Studio Ghibli Fest to Show 6 Anime Classics in Theaters

GKIDS, an animated feature distributor, and Fathom Events, which arranges special cinema programming, have announced Studio Ghibli Fest. Starting in June, one classic anime film from the studio will be shown once a month. The Sunday shows are dubbed, shown at 12:55 PM local time, while the Monday airings are subtitled and running at 7 PM local time. Here’s the schedule. My Neighbor Totoro – June 25 and 26 Kiki’s Delivery Service – July 23 and 24 Castle in the […]

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Superhero Sitcom Dies a Quiet Death

Powerless, the NBC sitcom set in the DC superhero universe, has been pulled from the network schedule. Nine episodes had aired so far, to declining ratings. The remaining two episodes are now unscheduled, even though one of those had a guest appearance by Adam West. No big loss, since the show was pretty bad, but I was actually about to give it another try. Episodes 7 and 8 featured a guest appearance by Green Fury, played by Natalie Morales, whom […]

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DC Digital Service Bringing New Season of Young Justice, Titans TV Show

Warner Bros. seems to be jumping into the brave digital future all over the place with their Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. The Warner Archive website, which used to sell made-on-demand DVDs, is now home to a streaming service for classic movies and TV. HBO Now delivers the premium cable service directly to customers. They’ve turned their cartoon channel Boomerang into a subscription service. (If only they’d do the same thing for TCM, but that’s probably too close to the […]

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Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger Doesn’t Look Like a Superhero Show

Marvel has released the first trailer for the upcoming Cloak and Dagger TV show, airing next year on Freeform, the Disney cable channel aimed at teenagers and young adults. It’s very atmospheric, speaking more to a drama about troubled teens than superpowers, an approach I welcome. (If I remember correctly, Tandy/Dagger gets the ability to make solid light spears and Tyrone/Cloak becomes a portal to a dark dimension.) The background of “he saved her when she was a child” also […]

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Win Split on Blu-ray!

M. Night Shyamalan’s Split came out on Blu-ray last week, and I have a copy to give away to readers. Now, I haven’t seen it. (As frequent readers know, I avoid horror because I’m squeamish.) But I’m intrigued, both because it stars James McAvoy (known to comic fans as young Professor X in the X-Men films) and because it twists the typical “young girl hostage” thriller by adding a complicating factor: the villain has multiple personalities. It did surprisingly well, […]

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Win MST3K Glasses From Comet TV!

The new Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes are now available on Netflix, but the classics air on Comet TV on Sunday evenings. To promote them, Comet TV is giving away the following prize package: 2 Limited Edition MST3K Pint Glasses A Moon Stress Ball (because everyone has stress these days) A Custom MST3K Flyer Later this month, Comet is also airing The Crow, Gattaca, and Cherry 2000. To enter to win this contest, leave a comment below. A winner will […]

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Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

The Judas Contract is one of the most famous DC superhero storylines ever, from a period when The Teen Titans was one of the most popular books coming out. It was highly ambitious, combining fighting a killer cult, with Brother Blood and his followers questions of trust, as a Titan betrays the team insinuations of sex between Nightwing and Starfire (one of the most shocking and memorable points, given the timeframe) the origin of Deathstroke, a mercenary villain out to […]

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Kingsman Sequel Due in September

I hadn’t realized Kingsman: The Secret Service was as successful as it was, making over $400 million worldwide. That explains why a sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, is coming this September. As with the first movie, this one is directed by Matthew Vaughn and co-written by him and Jane Goldman. It stars Taron Egerton and carried over from the previous, Mark Strong and oddly, Colin Firth. I’m surprised, given events of the first film, he’s still in it, but there […]

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