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Last month, we got was supposed to be the final trailer for “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” but given the rave reviews the film has received (here’s ours) it’s not a huge surprise that 20th Century Fox is making one last push. A new promo has been unveiled for ‘War,’ which by most accounts, is the most intense entry in the series. Matt Reeves directs the continuation from “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes,” which sees Caesar leading another charge against humans who want to eliminate apes. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Fights For Freedom at The Playlist.

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind” may be something of a cliché, but especially in these toxic and vindictive times, its a truism of divided tribalism that is leading civilization to ruin. Intentional commentary on modern culture or not, Matt Reeves, the thoughtful director behind “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” explores the tragic cycles of violence with gripping results. It’s glib to say it, but let’s get it out of the way: audiences eagerly awaiting “The Batman” should feel excited — Reeves is the rare blockbuster filmmaker that can creates epic scale without abandoning the intimacy of characters and relationships. Continue reading ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’: Matt Reeves Explores The Price Of Vengeance [Review] at The Playlist.

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind” may be something of a cliché, but especially in these toxic and vindictive times, its a truism of divided tribalism that is leading civilization to ruin. Intentional commentary on modern culture or not, Matt Reeves, the thoughtful director behind “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” explores the tragic cycles of violence with gripping results. It’s glib to say it, but let’s get it out of the way: audiences eagerly awaiting “The Batman” should feel excited — Reeves is the rare blockbuster filmmaker that can creates epic scale without abandoning the intimacy of characters and relationships. Continue reading ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’: Matt Reeves Explores The Price Of Vengeance [Review] at The Playlist.

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind” may be something of a cliché, but especially in these toxic and vindictive times, its a truism of divided tribalism that is leading civilization to ruin. Intentional commentary on modern culture or not, Matt Reeves, the thoughtful director behind “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” explores the tragic cycles of violence with gripping results. It’s glib to say it, but let’s get it out of the way: audiences eagerly awaiting “The Batman” should feel excited — Reeves is the rare blockbuster filmmaker that can creates epic scale without abandoning the intimacy of characters and relationships. Continue reading ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’: Matt Reeves Explores The Price Of Vengeance [Review] at The Playlist.

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind” may be something of a cliché, but especially in these toxic and vindictive times, its a truism of divided tribalism that is leading civilization to ruin. Intentional commentary on modern culture or not, Matt Reeves, the thoughtful director behind “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” explores the tragic cycles of violence with gripping results. It’s glib to say it, but let’s get it out of the way: audiences eagerly awaiting “The Batman” should feel excited — Reeves is the rare blockbuster filmmaker that can creates epic scale without abandoning the intimacy of characters and relationships. Continue reading ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’: Matt Reeves Explores The Price Of Vengeance [Review] at The Playlist.

An enjoyable comedy, “Wilson” served as a vehicle for its star Woody Harrelson with our critic saying, “…Harrelson appears to be having a blast in a role that he really does make his own, playing Wilson as a mostly benign weirdo who has a certain zestful spirit, and may even be right about the alienation of today’s wired-up, over-connected society.” Based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, the story follows a lonely, neurotic and honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met.   Continue reading Exclusive: Woody Harrelson Stalks His Daughter In Deleted Scene From ‘Wilson’ at The Playlist.

You can’t outrun family, and that marks the central theme of “The Glass Castle,” the adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, that will offer a bit of counter-programming this summer. Brie Larson takes the lead role, reteaming with “Short Term 12” director Destin Daniel Cretton, in the film which tracks Walls’ wild upbringing and how she reconciled with it as an adult. Continue reading Brie Larson Is Haunted By Her Past In First Trailer For ‘The Glass Castle’ at The Playlist.

War for the Planet of the Apes” arrives this summer, marking the third chapter in the blockbuster franchise. Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield“) returns after directing the critical and commercial success “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” which grossed over $700 million and paved the way for the next film. As opposed to “running like maniacs” to make ‘Dawn,’ Reeves told EW recently that the studio “actually gave us time.” Screenwriter Mark Bomback, who also worked on ‘Dawn,’ teamd up again with Reeves, and they watched all the previous ‘Apes’ films, but also sought inspiration from classic films like “Bridge on the River Kwai,” “The Great Escape,” “Ben-Hur,” “The Ten Commandments,” and “The Outlaw Josey Wales.” “Really, it almost primarily is about the war within Ceasar. Continue reading Witness The End In New Trailer For ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ at The Playlist.