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Fox Makes a Date with WETA and Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Apes

Looking to permanently wash away the memories of Tim Burton’s tepid and oh so silly Planet of the Apes remake? (Really, why did Helena Bonham Carter’s ape have perfectly shaped eyebrows?) Fox is moving full steam ahead with its prequel, hiring an effects company, giving the flick a new title, and even setting a proposed release date.

According to Variety Twentieth Century Fox will release the prequel Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Apes on June 24th, 2011, with Rupert Wyatt confirmed to direct and Peter Jackson’s visual effects company WETA handling all the digital bits.

Wyatt will be working from a script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. No other details were available at press time, but we’re hoping for something along the lines of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, which in itself was a prequel starring Roddy McDowall playing a very intelligent ape named Caesar who spearheaded the revolt against the humans. Please, powers-that-be — GIVE US THIS and make it violent!

Fox Makes a Date with WETA and Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Apes

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  • LivingDeadPunk

    Wow. Genre Nazis.

    I’m all for DC covering anything that even vaguely reminds me of Helena Bonham Carter from PotA, as the things I’d do with that sexy little chimp would truly horrify most people.

  • Uncle Creepy

    Rest assured guys, our formula isn’t changing. We may get a little fringy every now and again but horror is our main bag in all of its forms.

    As for there being plenty of horror to cover, we agree, and we do our best to cover every little bit of it as soon as possible so you don’t miss a trick. If there’s a horror movie out there that we haven’t mentioned yet, tell us about it and we’ll be more than happy to bring you as much about it as possible.

    • Floydian Trip

      Creepy, it’s absurd of you to expect people to get behind a website they visit every day of their lives.

  • PelusaMG

    If Mr & Mrs Creepy want to cover sci-fi films on this site, THEY can do that… It’s their site (well, you know what I mean), so they can do what the hell they like with it. I’ll still be here regularly, because the horror stuff isn’t going away, so what’s the point of moaning about what people choose to review and report here? If you don’t like what’s going on, don’t stick around… It’s not like they’ve been posting news/reviews of “The Hottie and the Nottie” for Christ’s sake!

    • Terminal

      PelusaMG just some advice: the best way to bring people to a site you love is to insist they keep coming, not telling people to go somewhere else. I mean if you ran a restaurant and people didn’t like what you were serving, would it be good for business to say “Go eat somewhere else then!” or to say “Well if you don’t like what we’re serving, you could at least try out our food.”

      As their friend I can understand why you would cheer them on regardless of what errors they’re making, and they can do whatever they want; hell it’s not my site so who gives a shit?

      And if they want to cover sci fi, then that’s their right, but then it will cease to become a horror site and I’m pretty sure only THEY will continue to think they’re running a horror site.

      The line will blur. They’re already covering science fiction and action movies (Hobo with a shotgun, machete), and rock music that has nothing to do with horror, so I think it’s time for DC to drop the “we’re horror” pretense and just cover all the genres like Arrow in the Head did a looong time ago when it became obvious he stopped being solely about horror.

      But again it’s not my site, so you could run Looney Tunes for all I give a shit. I just thought it was an interesting bit of evolution over the years.
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      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

      • Floydian Trip

        There isn’t enough good horror to talk about plain and simple. I grew up on horror and sci-fi in equal doses so I’m not offended by science fiction being covered. Nor would it bother me to see Fantasy being covered. I’m a geek all around and so are these guys I can tell. They shouldn’t have to take shit for putting it all out there or have to justify covering anything to anybody and I include myself in that since I take a difference with the amount of coverage Twilight gets on this site.

        • Terminal

          Once again I like you back peddling for “Stop covering sci fi!” to “Hey they can do what they want” just to get in good, okay, I understand that.

          But if there’s not enough horror being put out there look for ways to enrich the experience.

          Don’t cover everything on some desperate threads trying to connect it to horror. “”Watchmen” was my favorite horror movie of the year because it had killings in it.” Uh huh, riiiight.

