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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

    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 t...

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    Guillermo Del Toro Says There Are "Very Crazy Ideas" In The Script For 'Pacific Rim 2'

    While "Pacific Rim" did well, the take of just over $400 million worldwide isn't a slam dunk in today's studio world (which is crazy, we know). And so, that's why Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures haven't yet greenlit a sequel. But don't tell that to Guillermo del Toro. Last fall, he revealed that...

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    The 20 Best Quips & Insights from the LAFF Panel With Jonah Nolan, Zak Penn, Lorene Scafaria & John August

    Sunday night at L.A. Live’s Regal Cinemas, John August (“Go,” “Big Fish”) moderated a Los Angeles Film Festival Coffee Talk panel on screenwriting with Zak Penn (“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Grand”), Lorene Scafaria (“Nick and Norah&rsq...

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    The Avengers—movie review

    If every summer blockbuster or comic-book movie were as good as 'Marvel’s The Avengers' I’d greet the upcoming release slate with a lot more enthusiasm…but there aren’t many writer-directors as talented as Joss Whedon. Indeed, it’s the writing that sets this film apart...

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    Joss Whedon Reveals He Tossed Out & Rewrote Zak Penn's Original 'Avengers' Script

    By any standard -- critical or commercial -- not only is "The Avengers" a megahit, which by the end of this weekend could be looking at $585 million worldwide, it's also considered by many to be the best Marvel movie to date. And when the dust clears and the money is counted, Marv...

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    Zak Penn To Write 'The Karate Kid' Sequel & 'The Jetsons' Getting A Rewrite (Not By Kanye West, Unfortunately)

    It's time for some script news, and there's a lot of new word on scripts about established properties being lined up. Let's dive right into it.

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