“War for the Planet of the Apes” review: Hail, Caesar

 "War for the Planet of the Apes" is the type of movie I thought Hollywood had forgotten how to make.The third entry in the rebooted franchise is challenging, provocative and riveting entertainment. Boasting the best special effects and motion-capture work I’ve seen and an epic scope with strong biblical undertones, it’s a story of complex characters navigating muddy moral waters and the apocalyptic ramifications of violence. It’s troubling, astounding and difficult ⸺ and one of the … [Read more...]

The Monthly Catch: Wilderpeople, Beatles, Raiders and more!

If you're a constant reader, you've probably noticed my productivity has dropped a notch (or several) recently. This post was originally supposed to go live at the end of September, and here we are well into October. Well, there's a reason for that: it's back-to-school time. I started grad school the day after Labor Day, pursuing a master's in communications with an emphasis in media studies, and it's a lot of work. On top of that, the kids are getting older, work is getting busy, we've had some … [Read more...]

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