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J!-ENT SPOTLIGHT

alt text CAST AND FILMMAKERS ATTEND THE GLOBAL PREMIERE OF “TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT” IN LONDON AT LEICESTER SQUARE ON JUNE 18, 2017!

Cast and Filmmakers in attendance Director Michael Bay  Cast Members Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Jerrod Carmichael Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Executive Producers Brian Goldner, Mark Vahradian Writers Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, and Ken Nolan   _______________________________ TRANSFORMERS:... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

SCHEDULED GUESTS ON ABC’S ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE,’ JUNE 19 – 23

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON “THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN,” 6/15-6/22

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) *Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule (n) Denotes new broadcast Thursday, June 15           Actor Jamie... 

alt text Attack on Titan: Junior High (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

If you are a hardcore “Attack on Titan” fan or one looking for a lighthearted, fun and crazy animated series, will want to give “Attack on Titan: Junior... 

WHOOPI GOLDBERG, MARK HAMILL, LEONARD MALTIN, JOHN STAMOS, LESLEY ANN WARREN, THE STARS OF HERCULES, AND MANY MORE JOIN D23 EXPO’S ROSTER OF EXCITING ENTERTAINMENT AND PRESENTATIONS

And, for the first time ever at D23 Expo, fans will get to enjoy a daily street party, featuring celebrities, Disney characters, and live music on the show floor.   BURBANK,... 

alt text Descendants 2: IN AN UNPRECEDENTED, FAR-REACHING PROGRAMMING EVENT

IN AN UNPRECEDENTED, FAR-REACHING PROGRAMMING EVENT, THE DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE ‘DESCENDANTS 2’ WILL HAVE A SIMULTANEOUS PREMIERE ON FIVE TELEVISION NETWORKS WITHIN... 

Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver to Be Posthumously Honored With the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ‘The 25th ESPYS’ on ABC

Eunice Kennedy Shriver dedicated her life to championing the rights and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities. Her legacy lives on through Special Olympics,... 

POP CULTURE & OTHER REVIEWS

Aniplex of America Names Shu Nishimoto as President

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 23, 2017) – Aniplex of America announced today that Shu Nishimoto has been appointed... 

alt text Golden Kamuy vol. 1 – Story & Art by Satoru Noda (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

While I have only read one volume, Satoru Noda’s “Golden Kamuy” is turning out to... 

alt text Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 18 (Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

In vol. 18, can Soma save the Polaris Dorm?  “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” is a magnificent... 

alt text “Thunderbolt Fantasy” Q&A by Michelle Tymon (J!-ENT Interviews & Articles)

“Thunderbolt Fantasy” Q&A @ Sakura-Con 2017 (L-R: Yi-Tsun Hsaio, Koh Kitaoka, Liang-Hsun... 

alt text Seraph of the End – Vampire Reign Vol. 12 (Story by Takaya Kagami, Art by Yamato Yamamoto, Storyboards by Daisuke Furuya) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

If you have invested this much time in reading the first eleven volumes of “Seraph of the End... 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING WESTERN RELEASE OF BLUE REFLECTION

Shape the World with the Power of Imagination in a Brand New IP from Developer GUST Studios   Burlingame,... 

NATSUME REVEALS ITS OFFICIAL E3 2017 LINEUP

See The All-New Harvest Moon: Light Of Hope For The First-Time On Switch And PC, Plus Wild Guns Reloaded... 

alt text Revolutionary Girl Utena Manga Box Set by Chiho Saito (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

If you are a “Revolutionary Girl Utena” fan, may it be for the manga or for those who only... 

Japan Now: Muses of Japanese Cinema 30th TIFF to Celebrate Four Iconic Actresses: Sakura ANDO, Yu AOI, Hikari MITSUSHIMA, Aoi MIYAZAKI

Japan Now: Muses of Japanese Cinema 30th TIFF to Celebrate Four Iconic Actresses:  Sakura ANDO, Yu... 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING RELEASE OF DYNASTY WARRIORS 9

Experience an Immersive Open World Adventure Featuring the Signature “One Versus Thousands” Style... 

LATEST NEWS ON J!-ENT

Aniplex of America Names Shu Nishimoto as President

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 23, 2017) – Aniplex of America announced today that Shu Nishimoto has been appointed President of Aniplex of America Inc. on June 21 . Nishimoto will replace Hideki Henry Goto,... 

SCHEDULED GUESTS ON ABC’S ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE,’ JUNE 19 – 23

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON “THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN,” 6/15-6/22

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) *Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule (n) Denotes new broadcast Thursday, June 15           Actor Jamie Foxx; actor Ansel Elgort; musical... 

4K ULTRA HD REVIEWS

alt text Ex Machina (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

It has been several years since I watched this film, and still “Ex Machina” still resonates strongly and stays in my mind.  I felt this film was  well-executed, brilliantly-written film... 

alt text Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

I did enjoy “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” for its action, its visual effects and make-up (for its many mutated zombies) and its storyline is a fitting conclusion to the film series featuring... 

alt text Underworld: Blood Wars (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

A worthy continuation of the “Underworld” film series that leans very heavy on the action, if you are looking for an all-out action film with vampires vs. werewolves, “Underworld: Blood Wars”... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text Life (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Life” is a sci-fi horror film that is full of suspense from beginning to end.  While simplistic in story and gorgeous visually through its wonderful set design and visual effects, Daniel... 

alt text Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions” is a captivating fantasy tale that will no doubt attract RPG video gamers and action/adventure anime fans. With several volumes of the light novel having been... 

alt text Railroad Tigers (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Sure, it’s a Jackie Chan action film but it pales in comparison to past Jackie Chan action films. And despite the visual effects and budget that went into this film, it’s also not one of Ding... 

alt text Altitude (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Altitude” is a popcorn action/hijacking film that people may get the wrong idea through the cover and think that this is primarily a Dolph Lungren action film, but in truth, this is an action... 

alt text Mine (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

I was entertained by the story of a man fighting his inner demons and through his fight for survival, he discovers a lot about himself and his willingess to want to live and be with his fiancee and be... 

alt text Those Redheads from Seattle (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Those Redheads from Seattle” may not be a well-known musical classic, but it is a notable American film as the first ever 3-D musical and the first widescreen film released by Paramount... 

alt text Kill ‘Em All (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Action-packed and entertaining, Jean-Claude Van Damme still shows us that he shows no sign of slowing down as an action star and that he can still deliver in Peter Malota’s directorial debut, “Kill... 

alt text One Piece: Heart of Gold (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

Definitely one of the more exciting “One Piece” films I have watched in a decade and definitely the best looking “One Piece” film created. If you are looking for a “One... 

alt text Sky on Fire (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Ringo Lam films are known for its action-packed scenes and for popcorn action fans, “Sky on Fire” has plenty of it.  But if you are wanting a comprehensive story to go along with the action,... 

alt text Operation Mekong (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Operation Mekong” is popcorn action film that probably cement Dante Lam as the Chinese counterpart for America’s Michael Bay when it comes to heavy hitting action, chase scenes and... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text K: Missing Kings (a J!-ENT Anime on DVD Review)

“K: Missing Kings” is an action-packed sequel which “K” fans have waited a few years to be released in America.  And the animated film sets things up for the upcoming TV series,... 

alt text Land of Mine (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

Martin Zandvliet’s “Land of Mine” is a thought-provoking post-war film with a strong message for humanity that militaristic actions which happened after World War II with enemy POWs... 

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