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alt text CBS GIVES FULL SEASON ORDER TO “S.W.A.T.” AND PICKS UP THREE ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF “9JKL” FOR THE 2017-2018 BROADCAST SEASON

CBS has given a full season order to new drama series S.W.A.T. and has picked up three additional episodes of new comedy 9JKL for the 2017-2018 broadcast season. S.W.A.T. is averaging 10.36 million viewers, 1.9 in adults 18-49 and 2.8 in adults 25-54. Its Thursday, Nov. 2 premiere at 10:00 PM was the... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

CELEBRATION OF ’25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS’ CONTINUES WITH THE SEASON FIVE PREMIERE OF ABC’S ‘THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT,’ MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, WITH TWO BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES

In celebration of “25 Days of Christmas,” “The Great Christmas Light Fight” premieres MONDAY, DEC. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. Produced... 

alt text CBS GIVES FULL SEASON ORDER TO “S.W.A.T.” AND PICKS UP THREE ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF “9JKL” FOR THE 2017-2018 BROADCAST SEASON

CBS has given a full season order to new drama series S.W.A.T. and has picked up three additional episodes of new comedy 9JKL for the 2017-2018 broadcast season. S.W.A.T.... 

STEVE HARVEY TO RING IN 2018 ON “FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, ON FOX

Emmy® Award-winning personality and talk show host Steve Harvey will host the all-new special FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE airing Sunday,... 

PANELISTS NAMED ON “THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM,” PREMIERING THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, ON FOX

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS, RECORD-PRODUCING HITMAKER DJ KHALED, GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING SINGER SONGWRITER MEGHAN TRAINOR AND RECORD LABEL EXECUTIVE... 

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS PATTI LABELLE AND BRANDY NORWOOD TO JOIN “STAR”

An All-New Episode of STAR Airs Wednesday, November 15, on FOX Grammy Award-winning artists Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood will guest-star in multi-episode arcs on STAR,... 

ABC CELEBRATES THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR WITH BELOVED ‘25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS’ PROGRAMMING

Network joins Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in Scheduling Holiday-Themed Programming as Part of Fan-Favorite TV Event Comedies Deck the Halls with... 

POP CULTURE & OTHER REVIEWS

KOEI TECMO America Announce Launch Date For DYNASTY WARRIORS 9

Omega Force Invites Players Back to the Three Kingdoms with a Digital Deluxe Version And an Empire-Worthy... 

alt text Seraph of the End – Vampire Reign Vol. 13 (Story by Takaya Kagami, Art by Yamato Yamamoto, Storyboards by Daisuke Furuya) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

Another action-packed thirteenth volume of “Seraph of the End – Vampire Reign” as... 

alt text Gangsta: Cursed. Ep_Marco Adriano vol. 3 – Story by KOHSKE, Art by Syuhei Kamo (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

If you are reading KOHSKE’s “Gangsta.”, then “Gangsta: Cursed. Ep_Marco Adriano”... 

alt text Press Q&A with animator and director Hiroshi Nagahama (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

In Japan, Hiroshi Nagahama is well-known for directing animated films such as “Mushishi”,... 

alt text Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt vol. 5 – 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 and also the debut... 

alt text Terra Formars Vol. 19 (Story by Yu Sasuga, Art by Ken-Ichi Tachibana) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

What are the true plans of the Terraformars on Earth? And how will the Invoker and China respond to... 

alt text Nisekoi: False Love Vol. 24 by Naoshi Komi (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

Vol. 24 of “Nisekoi: False Love” finally gets to the final two girls in Raku’s life,... 

alt text J!-ENT’s Dennis A. Amith interviews Babyraids JAPAN (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

It was back in 2012, when Babyraids JAPAN made their debut through their agency LesPros Entertainment. Babyraids... 

alt text Imperfect Girl vol. 1 – Story by NISIOISIN and Art by Mitsuru Hattori (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

I’m not sure where this story is going.  If a young girl with a knife will literally have this... 

LATEST NEWS ON J!-ENT

CELEBRATION OF ’25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS’ CONTINUES WITH THE SEASON FIVE PREMIERE OF ABC’S ‘THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT,’ MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, WITH TWO BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES

In celebration of “25 Days of Christmas,” “The Great Christmas Light Fight” premieres MONDAY, DEC. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the... 

alt text CBS GIVES FULL SEASON ORDER TO “S.W.A.T.” AND PICKS UP THREE ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF “9JKL” FOR THE 2017-2018 BROADCAST SEASON

CBS has given a full season order to new drama series S.W.A.T. and has picked up three additional episodes of new comedy 9JKL for the 2017-2018 broadcast season. S.W.A.T. is averaging 10.36 million viewers,... 

STEVE HARVEY TO RING IN 2018 ON “FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, ON FOX

Emmy® Award-winning personality and talk show host Steve Harvey will host the all-new special FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE airing Sunday, Dec. 31 (8:00-10:00 PM... 

4K ULTRA HD REVIEWS

alt text Spider-Man: Homecoming (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Disc Review)

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” may not be featuring the Spider-Man that I grew up reading but I will say that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was entertaining to the point that I watched it... 

alt text Warrior (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

Gavin O’Connor’s “Warrior” is a riveting action film that captures the thrill of MMA fighting, the thrill of competition and the heart of a fighter.  Recommended! Images courtesy... 

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... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

This set is amazing and is the definitive Alfred Hitchcock set to own (featuring many of his films from 1942-1976) and any cineaste wanting to own these magnificent Alfred Hitchcock films on Blu-ray will... 

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

While Mark Palansky’s “Rememory” may not be a groundbreaking film, but I enjoyed the concept and also Dinklage’s performance.  And while the film does have its faults, I did enjoy... 

alt text Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga 1 (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

The exciting, action-packed finale of “Blue Exorcist” is here! Twin brothers, Rin and Yukio must join forces in confronting their demonic father, Satan! “Blue Exorcist” turned out to be an exciting,... 

alt text Your Name. (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

I have to say, Makoto Shinkai’s “Your Name.” was a pleasure to watch.  I absolutely love this film and I highly recommend it! Image courtesy of © 2016 Toho Co. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. TITLE:... 

alt text Danganronpa 3: Despair Arc (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Danganronpa 3: Despair Arc” will no doubt please the fans of the video games or those curious of jumping into the anime series, so they can enjoy the video games.  Dark, twisted, violent... 

alt text Dawson City: Frozen Time (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Well-researched, well-presented, “Dawson City: Frozen Time” is a fantastic documentary from Bill Morrison and a true masterpiece! Images courtesy of © 2017 Hypnotic Pictures. All... 

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

“La Chinoise” is Godard’s profound masterpiece in which the filmmaker/writer going through an exploration of ideas through characters, explore actions knowing all too well, the film... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Rasengan Collection (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

If you are a “Naruto” fan, this DVD is worth it, as it carries four of the feature films in one collection. But if you want the best picture and lossless audio quality, I recommend purchasing... 

alt text One Piece: Season Nine, Voyage Three (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)

“One Piece: Season Nine, Voyage Three” is another action-packed but also a more serious and darker volume that explores the Fishman Pirates and the division between Hordy, Arlong and Tiger... 

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