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This Week's New Movies: "Apes", "Change-Up" & More

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    A young "Mad Max" fan trying to build a flamethrower in preparation for the apocalypse falls for a pretty blonde who ultimately breaks his heart and sends him spiraling out of control. Opens Aug. 5. (Published Friday, Aug 5, 2011)

    A pleasingly solid "Apes" reboot, one of the year's worst films, one of the year's best films, a cross-country documentary, an indie drama, a period piece and some Aussie horror are waiting for you...

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    James Franco stars as a scientist whose quest to cure Alzheimer's leads him to accidentally create a strain of super ape that threatens to take over the world. In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Bellflower"

    [NATL] "Bellflower"
    A young "Mad Max" fan trying to build a flamethrower in preparation for the apocalypse falls for a pretty blonde who ultimately breaks his heart and sends him spiraling out of control. Opens Aug. 5. (Published Friday, Aug 5, 2011)

    The Change-Up
    Ryan Reynolds is a pot-smoking ladies' man, Jason Bateman is a lawyer and family man--when the two men urinate in a fountain they find they've suddenly switched bodies! Hijinks ensue... Co-stars Leslie Mann and Olivia Wilde. In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

    Bellflower
    A young man's "Mad Max"-inspired preparations for the apocalypse are interrupted by a sexy blonde who breaks his heart into a million pieces. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

    [NATL] "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
    James Franco stars in this prequel to the original classic that takes us back to a simpler time, when Man ruled the Earth. Sadly, this era appears doomed. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" opens Aug. 5. (Published Thursday, Apr 14, 2011)

    Magic Trip
    Documentarians Alex Gibney and Allison Ellwood splice together vintage footage and audio recordings of Ken Kesey's famous cross-country trip with his Merry Pranksters. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    Gun Hill Road
    Esai Morales stars as an ex-con who moves back to the Bronx only to find his wife harboring feelings for someone else and his son going through a sexual awakening for which the father is unprepared.. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Ryan Reynolds & Jason Bateman Pull A Switcheroo For "The Change Up"

    [NATL] Ryan Reynolds & Jason Bateman Pull A Switcheroo For "The Change Up"
    Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman chat about their new "dark" and "dirty" R-rated comedy, "The Change Up." Also, was it difficult to try to copy each other's mannerisms for the movie? Plus, how did Jason prepare for his nude scene? (Published Monday, Jul 18, 2011)

    Mysteries of Lisbon
    A 19th-century period piece in which an orphan is the common link between a wealthy priest, a mad countess, an ex-pirate. In Portuguese with subtitles. In limited release, watch the trailer

    The Tunnel
    A found-footage horror film set in the tunnels beneath Sydney, Australia, in which a team of investigative journalists uncover a terrifying story. In limited release, watch the trailer