The 13th Floor

Films 

History of THE PLANET OF THE APES Part 8: Future of the Apes

Catch up here! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 20th Century Fox played it smart with RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. They kept the budget low (well, lowish – the movie cost just under $100 million) and unlike the Burton remake, this one didn’t feel […]

Films 

The War Is Here In Latest WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Trailer!

When I’ve had the opportunity to speak with some of the FX legends of the 80’s that I grew up admiring, eventually the discussion goes to their biggest early influence. 90 percent of the time, the original 1968 PLANET OF THE APES is cited as the defining film that turned these artists toward the path […]

Films 

Check Out These Early Student Films Made by Iconic Genre Directors

I went to film school, and it was there that I learned I should never, ever become a director. As such, my short films will never see the light of day. Luckily, that is not the case for more talented filmmakers. Thanks to the internet, you can find practically anything these days — including the student […]

Toys 

Remembering The Electronic CLOVERFIELD Toy That Roared To Life In 2008

Heading into 2016, I think it’s safe to say that nobody expected they’d soon be buying a ticket for a movie with the word CLOVERFIELD in the title. Completely out of nowhere, J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot unleashed the trailer for 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE upon the world earlier this month and Abrams describes […]