ADV Announces May 15 Releases

HOUSTON, March 20, 2007 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the third volume of three of our hottest titles! Volume three of Utawarerumono, Coyote Ragtime Show and Best Student Council are all slated to arrive on May 15!

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By |March 22nd, 2007|AD Vision, Press Releases|0 Comments

Disney Channel's Highest Rated Original Movie Available for the First Time on DVD


Pop-Hopping onto DVD April 3 in time for Easter

Starring High School Musical's Corbin Bleu and Keke Palmer in her Disney Channel Debut

Includes the Exclusive Bonus Materials "Learning the Moves" with Corbin Bleu and "JUMPIN," A Music Video Featuring Keke Palmer

BURBANK, Calif., DRAFT – Disney Channel's highest rated original movie will debut on Disney DVD April 3, 2007. Jump In! Freestyle Edition will be release just in time for Easter. Starring Corbin Bleu (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) and Keke Palmer (AKEELAH AND THE BEE) in her Disney Channel debut, JUMP IN! is a coming-of-age story about Brooklyn teenager Izzy Daniels (Bleu) whose father dreams of him becoming a champion boxer. When his neighbor Mary (Palmer) asks him to substitute for a jumper on her double Dutch team in time for the city championship, Izzy jumps in and discovers a passion [...]

By |March 22nd, 2007|Press Releases|0 Comments

"28 Weeks Later" Trailer to Debut on the Head of "The Hills Have Eyes 2"

Only in Theaters on March 23, 2007

March 21, 2007 - LOS ANGELES… Fox Atomic is set to debut the trailer for 28 WEEKS LATER, the highly anticipated sequel to horror classic 28 DAYS LATER, only in theaters on March 23, 2007. Audiences will finally be able to catch their first glimpse of the film on the front of another chilling Fox Atomic release, THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2.

In 2002, movie-lovers everywhere were enraptured with 28 DAYS LATER, a unique and terrifying film by audience and critical favorite Danny Boyle. With Boyle in the role of producer, he handpicked Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto) to helm this next chapter, out in theaters on May 11.

28 WEEKS LATER, the follow-up to the terrifically successful 28 Days Later, picks up six months after the rage virus has annihilated the British Isles. [...]

By |March 21st, 2007|Press Releases|0 Comments

MPI Home Video DVD Releases on 3/27/07


Musical & Cultural Odyssey Arrives On DVD 3/27/07
The Chieftains, Loreena McKennitt & Old Blind Dogs Featured Artists

Chicago (December 27, 2006) – MPI Home Video, a unique collection of classic television shows, specials, movies, and documentaries on DVD, present CELTIC TIDES A MUSICAL ODYSSEY, celebrating the best of Celtic music and explores today's vibrant Celtic music and dance scene through 13 exciting performances and many fascinating interviews.

CELTIC TIDES A MUSICAL ODYSSEY ($19.98 SRP) allows you to travel to Ireland, Scotland and Eastern Canada to visit artists such as the Chieftains, Loreena McKennitt, Clannad, Mary Black, Altan, Ashley MacIsacc, Natalie MacMaster, The Rankin Family, Capercaillie, Dougie MacLean, Solas, Mary Jane Lamond, and Old Blind Dogs.

Filmed against the dramatic backdrops of beautiful rugged landscapes, ancient Celtic ruins and windswept ocean shores, CELTIC TIDES A MUSICAL ODYSSEY featured artists include:

The [...]

By |March 21st, 2007|Press Releases|0 Comments

Animated Epic 9 Sets All-Star Voice Cast

NEW YORK, March 20, 2007 – An all-star cast will provide voices for the main characters in Academy Award nominee Shane Acker’s animated epic 9, which is currently in production for Focus Features. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.

Elijah Wood (of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Focus' Academy Award-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) will voice the title role of 9. Joining him are Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (of Focus' upcoming Reservation Road), actor/filmmaker Crispin Glover (whose films as actor include River's Edge), Academy Award winner Martin Landau (Ed Wood), two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer (who returns to Broadway this spring, starring in Inherit the Wind), and John C. Reilly (Talladega Nights).

Scripted by Pamela Pettler, 9 is being produced by Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov, and Jim Lemley. Focus creative executive David Gerson is overseeing the project for president of production John Lyons. Focus is financing 9 and holds worldwide rights to the movie.

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By |March 21st, 2007|Press Releases|0 Comments

Warner Home Video Releases a Blast From the Past With The New Adventures of Superman and The New Adventures of Batman


BURBANK, CA (March 20, 2007) – In 1966, Superman, Lois Lane and Perry White were animated into 36 action packed 6-minute episodes that were the forerunner shows leading into subsequent animated hero programming on CBS. In 1977, CBS aired an animation series featuring the voices of Adam West and Burt Ward as DC Comics' Super Heroes, Batman and Robin. Now, Warner Home Video will bring the animation back to life when they release The New Adventures of Superman and The New Adventures of Batman as two separate 2-Disc Collector sets on June 26, 2007 for $26.99 each.

The 6-minute vignettes that comprise The New Adventures of Superman depict Superman and Lois Lane in animated form for the first time since they were immortalized in the iconic Superman live-action short films of the [...]

By |March 21st, 2007|Press Releases|0 Comments

Podcast Review: The Accidental Creative

Creative types should check out the Accidental Creative podcast, especially #22, "who are you? really?!?," which talks a lot about being authentic as an artist and silencing those pernicious Inner Critic voices we all hear, especially things we got from our parents about "being practical" vs. making art. It's useful, real, and well-organized, without being stupidly cheerleadery or useless.

The 'casts tend to average around ten minutes, and while there are occasional "advertisements" for the website's e-coaching services, this does not distract from or reduce the usefulness and sincerity of the advice of the podcast. Other subjects include learing from rejections, time-management, and finding your own voice.

All artists and creative types, from the rare good managers in the business world to painters or writers, will find something to use in every single podcast, whether you usually like "self-help" sorts of things or not. The [...]

By |March 21st, 2007|Reviews|5 Comments

Pre-order Harry Potter 7: I Mean, You're Going to Buy it Anyway...

Yes, that's being discussed on the Gabfest (along with Radcliffe's theatrical debut--cough), the seventh and last Harry Potter book is slated to hit July 21st. And we're all going to wind up with a copy--so you might as well pre-order it from Amazon. Why? Because it's $19 pre-ordered through Amazon. And we get kickbacks. What more can we say?

Update: The deluxe edition is now available for pre-order as well. You can snag that here.

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By |March 21st, 2007|Archives|0 Comments

The True Reason the DC Universe Went All Dark on Us...

Batman and Twinkies that Zatanna made all the heroes forget how important Hostess snacks were to everyone's happiness. Ah well.

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By |March 20th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Win a Spidey Bust From Diamond Select Toys

That's right...Diamond Select Toys, your friend and mine, has offered up a slick black Spidey bust for you to win. To see the bust, to read the rules, and to enter, proceed...

By |March 19th, 2007|Contests, Toys|1 Comment