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Jordan Peele in talks to direct Akira!

With GHOST IN THE SHELL getting the live-action movie treatment, all I could think was, "Well, hopefully, this means we will be getting that long-awaited AKIRA live-action flick soon too. " That is, if GHOST IN THE SHELL is a hit... AKIRA is one of my favorite films and my favorite anime, and I know I am not alone in feeling this way. The story of two...
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03.30.2017
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The Test of Time: Ghost in the Shell (1995)

We all have certain movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? Do they remain must see? So…the point of this column is to determine how a film holds up for a modern horror audience, to see if it stands the Test of...
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03.23.2017
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New trailer & release date for Kite, starring Samuel L. Jackson

At the beginning of the year we brought you the first trailer for Ralph Ziman's adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime KITE, later learning that Anchor Bay had scooped up U.S. and Canadian rights to the revenge thriller. Today we have a brand new trailer as well as the details on when you can expect to finally check this one out.  Starring Samuel L. Jackson, India...
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07.17.2014
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Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Blu-ray coming in September

One of the most important animes of all time, GHOST IN THE SHELL , is getting a lovingly restored 25th Anniversary Blu-ray this fall courtesy of Anchor Bay. Boasting an all new HD transfer, the Mamoru Oshii film streets on September 30th. The synopsis for those who have never seen it: 2029 A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on...
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07.10.2014
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First trailer for Samuel L. Jackson-starring revenge thriller Kite

Way back in September of 2011 we alerted you to an adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime KITE that, at the time, was set to be helmed by SNAKES ON A PLANE and SHARK NIGHT 3D director David R. Ellis. Unfortunately Ellis passed away early last year (tomorrow will mark one year since his passing) so screenwriter Ralph Ziman took up the directing duties on the Samuel L....
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01.06.2014
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Live action Akira movie back on with Jaume Collet-Serra returning to helm

The big-budget, live action version of AKIRA has stalled more often than my old motorcycle, but that hasn't stopped Warner Bros. from trying to get it going again and again. Now Variety is reporting that HOUSE OF WAX and ORPHAN director Jaume Collet-Serra is in discussions to return to the directors chair for AKIRA, signing on to helm Warner Bros. adaptation of the popular anime...
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08.02.2013
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UK fans: Supernatural: The Anime Series is coming to DVD

Fans of the hit CW show "Supernatural" had something to get excited about as the show became the first-ever live-action television series to be re-imagined as an anime series titled “Supernatural: The Anime Series” , which brought a whole new dimension to the internationally acclaimed hit TV phenomenon. North American fans have been able to get our grubby lil hands on the DVD...
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03.12.2013
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