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  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★½

    “The data suggests that it tracks its prey, exploits weakness. Seems to enjoy it, like a game.”

    The concept from “Predator” has been through a number of evolutions as a film and a franchise, so in this show we’ll dissect the DNA infusions brought to the bunch with the latest release. Written and Directed by Film Board favorite Shane Black, we’re excited to examine what’s new and different here as well as the appropriate level of homage to the classic-ly…

  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes

    Battle for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★

    "Ape never kills ape."

    Twentieth Century Fox had found great success with their Planet of the Apes franchise, but they also were learning that a continuous run of sequels would bring less and less money back in. So by the time they got to the fifth entry in the series, the budget was a pittance compared to that of the first film. This time, however, it really feels like the cheap end of a franchise. Join us – Pete Wright…

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  • Intact

    Intact

    ★★★★

    "Place your bets."

    Juan Carlos Fresnadillo broke onto the international scene with "28 Weeks Later," the sequel to Danny Boyle's film, and has been tied to a number of high-profile Hollywood projects since, including the just-announced "Pet Sematary" remake. But it's his feature film debut, 2002's "Intacto," that one only need look at to understand why this writer/director is in such hot demand. Join us -- Pete Wright and Andy Nelson -- as we begin our Foreign Language series with…

  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★½

    “The savage must be shackled in chains. You are that beast, Caesar.”

    J. Lee Thompson was meant to direct the original Planet of the Apes film but wasn’t able to due to project conflicts. By the time the franchise got to the fourth film, Thompson was invited back to finally make his mark. The budget was lower than it had been previously, but he still did his best with what he had, and he made the darkest of the franchise.…