Steven Spielberg Explains Why He Had To Make West Side Story

"West Side Story" is likely to be a big hit this coming holiday season. The film premieres in theaters (and only in theaters) on December 10, 2021, and director Steven Spielberg has spoken about why he felt compelled to do this film. If you're not familiar with what we're getting in this version of "West Side Story," here is the info for you: Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner, "West Side Story" tells the cl...
Tags: Movies, News, New York City, America, Brian, Jets, William Shakespeare, Sharks, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Romeo, Rita Moreno, Tony, Moreno, Juliet, West Side Story

A Review of Zoo Patrol Squad: A New Sheriff in Town by Brett Bean

by Zoo Patrol Squad: A New Sheriff in Town, by Brett Bean, Penguin Workshop, ISBN 978-0-593-22660-5, $12.99,  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/ZPS/zoo-patrol-squad To begin my review, I will note a few features in Zoo Patrol Squad: A New Sheriff in Town by Brett Bean: a feline character sending evil vibes with a tilted top hat is way too tall; a colorful and cartoonish western-style saloon setting; and comedic elements that hearken back to Mel Blanc ‘toons (e.g., animal characters ...
Tags: Comics, Mel Blanc, Jason D. DeHart, Review of Zoo Patrol Squad, Brett Bean, Zoo Patrol Squad, Brett Bean Penguin Workshop ISBN

Cowboy Bebop's Opening Theme Song Gets A Club Remix From Steve Aoki

Netflix's live-action adaptation of the beloved "Cowboy Bebop" anime series dropped in mid-November, and so far, the critical reaction has been disappointing (but /Film's Danielle Ryan provides a different interpretation of the series and plenty to appreciate). The show had big shoes to fill; its original twenty-six episodes stand tall as the first anime show to be broadcast on Adult Swim in the United States, and it enjoys prominence as one of the most influential anime series of all time. The ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Netflix, United States, Spike, Steve Aoki, Faye, Cowboy Bebop, Christopher Yost, Spike Spiegel, Spike Jet, Andre Nemec, Danielle Ryan, Kanno, Yoko Kanno

“Gender Queer, A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe returns to Fairfax high schools

2 controversial books returning to Fairfax Co. high school library shelves [ "Gender Queer, A Memoir" by Maia Kobabe] John Domen November 23, 2021, https://wtop.com/fairfax-county/2021/11/two-controversial-books-going-back-on-hs-library-s...
Tags: Comics, Fairfax, Fairfax Co, Mike Rhode, Maia Kobabe, John Domen, Nicole Asbury Washington Post

LibraryCon 2021: Dark Horse Comics- Roye Okupe, author of MALIKA: WARRIOR QUEEN VOLUME 1

LibraryCon 2021: Dark Horse Comics- Roye Okupe, author of MALIKA: WARRIOR QUEEN VOLUME 1 Kate Jay Jul 15, 2021 prhlibrary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vLXfSpLZHE&t=23s [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Mike Rhode, Roye Okupe, Kate Jay

Nickel Comics #1 - 1st Bulletman

Nickel Comics #1 Nickel Comics v1 #1, 1940 - Jim Barr is a scientist and criminologist who creates an antitoxin for evil. Experimenting on himself, he unexpectedly increases his mass and brain power. Vowing to fight crime, he invents an anti-gravity helmet and becomes Bulletman. Also making their first appearances in separate stories are Warlock the Wizard (who can summon a giant decapitated hand [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Warlock, Ted Ignacio, Jim Barr, Nickel Comics

Battle #68 - Jack Kirby cover, Kirby / Steve Ditko art, Kirby / Al Williamson art

Jack Kirby Battle v1 #68, 1960 - Two Jack Kirby tales occupy this issue, each finished by a different inker. In the first, an American pilot grows bored with reconnaissance missions, until he encounters the enemy. Al Williamson's inks add little enhancement, with the exception of the more heavily detailed splash page. Kirby's second story deals with a young soldier's first run-in with an enemy [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, War, Atlas, 1950s, Jack Kirby, 13, Unknown, Williamson, Kirby, Ditko, Al Williamson, Kirby Steve Ditko, Kirby Al Williamson

