Hundreds of copies of what is often regarded as the worst video game in history have been unearthed from a landfill site in the New Mexico desert in the United States.
Documentary filmmakers discovered the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial cartridges in Alamogordo, about 320 kilometres south-east of Albuquerque.
The failure of the ET game, based on Steven Spielberg’s film, was a major factor in the collapse of the game’s producer, Atari.
Some gamers speculated that thousands or even millions of the unwanted cartridges were buried in the area.
Who dumped the videos, how many they buried and why they did it inspired the dig and a documentary of the event by Microsoft Corp’s Xbox Entertainment Studios.
“For a lot of people, it’s something that they’ve wondered about and it’s been rumoured and talked about for 30 years, and they just want an answer,” the film’s director, Zak Penn, said.
When the game was first released in 1982 it retailed for about $US30. It now often sells on eBay for less than $US5. Continue reading
George Clooney broke himself off a piece of photobomb action while Steven Spielberg, Jessica Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld were walking the red carpet attending the USC Shoah Foundation Institute 2013 Ambassadors for Humanity gala at the American Museum of Natural History. Whew.
The “Gravity” star was being honored at a New York City Gala for the USC Shoah Foundation when he stumbled on a photo opportunity.
Tonight on SyFy, Tasmanian Devils, an original film staring Danica McKellar, Winnie From The Wonder Years! Like you’ve never seen her before… Wielding a flamethrower…
I’m not sure how people feel about remakes but we’ve got a big one coming along. Steven Spielberg has signed on to remake the heartwarming classicJimmy Stewart film Harvey for 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks. The original 1950 film, based on a stage play of the same name, follows a man who is best friends with an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey. The film is considered one of the greatest of its time. I can totally imagine a really good take by the master film maker. Of course I’d see a film of paint drying if Spielberg directed it. That actually doesn’t sound like a horrible idea.
There is no cast set and no timetable for filming though the studio wants to start in early 2010. If that’s the case, we’ll be hearing a lot about this movie sooner rather than later.
Spielberg released the following statement regarding the announcement:
“I am very happy to be working again with my friend Tom Rothman who shepherded us through ‘Minority Report,’ and with Elizabeth and Carla, who I’m looking forward to collaborating with. DreamWorks has experienced a creative and profitable relationship with Twentieth Century Fox in the past, and I look forward to renewing that time together.”
There’s going to be a lot of people saying that remakes are stupid and this is a foolish mistake but I say give Steven a chance. He’s obviously one the greatest directors of all time and with a solid cast and script, this movie could be great. I guess we’ll see next year.
The phenomenal and partial (can’t find full list!) list of stars who showed up at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner were Glenn Close; Robert De Niro; Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck; Natalie Portman; Stevie Wonder; Sting; Taye Diggs; John Cusack; Demi Moore; Alicia Keys; Brad Paisley; Tyra Banks; Eva Longoria Parker; Forest Whitaker; Jon Hamm; Chris “Ludacris” Bridges; young actors Miranda Cosgrove and Chace Crawford; and, for good measure, directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Umm..I think they forgot to invite a few VIPs! What about Leo and the big “O”? Couldn’t they have traded Here are pics of a few celebs out of the many: