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20 items from 2012


Reel Anime Hits New Zealand!

11 November 2012 8:30 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

All of our awesome readers in Nz that have a soft spot for great anime, can collectively sigh in relief. Twitch covered Reel Anime presented by Madman Entertainment a few weeks back, showcasing cutting-edge feature films from Studio GhibliMamoru Hosoda and Makoto Shinkai!We are pleased to announce that Madman has extended the sessions and bring these great films to Wellington and Christchurch. Showcasing four of the freshest anime feature films this side of Japan, Reel Anime will screen from December 6 to December 9 in Wellington (Reading Cinemas, Wellington) and Christchurch (Hoyts Cinemas, Westfield Riccarton).From Up On Poppy HILLFrom an original story by Hayao Miyazaki, the latest Studio Ghibli film is a high school love story that takes place in the year before the Tokyo Summer Olympics.Twitch »

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Summer Wars on Sky Movies

19 October 2012 6:49 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

People love playing videogames, but what if videogames started playing with people? That's the premise of this anime adventure from Japan in which a young maths whiz must prevent a malevolent artificial intelligence from the omnipresent virtual universe of 'Oz' from wreaking havoc in the real world. Director Mamoru Hosoda ("the new Hiyao Miyazaki") upgrades the idea of 1980s favourite WarGames to create a colourful cyberfest that highlights the perils of social networking, putting all your technological eggs in one basket, and trying to impress the wrong girl. »

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BFI London Film Festival 2012: ‘Wolf Children’ is a tender gem from Mamoru Hosoda

13 October 2012 6:39 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Wolf Children

Written by Mamoru Hosoda and Satoko Okudera

Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

Japan, 2012

Breakthrough success for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars outside of Japan has seen director Mamoru Hosoda labelled “the next Miyazaki” in certain circles, in regards to being an anime filmmaker of increasing international reach and appeal. Perhaps befittingly, his new film Wolf Children has some similarities in feel with highlights of Studio Ghibli’s output. It combines a high-concept, fantastical premise – like, say, Miyazaki having a literal flying pig as a protagonist in Porco Rosso – with a tender exploration of human growth as found in Ghibli’s more low-key dramas like Only Yesterday and the wonderful Whisper of the Heart.

Opening with narration from Yuki, one of the eponymous children, the film flashes back to her future mother Hana as a university student, where she becomes drawn to a mysterious man on campus, »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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This week's new film events

12 October 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Green Screen: Irish Film Distilled, Belfast

Irish cinema seems to be in pretty good health, under the circumstances. So, never being a nation to let a good excuse for a celebration go to waste, this event brings together old and new, northern, southern and barely Irish at all. The "old" is led by a 20th anniversary screening of family comedy The Snapper, while the "new" includes comedy horror Grabbers, in which booze staves off an alien invasion. Plus-points that sit somewhere in between include last year's The Guard and Natural Grace – a stirring doc on fiddle music.

Queen's Film Theatre, Fri to 26 Oct

Wildscreen Fringe Festival, Bristol

The leading wildlife documentary festival is mainly for professionals, but for the nature-loving public the Watershed has over 50 free screenings (you can pre-book online or at the box office), plus talks, events and an augmented reality exhibition at the Bristol Museum. On the cute side, »

- Steve Rose

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Festival du Nouveau Cinema: Reygadas, Franco, Ozon, Vinterberg, Larrain, Mungiu and Sarah Polley Headline 41st Edition

25 September 2012 10:25 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Montreal’s Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (10.10 – 10.21) announced their line-up today for their 41st edition and among the smorgasbord of subtitle offerings dating back to this year’s Rotterdam, Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Venice and Tiff editions, we’re knee-deep in avant-garde world cinema from the established auteurs Assayas, Vinterberg, Ozon, Sang-Soo, Joao Pedro Rodriguez, Larrain, Loach, Reygadas, Ghobadi, Mungiu and Miguel Gomes. Heavy on offerings from Quebec and France, the fest also manages to offer a stellar snapshot of the up-and-comers from all corners of the globe. Among the notable titles in the (Competition category) International Selection we’ve got Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves, Ursula Meier’s Sister, Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s Francine (which received its theatrical release earlier this month) and Rodrigo Plá’s La Demora. Loaded in Cannes items, the Special Presentations is the fest’s A-list selections (see filmmakers named above) and the one pic »

