Cedar Park, Texas - Checkout the new trailer from Director M. Night Shymalan's new film, Glass. It's about a security guard named David Dunn who uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has 24 personalities. The previous two movies in the series were 'Unbreakable' (2000) and 'Split' (2016).
Cedar Park, Texas - Looks like DC fans got their first look at the new , live-action Teen Titans series. Take a look at the official trailer below and let us know what you think!
The show will be on Sundays slot as well as Video on Demand
Cedar Park, Texas - According to DHX Media the brand-new series, based on the popular video game character (created by Akira Kitamura and Keiji Inafune), will debut on Cartoon Network on August 5, 2018. That's on the first Sunday of August and the series will continue to air on Sundays.
Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Generator Rex, and the creators in Big Hero 6) are the creative team behind the project.
San Diego Comic Con served as the platform to debut the show, and there aren't a ton of visual evidence of the series in action other than this promo below. Let us know what you think! Drop us a line at email@example.com
[Source: DHX Media Press Release]
Cedar Park, Texas - Japan is majestic. Japan is beautiful. It has qualities we all love and much of it is tied to it's quirky pop-culture. From the anime and manga, to the hyper-obsessive 'otaku' culture and J-Pop fashion; Japan (to Americans) must seem like a country full of niche, odd interests.
Who could forget about the country's rigorous schooling and testing? Much of the West is watching and looking for aspects of Japan's school system to adopt, while marveling at it's technological prowess.
Which leads us to today's conversation:
Japan's future doesn't look all that bright...
Robots can pretty much do anything? Should they?
Japan seems to feel like technology is the key to solving these problems which are effecting the economy. However, the amount of faith the country places in it's technology does bring up some important questions. For example, many feel that relying too heavily on technology could result in a complete shift in the dynamic of Japanese culture. People relying on robots to clean. People relying on robots to feed them.
What about people relying on robots in the legal system?
A robotic police force should be able to cut through all the bias (aside from bias built into the laws), correct?
Here's something to think about: Imagine robots as social companions like a friend or even family member. Well, guess what? Japan's robot population is already over 350,000!
SIDE NOTE: WATCH THIS VIDEO BELOW OF ERICA THE ROBOT ANSWERING USER SUBMITTED QUESTIONS! WOW.
Robots can fill the void--be it economical or social...
Osaka University and other leaders in the field of robotics in Japan, believe robots are the key to a sustainable economy. Because there are too many jobs and not enough people to do them, robots (or the more human-like, androids) can be built to take on those jobs. Be it cheap labor or even running a hotel (i.e. google "The Weird Hotel").
The elephant in the room, as I mentioned earlier, is Japan's hesitation with allowing in more immigrants. Ideally, the idea of allowing immigrants to come in and take up those cheap-labor jobs with work visas, opportunities for citizenship, etc--seems like a fair trade off. But the Japanese fear the shift in society would be too drastic. For some reason, they believe the fabric of their country would be torn and replaced with something , a little less...Japanese, I guess? It's complicated, to be sure. In my opinion, loosening the immigration laws, and cracking down on the unfair practices of businesses treating immigrants like 'living trash' feels like the more humane route to go. Japan doesn't seem to be looking for what's 'humane'. They want efficiency. They want results. And exemplary ones, at that. Japan, has always been a step ahead and their technology innovation and prowess has been the torch that has lighted their path (so to speak). With that in mind, I completely understand the logic and reasoning behind their moves toward the future.
ANOTHER VIDEO BELOW OF A ROBOT MAKING SUSHI! AWESOME.
The 3-headed Threat Lives On
With awkwardly, outdated societal norms looming, the younger generations are not engaging in sexual intercourse. So without babies and children, thousands upon thousands of schools are closing. And as the population grows older, the need for more senior citizen caretakers grows more severe.
Men and women are no longer able to connect on an emotional level in Japan. But why?
Can technology really be the solution for problems as personal as sex, romance, and having children?
How do you feel about robots being the solution to worker-shortages in Japan?
Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cedar Park, Texas - Watch this brand-new short film starring the indomidable Nathan Fillion!
