Saturday News: Alita Anime Expo, Simpsons D23, 3Below, MovieSpree, more!

Saturday News: Alita Anime Expo, Simpsons D23, 3Below, MovieSpree, more! 1


The longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, The Simpsons, makes its first appearance at D23 Expo. Get insight on the upcoming all-new season in a lively panel Saturday, August 24 at 10 a.m. in the D23 Expo Arena with Creator Matt Groening, Executive Producer Al Jean, Executive Producer Matt Selman, Supervising Director Mike B. Anderson, and stars Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith. Expect lots of surprises, including an exclusive Simpsons collectible item for everyone in attendance.

The Simpsons exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Recently finishing its historic 30th season, The Simpsons has won 33 Emmy® Awards, 34 Annie Awards, 9 Environmental Media Awards, 7 People’s Choice Awards and 12 Writers Guild of America Awards including the 2019 Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program Award. It was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award® in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” The Simpsons Movie was a hit feature film, the mega-attraction The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios has received historic expansion updates with the addition of “Springfield,” and the show was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. It has been named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine and called the “Best TV Show Ever” by Vulture in 2016.


During the D23 Expo, The Simpsons fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Bart, Lisa, and the rest of The Simpsons family on the convention floor. A few lucky fans will even get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Matt Groening and the rest of the panelists during a one-hour autograph signing session of an exclusive The Simpsons mini-poster following the panel.


About The Simpsons

The Simpsons is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the executive producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Visit The Simpsons website at “Like” the series on Facebook at, and follow Homer Simpson @HomerJSimpson and @TheSimpsons on Twitter. Join the conversation using #thesimpsons and follow The Simpsons on Instagram @TheSimpsons.

Do Not Standby as Alita Comes to Anime Expo 2019


More than 100,000 fans will be attending this year’s Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention and none will want to miss the Alita; Battle Angel activities. Based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro and adapted for the big screen earlier this year by Academy Award winners James Cameron & Jon Landau as well as visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, Alita will be taking over the expo with must-see daily activations.



WHEN: Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center
Manga Lounge – Room 502B

WHAT: Anime Expo’s annual Manga Lounge is being taken over by Alita: Battle Angel. There will be plenty of Alita manga for reading, a photo opportunity and actual props that were used during filming will be on display.


WHEN: Saturday, July 6

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center
Site 2 Meetup – LACC north entrance off Chick Hearn Ct.

WHEN: 11am – 12pm PT

WHAT: Cosplay is such an integral part of the Anime Expo experience and we’re inviting fans to live out their Alita dreams by becoming the title character and the other inhabitants of Iron City. Appearances by favorite cosplayers including Stella Chuu, Zekia, Kitsurie and Yume!


WHEN: Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

WHRE: 601 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

WHAT: Across the street from the convention center, artist Cloe Hakakian is painting an amazing manga inspired mural that embodies the essence and humanity of Alita. There will also be an interactive AR . component that will surprise and delight fans and passers by alike! There will also be a panel for consumers to put themselves in the mural.


>From Academy Award winners James Cameron & Jon Landau, and visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this discarded cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. When deadly and corrupt forces come after Alita, she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

The action-packed film, also starring Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keenan Johnson has scored $405 million at the global box-office.

Now with hours of extensive special features the home entertainment release takes you behind-the-scenes with James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez to see the journey from Manga to Screen and what it took to bring Alita to life. Plus, go deeper into the universe of ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, where you’ll learn about the past, the characters of the present, and the thrilling sport of Motorball.

Add ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL to your Digital collection on Movies Anywhere July 9 and buy it on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD July 23.

3Below: Tales of Arcadia Season Two Trailer


In the second season of executive producer​ ​Guillermo Del Toro’s​DreamWorks 3Below: Tales of Arcadia finds Royal aliens, Aja and Krel cleaning up the mess that was left behind after their epic victory against General Morando’s bounty hunters. Still reeling from the betrayal by their bodyguard, Varvatos Vex, Aja and Krel continue to bravely defend themselves and their “Earthling” friends against powerful dangers old and new, all while attempting to fix their damaged Mothership and return to Akridion-5.

DreamWorks 3BELOW: TALES OF ARCADIA Season 2 premieres July 12thon Netflix.


The recently launched transaction-based streaming service movieSPREE, is offering a sale of epic proportions that streaming customers will not want to miss! Eight made-for-TV events, ranging from Larry McMurtry’s LONESOME DOVE to the fairytale fantasy THE 10th KINGDOM are each on sale for only $4.99 or you can purchase the entire collection for only $29.99 for a limited time only!


