just found this clone of the classic 70s game.
Archive for January, 2010
you can listen to bbc’s report on scott brown, the guy who nabbed ted kennedy’s so-called safe senate seat from the democratic party in the u.s.
kathryn bigelow is one of the few women directing action films. in this interview she discusses the hurt locker with charlie rose on the u.s. t.v. show, the charlie rose show. or is it just now called charlie rose. go figure.
here’s the long version. below is a snippet.
here’s the thing. james cameron creates trends. like his using arnold schwarzennegger in the terminator in the early 80s ushered in the whole he-man action hero thing. and then his using leonardo dicaprio in titanic ushered in the era of the girlie men.
because filmmakers (most) are unoriginal in their thinking (jason reitman), are not visionaries (tarantino) and are just followers (happy to have a job). and so he’s the only one really whose got the power to decide, i don’t want any stars in my film, i want to create one. and then everyone else follows with similar looking guys. or the same guy.
and avatar killed spiderman. no matter what anyone thinks. which is why it will be a teen movie. because after such a visually perfect effects laden film, spiderman and those type of films look like g.i. joes playing with barbie in a playhouse. teenage girls are less demanding (see twilight).
scott brown beat his deomocratic appoinent by more than 5 percentage points. you can view the county by county map here. brown won most of his counties by greater than 60 percent of the vote.
here’s the video version of the backstage interview
james cameron directly addressed some of the ‘controversy’ surrounding his science fiction thriller. although no press guy had the balls to ask him about the so-called racist undertones. which we here feel are non-existent. he did address the accusation that his film is anti-military. the link shows a video of james cameron with some of his cast in the backstage area of the golden globes.
but the big question is. where was sam worthington for the today show interview. the whole avatar cast (well, nearly) turned up for their early morning interview but worthington was no where to be seen. drunk as a sunk? or did he oversleep?
after months and months of cover stories and innner articles about everything twilight, entertainment weekly has gone blue. it’s deep into avatar these days. wonder if sci-fi fans care enough to pick it up.
massachussetts, the state the kennedy clan lorded over for 5 or 6 decade is witnessing (perhaps) a changing of the guard. scott brown vows to be the 41st vote (in the senate) against the healthcare bill that stands before congress and looms as a noose around the necks of american citizens. for those americans who feel like they should have a chance to vote yes or no on whether or not they want mandatory healthcare (with unclear premiums and a fine for not having it), they should pause, follow this link and donate to scott brown.
we have no idea what brown stands for. but his being a republican would definitely balance out the 60 – 40 dominance the democrats have in the senate. and it would allow the u.s. to not let a comedian (al franken) decide the state of their future medical situtation. according to the bbc, 80% of americans who have health insurance are satisfied with this.