No doubt about it, Rise of the Planet of the Apes has to be the movie of choice for the week, doing an excellent job of letting us know exactly how the whole thing got started. As with all the best tragedies it was born from the best of intentions, with a lofty and laudable goal; curing one of the major plagues of our time, Alzheimer’s. If the trailer is any indication this one should be edge of your seat time adventure.
If you are looking for lighter fare, The Change Up may be what you are looking for. It is a familiar enough trope; two people are each jealous of the others situation, and through magical intervention swap bodies. Hopefully the writers find some humor to bring to the table that isn’t as well used as the stories premise.
The documentary choice this week is a major slice of history. Magic Trip was filmed back in 1964 but never seen until now, as Ken Kesey (author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Neal Cassady, and the Merry Band of Pranksters made their epic road trip to the New York Worlds Fair.