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R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan, the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated star of The Green Mile and a regular, warm presence in many a film, has died of a myocardial infarction. He was 54. Duncan had suffered a heart attack on July 13, but the quick actions of his girlfriend Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth reportedly saved his life. The actor finally […]

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The top 10 movie apes and monkeys

The top 10 movie apes and monkeys. By Simian Miraudo. No more monkey business. We’ve been putting off this list for a while, but it’s now time to “marmoset” the record straight. Primates have always played an important part in cinema (and not just the humans) from the “old world” to the new. To celebrate […]

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The top 10 cinematic planets

The top 10 cinematic planets. By Simon Miraudo. This week sees the release of John Carter, formerly titled John Carter of Mars before Disney grew concerned that girls wouldn’t want to see a movie set on a planet that wasn’t Earth. To that we say: hooey! Some of the finest (admittedly, sci-fi) films have been […]

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First look at James Franco in Rise of the Apes

It’s been a little while since we reported on the Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Apes, but it still very much exists. In fact, production has officially wrapped, and we now have our first look at star James Franco doing science-y things! The image comes courtesy of JoBlo. Franco stars as a […]

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Andy Serkis to star in Planet of the Apes prequel

Ooh, Chimpanzee that! Andy Serkis, the nimble-bodied actor behind Gollum and King Kong, has been cast as the lead ape in the upcoming Planet of the Apes prequel. The film is titled Rise of the Apes and will star Serkis as a revolt-leading ape named Caesar. The casting was confirmed by 20th Century Fox VP […]

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Best Post-Apocalyptic Flicks

No one was more pleased than I when the world didn’t end yesterday, despite the scientific community’s attempt to recreate the Big Bang with a $9 billion particle accelerator. We’ve all seen films in which scientists have unearthed some great discovery, or have developed an all-curing medicine. They applaud one another and announce how the […]

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