          Just saying. It’s their website. I’m just a reader being told to go elsewhere if I don’t agree with the coverage, so what do I know?
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          “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Floydian Trip

            Have I ever said stop covering sci-fi? Uncle Creepy? I want more of it if anything. I have said stop covering Twilight but ‘cmon I’m not the only one. Creepy even gets shit about that on the DFF’s.

          • Terminal

            Dude, you’re really not helping to argue for the site’s favor, so put the brakes on.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Floydian Trip

            It doesn’t really matter that you are incapable of comprehending most things being discussed but they know that my frustration lies in them not committing themselves to broadening the sites horizons like they could. They like to tease. But at the end of the day it doesn’t matter. They’ve been pretty successful doing their own thing. Whatever that may be. It’s cool they covered Moon at least but that movie is as pure a science fiction movie as it gets, imo. io9 is a pretty badass science fiction site and is one of a dozen I frequent but I like the people involved with Dread Central more. I don’t recognize individual names on the other sites because I just don’t give a shit. It’s much like reading Edge magazine.

          • Terminal

            I’ll keep that in mind when you’re bitching next time about why they covered one thing and not another, kay?
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Floydian Trip

            The difference is you act like you want to leave the site because they get into other genres, like that’s a threat. Haha. I want them to cover more because they write well and I know them individually aside from the occasional random person that writes a review here and there. I felt the same way about Play magazine. They were my favorite gaming mag while they were around because I knew and liked every editor of the magazine very much. I gave Dave Halverson shit all the time for acting like every game that came out was the best game ever made including Golden Axe: Beast Rider but I respect and admire the shit out of him. Shit a couple of the editors were trying to convince me to talk to Dave about writing for the magazine for a good year until they finally got the hint that I just wanted to read it. They should have taken my advice and stopped trying to be such a niche mag though. That just doesn’t work today and in this economy no matter how badass their covers were every month.

          • LifeMi

            Agreed, FT. I don’t understand why Terminal freaks out every time something non-horror gets brought up. It’s not like Arrow in the Head where they cover non-horror as much as horror; it rarely happens and there’s usually a good reason (I’ll give you Punisher War Zone, though). Nothing personal against the guy, but it just seems like he complains whenever he gets the chance. It’s annoying. As far as I’m concerned, SciFi is close enough to horror that there’s no problem covering it on this site.

          • Terminal

            Actually LifeMi I don’t “Freak out,” as you put it. I’ve yet to actually “freak out,” and I don’t complain just because I consider it to be fun, you’re not actually trying to see my point of view, there’s just more pointless cheerleading going on here.

            I just wonder why a site that purports to cover horror and horror only crosses the lines to broaden the definition in an attempt to be sought out for more coverage.

            It’s like they intentionally blur the lines for more ability to spread over the genres making it impossible to classify the actual site as horror at all. I mean covering rock bands that have no connection to horror, covering action movies (hobo with a shotgun, machete) that have nothing to do with horror, and the like undermines the alleged mission statement that this website is horror first and foremost.

            And I’ve yet to read an excuse that hasn’t made me roll my eyes. “Horror fans love rock and roll,” yeah I love classic rock and the Beatles, are you going to start covering them? “We’re covering the hulk because it’s a man who turns in to a big green monster,” so what’s going to happen in Iron Man 3 features Mandarin and the giant dragon fing fang foom, will they be reviewing the movie?

            See, that’s the shit about running a horror specific site, so many opportunities arise to cover other things and you have to basically work around your original intent to be able to seize such the opportunity.

            I’d say right now that DC is 80 percent horror related, and they seem to be straying farther and farther from the actual genre confines the bigger they get.

            But again, it’s not my site, if they started reviewing a drama movie because it’s directed by John Carpenter, then it’s not in my power to dictate what they do and how they rationalize it, I just find it rather humorous now that they’re still considered a source for horror when clearly that was lost long ago.

            But hey, it’s not my site, so who am I to talk, right? I’m still coming here for horror news, so they can do whatever they want.

            And I guarantee if I stop pointing out what they’re not doing today, someone will come in tomorrow to do what I was. And probably more.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Vanvance1

            I’m on your side with the one exception that I don’t know of another site that does a better job covering horror than DC.