Let us know what you think in the comments!
Memphis, Tennessee - One complaint that I hear generation after generation is that everything gets worse. Among these things are cartoons. There is more content than we can keep up with, including cartoons.
How can there possibly be more bad cartoons when there are more being produced in general? My theory is that we view modern cartoons this way because of how they're presented to us by their distributors (the networks like Cartoon Network, Nick and Disney). In the near future the importance will be on how everything is organized.
This leads me to the conclusion that the cartoons aren't getting worse, the networks are. And this is why:
Cedar Park, Texas - According to Funimation's Marshal Wright, there is a Dragon Ball Super film coming to the US and Canada. The rights have been acquired by Funimation and there are plans for a theatrical release in January 2019. Here's an excerpt from the original article on Funimation's website:
...Earth’s mightiest Saiyan Goku is set to return to U.S. and Canadian theaters with today’s announcement that Funimation® Films has acquired the theatrical rights to the new Dragon Ball Super movie, entitled “Dragon Ball Super: Broly This is the twentieth film in the Dragon Ball franchise and is based on the story, screenplay and character designs of original creator Akira Toriyama. As part of its distribution agreement with producer Toei Animation and the film’s international distributor Twentieth Century Fox, Funimation also secured the home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights to the film. This latest agreement builds on the 22-year long partnership between Toei Animation and Funimation, which has contributed to the global success and pop culture status of the Dragon Ball franchise. “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is anticipated to release in January 2019. The theatrical dates for the film’s run will be announced later.
One of the biggest tidbits to come out about the new film is that it'll feature berserker Saiyan, Broly. While fans are excited about the continuation of the franchise and the new feature film; there are some who feel as if the villain being a familiar one (and a ultra-Mary Sue at that) was a bit of a disappointment. One things for sure, the number one Shonen in the game really seems to have picked up steam since the conclusion of the 'Super' series. We'll continue to follow the brand as more information becomes available. [LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE]
Cedar Park, Texas - If you love classic, Japanese literature and motifs--you're going to enjoy Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits. I got the opportunity to view the first couple of episodes via Funimation's website. The art style is beautifully crisp, and the way movement is depicted is both fluid and breezy. Funimation's simulcast English Dub of the series stars Emily Neves and Christopher Wehkamp as Aoi Tsubaki, and Master Odanna respectively. Here's a synopsis of the series followed by the trailer:
After losing her grandfather, Aoi—a girl who can see spirits known as ayakashi—is suddenly approached by an ogre. Demanding she pay her grandfather’s debt, he makes a huge request: her hand in marriage! Refusing this absurd offer, Aoi decides to work at the Tenjin-ya bed and breakfast for the ayakashi to pay back what her family owes.
Cedar Park, Texas - Hello everyone, hope you are well! Desmond Childs here to breakdown this week's 'TOP 5 Biggest Films' in theaters at the moment. With monster movies and superhero flicks starring this season in theaters, there's always room for a surprise hit or two as well. Let's Start with films, 10-6 to show you all what has fallen out of the top 5:
Now, here are the top 5 films in theaters right now, starting at #5:
#5 - Sicario: Day of the Soldado ($7,624,500 this week after two weeks in theaters)
Synopsis: The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
#4 - The First Purge ($17, 374,280 this week after 1 week in theaters)
Synopsis: After the rise of a third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, an experiment is conducted, no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one must stay during the experiment yet there is $5,000 for anyone who does.
#3 - Incredibles 2 ($28,406,423 this week after 4 weeks in theater)
Synopsis: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
#2 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($28,632,375 this week after 3 weeks in theaters)
Synopsis: When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
#1 - Ant-man and the Wasp ($75,812,205 this week after 1 week in theaters)
Synopsis: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Cedar Park, Texas - Another Pokemon feature-length film is set to release this Friday in Japan. 'Pokemon The Movie: Everyone's Story' is boasting a gorgeous, animation quality from Yoshitoshi Shinomiya who also contributed a visual to last year's film as well. Here are a promotional images as well as a trailer for the new film below: