prequel Set for 2011

That’s right another Alien film is in the works for summer 2011, but this time they’re taking us back tot he beginning with a prequel to Alien.

And Anne Hathaway and James Franco are the latest stars to be linked to Ridley Scott’s new Alien movie. but the cast has become quite star-studded as other well-known actors are already linked. In fact Sigourney Weaver is hands on the casting of the film.

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