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J!-ENT SPOTLIGHT

alt text “Transformers: The Last Knight” Available on Blu-ray and DVD on September 26th

The latest installment in the global TRANSFORMERS franchise stars Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) and features a sensational supporting cast including Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”), Isabela Moner (“100 Things to Do Before High... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

“MICHAEL JACKSON’S HALLOWEEN,” A NEW ONE-HOUR ANIMATED SPECIAL, TO BE BROADCAST FRIDAY, OCT. 27 ON CBS

Featuring the Voices of Christine Baranski, Kiersey Clemons, Alan Cumming, George Eads, Brad Garrett, Lucy Liu, Jim Parsons and Lucas Till Michael Jackson’s Acclaimed Music... 

DAVID LIM UPPED TO SERIES REGULAR ON NEW CBS DRAMA SERIES “S.W.A.T.”

David Lim has been upped to series regular on the new drama series, S.W.A.T. Lim portrays Victor Tan, a relatively new S.W.A.T. officer who made his name in the Hollywood... 

FAN-FAVORITE “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” JUDGE JOE BASTIANICH RETURNS FOR SEASON SIX, SCHEDULED TO AIR DURING THE 2017-2018 SEASON ON FOX

Award-Winning Restaurateur and Author Also Featured on Tonight’s Season Eight MASTERCHEF Finale Former MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR judge and award-winning restaurateur... 

TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER MATTHEW BRODERICK CAST AS THE NARRATOR IN FOX’S LIVE MUSICAL EVENT, “A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!,” AIRING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, ON FOX

Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “The Producers,” “Manchester by the Sea”) will star as the narrator... 

alt text “Transformers: The Last Knight” Available on Blu-ray and DVD on September 26th

The latest installment in the global TRANSFORMERS franchise stars Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) and features a sensational supporting cast including Josh Duhamel (Transformers),... 

alt text Owarimonogatari Anime Ending 18th Single “SHIORI” 0929.2017 DIGITAL RELEASE

Japanese girl duo ClariS is digitally releasing their 18th Single, “SHIORI” on September 29th, 2017!  The single is the ending theme to the anime Owarimonogatari, the... 

POP CULTURE & OTHER REVIEWS

alt text Owarimonogatari Anime Ending 18th Single “SHIORI” 0929.2017 DIGITAL RELEASE

Japanese girl duo ClariS is digitally releasing their 18th Single, “SHIORI” on September 29th, 2017! ... 

alt text Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers vol. 1 by Katsuyuki Sumizawa and Tomofumi Ogasawara (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

For those who haven’t watched the anime series will find “Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless... 

alt text She and Her Cat – Story by Makoto Shinkai and Art by Tsubasa Yamaguchi (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

I feel that “She and Her Cat” will resonate for many manga readers who own pets.  It’s... 

alt text Case Closed! vol. 63 by Gosho Aoyama (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

“Case Closed!” volume 54 is another entertaining mystery volume featuring four cases as... 

alt text One Punch-Man vol. 12 (Story by ONE and Art by Yusuke Murata) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

How will Saitama do in the second rout of the tournament and how will Genos do against the many monsters... 

alt text Naruto Chibi Sasasuke’s Sharingan Legend vol. 1 by Kenji Taira (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

“Naruto Chibi Sasasuke’s Sharingan Legend” is a gag manga that is not meant to be... 

alt text Q&A with Kenichi Sonoda (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Q&A with Kenichi Sonoda (by Michelle Tymon, Dennis A. Amith and Photos by Rhiannan Smith) When... 

alt text Land of the Lustrous vol. 1 by Haruka Ichikawa (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

If anything, I want to see how this series develops overtime as vol. 1 gave us a taste of the jewel... 

alt text Boruto – Naruto Next Generations – vol. 2 – Story by Ukyo Kodachi and Art by Mikio Ikemoto (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

If you enjoyed “Naruto”, you’ll find “Boruto – Naruto Next Generations... 

alt text Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt vol. 4 – Story and Art by Yasuo Ohtagaki (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

Prepare for a new threat to both Federation and also Zeon…the Nanyang Alliance in vol. 4 of “Mobile... 

