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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Has a Story as Good As Its Special Effects

Ten years after hyper-intelligent chimpanzee Caesar (Andy Serkis) freed apes throughout the San Francisco area, the apes have created their own hunter-gatherer society in the Redwood forest. Meanwhile, the human population across the globe has been almost entirely wiped out by the same virus that gave Caesar and the apes their intelligence. The apes believe the humans to be long gone until a scouting party led by Malcolm (Jason Clarke) comes into contact with them. Continue reading “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Has a Story as Good As Its Special Effects”

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Stop-Motion! ParaNorman Time

Okay, so ParaNorman was made by the same people who made the Academy-Award-winning Coraline (which was also super freaky), so I knew it was going to be good. I didn’t see it in 3D because I didn’t feel it warranted 3D. A stop-motion film is amazing as it is. It doesn’t need any of that cinematic bullshit because, if it’s a good movie, there’s nothing to cover up (like a lacking plot or terrible acting).  Continue reading “Stop-Motion! ParaNorman Time”