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Girls on Film: "Speed Grapher" is Dirty, Disturbing Entertainment.

by on April 17, 2008
As much as I enjoy the arts, photography is one art I’ve never been seduced by. So when I realized that Speed Grapher—a Gonzo-produced series recently released in a formidable box set, complete with a bunch of special features and 12-page color information booklets—I can hardly say my adrenaline started pumping. The story takes place […]

"Simpsons" Swept Up in More Controversy

by on April 16, 2008
The Simpsons is caught up in more controversy in South America, with Argentine politicians criticizing a recent episode that refers to former dictatorships, Variety reports. In a recent episode, a character refers to “disappearances” under the government of Juan Peron: “When he disappeared you, you stayed disappeared.” Variety notes that “disappearances” of that nature were […]

Vol. 2 of "2002 He-Man" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 16, 2008
The 2nd Volume of the 2002 version of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will be out on May 27th. The 3 disc set contains episodes 14-26, and special features include morals, a villians sketch and still gallery, audio commentary on 3 episodes, and two collectable art cards. The DVD will be in stores […]

PR: "2002 He-Man: Vol. 2"

by Dan Collinson April 16, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE BATTLE OF GOOD VS. EVIL RAGES ON! HE-MAN® AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE® Volume Two Includes 13 Episodes From the 2002 Emmy®-Award Winning Series Debuts on DVD on May 27, 2008 New Hope, MN (April 4, 2008) – BCI Entertainment announces the DVD release of HE-MAN® and the MASTERS OF […]

DreamWorks Lands Rights for Live-Action 3-D "Ghost in the Shell" Movie

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2008
Variety is reporting that DreamWorks has acquired the rights to adapt Ghost in the Shell as “a 3-D live-action feature.” The original feature film by Mamoru Oshii was based on a manga series by Masamune Shirow, and launched an anime franchise that includes two more feature films, a TV series, three video games, and two […]

Word Balloon Podcast Interviews Andrea Romano on Voice Directing the DC Universe

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2008
The Word Balloon podcast has interviewed voice director Andrea Romano, veteran casting and voice director who has directed dialog sessions for shows such as Batman the Animated Series, Justice League: The New Frontier, The Boondocks, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Avatar the Last Airbender. Romano provides some details about her work on the upcoming Batman: Gotham Knight […]

"Avatar the Last Airbender" Live-Action Movie in 2010; Shyamalan Interviewed

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2008
Variety is reporting a July 2, 2010 release date for the first movie in a planned live-action feature film trilogy based on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. The movies will be directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and will drop “Avatar” and merely go by “The Last Airbender” to avoid confusion with the James Cameron movie […]

"Shaun The Sheep–Saturday Night Shaun": These Are The Cartoon Heroes

by Grant Whiteon April 15, 2008
Wallace & Gromit’s wooly chum now has a third DVD collection out. Returning with a further eight episodes of claymation slapstick, Shaun, Bitzer and all their friends prove that them there country folk know how to have a good time. The focus is still on voiceless comedy escapes, hanging on a seven-minute premise. As with […]

Yahoo! Movies Posts "Batman: Gotham Knight" Trailer

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2008
Yahoo! Movies has posted a new trailer for the upcoming Batman: Gotham Knight direct-to-video project. It is available in Flash and multiple high-definition QuickTime formats. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

"Hell Girl" Vol. 5 Takes Baby Steps Away From Its Formula

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2008
The first four volumes of Hell Girl felt like an exercise in unrealized potential. There were spooks and chills in abundance, but also incredibly repetitive plots, paper-thin characters, and seemingly no interest in examining the moral and ethical implications of the show’s premise. With the release of Hell Girl volume 5 (“Carp”), the series finally […]