Retro-Musings #3: “Planet of the Apes” (1968)

The 1968 original “Planet of the Apes” movie spawned four sequels, a single-season TV series, a single-season animated TV series, a less-than-successful 2001 Tim Burton remake, and now, with the imminent July 14th release of “War of the Planet of the Apes,” three films of a rebooted POTA movie series (which kicked off in 2011…

“You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman…”

I have to admit; my enthusiasm for the new “Wonder Woman” (2017) movie was somewhat dimmed after Gal Gadot’s decent-if-not-overwhelming debut as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in the lackluster DC Comics’ movie “Batman v Superman” (2016). Before I go any further, I think I have to say that my initial assessment may have had more to do with…

Yes, we Khan! “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” at 35…

It was the best of times… June 4th, 1982 was the North American premiere date of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (TWOK); and  I still remember eagerly missing a day of school in anticipation of the sequel to 1979’s “The Motion Picture” (TMP).   This was from a kid who only a year…