Holoearth Sandbox Game Footage Rife With Promise

Holoearth, which is part of the Hololive Alternative multimedia project, teased some of its very early footage courtesy of virtual YouTubers Shirakami Fubuki, Ookami Mio, and A-chan, who served as guides, the sandbox-type game bound to perform well amongst VTuber fans and YouTube uploaders alike. The Hololive Alternative multimedia project saw to the release of […]
Tags: Games, Cover, English, Hololive, Image Gallery, Kemonomimi, Marketing, PV, Translation, Virtual YouTubers

The Speakeasy #131: Anime NYC 2021

The pre-Thanksgiving convention returns to NYC! We discuss crowds, artist alley, and returning to the semi-normal con experience. Now you can join us on Discord!
Tags: Podcasts, Events, Anime, Conventions, The Speakeasy, Anime NYC

Review: Out of the Blue

— by WILLIAM STERR — In preparation for viewing director Dennis Hopper’s “Out of the Blue,” I re-watched his seminal picture, “Easy Rider,” which I’d not seen since its theatrical release in 1969. The reason for this was Hopper’s own description of “Out of the Blue” as being what might have become of the protagonists […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Dennis Hopper, Hopper, WILLIAM STERR

Good Urine Day Overflowing With Questionable Emotions

Japan seems to have an unofficial “holiday” for every kind of fetish as the arrival of “Good Urine Day” has social media denizens worshiping the act of urine evacuation, which artists have naturally fetishized, though, observers will likely be curious as to how a day dedicated to urinating could be seen as anything other than […]
Tags: Japan, Parody, Accidents, Bizarre, Anniversaries, Illustration, Artists, Anime, Fetish, Urination, Oppai, Oshiri, Pantsu, H, Image Gallery

OMG Turkeys 2021

Happy turkey day
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The Daily Stream: Nightcrawler Is An Ambitious And Depraved Neo-Noir

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Nightcrawler"Where You Can Stream It: Amazon PrimeThe Pitch: Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Louis "Lou" Bloom, an anti-social yet driven individual who forges a new career path for himself as a stringer by recording graphic crime scenes. Used to stealing and conning for cash, Lou quickly learns the trick of the trade and begins...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Newton Howard, Gyllenhaal, Gilroy, Rick, Lou, Nina, Dan Gilroy, Rick Riz Ahmed, Louis Lou Bloom, Nina Rene Russo, Louis Bloom Gilroy

Overlooked Holiday Movies That Are Surprisingly Somber

Most winter holiday viewing is drawn from relatively narrow lists of familiar favorites, to the point that even several of our supposedly "alternative" or "contrarian" choices have become well-worn selections. Only particularly crotchety curmudgeons continue to argue against acknowledging "Die Hard" or "Gremlins" as Christmas films anymore, and it's no secret by now how many of Shane Black's scripts are set during Christmas.But there remain obscure oddballs of holiday movies, often available exc...
Tags: Hbo, New York, London, Movies, Abc, Superman, Disney, Orson Welles, Los Angeles, Reagan, Bbc, Marlo Thomas, Mtv, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Kevin Bacon

Green Bean Casseroles Are Thanksgiving's Most Overrated Dish

By Carly Tennes Published: November 24th, 2021
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Ray Donovan: The Movie Trailer: Who Fixes The Fixer?

