Friday, June 29, 2012

eigoMANGA Heads To Anime Expo 2012


San Francisco based comic book publisher, eigoMANGA announces its participation at Anime Expo 2012 which is held on June 29 to July 2, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

eigoMANGA will be exhibiting at Booth #1149.

Animation Screening -
'Padak' is an award-winning full-length animated film directed by Lee Dae Hee. The film is about the lives of fish in captivity in a Korean seafood restaurant. Some fish accept their fate while others fight to change it.

This is the North American advance screening premier of 'Padak'.

The 'Padak' screening is scheduled for Monday, 10am - 1:00pm and located at Video 2 (LACC
404).


Panels and Workshops -

'eigoMANGA In 2012 Panel': Colleagues from eigoMANGA will announce and showcase releases of the company's mass-market publications, games, and animation titles in 2012.

'eigoMANGA In 2012 Panel' is scheduled for Saturday, 10am - 11am at LP 2 (LACC 502AB).

'How To Draw Manga And Portfolio Review': eigoMANGA artists and editors will hold a workshop tutorial to teach the fundamentals of manga illustration and storytelling. They will also be on hand to critique portfolios from up-and-coming artists.

'The How To Draw Manga And Portfolio Review' workshop is scheduled for Sunday, 11am - 12pm at WS2 (LACC 501).



Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cast Your Vote For Epic Mickey Box Art

Disney Interactive is asking fans to help choose the box art for their upcoming 3DS release Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion set for release on November 18, 2012. Starting today through Sunday, July 1st, fans can go to the official Disney Epic Mickey Facebook page to vote on their favorite package and decide if Mickey should stand alone on the cover OR if Mickey should share the spotlight with some of the other Disney characters you’ll be seeing in the game.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mike Mignola Appearing At Long Beach Comic Con


Mike Mignola, the Harvey and Eisner Award winning writer, artist and creator of the acclaimed Hellboy comic series will be appearing at The Long Beach Comic & Horror Con scheduled for November 3-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

"I am happy to be doing the Long Beach Comic con again," said Mignola. "It's a fun show. I look forward to seeing the fans and catching up with fellow professionals."

"We are so excited to have Mike back at the show. It’s a treat for fans to be able to interact with a comics legend in such an intimate atmosphere,” says Phil Lawrence, Principal and Sales Director for Long Beach Comic & Horror Con. He goes on to say "Mike just adds something special to the Comics and Horror element that we’ve established for the show. We are proud that his appearance will be a major highlight for the fans."

The convention floor hours are 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday November 3 and 10:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday November 4.

More info on Long Beach Comic Con here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man Preview Clip


One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man™. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Preview: Expendables 2


The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal...

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job.  The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries.   But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them.  Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, far more than enough to change the balance of power in the world.  But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.
Spoiler: Chuck Norris kills everyone
The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, with Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with newest cast members Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins, martial arts legends Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme, and Chinese actress Yu Nan as the first female EXPENDABLE.  




U.S. Release Date:  August 17, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

"Brave: The Video Game" Is Now Available In Stores

Brave: The Video Game, inspired by the Disney•Pixar movie “Brave,” is now available for PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii system from Nintendo, Nintendo DS handheld system and Windows PC/ MAC.  Brave: The Video Game offers fans the chance to continue the story of the film and relive highlights from Merida’s heroic journey to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.  Players can go on new adventures and experience non-stop action as they run, jump and battle their way through the rugged landscape of mythical and mysterious Scotland.

Brave: The Video Game is a third person action-adventure where players can challenge destiny and change their fate, while playing as Merida who is voiced by the film’s actress, Kelly Macdonald.  By utilizing their wits and bravery, players will face off against fierce enemies to end an ancient curse and save the kingdom.  In addition, they will be able to go on quests through a mystical world and solve puzzles to uncover secrets.
Actress Kelly Macdonald (Merida) playing "Brave"
“The exciting action-adventure gameplay that takes place in Brave: The Video Game expands the tale beyond the movie’s storyline, giving fans both a fun and engaging gaming experience,” said Javier Ferreira, Senior Vice President of Publishing, Disney Interactive Media Group. “Brave: The Video Game allows players to truly be part of this exciting fantasy adventure, full of the rich storytelling heritage and quality that Disney•Pixar does best.”

Visit disney.com/bravevideogame for more information.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Hunger Games Begin On Blu-ray and DVD August 18

The Hunger Games juggernaut will arrive on home entertainment at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday, August 18. The 2-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc DVD arrive loaded with over three hours of extensive bonus materials including the comprehensive eight-part documentary, “The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games.” Other special features include a sit-down conversation with director Gary Ross as well as numerous featurettes that examine the global success of the books, the creation of the control room in the film and the filmmakers’ motivation behind creating new scenes that were not in the book plus much more.  The Blu-ray Disc set contains an additional exclusive feature, “Preparing for the Games: A Director’s Process,” which looks at the progression of taking three key scenes from the book to the screen.



