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‘Apes’ a worthwhile franchise resurrection

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Jason Wallis

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011 8:18 am | Updated: 11:56 am, Fri Aug 12, 2011.

Summer is winding down, and I find myself unburdened by the bitter cynicism that typically plagues me this time of year. It’s a pretty good time to be a moviegoer, relatively speaking, as it’s rare thing indeed to look at a multiplex marquee and actually find a handful of films that are worth seeing (“The Smurfs,” of course, notwithstanding).

This week we’ll look at another strong late-summer release, and slated for next week is “30 Minutes Or Less.” It should be good for a laugh or two, provided you can come to terms with the fact that it was apparently inspired by a horrific true-crime case that resulted in a mentally challenged man getting his head blown off by an exploding neck collar. I guess anything can be comedic fodder these days ...

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