Kathy RainClifftop Games3.5/5 starsNostalgia s a funny thing, and armed with the right tools, those infected by its bug for decades on end can turn out some amazing results.Case in point: this new breed of indie adventure games, heavily inspired by the Sierra and LucasArts point-and-click games of yesteryear, when Monkey Island, King s Quest and others dominated our boxy old PC monitors.The biggest inspiration here is David Lynch s cult TV show Twin Peaks: that reveals itself most obviously in the standard set of almost all two-dimensional characters – the forced detective, the gruff sheriff, the mysterious priest – but goes even deeper as things take a turn for the supernatural as the story progresses.And there s where Kathy Rain particularly separates itself from its forefathers: here s a tale where things actually happen, where characters grow and the story evolves.It s a more involving journey than Indiana Jones search for some random artefact or Guybrush Threepwood s endless rescuing of the governess, but it s still not without its flaws.Nostalgia for the 90s is strong these days, and Kathy Rain channels that trend to the best of its possible abilities – almost too well at times, in fact.
You can go right now to your nearest shop, slam down a credit card and purchase Nathan's Drake's last adventure.No one cares whether Indiana Jones does his own laundry or which Chinese takeaway is his favourite.Yet, somehow, Naughty Dog have managed to make a short domestic sequence Drake shares with his wife Elena one of the most exciting and engaging parts of the whole Uncharted 4 package.When you consider that this is a game where you travel the world looking for hidden pirate treasure in an effort to save your estranged brother, that's quite an achievement.Based on all of the crap Nate and Elena leave lying around in their bedroom, and the towel hanging over the shower curtain in their scruffy bathroom, the couple seem pretty comfortable in each other's company.Dirty plates sit in the sink ready to be washed, a pet hate of mine that caused me to judge Nate and Elena appropriately.
If Netflix wasn t already the most essential streaming service before, it probably will be soon.Netflix has announced that, starting in September, it will not just be a place to find Cinderella, The Avengers, Indiana Jones, and Toy Story, it will be the only place to find them.Netflix has made an exclusive deal with Disney and its subsidiaries, so no Hulu or Amazon Prime for those films.We ve heard a lot about Netflix s original shows, but this is a deal that bolsters the larger catalog in a huge way.And, of course, Netflix already had a relationship with Marvel due to Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and the rest of the Marvel Netflix shows.The real question is whether that means we ll finally be able to stream Star Wars.
Breakits Erik Wisterberg explains how Spotify has created a service that drained financially by users love. Spotify brings in 18 billion, and the loss in terms of traded penny drops radically, which guarantees future profitability. One and another record company director is said to have asked the question about Daniel Ek was a savior - or if he came to munch them up. Spotify's star power was illustrated well by the attention surrounding the founders' political moves recently. This means that the scalability that many web-based companies can enjoy absent. Output Deal Arna let you buy a catalog of rights, which you can then send again and again without a new cost hello Indiana Jones marathon in Channel 5th
The cost of letting you and me play our favorite music how much we want is a giant record in Spotify's statement. This means that the scalability that many web-based companies can enjoy absent. Output Deal Arna let you buy a catalog of rights, which you can then send again and again without a new cost hello Indiana Jones marathon in Channel 5th When Netflix orders a House of Cards will be cost, reportedly $ 100 million for two seasons, and the nets then proceeds depending on how many customers the material can attract. Correction: An earlier version of this text was entered incorrectly that Spotify replaces copyright holders with a certain amount per stream. Legal payments is often broken down to this measure, but correct is that a certain percentage of Spotify's total revenue divided by the number of streams and a number of other parameters.
Now, these moments you re very familiar with, like in the last Star Wars, The Force Awakens, when Rey realizes the Force is with her, or Indiana Jones choosing mission over fear by jumping into a pile of snakes.A 16-time Academy Award nominee and three-time winner, Spielberg himself dropped out of college when he was offered a job at Universal Studios after previously serving as an unpaid intern for the studio.He returned to California State University many years later in order to complete his degree.My worldview was limited to what I could dream up in my head, not what the world could teach me.While making that film, I realized a movie could also be a mission.I hope all of you find that sense of mission.
Image Source: Paramount PicturesMarvel s ever-expanding cinematic universe might be the most ambitious shared universe ever attempted, but it s certainly not the first.In fact, there are dozens of movies throughout the history of cinema with unexpected connections some more tenuous than others that you might never have noticed.SEE ALSO: No Man s Sky creator receives death threats after delaying gameIn a new video, Screen Rant has rounded up ten pairs of movies that might exist in the same universe as one another.A fan theory even suggests that the aliens in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull shared the legend of Luke Skywalker with the people of Earth.Speaking of ridiculous but incredibly entertaining fan theories, there are those who believe that Sean Connery s character in The Rock is actually an aged James Bond.Although neither of the two properties will ever refer to one another as long as they are under the control of different studios, Daredevil and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were actually created as a result of the same traffic accident.
