I'm curious to see her performance in Can You Ever forgive Me? She's getting praise for what in it is a dramatic role, and I like when comedic actors do dramatic roles. It proves to people they're not one-trick ponies. go to »
I recall Scott McNeil saying in his interview on Trevor Devall's podcast that he got to meet Charlton Heston. He must have felt very humbled.
Also, Scott is kind of a perfect casting choice for Jesus. It works so well.
I like how they got Heston to reprise his role. I admit that when I first saw the 1959 live-action version, I felt that Kirk Douglas would have been a better choice for Ben-Hur, but honestly, Heston's performance grew on me with every single viewing. And his chemistry with Stephen Boyd was perfect. go to »
1. Christopher Daniel Barnes/Rino Romano (Tie)
2. Yuri Lowenthal
3. Neil Patrick Harris
4. Quinton Flynn
5. James Arnold Taylor
6. Sam Riegel
7. Andrew Francis
8. Robbie Daymond
9. Benjamin Diskin
10. Josh Keaton
11. Sean Marquette
12. Dan Gilvezan
13. Cole Howard
14. Andrew Toth
15. Tom Kenny
16. Erick David
17. Alistair Abell
18. Paul Soles
19. Chris Edgerly
20. Milo Ventigmilia
21. Drake Bell
22. Mikey Kelly
23. Patrick Chilvers
24. Geoff Boothby
25. Ted Schwartz
26. Mike Vaughn go to »
"Hahaha, the Venom Marathon continues on the biggest TV in New York! We're shouting out to the whole Big Rotten Apple, people, hahaha! So, we've got this beautiful redhead. You know her, she's one of those famous bimbos, hehehe. We have decided that this poor little lassie has twenty-four hours to live! Twenty-four hours! Oh, by the way... her name is Mary Jane Parker! Ahahaha! So just in case "someone" and I know who it could be, if any of you tight-wearing freaks out there wanna save little miss fashion model, THEN BRING IT ON! Meanwhile, New Yorkers... the Venom Marathon will CONTINUE!" go to »
It's kinda odd to think that Luffy, Zoro and Nami's Japanese VA's aren't exactly the first to voice them. Before the anime ever started, there was an OVA in which Urara Takano was Luffy, Wataru Takagi was Zoro and Nami was played by Megumi Toyoguchi. go to »
I'm not sure if many people know this, but aside from being an actor, he's also a jazz musician. Since Wes Anderson has used him many times in his films, it'd be cool if Jeff had his own jazz musical number in Anderson's next film, a musical set in 1940's Paris.
In case you people are curious, a member of Kanzenshuu once told me this a few days about Sasaki's Yusuke not sounding a punk.
"First of all, Yusuke isn't a "punk" in the Western definition of the term: he's a Japanese Yanki-style delinquent, like Kuwabara. Yanki's, Bosozoku, Japanese street thugs in general have their own assortment of unique and culturally distinctive stereotypes and idiosyncrasies associated with them. Sasaki's Yusuke performance embodies plenty of those aspects, mannerisms, and tics, down to the particular manner in which he Kiais: Yusuke's trademark "Oraoraoraoraoraora!!!!" is a distinctive Yanki/Bosozoku battle cry used in back alley street fights. Its basically an ultra-aggressive, profane way of saying "Come on!" or "Lets throw down!" or whatnot. Its a VERY common sound throughout TONS of delinquent thug/Bosozoku anime in general (which unlike Shonen actually IS its own distinct genre of anime/manga, with its own set of common plot and character tropes and archetypes), as are any number of Yusuke - and Kuwabara's - other subtle mannerisms.
Sasaki is very much channeling Yanki/delinquent mannerisms and tonalities in his Yusuke performance, much as Shigeru Chiba is in his Kuwabara. Sasaki may not sound like the type of street thug that a Westerner might be familiar with, but that's because Yusuke (and Sasaki's performance of him) is VERY much invoking a very distinctively Japanese brand of street thug. A very young one sure, but that's because Yusuke is around 14/15 for much of the series."
