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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
(Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios)

Warwick Showcase

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(Sci-Fi Sequel)

The fourth in this epic drama once again asks the question: "Why can’t we all get along?”

Accept the fact that we are watching apes and humans on a distant planet, all who speak perfect English, and you are in for some great action and storytelling.

It is years since Caesar was around. Apes have become the dominant species, forming clans and pretty much keeping to themselves.

Owen Teague plays Noa a young adventurous ape who in the opening scene is seen swinging through the hills and forests collecting eagle eggs and riding horses.

He is chased by a dominant clan and captured, along with his new acquaintances, a wise old orangutan and Mae, a young human woman (Freya Allan).

They are brought to a compound controlled by Proximus Caesar, where they meet up with another captor (William Macy), who has adjusted to life with the apes.

Noa and Mae plot to release the apes from servitude in a powerhouse ending scene that will have you on the edge of your seat.

The secret identity of the young woman is revealed at the end of the movie.

The apes are very realistic, as are the scenes of the terrain and environment of the planet.

While pure adventure and fantasy, there are many truths scattered through the two-and-a-half-hour movie.

If you enjoyed the previous three movies and are a sci-fi fan, you should love this one.



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(Touching Story)

Netflix has brought back this 2019 touching movie about Zak, a Downs Syndrome young man (Zack Gottsagen) who runs away from a nursing home, where he has been placed because there is no other facility for him.

He is befriended by a troubled man (Shia LeBeouf) who is running from rivals and the law.

They walk along the shoreline of the Outer Banks, building a raft and a plan to reach Florida, where Zak wants to meet his idol who runs a Wrestling School.

Zak’s social worker (Dakota Jackson) tracks him down and is convinced to join them on their journey, which has a few surprises when they reach their destination.

This is one that will surely warm your heart.


Streamed live on Netflix, you can now watch the three-hour roast if you are a subscriber.

Just don’t expect a Friar’s Club type roast.

This one makes locker-room talk sound like a tea party.

It is obvious that many of the jokes have been written for some of the athletes and celebrities, and the language is non-stop obscenity.

There’s Black humor and “white boy” humor, sexual perversion, genital references and let’s just say, everything that is ordinarily off-limits for TV.

Yes, there are some funny moments in between the constant use of the F word in all its forms.

Is this what modern humor has come to?


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