Toei Animation, Inc., the original studio behind Leiji Matsumoto’s revered anime of the late 70s/early 8os, will FINALLY be releasing its brand-new film version of Captain Harlock this fall.
According to Anime News Network, Toei made the announcement at a small convention this week, where it officially unveiled its fall lineup. Continue reading “At $30 Million, New ‘Captain Harlock’ Film is Officially the Most Expensive Anime Ever” »
According to NPR, breathing quality over the past 3 weeks in China’s capital city of Beijing has been so bad that the city’s smog alert system has been raised to the highest level in the country’s history.
In addition, plane flights are officially being cancelled because visibility is too low. Health experts in the United States equate living in Beijing with living in a packed smoking lounge.
To celebrate the release of its f2P PS Vita game, Samurai and Dragons, Sega will be offering some exclusive DLC to players: colorful anime-style depictions of the main characters, each drawn by some of today’s top anime artists.
Each babe will correspond with a legendary Sega console. Why? Not exactly sure, but it might be enough to get some old school 8-Bit Sega aficionados to dust off their old Master Systems. Continue reading “Classic Sega Consoles, Re-Imagined as Hot Anime Girls” »
After the ongoing headache/development hell the Warcraft movie was stuck in with Sam Raimi, Blizzard and Legendary Films have locked in major sci-fi ‘indie’ film director Duncan Jones (also known as David Bowie’s son) to helm the project. Great news? Sorta:
The Hollywood Reporter has insisted that this is an adaptation of the Warcraft franchise, not necessarily World of Warcraft, the Massively Multiplayer Online RPG that still has over 10 million subscribers. Continue reading “Warcraft Film Rises From the Ashes, Has Unexpected Choice for Director” »
A new documentary with over one and a half million hits takes a look at why kissing may be on the decline (don’t tell this woman that).
Is it because of insecurities stemming from online dating?
Bad breath a.k.a. Beef jerky?
An attachment to text messaging that apparently barrs anyone from picking up a phone and cutting to the chase in lieu of sending arbitrary messages that are masked in an ocean of emoticons?
It’s rare that Kentucky Fried Chicken ever really does any sort of movie promotions over here in the states. Usually the closest the junk food chain gets is a simple sweepstakes contest, or team-up with Oprah to give away free chicken, which ends in total disastrous calamity.
The last cinema-related thing they did was a tie-in with Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which took place at every KFC in the world. Now, most of the company’s marketing geniuses seem focused on Japan, which is where they’ll be using the chain (especially the Colonel) to promote the newest Dragon Ball Z film release. Continue reading “KFC’s Colonel Sanders Transforms – Into Dragon Ball Z’s Son Goku!” »
As many of you probably heard on Friday, the live-action Robotech is officially back on again, with Warner Bros. now actively pursuing their adaptation of the classic anime (no surprise, since Akira is again D.O.A.)
It still seems too good to be true: in 2007, Tobey Maguire announced some company he was in control of was set to produce the thing. Over time fans probably lost steam; directors kept dropping in and out of the project, Tobey got distracted with other stuff, et.al. Not much of a surprise; if Leonardo DiCaprio couldn’t get it done with Akira, what chance did Macross have? Continue reading “The Live-Action ‘Robotech’ is On Again, and Here’s How They Can Get it Right” »
When a flurry of different directors was mentioned as next in line to direct the next Star Wars film, a lot of us got excited, and with good reason: JJ. Abrams was (apparently) one of many big names to turn the project down. This meant, at least, that they were looking at some good candidates. Others included Guillermo Del Toro and Brad Bird, and for one reason or another, it didn’t work out with any of them.
But as of late last week it’s become official that Abrams is indeed set to direct Episode VII. So how exactly is this going to work out, given that Abrams’ usual creative partners (so far) aren’t involved? Continue reading “J.J. Abrams Will Direct Star Wars: Episode VII — So What Should We Expect?” »
A wounded United States Army Veteran with one arm, was honored during a professional basketball game between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Fans came to see the defending champions battle the hometown celtics, but it ended up being an Army Veteran who stole the show.
Gregory Reynolds, a Former Army Staff Sergeant and Veteran Iraq War, did 26 one-armed pushups in total, or roughly 25 and a half more than anyone on our writing staff could ever pull off.
The effort brought the Boston Celtic crowd to their feet, cheering on Reynolds as he seemingly kept going and going, making no acknowledgement that he was technically disabled. Continue reading “Wounded U.S. Army Soldier Does 26 One Armed Pushups During NBA Game, Salutes Crowd” »
Hoodslam differs a bit from your usual wrestling tournament by inserting legendary CAPCOM mainstays like Blanka, Ryu, and others into the matches. Other game characters the organization uses include members of the Mortal Kombat cast like Scorpion and Johnny Cage, all brought to the mat to compete in a full-on wrestling match with one another.
Hoodslam is set to perform in Los Angeles this weekend, January 25th, and you can grab tickets for that and other upcoming shows on their site.
To find out a little more about what the show entails, we recently talked with the show’s promoter. Continue reading “HOODSLAM: Bringing Mega Man, Blanka, Johnny Cage, and Other Game Legends to the Wrestling Mat” »
Every blue moon, we at The Jace Hall Show receive submissions from fans showing off their artwork or just telling us how much they love video games. We recently received a case of both, when long time JHS fan, Kyle Kulakowski, sent us a link to his Deviant Art page, filled with works dedicated to his love for video games.
