TNT Scores Next Five Marvel Movies!

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TNT and Marvel have forged a licensing deal that gives TNT the network television rights for the next five Marvel Studios theatrical release – including Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the next Captain America movie.

Each title will air on TNT about two years after its theatrical debut. For more, follow the jump.

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Win A Trip To Los Angeles For the Premiere of Big Hero 6!

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If you’re between the ages of 8 and 17, and have ideas about how to take on some of the world’s biggest challenges through science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics, you could win a trip to Los Angeles for the Hollywood premiere of Disney’s Big Hero 6 – and get a chance to go behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation Studios, and more!

XPRIZE in tandem with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney Corporate Citizenship today launched The Disney Big Hero 6 XPRIZE Challenge – a nationwide video contest designed to find the real-life counterparts to the animated heroes that will soon burst onto the big screen in Big Hero 6.

For details, follow the jump.

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Teaser: The Big Bang Theory–Whither Sheldon?

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CBS’ The Big Bang Theory has set up an enticing mystery to keep fans intrigued over the summer – where in the world is Sheldon? On its premiere on its new night – Monday, September 22nd (8/7C) – we will get the answer to that question.

Before that, though, we can see what happens when he gets home. Check out the epic trailer after the jump.

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The Mysteries of Laura Is Two Shows In One – Neither Very Good!

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On The Mysteries of Laura (NBC, sneak preview 11/10C, then Wednesdays 8/7C) following America’s Got Talent), which wants to be both a procedural drama and a wacky domestic sitcom, Laura is a crackerjack homicide detective, a crack shot and a bit of a Type A personality.

She’s a female Sherlock Holmes insofar as solving crimes but hopelessly struggling to cope with her hyperactive, anarchy-causing twin boys. Between trying to solve homicides, dealing with the kids, and trying to persuade her ex to sign divorce papers Laura is a wreck.

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Destroy Thy Neighbor! VIZ Media’s World Trigger Launches October 7th!

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VIZ Media is launching the sci-fi manga series World Trigger in a series of graphic novel formatted volumes beginning October 7th.

A dimensional rift has led to alien invaders, called Neighbors, crossing over to Earth – but the forces of Border have stood in their way. As the invasion intensifies, One of the least of Border’s agent, Osamu Mikum and his Yuma – who is actually a Neighbor – team up to help save the world. But can natural enemies ever become friends?

Each volume of World Trigger will contain two chapters of the story. The ongoing series is also being released simultaneous to Japan in Weekly Shonen Jump. For further detail, follow the jump.

VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES SCI-FI MANGA SERIES

WORLD TRIGGER IN GRAPHIC NOVEL FORMAT

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Two Unlikely Heroes Are Earth’s Last Hope Against Alien Invaders In New Manga Action Series Straight From The Pages Of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP; Series To Debut In Print And Digitally

 

San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces the print and digital launch of creator Daisuke Ashihara’s thrilling sci-fi action manga series – WORLD TRIGGER – in a dedicated graphic novel format on October 7th. The series is currently being serialized chapter-by-chapter SIMULTANEOUS to Japan in the pages of the digital anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP.

 

WORLD TRIGGER will be published under the Shonen Jump imprint with the first two volumes releasing simultaneously on October 7th. Volumes 1 and 2 are rated ‘T’ for Teens and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN each. New volumes are scheduled to be released bi-monthly.

 

Digital versions of WORLD TRIGGER also will launch for $6.99 (USD/CAN) each on the same day on VIZManga.com and through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones, as well as through the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology and GooglePlay stores.

 

Destroy thy Neighbor! Earth is under constant threat from Neighbors, invincible monsters from another dimension that destroy humanity’s way of life. At least there are the elite agents of Border, warriors who co-opt alien technology to fight back. Our hero Osamu Mikumo may not be the best agent, but along with his Neighbor friend Yuma, he’ll do whatever it takes to defend life on Earth as we know it.

 

In the series’ opening volume, when straight-laced Osamu meets a feisty humanoid Neighbor named Yuma, everything that he thinks is right is turned on its head. Can the two natural enemies ever become friends?

