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14 Awesome Comedies That Never Got Sequels

In a cinematic landscape where every studio is falling over itself to find more already existing IP to make new movies out of, it's almost rare for films that feature standalone, original screenplays to even get made. In 2019 (the last year that we have accurate data on without COVID-19 restrictions skewing theatrical releases), every film in the top ten highest grossing films worldwide was either a sequel or reboot, and that pattern pretty much held steady throughout the 2010s. Which is why it'...
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Original Cowboy Bebop Japanese Dub Voice Cast Returning for Netflix Adaptation

The original voice cast of the Cowboy Bebop anime will be returning to reprise their roles for Netflix’s adaptation. These returning actors will be for the Japanese dub of the film. RELATED: Cowboy Bebop Opening Title Sequence Debuted at Netflix’s Tudum The official Cowboy Bebop Twitter account announced this move that will see the original voice cast join the new series as part of the Japanese dub. The entire main cast will be returning sans Jet’s voice actor, Unshō Ishizuka, who passed away in...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, New Zealand, TV News, Streaming, Anime, John Cho, Shin, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Jeff Pinkner, Ragnarok, ComingSoon, Cowboy Bebop, Michael Katleman, Elena Satine

The 14 Greatest Thrillers Of The 21st Century

The thriller is one of the hardest genres to define, because thrillers cross over so much with other genres. From the erotic thriller, the psychological thriller, the cold war thriller, the detective thriller, and all the way through to the action thriller — and let's not forget to take a detour into the seedy underbelly of the neo-noir -- this really is the genre that has something for everyone. While the '80s and '90s were a heyday for erotic thrillers, the 21st century brought a fresh injecti...
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Night Raiders Trailer: The Debut Feature Executive Produced By Taika Waititi Offers A Vital Story

Dystopia hits an unsettling stride when it edges too close to our reality. And given rapidly advancing, creepier everyday technology, plus the post-apocalyptic vibe of the past few years, this is getting a lot easier to do. This is where films like the upcoming sci-fi "Night Raiders" come in, powerful and ready to hit a nerve. Child soldiers, stolen land, and an ongoing struggle as resistance movements form against the government? The film may take place in the fictional, distant future but this...
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What We Do In The Shadows Season 4 Will Introduce More 'Ambitious' Creatures

We're still in the middle of the third season of FX's "What We Do in the Shadows" and fans are already pining for another season of off-kilter horror with our favorite Staten Island vampires... And honestly, who can blame them? "What We Do in the Shadows" perfectly encapsulates and expands on the kooky horror energy that made the New Zealand film so delightful. It's the kind of show that equally rewards horror admirers and adversaries. You don't need to love the genre to get its jokes, but it do...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Toronto, New Zealand, Staten Island, Annabelle, Frankenstein, Taika Waititi, Simms, Jemaine Clement, Evan Rachel Wood, New York Comic Con, Nadja, Paul Simms, Natasia Demetriou

Sing a Bit of Harmony Music Video Highlights Footage From Upcoming Film

Ahead of its launch in Japan later this year, Sing a Bit of Harmony got a new teaser in the form of a music video from production company Shochiku. RELATED: Sing a Bit of Harmony Trailer Teases 2022 Release for Anime Pic On Tuesday, the company began streaming a brand new music video for the film. Titled “You Need a Friend,” the video showcases some footage and stills from the upcoming film over the vocals from Tao Tsuchiya. “Shion’s goal is to bring chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) ‘ha...
Tags: Japan, Movies, New Zealand, Anime, Shochiku, United States Canada, Ireland Australia, Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Movie News, Satomi, Shion, Satoshi Hino, Tao Tsuchiya, Sing a Bit of Harmony, Satomi Haruka Fukuhara, Toma Asuka Kudo

Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution’s Third Film Hits Theaters in 2022, View Key Art

During its panel at New York Comic-Con Funimation announced that Eureka: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution  will hit theaters in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in 2022.  Eureka: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution is the third and final film in the trilogy, picking up ten years after the events of the previous film from 2018, Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution . The trilogy first debuted in 2017 and started by retelling the anime series, before diving into a brand new direction. The or...
Tags: Movies, New Zealand, Anime, Eureka, Iris, UNITED STATES CANADA AUSTRALIA, Ouran High School Host Club, Movie News, Funimation, Satomi, Shion, Studio Bones, Sing a Bit of Harmony, Keibu High School, Eureka: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution, New York Comic Con Funimation

