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Choppy Waters: The Highs and Lows of "Black Lagoon: Second Barrage" Vol. 1

When I think of pirates and smugglers, I conjure up visions of Han Solo types: slightly abrasive, silver-tongued men who lurk in cantinas trying to make an honest living quite dishonestly. I have no idea what real smugglers are like—probably a little less partial to waist-coats I guess. Pirates even less so. I somewhat doubt […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Has Real Kick on DVD and Blu-ray

, along with the closing credits). In some ways, it’s a bit of a disappointment when the movie shifts to a more traditional 3-D CGI style. This disappointment doesn’t last long, though, since the CGI on display is beautiful, especially on the Blu-ray edition of the movie. We’re reaching a point when the technological leaps […]

Matt Senreich and Seth Green on "Robot Chicken: Star Wars: Episode II"

Comic Book Resources has interviewed Robot Chicken co-creator Matt Senreich about the second Star Wars-themed episode of the show. Among other topics, Senreich discusses how this second episode differs from the first, what it was like to work with Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, and the “rivalry” between Robot Chicken and Family Guy. Elsewhere, […]

Wired Posts Video Interview with Neil Gaiman on "Coraline"

The Wired weblog has posted a video interview with writer Neil Gaiman on the stop-motion feature film based on his novella Coraline, where he describes the movie as, “the biggest, most strange, expressive, peculiar, enormous stop-motion film I think that’s ever been made.”

"Shrek the Halls"? Skip It and Stick with the Classics

I’m not a huge fan of the Shrek films, finding them cynical and highly artificial cinematic exercises that are only intermittently funny. If I’ve lost you already, then odds are that Shrek the Halls is just the holiday special you’ve been waiting for, and you should stop reading now, since everything else in this review […]

The Brave. The Bold. The Deeply Ambivalent.

As a Batman fan for many years, I have come to appreciate many things about the character. I have also come to realise that, as DC’s most popular superhero and a mainstream icon, he is going to get treatments that I am not going to like. So I loyally sat though Batman And Robin; more […]

"Variety" on Animation in Documentaries "Chicago 10" and "Waltz With Bashir"

Variety notes the rise of animation in documentary films, such as Chicago 10 (read Toon Zone News’ review here) and Waltz with Bashir, with Chicago 10 director Brett Morgen and Waltz With Bashir director Ari Folman discussing the reasons for using animation in their documentaries instead of stock footage or interviews. Morgen states that he […]

"Brave and the Bold" Coverage Around the Web

A variety of coverage is popping up around the Internet about the new Batman: The Brave and the Bold series: Comic Book Resources has interviewed Diedrich Bader, voice actor for Batman; Michael Jelenic, story editor for the show; and Andrea Romano, casting and voice director. The World’s Finest Online has interviewed director Ben Jones, who […]

Briefly: Shyamalan on "Airbender;" NYT on Disney Merch; Boop on Broadway

* M. Night Shyamalan spoke with the MTV Movies Blog about his live-action trilogy adapting Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. * The New York Times has taken a look at Disney’s efforts to expand their licensed merchandise programs to higher-end products like wedding gowns and haute couture clothing (free registration required). * A stage musical […]

"The Real Ghostbusters" Comes Home Complete in 25-DVD Set

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