I was a huge fan of Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 film, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” He successfully restarted a franchise that had been lying dormant since Burton’s laughably awful “reimagining” in 2001 of the original film franchise. Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” explores the origins of the super-smart primates, the first steps of the demise of the human race, and the rise of hyper-intelligent super apes that will (spoiler alert!) eventually take over the world.
If you pass by South Station this weekend and notice there’s snow in the air, and you hear carolers singing holiday favorites don’t be too alarmed. It’s just another attempt to excite audiences about a new Robert Zemeckis movie. [Read more…]
Danny Boyle’s movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” won the Best Cast at the SAG Awards on Sunday. After picking up a Golden Globe and a Producer’s Guild award, “Slumdog,” seems to be the favorite to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
Sean Penn won Best Actor for “Milk,” and Meryl Streep won best actress for “Doubt.” Kate Winslet continued her awards victory lap, picking up best supporting actres for “The Reader.”
Heath Ledger won best supporting actor for his role in “The Dark Knight.” Accepting the award on Ledger’s behalf, emotional co-star Gary Oldman called Ledger “extraordinary young man with an extraordinary talent.”