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James Franco’s social posts reveal Cincy movie details

Posted by on May 1, 2015

A behind the scenes look at the new Cincinnati-filmed James Franco movie is just a few clicks away. The actor, producer and director has revealed some details about “The Long...

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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015

Who says penguins can’t fly? Well, the quartet penguins from the movie Madagascar has just ‘flew’ into cinemas, becoming a hit among cinemas goers after their debut in the spin-off...

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TV Series

The Strain: A Closer Look

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015

No pilot season is perfect.   [Warning! This article contains spoilers for the first season of The Strain.] So the first season of the The Strain ended with 13 episodes on...

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Animated Featurette

The Guest’s Adam Wingard to Direct the Death Note Movie

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

With the big screen rights acquired by Warner Bros. six years ago, a Death Note movie appears to finally be on the way with The Guest and You’re Next director Adam Wingard at the...

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Why So Many Movies in Japan Are Based on Manga and Anime

Why So Many Movies in Japan Are Based on Manga and Anime

May 14, 2015

Surely, you’ve noticed? Recently, in Japan, there’s a glut of movies based on manga and anime. There must be a reason for this. There most certainly is.

It is a rather simple and somewhat obvious reason. But here, let Beat Takeshi tell it. Beat Takeshi, of course, is a famed comedian, actor, and filmmaker—among many other things. He’s a man of multiple talents! His movies, such as Sonatine, Hana-bi, and Beyond Outrage, are fantastic.

As noted recently on Yahoo! News Japan, during the Tokyo Film Festival, Takeshi was asked why there are now so many movies based on manga and anime.

“It’s because if you make a manga into a movie, people will go see it,” Takeshi explained bluntly.“That’s it. Movie companies don’t have the courage to spend money on unknown scripts.”

read more at kotaku.

What movies should you see this Weekend? 6 new arrivals in Cleveland

What movies should you see this Weekend? 6 new arrivals in Cleveland

May 11, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio – What movies should you see this weekend? There are six new offerings to choose from: The it’s-not-really-a-comedy “The D Train”; the it’s-more-of-a-comedy-but-still-has-darker elements “Welcome to Me”; the big budget buddy-action-comedy “Hot Pursuit”; the indie drama “5 Flights Up”;...

James Franco’s social posts reveal Cincy movie details

James Franco’s social posts reveal Cincy movie details

May 1, 2015

A behind the scenes look at the new Cincinnati-filmed James Franco movie is just a few clicks away. The actor, producer and director has revealed some details about “The Long Home” production, which will film in Hamilton, Butler County and Cincinnati this May. Franco recently posted a selfie in rustic cabin on Twitter and Instagram. The location? He...

The Guest’s Adam Wingard to Direct the Death Note Movie

The Guest’s Adam Wingard to Direct the Death Note Movie

Apr 30, 2015

With the big screen rights acquired by Warner Bros. six years ago, a Death Note movie appears to finally be on the way with The Guest and You’re Next director Adam Wingard at the helm! The Hollywood Reporter has the news, bringing word that Wingard will take on the Manga adaptation after he finishes the upcoming Lionsgate horror project The Woods. Kiss Kiss...