Star Wars Bits: The Book Of Boba Fett, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian, LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:"The Book of Boba Fett" Poster & Premiere Date"Star Wars: The Bad Batch" Season 2 in Production"The Mandalorian" Season 2 ILM Sizzle Reel"The Mandalorian" New Funko Pop! Bobbleheads"LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales" PosterAnd more! The Book Of Boba Fett Poster & Premiere Date Disney+ recently announced today that "The Book of Boba Fett" — the new series teased in a end-credit sequence following the season 2 finale of "The Mandalorian" — will premiere on Wednesday...
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Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night Gets U.S. Release Date

Sword Art Online the Movie – Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night officially has a release date for fans outside of Japan looking to see the latest in the Sword Art Online anime series. RELATED: Sword Art Online Movie: Progressive Aria of a Starless Night Release Date After launching in Japanese theaters on October 30, 2021, Funimation will bring the highly anticipated film stateside, where it will release in theaters and on IMAX screens on December 3, 2021, in the United States and Canada. The...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand, Anime, ComingSoon, Sword Art Online, Yuki Kajiura, Movie News, Funimation, Dengeki Bunko, Aniplex, Asuna, Kirito

The 15 Best '90s Horror Movies Ranked

The '90s was a fascinating decade in which Furbies, Beanie Babies, and Tamagotchi's ruled toy stores, "Friends" dominated TV, Nirvana took over the radio, and people were dancing willy-nilly to the Macarena. Technological advances were shaking up society, with the advancement of the World Wide Web culminating in the launch of a little site called Google in 1998. Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky was one of the biggest scandals of the past half-century. Meanwhile, in the world of cinema,...
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Every Peter Jackson Film Ranked From Worst To Best

Peter Jackson is a filmmaker whose career seems to align with James Cameron's. I know, I know. Let me explain. Both directors revealed an early interest in special effects by making terrific little genre films that still hold up decades later. Both went on to deliver some modern classics, then saw their later years lost to big-budget fantasy and sci-fi franchises that few people seem to be excited about. Cameron hasn't directed a feature film since 2009. Jackson hasn't helmed a non-Hobbit featur...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fbi, Fox, Cameron, Andy Serkis, New Zealand, Mpaa, Kate Winslet, Vietnam, Smaug, Jackson, Elijah Wood, James Cameron, Sam, Bilbo

Cowboy Bebop Opening Title Sequence Debuted at Netflix’s Tudum

Netflix’s upcoming Cowboy Bebop live-action adaptation starring John Cho received plenty of spotlight during Netflix’s Tudum event today. The streamer released the opening title sequence for the show, which is based on the iconic anime of the same name. The series is set to debut on November 19, 2021. Check out the Cowboy Bebop opening title sequence below:  RELATED: Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Expands Upon the Anime, But Doesn’t Violate Canon Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series is created...
Tags: TV, Movies, Action, Netflix, New Zealand, TV News, Anime, John Cho, Cho, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Jeff Pinkner, Ragnarok, Cowboy Bebop, Michael Katleman, Elena Satine, Tomorrow Studios

Reservation Dogs Gives an Authentic & Relatable Portrayal of Growing Up Marginalized

Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo’s Reservation Dogs (streaming now in New Zealand on Disney+) explores life for a group of friends on a reservation in Oklahoma. The sensibilities of the show harken back to the slice of life storytelling seen in Waititi’s Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople . Dramedies that reflect Waititi’s youth growing up in New Zealand Indigenous communities and are relatable coming-of-age stories filled with spunky pop-culture referencing youths. The kids in Reservati...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, America, New Zealand, Oklahoma, Hulu, Spielberg, FX, Hunt, Burr, Taika Waititi, Elora, John Hughes, Bill Burr, Harjo

Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Expands Upon the Anime, But Doesn’t Violate Canon

