Ape Conquest: ‘Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Project Nim’
Apes. They’re everywhere these days! This past weekend, Rupert Wyatt’s entry into the Planet of the Apes canon, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, won over both audiences and critics around the world -but where Derek, Justine and/or Simon impressed? Find out in a two-part (non-spoiler / spoiler) review. They’ll also be talking about Project Nim, a new documentary from the director of Man on Wire that treads eerily similar thematic ground. That’s right folks: it’s Caesar vs. Nim.
(Note: Simon would like to apologize for sounding extra grumbly in this episode; he was quite ill.)[powerpress]
The White Stripes – “Conquest”
The Kinks – “Apeman”
Brainiac – “Radio Apeshot”