Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) – 122

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

    Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). It is the fifth and final of the original PoA series. And in my humble opinion, it is by far the worst. We have a number of show veterans and a couple of big stars to report on. So, let’s get going. Actors Returning Roddy McDowall continued his role as Caesar from the previous movie and was shown as Cornelius in clips from earlier movies. McDowall was first covered in Episode 118 – Planet of the Apes (1968). Natalie Trundy reprised her role as chimp Lisa from the previous movie. Trundy was covered in Episode 119 – Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970).…

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) – 121

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

    Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). This movie is the fourth in original series and by my rating is 3rd out of the original 5. The mask quality continued to go down and I expected to see apes with plastic Halloween masks with the white elastic string in the back. This movie, in fact, had the lowest budget of any of the original five films. This movie played heavily on the Civil Rights struggle that was still in full swing at the time of the movie. The movie has a strong anti-slavery message. It was also the most violent of the five movies with about 59 people being killed. Most…

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) – 120

Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

  Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971). This movie is the third of the original series and in my opinion, it is the second best preceded by the original. This movie didn’t receive any big awards or feature prominently on any lists. So, with that, let’s jump into the actors, many of whom are show veterans. Actors Returning Roddy McDowall returned as Cornelius. McDowall was covered in Episode 118 – Planet of the Apes (1968). Kim Hunter also returned as Zira. Hunter was covered in Episode 118 – Planet of the Apes (1968). M. Emmet Walsh played a military aide and actually got a few laughs. Walsh was covered in Episode 36…

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The Last Man on Earth (1964) – Episode 45

The Last Man on Earth (1964)

The Last Man on Earth (1964) is a post-apocalyptic masterpiece starring Vincent Price. The movie is based on the novel “I Am Legend” The Last Man on Earth (1964) Rough Script Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. This movie is the fifth of the October 2015 films all thought it may come out on November 1st or 2nd. The Last Man on Earth (1964) is an adaptation of the 1954 novel “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson. The great Vincent Price plays the leading role of Dr. Robert Morgan. Price is the master of the macabre and many people incorrectly believe him to be English. In fact, he was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Price was from a wealthy family as his grandfather invented some kind of baking powder. He graduated…

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The Omega Man (1971) – Episode 44

The Omega Man (1971)

The Omega Man (1971) is an adaptation of the 1964 novel “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson. Maybe the boogeymen don’t stand up to modern standards, but legendary actor Charlton Heston sets the bar for post- apocalyptic survivors. Rough Script The Omega Man (1971) Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. This movie is one of my all-time favorites. It is the fourth of the October 2015 films. The Omega Man (1971) is an adaptation of the 1964 novel “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson. Maybe the boogeymen don’t stand up to modern standards, but legendary actor Charlton Heston sets the bar for post-apocalyptic survivors. Charlton Heston played the role of Neville presumed to be the last human alive. Heston was born in 1924 in Illinois. While in high school he joined…

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The World, The Flesh, and The Devil (1959) – Episode 43

The World, The Flesh, and The Devil (1959)

The World, The Flesh, and The Devil (1959) is a post-apocalyptic tale of a few survivors. Rough Script The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today is the third of our October 2015 horror movies. Episode 43 The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) is a post-apocalyptic tale of a few survivors. I originally selected this movie that I haven’t watched for a couple of scores because I thought it might be based on Richard Matheson novel “I Am Legend” (1954). However, it was not based on “I Am Legend” but I will talk more about this in Episodes 44 and 45 as we bring our October 2015 horror series to a close. This movie is based on the novel The Purple Cloud…

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