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War for the Planet of the Apes

Hail Caesar! The smart ape and his herd return to the big screen for the final battle: War for the Planet of the Apes.  Starring Woody Harrelson as a human Colonel who spent years hunting the apes...but may have a secret mission besides. Fans seem to be going ape for this latest film in this prequel series. Donate to Now Playing to find out if our hosts thought this was a War worth fighting!

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Donation Bonus

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was one of 2014's most hotly-anticipated movies. That is quite a boost for the cerebral franchise that had lain dormant for 28 years before the disastrous 2001 remake. That all changed with 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes which introduced Caesar and his smart apes to a new generation of moviegoers, and excitement built in the past 3 years to launch this newest film to a strong opening and the next sequel already in development for a 2016 release. Could this newest Planet of the Apes film be the best yet? If you donate and support Now Playing in the next 2 weeks you can listen and find out!

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Donation Bonus

More than a decade after Tim Burton's film failed to make audiences go Ape Fox tried again to revive their historic franchise. Rather than again revisit the story from the original novel writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and director Rupert Wyatt decided to retell the story of how Apes began their conquest of Earth--a story previously told in 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. The result--Rise of the Planet of the Apes--was a critical success and box-office hit, leading to this summer's hotly anticipated Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. How does this film hold up a few years later, and is James Franco a suitable mad scientist? If you donate and help keep Now Playing Podcast going you can listen now and find out!

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Planet of the Apes (2001) - Donation Bonus

Planet of the Apes seemed to be lost in time after the fifth movie in 1973 and the failed, short-lived TV Series. To studio 20th Century Fox, however, the Apes were always an opportunity for a return, and attempts to revive the franchise went on for over a decade. They eventually settled on director Tim Burton, who had successfully modernized Batman just over a decade before. While profitable, audiences flung poo at the movie screens (metaphorically) and this rebooted vision terminated after one film. But was the movie as bad as its reputation? With your Gold Level donation to Now Playing Podcast you can listen and find out!

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes - Donation Bonus

Battle for the Planet of the Apes was always intended to be the final film in this classic sci-fi series. With Fox executives' eyes firmly on a television future this fifth installment was designed to close out the saga and design a universe full of more episodic adventures. However, with a slashed budget, executive interference, and few returning cast members could this Battle ever be won? With a gold level donation to support Now Playing you can listen and find out!

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - Donation Bonus

After the comedy showcase that was Escape from the Planet of the Apes viewers probably wouldn't expect a violent commentary on race relations as a follow-up. But that was exactly what was delivered in the fourth film of the series -- Conquest of the Planet of the Apes starring Roddy McDowall returning in the new role of ape revolutionary leader Caesar. This film was heavily modified to be family-friendly for release, but still had a harder edge than the previous films. Does this change of tone fit the series? Listen to this preview, then donate to support Now Playing podcast to find out!

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes - Donation Bonus

The first Planet of the Apes film ended in a way that begged for the story to continue. The follow-up Beneath the Planet of the Apes, however, ended on such a note that it seemed impossible there were more stories to tell of the future Earth under simian rule. Yet three more movies are in the original series, and the third tells how friendly apes Cornelius and Zira were able to Escape From the Planet of the Apes and travel to California in the year 1973. Does this change in time, place, and attitude sit well with Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob, or would they like to Escape the film? If you DONATE and support Now Playing you can listen and find out!

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes - Donation Bonus

The original Planet of the Apes was full of surprising twists and turns. From talking, horse riding apes to the Statue of Liberty at the end, audiences never knew what to expect. Could any sequel be as shocking and match the cultural impact of the original? That was the challenge for 1970 follow-up Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Charlton Heston's Taylor returns, as do Nova, Dr. Zaius, and many other familiar ape faces, but now they must face a new, subterranean danger. If you donate to support Now Playing you can go underground with Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie and hear the review now!

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Planet of the Apes (1968) - Donation Bonus

In 1968 movie audiences were stunned and riveted by Planet of the Apes, an allegorical sci-fi film based on a book by French novelist Pierre Boulle. It quickly garnered four sequels, a TV show, a comic series, and even a cartoon. Now this franchise has new relevance as prequel, reboot movies draw in new fans. But how does the original Charlton Heston film hold up 46 years later? Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart review the original Planet of the Apes in this bonus episode. Get your hands on the damn dirty Apes podcasts and support Now Playing by donating!

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