A Major League video game on NES should greet players with a character select screen. Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, and Wesley Snipes sitting next to each other, rendered with giant heads, anime eyes, and goofy smirks. It should have the avatars walking left to right, Sheen throwing fastballs to knock out fierce waddling bats and flying bases. (Coke bottle glasses—fitted with skull and crossbones—would power him up.) There ought to be boss fights against that scummy New York Yankees slugger while Rene Russo and Bob Uecker quote misattributed lines of encouragement between stages. And everyone who played it should remember a chirpy 8-bit version of “Wild Thing.” Anything less than this would be an affront to the unwritten laws of the NES era’s film-to-game process. And that’s probably why even the Internet doesn’t seem to remember the actual Major League game released by Irem in 1989 for the Famicom (the Japanese equivalent to the NES). … [Read more...] about A Japanese studio turned
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On Tuesday, people in Japan with national broadcaster NHK’s app installed on their phones were sent an alert urging them to take cover after a likely missile launch by North Korea. “NHK news alert. North Korea likely to have launched missile. The government J alert: evacuate inside the building or underground,” the notification read, according to CNN. It was a false alarm. The news alert was sent at 6:55pm local time via NHK’s app and website. The broadcaster reportedly corrected the error five minutes later. The mistake is being blamed on a “switching error,” NHK World reported. Advertisement The message was sent as part of the government’s J-Alert system, which was launched in 2007 so that local authorities could directly warn people of imminent threats including natural disasters, and nuclear and armed attacks, according to the Centre for Public Impact. “Before we introduced the new system, we had to depend on local … [Read more...] about Japanese Broadcaster Mistakenly Warns App Users of North Korean Missile Attack
Netflix’s Sabrina series has found one of its aunts. No, Christopher Nolan isn’t directing the next Bond. Jughead’s role in the Riverdale musical episode will sadly not involve singing. Plus, new Santa Clarita Diet casting and teases for Roy Harper’s return to Arrow. To me, my Spoilers! Advertisement Aquaman Speaking to the Las Vegas , Dolph Lundgren, playing King Nerius of rival undersea kingdom Xebel, revealed that in the movie Mera will, in fact, be his daughter, attempting to convince her father to side with Atlantis: It is good to be king. Basically, I try to keep the peace down there along with Amber Heard, who plays my daughter. She’s trying to convince me to join the right side. Then you have Nicole Kidman as Aquaman’s mother. We’re trying to avoid war between the surface [dwellers] and the people of Atlantis. Advertisement In the comics, Mera and Nerius were not Bond 25 Appearing as a guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island … [Read more...] about Dolph Lundgren Reveals One of
While we're on the topic of Dalí, news has come out of the Cannes Festival that director Frank Pavich is making a documentary titled Jodorowsky's Dune that delves into the history of Alejandro Jodorowsky's doomed adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel. Advertisement Before the 1974-1976 project went belly up, Jodorowsky's production team for Dune was perhaps the most insane who's who in film history. Moebius and H.R. Giger were brought on to do production designs, Alien writer Dan O'Bannon was in charge of special effects, Pink Floyd was slated to do the soundtrack, and the cast included Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, David Carradine, and Hervé Villechaize (Tattoo from Fantasy Island). Also, Dalí was to play the Emperor, for a fee of $100,000 an hour. As awesome as this cast sounds, this definitely wouldn't be the Dune from the book. The film was going to be in the neighborhood of 14 hours long, and Jodorowsky (El Topo, Santa Sangre) didn't exactly buy Herbert's vision of … [Read more...] about Alejandro Jodorowsky’s never-made adaptation of Dune is getting a documentary
Your letters: Paul: Bed naps or couch naps? As someone who possesses Ultimate Dad Napping powers, I can tell you that this is strictly a situational question. The couch/recliner nap is strictly a casual, even unintended thing. You get comfortable, the football game you’re watching turns dull, and suddenly you’re out. That happens, and it’s quite lovely. Advertisement Bed naps, on the other hand, are for planned naps. It’s for when you really mean business and NEED that nap in order to function. Like, if you’re sick, you gotta do a bed nap. Or if you were up late last night and know you have a big night out tonight and you REALLY gotta conserve energy, you do the bed nap. I know a lot of people who can’t do bed naps because they’ll just go lights out at 2 p.m. and wake up at 4 a.m., but I don’t have that problem. I take to the bed when I know I HAVE to sleep because I’ve got a RAGING PARTY to go rage at. And if I can’t … [Read more...] about Bed Naps Or Couch Naps: WHO YA GOT?!