The Weekly Reel: War for the Planet of the Apes and Dueces
Splash News TV - Monday, 17 July 2017 (5 days ago)
Hey, welcome to the Weekly Reel. The place we tell you about the movies you’ll hopefully pay to see, but you’ll probably stream for free. This week we’re monkeying around with War For the Planet of the Apes. And needing a shower after the gritty trailer for HBO’s The Deuce. [PlanetApes] [SOT: Have you come to save your apes? I came for you. FX] Yeah. Looks like Caeser and his posse of primates are going ape shit in the new War for the Planet of the Apes… the 9th installment of the franchise. And as you can see – they ain’t pulling any punches. [SOT: FX] The film is set in the world where Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by that ruthless war lord Woody. And damn… they don’t monkey around. Probably because the battle will determine the fate of their species and the future of earth. So cue the gun fights… [SOT: Fx] The explosions… [SOT: Fx] Long walks in the jungles and on the beach… And get ready to Hail Caesar. [SOT: You’re him. You’re Caesar.] Take our advice: Watch it and go bananas. [Dueces] James Franco is doubling down on the gritty, grimy days of New York City that old timers reminisce about. The sweet early 70’s, when Times Square was full of prostitutes, dirty cops, drugs and crime. When the mob ruled the courts, pimps ruled the night, and there wasn’t a Bubba Gumps or TGI Fridays in sight. Seriously, they were still building the World Trade Center for Big Apple’s sake. HBO’s The Deuce might be fall’s number one new premium show… So buy a ticket, kick up your feet and enjoy your overpriced popcorn. We’ll see you next week at the box office.
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