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Macbeth, Lego Dimensions and North by Northwest top August Events list

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Macbeth, Lego Dimensions and North by Northwest top August Events listMacbeth, Lego Dimensions and North by Northwest top August Events listScott Goodyer8/1/2017 11:00:00 Am It's been a very rainy summer so why not take advantage of those gloomy days and come see a special event screening this month? The following is a list of some screenings you should definitely check out and for more information on each event, click on their titles: August 2nd: Kiki's Delivery Service (Japanese w/e.s.t.) From the legendary Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki,
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Gkids To Reissue Six Studio Ghibli Films For Blu-Ray

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Gkids, producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced that it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the famed Japanese animation studio's catalog in North America. Beginning October 17, 2017, Gkids will begin reissuing new Blu-ray and DVD editions of Studio Ghibli's renowned films with six initial titles from Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki: Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away followed by Castle in the Sky and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind on October 31, 2017. The remaining titles will be reissued in the coming months in brand new Blu-ray and DVD, and are listed below. 

The Studio Ghibli library, led by directors and studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, is one of the most coveted and critically-lauded in animation, and includes such films as the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, which was recently listed at
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Anime Legend Hayao Miyazaki Is Coming Out of Retirement

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Anime Legend Hayao Miyazaki Is Coming Out of Retirement
Pixar is pretty much on the top of most people's list when it comes to animation studios, but for a great many others, Studio Ghibli is as good as it gets. The Japanese animation house was started by anime legend Hayao Miyazaki more than 30 years ago, who made some of the greatest animated movies of all time during his run with Studio Ghibli. Now, just three years after announcing his retirement from feature filmmaking, the legend is returning to direct at least one more movie.

Anime News Network is reporting that Hayao Miyazaki is indeed going to come out of retirement to direct a feature, Boro the Caterpillar. This is a movie that has been in development for nearly 20 years and is described simply as the "story of a tiny, hairy caterpillar. So tiny that it may be easily squished between your fingers." It should be noted that Hayao Miyazaki
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In This Corner Of The World: UK trailer and poster

Ryan Lambie Mar 17, 2017

Great-looking anime feature In This Corner Of The World is coming to the UK. Here's the new trailer and poster...

Forthcoming anime feature In This Corner Of The World has a sterling pedigree - for a start, it's from director Sunao Katabuchi, a former Studio Ghibli animator who was an assistant director on the classic Kiki's Delivery Service. It's also based on a popular manga series by Fumiyo Kouno; set in a small town outside Hiroshima in the 1940s, it's about a teenager and her family's everyday life in the shadow of World War II.

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Crowdfunded in 2015 to the tune of $350,000, and having been released in Japan to considerable acclaim, In This Corner Of The World is due to make its debut in the UK this June. To celebrate the fact, Manga Entertainment's
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Match the Studio Ghibli screenshot to the movie – quiz

It might be Studio Ghibli’s last film so with the release of When Marnie Was There, here’s the ultimate test. How many of their classics can you recognise?

Spirited Away

Princess Mononoke

The Cat Returns

Ponyo

My Neighbour Totoro

Only Yesterday

The Wind Rises

Pom Poko

Porco Rosso

Grave of the Fireflies

Tales from Earthsea

The Secret World of Arriety

My Neighbours the Yamadas

The Wind Rises

Kiki's Delivery Service

Princess Mononoke

Howl's Moving Castle

Castle in the Sky

Spirited Away

Only Yesterday

From Up on Poppy Hill

The Cat Returns

Ponyo

The Secret World of Arriety

My Neighbours the Yamadas

Pom Poko

Porco Rosso

Tales From Earthsea

My Neighbour Totoro

From Up On Poppy Hill

The Wind Rises

Whisper of the Heart

Castle in the Sky

Whisper of the Heart

Ponyo

Princess Mononoke

Pom Poko

Grave of the Fireflies

Only Yesterday

Kiki's Delivery Service

7 and above.

