Quantcast

NYCC2010: It's a MAD, MAD, MAD World with Mark Marek

MAD's Mark Marek at New York Comic Con 2010

Since he relocated to Los Angeles to work on the MAD show, the first New York thing that MAD show animation director Mark Marek did his first time back was to pay a visit to McSorley’s bar. The second thing he did was sit down with members of the media for interview sessions at the […]

NYAF2010: Gundam 00 Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer is Flawed but Entertaining!

On the final day of NYAF 2010 the long awaited Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Movie: A wakening of the Trailblazer premiered with English subtitles just a mere month after the Japanese release. For Gundam fans this was quite the treat and judging from the line that formed, probably the most anticipated movie premiere during NYAF. […]

NYAF2010: "Mardock Scramble: The First Compression" Press Conference with Author!

Aniplex presented the World Premiere of Mardock Scramble: The First Compression at New York Anime Fest 2010 and held an exclusive press conference (via interpreter) with Tow Ubukata, the author of the novel the movie is based on. The English translation of the novel comes out in America early next year through VIZ Media under […]

NYCC2010: The DCU First Look Panel

On Friday night the IGN theater at the Javits Center was packed full for the DC Universe First Look panel, which proved to be a great show for the fans in attendance. Gary Miereanu of Warner Home Animation played host at the podium throughout the panel for executive producer Bruce Timm and Superman/Shazam: The Return […]

NYCC2010: "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" == Highly Concentrated Kick-Ass

(l to r) Jeph Loeb, Arune Singh, Joe Quesada During the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes panel, newly minted head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb half-apologized for the lack of new news to report by telling the audience, “When we’re ready to give you something, it’s going to be kick-ass.” He put his money where his […]

"Beauty and the Beast" Diamond Edition: Beauty of a Movie, Beastly Bugs in Bonuses

One of the near-universal fairy tales is “Beauty and the Beast,” with the same basic story being told with variations in almost every major culture in the world. The earliest reference to a tale like “Beauty and the Beast” is a second-century Roman text by Lucius Apuleius, but it is based on an even earlier […]

Nick's Christmas in October with Dora, Olivia, & the Backyardigans

It seems that Christmas decorations are hitting retail stores earlier and earlier every year, which is the only possible explanation for the trio of Christmas-themed DVDs from Nickelodeon all being released on the same day. If they’re all at least two months too early, at least they’re all reasonably worthwhile. If most Dora the Explorer […]

"He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown" and It's Your Money, Peanuts Fans

When I reviewed the Peanuts 1960′s Collection, I guessed that several of the episodes on the set were not popular enough (or, frankly, good enough) to warrant a full-fledged standalone DVD release, and that the collection would be the only way to get these specials. Well, Warner Home Video has proven me wrong on at […]

"Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" Is an Elegant Mess

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is a gigantic, overstuffed, overdone, over-the-top mess of a movie that consistently favors big punches, big explosions, and really big, dramatic proclamations over storytelling conveniences like coherence or logic. It has a few too many plots, way too many characters, and nearly no concept of restraint or subtlety. It has two volumes: loud […]

"Superman/Batman: Apocalypse": Just Plain Hell

Yea verily, the gods giveth, but sometimes the New Gods taketh away. Only months after I praised Batman: Under the Red Hood as the best Warner/DC animated movie given us yet, I have to crawl back with the news that Superman/Batman: Apocalypse may be the worst. The well-wrought and professional structure and polish of Under […]

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO