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‘Apocalypse Kiss’ Review

25 March 2014 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: D.C. Douglas, Carmela Hayslett, Tom Detrik, Tammy Jean, Tom Atkins, Michael Berryman, Lloyd Kaufman, Steve Blum, Bonnie Loev, Brian Anthony Wilson | Written and Directed by Christian Jude Grillo

I’ll freely admit there was a heavy dose of trepidation going into Apocalypse Kiss. You see I’ve had the “pleasure” of watching one of writer/director Christian Jude Grillo’s films (Deer Crossing aka Wasteland) before and it wasn’t the greatest of experiences… But just like you should never judge a book by its cover I feel you should never judge a filmmaker from just one film, even if that film was a complete shambles. Grillo’s previous effort was a backwoods thriller, a poor mans Texas Chainsaw Massacre if you will but this time out Grillo aims his sights higher, bringing us a dystopian vision of a city in ruin, controlled by corrupt politicians and evil corporations. »

- Phil Wheat

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Greg Weisman Exclusive Interview - Gargoyles, Star Wars Rebels, and Rain Of The Ghosts

24 March 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Writer Greg Weisman is best known for creating Disney's epic 1990s series Gargoyles, but he's also worked on a ton of other projects over the course of his career. I've been a fan of his work since Gargoyles, and he recently published a book called Rain of the Ghosts that I think a lot of you would enjoy. He has also been working on the highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels animated series for Disney and Lucasfilm, which is sure to be a hit.

Weisman was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions for us regarding Gargoyles, Rain of the Ghosts and Star Wars Rebels. He shares his thoughts on a Gargoyles feature film, goes into detail about his new book, talks about his excitement for Star Wars Rebels, and answers a few other general questions. Our exclusive interview is definitely an interesting read, so check it out below! »

- Joey Paur

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Meet Hera, Star Wars Rebels' Twi'lek pilot

21 February 2014 7:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we've got our final character introduction featurette for Disney and Lucasfilm's animated series Star Wars Rebels, which unveils Hera, a Twi'lek who serves as the pilot for the Ghost crew of rebels and will be voiced by Vanessa Marshall.

"She is a very strong-minded character," revealed Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars. "Kind of the heart of the group, keeps everyone together when they would otherwise fall apart."

Head on over to EW for the featurette, and be sure to check out the previous character introductions for The Inquisitor, Chopper, Kanan, Ezra Bridger, Zeb and Sabine.

Star Wars Rebels is set to get underway on Disney Xd in the Fall with a voice cast that includes voice cast that includes David Oyelowo (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Scooby-Doo), Taylor Gray (Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures), Tiya Sircar (Vampire »

- Gary Collinson

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'Star Wars Rebels' Introduces Twi'lek Pilot Hera

20 February 2014 11:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

LucasFilm has released a new featurette introducing the seventh and final major character from Star Wars Rebels, Hera, voiced by Vanessa Marshall. This character is a Twi'lek, an alien race readily identified by their green "head tails" known as "lekku." She pilots a ship dubbed Ghost, leading this band of rebels through the galaxy. Take a look at the featurette, then read on for more details about this strong-willed character from executive producer Dave Filoni and Vanessa Marshall.

Dave Filoni said that Hera is most certainly the character who keeps this group of rebels together.

"She is a very strong-minded character, kind of the heart of the group, keeps everyone together when they would otherwise fall apart."

Vanessa Marshall is no stranger to strong female characters, lending her voice to Wonder Woman in last year's animated superhero adventure Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. The voice actress spoke about how excited »

- MovieWeb

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Meet Sabine, Star Wars Rebels' feisty Mandalorian weapons expert

20 February 2014 8:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Star Wars Rebels promotional material is coming thick and fast this month; we've had two promos [see here], as well as character introduction featurettes for Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray) and Zeb (Steve Blum), and now thanks to The Hollywood Reporter we have our first look at yet another new addition to the galaxy far, far away in Sabine, a "feisty", "sassy" and "spunky" Mandalorian weapons expert who is set to be voiced by Tiya Sircar (Vampire Diaries).

"Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. But there are a select few who »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars Rebels Introduces Weapons Expert Sabine

19 February 2014 11:37 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

LucasFilm has introduced the first female character in Star Wars Rebels, the weapons expert Sabine, voiced by Tiya Sircar (The Internship). This Mandalorian warrior with an attitude is described as spunky and feisty, and has an affinity for blowing things up. She also moonlights as a graffiti artist. Take a look at the new featurette with Tiya Sircar, executive producer Dave Filoni and CG supervisor Joel Aron, along with the first photo of the character.

Tiya Sircar spoke about Sabine's artistry, which she uses to enhance her explosive style.

"She does it with flair."

Executive producer Dave Filoni teased that Sabine has broken away from the Empire, which will be an asset to the fledgling Rebel Alliance.

"She's definitely one who's turned against the Empire and that's going to be to the Rebels' benefit."

