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alt text JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN CAST AS A SERIES REGULAR ON THE CBS SUMMER DRAMA SERIES “EXTANT” FOR SEASON TWO

  Photo Credit: Mitch Jenkins    Jan. 29, 2015 – Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast as a series regular in the CBS summer drama series EXTANT, starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios. Morgan will play JD Richter,... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

COUNTRY SUPERSTAR TIM MCGRAW TO PERFORM FOR GLEN CAMPBELL AT THE OSCARS®

Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw will perform the Oscar®-nominated song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” for Glen Campbell at the 87th Oscars, show... 

ROSIE PEREZ RETURNS TO “THE VIEW” LIVE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

“The View” is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) featuring moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace.... 

FOX FIRES UP FEBRUARY WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES, SEASON FINALES AND SPECIAL GUEST STARS

MUST-WATCH HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: “EMPIRE” TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH FOUR ALL-NEW EPISODES, BEGINNING FEB. 4, FEATURING GUEST STARS COURTNEY LOVE, NAOMI CAMPBELL AND DEREK... 

alt text JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN CAST AS A SERIES REGULAR ON THE CBS SUMMER DRAMA SERIES “EXTANT” FOR SEASON TWO

  Photo Credit: Mitch Jenkins    Jan. 29, 2015 – Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast as a series regular in the CBS summer drama series EXTANT, starring Academy... 

THE BAND PERRY, ARIANA GRANDE, LADY GAGA AND JOHN LEGEND TO PERFORM ON “STEVIE WONDER: SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE — AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY® SALUTE,” MONDAY, FEB. 16 ON CBS

Two-Time GRAMMY Award Winner LL COOL J to Host Music Stars Will Perform Iconic Songs by the 25-Time GRAMMY Award Winner  Current 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® nominees The... 

COLLABORATIONS AND SPECIAL SEGMENTS SET THE STAGE FOR INCREDIBLE “GRAMMY® MOMENTS” ON “THE 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®,” SUNDAY, FEB. 8 ON CBS

PROMISING UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCES ARE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING NOMINEES TONY BENNETT AND LADY GAGA; NOMINEES HOZIER AND GRAMMY WINNER ANNIE LENNOX; NOMINEE JESSIE J AND GRAMMY... 

J!-ENT INTERVIEWS/ARTICLES

Perfume concert report by Darren Yamashita (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

The floor of the Hollywood Palladium may still be shaking after hosting an enthusiastic audience for... 

alt text Our J!-ENT 2014 ANNUAL is now available!

Each year, we release a J!-ENT annual issue that deals with Asian pop culture and also our event coverage... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

alt text Our J!-ENT 2014 ANNUAL is now available!

Each year, we release a J!-ENT annual issue that deals with Asian pop culture and also our event coverage... 

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WONG KAR WAI TO PRODUCE ALIBABA PICTURES GROUP’S DEBUT FILM BAI DU REN

Urban romantic comedy will star Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and written and directed by best-selling author Zhang... 

alt text The Verbs and Okuda Tamio will perform two historical shows in L.A.

Very first performance for Japanese rock legend Okuda Tamio in the U.S.! American rock band, The Verbs,... 

alt text MechaIke AKB48 special – AKB48 got punked!

AKB48 has appeared on “Mecha Mecha Iketteru!” for years and often, a lot of good comedy... 

ANIME RELATED NEWS

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF SAILOR MOON SEASON 1, SET 2

Latest Editions Of Legendary Anime Series Feature Episodes 24-46 Presented In High Definition Blu-ray/DVD Combo... 

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL ANIME EPISODES ON NEON ALLEY

The Thrilling Conclusion Of The Dark Kingdom Story Arc And The Launch Of The Black Moon Arc In Brand... 

COMIC/MANGA NEWS & REVIEWS

alt text Gangsta. Vol. 5 by Kohske (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

If you have been reading “Gangsta”, prepare for a shocking and violent volume 5.  Who... 

TOY NEWS & REVIEWS

alt text life in plastic: LEGO Legends of Chima – Gorzan’s Walker (30262) Review

I have not been disappointed by a LEGO Legends of Chima polybag release at all. Each of the minifigure... 