The upcoming Cowboy Bebop live-action adaptation is one of the most anticipated television series of the year, with fans anxiously awaiting how the Netflix show will handle taking on a legendary anime. According to showrunner André Nemec, their adaptation aims to expand the show, but not violate its established lore. RELATED: Cowboy Bebop First-Look Photos Set Release Date for Live-Action Series “I promise we will never take the original anime away from the purists. It will always exist out ther...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, New Zealand, TV News, Streaming, Anime, Canon, John Cho, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Ragnarok, ComingSoon, Cowboy Bebop, Andre Nemec

Behind-The-Scenes The Protégé Footage Shows Off The Making Of An Action Movie [Exclusive]

Any filmmaker who has hits like "The Mask of Zorro," "Goldeneye," or "Casino Royale" under their belt is a filmmaker who knows their way around action. It's as simple as that. For Martin Campbell, this year's release of "The Protégé" (along with 2017's Jackie Chan-starring "The Foreigner") marked a grand return to the genre that seems to come as naturally to him as breathing. The U.K.-based, New Zealand director hasn't been shy about sounding off on his thoughts on the current action landscape o...
Tags: Movies, News, New Zealand, Rembrandt, Jackson, Jackie Chan, Anna, Casino Royale, Maggie, Michael Keaton, Keaton, Moody, Martin Campbell, Maggie Q, Moody Samuel L Jackson, Anna Maggie Q

Lord Of The Rings Composer Howard Shore May Return For The Amazon TV Series

Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" series may not technically be associated with Peter Jackson's widely influential trilogy, but that's not stopping the ambitious streaming service production from finding common ground through a handful of shared elements anyway.First it was the decision to film the first season in New Zealand, which famously provided the backdrop for the magnificent vistas and gorgeous landscapes of Middle-earth throughout the trilogy of classic movies back in the late 1990s and ...
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Titan Comics Shows Off Six Covers For First Issue of Cowboy Bebop Comic

Titan Comics is set to release a four-issue series based on Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the iconic Cowboy Bebop. Ahead of its release later this year, the company has shared all six covers for the first issue of the series. RELATED: Cowboy Bebop First-Look Photos Set Release Date for Live-Action Series The upcoming miniseries of comics will be written by Dan Watters with art by Lamar Mathurin, with the first issue releasing on December 8, 2021. Set in the year 2171, the comic se...
Tags: TV, Movies, Action, Netflix, New Zealand, TV News, Streaming, Comic Book, John Cho, Julia, Stanley, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Jeff Pinkner, Ragnarok, Cowboy Bebop, Titan Comics

Date A Live Movie, ARIA The Animation, and More Coming to Funimation

Funimation has announced a host of new content coming to its streaming service, including additions from the Date A Live and ARIA series. The service has partnered with Kadokawa and Nozomi Entertainment, and starting September 21 users can watch 10 new films and series, as you can see below.  Available in the United States and Canada are: ARIA The ANIMATION (English Subtitles + English Dub) ARIA The NATURAL (English Subtitles + English Dub) ARIA The OVA ~ ARIETTA ~ (English Subtitl...
Tags: Movies, Canada, United States, New Zealand, TV News, Streaming, Anime, ARIA, ComingSoon, Movie News, Funimation, Kadokawa, Nozomi Entertainment, Takafumi Yokozawa, Akari Mizunashi, Shidou Itsuka

Elvira To Celebrate Her 40th Anniversary With Special Horror Marathon On Shudder

This is no unpleasant dream, my darlings, you read the title correctly. The Mistress of the Dark is returning to the world of horror hosting for a one-night movie marathon event on Shudder to celebrate her 40th anniversary."Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special," will be featured as part of Shudder's annual "61 Days of Halloween" lineup featuring four all-time great horror films and, of course, Elvira's sharp-tongued wit and campy commentary."It's always tough turning 40, b...
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Denis Villeneuve Wanted To Film Two Dune Movies Back To Back, But That Plan Got Axed

In some corners of the internet (present company included), rampant excitement over the fact that a filmmaker as capable and qualified as Denis Villeneuve would be attempting to translate "Dune" to the big screen has steadily turned into concern over the fact that "Dune" has all the makings of being the exact opposite of a "Movies are back, baby!" billion dollar-grossing crowd-pleaser.As influential as the original Frank Herbert novel undeniably is, the target audience for the lore-heavy fantasy...
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The Power Of The Dog Review: Jane Campion's Stunning Neo-Western Has A Career-Best Performance From Benedict Cumberbatch [TIFF 2021]