BLU-RAY & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

·         “The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games” – an eight-part documentary covering the “making of” the film in all aspects from the pre-production process all the way through the theatrical release and fan reactions

·         “Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon” featurette

·          “Letters from the Rose Garden” featurette – insights from Donald Sutherland on the development of his role as President Snow

·         “Controlling the Games” featurette – stories and concepts behind creating the control center

·         “A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell”

·         Propaganda Film (in its entirety)

·         Marketing Archive

·         “Preparing for The Games: A Director’s Process” (Blu-ray Exclusive)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Interview: Fetching's Collette Wolf

Wolfe and her four-legged co-star
You may recognize Collette from her long list of credits like TV's Cougar Town or the films The Foot Fist Way and Hot Tub Time Machine. She can currently be seen on the AOL/Vuguru web series Fetching, which premiered yesterday on AOL (you can watch the series here http://on.aol.com/studio/fetching ). Wolfe plays Liza, who ends her engagement and quits her job as a lawyer when she realizes that it's not the life she wants. She uses the money she was saving for her wedding to open Fetching, a doggy day care store. It's a funny, sweet, smart series that you don't have to be a dog lover to enjoy. 

We got a chance to ask Collette a few questions about her career as well as her new series:

Geek Hash: Can you tell us how you caught the acting bug?

Collette: When I was growing up I loved playing pretend and doing school plays was my jam.  I didn't consider pursuing it as a career initially because I was scared of being poor and jobless.  After I graduated from college with a psychology degree, I worked in human services making poverty-level wages.  That reality gave me the push I needed to follow my dream.

GH: What exactly was it that drew you to the series?

Collette: AMY HARRIS. Her writing is so much fun to act. It's grounded in the truth of the struggles of being a single woman and it's FUNNY.

GH: You've probably been asked a million times already but, it's a very important question: Dogs or cats?

Collette: Dogs!  My dog Little Bear is the best snuggler.

GH: Liza is a great character and I found myself rooting for her throughout the series. Was she already there on the page or did you get to add your own influences to flesh her out?

Collette: I agree, Liza is a great character and yes it was mapped out in the script.  I think it's the obstacles she faces that make her worth rooting for and that's a credit to Amy's writing.

GH: You've got quite the impressive filmography. Is there one job that really sticks out for you?

Collette: I'm really excited about my upcoming projects. This summer, I'm going to Georgia to shoot 'The Devil'sKnot' starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.  In the fall, I'm going to NY to film 'Next Caller' for NBC with Dane Cook. 

GH: Superheroes are big right now. You've done Observe and Report with Seth Rogen and Four Christmases with John Favreau who've both gone on to work on superhero flicks. If you could take a crack at one, which would it be?

Collette: I used to watch Jem and The Holograms when I was a kid in the 80s. I would love to play Jem!






Monday, June 18, 2012

MICHAEL MIDAS: CHAMPION Coming In June

This June, BOOM! Studios is proud to announce MICHAEL MIDAS CHAMPION by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and Scott Benefiel. Wrapping a classic fairy tale in superhero comic book clothing, MICHAEL MIDAS CHAMPION blends the heart of It’s A Wonderful Life, the majesty of The Princess Bride and the thrills of Spider-Man.


MICHAEL MIDAS CHAMPION is the inspirational life story of Michael Midas, who, as told by a grandmother to her grandson, grows from being a boy—dealing with a playground crush stolen from him by a tormenting bully—into a crimson hero who dons a mask and battles evil, particularly the bully of his youth, who has, naturally, become his supervillain arch-nemesis. Through his triumphs and trials, Michael becomes a superhero so dedicated that he loses touch of what’s important in life—his loved ones—puttting them and the whole Earth on a path to complete destruction. But given a rare second chance, can Michael Midas Champion set things right? Will he?

Chris Renaud, director of DESPICABLE ME and DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX, said, “MICHAEL MIDAS CHAMPION delivers a dynamic narrative and spectacular illustration while answering the question, ‘How do you balance a family and superpowers?’ Everyone can recognize their own life in the character of Michael Midas and that’s what makes it fun. I truly enjoyed reading this story.”

MICHAEL MIDAS CHAMPION is a full throttle, heart string tugging, all ages book filled with suspense, action, romance and wonderfully poignant scenes told in a cinematic wide-screen layout. A story that will touch a part of everyone that reads it.

Bonus: each issue also showcases an original short story, created by The Troika, the former Batman editors Jordan B. Gorfinkel, Scott Peterson and Darren Vincenzo, and special guests, including legendary Dark Knight writer/creator Denny O’Neil.

"Fetching" Premieres Today on AOL


Following on the success of Little Women, Big Cars, and to celebrate international “Take Your Dog to Work Day”, AOL just launched a new original new series Fetching, on AOL On Relationships. The comedy about love, dogs and their owners, was created by Amy Harris, one of the producers of Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and the upcoming prequel to Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries.

Set against the backdrop of Los Angeles, Fetching stars Liza, a young woman who quit her job as a lawyer and ended her engagement in the same week, to pursue her dreams of opening her own business - a doggy day care store called “Fetching.”  Can she survive her dog’s and friend’s advice to find love and success in her new life?