The mini-series format has served to bring literary works to life on a grand scale for television audiences. Now you can experience these extravagant productions as never before without commercial interruptions and on-demand directly from movieSPREE’s website or by downloading the apps now available for Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android devices. To whet your appetite, movieSPREE is offering a FREE 10-minute SPREEview of each series which you can start watching HERE:


LONESOME DOVE is based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Larry McMurtry, this sprawling epic of the Old West is the story of the last defiant frontier, a daring cattle drive, and an undying love. Winner of 7 Emmy® Awards and 2 Golden Globes including Best Miniseries, Lonesome Dove features an all-star cast including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Lane, Anjelica Huston, Danny Glover and many more.

THE 10TH KINGDOM is a star-studded fantasy adventure filled with action, romance and magic where a fantastic land of fairy tale characters is brought to life – and reinvented.

CLEOPTRA is the classic tale of the young queen of the Nile set against the pyramids of Egypt and the colossal columns of Rome.

SCARLETT is based on Alexandra’s Ripley’s best-selling sequel to “Gone With the Wind” as the turbulent romance between Scarlett (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) and Rhett Butler (Timothy Dalton) heat up the screen.

THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is the original screen adaptation of Mitch Albom’s New York Times Bestseller that explores the unexpected mysteries of the afterlife by reminding us what really matters here on Earth.

MOBY DICK is the suspenseful and thrilling adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic tale that takes you on an epic journey into the deepest waters of the ocean – and the furthest reaches of sanity!

THE TITANIC sets sail on a collision course with destiny in this spellbinding epic adventure melding together the heart-wrenching stories of people whose lives, loves, and fortunes irrevocably changed the night of April 14, 1912.

THE ODYSSEY is a heart-pounding adventure starring Armand Assante that’s filled with exciting confrontations, dangerous monsters, angry gods and beautiful, yet deadly, Sirens!

New Trailer & Poster for THE GAME CHANGERS | James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, Chris Paul

the game changers

Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos and executive produced by James Cameron the film follows the story of James Wilkselite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter —as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Featuring some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet, THE GAME CHANGERS documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.

THE GAME CHANGERS features a diverse cast of world-class athletes, including seven-time Mr. Olympia winner Arnold Schwarzenegger, five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, world record-holding strongman Patrik Baboumian, Olympic silver medal-winning cyclist Dotsie Bausch, ultramarathon legend Scott Jurek, two-time female Australian 400m champion Morgan Mitchell, American record-holding Olympic weightlifter Kendrick Farris, plus a dozen members of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans.

From Trafalgar Releasing: The Latest BTS Feature Film BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE In Theaters 8/7


The global release date for BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE, the latest film from global superstars BTS, has been confirmed for August 7, together with the unveiling of the movie’s official poster.

BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE is the third film from BTS following 2018’s record breaking release of Burn the Stage the Movie, which reached a box office of $18.5m, cementing itself as the highest grossing global event cinema release of all time and 2019’s Love Yourself in Seoul, which brought fans together again to celebrate the most sought-after concert of 2018.

This latest film finds the band at the end of their LOVE YOURSELF tour in Europe, when the global icons had held 24 concerts in 12 cities. From Seoul to Paris, the tour was full of energy and passion. On the day following the final Paris concert, on a rooftop table in the city, the boys begin a small after-party, sharing their own stories as never heard before.

Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing has said on the release: “Trafalgar Releasing is thrilled to collaborate with Big Hit Entertainment again for BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE, giving fans around the world an intimate opportunity to see the band following their landmark LOVE YOURSELF tour. The ARMYs are truly a community, and we are excited to bring them together for an all-new BTS experience in cinemas worldwide.”

Tickets will be on sale from the official film website ( beginning Wednesday, July 3. Fans are encouraged to sign-up for updates regarding tickets, participating theaters and more information.

Trailer Debut | NEKROTRONIC w/ Monica Bellucci in Theaters 8/9

Howard North, a down on his luck sewage worker, gets dragged into a global conflict between the Nekromancers, a family of badass demon hunters, and Finnegan (Monica Bellucci) – an evil demon who absorbs people’s souls to increase her power. When Howard finds out the truth behind Finnegan’s past and her dark plans for the future, he teams up with his new friends to discover he is the ultimate Nekromancer, the only one with the power to defeat her and save the world.

Directed by: Kiah Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead)
Written by: Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead)
Cast: Ben O’Toole (Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner), Monica Bellucci (The Matrix
Reloaded, Mozart in the Jungle), Caroline Ford (Amazon’s Carnival Row, TV’s Once Upon a Time),
Tess Haubrich (The Wolverine, Alien: Covenant), Epine Bob Savea, David Wenham (The Lord of the
Rings: The Two Towers and Return of the King, 300)

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