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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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    Five Takeaways as 'Sex Tape' Flops, Summer Top Ten Box Office Continues Downward Spiral

    The summer box office downward spiral continues, with another big drop. The Top Ten grossed $130 million compared to $174 million last year; 2014 is down 6% from 2013. What gives?

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    Box-Office: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Beats Chest & Keeps The Alpha Position At #1

    Well, it looks like we have our second repeat of the #1 position of this year. Before now, Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” was the only film of 2014 to stay at the #1 box office position for two weeks in a row. But now Matt Reeves’ “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” has achieved the sa...

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    Matt Reeves Reveals Details Of Alternate Ending To 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Plus Narrates A Scene

    Sometimes America makes the right choice at the multiplex, and we're certainly not talking about the bonkers opening for "Transformers: Age Of Extinction." Instead, this past weekend moviegoers gave a vote of confidence to Matt Reeves' smart and accomplished "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes," putting...

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    Career Watch: Stealth Rising Star Jason Clarke Breaks Out in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

    It is not easy being a mere mortal pitted against a population of spectacular CG-enhanced and motion-capture simians. But Jason Clarke does our species proud as Malcolm, the human emissary who seeks a peaceful co-existence with the genetically evolved beasts who now have the upper paw in “Dawn of th...

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    Interview: Director Matt Reeves Explores The "Anatomy Of Violence" In ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

    Tribalism, the rise and fall of civilizations, broken brotherhoods and the tragic failure to coexist: these are not the familiar ingredients for a summer tentpole movie. And yet here they are in Matt Reeves’ well-considered, thoughtful and morally complex, “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes,” a summer ...

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    Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is a 45-minute Film Padded into 2-Plus Hours

    This is a film with great visuals and some great scenes trapped within an overly simple and derivative plot with a political message on the level of "Animal Farm" Cliff’s Notes.

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    Apes vs. Zombies: New Skin for the Old Apocalypse in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

    Matt Reeves’ "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" echoes George Romero’s "Dawn of the Dead" in more than just its title.

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    Box-Office: Audiences Go ‘Ape’ For ‘Dawn’; 'Transformers 4' Becomes Highest Grossing Film Of 2014

    Biting sharply into Michael Bay’s box-office hegemony, 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” took the #1 spot this weekend with an extremely healthy $73 million opening. That’s up around 33% from 2011’s “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes,” a surprise hit that veered very close to $500 mil...

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    Watch: 'Apehood' Is The Must-See 'Boyhood' & 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Trailer Mashup

    This weekend, both Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" (review here) and Matt Reeves' "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" (review here) hit theatres, and we understand that you might not have time for both. Well, luckily video editing whiz Nelson Carvajal is going to save you some time.

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    Serkis and Weta Talk Photo-Real Performance Capture for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

    From the outset, with that tight close-up of Caesar's face, it's clear that Andy Serkis and Weta Digital have taken performance capture to a whole new realm of photo-reality The detail and emotional intensity are extraordinary. We're not even aware that Caesar is CG anymore. We are totally immersed ...

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