Next Club Meeting: June 10, 2017, at the Wood Dale Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trailer for 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

War for the Planet of the Apes
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

In Theaters - July 14, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
Before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise there was Discovery. Now, one of the most iconic and influential global franchises returns to television with Star Trek: Discovery. The CBS All Access Original Series arrives this Fall.

Star Trek: Discovery is an upcoming American television series created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access. It is the first series developed specifically for that service, and the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, separate from the timeline of the concurrent feature films, Discovery explores a previously mentioned event from the history of Star Trek while following the crew of the USS Discovery. Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts serve as showrunners on the series, with producing support from Akiva Goldsman.

Sonequa Martin-Green stars as Michael Burnham, the first officer of the USS Discovery. The new series was announced in November 2015, and Fuller joined as showrunner the next February. In addition to Fuller and Kurtzman, who wrote for previous Star Trek series and films, respectively, the crew includes several other previous Star Trek creatives. The production put emphasis on carrying on the legacy of the previous series, including making efforts to feature a diverse cast. In October 2016, Fuller stepped back from showrunner due to other commitments, after establishing the series' mythology and broad story arc. Berg and Harberts took over day-to-day production, and Goldsman joined as support. Discovery is filming in Toronto, and has filmed on location in Jordan.

Star Trek: Discovery is set to debut on CBS with a two-part premiere in "fall" 2017, before moving to All Access. The first season will consist of 15 episodes.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Celebrate Anime Central's 20th Year!

animation by anim8trix
ANIME CENTRAL's 20th ANNIVERSARY 
May 19-21, 2017
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

www.acen.org
 

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How to kill an ALIEN facehugger

Rick and Morty meets ALIEN: Covenant
The hit animated series Rick and Morty is heading into the Alien universe, and they’ve even managed to figure out how to kill a facehugger. Quick, get those Alien folks on the phone.

The crossover clip finds Rick and Morty heading out to help with a distress call, and what they find is a ship overrun with facehuggers and aliens. When Rick meets up with a facehugger, he manages to take it out thanks to his (umm) diet of heavy drugs and alcohol. Turns out, the way to take out a facehugger is to kill it with alcohol poisoning. So, umm, smart? Sure, it’s an obvious bit of cross-promotion, but still a lot of fun.

Alien: Covenant opens May 19

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Sci-Fi Comedy from the creator of 'Family Guy'


T H E   O R V I L L E
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted”) and directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”), THE ORVILLE is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace…even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer ED MERCER (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”). As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew, including his best friend, GORDON MALLOY (Scott Grimes, “ER,” “Justified”), who has problems with authority, but is the best helmsman in the fleet; DR. CLAIRE FINN (Penny Johnson Jerald, “24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”), one of the Union’s most accomplished physicians; BORTUS (Peter Macon, “Shameless,” “Bosch”), an alien from a single-sex species; ISAAC (Mark Jackson, “That Royal Today”), an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior; navigator JOHN LAMARR (J. Lee, FAMILY GUY, “The Cleveland Show”), whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations; ALARA KITAN (Halston Sage, “Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”), a young, inexperienced security officer whose home planet’s high gravity gives her superior physical strength; and YAPHIT, a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald (“The Middle,” “Saturday Night Live”). Somehow, Ed and Kelly must put the past behind them and, with the help of the crew, navigate fascinating and sometimes dangerous adventures in outer space, as well as the tumultuous and captivating day-to-day personal relationships with their colleagues.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Lost Property - An Animated Short Film

LoST PrOperTy
A kind old man works at a lost and found. Every day, an old lady comes in looking for something she's lost. She shows him a photograph of the item and he takes her through the corridor of doors into rooms filled with lost belongings.

Each day, the old lady comes in looking for a new item, and each time, he patiently helps her look for it. But as the failures grow, hopes are faded and losses feel stronger.

Desperate to help the old lady, the old man tries harder and harder. And with each increased effort, the rooms go deeper, the expectations grow higher and the experience gets richer.

Until she finds what she's really looking for.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

New zombie flick may be the best one yet!

IT STAINS the SANDS RED
In the new horror film It Stains the Sands Red, a troubled woman from Las Vegas named Molly (Brittany Allen) finds herself stranded in the desert with a ravenous zombie on her trail. At first, she’s easily able to outpace her undead pursuer, but things quickly become a nightmare when she realizes the zombie doesn’t need to ever stop for rest. Running low on supplies and beat down by the harsh environment, Molly has to summon the strength she never knew she had to ultimately face both the zombie and the demons that have chased her all her life.

It Stains the Sands Red is directed by Colin Minihan and costars Juan Riedinger. The film receives its North American premiere at the L.A. Film Festival in June and will then be released in cinemas and on digital platforms this summer by Dark Sky Films.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

There are still pages left in this story...

B L A D E   R U N N E R   2049
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

In theaters October 6

Friday, May 12, 2017

Anime Viewing Schedule for May 13, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Wood Dale Public Library
"It's been so long since our last meeting! Are we even on the right planet?"
Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

10:15 - 11:05    Macross Delta 21-22
11:05 - 11:55    Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World 16-17
11:55 - 12:45    91 Days 9-10
12:45 - 1:35      Dragon Dentist 1
1:35 - 2:15        Club Meeting / Announcements
2:15 - 2:40        Little Witch Academia (2017 TV series) ep 7
2:40 - 4:30        League of Gods (Movie)

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
 
Start watching the exciting anime series: Macross Delta and Little Witch Academia!
ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Star Tours: Immersion

STAR TOURS 360 VR RIDE
Remember the "Ultimate Star Wars Adventure", back in 1987 at Disneyland? Star Tours is back! Board again onto the StarSpeeder 3000, and prepare for an eventful flight to Endor with your captain RX-24 (Rex), now in 360° and 4K.