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Otakon 2013: Press Conference and Public Q&A With Director Shinichiro Watanabe

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 21, 2013
Few figures in the anime industry today can boast of a career as rich as that of Shinichiro Watanabe. A successful screenwriter, music producer and director, Watanabe got his first big directing break co-directing the admired OVA series Macross Plus with Shoji Kawamori before going on to direct the eclectic landmark titles Cowboy Bebop and […]

Manga UK Announces New Details At Ayacon; Also Title Delays

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2013
Attending Ayacon, Manga Entertainment announced details of several new titles. Wolf Children Collector’s Edition will be released 23rd December, containing the film on DVD and Blu-ray in addition to a yet to be determined DVD of extra content. The set will also have slipcover Blu-ray case packaging and four art cards of hand drawn illustrations. […]

Bad Robot’s Stranger Trailer

by Alex Beanon August 20, 2013
Depending on whose blog you pay attention to – because YouTube commentary is disabled for this – this trailer from director J.J. Abram’s Bad Robot production company is either a completely new film project, a film based on Stephen King’s “11/22/63” [about a man going back in time to stop JFK’s assassination], a remake of […]

Day Men Heading To The Big Screen

by Alex Beanon August 20, 2013
Vampires and zombies are the bread and butter – or blood and brains, if you prefer – of the comic book world these days and with that clearly in mind, Universal Pictures has purchased the film rights to “Day Men” the new vampire-based graphic novel that sold out its first run last month. “Day Men” […]

Star Wars Boots Phineas And Ferb

by Alex Beanon August 19, 2013
Disney had originally slated to have its “Phineas and Ferb”-based feature film debut last month. But that was before they purchased the Star Wars empire from George Lucas for four billion American dollars. Then Michael Arndt – who won an Academy Award for writing “Little Miss Sunshine” and was nominated for an Oscar for “Toy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

by Todd "GWOtaku" 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]