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3 things about Matt Reeves’ DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [2014] 1. Ligeti hunt. 2. The power comes on and he almost begins to dance, but doesn’t. 3. An “X” on the front of the house.

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3 things about Rupert Wyatt’s RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Rise of the Planet of the Apes [2011] 1. He draws his window on the wall of his cell. 2. Flypaper dangling around the office. 3. “Apes stupid.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Robert Wise’s THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN

The Andromeda Strain [1971] 1. Pecked out holes in the arm, no blood. 2. NO GROWTH flashes on the lenses of her glasses. 3. His directive that everyone should get 6 hours of sleep a day is promptly forgotten.

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3 things about Arch Oboler’s THE BUBBLE

The Bubble [1966] 1. “You’re making too much of this. After all, what’s childbirth? Just a sexy bellyache.” 2. Floating tray of beers. And as it approaches, you can see the wires affixed to the corners of the tray. 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Franklin J. Schaffner’s THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL

The Boys from Brazil [1978] 1. Bare-breasted woman sweeping the veranda. 2. Before burning the place, the thug carefully retrieves the bust and portrait. 3. Chunk out of his leg. Gregory Peck’s dyed black hair and mustache are everything.

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3 things about Saul Bass’ PHASE IV

Phase IV [1974] 1. Squished abdomen. 2. Skittering across her navel. 3. “We didn’t know for what purpose. But we knew we would be told.” Pretty fantastic. Why this isn’t better known and applauded is a mystery. It would make … Continue reading

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3 things about Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR

Interstellar [2014] 1. “Repopulate the planet. Start pulling your weight, old man.” 2. A tear rolls down his cheek. It hits the plastic tubing on his face, disappears. 3. “It’s too clean.” 3 other things.

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