et the extraterrestrial

We'll take a look at a handful of classic movies, and how they literally couldn't have played out, if they had been set in a cell phone-ruled universe.
Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.
Thomas starred as the young Elliott, a boy who befriends the alien E.T. "I read a scene from some early version of the script
Dee Wallace probably reached her greatest audience as the progressive but put-upon suburban mom of E.T., and most recently took her career in a darkly satirical direction with her work in the Asylum's gory, fractured fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.
Sit back, unwrap your Big Mac, pour a nice, hearty bowl of Skittles, open up a can of Coca-Cola, keep a roll of Brawny paper towels handy, shut off your Sears power tools, and join Andrea Lipinski, Kevin Lauderdale, and I as we tackle one of cinema's true monuments of awfulness.
He stayed out all night again. Melissa couldn't remember when he hadn't stayed out all night. Wrapped in a blanket on the rusty garden chair in front of the tool shed, a bag of candy in one hand and a flashlight in the other. Night after night. Year after year.
When the director of Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Raiders decided what to create next, he focused instead on a modestly budgeted film about a boy who befriends an alien. The result was the biggest hit of his career.
"I read a scene from some early version of the script, and then I was asked to do an improvisation," Thomas told Esquire
Doing a bit of research, yes, apparently there is an actual strategy to E.T.. But, as an eight-year-old, it really could
Steven Spielberg sat down at the Director's Guild Saturday to talk about his career as a part of the DGA's celebration of its 75th anniversary saluting "game-changers" who have advanced the art and craft of directing.