Infamous Panels in Comic History: Papa Spank

Yes, these panels spotlighted at YesButNoButYes are nothing new. We've featured some of them here before. However, it's the Captain America bit here that makes us smile.

By |March 22nd, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

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

JUMP IN!
FREESTYLE EDITION

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 for the world of competitive jump roping. Rounding out the primarily African-American cast are David Reivers (POSEIDON) and Shanica Knowles (HANNAH MONTANA).

Filled with exciting bonus features, the JUMP IN! DVD includes the exclusive "Learning the Moves", in which Corbin Bleu hosts an instructional Double Dutch jump rope video so fans can learn the moves at home, a an exclusive pop-hop music video, "Jumpin'" from the movie's soundtrack performed by Keke Palmer. Rounding out the bonus features is a music video from rising pop sensation T-Squad performing their song "Vertical" and a making-of featurette "Inside the Ropes." [...]

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. The army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin...but they could not be more wrong. As the first wave of refugees return and a family is reunited, a terrible secret is revealed: The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever. Robert Carlyle, Catherine McCormack, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Idris Elba, and Harold Perrineau lead the talented cast which also includes newcomers Mackintosh Muggleton and Imogen Poots. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directs, while Danny Boyle, director of the first film, is an [...]

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

MPI Home Video DVD Releases on 3/27/07

MPI HOME VIDEO DANCES ON "CELTIC TIDES"

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 Chieftains
Loreena McKennitt
Clannad
Mary Black
Altan
Ashley MacIsacc
Natalie MacMaster
The Rankin Family
Capercaillie
Dougie MacLean
Solas
Mary Jane Lamond
Old Blind Dogs

DICK VAN DYKE IN RARE FORM ON MPI HOME VIDEO DVD

Vintage Comic Performances Not Seen Since the 1950s
Brand New Intros By Singing Legend Pat Boone

Chicago (December 27, 2006) – MPI Home Video, a unique collection of classic television shows, specials, movies, and documentaries on DVD, present DICK VAN DYKE - IN RARE FORM, a revelatory and highly entertaining collection of vintage performances showcasing a comic legend in the making.

DICK VAN DYKE - IN RARE FORM ($14.98 SRP) features classic monologue, pantomime [...]

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

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON DVD ON JUNE 26, 2007!

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 1940s. The series also marked the animation debut of Jimmy Olsen and classic Superman villains like Lex Luthor and Brainiac. The 2-Disc Collector set features 36 action-packed episodes with the legendary super heroes and great bonus features.

The DVD extras include:

· "Superman in 66" – In 1966 the comics industry was booming. This was also a hallmark year for Superman and an amazing year for the country. It was also the year The New Adventures of Superman debuted on CBS. This piece will explore how the 60's [...]

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 Accidental Creative is not your usual self-help resource for artists. It is very much, as Todd Henry himself calls it, "rubber meets the road" stuff--immediate advice you can use today, and thought-provoking input that will help you spend your creation time wisely and effectively. None of us have enough time to create; use this podcast to help you make the most of it.

I subscribe via iTunes, but his website is http://www.accidentalcreative.com, where you can also download transcripts.

Nice one.

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

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

Yes, that's right...as 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

...is 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