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Apes rule the planet this weekend in theaters

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It's a huge weekend at the movies! This is a weekend where a huge expected blockbuster film hits theaters, and the reviews for it are amazing. At the same time, another, smaller film is opening that is amazing critics and viewers alike. So, if you are a fan of action and big summer blockbusters, there's something for you, and if you are a general fan of cinema, experimental films and something a little bit different, there's something for you as well.

Here are the movies opening July 11, 2014:

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke. The movie picks up where Rise of the Planet of the Apes left off. Years after a virus has wiped out most of humanity, an ever-growing group of genetically modified apes have created a world for themselves. The remains of humanity and the apes have reached a tentative peace, but the peace is about to be broken and all out war between man and ape seems inevitable. The surprise of this movie is that the critical praise for it is huge. Some critics are even saying that this is not only the best movie of the summer, but possibly one of the best of the year. Rated PG-13.

Boyhood - Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane. A movie that follows a young man from the age of six until he reaches the age of nineteen. The amazing thing? This movie was filmed with the same cast over the course of 12 years by Richard Linklater. That means that the boy you see growing from age 6 to age 19 is the same boy. A movie that was filmed almost in secret by the cast and crew is now out and the response has been tremendous. Critics are saying that this movie transforms growing up into a true cinematic experience and that the acting and production is outstanding. Truly moving, this is a movie that any fans of cinema must see. Rated R.

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