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Mark Kermode chooses 25 of the best films for children

From early animation to foreign-language gems via all-time classics, a range of movies to whet budding cinematic appetites

What is a children’s film? Is it a film aimed specifically at younger viewers, tailor-made to cater to their growing needs? Maybe it’s a film about childhood, a coming-of-age story that resonates with a wide range of viewers, young and old alike. Or perhaps it’s simply any film that a child could watch, anything that isn’t restricted by its nature to adult-only audiences.

When I was a kid in the late 60s and early 70s, there were two movie classifications that excluded younger viewers: the AA category, introduced in 1970, for which you had to be at least 14 years old; and X-certificate movies, which were restricted to over-16s or (after 1970) over-18s. Films that fell under these prohibitive categories included everything from the David Essex/Ringo Starr Brit-pop
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Six Action-Packed Box-Sets For Dads To Binge On This Father’s Day

Father’s Day is incoming! This Sunday, dads all over the country will be doted on by their little ones with mountains of food, and lots of booze. I say that as a new father in the hope that at least one of those no doubt far-off dream comes true. If anyone out there is struggling for ideas for the important dad in their life, here are six newly packaged box-sets perfect for bringing this weekend. Time to let dad hold the remote for a change!

Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray

It might seem like these are always playing on TV but the Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray set is absolutely packed with bonus material. We add that this box-set contains Just the first six movies in the series (sans The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi), but with the new movie due in cinemas this December, it
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Preview of Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1

Boom! Studios celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Planet of the Apes franchise this coming Wednesday with the release of Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man; check out a preview here…

Celebrate over 50 years of one of cinema’s most important franchises with this one-shot collection of stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes’ most dangerous enemy: the beast called man!

Featuring stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors.

Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 is out on October 31st, priced $7.99.

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First-look preview of Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man

Boom! Studios is set to mark the 50th anniversary of the Planet of the Apes franchise this October with the release of Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man, an all-new one-shot which features stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors. Check out a first-look preview here…

“Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 kicks off our 50th anniversary celebration with an incredible batch of writers and artists with a passion for the series,” said Cameron Chittock, editor, Boom! Studios. “Featuring familiar faces and all new characters, this collection of stories from the human perspective is one fans will not want to miss.
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Boom! Studios celebrates 50th anniversary of Planet of the Apes with two specials

Boom! Studios has announced that it is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Planet of the Apes franchise with two brand new specials.

First, in October 2018, Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1, celebrate over 50 years of one of cinema’s most important franchises with this one-shot collection of stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes’ most dangerous enemy: the beast called man! Featuring stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors.

This one-shot features stories by writers Dan Abnett (Aquaman), David Walker (Luke Cage) and Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Low Road West); artists Carlos Magno (Kong of Skull Island), George Schall (Dark
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Best 4th Movies in Franchises Ranked, From ‘Jaws IV’ to ‘Mad Max Fury Road’ (Photos)

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Best 4th Movies in Franchises Ranked, From ‘Jaws IV’ to ‘Mad Max Fury Road’ (Photos)
Not many film franchises get the distinction of hitting number four. It’s even more impressive when they’re actually good. This 4th of July, we’re counting down from worst to best some of the most notable “number four” in their respective franchises.

“Jaws IV: The Revenge”

“I have never seen it (Jaws 4) but by all accounts it is terrible,” star Michael Caine said about the movie. “However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific.”

X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009)

Thank the heavens that “Logan” and “Deadpool” happened.

Batman & Robin” (1997)

Isn’t this an ice list?

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” (1972)

Fans of the “Planet of the Apes” prequels might be interested to see Caesar’s original origins, although the new films do the character more justice.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol” (1987)

Did you know the Razzies had a “Worst Original Song” category?
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To Save the Future, Marvel Studios Must Forget Its Past

At this point, 18 movies in — with the 19th, <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/topic/avengers-infinity-war" target="_blank"><em>Avengers: Infinity War</em></a>, unspooling April 27 — it's almost reductive to say that Marvel Studios is on a run. What it has done, if you ask any other production entity in Hollywood, is rewrite the rules of the game.

