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alt text Kino Lorber, in association with Lobster Films, Releases Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection on Blu-ray & DVD

New York, NY – April 28, 2016 – Kino Lorber, in association with Lobster Films, is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD releases of BUSTER KEATON: THE SHORTS COLLECTION, a five-disc collection of Keaton’s 32 extant silent short films, presented in 2K restorations, newly scanned using... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

alt text NBC’S HIT SERIES ‘LITTLE BIG SHOTS’ CLOSES OUT ITS FIRST SEASON WITH TWO FINAL EPISODES MAY 1 & 8; CASTING FOR SEASON 2 HAS BEGUN

LITTLE BIG SHOTS — Pictured: “Little Big Shots” Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal) UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – April 28, 2016 – Season one of NBC’s... 

alt text Kino Lorber, in association with Lobster Films, Releases Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection on Blu-ray & DVD

New York, NY – April 28, 2016 – Kino Lorber, in association with Lobster Films, is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD releases of BUSTER KEATON: THE SHORTS... 

DISNEY•PIXAR’S ‘FINDING NEMO,’ IS ON ABC WITH AN EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL LOOK AT ‘FINDING DORY,’ ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” winner of the 2003 Oscar® for Best Animated Feature airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. In anticipation... 

FOX GIVES SERIES ORDERS TO NEW DRAMAS “24: LEGACY” AND “STAR” FOR THE UPCOMING 2016-2017 SEASON

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has given series orders to new dramas 24: LEGACY and STAR. Both series are scheduled to premiere in the upcoming 2016-2017 season.   24:... 

CBS RENEWS ITS ENTIRE DAYTIME LINEUP FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON

Network’s Top-Rated Lineup Of “Let’s Make a Deal,” “The Price is Right,” “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Talk”... 

alt text Risen Debuting on Digital May 10 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD May 24

Debuting on Digital May 10 On 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD May 24   Bonus Materials Include Deleted Scenes, Three Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes & Commentary     CULVER... 

POP CULTURE

alt text J-POP SUMMIT 2016 ANNOUNCES FIRST LINE-UP OF LIVE CONCERT AND MUSICAL ARTISTS SET TO PERFORM AT THIS SUMMER’S FESTIVAL

The San Francisco Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event Announces Exciting Slate Of Top Japanese... 

alt text Toriko Vol. 34 – Story and Art by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

“Toriko” vol. 34 is about Toriko and the others racing against time to save Komatsu’s... 

alt text One-Punch Man vol. 6 (Story by ONE and Art by Yusuke Murata) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

Earth’s mightiest heroes must take on an alien and monster attack in epic proportions.  Can... 

alt text Shuriken and Pleats vol. 1 by Matsuri Hino (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

A balance of beauty and action, newfound emotion and youth, I like how this first graphic novel of... 

alt text JAPAN’s POP PRINCESS KYARY PAMYU PAMYU TO OPEN 2016 J-POP SUMMIT IN SF

Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Festival Welcomes Return Of Edgy Pop Singer For Special Live Concert Performance... 

alt text Seraph of the End – Vampire Reign Vol. 8 (Story by Takaya Kagami, Art by Yamato Yamamoto, Storyboards by Daisuke Furuya) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

Another fantastic volume of “Seraph of the End – Vampire Reign” featuring the ... 

alt text Assassination Classroom vol. 9 by Yusei Matsui (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

“Assassination Classroom” is an enjoyable, humorous and action-packed manga series thus... 

alt text Bleach Vol. 66 – Story & Art by Tite Kubo (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

If you are a long-time “Bleach” fan, if you love action and dig the non-regular characters... 

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF HUNTER X HUNTER ON ADULT SWIM

Reboot Of Fantasy Adventure Anime Series Based On Bestselling HUNTER X HUNTER Manga Launches With A Brand... 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA UNVEILS NEW TIME, WEATHER, AND LIFE POINT SYSTEM FEATURES FOR ATELIER SOPHIE: THE ALCHEMIST OF THE MYSTERIOUS BOOK

Pre-Order Bonuses Also Detailed for this Latest Entry in the Celebrated ‘Atelier’ Series from GUST BURLINGAME,... 

