Posts Tagged ‘Rachel Menendez’

Potter Preview Now Online!

Posted 29 Jun 2011 — by contributor
Category Essay, Film Industry News

By Rachel Menendez

Potter Preview available onlineThe moment that die hard Harry Potter fans have been awaiting is just about here. The final installment of the Harry Potter movies is upon us with its worldwide release scheduled for next month.

In the meantime, you can whet your appetite for all things Potteresque by checking out the preview of The Deathly Hallows Part II online. The exciting preview gives you a taste of what is to come when the movie is released on July 15.

Fans have been growing up with Harry since he first burst onto the screens as a cherub faced kid back in 2001. Ten years on, we are preparing to see the final movie released – The Deathly Hallows Part II.

The actors, director and producers of Part II are ensuring that the franchise goes out with a bang bigger than a potions session with Professor Snape could produce. Much of Part II is devoted to the Battle of Hogwarts with Voldemort in his final push for supremacy pitted against Harry and the Order of the Phoenix. Read More

ABC News “Nightline” Launches “Primetime Nightline” Summer Series

Posted 27 Jun 2011 — by contributor
Category Essay, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez

ABC’s Nightline leaves us in no doubt why they are leaders in late night news with the launch of its summer series of one-hour specials starting Wednesday June, 22.ABC’s Nightline leaves us in no doubt why they are leaders in late night news with the launch of its summer series of one-hour specials starting Wednesday June, 22.

The 13 week primetime summer series starts with a five-part investigation into the realm of the extra-sensory and spiritual with experiences that are beyond belief. The series which is suitably titled Beyond Belief includes segments on “twintuition,” psychic power and near death experiences.

“Sometimes the most interesting trips are the ones that take you places you never thought you’d go. These are mysteries in the most profound sense,” says Nightline executive producer Jeanmarie Condon. “Stories that defy proof and perception are the ultimate adventure – and perfect for summer – to kick off our 13 specials.” Read More

VIZ Manga App Adds Six Digital Titles for the iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch

Posted 22 Jun 2011 — by contributor
Category Anime, Essay

By Rachel Menendez

Daisuke Igarashi’s riveting manga series CHILDREN OF THE SEA is an intriguing aquatic adventure that also delivers a strong message about preserving the world’s oceans. Viz is making it even easier for you to keep up with your manga reading with the latest apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod released throughout June.

VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, will launch six new manga (graphic novel) series during June that will be offered for digital download within the Viz Manga App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Scheduled to make their North American digital debuts in June are the shojo dramas of BACKSTAGE PRINCE and THE STORY OF SAIUNKOKU. More shojo fun follows on June 20th with the launch of DENGEKI DAISY and AI ORE!, along with the critically acclaimed CROSS GAME.

Finally, June 27th sees the debut of the lush and contemplative CHILDREN OF THE SEA. Updates to 22 other popular VIZ Media digital manga series are also scheduled. Read More

Get A Head Start On Summer Viewing On Medianet

Posted 20 Jun 2011 — by contributor
Category Essay, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez

If you want a head start on summer and what is going to be screened over the coming months, then you should logo on to Medianet.com.If you want a head start on summer and what is going to be screened over the coming months, then you should log on to Medianet.com, where plenty of full episodes and season pilots await you.

Video that is available includes programs from ABC and all of its affiliates including ABC Primetime, ABC Daytime, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Hyperion and SOAPnet. In addition to ABCANET for ABC affiliates.

You can easily register for the site at abcmedianet.com and get instant access to the available programs as well as screeners, clips, sound bites and more. Among the available full episodes currently available are: Apartment 23, Charlie’s Angels, Last Man Standing, Work It, Scandal and Suburgatory. Read More

ABC Helps Stamp Out Cyberbullying

Posted 19 Jun 2011 — by contributor
Category Essay, Film Industry News, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez

ABC Helps Stamp Out CyberbullyingThe ABC Family original movie Cyberbully will shine a light on the important 21st century issue of cyberbullying that so many kids now experience when it premieres on July 17.

The two hour original movie will showcase on ABC Family at 8:00pm ET. The movie is part of an initiative in partnership with Seventeen Magazine to put an end to bullying and “Delete Digital Drama.”

Online fun and games turn sour when a teenage girl is digitally harassed in the two-hour ABC Family original movie, Cyberbully, starring Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Kelly Rowan (The OC) and Kay Panabaker (No Ordinary Family).

Cyberbully is being presented as part of a campaign by ABC Family and Seventeen magazine to bring awareness to the youth issue of digital abuse and bullying. The initiative, Delete Digital Drama, will launch this summer on the network and in the magazine’s August 2011 issue. Read More

Ready for Rango Release – July 15, 2011

Posted 08 Jun 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Box Office News, Essay

By Rachel Menendez Rango has been scheduled for release on July 15 through Paramount Home Entertainment and the disc will come on Blu-ray and DVD with special features Including an extended cut of the Film with a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, an interactive tour and more.

It seems that whatever Johnny Depp touches turns to box office gold these days and Rango is no exception. In Rango, we see Depp step seamlessly into a new format in an animated movie.

The new format is working for Depp and seen the film become a smash hit with the all-star cast and the sharp and often hilarious script making the movie at once appealing to all the family.

Rango has been scheduled for release on July 15 through Paramount Home Entertainment and the disc will come on Blu-ray and DVD with special features Including an extended cut of the Film with a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, an interactive tour and more. Read More

Tribeca Film Acquires U.S. Rights to French Hit “Romantics Anonymous” from StudioCanal

Posted 08 Jun 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News

By Rachel Menendez “Romantics Anonymous” is a smash hit in France and received an impressive response at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

In a move that continues to cement Tribeca Films as a distributor of some of recent times more interesting films, the company has just announced it has acquired the distribution rights to Romantics Anonymous.

Romantics Anonymous is a smash hit in France and received an impressive response at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

The film tells the story of Angélique Delange (Isabelle Carré, Private Fears in Public Places), an unemployed, but gifted, chocolate-maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness that prevents her from properly sharing her confectionary talents. Jean-René Van Den Hugde (Benoît Poelvoorde, Coco Before Chanel) suffers from a similar case of terminal abashment and runs a fledgling chocolate company in desperate need of a new direction. Read More