- Eric Lavallee

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56th BFI London Film Festival – Schedule Announcement

6 September 2012 11:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival launched yesterday under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 14 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events. The 56th BFI London Film Festival will run from 10-21 October 2012. This year sees the introduction of several changes to the Festival’s format.  Now taking place over 12 days, the Festival expands further from its traditional Leicester Square cinemas – Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square »

- John

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56th BFI London Film Festival – Line-up announced

6 September 2012 6:36 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Announced yesterday, the programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival brings a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 14 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events.

This year sees the introduction of several changes to the Festival’s format. Now taking place over 12 days, the Festival expands further from its traditional Leicester Square cinemas – Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square and Empire – and the BFI Southbank to include four additional new venues – Hackney Picturehouse, Renoir, Everyman Screen on the Green and Rich Mix, which join existing London venues the Ica, »

- Phil

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‘Argo’ & More Added To BFI London Line-Up, Plus Watch First TV Spot For Ben Affleck’s Thriller

5 September 2012 5:29 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of the clear victors emerging out of Telluride was Ben Affleck‘s The Town follow-up, the political hostage thriller Argo. Featuring a great ensemble including Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman, the film received top-notch reviews for its mix of thrillers and comedy and now we’ve got word it’ll be showing at another prestigious festival.

BFI London Film Festival announced their promising line-up today, which includes Argo, as well as Michael Haneke‘s AmourMartin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, Michael Winterbottom’s Everyday, Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa, Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone and much more. Check out the complete line-up below, as well as WB’s first TV spot for Argo.

London, Wednesday 5 September:  The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Full Line-Up Announced For The 56th BFI London Film Festival

5 September 2012 4:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I’ve just literally walked out, not in disgust I must add, of the official press launch of the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon In Leicester Square in London.

Immediate stand outs are Ben Affleck’s Argo, Bill Murray’s Oscar tempting drama Hyde Park On Hudson, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet, Sightseers, The Sessions, The Sapphires and Robot And Frank, starring Frank Langella, all of which will debut at the festival.

I’m still trying to process the amount of films thrown at us, and indeed while I do that, here’s the full release.

London, Wednesday 5 September:  The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and »

- Paul Heath

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56th London Film Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

5 September 2012 3:32 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The line-up to the 56th London Film Festival has just been announced and you can see the list of movies coming to the greatest city in the world below. We already knew that Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Mike Newell’s Great Expectations would open and close the festival respectively but now we have the rest of the movies coming to London Town.

Let us know your thoughts on the line-up below in our comments section.

The Festival itself runs from October 10th to October 21st and we’ll be doing our best to bring you reviews from as many films as we possibly can!

London, Wednesday 5 September:  The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and »

- David Sztypuljak

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Review: Wolf Children Further Proves That Mamoru Hosoda Isn't The New Hayao Miyazaki (Reel Anime 2012)

19 August 2012 11:53 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

When anime director Mamoru Hosoda drew critical attention with his fantastic film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in 2006, comparisons were immediately drawn between him and Hayao Miyazaki. With his follow up film Summer Wars in 2009, Hosoda should have truly stepped out of the shadow of Miyazaki because of his film's distinct visual style, modern story and great sense of humor. Despite that, many have continued to call Hosoda the 'new Hayao Miyazaki'. And now with his latest film, Wolf Children, Hosoda has told a story that bears similarities to many great stories that Miyazaki has told in the past, and in doing so clearly demonstrates how different he really is from the senior master animator. Despite the film's title, the central »

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Madman's Reel Anime Festival Is Back (Soon)!