There have always been sequels and prequels and spinoffs. (Forget the time-tripping narrative of the original <em>Planet of the Apes</em> movies — which saw 1972's <em>Conquest of the Planet of the Apes</em> take place centuries before 1968's premiere installment — at your peril.) But the Marvel Cinematic ...
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20th Century Fox Announces “50 Years of Planet Of The Apes” Celebration at USC, Including Screenings of All 9 Movies

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Planet of the Apes film franchise (which all started with Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel La Planète des singes), and 20th Century Fox will celebrate in style with with free "50 Years of Planet of the Apes" events at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, including a massive prop exhibit and retrospective screenings of all nine films in the franchise:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Jan 24, 2018 – Twentieth Century Fox Film today announced a year-long celebration of the iconic sci-fi franchise Planet Of The Apes.

The still-expanding series has to date produced nine films, two television series, novels, comics, games and other collectibles and merchandise and is arguably one of the key properties in establishing the modern template of successfully creating sequels, spinoffs, and merchandising from one original storyline through multiple media outlets.

The first film in the popular series was released in February 8, 1968 and is now considered a classic,
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The Beautiful and the Damned Dirty Apes: A History of The Planet of The Apes

Author: Cai Ross

The original Planet of The Apes movies occupied a curious netherworld of critical opinion. With each film, the budget was sawn in half, leading to a successive pattern of diminishing returns that led to a cheapening of its esteem. The spin-off TV show was quickly cancelled, further dulling the lustre and few people even remember the animated series that finally put the Apes to bed until a rude awakening in 2001.

However, for all their child-pleasing capers (the family-friendly G rating was a mandatory stipulation from the studios), the Apes movies deftly juggled important themes and arguments about slavery, free-will, nuclear war, vivisection, racism and oppression, and man’s innate capacity for cruelty. In pure storytelling terms, the circuitous plot links the first five movies (and the new post-Rise cycle) into a pleasing, if relentlessly pessimistic, self-perpetuating full-circle.

Enormous box office successes in their early stages, they spawned
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How Planet of the Apes Kicked Off the First Sci-Fi Film Saga

Don Kaye Apr 3, 2019

Over 50 years later, the original 1968 movie Planet of the Apes still feels revolutionary.

It was in January 1963 when French author Pierre Boulle (The Bridge On the River Kwai) published a slim novel titled Le Planete des Singes, known internationally as Monkey Planet or Planet of the Apes when it was published later that year in the U.S. Boulle wanted to write less of a science fiction novel and more of a social satire in the style of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Nevertheless, he used the template of sci-fi to tell the story of astronaut Ulysse Merou, who travels near the speed of light to the star Betelgeuse in the year 2500, where he becomes trapped on a planet that is ruled by intelligent, civilized apes while humans are mute savages -- and where he must prove he is different.

Boulle could not have known that
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"Twin Peaks," Episode 5 Recap: I Love How You Love Me

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.The key image in Part 5 of the revived Twin Peaks is of a woman in ecstasy. Recall, however, the subtitle that series co-creator/director David Lynch appended to his thorny 2006 masterpiece Inland Empire: "A Woman in Trouble." The line separating rapture and anguish is a blurry one, especially for Lynch's ladies, who are as likely to end up exquisitely chiseled corpses (the ubiquitous Laura Palmer; Part 2's doomed henchwoman Darya) as they are world-weary survivors. For the moment, let's focus on Rebecca "Becky" Burnett (Amanda Seyfried), daughter of Rr Diner waitress Shelly Johnson (Mädchen Amick), though Becky's last name—taken from ne'er-do-well husband Steven Burnett (Caleb Landry Jones)—obscures the identity of her father. (Dana Ashbrook's now-law-abiding Bobby Briggs is the most likely candidate,
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New Trailer Promises 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Is Like No War We've Seen Before

What began as a hopeful foray into experimental science has now descended into an all-out war on Earth. Rise of the Planet of the Apes rebooted the series to great success, borrowing elements from the fourth entry in the original series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, to cook up a fresh and feisty movie. In similar fashion, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes resembled the original fifth entry, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, though it too morphed into something quite distinctive. Dawn left things open for another direct sequel to follow and soon War for the Planet of the Apes will arrive in theaters. Back in December, we saw the first trailer for the movie, which established the battle lines between the apes and the humans. Reluctantly, Caesar (Andy Serkis) must lead...

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New Trailer Declares 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Is Like No War We've Seen Before

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What began as a hopeful foray into experimental science has now descended into an all-out war on Earth. Rise of the Planet of the Apes rebooted the series to great success, borrowing elements from the fourth entry in the original series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, to cook up a fresh and feisty movie. In similar fashion, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes resembled the original fifth entry, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, though it too morphed into something quite distinctive. Dawn...

