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Watch: Trailer For 'Atari: Game Over' Tells The Incredible True Story Of The Infamous 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' Video Game

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 12:17 PM
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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Video Game
The story is the stuff of video game legend. In 1982, Atari — the kings of the video game world — rushed out the release of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" in time for Christmas, based on Steven Spielberg's hit movie released that summer. And it was nothing short of a disaster. Widely cited as one of the worst games ever made, it was developed and approved in five weeks, a process that for any other game would take months, and as you might expect, the finished product was a mess, and it became one of the biggest financial failures in the industry's history. It led to the downfall of Atari, and in 1983, it was reported that the company's unsold consoles and games — including millions of copies of 'E.T.' — were buried in the desert. The tale passed into urban legend, but now it's the basis of the documentary "Atari: Game Over" and the first trailer has arrived.

Exclusive: Listen To Nathan Halpern's "Fourth Of July" From Sundance Winning Documentary 'Rich Hill'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 12:00 PM
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Rich Hill, Sundance
Filmmakers Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos didn't reinvent the wheel for their documentary "Rich Hill." They simply turned the camera on Andrew, Harley, and Appachey, three youngsters on the verge of adolescence in the titular small town, resulting in a movie that took the Best Documentary prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Check Out The Storyboards By 11 Year-Old Martin Scorsese For Roman Epic 'The Eternal City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 11:22 AM
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Martin Scorsese
"...dealing with Howard Hughes at this point in his life, his flaw, the curse so to speak, is the curse for all of us in terms of a nation, a country that acquires wealth like empires," Martin Scorsese told Film4 circa "The Aviator." "I love studying ancient history and seeing how empires rise and fall. They sow the seeds of their own destruction and I think that's what fascinated me. Ultimately the story asks, is that the wave of the future for everyone?" And it would seem that's been an area the director has been fascinated with since childhood.

Wesley Snipes Wants To Make 'Blade 4,' Says "Experimental" 'Blade' Movies Paved The Way For 'Avengers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 11:00 AM
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Blade: Trinity
Wesley Snipes is back! Sort of! The actor, who has spent the past handful of years mired in legal woes, while also starring in a string of forgettable, low budget movies, returns to the multiplex this month in "The Expendables 3" and could we be looking at a Snipes-aissance? Maybe (but probably not). But don't rain on Snipes' parade, because he's really hoping to make "Blade 4."

Exclusive: Trailer For Short Film 'Retrospective' With 'Game Of Thrones' Star Charles Dance

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 30, 2014 10:18 AM
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Among many of the services that "Game Of Thrones" has done (boosting George R. R. Martin's book sales, keeping the fake blood industry alive, etc etc), perhaps the greatest is giving new leases of life to veteran stars. The show's hugely expansive cast features a host of recognizable faces, but given the series' enormous popularity, it's likely that people like Diana Rigg, Stephen Dillane, Iain Glen et al are winning over new generations of fans.

Casting: Paul Dano Eyes 'War And Peace,' Iggy Azalea Joins 'Fast & Furious 7' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 10:00 AM
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It's probably not a total shock that a miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s doorstop "War And Peace" is being described as "the most ambitious event series ever made for the BBC." But it is interesting to see some of the actors being sought. Paul Dano and Lily James have been offered roles in the production, with the former eyed for "Pierre Bezukhov, the awkward illegitimate son who rises in society but leads a tumultuous life as he seeks to overcome his emotions" and the latter as Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with him. The plan is for this one to air in 2015 in the UK, so expect things to start coming together soon.

Watch: First Trailer For ‘Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb’ Takes The Magic Into The Outside World

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  • July 30, 2014 9:03 AM
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
The "Night At The Museum" films have been a terrific cash cow for 20th Century Fox, director Shawn Levy and actor Ben Stiller. Four quadrant in all the right ways, the first surprise hit film grossed $575 million worldwide and the sequel, while not quite as gangbusters still took in $413 million globally. So far, the films have explored the Museum of Natural History and The Smithsonian, but in the third film, ‘Secret Of The Tomb,’ Stiller, Owen Wilson and his growing gang of historical figure friends venture outside.

First Poster For Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Promises Roadshow Release In 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 9:02 AM
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Tarantino, hateful eight
“Yeah – We’re going to be doing 'The Hateful Eight.' ” is all Quentin Tarantino would say about his developing western when asked about the status of the movie at Comic-Con last weekend. But could plans be much further along that he's letting on? Well, it would certainly appear that way as before a frame has even been shot, the first poster/promo for the movie has arrived, and no it's not a fan made deal either.

Harmony Korine Is Writing A Gangster Movie For Robert Pattinson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2014 5:48 PM
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Robert Pattinson, Harmony Korine
You may have missed it in the feverish "Maps To The Stars"/"The Rover"/Cannes buzz, but in early May, Robert Pattinson revealed that he might make a movie with Harmony Korine. There weren't many details at the time, but a few more nuggets have been revealed, and evidence suggests the sort of unlikely project Korine has made his name on.

Watch: Trailer For 'Salomé'/'Wild Salomé Double Bill Starring Jessica Chastain And Al Pacino

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2014 5:00 PM
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Chastain, Salome
Back before Jessica Chastain was Jessica Chastain, at least one influential player recognized a comer. Before her breakout performance in Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life," she caught the eye of Al Pacino, who cast her in "Salomé," his film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play. However, it's taken quite awhile for the project to hit the projection booth. In fact, a documentary about making of the movie, "Wild Salomé," first screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 (our review), but now both are coming as part of a double bill....at least in the U.K.

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