LATEST NEWS ON J!-ENT

“MICHAEL JACKSON’S HALLOWEEN,” A NEW ONE-HOUR ANIMATED SPECIAL, TO BE BROADCAST FRIDAY, OCT. 27 ON CBS

Featuring the Voices of Christine Baranski, Kiersey Clemons, Alan Cumming, George Eads, Brad Garrett, Lucy Liu, Jim Parsons and Lucas Till Michael Jackson’s Acclaimed Music Is the Soundtrack for the... 

DAVID LIM UPPED TO SERIES REGULAR ON NEW CBS DRAMA SERIES “S.W.A.T.”

David Lim has been upped to series regular on the new drama series, S.W.A.T. Lim portrays Victor Tan, a relatively new S.W.A.T. officer who made his name in the Hollywood division before advancing to... 

FAN-FAVORITE “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” JUDGE JOE BASTIANICH RETURNS FOR SEASON SIX, SCHEDULED TO AIR DURING THE 2017-2018 SEASON ON FOX

Award-Winning Restaurateur and Author Also Featured on Tonight’s Season Eight MASTERCHEF Finale Former MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR judge and award-winning restaurateur Joe Bastianich returns as... 

4K ULTRA HD REVIEWS

alt text E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

For fans of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and have the equipment to play 4K Ultra HD films, then definitely upgrade to this 4K Ultra HD 35th Anniversary release.  The film looks and sounds... 

alt text Baywatch: Extended Cut (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

“Baywatch: Extended Cut” is a hilarious action comedy that pays homage to the hit TV series but also is a laugh-out loud, fun and crazy film.  Sure, it may not be for everyone, but as a guy... 

alt text Ghost in the Shell (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

Considering the other not-so-good Hollywood-made anime live-action film adaptations, one can’t deny that “Ghost in the Shell” is one of the better adaptations from an anime or manga... 

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

If you are a fan of the “Resident Evil” series and loved the video games and the previous two animated films, I can easily say that “Resident Evil: Vendetta” is the best animated... 

alt text Smurfs: The Lost Village (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

For those who enjoy the Smurfs and videophile/audiophile parents looking for an animated film that looks great in 4K Ultra HD, who also want to entertain their children or the entire family, you can’t... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text A Ghost Story (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” is a hauntingly, captivating film.  It’s fresh concept, creative and poignant.  Recommended! Images courtesy of © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment.... 

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

With the popularity of Louise Brooks, there is no denying that “Beggars of Life” is a must-buy, must-own title.  And for silent film fans, the film is entertaining, suspenseful and action-packed.... 

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

Brett Haley’s “The Hero” is a touching film that takes on one’s life of dealing with potential death after being diagnosed with cancer.  Despite having a celebrated life as a... 

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

Alex Kurtzman’s “The Mummy” was all popcorn action and visual eye candy but what the film really needed was more character dynamic and a storyline that would have made these characters... 

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

“Iron Protector” is a martial arts film that shows us that Yue Song is a total package when it comes to starring, directing, producing, writing and editing his own films.  Featuring exciting... 

alt text Black Butler the Movie (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Black Butler the Movie” is a film inspired by the popular and anime and manga series.  But the film is it’s own storyline that is different from the story we are familiar with by Yana... 

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

Hideaki anno and Shinji Higuchi’s “Shin Godzilla” is marvelous Godzilla fan and manages to capture everything and more of the original film’s action, chaos and suspense along with... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text L.O.R.D.: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“L.O.R.D.: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties” is a major step for China in creating a fantasy/adventure CG animated film that looks awesome.  The problem is, too many characters are squeezed into... 

alt text 3 Idiotas (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

Carlos Bolados’ “3 Idiotas” is a film that grows on you, a comedy that makes you laugh but for the most part, it’s a film with a lot of heart and I found it to be quite delightful... 

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