The epic film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens today across North America in 2D and 3D. This time around, the apes are created using motion capture. Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, plays Caesar, the leader of the apes, who are being threatened by human survivors of a devastating virus. Click here for showtimes. Also opening in wide release today is Begin Again, about a singer/songwriter (Keira Knightley) who gets dumped by her musician boyfriend (Adam Levine) when he strikes it big. Just as she’s about to head home to Britain to lick her wounds, a down-on-his-luck record producer (Mark Ruffalo) discovers her and convinces her to record an album. Check it out if you’re in the mood for a romantic movie with catchy tunes and click here for showtimes.
Opening in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa today is a biopic about Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic of all time, called Life Itself. It opens July 13 in Vancouver; July 25 in London, Waterloo and Victoria and on September 12 in Winnipeg. Click here for this week’s showtimes. Playing in one cinema only this week is Doc of the Dead, at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas in Toronto. This documentary, which explores the origin of zombies, will subsequently open July 25 in Calgary; July 30 in Winnipeg; July 31 in Vancouver and August 30 in Waterloo. Click here for this week‘s Toronto showtimes.