When the American crime series "Ray Donovan" was canceled in 2020, fans were devastated; many dad tears were shed. The series, about a problematic "fixer" (Liev Schreiber) who makes problems go away for high-profile clients in Los Angeles, was Showtime's biggest pilot premiere in 2013 and went on to earn high viewership for seven straight seasons. Last year, the series was canceled with little fanfare or advance warning, a decision showrunner David Hollander attributed partially to the 2019 Viac...
Tags: Movies, News, Los Angeles, Movie, Showtime, Trailers, Terry, Alan Alda, Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan, Ray, Jon Voight, Mickey, Hollander, Donovan, Kerry Condon

Chrono Cross Remake Rumored

A so-called “big PlayStation remake” said to be in development has many suspecting the game in question might be Chrono Cross (1999), the unique sequel to cult classic Chrono Trigger, and the rumor will surely have some upset that Chrono Trigger isn’t being remade first. Chrono Cross was amongst several other games found listed in […]
Tags: Games, Playstation, Rumors, Anime, RPG, Remakes, Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger

Petition calls for Turpin public guardian to lose real estate license

Vanessa Espinosa, former deputy public guardian for the Turpin children and, until recently, an agent in California, is facing calls for the state to revoke her real estate license.
Tags: California, Radio, Agent, Change.org, Industry News, Turpin, News Brief, Turpins, California Department of Real Estate, Vanessa Espinoza, Vanessa Espinosa

New Power Rangers Cinematic Universe Officially Heading To Netflix

It's morphin' time once more, folks, because the Power Rangers are coming back to television. Well, streaming, actually, but they're getting a brand new reboot on Netflix from "The End of the F***ing World" director Jonathan Entwistle. According to Deadline, the Netflix deal will include both streaming series and movies, creating a whole new Mighty Morphin' Cinematic Universe.  A Fresh Start For The Power Rangers Entwistle has been attached to the new "Power Rangers" for about a year, with plans...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Netflix, Hasbro, Power Rangers, Jonathan, Michael Lombardo, Entwistle, Jonathan Entwistle, Power Rangers Entwistle

Listen To The Full Song From Hawkeye's Rogers: The Musical

If you've watched the first episode of "Hawkeye," Marvel's latest Disney+ offering, you've seen a bit of "Rogers: The Musical." Even if you've only checked out the trailer, you've seen a glimpse of it. In my former musical theatre world, it's been speculated on more than the plot of the show. I'm pretty sure it wasn't just my friends talking about it. If you're dying for more, we have great news for you — you can listen to the entire song. Sadly, there is no video of the whole thing on stage, bu...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Broadway, Avengers, Hawkeye, Rogers, Scott, Kevin, Natasha, Wittman, Mary Poppins, Clint, Kevin Feige

Daily Podcast: Hawkeye Episodes 1 & 2 Spoiler Discussion

On the November 24, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Brad Oman to have a spoiler filled discussion about Hawkeye episode 1 and 2.Opening Banter: We'll be off tomorrow giving thanks, but we'll be back on Friday.In The Spoiler Room: Hawkeye Episode 1 & 2 "Never Meet Your Heroes" and "Hide and Seek"FeedbackPlug the mail bagBrief reactionsBreakdownSpeculationAlso mentioned:All The Hawkeye Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In The First Tw...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, News, Hawkeye, Peter Sciretta, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Hawkeye Episodes, Hawkeye Episode

Real Estate Webmasters Helps Usher RISMedia Into Next Era of Information With New Website

New SEO- and User-Friendly Site Improves Deliverability of RISMedia’s High-Quality Content In what’s been nothing short of a break-out year for Real Estate Webmasters (REW), the web design, branding and SEO powerhouse whose Renaissance website platform helps brokers compete with the Zillows and Compasses of the world, the firm also delivered a highly custom, transformational rebrand of RISMedia, as well as a complete overhaul and relaunch of the firm’s real estate news and events website, RISMe...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, Technology, News, Marketing, Seo, Website, Radio, Teams, John, Agents, Site, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Redesign