Trust me, as someone who prefers Sasaki in the part, I had no idea about this until he told me this since I'm not familar on how Japanese street thugs and punks act like. I just went with the idea that if Sasaki didn't sound like a punk, then it contrasted with his actions. go to »
@Shaun Ince One thing I never liked about people who have this great love of Faulconer's music is how they say that DBZ would have never been as popular as it was in North America if it wasn't for Faulconer when DBZ was popular in Europe, South America and Asia even without the Faulconer score. go to »
I have to admit one thing: As much as it annoys me that Sonic Team can't keep the Sonic geography consistent, the world-building in this game is pretty good. You can tell that they put a lot of work into this.
Adabat looks pretty beautiful, both at day and at night. go to »
There are three things in this game that I find utterly hilarious, even though the game is already quite funny due to how dark and edgy it's trying to be.
If you help Tails save the President by killing all the Black Arms in Air Fleet, Shadow will then come to the conclusion that he's an Android created by Eggman, even if you have never encountered Eggman before this conclusion. Also, why is Tails in Air Fleet instead of Sonic?
The President, instead of having a photo of his wife and kids, has a photo of Sonic and Shadow on his desk. It also makes no sense because if this photo was taken after the events of Sonic Adventure 2, then Shadow shouldn't be there because he was in a capsule in a Eggman base.
The fact that the G.U.N. Commander joined the very organization that killed his friend Maria 50 years ago. go to »
I feel kinda mixed about this cast. While I'm glad that they got JAT, James and Chris back for Iceman, Black Panther and Hawkeye and I like the idea of Laura as Captain Marvel and Kimberly as Storm, do we really need to hear RCS as Cap, Isaac as Thanos, Travis as Thor and Vanessa as Gamora again? They aren't terrible in these roles, but other actors would be a nice change once in a while.
Even Fred and Steve aren't the only ones who can do jobs as Hulk and Wolverine. Imagine Keith Silverstein or Keith Ferguson as Wolverine. That would be awesome, right? Or Kevin Michael Richardson or David Sobolov as Hulk. go to »
I feel kinda mixed about this cast. While I'm glad that they got JAT, James and Chris back for Iceman, Black Panther and I like the idea of Laura as Captain Marvel and Kimberly as Storm, do we really need to hear RCS as Cap, Isaac as Thanos, Travis as Thor and Vanessa as Gamora again? They aren't terrible in these roles, but other actors would be a nice change once in a while.
Even Fred and Steve aren't the only ones who can do jobs as Hulk and Wolverine. Imagine Keith Silverstein or Keith Ferguson as Wolverine. That would be awesome, right? go to »
Fun fact: In the 80's, this film was supposed to be directed and written by David Cronenberg with William Hurt as the lead. While I think this film is enjoyable, I would have loved to have seen Cronenberg's version. It would have been a lot darker.
Besides, just look at this concept art (https://io9.gizmodo.com/5907260/never-before-seen-concept-art-from-david-cronenbergs-total-recall/). Man, these would have resulted in some great sets.
Even if he never got to make the movie, at least we got The Fly. go to »
He said this in the interview for the preparation of the celebration of his 30th anniversary as a voice actor.
"During the recording of a dub for a foreign series "Growing Pains", the director of audiography Eriko Kimura from Tohokushinsha told me, "Jun-chan, you can speak English, right? Try speaking it." Actually, at that moment, an employee from Sega was in the waiting room, and it seemed that they decided to choose me for the role of Sonic.
At the time, if one were to think of a person who speaks English, an image of a bold, Katsuya Kobayashi-like voice would be strong in their minds. Instead, they seemed to be searching for someone with a boyish voice that can speak English and Japanese and does not break the anime taste. Nowadays I'm told that that is a specialty of mine, so that might have been a brand new circumstance in my life." go to »
@Shaun Ince Indeed. There's this Kanzenshuu member that said twice that the creation of Funimation led to more diversity in dub cast options. While I do agree with him that it indeed led to more diversity, I wonder what he would think of people saying they're overused. Would he agree or not? go to »
Looking back on the designs, maybe they aren't as bad as I thought. I have to admit that the simplified art designs really helped in creating some awesome fight sequences. It's true that sometimes less is more.
And man, I really would have loved to see who would have voiced Carnage, Scorpion and Hobgoblin, if they had appeared in Season 3. go to »
Travis has improved immensively as Kingpin as shown in the Spider-Man PS4 game.
I'm not sure if I should rank him after David or before David.
