Trailer: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Trailer: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ the new ‘Apes’ prequel/reboot from 20th Century released a trailer today. The film takes place in the present day, and shows how animal testing leads to the….you guessed it…Rise of the Apes.

I’m not sure how to feel about this film. I’ve never been a huge fan of the series, and I found Burton’s “reimaginging” absolutely abysmal. I saw director Rupert Wyatt’s film ‘The Escapist‘ at the Independent Film Festival of Boston last year, and really enjoyed it. This film however…well, I’ll just have to wait and see.

IFFBoston Review: The Escapist

IFFBoston Review: The Escapist

The Escapist‘The Escapist,’ is a film directed and co-written by Rupert Wyatt, and starring Brian Cox in a role specifically written for him. The film is about Frank Perry, a man serving a life sentence. Frank receives his first letter in 14 years thats inspired him to hatch a plan to escape from the prison. Frank begins to put together a crew of people who can help him see this through. [Read more…]