SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Can’t figure what new movie to watch this weekend? Here are some of the latest movie releases out this week. We’ll help you find the movie you’re looking for:

This week in Bay Area movie theaters, with Twentieth Century Fox’s latest re-boot of “The Planet of the Apes” franchise is neither a sequel nor a prequel but it does have the built in brand recognition from the original series of films spawned from the 1968 sci-fi classic starring Charlton Heston. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” featuring Palo Alto native, James Franco is a fresh interpretation of the original series of films and has no connection to Fox’s 2001 “Planet of the Apes” re-boot which starred Mark Wahlberg.

Also in theaters, the sixth R-rated comedy to hit theaters this summer and the second starring the ubiquitous Jason Bateman, Universal’s “The Change-Up” co-starring Ryan Reynolds will put a new spin on an old twist with a debut gross expected in the $12 million to $15 million range. From “Freaky Friday” to “17 Again” and countless films in between, this time the formula gets the R-rated treatment and therefore “The Change-Up” should enjoy solid date crowd appeal this weekend.
August 5

Movie Reviews:

Here is an advanced review of next week’s release of “The Help”, based on the bestselling novel by Katheryn Stockett, starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Jan Wahl | KCBS All News 740AM & FM106.9
KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews ‘The Help’ (PG-13):

‘The Help’ Movie Preview:

Movie Previews:

‘The Change-Up’ Movie Preview

‘The Perfect Age of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Movie Preview

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Movie Preview

‘The Whistleblower’ Movie Preview

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