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Anime feature Satellite Girl and Milk Cow gets a poster and trailer

Gkids has announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights to writer-director Hyeong-yoon Jang’s anime Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, releasing a poster and trailer for the movie; check them out here, along with the official synopsis…

An out of commission satellite picks up a lovelorn ballad on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to find the source of such sincere emotions. But on the way she is caught in the crossfire of a raging magical battle and is transformed into Satellite Girl, complete with Astro Boy-like rocket shoes and weapon-firing limbs. Meanwhile, the balladeer in question – a loser 20 something at a café open mic – meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal. But love knows no bounds, and aided by the wise and powerful Merlin – a wizard who has been turned into a roll of toilet paper
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The joy of discovering a hidden videogame gem

Ryan Lambie Jan 17, 2018

It's fun playing the acclaimed classics, but there's a certain thrill in discovering an old, half-forgotten videogame gem, too...

From the earliest computers to the PCs and consoles of the present, every system has its undisputed classics. The Zx Spectrum had things like Manic Miner, Chaos and Deathchase. The Snes had such games as Super Metroid and Super Mario World. The Amiga? Cannon Fodder, Another World, The Chaos Engine and many more besides.

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The sign of a true classic, of course, is that it's still hugely playable even years after its release - hence the enduring affection for so many of those games mentioned above. But while it's always worth visiting the medium's most respected titles, there's also a certain thrill in roaming further afield and discovering something you've never
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Leaff 2017 to celebrate 100yrs of Japanese animation

The London East Asia Film Festival (Leaff) 2017 is set to celebrate 100 years of Japanese animation with the special screening of three landmark films. Curated by author and specialist in Japanese cinema, Jasper Sharp, it includes Santoshi Kon’s award-winning Millennium Actress (2001) along with the premieres of two overlooked classics that have rarely been screened in the UK: Maasaki Yuasa’s hallucinatory cult fantasy Mind Game (2004), and Osamu Tezuka and Eiichi Yamamoto’s provocative Cleopatra: Queen of Sex (1970).

All these films reflect Leaff’s overarching theme this year of Time and the perception of time. In addition, there are two panel discussions in London and Bristol looking at the history and impact of anime.

Building on the success of last year’s first edition, London East Asia Film Festival (Leaff) 2017 is showcasing enchanting stories, insightful discussions, and diverse filmic voices from South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia.
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David Bowers interview: Wimpy Kid, James Bond, family movies

Simon Brew May 25, 2017

The director of the new Wimpy Kid - and the last three - on the movie, and why he doesn't like deleted scenes...

Returning for the fourth Diary Of A Wimpy Kid film – and his third as director – is British-born director David Bowers. Having started with animation – directing Flushed Away and Astro Boy, amongst his extensive credits – Bowers has since been primarily working on bringing Jeff Kinney’s characters to the screen.

Ahead of the release in UK cinemas this Friday of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, he spared us some time for a chat about the movie.

We started by my asking if he’d been to see the film himself since it was finished…

I went on Saturday to watch it. My mother in law wanted to see it. The guy in front of us, who’d grudgingly taken his seven-year old daughter,
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“Do Not Reload,” the Official Trailer for Sci-Fi Anthology Series Dimension 404 Has Arrived

The creative minds at RocketJump have been cooking up a new project called Dimension 404, and ahead of its premiere on Hulu, the official trailer for the six-episode sci-fi anthology series offers a look at the new show that may especially spark interest in fans of Black Mirror-style storytelling.

"In the darkest depths of cyberspace, there is another world. A lost dimension, home to wonders unseen, terrors unspeakable, and stories unlike any ever told. Dimension 404 is a science fiction anthology that explores the wonders – and terrors – of our digital age. From outrageous horror comedy to mind-bending action adventure, each episode tells a weird and wild sci-fi tale where the twist ending… is just the beginning. Do not click back. Do not reload. You have reconnected… to Dimension 404.

Dimension 404 is created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos and co-created by Dan Johnson and David Welch. The series
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Watch the Teaser Trailer for Sci-Fi Anthology Series Dimension 404

Ahead of its April 4th premiere on Hulu, RocketJump's new sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404.

The first season of Dimension 404 will include appearances by Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat), Lea Michele (Glee), Robert Buckley (iZombie), Joel McHale (Community), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille), Ashley Rickards (Awkward), Sterling Beaumon (Astro Boy), Ryan Lee (Goosebumps), Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect), and Malcolm Barrett (Timeless).

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul Trailer #2 Introduces a New Generation of Wimps

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul Trailer #2 Introduces a New Generation of Wimps
20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul! Based on the record-breaking book series by Jeff Kinney, a family road trip goes hilariously off course, thanks to Greg's newest scheme to (finally!) become famous. Check out the latest trailer below and get ready for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul to hit theaters May 19th!

This new trailer starts off the exact same way as the first trailer, which arrived in earlier February. But Wimp fans, don't be so quick to turn away. There is a ton of new footage here and plenty of fresh jokes as a squad of seagulls attack the Heffley family en route to grandma's house.

