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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: November 30, 2010

Knight and Day Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this week:

  • The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story: DVD
  • Cairo Time: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fantasia/Fantasia 2000: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Going the Distance: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Knight and Day: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Meet the Fockers: Blu-ray
  • Meet the Parents: Blu-ray
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: DVD, Blu-ray **releases 12/4**
  • Vampires Suck: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Waking Sleeping Beauty: DVD

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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Comic Book Jobs: Interns Wanted

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies, Television,

Unemployed ManEveryone's gearing up for Intern Season again and here are some of what's available in the world of comics and related fields.

A "TV/Film Production Company and Comic Publisher in Brentwood" (that's Los Angeles for you non-natives) wants a Winter Intern. This company "focuses on comic book-based film and television in both live action and animation. Some prior experience in entertainment preferred for this unpaid position.

Riot Games, creators of League of Legends, wants a Creative Design Intern for their Los Angeles office. Lots of qualifications and job duties, so you'll be putting in the time and effort. Compensation goes one of two ways: college credit, or some kind of payment commensurate with your experience.

Disney Publishing is looking for a Creative Development Intern to work on Disney's Family Fun magazine. It's a magazine for parents with kids aged 3-12. Remember it's Disney so "positive attitude is a must!"

Good luck, job seekers!

[Artwork: The Adventures of Unemployed Man from Little, Brown & Company]


Top Ten Things I’m Thankful For This Year

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, DC Comics,

Walt Disney's Comics & StoriesThanksgiving is that wonderful time of year where we celebrates parades, football, days off from school and work, and something else I've entirely forgotten about. Here are some things I'm giving thanks for in 2010.

Naturally, your list may vary, and be a lot less selfish than my own.

10. My TSA date, Officer Pat Downe, had soft hands.

9. The iPad. Is it wrong to want 2 of them?

8. Library Book Sales: I scored a Pogo book, Quincy’s World by Ted Shearer and Don Martin Grinds Ahead! All for less than a buck total.

7. The debut of Oh, Brother! by Bob Weber, Jr. and Jay Stephens. Funny, funny strip.

6. Five Guys Burgers & Fries: If you’re going to eat, Five it up.

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In Theaters This Holiday Weekend: November 24, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Burlesque (PG-13): starring Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell, (directed by Steve Antin)
  • Faster (R): starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace (directed by George Tillman, Jr.)
  • Love & Other Drugs (R): starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer (directed by Edward Zwick)
  • Tangled (PG): starring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, David Schwimmer (directed by Nathan Greno, Byron Howard)

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Comic Book Jobs: Disney Publishing

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Mickey Mouse & Walt DisneyDisney Publishing Worldwide is the publishing arm of The Walt Disney Company. They develop “original, award-winning content...including Disney books, magazines and comic books.”

Based in White Plains, NY, they need a Digital Managing Editor to “oversee the digital content making process from concept through posting of final files.”

 

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President Bob Foster And Myron Moose

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Independent,

Myron MooseMr. Natural and Fritz The Cat (Robert Crumb). Cheech Wizard (Vaughn Bode). Dirty Duck (Bobby London). Wonder Wart-Hog (Gilbert Shelton).

All of them are great underground comic book characters. But they're not my favorite. For my money, cartoonist Bob Foster created one of the greatest underground comic characters of all time, Myron Moose.

Foster published Myron Moose Funnies in the early 1970s and they were later re-published by Fantagraphics in the late 1980s, along with Moose strips that originally appeared in Marvel's Crazy.

Foster's also had the kind of career that a lot of people would look at and go "cool!"

He's been an animator for Hanna-Barbera (among others), lived in Europe where he wrote  tons of comics - including Donald Duck - for Walt Disney Publishing and later was the editor of Walt Disney's Comics & Stories, and other Disney-based titles.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (11/16)

Walking Dead

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

CANCELLATIONS

  • Dark Blue (TNT)
  • Jonas L.A. (Disney)
  • Rubicon (AMC)

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Boom! Floyd Gottfredson And Mickey Mouse

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Independent,

Mickey Mouse 304Boom! starts January off with a bang. I haven’t seen this get the attention it deserves so I’m going to give it a shout-out here. Boom! Studios, as part of their Boom! Kids division, has been publishing the Disney Comics for a while now and the results have been impressive.

Now, in January 2011, with Mickey Mouse And Friends #304, they’re publishing something that’s driving me nuts with anticipation.

In that issue, part of their 70 Years of Walt Disney Comics celebration, they’re reprinting a classic Mickey story written by Bill Walsh (go ahead, check out his IMDB credits; I'll wait) and illustrated by Floyd Gottfredson.

It’s “The Pirate Ghost Ship!” and this will be the first time it’s been printed since 1944. This special 40-page issue  also features two other stories, another Gottfredson classic called “Laundry Blues” and a Goofy story by Romano Scarpa.

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TV Talk: DWTS May Welcome Same Sex Couples, Gene Shalit Says Goodbye

Portia and Ellen DeGeneres-Could Portia DeGeneres find herself waltzing with a female professional on Dancing with the Stars? It’s believed American audiences could soon see its first same-sex DWTS pairing since the Israeli version recently did the same.

-Is Disney's Sonny with a Chance in jeopardy? It’s unclear how Demi Lovato’s decision to seek treatment for personal issues will affect production. The show was set to resume filming in mid-January.

-Today will be Gene Shalit’s final morning on the Today show. The longtime film critic will be signing off the program after 40 years. “It’s enough already,” the 85-year-old said.

-Speaking of retirement, this will be Jo Frost’s last season as Supernanny. "[Having children] is not an option when you are traveling and working 46 weeks out of the year. Proper balance will allow me to date and have a relationship and look at my own future of having a family," she explained.


Box Office Breakdown: Megamind Opens Large with $46 Million

Megamind

Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Tyler Perry contributed to one of the largest November weekends in box office history.

– starring Ferrell, Tina Fey and Brad Pitt – topped the competition this weekend with a $46 million take. The animated comedy opened bigger than How to Train Your Dragon – another Paramount/Dreamworks collaboration – did in March ($43.7 million), but smaller than Despicable Me ($56.4 million) did in July.

Todd Phillips’ , featuring Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr., also had an impressive open despite landing into second place. The movie, which grossed $32.7 million, had the largest premiere for any R-rated flick in November. (The movie bested the record set by Borat’s $26.4 million in 2006.) The film, though, fell behind The Hangover’s $45 million open in 2009.

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