In Movies this week we get Muppets Most Wanted, yet another excursion into the silliness that follows all things Muppet. Evil Kermit escapes from a gulag and tries to hide out by replacing the series primary protagonist, and as usual there are an assortment of well known stars along for the ride. In animation, Batman: Assault on Arkham is quite dark, taking place in the Arkham Asylum universe. This was shown at SDCC, but otherwise is a direct to video release. It did get 95% at Rotten Tomatoes and an excellent review in Forbes, so I am expecting it to be quite enjoyable. If you are in the mood for a genre documentary, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gives their history and an inside look at their creator.
In TV the show Bitten: The Complete First Season is a different kind of Werewolf story with a female protagonist. It is based on writer Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld books, and her heroines are all strong women. I do enjoy seeing an author I like have their works turned into TV programs or movies, and this one has been picked up for a second season, returning in 2015.
In Anime Fantasista Doll: Complete Collection is about a girl who has a deck of cards which can generate 5 magical girls who’s powers are needed to defend the Earth. Good thing she is a former champion of a trading card game competition, at least she has a clue about using cards in combat. From the New World: Collection 2 has Saki reeling from the death of her friends, but the conspiracies she has uncovered are only the tip of the iceberg. If she is to survive, she has to defeat the attacks on her mind and memories and uncover the secrets of two worlds.