Lovely Ghibli!
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Girl Power: 5 Popular Kids' Movies Where Girls Rule

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In 1977, Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star; in 2015, Daisy Ridley's Rey kicked Kylo Ren's butt so hard, it rocked the galaxy. In a world where girl power is enough to awaken the Force, pink dresses and bubblegum Barbie worlds just aren't cutting it anymore -- our girls want lightsabers, bows and arrows, superpowers, and estrogen-powered role models with both brains and muscles. And why shouldn't they?

So let your girls rule flag fly high with five movies that are happy to oblige, and happy to empower.

1. 'Frozen' (2013)

You probably saw this one coming. "Frozen" packs crazily striking visuals and catchy-stuck-in-your-head melodies that helped win it the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2014, but it's the movie's emotional themes – not just its musical ones – that make it award-worthy for girls of all ages. Anna (Kristen Bell) absolutely refuses to give up on her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel
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Studio Ghibli's Top 10 Films

Founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli turns 30 this year, and while its fate in terms of future movie-making remains to be seen, the studio already has many masterpieces under its shingle. The American Cinematheque celebrates Ghibli's 35th birthday this week with a new retrospective at the Egyptian and the Aero The series features the two most recent films from Ghibli’s founders: Hayao Miyazaki’s look at a WWII aircraft designer, "The Wind Rises" and Isao Takahata’s coming-of-age folk tale "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya." The Cinematheque also revisits old favorites, from "Kiki's Delivery Service" and "Princess Mononoke" to "Grave of the Fireflies" and "My Neighbors the Yamadas." Read More: Hiromasa Yonebayashi on Making Studio Ghibli Gothic 'When Marnie Was There' Here's our ranking of Studio Ghibli's best: 10. "Ponyo" (2009) was a lovely...
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You Can Soon Own All 11 of Hayao Miyazaki's Films on Blu-ray

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You Can Soon Own All 11 of Hayao Miyazaki's Films on Blu-ray
Read More: Hayao Miyazaki Returning from Retirement for Computer-Animated ShortStudio Ghibli fans, rejoice! Nerdist has just announced that you can soon be the proud owner of all 11 of Miyazaki's beloved feature films, as well as bonus items like "Yuki's Sun," a 1972 television pilot animated by Miyaaki, storyboards of anime series "Little Samurai," an uncut version of Miyazaki's retirement press conference and the book "The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki" that explores the themes of Miyazaki's work, as well as the creative proposals for each of his films.  The collection will include: "Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro," "Nausicaa of the Valley on the Wind," "Castle in the Sky," "My Neighbor Totoro," "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Porco Rosso," "Princess Mononoke," "Spirited Away," "Howl's Moving Castle," "Ponyo"...
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Watch: Studio Ghibli Characters Welcome You in Breathtaking 3D Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

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Watch: Studio Ghibli Characters Welcome You in Breathtaking 3D Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki
Read More: Hayao Miyazaki Returning from Retirement for Computer-Animated Short Beloved animator and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away") saddened many fans worldwide when he announced his retirement in 2013. Although he is currently working on an animated short, fans still have heavy hearts about his decision to walk away from making feature-length films. To honor the very long, successful career of Miyazaki, one savvy Vimeo user has created a tribute including characters from his acclaimed films. Using 3D settings, the tribute includes the 2D characters from films like "Kiki's Delivery Service" and "My Neighbor Tortoro." Some of Miyazaki's characters from his shorts and TV series are also featured alongside his more well-known characters.  Take a ride through Miyazaki's world, courtesy of Vimeo user dono, in the tribute below. Read More: From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki
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Giovanni's Island Wins Best Animated Film At 69th Mainichi Awards

Mizuho Nishikubo's animated feature Giovanni's Island has picked up yet another award. The Production I.G film won Best Animated Film by the Mainichi Film Awards. This is the tenth distinction for the film since it began its festival run in 2014. The awards are sponsored by the Mainichi Shinbun newspaper in Japan and date back to 1946 to celebrate the best in Japanese productions. The Best Animated Film award was first awarded in 1989 to Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service.This is the fifth Production I.G film to be awarded this distinction. Previous films to win the award were Patlabor 2: The Movie in 1993), Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade in 1999), Blood:The Last Vampire the Ofuji Noburo Award in 2000 and The Sky Crawlers in 2008....

