Disney Almost Created A ‘Myst’ Theme Park

myst theme park

If you played computer games in the 1990’s, then you probably remember Myst, the best-selling adventure puzzle game which took players around a magical island filled with mysterious secrets. Myst was responsible for accelerating the sales of CD-ROM drives and remained the bestselling PC game throughout the 1990s until The Sims exceeded its sales in 2002.

There has been this long-running rumor that Walt Disney Imagineering once considered turning Disney World’s Discovery Island into a Myst theme park. Myst creators, brothers Robyn and Rand Miller, have now confirmed they did work with Disney on a Myst attraction.

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2016 fall movie preview

This 2016 fall movie preview was written by Jacob Hall and Jack Giroux.

The summer is over and the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting milder and (fingers crossed) the movies are going to start getting better. The next four months offer an embarrassment of cinematic riches, with new films from Martin Scorsese, Damien Chazelle, Tim Burton, Gareth Edwards, Paul Verhoeven, Mel Gibson, Robert Zemeckis, Park Chan-Wook, Terrence Malick, J.A. Bayona, Jeff Nichols, Ang Lee, Denis Villeneuve, Kenneth Lonergan, and other filmmakers of note waiting in the wings.

We’ve narrowed down the list of must-see movies to 32 titles and have ranked them from “We really want to see this!” to “We will push you out of the way at a sprint to see this!”

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2016 summer movie recap

The summer movie season is over and you know what that means – it’s time to hand out pointless imaginary awards to the best, worst, and weirdest films of the past four months!

Welcome to the 2016 Summer Blockbuster Awards, which is like the Oscars if the Oscars only covered a specific release window, were decided by one person, and were also really dumb. Here’s how this works: I have created 24 categories, from “Best Performance” to “Movie Most in Need of a Hug” and have awarded one winner and one runner-up. At the name of these awards imply, the focus here is on wide releases that arrived between May and August of this year. So while you really should go out of your way to see indie gems like Swiss Army Man and Don’t Think Twice, they won’t be the focus here. Got it? Good. Let’s just dive right in.

Be warned there are spoilers ahead for some of this summer’s films.

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‘Stranger Things’ Officially Renewed for Season 2

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To date, one of the strangest things about Stranger Things has been the lack of a renewal. Netflix has been known to renew just about everything, sometimes even before the season one premiere, and Stranger Things is believed to be one of the most-watched Netflix original series of all time. It seemed just plain odd that, a full month after Stranger Things‘ debut, the service hadn’t gotten around to re-upping it.

Well, today they finally have. Netflix has officially announced that Stranger Things season 2 will be coming in 2017, and they’ve even shared the first little teaser trailer. Get all the Stranger Things season 2 details below.  Read More »

City of Tiny Lights clip - Riz Ahmed

The Night Of may be over and done, but the year of Riz Ahmed continues. Following his supporting role in Jason Bourne and ahead of his blockbuster turn in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the British actor has not one but two films premiering next month at TIFF. Today we’ve got an intriguing look at one of them, City of Tiny Lights from Dredd director Pete Travis.

The neo-noir thriller puts Ahmed back into the criminal justice system, this time from the other end. His Tommy is a private eye investigating a missing persons case in London. As he digs deeper into the mystery, however, he finds himself facing dark secrets from his past. The first City of Lights clip has Tommy visiting a certain key figure from his history, an ex-girlfriend played by Billie Piper. Watch the City of Tiny Lights clip below.  Read More »

The Night Of finale Riz Ahmed

If it’s possible for something to be unsatisfying in a satisfying way, HBO’s The Night Of nailed it. Even as Naz’s trial came to an end in this week’s season finale, plenty of questions remained maddeningly unresolved. Which suits the show, since the whole point of The Night Of was that there are no tidy conclusions in the criminal justice system, and that the truth is often beside the point.

But it doesn’t change the fact that we want answers. What did Naz really do? What is Naz really capable of? Star Riz Ahmed has fielded those questions quite a few times since the episode aired Monday, and you can read his responses below. Spoilers ahead for The Night OfRead More »

Stranger Things Barb season 2

Netflix’s Stranger Things is full of characters to love, and one of the biggest breakouts has been Shannon Purser‘s Barb. Spend a couple of minutes browsing the #StrangerThings hashtag on any social media site and you’ll find all kinds of tributes to the shy high schooler, from think pieces to fan art to specialty pizzas (really). While the internet has been fawning over Barb, though, the actual show’s treatment of her has been… somewhat less than loving.

But take heart, Barb fans: that will change in season two. Show creators Matt and Ross Duffer have taken note of the outpouring of Barb love among fans, and promised “justice for Barb” in the next run of episodes. Click through to read their Stranger Things Barb comments, but be warned there are MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for season one. Read More »

new clue movie

As someone who completely wore out his VHS copy of Clue through constant rewatching over many years, I’ll never not be delighted by the strong cult following Jonathan Lynn’s 1985 comedy has developed over the years. Here’s a film that was The LEGO Movie decades before The LEGO Movie existed – a bad idea executed to such perfection that it feels like a warning to every imitator. Don’t even try. We made this cynical idea, this film adaption of a popular toy brand, sing. It would be all downhill from here.

So my initial response to the news that 20th Century Fox is developing a new Clue movie is to raise an eyebrow and cross my arms and make a distinct “Hurm” because I have a hard time imagining this ending well.

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Holmes and Watson

Even though there have been rumblings of a Step Brothers sequel, it’s safe to say that project is probably just a pipe dream at this point. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t have another team-up of Talladega Nights stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the near future.

Holmes and Watson is a comedic take on Sherlock Holmes that has been kicking around since 2008, but it fell to the wayside when Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of the detective with Robert Downey Jr. moved forward quickly and successfully. But now it appears enough time has passed for the project to resurface as a new project for Ferrell and Reilly to finally reunite yet again.

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It remains unclear whether True Detective will return for a third season, following a critically acclaimed first season and a widely panned second one. But in the meantime, it looks like creator Nic Pizzolatto will have a different HBO project to keep him busy. He and Robert Downey Jr. are in talks for a drama series at HBO that’s probably a reworked version of the Perry Mason movie that Downey has been trying to get off the ground for a while.  Read More »