J-Pop Summit 2017 Announces Premium Line-Up of Ramen, Sake and Food Vendors!

Hinodeya Ramen – Photo courtesy of J-Pop Summit 2017

While anime, manga and Japanese culture in general are all essential components of San Francisco’s annual J-Pop Summit, the food alone is worth attending the event.

This year, J-Pop Summit 2017 will be featuring some of the best ramen and sake from San Francisco and Seattle in its Ramen Summit and Sake Summit.

The two summits aside, there will also be a variety of Japanese snacks, drinks, and local food trucks will also be offering Japanese fare available for purchase.

J-POP SUMMIT 2017 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture located in San Francisco’s Marina district.

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WWE Superstar Becky Lynch To Sign BOOM! Studios’ WWE: SummerSlam 2017 Special and WWE Vol. 1: Redesign. Rebuild. Reclaim. Graphic Novel In NYC!

Becky Lynch photo courtesy of WWE

Becky Savage will be signing copies of BOOM!Studios’ WWE: SummerSlam 2017 Special and WWE Vol. 1: Redesign. Rebuild. Reclaim. graphic novel at the TriBeca Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, August 16th.

Space is limited to the first 300 fans.

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Former Doctor Doom To Play Key Role in The Runaways’ Rebellion!

Julian McMahon (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) is taking on his second Marvel role in Hulu’s upcoming superhero series, The Runaways.

His role, Jonah, is described in the Marvel.com announcement post as being ‘a pivotal player in the Runaways’ rebellion against their parents.’

Marvel’s Runaways premieres on November 21st.

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Byron/Myron Trailer: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – (L-R) Matthew (Ben Stiller), Danny (Adam Sandler) and Jean Meyerowitz (Elizabeth Marvel) – Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/Courtesy of Netflix.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is the emotional and comic intergenerational tale of adult siblings contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father has cast over their lives.

Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) will premiere on Netflix and select theaters on October 13th.

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Jimmy Fallon Takes a Stance!

When Donald Trump was a guest on The Tonight Show during his campaign for the presidency, Jimmy Fallon got a lot of flack for not grilling him. The Tonight Show is not a political show and that wouldn’t have been right for Fallon to do.

Last night, Fallon did take a stance – not a political one – an anti-hate stance, and he couldn’t have been better.

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HDNET Sets Thieves To Work Over Labor Day Weekend!

Bring on the carefully planned heists that go horribly awry. HDNET is stealing September with a Labor Day Heist Marathon.

Eight great heist movies will air on Sunday, September 3rd and Monday, September 4th, including the original Taking of Pelham 123, starring Walter Matthau; Swordfish, starring Hugh Jackman and Hale Berry; Ronin, starring Robert DeNiro, and Layer Cake, starring Daniel Craig.

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Barron Ryan Cracks Tiger Rag for Its 100th Anniversary!

Barron Ryan – Photo by Daniel Folkers

On the 100th anniversary of its debut, played by the Original Dixieland Jass Band, Barron Ryan has released Tiger Rag as a single on his eponymous label.

Tiger Rag is one of the most complex pieces of popular music ever composed and it took Ryan 18 months to crack it. Watch him play it and talk about the journey to mastering it.

Tiger Rag is featured on Ryan’s new album, The Master’s Apprentice.

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She’s No Princess Trailer: Molly’s Game!

MOLLY’S GAME – Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) – Photo courtesy of STX Entertainment.

Molly Bloom was an Olympic-class skier before she became the go-to for the world’s highest stakes poker game – for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night. By 17 FBI agents with automatic weapons.

Jessica Chastain is Molly Bloom and Idris Elba is her defense lawyer, Charlie Jaffey in Molly’ Game – in theaters on November 22nd.

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Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 5th Annual Induction Dinner

The 2017 Inductees included Non-Nevada Resident Boxers: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, Erik “El Terrible” Morales, Michael Spinks, Salvador Sanchez, Michael Carbajal, Lucia Rijker; Nevada Resident Boxers: Leon Spinks, Richie Sandoval, Ken Norton; Non-Boxer Category: Rafael Garcia, Debbie Munch, Mel Greb, Dr. Elias Ghanem, and Davey Pearl.

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It’s Your Scarf Featurette: The Defenders!

Marvel’s The Defenders – (L-R) Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Stick (Scott Glenn), Danny Rand (Finn Jones), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox) – Photo by Sarah Shatz/Courtesy of Netflix.

With less than a week until the premiere of Marvel’s The Defenders, Netflix has released this behind-the-scenes featurette looking at the impending war for New York city.

Marvel’s The Defenders debuts on Friday, august 18th.

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