apehoodThis weekend, two of the year's very best movies are hitting theaters. One is Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," a sensitive, down-to-earth drama that took twelve years to film; the other is "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a 3D studio extravaganza that features a whole platoon of anthropomorphic apes. Still, they're both very much worth watching, both examples of the seemingly limitless possibilities of cinema, both visually and emotionally. And now, they've been brought together in a super clever mash-up video.

Below you'll find "Apehood," a video made by our buddy Nelson Carvajal, that combines footage from "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and this week's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," with the basic structure and heart-tugging music from the "Boyhood" trailer. It is, in a word, genius -- and every bit worthy of the two amazing movies it is (pardon the pun) aping.

Any more explanation would ruin the fun, so just watch the trailer. And keep in mind that "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and "Boyhood" are both in theaters this weekend. You know where to purchase your tickets...



Rise of the Planet of the Apes Movie Poster
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
PG-132011
Based on 39 critics

Will Rodman (James Franco), a scientist in San Francisco, is experimenting with a drug that he hopes... Read More

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Poster
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
PG-132014
Based on 48 critics

Ten years after simian flu wiped out much of the world's homosapiens, genetically enhanced chimpanzee... Read More

Boyhood Movie Poster
Boyhood
R2014
Based on 50 critics

The joys and pitfalls of growing up are seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane),... Read More