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"Doctor Strange": Marvel's DTV Supreme

Except, possibly, for Forbush Man, Marvel could scarcely have come up with a more unlikely candidate for the DTV movie treatment than Doctor Strange. Strange is probably the biggest Marvel name I know next to nothing about, owing largely to the fact that he rarely appeared in crossovers in the series I read. Add that […]

"Persepolis" to Close 2007 New York Film Festival in October

The 2007 New York Film Festival will close with a screening of Persepolis, the autobiographical animated movie based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi and directed by Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. The graphic novel and movie are based on Satrapi’s experiences growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The film won the Jury […]

"Ratatoullie" Hits France Where It Counts, the Stomach

Disney and Pixar Studios newest release, Ratatoullie, has made a somewhat suprizing splash in the French movie market, receiving the 4th highest opening weekend box-office in the country’s history. The Washington Post describes how much of the country has embraced the film and it’s love of French cooking. Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…081300990.html

"The Simpsons Movie": Ay Caramba, It's a Winner!

I’ve been a Simpsons fan for as long as I can remember. I first saw it when I was probably five or six. (If I recall correctly, it was “The Call of the Simpsons”, back when it first aired). I’ve been a big fan ever since and have seen each episode countless times, whether in […]

"NY Times" Lands First Image of "DC: The New Frontier"

The New York Times has profiled the direct-to-video animated movie The New Frontier (registration required), posting the first public image from the movie. In the accompanying article, writer/artist Darwyn Cooke discusses how his nearly 400-page graphic novel was condensed into a 70-minute movie with the help of collaborators such as Bruce Timm, Stan Berkowitz, Glenn […]

Frederator's Fred Seibert Talks "Samurai Jack" Movies

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Fred Seibert, head of the Frederator animation studio. Seibert describes a number of projects in progress, including a Samurai Jack movie, a project based on the Neverhood video game, an anthology film called Seven Deadly Sins, and the Random Cartoons short series for Nickelodeon.

Superherohype Interviews Michael Arias, Director of "Tekkonkinkreet"

Comic Book Resources Comics Reel, director of the new anime movie Tekkonkinkreet, which will be opening in select cities in the United States on July 13. Arias discusses the long period from its original publication in the 1990’s to its animated adaptation, the use of 2-D and 3-D elements in the movie, the status of […]

"Highlander: The Search for Vengeance." There Can Be Only One. This Is Not It.

The original Highlander was a thoroughly enjoyable B-movie that came up with an incredibly creative excuse to stage swordfights in New York City and break a lot of glass. The movie’s premise was that immortals live hidden among us, able to recover from the most grievous bodily harm except decapitation. One immortal killing another means […]

English Cast of "Tales from Earthsea" Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted the English voice cast of Tales from Earthsea, naming Timothy Dalton as Sparrowhawk (Ged), Willem Dafoe as Cob, Matt Levin as Arren, Cheech Marin as Hare, and Mariska Hargitay as Tenar. There is still no official North American release date for the movie in theaters or on DVD.

"Transformers" Rules Box Office; "Ratatouille" Claims Second Place

DreamWorks-Paramount’s Transformers took the top spot for the long holiday weekend box office take, raking in $152.6 million in 6.5 days of release, with $67.6 million in just the past weekend. Trailing behind it was Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, claiming $29 million in ticket sales for a modest 38% drop from its opening weekend.

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