I think I'll stick with Roscoe Lee Browne. His voice just has this Sydney Greenstreet vibe to it that I love. And if you people are curious, Greenstreet was the physical inspiration for the Kingpin. go to »
I have to admit that it took me a while to get used to Kotono Mitsuishi as Sailor Moon because of her high-pitched voice, but after a while, I came to accept that she was perfectly cast in the role. It's kind of the opposite with my first experience of Masako Nozawa playing Goku honestly. go to »
The Japanese version has some great castings:
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Spider-Man
Ayahi Takakagi as Black Cat
Tessho Genda as Kingpin
Ryusei Nakao as Scorpion
Nobutoshi Canna as Electro
Hochu Otsuka as Vulture
Kenyu Horiuchi as Norman Osborn
Jin Yamanoi as Rhino go to »
I think I'll switch to Scottie Ray. Sure, he got raspier as the show went on, but when he was at his best, he was really excellent. The effects really added to his performance. Honestly, it's his best role. go to »
I have to admit that I never expected Sylvester Stallone to get another Oscar nomination. Honestly, this film is where he gave his best performance as Rocky.
Michael B. Jordan was also terrific.
While not on the level of the first Rocky (I used to not care much for it because it beat Taxi Driver, All the President's Men and Network for Best Picture), it's a pretty great film on its own. go to »
1. Mark Rolston
2. Miguel Ferrer
3. Fred Tatasciore
4. J.G. Hertzler
5. Wentworth Miller
6. Patrick Seitz
7. Robin Atkin Downes
8. John DiMaggio
9. Ron Perlman
10. Tracy W. Bush
11. Thomas Gibson go to »
He's had a lot of noteworthy roles throughout his career like Gentleman Ghost, Baron Zemo, Abomination, Medic, Archimedes the Undying, Mumm-Ra, Addicus, Bruce Banner, Dormammu, Kazuhira Miller, Crimson Dynamo, Moon Knight, and of course, Travis Touchdown. go to »
I hardly give the pre-Kai dubs of Funimation any credit, but I'll give credit to their dub of this movie. The script is pretty accurate to the Japanese version if I recall correctly. Sabat wrote it. go to »
KMR's performance as The Joker has to be one of the best out-of-the-box casting choices in voice acting. At first, you'd think he'd be a complete miscast, but he worked perfectly and was the stand-out in The Batman.
Also, Anthony Ingruber is very good and looking back on it, I don't think Spiner is really bad, it works for the version of the character. go to »
It's cool that Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg have been able to cast him for their films. He was the scene stealer in Spielberg's Bridge of Spies and you know you're a great actor when you're able to steal scenes from Tom Hardy. His performance in Dunkirk is also a highlight of the film. go to »
I'd say my favorite of role of his is Carnage. Yeah, I could see how some could get annoyed by his high-pitched voice and over-the-top performance, but that's how Carnage sounds in my opinion. Plus, considering Carnage is a psychopath, the over-the-top performance fits perfectly. go to »
After rewatching a playthrough of Spider-Man 2, I think I'll take back what I said about JAT's take in that game. I sometimes forget how much I loved the effects in his voice when I was younger, they definitely give the alien vibe. go to »
I also like that Clancy Brown has returned to reprise Lex Luthor.
Not that positive about Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill and Tara Strong reprising Batman, Joker and Harley Quinn.
Yeah, sure, Kevin and Mark were great in the DCAU, but they just aren't as good as they used to be. Kevin sounds too emotionless and Mark just sounds too raspy (I miss the days when he sounded smoother). Tara, well, Harley Quinn just isn't one of her best roles. If she did what Hynden Walch did in her performances, I would like her in the role.
If I were Kevin, I'd do what Mark does: playing other roles outside of his most iconic one. go to »
This film was quite enjoyable and both the Japanese and English versions were really good. When it comes to the English dub, I particularly enjoyed Jason Douglas and Ian Sinclair as Beerus and Whis. At first, I wasn't sure of Laura Bailey and Kara Edwards reprising Kid Trunks and Kid Goten, but thank God they dropped the rasp this time around and sounded more natural.
Sean Schemmel was also at the top of his game here. I also enjoyed Mary Elizabeth McGlynn's cameo.
