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- July 26, 2001
Early Reviews Negative
for Planet of the Apes
Here's how Jeanne Aufmuth of the Palo Alto Weekly puts it - "Its time for Tim Burton to go back to the basics, forsaking the big-budget action picture (its not working, Tim) and channeling his visionary energies into intelligent, edgy indie material. All style and no substance is the credo of summer 2001, and Apes is no exception..."
Laura Clifford of Reeling Reviews states that, "director Tim Burton's unique look and style are nowhere to be found in this silly, pointless remake."
The only movie this summer to perform up to par with expectations was DreamWorks Shrek. Throughout the summer, audiences continued to get disappointment after disappointment (Pearl Harbor, Tomb Raider, A.I., Final Fantasy, and the "see what I can do without a finished script movie," Jurassic Park 3).
Despite early negative
reviews, advanced ticket sales for Planet of the Apes are very
strong and should easily make it the number one movie of the weekend.
More mainstream critic quotes will be available tomorrow.
Shrek Top Animated
Film Ever in Australia
Price of Dreamcast
to Drop on August 14
Earlier this year,
Sega decided to get out of the hardware console business to focus exclusively
on game development for Sega's former competitors.
News Link of the
Day - Disney's Stable of Heroes Grows
According to SMH:
"Mickey Mouse's family grew yesterday to include Spiderman, Digimon, Inspector Gadget and the Power Rangers as Walt Disney Co confirmed it was buying Fox Family Worldwide for $US5.3 billion ($10.4 billion).
Fox Family was jointly
owned by Mr. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and Saban Entertainment, a programmer
of children's shows and creator of the popular Mighty Morphin Power Rangers..."
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