The Cold War was one of the most frightening periods of American history, a roughly 44-year period marked by tense relations with the Soviet Union and the constant threat of mutually assured destruction. During the 13-day Cuban missile crisis, the standoff between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. brought the world closer to the brink of global nuclear war than ever before or since, with President Kennedy and Soviet Premiere Khrushchev "eyeball to eyeball" until Khruschev "blinked" and war was averted.
By the '80s, economic stagnation and the rise of strong nationalist and separatist moviements combined to tear the Soviet Union apart, finally putting an end to the Cold War. But, would Khrushchev have blinked at all if he had had an army of obedient, tireless, super-strong soldiers at his command? The world we live in today would be a very different place indeed had the Soviet Union's experiments in breeding humans with non-human apes come to fruition. Think Red Dawn meets Planet of the Apes, but for real! Hybrid humanzees and chumans! Oh, my! >> Posted 03.21.13 by BrentJS
When it was recently announced that 20th Century Fox was planning a modern-day prequel to the Planet of the Apes franchise, the June 24, 2011 release date given for the movie seemed overly optimistic, especially considering it will likely be heavy on special effects However, the project is apparently in high gear with the recent announcement that Rise of the Apes (tentative title) will begin production on July 5th, with Golden Globe-winning actor James Franco headlining. more on Rise of the Apes >> Posted 05.21.10 by BrentJS
As fans of the Planet of the Apes movies know, it's inevitable that we humans will eventually be overthrown by our ape brethren to become servile savages in a world tailor-made for gorillas, orangutans, and chimpanzees. The question is: How exactly will this happen? Plans to answer that question in a prequel movie, scheduled for release June 24, 2011, were recently announced. see the movie's synopsis and more >> Posted 05.18.10 by BrentJS
The ReelzChannel 100 began when we asked Leonard Maltin for his favorite Hidden Gems of the decade. His list led the web team into a general discussion about the best movies of the decade and — after no small amount of debate, arguing, and (we're not proud to say) some petty name-calling — we decided we'd better bring it to an end with a company-wide vote. Then it was just a matter of tallying up the votes and hoping for the best. Lucky for us, ReelzChannel is filled with a staff ranging from movie lovers to movie fanatics. What turned out isn't what you'll find on a critic's best of list — instead it's what movie fans really enjoyed.
In day seven of the ReelzChannel 100, we highlight the 10 Biggest Movie Disappointments of the Decade. Posted 12.29.09 by reelz