When it comes to the Japanese cast, what can I say? Although it had been some time since they did anything Dragon Ball animated, they knocked it out of the park. Yamadera and Morita were just excellent. To me, both English and Japanese VA's for Beerus and Whis are equal.
Easily one of the best Dragon Ball movies. go to »
If only SEGA and Sonic Team could find a way to overcome their inconsistencies in the quality of their Sonic games.
I once thought that the one way to please every Sonic fan was to make this type of game:
There are three types of gameplay in the game: one is the Adventure-style or the Classic gameplay expanded in 3D. It's the main gameplay. Considering that so many people were complaining about the stories having so many problems (although those people tend to ignore that there were problems in the stories of other games), the story would be written by Ian Flynn or the "genius" Shiro Maekawa.
The boost gameplay would be used for racing mini-games.
And the 2D Sonic Genesis games would also be playable in this game, including CD and Knuckles Chaotix.
But then I realized that it's impossible to please all Sonic fans. go to »
"I tried to gain favor from you but nothing was ever good enough. No matter how many battles I fought, you always found fault. Then I saw how Optimus treated his men and I realized he was a leader of integrity, unlike you." go to »
@Shaun Ince When it comes to voice actors doing multiple roles in Dragon Ball, there's kind of a double standard. Criticizing Klassen for doing multiple roles, but not minding Sabat for doing many roles. go to »
"I AM MIGHTY! I have a glow you cannot see! I have a heart as big as the moon, as warm as bath water! We're superheroes, man! We don't have time to be charming! The boots of evil were made for walkin'! We're watching the big picture, friend. We know the score! We are a public service, not glamour boys! Not captains of industry! Not makers of things! Keep your vulgar moneys! We are a justice sandwich, no toppings necessary! Living rooms of America, do you catch my drift?! Do you...dig?" go to »
@Skywalker83 You know what makes an actor great, my friend? It's not winning or getting an Oscar nomination.
A great actor is someone who can convey a multitude of emotions and bring depth to a character.
A favorite actor of mine from the old days called Edward G. Robinson was never nominated for an Academy Award, but that didn't stop him from consistenly giving great performances. And if you want my honest opinion, he was better than the majority of most actors from the old days that had Oscar nominations. go to »
Hell, to this day, I still prefer most of the voices of this show to the voices of the other Joe shows.
You have Michael Bell, Bill Ratner and Ed Gilbert's commanding performances as Duke, Flint and Hawk, the sexy voices of Mary McDonald-Lewis, B.J. Ward and Libby Aubrey, Chris Latta's slimy Cobra Comamnder, the list goes on.
Everytime I read a Joe comic, it's with the majority of these voice actors. go to »
@Soul-dragon And I also disagree with Funimation on how they view the Ocean Group.
Chris Sabat has described them as "legends" and "badasses". Hell, he's even friends with Brian Drummond and Scott McNeil (which is something I can't say for someone else who can't accept that other voice actors have done the voice for a character he's associated with) and cast Drummond as Copy Vegeta.
I'm not sure if I'm just imagining things, but I recall a tweet from Autovolt where he asked Funimation to bring back the Ocean voice actors to redub Escaflowne and Sabat liked that tweet.
I guess that deep down, he wishes that Ocean could have redubbed it. go to »
"The tremors of impact shook my arm. Warm blood splashed my face. Whatever was left of Walter Kovacs died that night with that little girl. From then on, there was only Rorschach. See Doctor, God didn’t kill that little girl. Fate didn’t butcher her, destiny didn’t feed her to those dogs. If God saw what any of us did that night, he didn’t seem to mind. From then on, I knew: God doesn’t make the world this way. We do." go to »
The only one here that resonates with me is Jim Cummings. Even if he has used this voice many times, it's still fitting for the character. Besides, much like Shaun said, he does sound similar to Steve Blum at times. Now I really want to hear Jim playing Wolverine more than ever since I think he'd be a great fit for the part.
The others don't really do it for me. Kai is too raspy and KMR sounds too normal, which is a shame considering that he could have worked in the part. go to »
1. Barbara Goodson
2. Saffron Henderson
3. Colleen Clinkenbeard
4. Brianne Siddall
5. Ceyli Juliann Delgadillo
6. Zoe Slusar
7. Stephanie Nadolny
8. Jodi Forrest
9. Peter Kelamis (Peter, you're a great VA, but man were you miscast as Kid Goku) go to »
This has to be one of my favorite movies of this decade.
