FUNimation Doubles Up On Summer Simulcast Programming!

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FUNimation Entertainment is planning to simulcast twice as many shows for Summer 2015 – with the twenty titles set including a mix of fan favorites and brand new titles.

As FUNimation CEO/Founder Gen Fukunaga put it,  “Fans are in for the biggest and best season of simulcasts from FUNimation this summer. With a mix of new episodes from popular series like Fairy Tail and The Heroic Legend of Arslan as well as new series including Gangsta. and Snow White with the Red Hair (pictured Above) – now is the time to become a FUNimation streaming service subscriber.”

For a list of titles – and synopses for the new shows – follow the jump.

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Genius Trailer: Steve Jobs!

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It looks like we’re getting the warts-and-all Steve Jobs biopic that we didn’t get last time – courtesy of writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winselt and Jeff Daniels, Steve Jobs is a look behind the scenes at three iconic moments in Jobs’ career – and pivotal launches in Apple’s history.

Check out the trailer after the jump. Steve Jobs enters on October 9th.

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Terminator Genisys – Close But No T-800!

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Left to right: Series T-800 Robot and Jai Courtney plays Kyle Reese in Terminator Genisys from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

After the abysmal Terminator 3 and Terminator Salvation, I had virtually no expectations going into Terminator Genisys – it could hardly have been worse than those two movies, right?

Well, right – but not by nearly enough to warrant a $170 million budget. Even with Arnold back and some great performances ( by Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke), Terminator Genisys falls short.

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Legacy Trailer: Creed!

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Your legacy is more than a name. Adonis Johnson has boxing in his blood – and not just because his father was Apollo Creed. He has had to fight every day of his life and now he has chosen to make boxing his career.

Who does he want to train him? Rocky Balboa – but Rocky has sworn he’s never getting back in the game. Check out the first trailer for Creed after the jump.

Creed steps into the ring on November 25th.

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Film Program Announced for 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco!

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The 2015 Japan Film Festival has announced the films that will be screened during the weekend of the 2015 J-Pop Summit. The program will include feature length films and shorts and range from sci-fi and fantasy, to historical and even sports-based films.

Special guests include actor Tadanobu Asano (Ichii the Killer, Zatoichi, Thor, 46 Ronin) and anime director Koji Morimoto (The Animatrix, Genius Party Beyond). Asano will introduce the opening night gala’s feature, Electric Dragon 80000V – in which he stars.

One of the featured films is Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (a personal favorite, pictured above), the lively re-imagining of the classic samurai movies that was directed by and stars Takeshi Kitano. For a complete list of films and special guests, follow the jump.

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Bluefin Announces Exclusive Collectibles for Comic-Con 2015!

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Bluefin a leading Toy and hobby distributor is bringing some cool special products to Comic-Con 2015 – including an incredibly detailed Egg Attack Darth Vader figure.

As well as the evil Star Wars icon, the company has unique Iron Man, Batman, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, Gunpla and Gundam items lined up for fans to buy. Check them all out after the jump.

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WGN America Unleashes Its Red White and Blue Bloods Marathon for July 4th Weekend!

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WGN is amping up the red, white and blue for the July 4th weekend – bringing you a marathon of back-to-back episodes of Blue Bloods, In the Heat of the Night, and the classic film Men of Honor. When the marathon concludes, WGN America will b

For details (times, episode titles, etc.) follow the jump.

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Heart-rending Trailer: Secrets In Their Eyes!

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It takes a certain kind of brass to remake an Oscar®-winning film. Secrets In Their Eyes is an American remake of José Campanella’s 2009 film that won the Best Foreign Film Academy Award®.

When a murder victim turns out to be the daughter of a member of an extremely close FBI team, its effects are devastating for all of them. Secrets In Their Eyes features a high-powered cast: Oscar®-nominee Chiwetal Ejiofor, Academy Award®-winner Julia Roberts and Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman star. Check out the intense first trailer for Secrets In Their Eyes following the jump.

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World Premiere of Live-Action Attack on Titan Movie Set for L.A.’s Egyptian Theater!

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On July 14th, FUNimation will stage the world premiere of the live-action movie Attack on Titan at Los Angeles’ famed Egyptian Theater.

Based on the bestselling manga, Attack on Titan ‘tells the story of a world where most of humanity has been destroyed by giants and where the last of mankind fights to survive behind three concentric walls – walls that were once impenetrable to the giants.’

In the run up to the world premiere, Attack on Titan” director Shinji Higuchi will be making a special appearance at San Diego Comic-Con for an autograph session at the FUNimation booth. The company will also host the film in Los Angeles – and has distribution rights for the Americas.

For further details, follow the jump.

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Best Teaser of Year: WGN America’s Prime Crime – Elementary and Person of Interest!

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Elementary and Person of Interest come to WGN America, this fall, as part of the network’s Prime Crime program block.

Their first teaser for the block features the stars of both shows and is about as good as it gets. Check it out after the jump.

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