Rise of the Planet of the Apes Review

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the underwhelming introduction to the recently rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise. The film stars James Franco as Will, a San Francisco scientist working on a drug that he hopes will cure Alzheimer’s, a disease his father (John Lithgow) suffers from. When Will’s experiments (which are conducted using apes as test subjects) are deemed a failure by … Continue reading Rise of the Planet of the Apes Review

War for the Planet of the Apes Review

War for the Planet of the Apes is the highly anticipated conclusion to the Planet of the Apes trilogy. The film takes place a few years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, where Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his family have been forced into a devastating war with a ruthless military Colonel. As the apes continue to suffer heavy losses, Caesar … Continue reading War for the Planet of the Apes Review

The Zookeeper’s Wife Review

The Zookeeper’s Wife tells a very emotional story on a subject that needs to be handled with delicate care. And for the most part, it is very successful in capturing the horrendous nature of the Holocaust. We see the devastation brought by the Nazis, not only how it affects the Jews, but how it affects a zoo full of animals. The Zookeeper’s Wife is all-around heartbreaking, and … Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife Review

Born in China Review

This most recent installment of the Disneynature documentary series, titled Born in China, was directed by Lu Chuan and narrated by John Krasinski (The Office). Born in China follows the interesting lives of various animals native to China. These animals include a Panda named Ya Ya, a Snow Leopard named Dawa, and a Monkey named Tao Tao. We the audience get taken on an adventure to see … Continue reading Born in China Review

The Fox and the Hound Review

You know, for a film that is titled the Fox and the Hound, over half the film features neither a fox, nor a hound. Instead, it’s filled with unnecessary side characters that leave little to no impact on the viewer whatsoever. The story revolves around a Fox named Tod (Mickey Rooney), whose taken in by a kind widow after his mother, like in so many Disney … Continue reading The Fox and the Hound Review