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Reviewed by Casey Broadwater, December 13, 2011 The five original Planet of the Apes films—and even the bafflingly bad 2001 Tim Burton remake—are essentially B-movies with unobtainable A- level aspirations. They're campy and far out and (mostly) entertaining, of course, but you can't take them seriously at all. Charlton Heston in a loincloth? Those goofy rubber masks? Today's audiences are a bit more savvy, though, and for this year's unlikely reboot—Rise of the Planet of the Apes—20th Century Fox has opted to take the series in a slightly more sophisticated direction. Though it borrows bits and pieces from most of the films that came before, especially 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Rise starts from scratch and asks us to forget that the other movies even exist. James Franco stars as Will Rodman, a scientist doing Alzheimer's research at an ultra-high-tech pharmaceutical laboratory outside San Francisco. The 50 Best Movies of the Decade (2000-2009)


The 50 Best Movies of the Decade (2000-2009)

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)Writer/Director: Wes AndersonWriter: Owen WilsonStars: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Andrew Wilson, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Danny Glover, Bill MurrayStudio: Buena Vista Pictures With his third movie, Wes Anderson let all his quirks run rampant: a storybook setting that is and is not New York, a uniform for each character and an obsession with childhood detritus. Rather than deflect the family’s conflicts (as Anderson’s critics claim), these elements only enhance its spiritual conundrums, making The Royal Tenenbaums Anderson’s most directorially confident and emotionally cathartic film—a bittersweet ode to regret, forgiveness and hard-won contentment.

—Stephen Deusner 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. Best Movies (of All-Time) 50 Best Movies of 2010. Much has been debated about the quality of the top movies released this year, but that we were able to pull together a list of the 50 best movies of 2010 means it couldn't have been so bad after all.

50 Best Movies of 2010

After the jump, we count down our favorite movies of the year, from the mind-bending 'Inception' to the movie that may have defined our generation, 'The Social Network.' Think you can figure out which movie topped our list? The 50 Best Movies of 2009. Call us greedy, but we've said it once, and we'll say it again: Ten is not enough.

The 50 Best Movies of 2009

While nearly all movie critics engage in the time-honored tradition of ranking their picks for 10 best flicks of the year, we prefer to take this time of year to recognize the admirable quantity of quality movies being produced, despite our occasional moaning that says otherwise. Therefore, like we have the past several years, we count to 50. The big stories from 2009's list: Family fare ruled, with four animated films ranking in our top 15. The 50 Best Movies of 2008. Most movie critics make it an annual tradition to rank their top 10 films of the year.

The 50 Best Movies of 2008

We think that's way too limiting -- what with instantly classic superhero flicks ('The Dark Knight,' 'Iron Man'), top-notch comedies ('Tropic Thunder,' 'Role Models'), fantastic family fare ('WALL-E,' 'Kung Fu Panda') and must-see Oscar contenders ('Milk,' 'Slumdog Millionaire') all in the running. Believe it or not, we've got 42 more where those came from ... The 50 Best Movies of 2007 (and the 10 Worst) Some 300 movies came out in 2007, and we managed to see almost every one that mattered (sorry, 'Who's Your Caddy?

The 50 Best Movies of 2007 (and the 10 Worst)

'). Hollywood had a good year, despite all those three-quel let-downs. We battled like Spartans (but with fewer casualties) to hammer out this definitive list of the year's 50 best, plus 10 we could've lived without. 50 Best Movies of 2007 50. 'Transformers' Director Michael Bay took a washed-up, aging toy line and transformed it into one of the biggest, baddest action flicks we've seen in a long time. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45. 44. 43. The Only 2011 Movie Calendar You Need. The greatest films of all time: download the data, as a spreadsheet. Greatest films of all time: Psycho Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext/ The Guardian/Observer greatest films of all time are being revealed and you can follow the whole lot here.

The greatest films of all time: download the data, as a spreadsheet

Each day, our top 25 movies will be released, and each day here on the Datablog we will add them to our and the sortable table below. The best films of the '00s. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) Top 100 Tuesday: 100 Best Movies of the Decade. EmailEmail Since we first published our 100 Best Movies of the Decade in 2009, films have continued to get bigger and better.

Top 100 Tuesday: 100 Best Movies of the Decade

Here’s an update to the original list. Here’s what we originally wrote five years ago. We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams. If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie. Quick Year-to-Year by the Numbers: 2009 – 11 2008 – 11 2007 – 7 2006 – 14 2005 – 12 2004 – 8 2003 – 7 2002 – 12 2001 – 10 2000 – 8 100. 99. 98. 97.