Gallery: “The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time”
In the 1980s video games were being thrust into popular culture. Nintendo, originally a playing card company formed in 1889, had been venturing into the electronic era since the mid-70s. From the early “Game & Watch” handheld games to the arcade cabinets that supported their early hits such as “Donkey Kong” and “Super Mario Bros.” Nintendo swiftly established itself as one of the leading video game production companies out there.
At this time video games mostly featured titles where the goal was to earn “high scores” as opposed to completing a story. Nowadays video games navigate players through narratives as the problem-solve their way through the story. A lot of that is thanks to Shigeru Miyamoto.
Shigeru Miyamoto sought out to focus more on gameplay with “Super Mario Bros,” and even more ambitiously with “The Legend of Zelda.”
These are our final predictions for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations. Nominations will be announced on July 16th.
Each category ranks contenders by most likely to be nominated. We went ahead and did all acting categories (including guest acting). All TV Movie and Limited Series categories are included, and we just did the front-runners for the directing/writing categories.
Let us know your predictions! And check our our Emmys page for updated changes after the nominations are announced.
On June 22nd 2015 legendary movie composer James Horner died in a plane crash. At this time they are still figure out the details of the accident. He was 61 years old.
I was told once that what you see is only 50% of the movie, the other half is what you hear. James Horner conducted scores for a wide variety of films, some epics, some comedies, some kids films, and even horror films.
He won 2 Oscars both for “Titanic” in 1998, but had been nominated for 6 other films throughout time. In 1987 he was nominated twice for “Aliens” and “An American Tail.” He was nominated again in 1990 for “Field of Dreams.” He was nominated twice again in 1996 for “Apollo 13″ and “Braveheart” the two films would go on to fight each other for Best Picture that year. He finally won in 1998 for “Titanic.” His most recent nomination came in 2010 where he teamed back up with James Cameron for “Avatar.”
To watch the filmography of James Horner is to watch some of the Best Films of the last 30 years. I loved all the work he did composing for “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan” and “The Search for Spock.” But distinctly the score for “The Land Before Time” has stuck with me, almost more than the movie has, since my childhood.
We have lost what could’ve four more decades of great movie scores. We also lost a great person. Rest in peace James Horner.
SN: “Toy Story 3″ voted best Walt Disney film of the decade so far.
Last month we asked Media 10 users what the best Walt Disney film of this decade was so far.
It’d be interesting to see how this poll would turn out a year from now once people have had time to see Pixar’s new hit “Inside Out” and their upcoming film “The Good Dinosaur.”
For now though, “Toy Story 3″ won this in a landslide with 48% of the total votes. “Frozen” came in second with 19% and last year’s Oscar-winning film “Big Hero 6″ had 16%.
The new poll, located in the sidebar, asks readers what their favorite film of 2015 is so far. Once the 2015 Emmy Nominations are announced we will use this sidebar space to ask readers what they would vote for in each category. So vote quickly!
Last year there was no clear front-runner in this conversation. The Media 10 Award-winning game last year was “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” but it was not by any means a clear front-runner.
This year there doesn’t seem to be a clear front-runner either. We compiled a most anticipated list at the beginning of the year and already 6 of those titles have been pushed to 2016 including our #1 pick “Tom Clancy’s The Division.”
It’s clear that the transition into the new generation of gaming has proved to be trying on many game developers. However, with a rather successful E3 this year, and the long-awaited announcement of “Fallout 4″ for 2016. There are many reasons to be hopeful for the future.
SideNote: What makes the “Jurassic” franchise so popular?
Dinosaurs. People freakin’ love dinosaurs.
But seriously, what makes this franchise so popular? You have one great film that single-handedly thrust computer-generated imagery (CGI) into a commonplace position in modern cinema. Followed by two sub-par films, and now many years later, a strong reboot.
“Jurassic World” just had the biggest Friday in box-office history. Why is this? It doesn’t quite have the universal acclaim that “Jurassic Park” had, and its been a very long time since this franchise has even appeared in pop culture.