CG supervisor Joel Aron added that Sabine brings a visual style unlike any other character in this Star Wars universe. »

- MovieWeb

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New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Character Videos: The Original Chewbacca & Female Boba Fett

19 February 2014 11:29 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Disney will be relaunching the animated branch of the Star Wars universe in 2014 with Star Wars Rebels, a series set during the twenty-year interim between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, exploring how the rise of the Galactic Empire and first beginnings of The Rebellion, with some central characters caught in the middle.

A carefully-orchestrated promotional rollout has been steadily introducing us to the characters and villains of Rebels. So far, we met former Jedi-turned-space cowboy, Kanan ( voice of Freddie Prinze Jr.); Ezra, a street rogue with mysterious Force powers (voice Taylor Gray); the grumpy droid Chopper and the cunning and evil Sith Lord known as The Inquisitor. Today, we add more names to the Rebels character roster.

In the video above you can find out all about Zeb (voice Steve Blum), the alien warrior whose design is inspired by ...

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- Kofi Outlaw

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Meet Zeb, the latest new Star Wars Rebels character

19 February 2014 12:26 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm Animation has been stepping up the promotion on Star Wars Rebels lately; over the past week, we've been introduced to hre new characters in Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray), and the astromech Chopper and just yesterday we got our first glimpse of actual footage from the series thanks to two promos for the show, which you can view here. And now we've got another character introduction featurette, this time unveiling Zeb - a character from a newly-created race, who bears a striking resemblance to Ralph McQuarrie's original concept designs for Chewbacca.

"I think I actually screamed when I was booked to play Zeb," says prolific voice actor Steve Blum (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Wolverine and the X-Men). It is literally a role of a lifetime. I've been lucky enough to play some major superhero roles in my career, but to be given »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars Rebels - New Character Zeb Introduction

18 February 2014 11:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Zeb is a new alien character that is being introduced into the new Star Wars Rebels animated series. He's a part of an alien race that has previously been unseen in the Star Wars universe. What's really cool about this character design is that it's actually based on one from Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, and it's one of the original sketches for what Chewbacca might have looked like in the original Star Wars film. I've included a video below featuring the crew of the series talking about Zeb, and the role he will play in the series.

The character will be voiced by Steve Blum, who is most famous for playing characters such as Wolverine, Spike Spiegel, Starscream, and more. This is what the actor had to say about the character he will be playing in an interview with IGN,

"I think I actually screamed when I was booked to play Zeb. »

- Joey Paur

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Star Wars Rebels Introduces Alien Strongman Zeb

18 February 2014 9:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

LucasFilm has already introduced fans to a number of Star Wars Rebels characters, including the villainous Inquisitor, new astro-mech droid Chopper, the Jedi cowboy Kanan and teenage con artist Ezra. Today, we have our first look at the "muscle" of the Rebel Alliance, Zeb, as introduced a new featurette. Executive producer Dave Filoni explains that this character, voiced by Steve Blum, is a well-trained honor guard who would be revered for his fighting skills on his home planet. Check out the first footage of Zeb below, alongside interviews with Dave Filoni and Steve Blum, who discuss Zeb's complex relationship with Ezra, then read on for more details about Zeb.

Zeb is part of a species that hasn't been seen before in the Star Wars universe. Fans will get to learn more about where Zeb comes from as the series progresses, but his origins are shrouded in secrecy for the time being. »

- MovieWeb

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Meet Star Wars Rebels' Latest New Character Zeb

18 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

IGN has debuted a first look at one of the many new characters that will be introduced in "Star Wars Rebels," and this time around it's Zeb, a member of an alien race unseen in the Star Wars universe previously, or is he? Set to be voiced by Steve Blum, most famous for playing Spike Spiegel in "Cowboy Bebop," the design for Zeb is actually lifted directly from one of concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's original sketches for what Chewbacca might look like in Star Wars: Episode IV .  "I think I actually screamed when I was booked to play Zeb," Blum told IGN. "It is literally a role of a lifetime. I've been lucky enough to play some major superhero roles »

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First look at Star Wars Rebels with two teaser promos

17 February 2014 3:24 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We've seen a few propaganda posters and behind-the-scenes featurettes, but now Disney and Lucasfilm Animation has given us our first proper look at the upcoming Star Wars Rebels with two thirty-second teaser promos featuring the young hero Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray), along with a brief glimpse at 'cowboy Jedi' Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and 'grumpy astromech Chopper....

"Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and Tie fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. »

- Gary Collinson

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First look at Star Wars Rebels' teenage hero Ezra Bridger

16 February 2014 1:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We got our first look at Star Wars Rebels' "cowboy Jedi" Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) earlier this week, and now Lucasfilm Animation has unveiled another new character in 14-year-old con artist turned hero Ezra Bridger, who'll be voiced  by Taylor Gray (Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures)...

