3 items from 2015
McM have this morning announced that Manchester and Glasgow will be playing host to much-loved ninja Naruto (well the actress who voices the character – not the actual character, that would be beyond the realms of even McM’s massive budgets) later this year!
Maile Flanagan, the voice of iconic anime hero Naruto Uzumaki, is to be a special guest at both July’s McM Manchester Comic Con and September’s McM Scotland Comic Con. As well as meeting fans and signing autographs, Maile will be taking part in on-stage panels at both events.
Since taking on the role of Naruto in 2005, Maile Flanagan has played the hot-blooded über ninja in more than 200 episodes of Naruto and over 275 episodes of sequel series Naruto: Shippuden, as well as appearing in numerous spin-off feature films and games. In addition to voicing one of anime’s most famous protagonists, Maile’s live action »
- Phil Wheat
Johnny Depp‘s latest movie, Mortdecai, is hitting theaters this weekend, and by all accounts it’s horrifically unenjoyable. Which you probably could have guessed. The trailer, the goggly-eyed posters and, hell, even the title with its superfluous T all pointed to self-parody without self-awareness. It shows Depp at his most rubbery, trying so damned hard to make a mustache wink that you could almost see him panting. That’s our consistent vision of the actor now, at least. A caricature who loves putting on funny hats or facial hair and acting absurd despite the silence coming from the crowd. In a way, that persona feels new, with every thinkpiece written about him tilting reverently toward a time in recent history when he wasn’t so desperate and cartoonish. When we loved him. When he was great. So I started wondering how long that’s actually been going on, which led me to question what his last »
- Scott Beggs
While we anxiously await Star Wars: The Force Awakens' arrival in theaters this December, creator of that franchise George Lucas has actually moved onto an all-new universe filled with magical beings not of this world. Touchstone and Lucasfilm introduce these strange forest dwelling inhabitants and the people who bring them to life in a special sneak preview that looks at the creatures and cast of Strange Magic.
Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011′s Academy Award-winning film Rango, bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down.
3 items from 2015
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