 

Things become tense and the action heats up in Volume 2. Osamu has protected the feisty Neighbor’s identity ever since they met, but he’s about to get a rude awakening when he discovers that Border has ways of sniffing out traitors in their midst.

 

“WORLD TRIGGER begins four years after a gate to another dimension opens,  letting alien Neighbors invade and the unlikely heroic duo of Osamu and Yuma must deploy powerful weaponry called Triggers to defeat the invaders and save the world,” says Hope Donovan, Editor. “WORLD TRIGGER has captivated fans in serialized form in WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP, and with the anime releasing in October, we can’t wait to introduce even more readers to the manga series with the simultaneous launch of the first two graphic novels in early October.”

 

WORLD TRIGGER creator Daisuke Ashihara began his manga career at the age of 27 when his manga, Room 303, won second place in the 75th Osamu Tezuka Awards. His first full series, Super Dog Rilienthal, began serialization in Japan in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2009. WORLD TRIGGER is his second serialized work to appear in Weekly Shonen Jump and chapters also run in the English digital counterpart published by VIZ Media. Daisuke Ashihara is also the author of several shorter works, including the manga one-shots Super Dog Rilienthal, Trigger Keeper and Elite Agent Jin.

 

For more information on WORLD TRIGGER, or other manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

 

 

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

Veronica Mars Alum Premieres Directorial Effort In November!

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Chris Lowell may be best known as sweet, lovable Pib from Veronica Mars, but he has won both the Jury Prize and audience Award for his first film as director, Beside Still Waters, at the Austin Film Festival.

Beside Still Waters – about Daniel Thatcher (Ryan Eggold, The Blacklist)), a young romantic who has recently fallen on hard times, who enlists his childhood friends to relive the glory days of their youth, whether they like it or not – will be released theatrically on November 14th and digitally on November 18th, by Tribeca Film. Follow the jump for more.

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Disney Goes Dark With Into The Woods Poster!

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Disney has released the poster for its adaptation of the James Lapine-Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods – and it’s certainly darker than I was expecting. I like it.

Check it out after the jump. Into The Woods premieres on December 25th.

INTO THE WOODS opens in theatres December 25, 2014!

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BOOM! Studios’ Sleepy Hollow Arrives In Time For Halloween!

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BOOM! Studios’ announced Sleepy Hollow four-issue miniseries has a premiere date: October 15th – just in time for Halloween.

From writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Jorge Coelho, the series opens with Ichabod Crane and Lt. Abby Mills glad to see a series of minor miracles of the positive kind occurring in Sleepy Hollow – but, as we’ve come to expect, all is not as it seems.

Each issue will also feature a short backup story written and illustrated by Noelle Stevenson. Follow the jump for further details.

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Marvel’s Daredevil Picks Up Its Stick!

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Marvel has announced the addition of Scott Glenn (The Leftovers) to the cast of its Netflix series Daredevil – as Matt Murdock’s mentor, Stick.

Glenn has accumulated a wealth of genre cred throughout his career and, especially in 1982’s The Challenge (a criminally underrated martial arts/noir from John Frankenheimer), has shown himself to be quite capable of being believably in action sequences). The role of Stick should fit him like a glove. Follow the jump for more.

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Alley Mills, Olivia D’Abo & Danica McKeller Discuss The Wonder Years

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From Winnie Cooper and Kevin Arnold’s first kiss to the songs of the 60’s as a kid growing up in the 80’s you undoubtedly watched The Wonder Years. It was a series that shaped a generation by revisiting a defining moment in our countries history through the eyes of an average American family of the 1960’s.

Recently I had the privilege to participate in a group interview with the women of The Wonder Years (Alley Mills, Olivia D’Abo and Danica McKeller) to discuss the show in preparation for the upcoming launch of The Wonder Years Complete Series DVD box set.

Full interview and DVD pre-order info after the jump!

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Epic Trailer: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1–A Warning and An Ultimatum!

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President Snow warns Katniss, ‘The things we love are the things that destroy us.’ Katniss issues an ultimatum to President Alma Coin and Plutarch Heavensbee.

The new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 sets the tone for Katniss’ evolution as unwilling symbol of the revolution to revolutionary leader. Intense isn’t even an adequate description of the this new trailer. Check it out after the jump. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens on November 21st.

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