LATEST NEWS ON J!-ENT

COUNTRY SUPERSTAR TIM MCGRAW TO PERFORM FOR GLEN CAMPBELL AT THE OSCARS®

Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw will perform the Oscar®-nominated song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” for Glen Campbell at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil... 

ROSIE PEREZ RETURNS TO “THE VIEW” LIVE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

“The View” is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) featuring moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace. It is the original forum... 

FOX FIRES UP FEBRUARY WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES, SEASON FINALES AND SPECIAL GUEST STARS

MUST-WATCH HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: “EMPIRE” TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH FOUR ALL-NEW EPISODES, BEGINNING FEB. 4, FEATURING GUEST STARS COURTNEY LOVE, NAOMI CAMPBELL AND DEREK LUKE; “GOTHAM” UNVEILS THE... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text La Ciénaga – The Criterion Collection #743 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

While the purveying atmosphere of this film makes you feel that bad things will happen to some character…you know that it’s just a matter of when.  And that uneasiness of its characters... 

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

“The Remaining” is an interesting step forward for Christian films tackling horror with cool special effects and a wonderful, immersive lossless soundtrack.  While the storyline may not have... 

alt text My Winnipeg – The Criterion Collection #741 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

 “My Winnipeg” is one of the key highlights of Guy Maddin’s oeuvre.  Creative, unique, intelligent and also magnificent, “My Winnipeg” is highly recommended! Image courtesy... 

alt text The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant – The Criterion Collection #740 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant” is complex, smart and yet brilliantly made that it was a film that was ahead of its time.  And for those who loved the film will love the 4K restoration... 

alt text Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 4: Special Edition (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

Featuring a hilarious and delightful storyline written with non-stop humor and action, “Ranma 1/2″ is at true anime classic that will forever entertain many generations of anime fans and will forever... 

alt text The Zero Theorem (A J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Zero Theorem” is a fascinating sci-fi film that takes a look at the decay of society. Complex but yet entertaining, “The Zero Theorem” is a wonderful film for Gilliam fans... 

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

“Fury” is a unique type of war film and there is no doubt that it is the best war film to feature tank battles on the big screen. The Blu-ray itself looks fantastic and sounds magnificent... 

alt text Adua e le compagne (Adua and her Friends) (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Adua e le compagne (Adua and her Friends)” is among the most memorable films from filmmaker Antonio Pietrangeli. Featuring a fine cast of actresses and an entertaining and enjoyable storyline,... 

alt text The Palm Beach Story – The Criterion Collection #742 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Palm Beach Story” is a definitive Preston Sturges film.  Maybe not as clear cut in its portrayal of romance but the fillm remains to be a hilarious and enjoyable film over 70-years... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text Bleach DVD Set Twenty-Three: Original & Uncut (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)

If you are a fan of “Bleach” and stood with this anime series from the very beginning or have followed the anime/manga series for a very long time , “Bleach DVD Set Twenty-Three: Original... 

alt text Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II” is one of the better Eclipse Series DVD sets that I have watched and is deserving of five stars because it is a magnificent release! Image... 

alt text Morning for the Osone Family (as part of the Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II) (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“Morning for the Osone Family” is no doubt, my favorite film in the “Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II” DVD box set.  A fantastic film and a fantastic DVD box set... 

alt text Army (as part of the Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II) (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“Army” starts to make its transition from the early propagandist war films from Kinoshita to a film which is considered as an anti-war film, and easily leading the director to create his... 

alt text Jubilation Street (as part of the Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II) (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

Kinoshita’s “Jubilation Street” features another side of the World War II and focuses on many characters who must relocate as the government wants their property for the war effort. ... 

VIDEO GAME NEWS

KOEI TECMO AMERICA RELEASES FIRST TRAILER FOR ATELIER SHALLIE: ALCHEMISTS OF THE DUSK SEA

KOEI TECMO America today released the first trailer for Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea telling... 

Music Box Films Presents THE GREEN PRINCE on VOD, DVD and Blu Jan 20th

MUSIC BOX FILMS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES The Green Prince THE HARROWING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE SON... 

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