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Adventure Time
Last year, Cartoon Network took home audiences by surprise with their first mini-series, Over the Garden Wall. The ten episode event delighted critics and fans with a short form original story, and this year Cartoon Network t...   read
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  Watch Video Shout Factory, purveyor of fine video good that everyone but us super-nerds forgot about, has rolled out an unusually awesome and hilarious treat for horror fans this Halloween. The video company has just rolled out a site ca...   read

Rick and Morty
  Watch Video Season two of Adult Swim’s latest breakout hit, Rick and Morty, started off with one of the most high-concept episodes of any television show this side of Community and ended with a surprisingly intense non-stop rocket-...   read
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Adventure Time
Can you believe Adventure Time has been runnig for over half a decade now? It's true! Cartoon Network's modern flagship show will be entering its seventh season starting November 7th at 6 PM EST on the channel, kicking thi...   read

Wes Anderson
Whenever people talk about the rarely released great animated films of the past decade, I feel like Wes Anderson's animation debut, Fantastic Mr. Fox often gets left out of the conversation. I'm not sure why, the movie had be...   read

Back to the Future
2015 is a pretty big year for the Back to the Future movies. Not only is it the 30th anniversary of the first film, but its also the year Doc and Marty actually travel to the future, so maybe those damn hoaxes of the DeLorean...   read

  Watch Video In true Pixar fashion, the closer we get to the release of one of their new films, the more specific details we start to see in the trailers. While many early trailers for The Good Dinosaur showed off awe-inspiring shots of n...   read

Pacific Rim
The other day, word got out that the sequel to Pacific Rim 2 was indefinitely put on hold by Universal. The kaiju love letter from director Guillermo del Toro was a fan favorite and box office smash, so the idea of never seei...   read

Have you ever dreamed that you could look like Freddy Krueger? Well, without the horrible burning disfigurement. And you know what, fedoras have a pretty bad rap these days. Okay, how about just the sweater, then-- you ever d...   read
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Rick & Morty might be a smash hit now, but it certainly took a while before the show's creator, Justin Roiland hit success with a television network. The stories go that Roiland took many pitches to networks like Fox and ...   read
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Fall Television Preview
  Watch Video The Last Man on Earth was one of my surprise favorites of the year when it came to television. The dark comedy started as one-man-show tour de force starring Will Forte as Phil, the titular last man on Earth in post-epidemic ...   read

Star Wars
Fans of Star Wars and toys had a lot to be excited about today, with today being "Force Friday," a day where a bunch of hot new Star Wars toys and collectibles were finally available to the public. Amidst toy bundles and LEGO...   read

Spooky scary
  Watch Video When the first trailer for the new Goosebumps movie emerged, I noted that it looks like a surprisingly fun creepy kids romp arriving just in time for Halloween. While the movie still looks like fun from what we've seen, this ...   read

A few weeks ago, we reported that Bill Murray was going to make an appearance the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot headed up by Paul Feig. This left many of us wondering, why did he do it after turning down so many other Ghostbus...   read

Response towards Sony's Amazing Spider-Man films had been mixed at best, so it's no surprise that when it was announced earlier this year that Marvel Studios would fold a new Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe star...   read

Brad Bird
  Watch Video Warner Bros. has just released a new trailer for The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, which is seeing a wide rerelease in theaters on September 30th and October 4th. The new trailer definitely tries to make sure the movie lives...   read

Studio Ghibli
You kids have it so easy with your anime these days-- if there's any show or movie you want to see, it's already up online in a few days with fully fleshed out fan-subs. Back in the day, we only got what the big licensing com...   read

Masaaki Yuasa
  Watch Video The Japanese animation company STUDIO4℃ recently announced that they're going to be bringing an entire slew of animated movies and anime series to Netflix starting next week. The highlight of the update includes directo...   read

Fant4stic Review
  Watch Video Marvel Studios has landed on a winning formula in their own films with its vast catalog of films over the past decade. They seamlessly blend lovable characters, engaging stories, amazing effects, enthralling action, charming ...   read
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Muppet drama!
Prior to a Television Critic's Association panel yesterday covering ABC's upcoming The Muppets television show, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced on their Facebook pages that their world famous interspecies relationshi...   read

I stand by blu-rays for two types of movies-- colorfully visual movies and animated productions. It goes without saying that the films of Studio Ghibli are some of the best looking to make the jump to HD since the films start...   read

Fathom Features announced today that the cult-classic animated film, The Iron Giant, will be making a return to select theaters in a new Signature Edition for two nights only. This new release of the film will be fully remast...   read

Apparently, there's a Goosebumps movie coming out soon-- You know, those books they always sold at your school book fair that were equal parts cheesy, weird, and occasionally horrifying? Columbia Pictures released the poster ...   read
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  Watch Video It's been teased for a few months, but the group behind the fan-favorite Bartkira comic gallery project has unveiled a fully animated parody trailer for a fictional movie based on the infamous crossover of The Simpsons and Ak...   read

One of the best parts of any new Pixar film (or most animated films these days) is the little short films before the feature. Usually these will showcase unsung animators, student works, or something the new guy was tasked to...   read
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Disney recently announced that they would be shutting down the Magic of Disney Animation attraction at its Hollywood Studos theme park on July 12th. The attraction originally opened with the park in 1989 and allowed audiences...   read

It's no secret or surprise that there was a lot of content from Avengers: Age of Ultron that didn't make it off the cutting room floor and into the final movie, but according to a recent interview with Joss Whedon on the Empi...   read

Comedian and television star, Louis C.K., has just announced the he will begin work on a new movie project called I am a Cop. He has plans to pull a triple header with this one as writer, director, and star of the film. The m...   read

  Watch Video Oh man, The Little Prince is one of my absolute favorite books, so when I heard they were making a new animated film version, my attention went up. The first trailer, while entirely in French, gave an impressive look at the ...   read
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Something about the ubiquity of The Simpsons lends itself to some weird post-modern fan creations, such as the popular Bartkira project. Recently, one of the more noteworthy projects has been the independent comic, Die Homer,...   read
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About John-Charles Holmesone of us since 11:40 AM on 02.10.2015

John-Charles is a guy who loves to watch and talk about movies and culture. He'll watch just about anything and love to discuss it, even if he hates it.

Though in particular he does have favorite movies ranging from the artsy stuff like Brazil and El Topo to the really fun modern stuff like Hot Fuzz or The LEGO Movie. Nothing's too serious or too weird for him, and he, in fact, open embraces the weird and uncanny with open arms.

As a freelance artist and designer, he also really loves animation and cartoons as well, so if you meet him at a party and feel like having an hour-long conversation, just ask him for his thoughts on the latest animated feature.

Oh yeah, he also loves Back to the Future. A lot.