Tripping Through Gateways

I never really had any idea what this movie was about, based on the cover in the video store. s thought it was maybe about time traveling bikers in medieval times...

In 1976, we saw the first King Kong Remake.  Producer Dino De Laurentiis had this made amid legal hassles over who actually owned the rights to King Kong.  The setting is...

Filmmakers wanted to bring Godzilla to American audiences, and what they thought Godzilla needed was a white guy’s perspective.  Godzilla: King of Monsters was not so much a remake as it...

In 1954 with fears of nuclear annihilation feeding filmmakers hearts, it is no surprise Japan provided the most memorable monster of all. The film begins with a series of mysterious freighter...

King Kong was quickly followed up by Son of Kong. Song of Kong finds Carl Denham trying to avoid the public after the King Kong debacle.  He ends up returning to...

In 1933, Merian C. Cooper began making giant ape movies.  King Kong still stands as the most memorable.  Carl Denham is committed to make an epic film on the newly discovered...

Following the smashing success of the Lord of the Rings films, Jackson had the cred to get a pet project off the ground.  A remake of 1933’s classic King Kong.  He...

Godzilla has always seemed to have some trouble when Hollywood takes the reins.  1998’s misguided spectacle is the pinnacle of this.  Gareth Edwards and his team opted to take a step...

King Kong and variations on the Giant Ape concept are older than even Godzilla.  Kong: Skull Island has opted to not re-tell the story of King Kong.  Instead, this is a...

Disney’s Moana is the second time they have visited Polynesian.  The first was the fun Lilo and Stitch. This time around, Moana goes for mythical adventure. Moana is a young woman,...