Posts tagged ‘John Lithgow’

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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Leap Year

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

Ok, let’s just sum up the movie real quick – girl is in relationship and wants more –boy moves away, girl follows. In a twist-of-fate she meets the perfect guy along the way and realizes the man she thought she was in love with wasn’t for her after all. Now the Hollywood way, Amy Adams She plays Anna, one of those uptight, over-prepared yuppies whose goals amount to engagement rings and real estate. It’s interesting how unbelievable Adams is at portraying a snobby, blind determined, and materialism female. Amy’s deploys are aggravating since they have nothing to do with the Amy Adams we’ve come to love since Enchanted.

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