Monday, July 15, 2019

TRAILER of “LUPIN III: THE FIRST” CGI Movie Impresses Fandom



While his creator passed away only this April, “Lupin III” has already come a very long way as a multimedia icon of Japanese pop culture. Ever since the late Kazuhiko “Monkey Punch” Kato introduced the character in 1967, Arsene Lupin III has stolen the hearts of fans, particularly of the multiple anime series, films and other media like videogames that have come out over the decades. One of these movies is even considered an all-time best anime film ever made. It even got a live-action big-screen adaptation in 2014. But there has never been a 3D-animated “Lupin III” movie ever made, until one announced recently.

JUDY ANN SANTOS Returning Soon to TV on “ANG PROBINSYANO”



The name Judy Ann Santos is easily recalled and arguably recognized as the queen of TV soap operas, being a prominent star in ABS-CBN’s productions from the original soap opera days to their pioneering of the “tele-serye” concept. “Juday” has certainly spent a great many years on the small screen with occasional forays into cinema thrown in, growing from teen icon to mature actress in doing so. She has not been seen much on TV lately, but fans of Santos need not fret. Judging from some recent social media pictures, Juday will soon become a supporting character in the nation’s police drama, ABS-CBN’s “Ang Probinsyano.”

LUCASFILM’s ILM Opening New SYDNEY Studio, to Work on “STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER”



“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the last portion of the space opera franchise’s “Sequel Trilogy,” as well as the reported final chapter in the film series to focus on the eponymous family of Jedi who are strong in the Force, is due to premiere in the last month of this year. Even as fans of the now Disney-owned franchise wait to find out if the evil Emperor from the Original Trilogy does return as the “Skywalker” trailer hints, Lucasfilm is finishing up SFX on the movie via its Industrial Light and Magic arm. On that note ILM is opening a studio in Australia, with “Skywalker” as its inaugural project.