I recommend Lightyear – and tell of a time-travelling experience Pixar‘s latest afforded me. My viewing turned into the discovery of parallels to Disney‘s 1979 commercial failure, sci-fi epic The Black Hole, the very first film I ever saw in theaters. Note: May contain spoilers for both motion pictures. Please refer to the Wikipedia pages on The Black Hole and Lightyear for full plot summaries.Continue reading “Enjoying Pixar‘s Lightyear 43 years ago”
Star Wars: The Rise of Domark & Brøderbund
The #RiseOfSkywalker began in earnest in 1987, the year of the 10th anniversary #StarWars celebration. Long before #Rey, #Ben aka #KyloRen, #Finn, #PoeDameron and the #KnightsOfRen, #computergame developer and publisher #Domark could not believe its luck when #Atari strangely did not value their Star Wars arcade game license highly.
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Star Wars: A Billionaire or Solitaire Story
Box office figures tell harsh tales. While Rogue One earned more than a billion dollars worldwide, Solo could not even crawl past 400 million dollars globally. The difference in narrative perspective explains the Death Star-sized revenue gap.
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Proposing Star Wars: The Prequels: The Remakes
With Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi in the wings, why not ponder remaking the Prequels after Episode IX?
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Alien: Covenant – Ridley does not honour his audience agreement [SPOILERS]
The latest entry in the so-called Alien-franchise disappoints as much as it frustrates the film market.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens reboots The Phantom Menace
Star Wars The Force Awakens is a Phantom Menace reboot. Time to break out that Jedi Holocron. [SPOILERS]
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The Fan Awakens: Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Untainted by Advance Publicity
When I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 16th, 2015 I was perfectly oblivious to any advance publicity. It had all started in late October 2012, when news broke that Walt Disney Studios had taken over Lucasfilm and its many assets. Kathleen Kennedy was appointed chief officer of the once Lucas-helmed enterprise and quickly proceeded to start pre-production of the seventh Star Wars installment (whilst prepping the spin-off film Rogue One in secret) . This course of surprising events made me abandon, unfollow and ignore dozens of film-related websites and social media accounts. Old habits were instantly dropped and I started distancing myself inevitably from one of my favourite hobbies, the film industry. It is therefore that I had not seen a single second, millimeter or anything of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens, whose midnight premiere I attended on said December 16th, 2015. I went in totally blank, here is how I received a film whose marketing machinery I had ignored with monkish patience.
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The Complete Retro Asylum Star Wars Trilogy
The circle is now complete: from The Empire Strikes Back by Parker Brothers to the LEGO Star Wars series, the Retro Asylum podcast saga on Star Wars retrogaming is (almost) the next best thing to finally welcoming back Luke, Han and Leia in The Force Awakens. Switch off your targeting computer and let retro flow through you…
The Retro Asylum Star Wars Podcast Saga starts here!
Paul Driscoll’s absolutely astounding volume on all things Star Wars can be downloaded here!
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Lucasfilm Games Adventure C64 port!
Brick Bambi has fully announced with the second video, of a C64 work in progress graphical adventure port of the “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ” Amiga, PC, Atari ST and Mac release. Excavate more important information AND videos here >>
Retroasylum Podcast: From Silver Screen to Video Game!
Retro Asylum goes to the movies with TheDrisk in charge of tickets and Matt Lambourne armed with the popcorn as the guys look back at a bunch of movie licensed video games!
For an in-depth analysis of the demise of movie tie-ins see Of Movie Tie-Ins and Joystick Storytellers: The Video and Computer Game Revolution that Devoured Hollywood //www.obiwandi.at/?p=1122