Thursday night, the American Film Institute gave legendary film composer John Williams a lifetime achievement award.Longtime collaborator Steven Spielberg confirmed that Williams will return to score Indiana Jones 5, which is scheduled for release 19th July, 2019.Then Williams himself said he expects to return for Star Wars: Episode VIII.If I can do it, I certainly will, Williams told Variety.I told Kathy Kennedy I m happy to do it, but the real reason is, I didn t want anybody else writing music for Daisy Ridley.He s won five Oscars and been nominated 50 times, the most of any person ever, and that still somehow doesn t feel like enough accolades.
That said, Deadline s report that the former will soon direct a movie about the latter seems to make all the sense in the world.Spielberg has reportedly teamed up with Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman and producer Marc Platt for the project, which is still in its very early stages.It s important to remember that no one has signed on the dotted line just yet, but this idea seems to have Spielberg written all over it.We ll have to hope the director can squeeze it into a busy schedule that already includes Indiana Jones 5, Ready Player One, and The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.His influence on public opinion was so pronounced that, when he began to have misgivings about the Vietnam War effort, President Lyndon B. Johnson reportedly said, If I ve lost Cronkite, I ve lost Middle America.In the meantime, you can catch the Spielberg-directed BFG on July 1.
Given franchise star Harrison Ford s recent return to the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the actor s decision to don Indiana Jones fedora and bullwhip once again has led many to wonder what sort of similarities they can expect to see in the two iconic characters returns to the screen.Of course, if you haven t seen The Force Awakens yet, you should probably consider this a spoiler warning before reading on.Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about his upcoming slate of films, Spielberg expressed excitement about returning to the character he first introduced in 1981 s Raiders of the Lost Ark — and assured fans that Indiana Jones won t suffer the same fate as Ford s space-faring Star Wars smuggler, Han Solo.Now 73 years old, Ford is expected to play the role of torch-passer in his return to the series, even if his character doesn t meet his absolute end.Along with Spielberg in the director s chair, the Indiana Jones sequel will feature a script by Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Jurassic Park screenwriter David Koepp.Still untitled, the fifth Indiana Jones movie is scheduled to hit theaters July 19, 2019.
Harrison Ford s return to Star Wars actually becoming his prompt exit from Star Wars might have fans of Indiana Jones worried that the same fate will befall another beloved Ford hero when the actor returns for Indiana Jones 5.Or at least not so... for now.The comment from Spielberg comes buried in an extensive profile of the director conducted by The Hollywood Reporter.Spielberg doesn t say much about the upcoming film, which we know is due for release in June 2019, other than that it s straight down the pike for the fans , but offers one simple plot detail:The one thing I will tell you is I m not killing off Harrison Ford at the end of it.It s unsurprising that the director needs to say that, especially still so soon after Ford s Star Wars exit, but then again, he would say that now, wouldn t he?Given that it s perhaps more likely Indy will pass on his legacy to someone younger by the end of it instead after all, Ford will be 77 by the time the film is coming out , maybe it s a bit obvious that death isn t on Doctor Jones cards.
Harrison Ford s return to Star Wars actually becoming his prompt exit from Star Wars might have fans of Indiana Jones worried that the same fate will befall another beloved Ford hero when the actor returns for Indiana Jones 5.Or at least not so... for now.The comment from Spielberg comes buried in an extensive profile of the director conducted by The Hollywood Reporter.Spielberg doesn t say much about the upcoming film, which we know is due for release in June 2019, other than that it s straight down the pike for the fans , but offers one simple plot detail:The one thing I will tell you is I m not killing off Harrison Ford at the end of it.It s unsurprising that the director needs to say that, especially still so soon after Ford s Star Wars exit, but then again, he would say that now, wouldn t he?Given that it s perhaps more likely Indy will pass on his legacy to someone younger by the end of it instead after all, Ford will be 77 by the time the film is coming out , maybe it s a bit obvious that death isn t on Doctor Jones cards.
Arrow casts a former Walking Dead star as a new villain.Indiana Jones 5Steven Spielberg confirms the obvious: George Lucas will executive produce the movie:George is going to be an executive producer on it with me.He ll get less self-aware.Zack Snyder/Geoff JohnsProjectBuried in the litany of set reports released yesterday about the production of Justice League, a report from Joblo includes a comment that Snyder is currently working a secret project with Johns that couldn t be discussed.Naturally, this lead to a flurry of speculation as to what the project is, with guesses ranging from the obvious Justice League 2 , to the slightly more out there Green Lantern Corps, given Johns love of the comics , to the downright unlikely Snyder s 300-style take on the American Civil War .IGN Alias GraceSarah Polley will star in a Netflix series based on Margaret Atwood s true crime novel Alias Grace, set in 17th century Ireland.
