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2015 Saturn Award Nominees

The Academy of Science Fiction and Horror Films has released the nominees for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards. Captain America: The Winter Soldier leads all nominees with Guardians of the Galaxy and Interstellar have strong showings. Full list of categories and nominees below. Continue reading 2015 Saturn Award Nominees

COVERED: February 4th, 2014

Sometimes you just want to see hot comic book shelf porn. Well, we’ve got you COVERED! Here’s the best comic book covers of the week. Continue reading COVERED: February 4th, 2014

COVERED: November 26th, 2014

Sometimes you just want to see hot comic book shelf porn. Well, we’ve got you COVERED! Here’s the best comic book covers of the week. Continue reading COVERED: November 26th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes My Full Review – By Lawrence of America

First off, let me say that this movie has nothing to do with the 2001 Mark Wahlberg / Tim Burton remake.   In Fact, this movie is done in such a way that, you can follow the plot line having never seen any of the “Planet of the Apes” movies.  This my friends is a good thing.

My recommendation = Go See in theaters! (3D optional)

The story was a well done tale about two characters struggling to develop a piece between two mistrusting factions after a super flu wipes out 99.8% of the worlds population.  It just so happens that one of the factions is a group of super intelligent apes.  The other faction is a pocket of human survivors hold up in a San Francisco quarantine zone set up by the CDC.

The story starts out in the home of the apes 10 years after the end of the world.  A small group of humans stumble across the apes, kicking off a chain of events that leads to political turmoil on both sides.  From that moment on the story switches back and forth between the two tribes.  The momentum of the story keeps building never leaving you board or waiting.

The special effects were amazingly well done by Weta (that’s right the LotR people).  All the apes were done with Motion Capture, with Andy Serkis playing the main Ape Ceaser.

All in All this movie: hits all the action beats it needs to, gives you great fight scenes, has believable dialog, and cg special effects so good that you don’t notice the cg, doesn’t feel like a sequel.  While the 3D is great I don’t think you would lose any thing bye seeing it in 2D.

I really only have one complaint about the movie and that is that it did not have a teaser at the end of the credits.

Synopsis – “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.” – by Twentieth Century Fox

July Movie Preview, part 1

Check out these movies coming to you in the first half of July

Opening July 2nd

Tammy – In this episode of Breaking Bad: The Fast Food Edition our heroine has just lost her McJob and is forced to hit the road after a botched robbery of her former employer (rated R comedy).

Deliver Us From Evil – A preacher and a member of the NYPD set out to arrest a demon. If your in the mood for scary this weekend here you go! Shouldn’t this be coming out in October?

Earth to Echo – If Chronicle and ET had a baby that was raised by Disney it would be this movie. The plot should be familiar to you if you have seen Flight of the Navigator or Explorers.

Opening July 11th

Dawn of The Planet of the Apes – “We apes not start sh*t; we apes finished it!” This movie is the missing link of how we lost the planet to the apes. It should be bananas!

A Long Way Down – Four strangers all get in each others way while attempting to jump off the same building and make a pact to not kill themselves for now.  This move has “date movie” written all over it and is is based off of a book by Nick Hornby. He also wrote the book High Fidelity, which the film About a Boy was based off of.