On this episode, the GeekScholars discuss The Book of Life, a stunning animated feature from producer Guillermo Del Toro, about a young man who must embrace his Latin culture, and face his fears, in order to be with the woman he loves and honor his family. Continue reading What to Watch This Weekend: The Book of Life
Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, will be introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior’s hit series “Sofia the First” beginning production now for a 2016 premiere.
Voiced by Aimee Carrero, the character will then be launched in her own animated series, Elena of Avalor – planned for a 2016 premiere. For further details, follow the jump.
Continue reading Sophia the First Introduces Disney’s First Latin Princess!
Ted is back and getting married – and they wan to have a baby! That means Ted will have to fight for his civil rights.
I can’t wait to see the red band trailer for this one, but in the meantime, check out the first regular (as if anything about Ted is regular) trailer after the jump. Ted 2 premieres on June 26th.
Continue reading Pregnant With Possibilities Trailer: Ted 2
Thirty years after a catastrophic event rendered Tokyo a wasteland, a trio of genetically engineered schoolgirls – Ibara, Aoi and Taeko – enter that wasteland in search of survivors. The are the Coppelion.
On February 3rd, the thirteen-episode anime series Coppelion – based on the manga series by Tomonori Inoue – will be released on home video by VIZ Media. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo-Pack release will also include, as bonus features, clean opening and closing sequences, original series trailers and a gallery of production art.
For further details, follow the jump.
Continue reading Coppelion: The Complete Series – Three In A Wasteland!
NBC’s The Blacklist returns with part one of an explosive two-parter following the Super Bowl Sunday.
Taken by the CIA, Red warns them that Luther Braxton (Ron Perlman) is about to escape. They don’t listen. (Nobody ever listens…).
For an extend sneak peek at Luther Braxton Part 1, follow the jump. Then go behind the scenes as cast members talk about the show’s super episode and transition to Thursday nights beginning February 5th.
Continue reading The Blacklist: Red’s Worst Nightmare Escapes!
In anticipation of The Blacklist’s move to Thursday nights, NBC is launching #RedOnTheRun, a scavenger hunt in 25 cities!
From February 2-5, fans will go on a scavenger hunt to find Red Reddington look-alike decoys in their city by solving the clues on the show’s social media handles. This culminates in a national tune-in-and-win sweepstakes with a $25,000 cash prize during the show’s Thursday premiere on February 5.
Fans can participate in #RedOnTheRun by following @NBCBlacklist on Twitter or liking The BlacklistFacebook page. The first three fans in each city to catch the Red decoy, wearing his signature suit and fedora hat, will be rewarded with cash prizes – $500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place and $200 for 3rd place.
The #RedOnTheRun scavenger hunt will visit the following cities:
- Monday, February 2 – Los Angeles, Denver, Minneapolis, Boston, Hartford and Washington, DC
- Tuesday, February 3 – Sacramento, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
- Wednesday, February 4 – San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Cleveland and Tampa
- Thursday, February 5 – New York, Seattle, Atlanta, Charlotte, Phoenix and Raleigh
Visit http://www.redontherun.com for more information, including clues in each city and the show’s Twitter feed next week.
Judy Greer is practically the definition of a working actor – she’s got 98 credits to her name, beginning with a small role on an Early Edition episode in 1997. Since then, she’s been pretty much a fixture in films big and small, and on television (usually in series that were brilliant but cancelled).
Since 2009, she’s voiced everyone’s favorite huffing firebug billionaire receptionist/country-singer-wannabe, Carol/Cheryl/Cherlene on TV’s best animated series, Archer (FX, Thursday, 10/9C). Recently, I had the pleasure of taking part in a conference call Q&A with Greer about what has turned into her longest-running gig. She was, as always, charming and enthusiastic.
Continue reading Judy Greer’s Still Having A Ball On Archer!
Say what you will about Paramount’s new Terminator movie, it still looks like more pure fun than the previous two movies in the series.
Now you can check out the Super Bowl spot for Terminator: Genisys – just follow the jump. Terminator: Genysis premieres on July 1st.
Continue reading Super Bowl Spot: Terminator Genisys!
An online role-playing game based on the Fairy Tale brand is in the works. The announcement was made today by anime/manga publisher FUNimation Entertainment, GameSamba and Kodansha.
The game would be a turn-based RPG with players taking on ‘the role of a wizard fighting alongside members of the Fairy Tail guild in an attempt to recover their past.’ Over time, and with experience, the players will be able to create their dream wizards.
The Fairy Tale game is expected to be ready for release in 2015. For further details, follow the jump.
Continue reading Fairy Tale Game In The Works!
VIZ Media’s Sailor Moon: Season 1, Set 2 will become available, in Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack and Standard DVD, on February 10th.
The Season 1, Set 2 set includes episodes 24-46 of the anime series – with both dubbed and subtitled viewing options and a number of bonus features. These episodes introduce Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus. For further details, follow the jump.
Continue reading Sailor Moon: Season 1 Set 2 Coming In February!
The Color of Time was made by the members of a class James Franco taught at NYU – a peculiar mix of poetry and biography based on the poems by Pulitzer Prize winner C.K. Williams. The film’s content is a collection of vignettes composed of memories, poetry and Williams’ struggle to write new material as he prepares for an appearance to read his work.
The reason I say that The Color of Time feels like a student film is not because of any lack of polish, but because it looks and feels free of the need to be commercial; to fit into a specific niche. Franco’s students have clearly been taught well when it comes to both technique and thinking for themselves.
Continue reading The Color of Time – A Student Film That Feels Like It!