"What kind of man would I be if I didn't help my mother?" So says Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee) at the start of "The Power of the Dog," Jane Campion's quiet-yet-menacing neo-Western. We hear Peter say these words before we've even met him, and it will take almost the entire film before we find out what they truly mean. With this moment, Campion, adapting the novel by Thomas Savage, is setting a trap. The entire film feels like that; like something hypnotizing us, lulling us in, ready to strike us dow...
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Sing a Bit of Harmony Trailer Teases 2022 Release for Anime Pic

Funimation has released the latest trailer for the upcoming anime movie Sing a Bit of Harmony, shedding some light on what to expect from the upcoming anime film. MORE: Original Inuyasha Anime Getting HD Remaster Blu-rays in Japan In the trailer, we’re introduced to Shion (voiced by Tao Tsuchiya), a transfer student who moves to Keibu High School and quickly becomes popular due to her outgoing personality and exceptional athletic talent. However, during the course of the film, it’s revealed that...
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Fantastic Fest 2021 Announces Final Wave of Programming

Fantastic Fest has announced the final wave of programming for the festival’s 16th edition, featuring the widest selection of “weird and wonderful films” gathered from across the globe to screen in Austin, TX, from September 23-30. “Working on this final wave has been a pure joy for the programming team,” said Fantastic Fest Director of Programming Annick Mahnert. “With films coming from as far as Senegal, Latvia, Iran and Kazakhstan, and topics ranging from teenage assassins, circus freaks, ser...
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The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Is Getting Many Stamps To Rule The Mail

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first chapter in "The Lord of the Rings" motion picture trilogy, "The Fellowship of the Ring." It's hard to believe two decades have past since director Peter Jackson ushered us into Middle-earth, but here we are. The fantasy film franchise has done wonders for New Zealand's tourism industry, and now the island nation is celebrating with a collection of stamps inspired by some of the most memorable moments from "The Fellowship of the Ring." Check them ...
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New Lord of the Rings Stamps Will Get Your Mail to Mordor

There are many, many reasons to think about moving to New Zealand. The gorgeous scenery. The wonderful people. The impressive response to the covid-19 pandemic. And, now, add to that list you can send your mail with some of the most gorgeous Lord of the Rings stamps imaginable.Read more...
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'Lord Of The Rings' Screwed Over New Zealand Long Before It Left

By Cedric Voets Published: August 31st, 2021
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Actors Who Died In 2021

Every year seems worse than the last when it comes to the number of bright lives that we've lost. In the end, death makes us all equals. But the work actors do, telling stories that inspire us, helps them to live on in our memories longer than most. We may not know these people personally, they become a part of us. We let them into our living rooms, and let them tell us about the parts of our world -- or, sometimes, a make-believe one ---that we may not get to see for ourselves.The entertainment...
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'Lord Of The Rings' Screwed Over New Zealand Long Before It Left

By Cedric Voets  Published: August 31st, 2021 
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Cowboy Bebop Star John Cho Has Never "Taken A Role More Seriously"

John Cho has been appearing in feature films for over twenty years, but his role in Netflix's upcoming "Cowboy Bebop" series presented one of his greatest challenges. Cho plays Spike Spiegel, one of the bounty hunters aboard the spaceship Bebop in this live-action adaptation of the popular anime series.It's an action-heavy role, and, while filming, the 49-year-old Cho tore the ACL ligament in his knee. As it turned out, this impacted the whole cast and crew, leading to a production shutdown whil...
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Bob's Burgers Seasons Ranked Worst To Best

"Bob's Burgers" is wonderful. Thoroughly heartfelt, good-natured, and dizzyingly eccentric, it's arguably (almost objectively) the best animated sitcom airing right now. The Belcher clan, made up of father Bob, mother Linda, and children Tina, Gene, and Louise, are one of television's best families. Their dynamics are organic, exceptionally funny, and never cruel (looking at you, "Modern Family"). As conceived by Loren Bouchard of "Home Movies" fame, "Bob's Burgers" is a show that celebrates wei...
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