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REVIEW | Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is one of those rare films that you just know would be good based on the trailer alone.
Whether or not you're a fan of the Apes cult movie franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes will satisfy your craving for a quality B-movie summer blockbuster experience at the cinemas. It's not mind-blowing awesome, but it's a delicious ticket-worthy movie experience with a lingering effect.
In Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we are on Planet Earth, in present-day San Francisco, where hot scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) experiments on chimps as part of his fervent research to cure Alzheimer's, a disease that inflicts his father (John Lithgow). A supposedly failed experiment leads Rodman to bring home a baby chimp and names him Caesar-- the genesis of a cataclysmic future with apes.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a reboot of the Planet of the Apes movie franchise based on Pierre Boulle's novel La planete des singes, and serves as the founda…

REVIEW | Cowboys and Aliens (2O11)

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The title alone says it all: Cowboys and Aliens.

So if you are hurrying to the cinemas to get yourself a deep, complex, and intellectually satisfying conspiracy-mystery story, hold your horses; just go back home and go through your DVD collection of The X-Files.
But if you want pure Spaghetti Western, of outlaws and tough ranchers, of saloons and tumbleweeds, of Apaches and a lone desert, and the glorious sounds of gunshots and explosions and boots on gravel-- only with the addition of extraterrestrial biological entities--then this is your thing.
Cowboys and Aliens is simply that: bang-bang and boom and wide open spaces and gross villains. It's an action-filled adventure story that refreshingly brings back our love for the Old West (although this one tries to be a little more serious and deep, but failed in that part).
It's 1873 in New Mexico Territory and Jack (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the desert injured, his memory wiped out and a stubborn futuristic electronic bracelet on…