To survive, instinctively every now and then when he's in a jam he uses the Force," exec producer Dave Filoni tells TV Guide. "He doesn't call it that. He doesn't know that's what he's doing. He thinks he's got some abilities that are a little strange every now and then, but they help him out. It's instinctive, it's reactionary... With Ezra we see how a kid is reacting to this imperial rule. That becomes a big question: What is imperial rule like? We've seen it in the movies with a big rebellion that ends up blowing up the Death Star, but do we just »

- Gary Collinson

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Awards Season 2014: From Cinematography to Visual Effects, See the Latest Winners!

13 February 2014 10:12 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

First stop, the Annie Awards which honor excellence in the animated world. And the winners are:

Best Animated Feature:

Frozen, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production:

Chipotle Scarecrow, Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios

Best Animated Short Subject:

Get A Horse!,Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial:

Despicable Me 2, Cinemark
- Universal Pictures

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children:

Disney Sofia the First
- Disney Television Animation

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children.s Audience:

Adventure Time, Cartoon Network Studios

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production:

Futurama,20th Century Fox Television

Best Animated Video Game:

The Last of Us, Naughty Dog

Best Student Film

Wedding Cake, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Viola Baier, Iris Frisch

Animated Effects in an Animated Production:

Jeff Budsberg, Andre Le Blanc, Louis Flores, Jason Mayer, The Croods, DreamWorks Animation

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production:

Michael Balog, »

- Manny

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Justice League: War Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

13 February 2014 4:02 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

The most high-profile Justice League origin story sees a shift away from the traditional with new villain Darkseid (Steve Blum) threatening the new world. His would-be adversaries are doing their own thing - Batman (Jason O'Mara) is considered a myth by Gotham City folk, The Flash (Christopher Gorham) keeps an eye on Central City, Green Lantern (Justin Kirk) has the beat of the whole planet while Superman (Alan Tudyk) is keeping a watchful eye over Metropolis. What they need is a new adversary to unit them in a common cause »

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Meet Kanan, Star Wars Rebels' Cowboy Jedi

12 February 2014 11:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have given us our first look at another new character set to feature in the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels, revealing a first look image and featurette via USA Today that's centred around the 'Cowboy Jedi' Kanan, voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr. (Scooby-Doo, 24)....

"He's been forced to shove a massive part of his life under the bed, so to speak," says Prinze, discussing his character's position after the events of Order 66 in Revenge of the Sith. "Is he living a lie? At a certain point, the lie kind of becomes the reality. And to suddenly be forced back into your Jedi ways, it'd be a bit of a challenge for him. And pretty awesome, too, when you can see what a Jedi can actually do. He definitely has seen more than what a young man should see. And what he had to see was pretty much »

- Gary Collinson

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The Justice League battles Darkseid in new Justice League: War clip

5 February 2014 12:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Justice League: War yesterday, we've got a new clip from the animated movie which features the first meeting between the Justice League and the ruler of Apokolips, Darkseid. Check it out below...

When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, a group of previously unaligned super heroes – misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities – discover the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their respective talents in an all-out battle to save the planet. 

Justice League: War is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) and is set to feature a voice cast that includes Jason O'Mara (Life on Mars) as Batman, Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as Superman, »

- Gary Collinson

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Imperial propaganda posters for Star Wars Rebels

4 February 2014 1:16 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ever wanted to see the galaxy? Well, you might be in luck, as Disney and Lucasfilm Animation have released a new batch of Imperial recruitment posters in promotion of their upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels, which you can check out right here...

"Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and Tie fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, »

- Gary Collinson

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New Justice League: War Clip Introduces Darkseid

4 February 2014 12:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released the highly-anticipated DC Universe Animated Original Movie Justice League: War on Blu-ray & DVD earlier today. Before you head out to pick up a copy for yourself, the studio has released one final clip, which shows Superman (voiced by Alan Tudyk), Batman (voiced by Jason O'Mara) Wonder Woman (voiced by Michelle Monaghan), Green Lantern (voiced by Justin Kirk), The Flash (voiced by Christopher Gorham), Cyborg (voiced by Shemar Moore) and Shazam (voiced by Sean Astin) trying to defeat the powerful villain Darkseid (voiced by Steve Blum). In addition, we also have five new photos, and interview clips with Shemar Moore, who discusses telling Cyborg's origin story, finding the right voice for the character, how much fun it is to portray Cyborg, and how he would look in a superhero outfit.

When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, a group of previously unaligned super heroes - misunderstood and, »

- MovieWeb

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Justice League: War launching a shared DC animated continuity

4 February 2014 10:33 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. latest DC animated movie Justice League: War arrives on shelves today, and much like the New 52-launching Justice League: Origin story arc from which it is based, it seems the direct-to-video feature will launch a shared continuity for the line of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. 

This will definitely be the first salvo in doing new movies that are in continuity with each other," James Tucker, Warner's DC animation supervising producer, tells ComicBookResources. "Our next movie's going to be Son of Batman, and that Batman will be the same Batman that you see in Justice League: War. Basically, we'll have two concurrent series of Justice League movies and Batman movies, and they'll be in continuity with each other. So it's kind of world-building.

Tucker went on to review that the plan going forward is to release two "in-continuity" movies a year and one stand-alone feature (this year's »

- Gary Collinson

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