One of the things that we're noticing here at HitFix is that there are a number of different ways you guys digest the information that we publish.
I am well aware that not everyone has the time to devote to a giant full-length review of a film, and I am certainly not the briefest of people when I have something I'm trying to say. That's especially true when I love a movie, and I want to go into depth or discuss why it landed on me a certain way. Film criticism is a very personal thing in a lot of ways, and yet some people are just looking for a general reaction. Good or bad? Worth my $10 or not?
We're also starting to realize just how many of you are accessing the site through various mobile devices, and how you're using the site when you do. Because of this, we're going to start trying to do things in a number of different whys. I'm never going to stop writing full-length in-depth reviews, but we are going to start adding short audio versions of the reviews for people who just want a quick bite.
This is a great week to start, since "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" is a film I could write about for pages and pages and pages. But if forced, I think I can explain quickly why it's special and why it earned my highest possible rating.
Ultimately, I think "Dawn" is going to surprise a lot of people this weekend. While it looks like a blockbuster on the surface, and there are some blockbuster beats in it, there's something else going on here, and it ultimately feels like a refutation of what we normally think of when we talk about big summer movies.
You'll see for yourself when "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" opens this Friday.
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
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