LATEST NEWS ON J!-ENT

alt text NBC’S HIT SERIES ‘LITTLE BIG SHOTS’ CLOSES OUT ITS FIRST SEASON WITH TWO FINAL EPISODES MAY 1 & 8; CASTING FOR SEASON 2 HAS BEGUN

LITTLE BIG SHOTS — Pictured: “Little Big Shots” Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal) UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – April 28, 2016 – Season one of NBC’s hit series ‘Little Big Shots’... 

alt text Kino Lorber, in association with Lobster Films, Releases Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection on Blu-ray & DVD

New York, NY – April 28, 2016 – Kino Lorber, in association with Lobster Films, is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD releases of BUSTER KEATON: THE SHORTS COLLECTION, a five-disc collection... 

DISNEY•PIXAR’S ‘FINDING NEMO,’ IS ON ABC WITH AN EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL LOOK AT ‘FINDING DORY,’ ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” winner of the 2003 Oscar® for Best Animated Feature airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. In anticipation of “Finding Dory”... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text In a Lonely Place – The Criterion Collection #810 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

If you love film noir, the Criterion Collection’s release of “In a Lonely Place” is worth watching and owning. Showcasing the wonderful performance by both Humphrey Bogart and Gloria... 

alt text Mojin – The Lost Legend – (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Mojin – The Lost Legend-” was a film that I was highly anticipating but felt a little let down due to poor character development and disjointed pacing, but as a popcorn action film,... 

alt text DuRaRaRa!! x2 Vol. 3 (A J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Durarara!! x2” is becoming more interesting as the series continues. Some may find the large cast of characters to be a bit much, but similar to other series with large casts (ie. “Bleach”,... 

alt text Son of Saul (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Son of Saul” manages to be one of the most horrific, grim films on the genocide which I found to be disturbing, thought-provoking and had left me feeling unsettled days after watching it. ... 

alt text Barcelona – The Criterion Collection #807 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

If you have been exposed to Whit Stillman’s films such as “Metropolitan”, “The Last Days of Disco” and his more recent “Damsels in Distress”, each of these films... 

alt text Your Lie in April Vol. 1 (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Your Lie in April” left me wanting to see the second half because the storyline was captivating, heartbreaking but also inspiring. It is rare to watch an anime series that captivates you... 

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

“The Messenger” is a visually thrilling documentary with an urgent message of why we should be aware of the depletion of the population of birds around the world.   Recommended! Images... 

alt text The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates – The Criterion Collection #808 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

An intimate portrayal not typical of documentaries of its time, “The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates” will be remembered for its groundbreaking documentary style and filmmaking. ... 

alt text Ip Man 3 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Ip Man 3” features drama and action but is less about Ip Man taking on challenges alone, but also learning in life of what is important and what in life is worth fighting for. If you enjoyed... 

alt text The Lady in the Van (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Lady in the Van” is an entertaining and endearing film but also a film that showcases a magnificent performance from Maggie Smith.  Recommended! Image courtesy of © 2015 Van Productions... 

alt text Saekano Blu-ray Set 1 (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Saekano” is a fun and enjoyable series about a group of high school students who have very different personalities, trying to work together to create a visual novel. It’s too early... 

alt text Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” on Blu-ray is a five-star release.  “Star Wars” fans who loved this seventh film, the videophiles and audiophiles will no doubt... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text East Side Sushi (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“East Side Sushi” in some ways incorporates what I have seen in California, New York and other metropolitan cities. From its food culture of fusion foods, to people of multicultural backgrounds... 

alt text The Great Hypnotist (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“The Great Hypnotist” is a wonderful Chinese mystery-thriller that has you thinking one way, until the film pulls of major twists that will either surprise you or turn you off. It’s... 

alt text Stealing Cars (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“Stealing Cars” is an average film with character situations that seem a bit too farfetched for its own good.  But it’s still an entertaining film to watch and pass the time. © 2015... 

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