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Archer Vice – Baby Shower – Season 5, Episode 6

by Alex Beanon March 4, 2014
Synopsis: The Cherlene Tour takes a break to perform a “Danger Zone” duet with Kenny Loggins [but not Messina] and Lana is the lucky recipient of a baby shower thrown by her friends and colleagues. Details: The episode opens with Cherlene/Cheryl/Carol practicing her music in historic Tunt Manor with Woodhouse on the drums and Archer […]
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Review: "The Wind Rises" - Miyazaki's Solemn Tribute to Invention

by Todd DuBoison March 3, 2014
Reasonable people can disagree about whether Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement from directing feature films will stick, but I think it is impossible to walk away from The Wind Rises without a lasting impression that it was created and directed as though it were this auteur’s final project. This film of exquisite beauty is ostensibly a biopic […]

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Muppets Most Wanted Trailer

by Alex Beanon February 28, 2014
The Muppets flung out their newest trailer promoting their upcoming film [“The Muppets: Most Wanted”, release date: March 21, 2014] and poking fun at Hollywood for pumping out sequels – including those from the Muppets….

Madhouse CEO Speaks Out On "Ninja Scroll" Sequel

by Todd DuBoison February 28, 2014
The official website of the Japanese animation studio Madhouse has posted an English statement from CEO Hiroyuki Okada about the status of a planned sequel for its 1993 action film Ninja Scroll that first came to light in 2012. In the statement Okada reveals that Ninja Scroll director, screenwriter and character designer Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Lensman, Wicked City, Demon […]

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Oscar Week Animated Features Party

by Alex Beanon February 27, 2014
If you happen to find yourself in the general vicinity of Los Angeles, you may want to take the opportunity to attend the Animated Features Celebration party hosted by the Academy and featuring John C. Reilly, who voiced ralph in 2013’s “Wreck-It Ralph”. Reilly will show film clips of all the Oscar nominated animated feature […]
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Pixels Set To Invade In 2016

by Alex Beanon February 27, 2014
Based on the short film of the same name by Patrick Jean, “Pixels”, is moving forward for a feature film release in two years. Kevin James and Josh Gad are expected to star in the film about a pair of 1980s video game heroes who must save the planet when iconic characters from those video […]

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Sandman May Be Coming

by Alex Beanon February 27, 2014
Warner Bros has moved ahead with a writer [Jack Thorne] to pen a script for “Sandman”, based on the Neil Gaiman comic focusing on Morpheus, the personification of dreams who has escaped and will try to reconstruct his fantasy kingdom. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been set to produce and is expected to star as the lead […]
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Arrow – Time Of Death – Season 2, Episode 14

by Alex Beanon February 27, 2014
Synopsis: The Clock King debuts as the Criminal of the Week in Starling City and causes a slight kerfuffle while Sara and Felicity engage in a pseudo-territorial cat fight for Arrow Lair superiority and Slade Wilson introduces himself into the Queen family. Details: A new Criminal of the Week – the Clock King – has […]

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Review: "Adventure Time Season 3" Blu-ray Reaches New Heights

by Todd DuBoison February 26, 2014
If it is possible for a cartoon as consistently excellent as Adventure Time to have a best season, I believe the third can make a strong claim to the title. Once again, 26 eleven-minute episodes have been gathered together on a single Blu-ray disc and as ever, whimsical and fun adventure is never in short […]
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Archer Vice – Southbound And Down – Season 5, Episode 5

by Alex Beanon February 25, 2014
Synopsis: The Cherlene Tour bus goes to Texas along with a 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am and Pam’s snowballs. Details: The episode opens with Krieger re-programming Ray’s legs so he can walk – but only if he is nice to Krieger. Malory offers to get Cherlene [Cheryl/Carol] on the country western music show “Travis County Limits” […]