            It’s our duty as fans to help keep contributors focused.

          • Terminal

            Exactly, Vavance! A fan isn’t one who says “Everything you’re doing is fucking excellent! I love you and I’ll take whatever you give me!” An actual reader points out flaws and challenges the people and keeps them on their toes.

            And said people shouldn’t bitch about one or two people complaining but more so handle them like you would customer service. “We love your business, we love your suggestions, and trust me we’re working on doing our best to improve ourselves and give you what you want! Please come back!”

            A fan doesn’t say “Don’t like it? Well go somewhere else!” Because in actuality that has the opposite affect. The people who insist they’re working for the site are causing readers to go elsewhere and that works against what the site is going for.

            Wacky, no?

            I can just imagine how some people would run a store here.

            “Do you have this shirt in black?”
            “No I’m sorry.”
            “Can you special order it for me?”
            “No, just go somewhere else if you don’t like what we sell, okay? I’m trying to run a business!”
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Uncle Creepy

            You guys keep us on point that’s for sure. However. Terminal, it does help to hear a bit of good every once in a while too. People “cheerlead” for us at times because they recognize that we are trying to do our best and they appreciate it. Still, I’m sure you’ll find something negative to say about what I just wrote too so, it’s like pissing in the wind. Whatevs.

            I do wonder though … you spend so much time saying how we should do this this and that, yet for the most part you hardly ever comment more than once, if even that, in stories that are about horror movies which regardless of what you say IS what we cover first and foremost. Yet here you have a gazillion posts about how off the mark are.

            The point is, man, and this isn’t meant as a slight, that you seem to live and breathe to argue and be negative. That’s why people ride you, dude. Lighten up a little bit every once in a while.

          • PelusaMG

            A few comments, in lieu of the comments above:

            1. I am not personal friends as such with the people who run this site. I am a regularly reader and comment’s contributor, but have never met anyone ‘behind the scenes’ on a personal level. That’s not to say I would not happily share a beer or several with the DC folk. I’m just pointing out that my support of the site is largely because I enjoy what they do and the news/reviews etc. they submit, but also because I have enjoyed watching this site grow and develop into what it is today. So in that vein, I am a ‘friend’ of DC…

            2. I say it is their site and they can do what they want with it, because that is the truth. I run a religious studies website that deals with general religious themes/ethics/philosophy etc., but if I wanted to change and do something else I can… Sure, I would lose a lot of readers/users, but at the end of the day my site is a reflection of my personal interests, and if I decide that one day I no longer want to write about religion, ethics, philosophy, I can do what the hell I like (no pun intended)!

            3. I think it is inevitable that DC is going to change/evolve as the horror genre changes/evolves. DC is a reflection of what is going on in the horror genre right now, and that is a movable feast. A few years ago the modern Torture Porn genre started with “Hostel”, and we got all this hoo-ha about whether this was ‘horror’ or not. At the end of the day, it’s subtle definition. As WIB said elsewhere, it’s largely what freaks her out that defines horror for her, but what does it for her might not do it for others. So what is horror? For me, it’s the macabre, the grotesque, the crossing of boundaries… but that can apply to many different genres, not just horror! I mean, “Alien” is a horror film, but also sci-fi… but what about “Aliens” or “Alien 3″ or “Alien: Resurrection”? Same creature… same premise… but the later films are significantly more sci-fi than horror in light of the first. “Predators” is way more sci-fi than horror, but it’s covered by DC and no-one bats an eyelid. What I’m saying is that it’s a fine line, and most of the time, down to personal taste.

            4. I do think people are entitled to say, suck it up or go elsewhere when something changes. To go back to Terminal’s analogy of the restaurant… If the owner decided to change the menu (because it’s their restaurant and they can do that), and some customers keep coming in to eat, but when they do they always complain that the menu has changed and that they want the old one back, at some point the owner is going to ask them whether they should keep eating there? I mean, people are entitled to complain about changes being made, and voice an opinion, but after that, if they keep coming back to bitch and moan about a horse that has already bolted… well… you get my point!

