War for the Planet of the Apes: Man vs. Ape

With War for the Planet of the Apes breaking out on cinema screens, we look at exactly how us humans measure up with our closest cousins in the Animal Kingdom. Around six-to-eight million years ago — a mere blink of an eye in evolutionary terms — humans and chimpanzees went their own ways. Previous to that, we were one and the same species, and even now we remain genetically closer than dogs and wolves.

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Adapting Stephen King

I have never been a “the book is better than the movie” person. Sure, I think that sometimes an adaptation can really miss the mark of the book’s intent, or leave out one of my favorite plot points, but I hate comparing one medium to the other. Movies don’t have to remind us which characters are talking, or go into detail about a room’s furniture, or make it clear when one scene is over and a new one is beginning.

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Bethany's Picks - Inside No. 9

A year ago, I got the opportunity to develop an Honors course at the university I work at. Without hesitation, I came up with the theme: anthology television. I grew up watching The Twilight Zone, and Night Gallery, and Tales from the Crypt.

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A24: Girl, We Need to Talk

After drying out from the endless supply of Johnnie Walker I was plied with at the 2017 Oak Cliff Film Festival, I gathered my wits about me, found my car keys, and had some time to reflect. As a result of this, I realized, A24 Productions, we need to talk, girl. I was lucky enough to get into the well-attended screening of your latest outing A Ghost Story, and I got exactly what the trailers promised me.

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Jessie's Picks - Top 10 Revenge Movies

John Wick, directed by Chad Stathelski and David Leitch, is a modern take on the classic theme of revenge. This is done in a slick, stylized, engaging and edgy way. In celebration of this film arriving in cinemas 10th April courtesy of Warner Brothers, let's take a look at some other films that have reimagined the revenge narrative.

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Jessie's Picks - Keanu Reeves’ Greatest Action Roles

There are few action stars as iconic or that have enjoyed as much longevity as Keanu Reeves. Although he established himself as a star in the stoner comedy, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, he quickly rose up in a series of brilliant action films such as Point Break, Speed and of course, The Matrix. About two decades after these legendary roles, Reeves is still at the forefront of the genre, partly thanks to the success of the John Wick series, which reminded many people why they loved him in the first place.

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