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Comic-Con: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” clip shows what happens in a world without bananas

Comic-Con: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” clip shows what happens in a world without bananas (photo)

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We know that Comic-Con is a friendly place for all manner of super-powered heroes and villains, but apparently the same holds true for super-intelligent apes, too.

20th Century Fox has released the new “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” teaser it put together for Comic-Con, and the promo clip that debuted online at Fandango offers quite a bit of new footage from the upcoming film. A reboot of the popular five-film franchise produced between 1968-73, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” tells the story of the apes’ rise to power on Earth — a shift that would eventually lead to a world in which humans are no longer the dominant species.

In the teaser, we see the aftermath of what happens when test-subject ape Caesar (played by Andy Serkis using motion-capture technology) develops an intelligence far beyond that of his fellow apes and decides he’s had enough of occupying a lower rung on the evolutionary ladder. After freeing his fellow apes, Caesar and his army take to the streets, causing no small amount of damage in their wake.

In the film, James Franco plays scientist Will Rodman, whose experimental cure for Alzheimer’s first grants Caesar his accelerated IQ.

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is intended to be the first in a new franchise of films chronicling the war between humans and apes. In the original series of films, 1972’s “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” told a similar story, though director Rupert Wyatt has repeatedly indicated that this won’t be a remake of that film.

Fans of the original series should take heart, though, as Wyatt and others involved with the film have teased that there will be more than a few call-outs to the original “Planet of the Apes” saga. In one example, “Harry Potter” actor Tom Felton was cast as a character named Dodge Landon — a reference to the names of the two astronauts, Dodge and Landon, who found themselves on ape-dominated Earth in the 1968 film that started it all.

What did you think of the “Rise of the Planet of te Apes” footage? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.


Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…