            Please consider the environment before printing this message…

          • Terminal

            Creepy, people ride me? Where? When? I never see that honestly. I see blustery “way to go” comments over and over and when you guys do make mistakes people are generally accepting of literally anything you guys do, while if one (just one) comment arises that’s remotely critical, you guys immediately switch to red alert and start to shoot from the rooftops.

            That’s pretty indicative of the type of people that run the site if one person alters the course of the day. Oh and let’s not forget the passive aggressive call to arms from the troops to crucify anyone who dare step out of line.

            I DO cheer, I cheer a lot, you just hate the fact that I don’t cheer YOU and kneel down and kiss your toes and praise the wonder that are people who write for free. That’s what it is. I yell from the rooftops about news items, I admittedly went orgasmic about the Walking Dead series casting news, I went fucking ballistic about Super 8, I praised DC for showing “Pig” for free for the visitors, and I’ve engaged in a lot of positive debates about movies defending M. Night, respecting most of the people who said I was nuts for liking his movies, and so on.

            But at the end of the day you don’t want me to be positive (which I am), you want me to be a cheerleader for you guys.

            You have enough of those on this thread who don’t want to see what I’m trying to express but just want to shut me up lest I make an actual valid point and risk their connection with you and this place that would grant them a back door entrance in to your world. You can do without another cheerleader, thanks.

            I think Foy is very funny and very talented, I think you’re a swell guy, I think Morgan is very insightful, but I’m not about to bend down and start sucking, so save your breath. In fact someone on the site even said “Trust me, Foy is a very good guy.” And I’m more than prone to believe that, but I go by what I see on this site.

            Congratulations on every bit of success that you have and have had, I’m sure you worked very hard for it, but learn once and for all (especially as someone older than me) that you’re not always going to have someone puckering up at your presence.

            Frankly one of the few “staff writers” on this website I can stomach is Debi Moore and that’s because she chooses to accept the fact that I don’t kiss anyone’s ass here.

            She says “I won’t bother because that’s where he stands.” And I respect her for that.

            Learn that and you can enjoy your success a lot more. More power to you. I’m a reader, not a cheerleader, I’m critical, not a hater, and I’m observant, not a sycophant.

            Mano a mano, if you ever want to settle this, give me a call, shit we’ll shoot the breeze and you’ll see the veil come down, but I don’t expect miracles, frankly, because it’s easier to proclaim me a troll or negative than to actually see my side. I accept that.

            That’s my final word on this issue. See you around the site.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Foywonder

            If our alleged mission statement is first and foremost horror and by your faulty accounting only 80% of our coverage is horror-related then that sure sounds even by your own logic that horror remains our first and foremost. Geez. Do you walk into gas stations and begin arguing with the clerk, “How can you can call yourself a gas station? Look at all this food and drink and novelty items and cigarettes… You’re only 50% gas station!”

          • Terminal

            Foy, um I’m not aware but gas stations don’t put out a sign that says “WE ONLY SELL GAS, GAS, GAS! JUST GAS! ALL THE TIME!!” And secondly, I don’t walk in and tell them how to run the show, but I don’t also stand up and clap at every little thing they do either. But hey, that’s just me I guess, I go to a horror website and expect news about horror related items.

            I’m just unusual that way, sue me.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Foywonder

            Please point me in the direction of the blinking sign on the website that reads “WE ONLY REPORT HORROR, HORROR, HORROR! JUST HORROR! ALL THE TIME!!”

            Is it next to the mission statement?

          • Terminal

            Foy, here’s what I see on the top of my browser:
            “Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central”

            I think you see this:
            “Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Rock and Roll, Music, and sometimes Action Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central”

            I don’t know, maybe I’m just imagining things. And it’s pretty funny now you’re making a case that this site isn’t solely horror now thus proving my point.

            Now dismiss me as a troll and have your supper, Timmy.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Foywonder

            I’m not trying to make your case. I’m trying to follow your logic. And I have no intention of dismissing you as a troll since I have long since understood that your sole mission statement is “I COMPLAIN, THEREFORE I AM.”

