Perhaps the world’s most famous barrel-wielding ape, Donkey Kong is one of gaming’s most iconic faces. Inventive, athletic and a family man to boot, Donkey Kong has been a prime part of video game culture for generations. The lovable gorilla has appeared in over forty different games and any Nintendo compilation piece featuring all the favourite faces would seem oddly lacking without him there. He featured as the main antagonist in the absurd 2015 movie Pixels and has had two separate TV shows based on his adventures. (more…)
We all remember E.T. from when we were kids, right? I certainly do. They made me watch it in kindergarten and I was so terrified I’ve refused to watch it since then.
Well, it’s officially been 30 years since it’s been a thing. And to celebrate that, they’re releasing the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack, which includes the original 1982 movie, an interview with director Steven Spielberg, “The E.T. Journals”, which will have never-before-seen behind the scenes footage.
In addition, the film will be playing in theaters just one night, on October 3, to celebrate its long-standing success, and Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events, shared a few words:
Thirty years ago, Steven Spielberg introduced the world to E.T. – the alien who stole our hearts with a timeless and endearing story about friendship and courage. Together with TCM and Universal Pictures, Fathom Events invites audiences – young and old – to experience the magic of ‘E.T.’ once again in movie theaters.
Coming Soon shared a few more details about these events:
Presented by NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Pictures as part of the studio’s 100th Anniversary celebration, the event features the all-new, digitally remastered feature film, as well as a special taped introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, who will take audiences through the making of this modern classic. Fans will discover how Spielberg came up with the idea for E.T. and learn what working on the film was like for the film’s three young stars. As an added treat, Drew Barrymore, who plays Gertie in the film and who currently co-hosts TCM’s “The Essentials” showcase, shares what the film means to her 30 years later.
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial remains one of the most successful movies of all time, ranking 4th in the USA box office. It has brought in so many different awards and received so many accolades for the way that it inspired people and brought fear into the hearts of others (like me).
Tickets for these events are available through local participating theaters as well as through the official Fathom Events website.
Memba The Rocketeer? That 90’s flick about a 1930’s stunt pilot who comes across a jet-pack, dons a Doctor Fate helmet and flies around fighting crime? Sure, it wasn’t the best movie ever conceived by Disney, but for it’s time, it was one of the better comic-book adaptations. Patriotic, all-American fun. Plus it starred John Locke as Howard Hughes. Oh, speaking of Americana, let’s not forget that Rocketeer director Joe Johnston has another helmeted, American hero hitting the silverscreen this year. Yeppers, he’s the one helming Captain America: The First Avenger!
Anyway, that’s beside the point. What we have hear is a charming short-animation, done Ala Pixar style. It was made by animator John Banana as a homage to Dave Stevens’ jetpack-wielding hero.
What can I say, it’s really cute and really cool, both in design and animation. Enjoyable too, with nice touches of character humor. Would definitely not mind if something like this were to inspire a tv series of some kind *wink to Pixar*.