When "Rise of The Planet of the Apes" swings into theaters this weekend, audiences may be surprised by it’s cutting edge special effects, but they won’t be surprised by how it ends.
Unless James Franco is pulling a huge James Franco-esqe prank, when the credits roll, apes will have risen and taken over the planet. While this title-spoiler may seem like a unique phenomenon, we’ve counted at least six titles that have done the unthinkable and given away their own ending. Check ‘em out after the jump.
Despite all odds (and a few predictions on the Mayan Calendar), "Fast Five" is finally here! The fifth installment in the street racing franchise just opened and already broke the record for highest-grossing Universal picture with a midnight release. While the critics have given it mixed reviews, one star thinks it might be the next "Citizen Kane."
Meanwhile, the highly anticipated summer comedy "Bridesmaids" screened last night and the tweets are alive with commotion. We can't remember the last time an all-female comedy has gotten so much buzz but it's understandable when you get a load of the egregiously talented cast. Some well-respected actors and comedians were in the audience last night and somehow, someway, they got us even more excited.
And we've got some of the funniest things Hollywood tweeted about the beautiful wedding most Americans slept through.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 29th, 2011.
Why does Twitter exist, you ask? So that we can get instantaneous access to awesome breaking news. Like the fact that Elizabeth Banks has officially confirmed that she'll star in "The Hunger Games" as Effie Trinket, for instance. May the odds be ever in her favor!
Even as "Hunger Games" ramps up, the "Harry Potter" movies start winding down — but not without releasing one heck of an epic trailer for "Deathly Hallows Part 2," and Twitter users across the world fell head over heels with the new movie.
I'm @TravisHelwig, and this is Twitter-Wood for April 28, 2011.
After months of promotion (it felt like years), "The Voice" finally premiered last night to huge numbers. During the show, the twitter-verse exploded, and tweet-shrapnel came from every which way, including Hollywood.
Meanwhile, the opening of "Thor" mightily approaches, and actress/singer Miley Cyrus wants in. While she's not billed for the film, Miley posted her own addition to the superhero epic. We have a feeling it's not going to make the final cut, but hey, here's hoping. All this and "Fast Five" is already receiving rave reviews -- and one outlet just doesn't get it.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 27th, 2011.
It's Monday, which means the internet is basking in the glow of yesterday's brand new episode of "Game of Thrones." If you went anywhere near a computer in the past 24 hours, you'd know that everybody had something to say about the HBO epic, but we found some celebrity commentary that was a wee-bit outside of the mainstream perspective.
Meanwhile, "Water For Elephants" opened in a strong third place at this weekend's box office, but has garnered mixed reviews. While Hollywood's fickle critics are split, the celebrity consensus is overwhelmingly positive, at least with a sample size of two.
And you know how we told you that a "Bill and Ted 3" script was just weeks away from completion? Turns out that it's already done, and it's in co-star Alex Winter's hands. Station!
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 25, 2011.
It's Good Friday, and not just because Robert Pattinson has a new movie out. The Easter weekend has officially kicked off and the tweets are alive with celebratory glee. You don't want to miss how Hollywood's funniest comedians are celebrating the good-est Friday of them all!
While a ton of big name films are opening today, only one has been trending for the past 24 hours. "Madea's Big Happy Family" has taken over the Internet but not everyone is excited. One TV personality has a complaint to file with the concept of justice.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 22nd, 2011.
The day of the norseman is nigh! The release of "Thor" is just two weeks away and if you're like us, you're seeing advertisements everywhere. We thought the poster was just plain ol' intense, but one actor had a different interpretation of Thor's icy gaze.
Meanwhile, if you follow anyone under 60 on Twitter, you're already well-aware that yesterday was 4/20. National Weed Day has drifted away from us like a puff of smoke in the breeze, but at least the internet lasts forever -- and as actors toked up, they also tweeted out. Plus, a "G.I. Joe" cast member is officially back for the sequel.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 21st, 2011.
We reported on it weeks ago, but it was made official yesterday: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotilliard will be joining the cast of "The Dark Knight Rises." And if it wasn't for Twitter, we'd have no idea how meta this casting really was.
According to the James Cameron blockbuster "The Terminator," the artificial intelligence in the Skynet program went live yesterday, which means that our inevitable destruction is just hours away! Since we're all about to die, you might as well read a few predictions for what might be in store for the robot apocalypse.
And a beautiful actress talks about filming love scenes! We won't give it away, but it involves lots and lots of high fives.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this Twitter-Wood for April 20th, 2011.
The summer blockbuster season is rapidly approaching and the tweets are alive with excitement. Arguably, the first big film opens May 6th and comes in the form of a hammer-wielding warrior named "Thor." Leave it to Seth MacFarlane to point out the most exciting thing about the Norse God.
For us, summer blockbuster season usually means obnoxiously-excited-for-new-Pixar-movies season. We're counting down the days until "Cars 2," but one "Finding Nemo" star is upset that a sequel is not in her future.
Meanwhile, "Rio" slayed "Scream 4" at the box office this weekend and star Tracy Morgan finally gets his promotional groove on. And another comedian is celebrating Passover this year, albeit under a new name.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 19th, 2011.
Despite a vaguely disappointing opening box office, most die hard horror fans rushed into theaters to catch "Scream 4" this weekend, and the reviews were mostly positive. The litany of plot twists and meta-jokes were enough to satisfy one of Earth's biggest pop singers and even lead one "Scream" alumnus to wish she hadn't been killed off so soon.
Many people who saw "Scream 4" this weekend were also treated to a brand new trailer for the summer comedy "Bridesmaids." All the hubbub is making the film's director refreshingly excited, so he took to the tweets to make some odd requests. And then apologize.
And unless you spent the weekend in isolation, you know that everyone was talking about Nic Cage's bizarre run in with the law and the reality TV star who bailed him out of prison. Sometimes Hollywood makes it too easy for comedians.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 18th, 2011.