Great Ape: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Reviewed

Three years ago, expectations for Rise of the Planet of the Apes were understandably low. The director (Rupert Wyatt) wasn't well-known, a lot of people despised the film's star (James Franco) for his Renaissance Man routine, and we all remembered how terrible Tim Burton's 2001 Planet of the Apes reboot was. Plus, Fox… » 7/10/14 12:38pm 7/10/14 12:38pm

Just Like Heaven's Gate: Why Didn't The Lord Of The Rings Series Fail?

Next week, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens, setting in motion another Tolkien trilogy from director Peter Jackson that will end in the summer of 2014. Everyone's wondering whether these Hobbit movies can live up to the Lord of the Rings films, whose combination of commercial and critical success is just about… » 12/07/12 6:26pm 12/07/12 6:26pm