          • Terminal

            Foy once again you’re just insisting I’m complaining for the sake of complaining and you’re just refusing to see my points at all, and it’s quite exhausting I have to say. I mean you’re the guy who insists this site is horror yet you cover a movie about the Titanic and point me out in the news items telling me to shut up, it’s a clear indicator you know full well what the deal is on this website, so cut the malarkey and just call a duck a duck.

            You may not be dismissing me as a troll, but that last line is you practically covering your ears screaming “Lalalala I’m not listening Lalalala!” when I explained why I am “complaining” in the first place long ago.

            Seriously, dude. Seriously. It’s enough.

            But hey, it’s not my website, I don’t pay for the domain, I’m just making observations. You guys can do (and have done) whatever you want. I’m just a reader.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Foywonder

            You calling someone else exhausting…

            I’ve heard your argument. Christ, we’ve all heard your argument. You’re so thickheaded you fail to realize our dismissal isn’t because we’re ignoring your complaints. We’ve given up trying to reason with you. It’s impossible. We joke about it now, hence the line in the Titanic 2 story. You’re so far gone you’ve now reached the point of trying to tell us how to run our website while claiming you’re not trying to tell us what to do and screaming martyr troll status when we don’t agree with you. But yes, it is our website and we can keep doing what we want and you can keep hitting refresh every five minutes for an opportunity to complain some more about it. I’d done. I have better things to do tonight like going down to the street corner and arguing with a schizophrenic hobo as to whether or not the CIA is sending him messages via his dental fillings. G’night!

          • Terminal

            Attaboy, Foy. Sleep well. It’s like that line from one of my favorite songs “Whatever gets you through the night…” Good talking with you. Le sigh.

            Or as a “fan” would say: You fucking rock, I love you. Keep doing what you’re doing! You’re perfect in every way.

            Double le sigh.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Foywonder

            I think you really ought to look into this – http://www.drugs.com/paxil.html

          • Vanvance1

            I don’t think it’s appropriate for you to make this personal when it is actually about an objective issue: DC content.

            Also, as a movie reviewer (specifically a reviewer of often terrible flicks) you are a critic. It’s your job. Your reviews are often highly amusing and help the reader determine if a a film is worth their time. Why? Because the criticism/review is couched in an entertaining way.

            Terminal is also a critic and his comments on DC are equally amusing and worth reading.

            But when the argument starts being about the people instead of the issue at hand then everything becomes a lot less focused and interesting.

          • FireRam

            Please, for your own safety,wear an aluminum foil helmet! If you get creative enough there are all kinds of nifty shapes you can make so that the “cap” appears fashionable. It’s for your own good!! Just sayin’.
            PS: Dentists know we have caught on to their little “fillings” gimmick. Chiropractors are now implanting chips in our spines!!!!!

            Hehe,LOL.
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            SILENCE…..I KILL YOU!

          • RingoJ

            Hey man, I see where you’re coming from.

          • Terminal

            Thanks RingoJ. Now go get me some yummy female hookers.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • RingoJ

            Shit, if I had the money i’d be getting a rub and tug right now.

          • FireRam

            You want happy ending?
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            SILENCE…..I KILL YOU!

          • LifeMi

            Terminal, I understand your point of view. This is a horror site first and foremost and you don’t want them to stray from that. I’m right there with you. I’ll never understand why Punisher: War Zone was reviewed on this site, to give you an example. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with talking about Science Fiction. It’s not 100% horror, but it’s close enough that I don’t see a problem with that being covered. I’m not against you complaining about it; I just happen to think you’re blowing it out of proportion.

          • Floydian Trip

            Did you see Punisher: Warzone Lifemi? Awesome movie. More gore and exploding heads than any 10 horror films in recent memory.

          • Terminal

            Punisher: Warzone was fucking great, IMO. Not as good as the 04 Punisher, but still really fucking good.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • LifeMi

            The phrase “a good punisher movie” doesn’t exist, although Lundgren’s version is cheesy fun.

          • Terminal

            I disagree. Punisher 04 is great, Punisher 08 is gory fun, and Punisher 89 I’d like to burn in a warehouse.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • LifeMi

            Punisher 04 was bland in my opinion; the only good moment is that last shot of him on the bridge.

