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alt text ‘THE VOICE’ NARROWS FIELD TO TOP 12 ARTISTS AS COMPETITION HEATS UP

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — April 15, 2014 — NBC’s Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” has narrowed its season-six field to the top 12 artists, all of whom will compete for the title when live episodes begin Monday, April 21 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT). Each of the celebrity musician... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY ON FEB. 15, 2015

NEW YORK — April 18, 2014 — NBC will air a three-hour live special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic franchise “Saturday... 

SYFY’S HIT COMPETITION SERIES FACE OFF TO RETURN FOR 7TH SEASON IN JULY

NEW YORK – April 18, 2014 – After a bold and extreme season of competition, three artists remain in the fight for the title of season 6 Face Off champion – George Schminky... 

“THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” LISTINGS (April 18-25, 2014)

Friday, April 18: Guest Justin Timberlake. (OAD 2/21/14) Monday, April 21: Guests include Brian Williams, Christina Hendricks and Ilan Hall. Show 0041 Tuesday, April 22: Guests... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 4/17-4/25, 2014

Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule (n) Denotes new broadcast) Thursday, April 17 Actor Billy Crystal;... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON “THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 4/17 – 4/25 , 2014

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT, Following Broadcasts of the “Late Show with David Letterman”) (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule,... 

UPCOMING STORYLINES FOR “THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC!” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 4/26, 2014

Saturday, April 26 (Check Local Listings) (n) Denotes New Episode LUCKY DOG “Lucky” – After the loss of their beloved family dog, the Levitt family seeks... 

J!-ENT INTERVIEWS/ARTICLES

alt text Media Q&A with Cassie Scerbo of ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy” (2014) (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Cassandra (Cassie) Scerbo is a familiar face for ABC Family. Her breakthrough role was in the TV series... 

alt text Media Q&A with Nicole Gale Anderson of ABC Family’s “Ravenswood” (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Actress Nicole Gale Anderson may be known for her supporting role on the Jonas Brothers series “Jonas”... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

alt text AKB48 – Mae Shika Mukanee (Type-C) (a J!-ENT World Groove CD Single Review)

“Mae Shika Mukanee (Type-C)” is an enjoyable single with enjoyable DVD content, but Type-C... 

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LIVE VIEWING JAPAN PRESENTS “L’Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2014 at National Stadium” LIVE VIEWING SATELLITE BROADCAST IN 10 MAJOR U.S. CITIES ON MARCH 22nd, 2014

For more Asian entertainment, please visit our Asian pop culture site: mechapunch.com Live Viewing Japan,... 

AKB48G – The massive reformation! – Which members transferred?

For more news, please visit our Asian Pop Culture J!-ENT website, mechapunch.com As expected, there... 

ELISA to perform at Sakura-Con in Seattle

For more on ELISA, visit our J!-ENT Asian Entertainment/pop culture website, mechapunch.com ELISA, announced... 

ANIME RELATED NEWS

Fans are Once Again Given a Chance to bring their Favorite Magi Characters to Life!

Fans are Once Again Given a Chance to bring their Favorite Magi Characters to Life! SANTA MONICA, CA... 

Aniplex of America to Release Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth (Import Blu-ray) this May

SANTA MONICA, CA (April 5, 2014) –Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at Kawaii-Kon... 

COMIC/MANGA NEWS & REVIEWS

alt text Deadman Wonderland Vol. 2 – Story and Art by Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

Action-packed from beginning to end, a thrilling, violent and kick-ass third volume of Jinsei Kataoka... 

LATEST NEWS ON J!-ENT

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY ON FEB. 15, 2015

NEW YORK — April 18, 2014 — NBC will air a three-hour live special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic franchise “Saturday Night Live.” Past and present... 

SYFY’S HIT COMPETITION SERIES FACE OFF TO RETURN FOR 7TH SEASON IN JULY

NEW YORK – April 18, 2014 – After a bold and extreme season of competition, three artists remain in the fight for the title of season 6 Face Off champion – George Schminky of Walnut Creek, CA by... 

Fans are Once Again Given a Chance to bring their Favorite Magi Characters to Life!

Fans are Once Again Given a Chance to bring their Favorite Magi Characters to Life! SANTA MONICA, CA (April 18, 2014) –Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle,... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text Confession of Murder (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Confession of Murder” is a fantastic action thriller from Korea and a film that is one hell of a wild roller coaster ride with many twist and turns that will keep you captivated from beginning... 

alt text Master of the House – The Criterion Collection #706 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Master of the House” is an entertaining and magnificently performed silent masterpiece from Carl Theodor Dreyer. It may not be a grandiose film, nor it may be his deepest film that he has... 

alt text Angry Birds Toons – Season One – Volume Two (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

If you love the “Angry Birds” video games, you will enjoy this latest animated collection featuring over two dozen, short “Angry Birds Toons” animated episodes.  Images courtesy... 

alt text The Invisible Woman (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Invisible Woman” is a gorgeous and fascinating film which boasts strong performances, gorgeous cinematography and costume design,.  “The Invisible Woman” is a film that... 

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

“Cavemen” is a fun and enjoyable romantic comedy starring Skylar Astin and Camilla Belle.  It’s a simple rom-com with cool cinematography and music but don’t expect a storyline... 

alt text Upotte!! – Complete Collection (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Upotte!” may not be groundbreaking but for a mature anime series, for the anime fans who desire action, fan service and want to see a lot of boobs, “Upotte! Complete Collection”... 

alt text Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review)

A gritty, dark and violent film adaptation of Tow Ubukata’s light novels. “Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust” is a film that gives closure to fans but like previous films, while... 

alt text The Great Beauty – The Criterion Collection #702 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” is a cinematic masterpiece and a Criterion Collection Blu-ray +DVD release that is simply a must-own!  Highly recommended! Image are courtesy... 

alt text Knights of Badassdom (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Joe Lynch’s comedy/horror film has its humorous moments but in terms of the storyline as a whole, “Knights of Badassdom” is a campy independent film that is reminiscent of the campy... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text Smuggler (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

Director Katsuhito Ishii manages to bring his staple of creativity, unusual but yet stylish flair to “Smuggler”, while also making sure the film stays consistent with Shohei Manabe’s... 

alt text Shelter Island (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

A documentary of how kindness can go a long way, “Shelter Island” is inspiring, entertaining and recommended! DVD TITLE: Shelter Island DATE OF FILM RELEASE: 2011 DURATION: 77 Minutes DVD... 

alt text American Jesus (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“American Jesus” is an enjoyable and fascinating documentary on Christianity in America and for anyone fascinated by different Christian groups and beliefs, I definitely recommend this film! Images... 

alt text One Piece: Collection 9 (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)

The conclusion of Luffy vs. Foxy the Silver but also the first confrontation between the Straw Hat Pirates and one of the three, Marine Admirals.  Exciting, crazy but so much fun, “One Piece: Collection... 

alt text Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Complete DVD Set Vol. 2 (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)

“Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Complete DVD Set Vol. 2″ is a fantastic, action-packed anime series!  If you loved the first half, you will certainly love the second half as the storyline... 

VIDEO GAME NEWS

Star Wars™ Pinball: Heroes Within Coming Soon for Digital Stores

Pinball Tables“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good pinball blaster at your... 

alt text Plants vs. Zombies Pinball from Zen Studios for the PC (Steam) and PS Vita (a J!-ENT Video Game Review)

“Plants vs. Zombies” is a fantastic pinball table for “Pinball FX2″ and I can... 

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