Ryan Gosling channels Steve McQueen and James Dean perfectly. I'm sure the two would be proud of him. I like what I've seen of Gosling, but this is probably my favorite performance from him, along with Officer K from Blade Runner 2049.
I also enjoyed Bryan Cranston and Albert Brooks' performances. Brooks in particular blew me away with his against type performance. The guy thought that he was robbed of an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The score, the action sequences and the cinematography are also perfect. This is one of the best shot films of the 2010's.
While I don't think Dale Wilson was a bad choice, I would have been interested to see David Kaye voicing Cell in the Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z. He would have been just as good as Dameon Clarke, if not better. go to »
@Shaun Ince For example, I didn't mind Kevin Michael Richardson voicing Martian Manhunter and Bruno Mannheim in Young Justice, but I think that someone else should have played Dr. Fate, John Stewart and the Guardian. go to »
"How dare you try to infiltrate my home
In hope you may steal my precious jewels
The Chaos Emeralds belong to me
You shall perish if you break my rules
I'll take these gems of yours
See how you like it yourself
Now, leave this island you spiky little fiend
If you know what's good of your health!" go to »
"These are the Cubans, baby. This is the Cohibas, the Montecristos. This is a kinetic-kill, side-winder vehicle with a secondary cyclotrimethlyenetrinitamine RDX burst.
It’s capable of busting the bunker under the bunker you just busted - If it were any smarter, it would write a book, a book that would make Ulysses look like it was written in crayon, it would read it to you. This is my Eiffel Tower. This is my Rachmaninoff’s Third. My Pieta. It’s completely elegant, it’s bafflingly beautiful and it’s capable of reducing the population of any standing structure to zero. I call it the "Ex-Wife". go to »
I wonder if Terry Klassen chose Brian Drummond for Wolverine in Astonishing X-Men because of this voice. You can tell that his rendition of Wolvie in that motion comic sounds similar to this performance.
Anyway, he definitely gets my vote and I'll give props to Terry if he chose Brian for Wolvie because of this performance here.
Man, he was one of the greatest actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
He was really great in films such as The Maltese Falcon, High Sierra, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Roaring Twenties, The Petrified Forest, Dead End, Casablanca, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Caine Mutiny and The African Queen.
Wait a minute, this isn't Humphrey Bogart, it's his lookalike Gerald Mohr. Oops, my bad!
Happy birthday and R.I.P. Gerald Mohr.
Man, his resemblance to Humphrey Bogart is uncanny. Makes me wonder if he was ever approached to play Bogart in a biopic.
I liked him a lot as Mr. Fantastic in the 1960's Hanna-Barbera Fantastic Four cartoon. go to »
@darknessflamegeass And I never thought he sounded evil, he just sounded deep and gruff, unless you think having a deep and gruff voice means sounding evil, which is a load of BS.
Or do you think he should have used this voice (http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Transformers-Beast-Wars/Rattrap/) to make it clear that he's one of the good guys? Because it would sound out of place with a character such as Piccolo. go to »
"Just a minute...just a minute. Now, hold on, Mr. Potter. You're right when you say my father was no businessman, I know that. Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know. But neither you nor anyone else can say anything against his character, because his whole life was... why, in the 25 years since he and his brother, Uncle Billy, started this thing, he never once thought of himself. Isn't that right, Uncle Billy? He didn't save enough money to send Harry away to college, let alone me. But he did help a few people get out of your slums, Mr. Potter, and what's wrong with that? Why... here, you're all businessmen here. Doesn't it make them better citizens? Doesn't it make them better customers? You... you said... what'd you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they're so old and broken down that they... Do you know how long it takes a working man to save $5,000? Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well in my book, he died a much richer man than you'll ever be." go to »
Michael Donovan is just so awesome and entertaining as Grey Hulk. He really brings a lot of attitude and personality and that tough guy voice fits Grey Hulk perfectly. Also, is it just me who thinks he could make for a great Thing with this voice?
Steve Blum is second for me. Despite the mafia-like vibe, he has some great delivery.
Travis Willingham works for the SHS version and would work well in a more traditional version.
