Watch ‘Apehood’ – Where ‘Boyhood’ and ‘Dawn of the Planet of Apes’ Meet

A parody trailer makes it rounds as the two best reviewed films of the year are released…

ApehoodTwo of the best reviewed films of the year open this weekend, Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood and Matt Reeves‘s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  Nelson Carvajal, a writer and video editor from Chicago, did a brilliant mash-up of the two films called “Apehood.”

Watch the trailer below.

Boyhood is distributed by IFC Films and is currently open in limited release.  Linklater’s film is currently holding a top five Oscar prediction for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.  Chances are after this weekend, it’ll be popping up in more categories including Best Picture and Director when the next round of predictions are updated.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is distributed by 20th Century Fox and holds a top five Oscar prediction for Best Visual Effects, though it’s a top-tier contender for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.  There are already rumblings around the internet for an acting campaign for Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar.  Similar cries were made in 2011 for the original reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, resulting in only a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination by the BFCA for Best Supporting Actor.  I can’t imagine much traction happening this time around but sometimes Oscar can surprise us.

APEHOOD trailer (Boyhood & Dawn of the Planet of the Apes mashup) from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo.


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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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