          • Vanvance1

            I’ve been disappointed with all the Punisher movies so far. I wouldn’t call them terrible but none of them stand out in the violent ways they should. Warzone started out with a lot of promise but after the opening scene it all went South.

          • LifeMi

            You hit the nail on the head, Vanvance1. None of them are atrociously bad; they’re just generic, below average fair. It’ll be a long time before we ever get a good Punisher movie.

          • Terminal

            Gotta say I still disagree. Punisher 04 and 08 were great flicks of a different tone. I loved the slow build up for 04 and the balls to the wall violence of 08.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Terminal

            LMAO, a threat? Oh please. You presume too much. I could leave right now and no one would give a shit because there are about two million people who will come here and take my place and kiss up in a sycophantic manner as you have been doing so gracefully.

            I don’t threaten to leave like I’m holding it over their heads. You think when it comes down to it they actually give two craps if I come or go? At the end of the day they’re still running a website and are still going to go to bed and sleep easy, it’s the internet, it’s not life or death.

            No, if anything their underlying contempt for their readers guarantees I won’t be missed and I am not posing delusions about that. No one is indispensable on the internet. No one.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Vanvance1

            For the most part I agree.

            Planet of the Apes isn’t horror. True it’s connected in that Rod Serling who wrote horror penned the original screen play… but that’s about it.

            I would like to see an end to all music coverage since that is DEFINITELY not horror.

            Also an end to all coverage of romance movies (Twilight).

            I don’t object to any SF that crosses over(Pandorum). And I do love SF, but I get my SF fix in other places.

            And yes, there IS enough horror news to support the site. If you don’t think so you’re not paying attention.

          • Terminal

            Vavance1 speaks major truth. I know that for websites to get the word out they cross lines of genres so they can get more coverage, but lately it’s getting rather absurd.

            But hey, it’s your website.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • G.D.

    “Really, why did Helena Bonham Carter’s ape have perfectly shaped eyebrows?”

    Honestly, THIS is your big problem with the movie?

    There are so many REAL problems, but you’ve got a movie in which apes have the power of speech, rule over humans and wear clothes and your big red flag is that they take part in personal grooming?

    • Terminal

      I thought the ape make up was rather incredible, to be honest. I loved the way Tim Roth looked.
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      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Floydian Trip

    Even the apes done practically in these movies sucked. Compare the original planet of the apes apemen to the ones in Kubrick’s 2001 which came out the same year and there is a world of difference. I never liked these planet of the apes movies. But if DC wants to cover sci-fi why not Moon and Avatar. There’s enough Avatar news coming out constantly to rival Twilight. The young director of Moon did an amazing job with only $5 million and is now working on a spiritual sequel to Blade Runner that I’m highly anticipating.

    • Uncle Creepy

      We covered Moon. Apes is fringy. Always has been. Is it more sci-fi than horror? Yes. But waking up in a world dominated by talking murderous apes is a pretty scary notion. We decided to cover it.

      • The Woman In Black

        Damn right we covered Moon. And I got shit for days for including it on my Best of ’09 list. Out of everything that came out that year, it chilled me to the bone like no other.

        • Terminal

          Saving Private Ryan chilled me to the bone and was gory as hell. Didn’t make it on my genre top ten of the 90’s. There’s a line there kitten.
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          “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Uncle Creepy

            Saving Private Ryan had nothing to do with talking murderous apes hellbent on enslaving the human race, there, kitten.

          • Terminal

            It’s MR. Kitten and the argument I’m making is that any movie can be gory, disturbing and generally horrific, but you have to straddle a line there.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Floydian Trip

            I don’t think they need to concern themselves so much with straddling any lines. We all grew up the same way.

          • Terminal

            Dude before you backed peddled so gracefully you were essentially making the same point I was. Either piss or get off the pot.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Floydian Trip

            It’s all yours. The only point I was trrying to make is that there is better sci-fi to cover than Planet of the Apes even with WETA.