Fred Tatasciore could work as Grey Hulk, but this is not the way he should play him. Maybe something like his Thing would work better.
Mark Gibbon sounds okay, but a bit unnatural at times.
1. Michael Donovan
2. Steve Blum
3. Travis Willingham
4. Fred Tatasciore
5. Mark Gibbon go to »
Frank Welker is very good and I even like Bill Murray but Lorenzo Music IS Garfield.
Jon Barnard is just downright awful.
Considering Bill Murray accepted the role because he thought that one of the writers was one of the Coen brothers, how about John Goodman (a Coen brothers regular) as Garfield? He'd be excellent IMO. go to »
"Oh, the silent treatment, eh? Well, I don't know what you think you heard out there, but I know what you can prove, and it's nothing. You see, uh..."Superman", I own Metropolis. My technology built it, my will keeps it going, and nearly two-thirds of its people work for me, whether they know it or not. Even you have to admit it's a model of efficiency. And yet, I've often thought it's a waste of my talents staying in just one city. A being of your abilities could be very useful to me on a, shall we say, global scale. Why don't you float on in and we'll discuss it, face-to-face?" go to »
I think that this guy definitely has talent as an actor and even as a comedian, but for some reason he doesn't really use that talent properly. Not sure if it's because he has a huge ego or if it's laziness.
Troodon put it best that he can be good when kept on a leash, but if he's off that leash, he can be very annoying and tiresome to watch.
His performance in Punch-Drunk Love was great. If only most of his performances were similar to that one. go to »
1. Peter Renaday
2. French Tickner
3. Frank Welker
4. Fred Tatasciore
5. Kyle Hebert
6. Clancy Brown
7. Chris Britton
8. Tom Kane
9. Dwight Schultz
10. Joe Teiger
11. Jess Harnell
12. Scottie Ray
13. Bernard Cowan go to »
Travis Willingham is a perfect casting choice for Captain America. If given more material and channelling his performance as Jay Garrick, then he'd be just as great as Brian Bloom is in the role. go to »
Not a big fan of the higher voices for Venom since I feel that although Carnage is stronger, Venom sounds much better with a deeper voice and Carnage with a lighter voice. Nevertheless, despite the lighter voice, Troy Baker works well as Venom. go to »
I think one thing that I really love about Tim Daly and George Newbern's renditions is how their voices are light. Sure, Superman with a deeper voice can work well (hence why I think Brian Bloom would be excellent in the part), but I love how their lighter voices contrast against Kevin Conroy's much deeper Batman voice. go to »
I'll admit that I'm not a fan of the Oscars, but if I had voted that year he was nominated for his performance as Lawrence, I definitely would have voted for him. Don't get me wrong, Gregory Peck was excellent as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, but O'Toole had a much more complex character to work with. go to »
Considering that some people say that Brad sounds like Light, let me ask you guys this: who do you think Ocean should have hired? Someone who sounds like Kyle? Or do you think Brad just needed better direction and scripts? go to »
I think I'll change my vote to Clive Revill. Having rewatched the cutscenes from Ultimate Alliance, he just hits all the notes for Doom: he sounds cold, refined, arrogant, powerful and over-the-top. go to »
1. Dwight Schultz
2. Paul Soles
3. Gillie Fenwick
4. Kristoffer Tabori
5. Robert Englund
6. Steve Blum
7. Alastair Duncan
8. Eddie Albert
9. Alan Johnson
10. Scott McNeil
11. Nolan North
12. Brian George
13. Christopher Daniel Banres
14. Don Messick
15. Tom Kenny go to »
He has a great voice. I liked him as Smokescreen, Mudflap, Kami, Principal Kelly. I'll admit that even I like his Cell despite the bad voice direction he had in the Westwood dub. And from an audio clip that Starscreamsfan showed me, he sounds pretty fun as Captain Grid-Iron in the DIC G.I. Joe cartoon.
It's sad that he's retired, but hey, I hope he enjoys his retirement. go to »
This man...this man right here is one of the greatest character actors I've ever seen in my entire life.
I've never seen him phoning in a performance and that voice of his was so pleasant to listen to.
