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On this week's Operation Kino, we're once again down a member, as Da7e is taking a much-needed vacation and celebrating his birthday far, far away from us. So once again we've broken the mold and brought in a guest, inviting Popular Mechanics writer Erin McCarthy to join us for a review of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, then a discussion of motion-capture and performance-capture technology, both as seen in this movie and as a template for making films in the future. Erin happens to be an expert about it thanks to her job, so she's probably the best guest we could have gotten for this episode. First, though, there's a Lightning Round inspired by the new indie Bellflower, then tidbits, in which Erin sings the praises of Shark Week, David defends one new video game as a work of art, Patches thinks The Change-Up is the funniest movie of the year, and Katey is blown away by the book A Visit From The Goon Squad. We end, as always, with your lightning round answers for dessert.

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00:00-00:54 Lightning Round

01:10 - 24:30 Introductions and Tidbits

24:47 - 47:10 Rise of the Planet of the Apes review

47:18 - 01:02:28 Motion-Capture And Performance-Capture Technology

01:02:28 - 1:06:43 Dessert