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J!-ENT SPOTLIGHT

alt text CBS ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2015 SLATE

“Zoo,” a New Drama Based on James Patterson’s #1 Bestselling Novel, Debuts Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 PM Perennial Reality Hit “Big Brother” Returns with a Special Two-Night Premiere, on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25, Both at 8:00 PM “Under the Dome” Debuts with a Two-Hour Premiere... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 5

Thursday, February 26: Guests include James Spader, Margot Robbie and musical guest Tobias Jesso Jr. with The Roots. Show 219 Friday, February 27: Guests include Josh Hutcherson,... 

FOX UNVEILS 2015-16 “FOX WRITERS INTENSIVE” FINALISTS

Fox Audience Strategy today announced the finalists for its fourth annual Fox Writers Intensive (FWI), the company’s advanced writers’ platform designed to nurture experienced... 

FELICITY HUFFMAN, TIMOTHY HUTTON, KENNETH BRANAGH AND LEE DANIELS ON ABC’S “THE VIEW,” MARCH 2-6

Padma Lakshmi, Cristela Alonzo and Stacy London Guest Co-Host   “The View” is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) featuring... 

alt text CBS ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2015 SLATE

“Zoo,” a New Drama Based on James Patterson’s #1 Bestselling Novel, Debuts Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 PM Perennial Reality Hit “Big Brother” Returns with a Special... 

ONE-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF “CHRISTINA MILIAN TURNED UP,” AIRS SUNDAY, MARCH 1 AT 10PM ON E!

As part of this loud, loving, opinionated and multi-talented Cuban-American family, Christina Milian has always been the focus, often to the consternation of her two sisters,... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON “THE TALK” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 2/23-2/27

Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT) (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule, (n) Denotes new) Monday, Feb. 23 Actor Tim Daly (CBS’s... 

J!-ENT INTERVIEWS/ARTICLES

alt text Anime on Display 2015 Report by Darren Yamashita (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Anime on Display (AOD) was back at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel this year, a celebration... 

alt text Bak-Anime 2015 by Derek Orchard (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Article and Photos by Derek Orchard Bak-anime was held at the Bakersfield Marriott at the convention... 

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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GARNiDELiA announced as a Music Guest of Honor at Sakura-Con!

GARNiDELiA, a music unit composed of MARiA, a female vocalist and music composer toku, has been announced... 

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,... 

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 My Neighbor Seki (Tonari no Seki-kun) Vol. 1 by Takuma Morishige (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

“My Neighbor Seki” is a manga series that I enjoy but because it’s a story that... 

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

FOX UNVEILS 2015-16 “FOX WRITERS INTENSIVE” FINALISTS

Fox Audience Strategy today announced the finalists for its fourth annual Fox Writers Intensive (FWI), the company’s advanced writers’ platform designed to nurture experienced writers who have diverse... 

alt text CBS ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2015 SLATE

“Zoo,” a New Drama Based on James Patterson’s #1 Bestselling Novel, Debuts Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 PM Perennial Reality Hit “Big Brother” Returns with a Special Two-Night Premiere, on Wednesday,... 

ONE-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF “CHRISTINA MILIAN TURNED UP,” AIRS SUNDAY, MARCH 1 AT 10PM ON E!

As part of this loud, loving, opinionated and multi-talented Cuban-American family, Christina Milian has always been the focus, often to the consternation of her two sisters, Danielle and Lizzy.    Now,... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text Nisekoi: False Love Part 2 (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Nisekoi: False Love” is an enjoyable, humorous and crazy anime series that I couldn’t help myself but watch all episodes in one night. It’s an addictive anime series and for... 

alt text An Autumn Afternoon – The Criterion Collection #446 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“An Autumn Afternoon” is a fantastic film that shows us another perspective of a modern Japanese family towards marriage.  An enjoyable final film by legendary director Yasujiro Ozu! Image courtesy... 

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

“The Retrieval” is an engrossing film with solid writing/directing by Chris Eska and wonderful performances from its actors. “The Retrieval” is recommended! Images courtesy of... 

alt text Big Hero 6 – Collector’s Edition (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Big Hero 6″ is one of those films that took me by surprise.  The animation was breathtaking, the characters were absolutely enjoyable and as for the story, it was beyond awesome!  While... 

alt text No Tears for the Dead (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“No Tears for the Dead” is a wonderful continuation of heavy hitting action films from director Jeong-beom Lee and no doubt one of the best action films coming from Asia within the last three... 

alt text Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Bayonetta: Bloody Fate” compliments the original video game with its story, action, lewd humor plus its fantastic animation from Gonzo. But the animated film also serves as an introduction... 

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

“The Lookalike” may not be a top-notch crime thriller and its crazy, over-the-top storyline is improbable but yet unpredictable.  It is interesting and entertaining in some aspects but it’s... 

alt text Brotherhood of Blades (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

For those who love martial arts action films, will want to check out “Brotherhood of Blades”.  It’s an exciting, thrilling and action-packed film that I recommend! Images courtesy... 

alt text Skating to New York (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Skating to New York” is an entertaining yet simple coming-of-age film Image courtesy of © 2013 Skating to New York Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. TITLE: Skating to New York YEAR... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text Every Man For Himself – The Criterion Collection #744 (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

As a fan of Godard’s oeuvre, “Every Man For Himself” is a Godard film that is best experienced than reading reviews about it.  No words can describe the film correctly because everyone... 

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

“Whiplash” will be remembered for its wonderful performance by J.K. Simmons and the intensity of the drum playing scenes by Miles Teller, but no doubt, jumpstart the career for writer/director... 

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

“Violette” is a fantastic film from Martin Provost about one of the greatest French writers from the 20th century, Violette Leduc  showcasing an emotional, powerful performance by Emmanuel... 

alt text A Day in the Country – The Criterion Collection #746 (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“A Day in the Country” may be an incomplete short film, but it gives us insight to Jean Renoir before he went on to bigger films but also gives us insight to Jen Renoir as a director and... 

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

“The Song” is a wonderful film about love, the hardships of marriage but also discovering love and faith during your darkest hour.  Alan Powell and Ali Faulkner make a wonderful onscreen... 

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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