My favorite roles of his are Captain Louis
Renault in Casablanca, Mr. Dryden in Lawrence of Arabia, Alexander Sebastian in Notorious, Dr. Jack Griffin in The Invisible Man and Senator Paine in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. go to »
@The Doctor I don't think so, but here are the casting choices the magazine made aside from Dorn as Bishop:
Professor X: Patrick Stewart
Wolverine: Glenn Danzig
Cyclops: Michael Biehn
Jean Grey: Nicole Kidman
Gambit: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Colossus: Dolph Lundgren
Psylocke: Tia Carrere
Cable: Clint Eastwood
Magneto: Rutger Hauer
Emma Frost: Rebecca De Mornay
Sabretooth: Clancy Brown
Juggernaut: Big Van Vader (A wrestler) go to »
"I know what you're thinkin', punk. Question is: 'Can I get Wolverine before he turns me into shish kebab with those claws?' Now bub, seein' how these claws are adamantium, the strongest metal known, and can slice through vanadium steel like a hot knife through butter, buddy, you gotta ask yourself: "Do I feel lucky?" go to »
One thing I hate about Funimation's dub of GT is how Goku becomes into an extreme superhero every time he turns into a Super Saiyan 4.
Also, here's another fun fact: Ocean was supposed to dub GT, but Ken Morrison decided to use Blue Water to save money. That was also the same case with the original Dragon Ball series. They were supposed to dub it, but Blue Water got to dub the series. go to »
@Galactic_Cyrus A member from the Kanzenshuu forums met Brian once. Brian told him that he would go for a lower pitch because apparently he didn't want to damage his vocal cords this time around, even though he can still do the higher voice that he did in the Ocean and Westwood dubs.
I suppose the voice will be similar to his Zechs Marquise voice that he did in Gundam Wing or something like that. go to »
@Galactic_Cyrus I wouldn't say Michael was miscast in the role, he just did the wrong voice for King Cold. His Ronan the Accuser voice that he did in Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes makes me believe he'd make for a great King Cold.
I used to think that some people were miscast in the Westwood dub, but after listening to some voices they did in other anime, they might work in those roles after all.
Take for example, Don Brown as Kibito. Sure, the voice he used was completely unfitting, but this voice that he did in The Vision of Escaflowne would be much better.
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/The-Vision-of-Escaflowne/Balgus/ go to »
@Galactic_Cyrus Trevor likely played Mr. Satan considering he said in an interview that he worked on Ocean Kai, and the producers of that dub wanted it to be closer to the Japanese, so they'd be foolish to not get someone who could provide a voice similar to Gori and Ishizuka's renditions. go to »
If I had to rank them all:
1. George Newbern/Tim Daly (TIE)
2. Jason J. Lewis
3. Nolan North
4. Travis Willingham
5. David Kaye
6. Michael Daingerfield Hall
7. Beau Weaver
8. Danny Dark
9. Bud Collyer
10. Christopher MacDonald
11. Crispin Freeman
12. Roger Rose
13. Peter Jessop
14. Mark Harmon
15. Jerry O'Connell
16. Adam Baldwin
17. Mark Valley
18. Troy Baker
19. Matthew Mercer
20. Patrick Warburton
21. Yuri Lowenthal
22. Alan Tudyk
23. James Denton
24. Matt Bomer
25. Sam Daly
26. Keith Ferguson
27. David Lodge
28. Kyle MacLachlan
29. Christopher Corey Smith
30. Joseph May
31. Marc Silk
32. Channing Tatum
33. Brandon Routh
34. Jeff Kramer
35. Armin Shimmerman go to »
I'll admit that while I like this film, there is one thing I never really liked about it: the liar reveal.
Some things needed to be set straight because it was never a lie to begin with since Flik basically screwed up.
Also, Atta is an idiot since she basically tricked Flik into going on a quest to search for warrior bugs just that he could be away from the colony and Flik thought she believed in him. She is the true liar. And to think she hooks up with Flik at the end.