Last year, 20th Century Fox gave fans a sneak peek at the new cast members who replace all of the stars from the first three Wimpy Kid movies. Jason Drucker
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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul: full trailer lands

Joseph Baxter Mar 17, 2017

The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series returns, with a new cast. Here's the latest trailer...

And another trailer for the upcoming soft reboot of the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid movies has landed (notwithstanding the fact that we only got the last trailer about three weeks ago). Here's the full new promo for the movie...

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When the original Diary Of A Wimpy Kid movie first arrived in 2010, it would have been hard to conceive that it could become a four-film-spawning franchise that would still be kicking some seven years later. However, after a five-year dormancy, the series, based on the irreverent novels written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney, is set to relaunch with its fourth film entry Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Seeing as said “wimpy kid,
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Trailer: The Heffleys Hit The Road

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Trailer: The Heffleys Hit The Road
20th Century Fox has debuted the first teaser trailer and poster for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, which is set to hit theaters on May 19. This trailer pokes some fun at the superhero genre, in its own unique way, teasing that none of the caped crusaders, galactic guardians or amazing web slingers over the past decade dared to be "wimpy" like the title character Greg, portrayed by Jason Drucker. This trailer gives fans a better look at the brand new cast that has been assembled for this fourth Wimpy Kid movie.

Back in November, 20th Century Fox unveiled a preview that gave fans a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the new cast members, who replace all of the stars from the first three Wimpy Kid movies. Jason Drucker replaces Zachary Gordon as Greg, with Charlie Wright replacing Devon Bostick as his older brother Rodrick and Owen Asztalos replacing Robert Capron as Rowley.
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Osamu Tezuka’s “Metropolis” is a truly unique anime

Based on the classic manga by Osamu Tezuka, itself inspired by the homonymous, 1927 German silent film by Fritz Lang, and featuring a script by the anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), direction by Tezuka’s collaborator, Rintaro (Astro Boy), and animation by Madhouse, “Metropolis” had all the tools for becoming a masterpiece. In that fashion, it succeeded to the fullest, taking advantage of its huge budget ($15 million) in the best way possible.

Metropolis is an industrial, tri-level city, where robots and humans co-exist, although the former are discriminated (they cannot even have a human name, resorting in codes to name themselves) and segregated to the lower levels. Duke Red is a paramilitary leader with ties to the government and a plan to create the most perfect robot of all, in the image of his deceased daughter, Tima. Furthermore, he has just erected a massive skyscraper called the Ziggurat, which he claims
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Powerless: Promo Shows Bruce Wayne's Cousin Played By Alan Tudyk

If you do not know what NBC's Powerless is, don't think that you are in for another action packed DC series. It is far from that, the show premiers in February, and it will be a comedy based on Vanessa Hudgen's character who gets her dream job at Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises, and her boss Alan Tudyk that plays the cousin of Bruce Wayne himself, Van Wayne.

Emily Locke lands her dream job as Director of Research and Development for Wayne Security in Charm City, home to super heroes and villains and citizens fed up with the collateral damage of their constant fighting. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her aspirations far exceed those of her new boss and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.
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PewDiePie Returns To YouTube With Some Words On Emotions

As we noted yesterday, Swedish YouTube star PewDiePie decided to take a short break from YouTube while he filmed the second season of his YouTube Red series Scare PewDiePie in Los Angeles. Now, with that shoot wrapped, PewDiePie has returned home and returned to YouTube.

In his first new video in more than a week (his weekly schedule usually includes multiple videos), PewDiePie used one of his tattoos to discuss the topic of emotions. Specifically, he mentioned how the tattoo on his right arm, which shows the typically-upbeat anime character Astro Boy in a downtrodden pose, shows that one’s emotions can be hidden beneath a shinier exterior. It’s a relevant story to tell, given PewDiePie’s struggles with his recent experiment in daily vlogging (which caused his brief hiatus from YouTube).

From the outside, having 49 million subscribers and making millions of dollars each year off gaming videos seems like a sweet deal,
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5 Anime & Manga That Could Make Amazing Hollywood Live-Action Flicks

Welcome to The Top 5, where every week, we list five things for a given topic. These topics can range from "5 Things We Liked About The Power Rangers Teaser Trailer" to "5 Things We Want (Or Don't Want) In Ben Affleck's The Batman."

Of course, because everyone has an opinion, there is sure to be some disagreements, which is why, despite the title "The Top 5," very rarely are these actual "best of" articles. Instead, they're meant to provide entertaining insight, and to stir a discussion, and give everyone a chance to speak their mind.

If you have a suggestion for a Top 5 piece, send them my way via #TheTop5LRM on Twitter. If I choose your topic, I'll be sure to give you a shoutout!

Now, on with today's topic!

5 Anime/Manga That Could Make Amazing Hollywood Live-action Flicks

If this year was a make or break year for video game
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Wonder Woman Trailer Teaser, Full Trailer Coming Tomorrow!