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War For The Planet Of The Apes Won’t See The Apes Take Over Earth Says Andy Serkis

I was one of the folks who was dead set against the idea of a Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy. If you’ve followed me for any period of time, or listened to an episode of Los Fanboys Podcast, you’ll know that I’m a fan of mystery, and I don’t mean that in a traditional sense. By “mystery” I mean allowing things that are mentioned in passing to remain as such. There’s not necessarily a need to go back and show every single thing that was mentioned. Earth was taken over by Apes. Great. I’d much rather imagine how that went than see it on the big screen.

Luckily for everyone, I wasn’t calling the shots over at 20th Century Fox, because the result so far in the two prequel films, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,
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Review: "The Hired Hand" (1971) Starring Peter Fonda And Warren Oates; UK Dual Format Release From Arrow Films

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By Tim Greaves

The first of only three films for which Peter Fonda took up residence in the director's chair – the others being Idaho Transfer (1973) and Wanda Nevada (1979) – unconventional western The Hired Hand (1971)is the jewel of the triad. A couple of fleeting outbursts of violence aside, it's heavy on gentle drama and light on shoot-'em-up action, as such more a thinking man’s western than one whose white hats and blackguards are clearly defined from the outset and proceed to serve up a profusion of rapid-fire gunfights with bounteous squirts of ketchup.

Following an upsetting incident which prompts him to reflect on his life choices, drifter Harry Collings (Peter Fonda) informs his travelling companions Arch Harris (Warren Oates) and Dan Griffen (Robert Pratt) that he's decided to return home to the wife and daughter he deserted six years earlier. Before they can part ways Dan is shot by a
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The Best Dystopian Movies and TV Shows

Jim Knipfel Feb 4, 2019

These are some of the increasingly plausible bleak futures Hollywood has envisioned for us in dystopian movies and TV.

In the 1930s, editor and social critic H. L. Mencken wrote, “All government, of course, is against liberty.” Mencken also wrote, “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” Given the results of the recent presidential election, you can grab pretty much anything Mencken wrote 80 years ago, and it would still seem curiously apt today, maybe even more than it did then.

From the moment humans decided to stop all that tiresome hunting and gathering, opting instead to settle down and get civilized, there’s always been a nagging fear. When you agree to live in a community with other people, you are
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Buck Kartalian, Planet of the Apes and Cool Hand Luke Star, Dies at 93

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Buck Kartalian, Planet of the Apes and Cool Hand Luke Star, Dies at 93
Buck Kartalian, a former bodybuilder who went on to play Julius, the gorilla who harassed Charlton Heston's character in Planet of the Apes, died Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 93. He died of natural causes at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, California, his son, Jason Kartalian, told the trade. Kartalian gained fame in 1968 when he was cast as Julius in the science-fiction film, the cigar-smoking gorilla in charge of security at the Research Complex for studying humans. He memorably uttered the line, "You know what they say: 'Human see, human do.' " He was
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Examining Hollywood Remakes: Cape Fear

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Our series on remakes continues with a graphic reimagining of a moody suspense thriller from the 1960s. This week, Cinelinx looks at Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear (1991).

Both versions of this film have very similar plots—based on the novel “The Executioners” by John D. MacDonald—but the approach of the respective directors are so different that the two films become very distinct. The original 1962 version of Cape Fear is a Hitchcockian suspense drama, while the 1991 remake is more of a slasher film. Both films tell the story of an obsessed ex-con/rapist who manipulates the loopholes of the law in order to stalk a man he hates. It’s interesting to see the same story interpreted so differently.

The 1962 version starred Gregory Peck, one of the greatest actors of his—or any other—generation, along with Robert Mitchum, who is wonderfully menacing as the villain. It was directed by J. Lee Thompson,
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Gear Up For Spring With All of the Exciting New Movies Coming to HBO Now in April

Just in time for Spring, HBO Now and HBO Go are gifting us with some brand-new titles for April that will blow through your living room like a breath of fresh air. From the nonstop laughs of Amy Schumer's Trainwreck to the terrifying dinos of Jurassic World, there are plenty of incredible titles to choose from, so don't miss your opportunity to watch them while you can. Also make sure you check out March's selection before they disappear, plus Hulu's new April movies! Theatrical premieres: April 2: Trainwreck Unrated April 9: Lucy April 11: Inherent Vice April 18: We Are Your Friends April 23: Jurassic World April 27: Dracula Untold April 30: Paper Towns Original programming highlights: April 1: El Hipnotizador April 4: Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures April 7: Animals. April 9: Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper April 10: Togetherness April 14: HBO First Look:
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