1968 was a seminal year in American history.
That was the year of the Battle of Khe Sanh and the Tet offensive in Vietnam. It was the year that saw Laugh In premier on TV, the Beatles formed Apple Records, and the Pope came out against birth control. Both Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated. It was also the year that two seminal science fiction films came out, Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Not only did they come out the same year…they premiered on the same day, April 3rd. (more…)
We’re living in what is likely the peak age of reboots, remakes, rehashes, reimaginings, and every other “re” you can think of that would mean original ideas are taking a back seat to bringing old stories back to life. In the ultimate switcheroo, then, it’s always fun to see what movies made today might have been like if they had created “back in the day.” Thanks to one avid YouTuber, we can now get a glimpse at a “retro-ified” version of this year’s top-grossing movie, Jurassic World.
There’s a new batch of stills from Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes making the Internet rounds. We get a good look at the ape and human characters and some scenes like the one above that I can’t wait to see. Notice all those bullets on top of those burlap bags? (more…)