Of course there was a twist, he uses black velvet as a medium, something that our n00bish eyes have rarely seen.
Below is a gallery to Kyle’s 1337 work, and information on what inspired him to create something so unique.
JHS: What inspired you to use black velvet in your artwork? Continue reading “For Love of The Game: Gamer Uses Black Velvet To Create Epic Video Game Artwork” »
A Chinese man, fed up with his son’s gaming habit, decided last week to break the boy’s keyboard in an effort to curb the addiction.
It didn’t go too well: the younger man, in his 20′s and still living at his parents’ house, decided to go on a hunger strike until his parents fixed his computer.
South Park Digital Studios is not happy about THQ auctioning off South Park: The Stick Of Truth and have filed a preliminary objection to the proposed sale with the Delaware bankruptcy court according to GT (via NeoGaf).
Back in June of 2011 South Park Digital and THQ entered into an agreement which granted the publisher rights to the use of certain trademarks and copyrights. The THQ auction began today, January 22 at 3pm EST. THQ filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on December 19, 2012.
Kodansha, Japan’s biggest publishing corporation and longtime printer of manga-rag Young Magazine, is under investigation for suspected child pornography.
The accusations follow Young‘s most recent issue, which allegedly features photos of all-girl band AKB48 singer Tomomi Kasai as part of its promo for Kasai’s soon-to-be-released photo book, police said Friday. Continue reading “Japan’s Biggest Manga Magazine Under Investigation for Child Pornography” »
As many of you anime fans have long known, Satoshi Kon, revered director of such anime classics as the beloved Tokyo Godfathers and Millennium Actress (as well as an original Roujin Z animator) passed away in 2010 after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.
At the time, Kon was prepping his much-anticipated Machine that Dreams (Yumemiru Kikai), but an untimely death cut his work on the animated film short.
Now Kon’s faithful friends and followers, who promised they would fulfill Kon’s deathbed wish to complete Dreams no matter what, may be unable to finish the film. Continue reading “Legendary Anime Director Satoshi Kon’s ‘Dream’ Film May Have Died With Him” »
A 50-year-old Everett, Washington woman was arrested last week under suspicion of having smothered her boyfriend to death.
Police say the woman’s breasts were the official ‘smothering weapon’, but are not 100% certain yet as to whether the death was intended. Continue reading “Seattle Woman Kills Boyfriend…With Boobs” »
It was just a little over two years ago that George Barris, the original creator of the Batmobile and owner of Barris Kustom Industries auto shop, showed off his iconic ride on Season Four of The Jace Hall Show. In the process, he had a message for the producer of the show Todd Roy and Host Jace Hall.
“You guys have just been PWNED…THIS is the original batmobile.” The car he was referring to as a “cheap imitator” was Jace’s T-Rex…a car that is certainly NOT for sale.
Now, the LA Times reports that the original Batmobile from the Batman TV series is leaving its North Hollywood home and headed for auction at Arizona’s Prestigious Barret Jackson Auction Company, where it will be sold to the highest bidder.
The 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car was originally created by a design team at Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln styling department (see photos below).
The 19 foot long car, with its bubble-topped grand touring car prototype, was built by hand in 1954 by Ghia Body Works in Turin, Italy, and unveiled in its original pearlescent “frost-blue” white paint finish in 1955 at the Chicago Auto Show. The Futura originally played a prominent role in George Marshall’s 1959 film It Started With a Kiss.
From there, the $250,000 automobile was supposed to be destroyed, until it was sold to Barris…for $1.00. Now Barris is expected to make quite the return, with the car reported to fetch a couple million dollars at auction.
Not only will the winner receive one of the most iconic cars in TV history, the Batmobile itself features:
- bulletproof Plexiglas bubble windshields
- the Bat Ray (dual 450-watt laser beams that blasted obstacles to bits).
- Full Bat-O-Meter (fashioned from lawn sprinkler heads) to identify the location of bad guys, as well as oil squirters
“I saw the script and it said, ‘Bang,’ ‘Pow,’ ‘Boom,’…’That’s exactly what I wanted the car to do. I wanted it to be as big a character as the actors.”
The car reportedly has a reserve price, but is not being divulged. It’s expected to be sold for multiple-millions of dollars.
Until then, so long Batmobile…we’d say we hardly knew you, but that wouldn’t entirely be true.
John McTiernan, director of the original Predator (1987), Die Hard (1988), and Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995), is headed to California state prison.
The sentence, which was actually handed down nearly 3 years ago, follows a lengthy trial and series of appeals over perjury and wiretapping charges. Continue reading “‘Die Hard’/'Predator’ Director John McTiernan Headed for Prison” »
Seems no one is really taking the White House’s new We The People petition movement– which encourages ordinary everyday citizens to create/submit the idea for any social reform of their choosing — very seriously.
The White House is adopting a change in policy, which may or may not be the result of people using the site for petitions to build a Death Star, or have each state receive their own Pokemon mascot (that has since been removed). Continue reading “You Now Need 100,000 Signatures For The White House To Care About Your Petition” »
Specifically: February 5th for the Xbox and the PS3. There’s till no word on an official release date for the Wii U, though it will be available for digital download on the console in Europe, starting February 7th. Continue reading “‘Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2′ Gets New Release Dates; Will Officially Explode Heads Next Month” »