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Ready, Set, Balus!

by Alex Beanon August 19, 2013
When it’s not New Year’s Eve and Beyonce isn’t having a baby, the Twitter record books belongs to Japanese fans of the anime movie “Castle in the Sky”. That became apparent – again – this month when Japanese anime groupies conspired to simultaneously tweet the word “balus” during a television filming of the 1986 anime […]
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Turtles Go Back Into Shell For Two Months

by Alex Beanon August 16, 2013
The release of the upcoming “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film reboot of the popular television series has been moved two months later by Paramount Pictures – ostensibly to avoid a close conflict with another Paramount flick [“Transformers”] that will be released in late June and would have overlapped with the Turtles by a few weeks […]

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Review: Whimsical Wizardy and Fun Reign in “The Sword in the Stone”

by Todd DuBoison August 16, 2013
Although overshadowed by the fine company it keeps among other Disney classics, The Sword in the Stone ranks among the most whimsically fun movies produced by the Walt Disney Company nearly fifty years after its 1963 debut. The film is a light-hearted take the classic Arthurian novel by the illustrious T.H. White, chronicling the education […]
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Fading Gigolo Trailer

by Alex Beanon August 15, 2013
Woody Allen is hot! Not that kinda hot…well, actually, this depends on one’s interpretation of “hot”. Already riding the crest of his “Blue Jasmine” success [and possible Academy Award nominations for the movie], his Supreme Woodiness now appears as Murray the pimp, guiding the lovelife of the gullible/malleable John Turturro into hooking up with Sharon […]

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PR: Babylon 5 Stars to Guest at MCM Scotland Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon August 14, 2013
MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 7 SEPTEMBER Babylon 5 Stars to Guest at MCM Scotland Comic Con Calling all sci-fi fans! MCM Scotland Comic Con makes its debut at SECC Glasgow next month and visitors will be able to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Babylon 5 in style with two very special […]
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Hayao Miyazaki Faces Nationalist Backlash for Anti-War Messages in “Kaze Tachinu”

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2013
The South China Morning Post reports that renowned animation director Hayao Miyazaki has drawn criticism from right-wing and nationalist Japanese factions for perceived anti-war messages in Kaze Tachinu, his latest film about the life of Horikoshi Jiro, creator of the Japanese Zero fighter. Despite its subject and setting during World War II, the movie portrays […]

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Review: “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls” Blu-ray – Slow Canter, Not a Galloping Success

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2013
I mostly follow the Hub’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on DVD, so I can’t say I had 100% understanding of the events leading up to last year’s special episode “Magical Mystery Cure,” which made a fundamental change to the show’s status quo. I was a little disappointed by the episode, which felt a […]
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PR: “Monsters University” Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs Coming October 29, 2013

by Ed Liuon August 13, 2013
“Hilarious and heartwarming” Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Rush to get Digital HD and Digital HD 3D Versions Available for Purchase October 8, 2013 Celebrate MU’s Homecoming on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013. Burbank, Calif., August 8, 2013 – This Fall, Disney•Pixar celebrates homecoming with the release of  “Monsters University” on […]

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Is It A Groot Point – Vin Diesel In GOTG?

by Alex Beanon August 12, 2013
It is not official and Disney did not announce it as official at D23 Expo but actor Vin Diesel appears to be either a big fan of tree aliens or he thinks he may be voicing the character of Groot in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” film. Diesel has been posting images of Groot […]
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Disney Goes Two For Two At D23

by Alex Beanon August 12, 2013
Disney announced two new animated movies in the works as well as news for two more sequels to existing animated movie franchises at their D23 Expo in Anaheim. First up, the two new flicks – “Zootopia” with “Toy Story”’s Brad Lasseter at the helm, a buddy action film which he envisions as a Mr. Toad-like […]