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J!-ENT SPOTLIGHT

alt text A SPECIAL BEHIND-THE-SCENES PREVIEW OF “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY” AIRS SATURDAY, MAY 3, ON FOX

As the clock ticks toward the anticipated premiere of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, a special half-hour behind-the-scenes preview of the event series, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY: JACK IS BACK, will air Saturday, May 3 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Featuring interviews with the series’ Emmy Award-winning director,... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

ABC ANNOUNCES MAY SWEEPS PROGRAMMING

Highlights Include the Premiere of New Drama Series “Black Box,” and Debut the New Season of “The Bachelorette,” Along with “The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,”... 

“THE CHEW” SWINGS INTO SPRING WITH DELICIOUS DISHES, APRIL 28 – MAY 2

Wendy Williams, Josh Turner, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Patti Moreno are Guests “The Chew” swings into spring with delicious dishes. On Monday, April 28, the show... 

“THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” LISTINGS (April 23-May 1, 2014)

Wednesday, April 23: Guests include Cameron Diaz, Jim Gaffigan and musical guest Future featuring Pusha T with The Roots. Show 0043 Thursday, April 24: Guests include Dr.... 

LISTINGS FOR “LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY”

(Mondays-Fridays, 1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m. ET/PT, Immediately following “Late Night with Seth Meyers”) Wednesday, April 23: Guests include Brett Gelman with musical guest Sir... 

USA NETWORK’S “CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST” SEASON FINALE HITS A SERIES HIGH IN ADULTS 18-49 (890,000) AND 25-54 (803,000)

NEW YORK – April 23, 2014 – Last night’s season one finale of USA Network’s breakout original reality series, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST scored its highest ratings to date... 

GET JACK’D THIS MAY ON FOX

MAJOR TELEVISION EVENTS INCLUDE: SHOCKING SEASON TWO FINALE OF “THE FOLLOWING” APRIL 28; “THE SIMPSONS” TURN INTO LEGO BRICKS IN LANDMARK 550TH EPISODE MAY 4; EPIC... 

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

ABC ANNOUNCES MAY SWEEPS PROGRAMMING

Highlights Include the Premiere of New Drama Series “Black Box,” and Debut the New Season of “The Bachelorette,” Along with “The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” and The View’s “ABC:... 

USA NETWORK’S “CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST” SEASON FINALE HITS A SERIES HIGH IN ADULTS 18-49 (890,000) AND 25-54 (803,000)

NEW YORK – April 23, 2014 – Last night’s season one finale of USA Network’s breakout original reality series, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST scored its highest ratings to date in the key demos, growing double... 

BRAVO MEDIA’S “SOUTHERN CHARM” EARNS HIGHEST-RATED EPISODE OF THE SERIES WITH 1.2 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS

NEW YORK – April 22, 2014 – Last night’s season finale of Bravo Media’s “Southern Charm” scored 1.2 million total viewers and 680,000 P18-49, up 12 percent and eight percent, respectively,... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text Fairy Tail Vol. 9 (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Fairy Tail” vol. 9 features a brand new third season with high-intensity, action-packed episodes. It’s the Fairy Tail Guild vs. the Grimoire Heart Guild, who will become victorious?... 

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... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongebob, You’re Fired! (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongebob, You’re Fired!” is an entertaining and fun DVD for the entire family or the young at heart! Images courtesy of © 2014 Viacom International Inc. All... 

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... 

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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