It would have been much better if the scene played out this way. The colony finds out the warriors are clowns and think Flik is a liar. And then Atta would suddenly step in and say that she lied to Flik first, saying that his quest was just to get rid of him. Then Flik would feel betrayed and leave on his own accord. That would've been more interesting and also would've taught Atta a huge lesson. go to »
"When I'm finished with you, Garlic, you'll wish you were dead. You'll be helpless. Try to imagine how it'll feel to live unable to do anything with all that power you possess. Then you'll know what hell is really like." go to »
@Shaun Ince A friend of mine got to meet Brian at his gym and he told him that he would go for a lower pitch for Kai. And I recall that before he ever did Copy Vegeta and was asked to do Vegeta's voice at conventions, he sounded deeper, so it's very likely that he sounds a lot different in Kai than his performance in Super. go to »
"Saigon...s***t...I'm still only in Saigon. Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle. I'm here a week now... waiting for a mission...getting softer; every minute I stay in this room, I get weaker, and every minute Charlie squats in the bush, he gets stronger. Each time I looked around, the walls moved in a little tighter." go to »
"That man won't quit as long as he can still a draw a breath. None of my teammates will. Me? I've got a different problem. I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care to not break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut lose and show you just how powerful I really am." go to »
And yeah, I know NY voice actors get a bad rep for their work, but I was talking about the studio, not the actors.
If you're curious to why I think Ocean is more underrated than NYAV Post, I'll tell you: The anime community thinks that the only good stuff that Ocean has done are the Death Note and Black Lagoon dubs and that everything else they've done is either okay or bad.
I once stumbled across a message board discussing about Ocean Kai coming out where a member said that Ocean's been phoning in their dubs for years while Funimation has grown as a company. go to »
Also, it's a shame that the TV Tokyo dub was directed by the guy who directed the Japanese dubs of Beast Wars and Beast Machines, since Tessho Genda as Cable, Daisuke Gori as Bishop and Banjo Ginga as Omega Red are fantastic casting choices. go to »
The acting, the writing and the direction is just phenomenal. Really wish John Carpenter would make another masterpiece like this one someday.
And let's not forget the special effects created by Rob Bottin. While CGI can be great when handled well, practical effects can be better and this is no exception. The chest and spider-head scene is a great example of well-made practical effects.
John Carpenter and Rob Bottin, you two are freaking geniuses. And Rob, please come back to the industry. I miss your effects. go to »
I think I'll give my full thoughts on all of John Stewart's voices.
In my honest opinion, Phil LaMarr is the perfect John Stewart. He has this deep voice that is 100% fitting for a cool, no-nonsense guy. He also has a lot of charisma and commanding presence in the role, but another thing that I really love about his performance is his chemistry with Maria Canals-Barrera's Hawkgirl. Their chemistry just feels so natural and never feels forced in any way. One of my favorite roles from Phil, a great performance from a great show and the voice I always hear for John Stewart in a Green Lantern comic.
Michael Jai White is a very good fit for John Stewart as well and easily one of the highlights of Justice League Heroes.
KMR gives a good performance, but they really should have chosen someone else to play the part. They could have gone with Phil since he was in Young Justice, but I can see why they decided to choose another actor for the part. Still it's a good performance from KMR, but generic compared to Phil and Michael.
Roger Cross and Ken Thomas are underwhelming. With better direction, they'd be good or even great.
So yeah, Phil LaMarr gets my vote.
1. Phil LaMarr
2. Michael Jai White
3. Kevin Michael Richardson
4. Roger Cross
5. Ken Thomas go to »
@AleVesper Some guys on Twitter suggested Marni Shulman, who spearheads the company to pick up the dub.
Via twitter, she has been made well aware of the Ocean Kai dub and to our knowledge so far, she has placed some calls and is HOPEFULLY negotiating with the right people so that it can finally air on this new channel. go to »
The gameplay was a lot of fun and the voice acting was pretty good. Thomas Jane was far better as The Punisher in this game than in the movie. David Sobolov as Kingpin was also a perfect casting choice.
But what really surprises me is that Saffron Henderson voiced both Black Widow and Ma Gnucci and they sound nothing alike. It shows that Saffron is a very talented voice actress. go to »
@8000 Saiyans And don't get me wrong, the Funimation guys are good, but people like Scott McNeil, Brian Drummond, the Dobson brothers, Kirby Morrow, Peter Kelamis, Sam Vincent, Richard Newman, Tabitha St. Germain, Saffron Henderson, Janyse Jaud, Kathleen Barr, Kelly Sheridan, Venus Terzo, Lisa Ann Beley and so forth are just as talented, if not even more talented than them.
I'm kind of tired that Funimation dubs everything. go to »