In a new interview, Iger said he expects to make more Indiana Jones films after part 5... but that may or may not include Harrison Ford.Right now, we re focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort, Iger told the Hollywood Reporter in an extended interview.Well, we ll bring Harrison Ford back, then we have to figure out what comes next.I don t think it reaches the scale of the universe of Star Wars, but I see making more.Cutting through all of that, basically Iger said this: they re making Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg.Read more of the extended interview with Iger at the following link, in which he also says Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a fine film .
In a new interview, Iger said he expects to make more Indiana Jones films after part 5... but that may or may not include Harrison Ford.Right now, we re focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort, Iger told the Hollywood Reporter in an extended interview.Well, we ll bring Harrison Ford back, then we have to figure out what comes next.I don t think it reaches the scale of the universe of Star Wars, but I see making more.Cutting through all of that, basically Iger said this: they re making Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg.Read more of the extended interview with Iger at the following link, in which he also says Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a fine film .
However, with VR and AR poised to become a mainstream force, it s the opportune time to think about how kids will interact with these technologies.Kids, of course, naturally adopt technology and love video games, which is one of the core use cases of VR and AR.While clear progress on the path to VR and AR s culture-altering potential in entertainment and education is truly exciting, where kids are concerned, new technology faces the very real pitfall of parental backlash.Every new cultural shift, from the jitterbug and movies to the iPhone and social media, is accused of destroying our youth.Both innovation and funding in such a young industry would surely suffer from the chilling effect of mom and dad s cold shoulder.But, quick and thoughtful action by industry players would provide insulation and allow the still nascent technologies to continue pushing the bleeding edge of technology while not bleeding out.
Today, Christie s auctioned off the well-worn leather jacket of Albert Einstein.You may know him as the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who figured out the essence of the universe almost a full century before science could prove him right.But he also had great fashion sense.The jacket, a rather tasteful Indiana Jones affair, went for a stunning $144,424.Christie s describes the jacket as rather pungent and an item Einstein picked up sometime during the mid-1930s, when he came to America to escape Nazism in Germany.He may have even received it in celebration of his permanent US residency.
On the run up to the release of Steven Spielberg's The BFG in the UK, two new clips have been released showcasing the adaptation of Roald Dahl's famous children's novel.Dahl's book, illustrated by Quentin Blake, was first published in 1982 and soon became a beloved kids' classic.The story follows Sophie, an orphaned girl who ventures to Giant Country when she meets the titular Big Friendly Giant - the only giant who doesn't like to eat human children, and instead delivers them dreams each night.The first clip shows the eponymous BFG and his human ward, Sophie, on the hunt for wild dreams and their attempts to catch Phizzwizards - the best possible type of dream.Spielberg himself also reveals some of his thoughts and inspirations for the film, in a behind the scenes featurette.A live-action film has been in development in one form or another since 1991, originally at Paramount with Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy and Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall developing.
Get new looks at Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange, and Skull Island in the lead up to Comic-Con.Plus, another new clip from Star Wars Rebels season three, the first look at the next season of Sherlock, and new pictures from Fear the Walking Dead.ILM President Lynwen Brennan, speaking during the Lucasfilm: The Art of Storytelling presentation at Star Wars Celebration Europe this weekend, teased that the Lucasfilm story group s work not just on Star Wars vast universe, but seemingly also Indiana Jones as well:Kiri Hart and her group have mapped out a story and timeline across multiple platforms many years in advance, many EXHAUSTING years in advance.Not only for Star Wars but with Indiana Jones, which we re all really excited about as well.Now, there s a chance that Brennan is specifically talking about Star Wars when talking about Kiri Hart s work with the story group, but the mention of Indiana Jones as well seems to indicate that Lucasfilm and Disney have big plans for the action-adventure series well beyond Indiana Jones 5.
There are few film trilogies more beloved than Indiana Jones.Even the tragic misstep that was Kingdom of the Crystal Skull didn t do much to temper the excitement that fans have for the characters and the franchise, which is why most of us didn t bat an eye when Disney announced plans for a fifth movie.Bringing Harrison Ford back for one last adventure could give Disney a chance to send the series out on a high note, but based on comments from the Lucasfilm Story Group at Star Wars Celebration this weekend, the fifth movie might be the beginning of a much larger cinematic universe, rather than the end of the story.MUST SEE: Leaked photo shows the iPhone 7 we all want but aren t going to get Kiri Hart and her group have mapped out a story and timeline across multiple platforms many years in advance, many exhausting years in advance, said ILM President Lynwen Brennan.We have a great honor to have responsibility for, so we want to be really careful with that.
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