Matt Reeves

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is the unmissable summer blockbuster of 2014

In 2011, the thought of rebooting Planet of the Apes seemed foolish. Then Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out, and blew audiences away. As a result, expectations were high for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the follow up to 2011’s successful venture. The results are remarkable, as Dawn offers not only a brilliant summer blockbuster, but also an emotionally powerful testimony to the nature of war and humility.

Greatest TV Pilots: Felicity

J.J. Abrams knows how to write a pilot, and it all started here with Felicity, the story of a girl who decides to chuck her dad’s life plan of Stanford and medical school, all in order to go to New York and make her own decisions. That’s right, before Hannah Horvath sat in a restaurant to be told she was getting cut off by her parents, Felicity Porter suffered the same fate, and was the original NYC gal trying on her own to become an artist—except dealing with it much younger, and much less nakedly (it’s perfectly quaint now to watch the scene where Felicity’s RA walks in on her on—oh my gosh—her nightgown!).

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