Tag: Planet of the Apes

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

Title: Planet of the Apes Author: Pierre Boulle Published: 1963 Publisher: Vanguard Press Audiobook Narrator: Greg Wise — The world of Planet of the Apes is one of my favorite media franchises of all-time. I don’t remember when I first saw the film, but it left a mark on me because the premise behind it…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (2017)

Title: Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (2017) Editors: Rich Handley, Jim Beard Publisher: Titan Books MSRP: $14.95 — I’m a huge Planet of the Apes fan, and was looking forward to this short story collection for quite a while. So long, in fact, that I completely forgot about its release. On…


Capsule Review – Branden Chowen on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

The Cinefessions crew loves sharing their opinions on films, but not every movie can get the attention it deserves with a full review. Enter the Cinefessions’ Capsule Reviews. These capsule reviews cover five of the most important aspects of a film, which allow the crew to deliver their opinions on any movie clearly, decisively, and…


Cinefessions Series Review – Branden Chowen on the Planet of the Apes Series

A Cinefessions Series Review is a periodic column that sees one or more writers watching and reviewing an entire film series. Cinefessions considers any film franchise that has two or more films a series, and thus available for review in this column. This is a way to get a quick look at an entire collection…


Movie Review – Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Movie Number– 109 Title– Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Running Time– 105 minutes (“PG-13”) Director– Rupert Wyatt Writer– Rick Jaffa (screenplay), Amanda Silver (screenplay), and Pierre Boulle (novel) Starring– James Franco, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox, and Tom Felton — There are few things better than setting your expectations…