Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hollywood Links

5 Things I Learned Making The Biggest Flop In Game History. Everyone's heard this story, right? ET was the game so bad that it bankrupted Atari and nearly killed the entire home console market. Well, that's not quite the truth. Yeah the game isn't that great but the truth is Atari was a company so poorly run it was destined to fail. ET was actually a huge hit for them, they sold over a million and a half copies of the game but in their infinite wisdom they had printed over 5 million copies. A mistake they repeated when they printed over 12 million copies of Pac-Man completely ignoring the fact that they had only sold 10 million consoles. Long story short here is that Atari was run by coked up morons.

Rob Schneider And Jennifer Love Hewitt Are Officially The ‘Worst’ Actor And Actress In Hollywood. Clearly the people that put this study together never saw The Client List. Man that was a great show.

Another Day, Another White Guy at Marvel: Benedict Cumberbatch to play Dr. Strange. This is an old article but it relates to the mixed reaction the Doctor Strange trailer got last week. First things first, I have zero problems with Dr. Strange being played by a white guy. Yes the character might have originally been Asian (as a few interviews with the creator have suggested) but outside of those early issues 50 years ago he's never been identified as anything other than a plain old white dude. However, I do agree with the articles overall point. Marvel is quite literally going to have 8 movies staring blond white guys named Chris (3 Thor, 3 Cap, 2 GOTG) before one movie staring either a woman or a person of color. Throw all the white guys named Robert in there and you have 11 movies before they get around to the Black Panther or Ms Marvel (which was delayed again).

I could go on for a couple more paragraphs on the Might Whitey trope but eventually I need to get to work today.

I know this sounds all Social Justice Warriory but I don't care. I looked at my pull list the other day and right now books with a female lead dominate what I'm collecting. Squirrel Girl, Hellcat, Black Widow, Silk, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Black Canary. I don't know, Marvel is the so called House of Ideas. I'm just looking for a bit more diversity when it comes to their movie ideas.


B said...

One of the bajillion movie channels I get routinely plays the ET cartridge documentary. It's fascinating how they narrow it down to one specific section, and then layer, of a landfill.

And regarding actresses, Denise Richards is waaaaaay worse than JLH. Richards not only ruins her roles but nearly ruins every movie she's in (looking at you Starship Troopers, Wild Things and The World Is Not Enough).



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