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Gobbledygeek: Episode 191 – Chimpin’ Ain’t Easy

A new day has dawned, one which doesn’t shine too favorably upon humanity. In Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the apes have taken over…well, mostly. As Caesar and company learn, a small faction of humans still resides in San Francisco, and they believe the key to their continued existence lies in the apes’ territory. It’s not a swell situation, as Paul and AJ discover in their discussion of the second film in this new Apes franchise. They chat about the complexity of Caesar and Koba’s relationship, the likable (if simplistic) human characters, and the palpable sadness at the film’s core. Plus, the boys hop aboard the Snowpiercer train.

Some helpful links to aid in your enjoyment of this week’s episode!

“One FX Shot In ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Took 1030 Iterations” by Peter Sciretta, /Film

“Matt Reeves Defends Andy Serkis’ ‘Digital Make-Up’ Comments” by Peter Sciretta, /Film

Next time!

The gang (including Nowheresville director and Smoke Gets in Your Ears co-host Joseph Lewis) straps on their musty old half-shells to revisit the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie AKA OGTMNT.

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