Trouble in paradise: “Star Trek: Insurrection” (1998)…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!****** “It was the best of times…” December of 1998 was not only a great time to be a Star Trek fan (two Star Trek series on the air, several movies, tons of popular toys/collectibles, etc), it was also a great time for me personally, as well. I was engaged to “she who is…

Marvel/DisneyPlus’ “WandaVision” is a bizarre homage to classic sitcoms…

*****REALITY-WARPING SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** Nick At Nite meets David Lynch. When we last saw them at the end of 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame” the living artificial intelligence mandroid “Vision” (Paul Bettany) and Sokovian ‘Scarlet Witch’ Wanda Maximoff were very much in love, but Vision had to sacrifice the “Infinity Stone” embedded in his head to help save…

Doctor Who: “Revolution of the Daleks” reunites the TARDIS fam…

****BIGGER SPOILERS ON THE INSIDE!!**** Picking up after the event’s of last year’s canon-reshaping story “The Timeless Children”, “Revolution of the Daleks” was written by current producer/showrunner Chris Chibnall and directed by Wayne Yip. In solving one minor headscratcher from the old series (the pre-canonical incarnations of the Doctor, briefly glimpsed in 1976’s “The Brain…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.12: “There Is A Tide” to be turned…

*****FEDERATION HEADQUARTERS-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** Written by Kenneth Lin, the latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery is now available for streaming on CBS-All Access, and this exciting actioner takes more than a few pages from a certain disputed holiday classic. It is also the opposite of last week’s surreal study in angst and loneliness. “There Is…

Diana loses some of her power in “Wonder Woman 1984” (2020)…

******SUPER-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!****** Back in 1978, director Richard Donner’s “Superman: The Movie” took a then-silly idea of a comic book hero in tights and made it viable for broad audience appeal. The trick was for the audience to fully invest in the character, with no winks or camp. “You will believe a man can fly”…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.11: “Su’kal” is a mystery wrapped in an enigma…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s third season, “Su’kal”, is available on CBS-AA, and it is the first episode following the departure of regular cast member Michelle Yeoh. Written by Anne Coffell Saunders (“Battlestar Galactica”) and directed by Norma Bailey, “Su’kal” also unravels the mystery of the galaxy-wide calamity known as…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 16: “The Rescue” is strong with the Force…

****WARNING! DEATH STAR-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!**** Chapter 16 of “The Mandalorian” closes out the 2nd season of this wildly successful DisneyPlus series, and “The Rescue” offers some massive surprises to both longtime and casual fans alike. I deliberately held off publishing this column for a few hours later than usual, because the spoilers are that big….

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.10: “Terra Firma, Part 2”

****SPACETIME DOORWAY-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** The conclusion to last week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery is now available for streaming on CBS-All Access. “Terra Firma, Part 2” is written by Kalinda Vasquez, Bo Yeoh Kim, Erika Lippolt, Alan McElroy and directed by Chloe Domont. Overall, the story is a fitting sendoff to the character of Philippa Georgiou…

Yes, “Die Hard” (1988) is absolutely a Christmas movie, and here’s why…

*****NAKATOMI PLAZA-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** Without going into a lengthy plot synopsis/breakdown of the 1988 action movie “Die Hard,” or its sequels, I’d like to add my voice to the ongoing online debate over whether or not the movie is truly a “Christmas film.” Short answer; yes, it is. Absolutely. Having watched it again this past weekend,…