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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (review)

Jokiness and hokeyness have been genetically engineered away, leaving something pure and sweet and poignant, a throwback to the humanist science fiction of the late 1960s and early 1970s. This is more Charly than Heston.

trailer break: ‘The Wind in the Willows’

I first heard about this teaser trailer when I stumbled across an article about how fans are mystified and more than a little outraged to see how dark and grim and Tim Burton-y is WETA’s adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s bright and jaunty book.

more from Neill Blomkamp on ‘District 9’

I’m totally obsessed with District 9, and I don’t care who knows it. I haven’t been this gripped by a movie in years: it’s almost like being in love: I can’t wait to see it again. (I’m gonna have some time to kill on Thursday evening before my midnight show of The Final Destination, and … more…