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New to Blu-ray: 22 Jump Street, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, The Wind Rises, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include one of the best comedy sequels ever made, another sequel that was at one point highly anticipated but bombed on release, a Frank Capra classic on Criterion, HD upgrades for Studio Ghibli fetaures, and more. Briefly: 22 Jump Street (2 Discs) [Blu-ray] - $19.98 (51% off) Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (50% off) The Wind Rises (2-Disc Blu-ray +DVD Combo Pack) - $22.98 (38% off) If I Stay [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (50% off) Automata (Blu-ray) - $12.99 (48% off) Into the Storm (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) - $19.99 (44% off) And So It Goes [Blu-ray] - $14.99 (50% off) It Happened One Night [Blu-ray] - $26.71 (33% off) Princess Mononoke [Blu-ray] - $22.99 (38% off) Kiki's Delivery Service [Blu-ray] - $24.99 (32% off)

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'22 Jump Street', 'It Happened One Night', 'Sin City 2', 'Dark Half' and More on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

It Happened One Night (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray It's a busy week for new releases of 2014 movies, but I have to start with the one new release this week I hope all of you at least give a brief moment of your time. I've watched Criterion's new Blu-ray release of It Happened One Night and gone through half of the special features and it's a great release, well worth your money and with Barnes & Noble having their half-price event right now you can save $8 compared to the Amazon price, just click here.

22 Jump Street For whatever reason I thought this had already been released, but I guess not. Nevertheless, here's the sequel to 21 Jump Street, a movie that's filled with jokes about how it's a sequel to 21 Jump Street. Go ahead, buy it, I'm sure those jokes will never get old.

The Dark Half I already reviewed this Blu-ray (read that
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Fantastic Fest Review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

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My favorite Fantastic Fest 2014 selection easily won the audience award for best film. Studio Ghibli's latest, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, is also my pick for the best feature from the Japanese animation studio. Directed by Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, it is at the surface a straightforward retelling of the 10th-century folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, perhaps the oldest Japanese story. That simple description, however belies a work of enormous artistic depth evoking powerful emotions.

A bamboo cutter working in the forest finds a glowing stalk of bamboo with a blossom that opens to reveal a tiny princess. He takes her home to raise her with his wife, and she grows with amazing swiftness from an infant into a girl of exceptional beauty and limitless talents. Believing her sent by the gods along with the gold he finds in the bamboo, the old man's vision of Kaguya's
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Kiki’s Delivery Service (2014) Review

Kiki's Delivery Service (2014) Review Plot73% Acting74% Style, Scenery75% Direction74%Colorful sceneryFun for the whole familyKoshiba's performance might not please everyoneNot all subplots work73%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (3 Votes)59%

I too was quite surprised when I found out that this film was in production. I was even more surprised with the director that was making the film: Japanese master of horror Takashi Shimizu. So let’s get one thing straight right away (even though you probably already noticed): this is no horror film. If you are even only a little bit familiar with Japanese cinema, chances are that you know about Anime; Japanese animation that has taken the world by storm in the last few decades. If you know anything about Anime, you have probably heard of legendary director Hayao Miyazaki and his timeless masterpieces he created for Studio Ghibli. In 1989, Miyazaki released Majo no Takkyūbin, internationally known as Kiki’s Delivery Service.
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Hayao Miyazaki to receive an honorary Oscar

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The now retired Studio Ghibli founder and animation genius Hayao Miyazaki is to receive an honorary gong at this year's Academy Awards...

Arguably the most respected animator in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki broke the hearts of millions when he announced his retirement in September last year. Then again, he surely deserves a rest: following the founding of Studio Ghibli in 1985, Miyazaki-san worked tirelessly (perhaps even obsessively) on his films, creating such masterpieces as Laputa: Castle In The Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke.

