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FILM REVIEW – The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

By Marty Mulrooney

The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is a computer animated film based on The Adventures Of Tintin, a series of European comic books created by Belgian artist Georges Rémi, who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson, the film is based on three of the original comic books: The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn, and Red Rackham’s Treasure.

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FILM REVIEW – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

By Marty Mulrooney

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a science fiction film directed by Rupert Wyatt starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow and Andy Serkis. It is a reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise, acting as an origin story for a brand new film series. Will Rodman (Franco) is a scientist trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by testing a new man-made virus on chimpanzees. When a female chimpanzee goes on the rampage and is killed, Rodman takes her baby home, naming him Caesar (performed via motion capture by Serkis). Caesar shows remarkable intelligence as he grows older, but this unnatural leap in evolution will come at a terrible cost…

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