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English Voice Cast Announced for Mamoru Hosada’s Mirai!

When four-year old Kun, jealous of his baby sister, Mirai (Japanese for ‘future’) runs off in a huff, he encounters strange visitors from the past and future – including a fourteen-year old Mirai.

GKIDS has announced that the English voice cast of Mirai will include John Cho, Rebecca Hall and Daniel Dae Kim.

GKIDS has additionally partnered with Fathom Events to bring Mirai to U.S. theaters nationwide for special event screenings later this year on November 29, December 5 and December 8.

Check out the Japanese trailer below.

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Sulu Becomes a Difficult Person!

John Cho as Hikaru Sulu – Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

John Cho – best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the rebooted Star Trek movies – has joined the cast of Difficult People for the show’s third season.

Cho will play Todd – and advertising executive who’s as much of a dick as Billy (Billy Eichner) and Julie (Julie Klausner).

The 10-episode third season of Difficult People will premiere this summer.

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ABC/Twitter Partnership Gives Twitter Users First Look At Selfie Premiere!

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The full premiere episode of Selfie – ABC’s clever update of My Fair Lady, starring Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy) and John Cho (Star Trek) – is being made available to Twitter users beginning today. Details follow the jump. (I’ve seen the premiere and it is well worth checking out.)

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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas: The Christmas Comedy That Jumps the 3D Shark!

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The reunion of Harold, Kumar and Neil Patrick Harris [playing ‘Neil Patrick Harris’] is a joyous paean to the power of bromance, true love and claymation – it’s also rude, crude, crass, vulgar and all sorts of wrong on so many levels. That’s what makes it so much fun!

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Movies: Production Round-Up Week of 6.25.10

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Since it’s officially “Summer Blockbuster’ season, let’s start out by taking a look at what’s already in the theaters before we take a look at what’s currently in production.

Top five movies at the box office right now are:

1. Toy Story 3 – Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

2. Grown Ups – Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James

3. Knight and Day – Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard

4. The Karate Kid – Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson

5. The A-Team – Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley

Judging by these box office results, Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan are both getting the stuffing kicked out of them by a bunch of beloved Toys. Out of these five movies, I’ve seen Knight and Day, The Karate Kid and The A-Team. The Karate Kid reboot left me wondering why they bothered. Other than an absolutely powerhouse performance by Jaden Smith, and I firmly believe he is going to be a huge star for a long time to come, I found the reboot to be tedious and without the storytelling power of the original. I like Jackie Chan, but have to be honest and say I found him to be dull and lifeless in this movie.  On the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed both the A-Team and Knight and Day. Finding both movies to be satisfying action adventures to while away a hot summer afternoon with.

Now, onto the in production news.

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DVD REVIEW: FlashForward: Season One, Part One – Fast Start; Dwindling Returns; Still Lots of Potential!

When it premiered last fall, FlashForward was considered to be one of two potential replacements for the departing Lost – at least in terms of epic, serialized storytelling. The series premiere set out the basics – for two minutes and seventeen seconds, everyone on the planet lost consciousness. In that time, they experienced visions of where they would be in six months time.

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In my review of the premiere, I wrote, “While the premise of the series might seem to limit its shelf life, there are good people involved – and they were smart enough to hire Mr. Sawyer as a consultant. Put that together with a premiere that is superbly put together, with fine performances and a judicious mix of action and intelligence, and the result is one of the best hours of television ever made – and the best pilot of the fall season… in a walk.”

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Harold and Kumar: The Stoner Hope & Crosby!

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In Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the pair’s craving for a specific kind of fast food was turned into an epic quest – call it the stoner version of Homer’s Odyssey. Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay turns them into the mutant spawn of The Fugitive and Hope & Crosby’s “Road” movies.

When Harold [John Cho] and Kumar [Kal Penn] head for Amsterdam hours after the first movie’s conclusion, they are victimized by racial profiling and mistaken for terrorists when Kumar’s high tech bong is mistaken for a bomb. After being tossed into Guantanamo Bay, they escape – with idiot Homeland Security Agent Ron Fox [Rob Corddry] hot on their heels. Throughout, Kumar fills the Bob Hope role by getting the pair into further difficulties, while Harold is the sensible one.

While taking accurate shots at aspects of the current political situation, Escape From Guantanamo Bay’s funniest gag is that these absolutely normal American guys could be getting into all this trouble just because they want to smoke a bit o’ weed and find their One True Loves. Throw in Neil Patrick Harris – once again playing the Bizarro World version of himself – shattered and reinforced redneck stereotypes and a delightful take on Dubya [here, he may not speak real good English, but he’s slyer, smarter and mellower than we are expecting] and the result is a solidly funny movie that Says Something more by highlighting the characters of Harold and Kumar than by the political jokes.

Somehow, the crude, lewd and grotesque bits that are meant to be funny actually are funny – and the relationships [buddies Harold and Kumar; each of them and their OTLs] work because, at its heart, there is an innocent [yes, innocent] charm to these guys.

Final Grade: B