Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 04, 2005


Sometimes it takes a while to figure out what you're good at. Take Jon Favreau. He has made his living as a funny character actor and occasional screenwriter and director -- which turns out to be his forte. Favreau is enjoying early raves for his third feature, the family flick "Zathura," based on children's book author Chris Van Allsburg's 2002 sequel to "Jumanji," which was made into a 1995 film starring Robin Williams and a cast of badly pixilated jungle animals.

"The Da Vinci Code," Ron Howard's film adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, is not content to limit itself to two media.


For years, the movie industry has pondered that age-old question of which comes first, the chicken or the egg, when debating how to update old theaters with new digital projectors. Walt Disney Studios now thinks it has an answer: The chicken.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.