Liza quits her job as a lawyer and calls off her engagement when she realizes that she’s not ready to settle down and become the wife and mother her fiancĂ©, Mitch, expects her to be.  She starts over by using the money she saved for her wedding to open a new business:  a doggy day care store called Fetching.  She hires her friends Matt and Daveed, and the loveable Adi, to help out.   As the business grows, Liza struggles to juggle challenging clients (and their dogs), the business competition, and her brother's family, all the while trying to find love again.   The problem is, her dog Oscar has an opinion on who she dates too.
Watch and share the entire series now: http://on.aol.com/studio/fetching

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Another Teaser From BOOM!


Okay, this has seriously caught our interest. We got yet another teaser image from BOOM! This time we get names and what we think is the title (Freelancers). We can't wait to get a full press release on this new series. As soon as we get it, we'll post it.

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Teaser From BOOM! (Raised in a Kung-Fu Orphanage)


Another teaser from BOOM! was sent out this morning for their upcoming series. This marks the second teaser BOOM! has released in the last two weeks. This definitely has us interested. What exactly is it from? When know, you'll know.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

"Fetching" New Series Debuts 6/18

On June 18th, AOL will debut a new series “Fetching,” on Aol On Relationships, created by Amy Harris, one of the producers of “Sex and the City,” “Gossip Girl” and the upcoming prequel to SATC “The Carrie Diaries.”



Liza decides to quit her job as a lawyer when she realizes that she’s not ready to settle down and become the wife and mother her fiancĂ©, Mitch, expects her to be.  Liza breaks it off with Mitch and starts over by using the money she saved for her wedding to open up a new business:  a doggy daycare store called Fetching. She hires her friends Matt and Daveed, and the loveable Adi, to help out.  As the business grows, Liza struggles to juggle challenging clients (and their dogs), the business competition, and her brother's family, all the while trying to find love again. Will Liza put all of her life savings into her doggy daycare business and find love before her patience runs out? Find out on AOL On Relationships beginning June 18. Fetching is directed by Jason Reilly and written by Amy Harris. Harris is best known for her work on “Sex and the City” and “Gossip Girl.”



Friday, June 8, 2012

Lollipop Chainsaw Coming June 12, 2012



Lollipop Chainsaw focuses on zombie hunter and cheerleader Juliet Starling who fights hordes of zombies in San Romero High School, which Starling formerly attended. She carries with her the severed, yet still living, head of her boyfriend Nick, who she decapitated after he suffered a zombie bite. It is also revealed that Juliet will be assisted by her sisters, Cordelia Starling, the elder one and Rosalind Starling the younger sister. Look for the game on shelves on June 12, 2012 for the PS3 and X-Box 360.

BOOM! Studios releases "Freelancers" Teaser


BOOM! Studios released a teaser for what is believed to be a new series titled "Freelancers." No word on when we can expect to see it on shelves, but keep your eyes peeled to www.boom-studios.com for more info.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Disney Interactiv​e Announces Launch Date For "Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two"

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Paint and thinner will once again alter the universe on November 18, 2012 as Disney Interactive announces the launch date for its highly-anticipated action adventure game “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.”

“Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with more than 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions.  But for the first time, Mickey and Oswald will join forces as true partners - Mickey with the magical paint brush that allows him to wield paint and thinner, and Oswald with a powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity.   This new co-op play further enhances the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by Warren Spector where players dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with consequences for their chosen actions.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm Teaser


Boom! Studios released this teaser image today for the upcoming Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm. Set before the films, it's tagline read, "Eight years before Taylor fell from the stars..."

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Abnett and Andy Lanning launch HYPERNATURALS


Fresh off rave reviews on their Free Comic Book Edition, this July fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning launch HYPERNATURALS #1! This summer “DnA” bring their cosmic brand of superheroes to BOOM! Studios with an all-new ongoing series!

Featuring covers by Francesco Mattina (NOVA), Phil Noto (X-23), Timothy Green II (ANNIHILATORS), and Trevor Hairsine (X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS) with interior art by Brad Walker (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and Andres Guinaldo (RESURRECTION MAN), the first issue of this new ongoing series ships in July!

“We are excited and thrilled to be in the DnA business, and it’s clear from the fan reception that they’re doing what they do best,” said BOOM! Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “I’m excited to see where they can take things when the gloves come off in their own storytelling universe, where characters can die, major events can change, and Dan and Andy are unleashed to do their own thing, unfettered by decades of continuity or obligation to trademarks.”

"I couldn't be more excited about this series," says Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief of BOOM! Studios. "DnA have built a devoted fan base by being phenomenal storytellers who bring integrity and passion to everything that they do. In THE HYPERNATURALS they truly take the gloves off and craft a breathtaking, original world."

With the Free Comic Book Day Edition serving as a stand-alone prelude, fans do not need to know anything about THE HYPERNATURALS to access and enjoy this new series!