          • Terminal

            Better Scifi? Like what? I’m dying to know this one.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Floydian Trip

            I mentioned two of them. I hadn’t realized they covered Moon. But they should still be following the director if you ask me.

          • Terminal

            I have “Moon” on my DVR. I can’t wait to see it.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Vanvance1

            ‘Moon’ is on my to buy list; I’m sorry I missed it in the theater.

            A new PREQUEL to Planet of the Apes is on my to avoid list.

            Let it rest, the concept has been milked and the cow is dry. Stop pulling on here chapped and sore teats.

          • Terminal

            We’re still talking about movies?

            Just keeding.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Uncle Creepy

            But don’t you know, Terminal? You’re one of the elite few who get their jollies by engaging in pointless internet debates! It’s just not everyone’s bag, man! ;)

          • Terminal

            We’re on a horror site. The whole of your comments section from users is pointless internet debates. You don’t exactly churn out Aristotle-like quotes yourself buuuuuuuuuudddiie! Please regale us with your nuggets of Freudian wisdom!

            Anyway, who did you like in the original POA series? I loved Caesar.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Uncle Creepy

            With ya there, man. It’s all about Caesar. Ever see the R-rated cut of that flick? It’s primo!

          • Terminal

            Never seen it. I still have the VHS boxed set. Still have yet to upgrade it.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • The Woman In Black

            Yeah, but who’s to say where that line is? Not everyone will put it in the same place. Obviously SPR isn’t in the least bit a genre film, but a lot of us thought Moon was enough of a hybrid to include it on the horror side.

          • Terminal

            SPR had flame throwers, okay? FLAME THROWERS!
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Floydian Trip

            I see Moon as pure sci-fi. I didn’t get any kind of horror vibe from it at all. But show me a horror fan who doesn’t love sci-fi just as much and I’ll show you a horror fan who…..is too into horror films.

          • The Woman In Black

            No feeling of dread and gloom as to the fate that had befallen poor Sam Bell? That’s the very definition of horror to me. Then there’s the mad scientist/Frankenstein-esque angle, too, which is certainly more sci-fi, but it often falls in the horror category as well. Maybe I’m rationalizing because I absolutely adore Moon, but it’s as much a hybrid to me as District 9, and we covered the hell out of that without too much dissension from the troops.

          • Floydian Trip

            If you want to consider Moon a horror flick then you have to also include Silent Running and if you do that then you should also think about Logan’s Run, etc.

          • Vanvance1

            Saving Private Ryan pissed me off.

            If you are Spielberg you can put what you want on screen (same with Mel Gibson) and you’ll get the rating you want; but if you’re making a horror film the ratings board stands ready to do you up the arse.

          • Terminal

            Saving Private Ryan is based around actual events, what does that have to do with horror?
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          • FireRam

            I liked Saving Ryans Privates better haha.

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          • Terminal

            Passion of the Christ was a snuff film disguised as a religious experience designed to make money and make the religious rubes feel more guilty about a guy they never knew.

            Saving Private Ryan was ABOUT something and meant something. It’s a masterpiece.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

      • Floydian Trip

        OK, so once again I missed it. Just read WIB’s review of Moon and it’s really spot on. Must have been a difficult one to sit down and write. I know when I watched it for the first time I had absolutely no idea what I was in for. What a wonderful movie. I just loved the effects. I’ve got my eye on that guy.

      • Terminal

        Actually they were no murderous. They captured and hunted humans but they did it more so to dominate them and make them pets and use them for medical experiments which eventually resulted in death but not intentionally since it was meant as a commentary and irony.

        But you were saying…?
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • Uncle Creepy

          Did you not see the original prequel that showed how everything went down? You know the one in which the apes grabbed automatic rifles and clubs and massacred any human they saw?

          But you were saying?

          • Terminal

            Ohhhhhh yeah! I thought you meant the original first flick. I stand corrected.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • FireRam

            He told you. LOL
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          • Terminal

            He sure did, didn’t he? My little creepster is growing up.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • The Buz

    Wow, CG apes. I’ll be skipping.

  • Floydian Trip

    This is science fiction.

    • Terminal

      Dude seriously quit copying me.
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      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”