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While it seems like only yesterday that the San Diego Comic-Con trailer first dropped for Wonder Woman, it’s already been nearly four months. In that time, the box office has tanked quite a bit, with several films wallowing in obscurity, slowly creeping out of theaters to make room for the bigger movies coming this holiday season. Now that these bigger movies are starting to hit theaters, you can rest assured that studios will be taking advantage of them to push their own films.

Last week, the runtime was revealed for the upcoming trailer for Warner Bros.’ film, Wonder Woman, as 2 minutes and 24 seconds — just south of your average standard-length trailer.

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Of course, that wasn’t the interesting part. The real news story lied in in the fact that a trailer was done in the first place.
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Monsters Shared Universe: Writer Jon Spaihts Confirms Present Day Van Helsing

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The shared universes that are usually hogging the headlines these days are none other than that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe. These are, after all, living universes currently made up of several films. Audiences have some kind of basis on which to make their opinions. The Universal Monsters Universe is a different beast. We have little knowledge as to their overall approach, and we have little idea as to how expansive it’ll be in time and locations.

On deck so far is The Mummy reboot, starring Tom Cruise and a gender-swapped Mummy in the form of Sofia Boutella. The Invisible Man is set to be played by Johnny Depp, and even Russell Crowe is getting in on the action as Dr. Jekyll. The potential for greatness is huge, but as with any huge undertaking, so is the potential for failure.
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson Willing To Return To The Marvel Cinematic Universe As Quicksilver

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As the great philosopher Plato once said, “No one ever really dies in comic books.” This is a truism that’s bled into their film counterparts. Between characters like Bucky Barnes, Loki, and Nick Fury, Marvel Studios is quite guilty of “fake killing” characters, only to bring them back at a later time. One character that has, surprisingly, stayed dead, however, is that of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver.

If you’ll recall, back when Avengers: Age of Ultron was released, it was all but assumed that fan punching bag Hawkeye would meet his maker. Writer/director Joss Whedon, however performed a successful bait-and-switch when Quicksilver hopped in front of Hawkeye, taking a round of bullets to the back, and giving Mr. Barton the opportunity to continue to ruffle some feathers in Captain America: Civil War. Fans have never been one hundred percent sure he was dead.
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Watch the Stunning New Trailer for Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis, Coming to UK Blu-ray in 2017

Inspired by Fritz Lang's seminal 1927 masterpiece, adapted by Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo from the manga by Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka, and directed by Rentaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is hailed as one of the most beautiful Japanese animes of all time, and arrives on dual format Blu-ray and DVD in 2017 courtesy of Eureka! Entertainment. On 16 January, a Limited Edition steelbook release of the film will hit the shelves, followed on 13 March by a regular release. Both versions will include both the Blu-ray and DVD of the film, as well as Japanese & English DTS-hd Master Audio soundtracks, The Making of Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis documentary, interviews with the film's creators, multi-angle animation comparisons and the original trailer. First released in 2001, Metropolis takes...

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Japanese Animation Turns 100 and Remains Vital Force in Film, Television

Japanese Animation Turns 100 and Remains Vital Force in Film, Television
As Mipcom’s 2016 country of honor, Japan has been selected for its “spirit of imagination.” And a big reason is the upcoming centennial of Japanese animation.

The Japanimation industry has a long history — locally made animated shorts began appearing in theaters in 1917 — as well as a huge fan base at home and abroad. The highest-earning film ever released in Japan was an animation, 2001’s “Spirited Away,” with domestic box office of $230 million. Its Oscar-winning director, Hayao Miyazaki, has retired from feature filmmaking, but remains an international icon in his field.

Japanese animation for television boasts similar market dominance — foreign shows have rarely been more than a niche phenomenon — and a towering figure in the form of the late Osamu Tezuka.

In the postwar years Tezuka single-handedly elevated Japanese comics or manga from lightly regarded entertainment for children to a massive media industry that serves a wide range of ages and interests. Series
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Busan: Media Castle Unveils Animation Coproduction ‘Hello, Tyranno’

Busan: Media Castle Unveils Animation Coproduction ‘Hello, Tyranno’
Media Castle, a Korean company best known for importing Japanese animation director Shinkai Makoto’s “5 Centimeters per Second” and Japan’s 2015 Oscars contender “100 Yen Love,” is to co-finance a multinational animation based on Miyanishi Tatsuya’s Tyrannosaurus series. The feature will be made with Korea Investment Partners and China’s Beijing Resolution.

Titled “Hello, Tyranno” in Korean, the animation will be directed by Japanese director Kobun Shizuno (“Case Closed”) and produced by Japan’s Tezuka Production (“Astro Boy”.)

“Hello, Tyranno” sees the adventure and love story between a male tyrannosaurus that looks aggressive but does not make a kill and a female pteranodon. According to Media Castle, “Tyranno” will open in 2018.

Media Castle has recently acquired Korean rights to Shinkai Makoto’s “Your Name,” Lee Sang-il’s “Rage” and “Godzilla Resurgence” by Shinji Higuchi and Hideaki Anno. “Name,” which has enjoyed seven weeks at the top of the Japanese box office,
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