“The Last Starfighter” is arguably one of those highly influential movies that few have heard about. One of the first movies to utilize computer graphics, it combines a pulp feel with a coming of age movie to create a wonderful little universe where larger-than-life action combines with personal drama, with an emphasis on mixing comedy and drama.
The plot is relatively simple: The Ko Dan Empire has invaded the Star League worlds and threatens to destroy their worlds. The recruiter Centurion has seeded the galaxy with testing devices disguised as video games in order to find pilots that have the requisite talent to run the GunStars. Alex plays one such game, and gets the highest score; he is soon carted off to headquarters of the Star League, but is saved from death by refusing to serve. But the starfighters meant to protect the League have all been killed in the attack, forcing Alex to return as the last starfighter.
Storywise, the movie combines a lot of different elements into one cohesive whole. While Alex is stepping into the role of saviour of the galaxy, he is also romancing his girlfriend by proxy: In order to ensure that Alex survives an android was left behind to act as a double, ,and that android provides for not only a lot of the humor of the movie, but also allows the romance to continue. There is also the interplay between Centurion and the alien Grig that adds an ironically human touch to the movie.
As noted, the film also has the first use of computer graphics as more than merely background effects. Although computer graphics had already been used in a number of movies, this was the first movie to use them interactively; the actors had to respond to effects that they could not see and would not exist until well after they were done acting. Although primitive by today’s standards, they are nonetheless the cornerstone of the movie rather than merely just part of the scenery. All told, “The Last Starfighter” is one of those weird movies that everyone should see at some point just because it is such a fun little movie with a lot to offer.
After trying for several years, Mark Zuckerberg is finally having a baby with his wife Priscilla Chan. This is perhaps the hottest celebrity news this week. Entertainment news websites have featured the story for a couple of days now and everyone seems to be excited for the couple.
The founder and CEO of Facebook made the announcement through his official Facebook account. He expressed his happiness at the prospect of becoming a dad. The reason he made the announcement early in the pregnancy is because they want to share their bundles of joy with everyone. After all, his company has touched the lives of billions of people around the world.
Mark and Priscilla had been trying to have a child for a number of years with no success. Their first three attempts ended in miscarriages. It appears four is their lucky number. Zuckerberg also revealed that they are having a baby girl. Hopefully, things will turn out well for them this time. During their last three attempts, the two lovebirds had already started making plans for the expected child, but the miscarriage shattered their hopes and dreams. According to Zuckerberg, those three experiences made them feel lonely. He explained that people rarely discuss miscarriages for a number of reasons. For one, fears that people will distance themselves from you, or look at you as defective, forces many people to fight their painful emotional battles in silence.
Initially, Zuckerberg thought he was alone in this. Once he started opening up to his friends, he found that it’s a common problem affecting many people, including some of his friends. By sharing his personal experience, the Facebook CEO hopes to inspire other people to start sharing their stories as well. At this stage in her pregnancy, Priscilla has very little chance of having another miscarriage, according to her husband. That is the reason why they are just making the news public now.
Priscilla and Mark got married in 2012. Priscilla is an educator and a doctor. Despite having a net worth of around $40 billion, Zuckerberg earns a salary of $1 annually. Hopefully, he will soon get a raise to ensure he can afford to buy a few diapers.
If you want to start a fashion blog, you need to know this before you embark on this exciting journey. Being a fashion blogger is fun but you have to work hard before your blog becomes a success. Remember that your aim is not just to entertain your readers. You also want to inform and educate your audience. If things go well, you might become an authority on entertainment, style and fashion. Before you get to this lofty position, you should take the right steps to ensure that your blog succeeds.
Content is king
Nobody will read your blog if your content is not authentic and interesting. Know this and always provide high quality content so that your readers will keep coming back for more. Keep your content fresh and relevant to the current fashion era and your blog will succeed.
Spice up your blog
It is not possible to run a successful fashion blog without adding some spice and entertainment value to your blog. Remember that fashion has a lot to do with what movie celebrities are wearing. Keep this in mind as you write your blog and spice up your blog with photos of well-dressed celebrities as often as you can.
Do not take your readers for granted. If there are people out there reading your blog, you should go the extra mile to make them happy. Remember that it takes different styles to make a strong fashion statement. Do not try to impose your own fashion style on your readers. Give them a variety of fashion styles so that they can choose the ones that appeal to them.
Use social media
You cannot expect your blog to succeed if you do not take advantage of social media to market your blog. Use Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other networking sites to connect with your readers. Finally, you have to think outside the box. Be creative, be innovative, work hard and your fashion blog will be a success.