What We Know About The Character At The End Of Hawkeye Episode 2

At the end of the second episode of the new Disney+ series "Hawkeye," things aren't looking so good for our heroes, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). They've been captured by the Tracksuit Mafia, who have duct taped them to kiddie rides, and it seems pretty grim. One of the Mafia members goes to inform a young woman that the two have been captured, and she waves him off with a cold gaze. Who is this mystery person, leather clad and terrifying in her silence? That c...
Tags: Television, Movies, Wisconsin, Black Widow, Mafia, Hawkeye, Maya, Kingpin, Wilson, Matt, David Mack, Murdock, Matt Murdock, Fisk, Menominee, Vincent D Onofrio

Filming The Wizard Of Oz Was Actually Very Dangerous. Here's Why

The 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," quite possibly the most famous movie of all time, had a notoriously messy production. While the film is based on the book by L. Frank Baum, first published in 1900, the 1939 film version has supplanted it in the popular consciousness with its memorable songs, indelible iconography (and employing the overused phrase "indelible iconography" is apt when talking about "The Wizard of Oz"), cutting-edge special effects, nightmarish images (those monkeys!), and charact...
Tags: Movies, West, Burt Lahr, Dorothy, Frank Capra, Judy, Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Woodman, Frank Baum, Richard Thorpe, Boys Town, Victor Fleming, Jack Haley, Ebsen

Evil Dead Rise Has A Gnarly Story, Even For An Evil Dead Movie

Hail to the queens, baby. A new entry in the beloved "Evil Dead" franchise inches closer, and today we've learned that women and children get in on the mayhem. "Evil Dead Rise" is the latest on a collection of movies first dropping in 1981. Starring Bruce Campbell as the undead-battling Ash, Sam Raimi's gruesome "Evil Dead" was a scrappy production that eventually landed on the radars of the distributor for "Night of the Living Dead," the Cannes Film Festival, Stephen King, and Fangoria magazine...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Army, Ash, Bruce Campbell, Brothers, Campbell, Beth, Sam Raimi, Raimi, Ellie, Sheryl, Tapert, Fede Alvarez, FANGORIA

Superhero Bits: Hawkeye And Kate Bishop Go To Disneyland, WandaVision Gets A Grammy Nod & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:Hailee Steinfeld reveals a set photo of herself as Kate Bishop from "Hawkeye"A couple of new "Spider-Man: No Way Home" TV spots surface"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" is giving Be...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Disney, Dc Comics, America, Suicide Squad, Thor, Sylvester Stallone, Kate, Disneyland, James Gunn, Avengers, Tobey Maguire, Hailee Steinfeld, Garfield

Smart Leasing To Quickly Fill Vacant Units

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Knock.] A platform combining Sharon, a conversational AI bot, with a self touring experience for landlords looking to fill vacant apartment units, Knock handles the listing marketing to maximize the number of potential leads and conversions. After a verification process that includes credit and background checks, along with social media, email, and government ID verification, p...
Tags: Radio, Rentals, Sharon, Knock, AI & Bots, Entrepreneurs and Tech, Mastermind Showcase

AWOL Data (Limerick)

My over-taxed brain is jam-packed With info and data; in fact, Input causes displacement And mem’ry debasement… So I’m not out to lunch; I’ve been hacked.
Tags: Humor, Forgetfulness, Limerick, Limericks, Mental Health Humor, Memory Humor, Brain Humor, Memory Limerick, Brain Limerick, Hacking Humor, Hacking Limerick, Mental Health Limerick

Stop Accepting Buggy Video Game Releases

By Stephen Buckley Published: November 24th, 2021
Tags: Humor, Stephen Buckley

Takagi Mikoto Maid Ero-Figure Will Perform Any Demand

Takagi Mikoto, an original maid girl sketched by an individual known as TNSK, will melt males with her pleasing smile and supple curves as the female is willing to perform any task demanded of her (due to being inanimate), which buyers will surely take advantage of when the sweet and nude maid becomes available in […]
Tags: Anime, Artists, Cast-off, Ero-figures, H, Image Gallery, Maids, Oppai, Original Figures, Oshiri, Pantsu, Q-six

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