Simon’s 2014: A Lego Surprise And Nintendo Fights Back

 

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2014! I had another baby and as such my Best Of The Year list is maybe not as exhaustive as Matt’s, but I could tell you anything you need to know about Go, Diego, Go!. And how 3am feels.

Here’s my best movies and games of the year.

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Podcast Episode 69: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Snowpiercer, A Good Day to Die Hard, And Others

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It’s that time again folks! After nearly a month without an episode we’re back to talk about all the news that is the news from July and the lead up to Comic Con 2014. We also have _Dawn of the Planet of the Apes_ and _Snowpiercer_ to talk about as well as _A Good Day To Die Hard_ which Simon saw for the first time this month (spoiler alert: he didn’t like it).

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Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the best movie of the summer so far. That’s not as high of praise as it should be, this summer has been rife with disappointment, but it’s high praise none the less. It’s not a perfect movie but whatever missteps it has are all ultimately forgivable given how spot on the rest of the movie is.

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Before The Dawn: Three Short Films Chronicle The End Of The World Before Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is out this weekend and that story picks up a full ten years after James Franco accidentally started the end of the world by trying to cure Alzheimer’s. Reportedly there isn’t much more than a pre-credits “the world ended” rundown in the movie but just in case you wanted some more info 20th Century Fox have teamed with Vice and Motherboard to bring you three short films set in the first, fifth, and tenth years of that decade.

These aren’t required viewing for the film but they are required viewing if you like film, I think.

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Watch This: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Motion Capture Comparison

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Holy shit it’s kind of amazing. Sorry, not kind of. It’s amazing. The clip you’re about to watch has Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbell, and a few others acting in mo-cap gear of the left and the final product on the right.

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4 New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Character Posters

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Remember Rise of the Planet of the Apes and how while James Franco and a few others had top billing the real star was Andy Serkis as the mo-capped Caesar? Well if these new posters are any indication at all then the apes are going to be the stars of the follow up Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in a big way. Let’s take a look.

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