Three of Miyazaki's films received deserved attention at the Oscars:  Spirited Away won Best Animated Feature in 2002, while Howl's Moving Castle and last year's The Wind Rises - the director's swansong - were both nominated for the same award.

It's now been revealed that Miyazaki will receive an honorary Oscar at the sixth annual Governors Awards on the 8th November - a fitting tribute to a lifetime of exceptional,
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No More Feature Films From Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki has announced that the acclaimed Japanese animation house is set to close down and dismantle its animation feature film department.

The company will remain, but what's left will essentially be a handful of staff to handle its licensing of brands, and to manage its trademarks and copyrights according to news reports out of Japan (via Oh Totoro and Catsuka). Employees working in other departments (such as TV/music video production) will now be employed as freelancers, reportedly many of them already are.

Aside from maybe Disney/Pixar, Ghibli has arguably been the most acclaimed animated film production studio on the planet. A year ago came word that the company's co-founder Hayao Miyazaki was set to retire from filmmaking with last year's "The Wind Rises" being his final work.

The company's first post-Miyazaki work, "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," has proven a rare box-office dud. The
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The James Clayton Column: The beautiful legacy of Hayao Miyazaki

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With The Wind Rises out in the UK now, James salutes the work of its legendary animator, Hayao Miyazaki...

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The Wind Rises gets its UK release this week, and that's very good news for those of us who've been waiting patiently for Hayao Miyazaki's new movie. Studio Ghibli's latest - a fictionalised biopic of the aircraft engineer and designer Jiro Horikoshi - came out last July in its native Japan. Now, finally, we arrive at the point where we can see the acclaimed anime feature though, indubitably, the experience will be a bittersweet one.

After this one there will be no new Miyazaki films. The man responsible for such cinematic masterpieces as My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away announced his retirement from moviemaking last autumn. Though the animation auteur has made similar statements in the past and subsequently returned to direct again, it appears that
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Review: Kiki's Delivery Service Fails to Fly

Kiki's Delivery Service started life as a 1985 novel by author Kadono Eiko, but it was the '89 Studio Ghibli version that brought fame to the little witch, particularly outside of her native Japan. Since that time the book has grown into a series, however it's the Miyazaki animation that remains the most well known. Kiki is one of the most popular characters in the great director's catalogue so it was a cause for excitement when this live-action version of the story was announced, surprisingly with one of the key figures in the late 90's J-horror movement at the helm, Juon's Shimizu Takashi. The film gets off to a positive start with the camera swooping down on the cliffside village in which Kiki is born,...

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Hayao Miyazaki offers anime enthusiasts a final flight of fancy

The master of Japanese animation marks a departure from his Studio Ghibli style with The Wind Rises, which deals with Japan's prewar history

It seems like yesterday that Hayao Miyazaki, the master of Japanese anime, was making his Us debut with The Princess Mononoke, a lush, deeply imagined environmental allegory. That 1997 movie was the first time many American filmgoers entered Miyazaki's world of myth, magic and lyrical, finely detailed imagery; happily, there are now generations of children who have grown up cherishing such Miyazaki classics as My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle the way their parents did Snow White, 101 Dalmatians and The Aristocats.

With The Wind Rises, which has earned an Academy Award nomination for best animated feature, Miyazaki has made a departure from the themes and visual language that have constituted the house style of his Studio Ghibli. The digression feels all the
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Crowdfunding Friday: anime, coding and Italian Star Wars

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Feature Ryan Lambie 21 Feb 2014 - 05:51

Our look at geeky crowdfunding projects returns, with a selection of indie films, coding books and other stuff worth your consideration...

Crowdfunding Friday's been off air for a good couple of months now, during which time we've been drinking Tizer and playing a 1990 Game Boy in a cub tent in our front room. But now we're back, having grown weary of Tizer, run out of AA batteries and broken the cub tent by standing up too quickly in the middle of the night.

Cub tent madness aside, we're happy to share with you some of the delectable crowdfunding goodness we've found during our trawls through the internet this week, as well as a great Star Wars-related one we received via the gift of email. If you have a geek-friendly campaign you'd like to tell us about, do feel free to get in touch
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