18 June 2012 8:25 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

If you are an anime fan living in Australia, this news will definitely put a big smile on your face: Madman has just announced at Supanova Sydney 2012 that its popular Reel Anime Festival will be coming back in September this year!  For those who are not familiar with Reel Anime, the last time it was run (i.e. in 2010), the line-up included Summer Wars, Evangelion 1.0 and 2.0, Redline and King of Thorn, in other words, easily the very best anime films in recent years.  So what's in store at this year's Fest, I hear you ask. Well, the line-up includes: Wolf Children - the new film from Mamoru Hosoda, who made The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars, From Up »

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New Trailer For Mamoru Hosoda's The Wolf Children Ame And Yuki

8 June 2012 12:52 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

A little more than a month from the Japanese release of Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time director Mamoru Hosoda's third film - The Wolf Children Ame And Yuki - a third trailer has arrived online.Hana is a 19-year-old college student. She falls in love with a werewolf and has two children, Ame and Yuki. The four live quietly in a corner of a city, but Hana decides to move to the countryside when the father werewolf suddenly dies. Hosoda quickly established himself as one of the brightest lights in the animation world with his first two features and this one appears every bit as strong. Check the trailer below. »

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The Wolf Children Ame And Yuki (2012) Movie Trailer: Mamoru Hosoda

25 April 2012 3:00 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

 The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki Trailer, Okami Kodomo No Ame To Yuki Trailer. Mamoru Hosoda‘s The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki / Okami Kodomo No Ame To Yuki (2012) movie trailer’s plot synopsis: “The story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in “fairy tale-like” love [...]

Continue reading: The Wolf Children Ame And Yuki (2012) Movie Trailer: Mamoru Hosoda »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Second Trailer For Mamoru Hosoda's The Wolf Children, Ame And Yuki

5 April 2012 4:25 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Mamoru Hosoda - the acclaimed director of Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time - releases his third feature on Japanese screens this summer with the arrival of the fantasy tinged The Wolf Children, Ame And Yuki.Hana is a 19-year-old college student. She falls in love with a werewolf and has two children, Ame and Yuki. The four live quietly in a corner of a city, but Hana decides to move to the countryside when the father werewolf suddenly dies. Hosoda has quickly built a reputation for himself as one of the world's premiere animators and early signs are this new film will do nothing but cement that reputation. A second full trailer has just arrived for it which you can see »

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New trailer for Mamoru Hosoda's "Wolf Children", starring Aoi Miyazaki and Takao Osawa

5 April 2012 1:00 PM, PDT | Nippon Cinema | See recent Nippon Cinema news »

Ntv has posted a second trailer for Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children (Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) on their YouTube channel.

The story revolves around a woman named Hana who falls in love with a “wolf man”. They get married and Hana eventually gives birth to two babies each named for the weather when they were born—a girl named Yuki (snow) and a boy named Ame (rain). The children inherit both human and wolf characteristics from their parents.

The family lives a happy, quiet life in a secluded area of the city. However, when her husband dies, Hana decides it would be best for Yuki and Ame if they move away from the city to the countryside.

Along with the new trailer comes the news that Hana is voiced by Aoi Miyazaki and the wolf man is voiced by Takao Osawa.

“Wolf Children” will be released by Toho »

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New TV Spot for Mamoru Hosoda's The Wolf Children, Ame And Yuki

1 April 2012 5:39 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Mamoru Hosoda's two feature films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars, are simply two of the best anime films ever made. His latest, the much anticipated The Wolf Children, Ame And Yuki, will be arriving on Japanese screens on July 21. Synopsis: Hana is a 19-year-old college student. She falls in love with a werewolf and has two children, Ame and Yuki. The four live quietly in a corner of a city, but Hana decides to move to the countryside when the father werewolf suddenly dies. A new TV spot has just arrived. It is shorter than the teaser that Twitch showed a couple of months back, but does contain some beautiful new footage. The gorgeous animation and Hosoda's story-telling skills together should make »

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The Wolf Children Ame And Yuki / Okami Kodomo No Ame To Yuki (2012) Teaser Trailer

24 January 2012 12:39 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki Trailer, Okami Kodomo No Ame To Yuki Trailer. Mamoru Hosoda‘s The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki / Okami Kodomo No Ame To Yuki (2012) Teaser Trailer’s plot synopsis: “The story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in “fairy tale-like” love with a “wolf man.” After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children — an older sister named Yuki (“snow”) who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame (“rain”) who was born on a rainy day.

The four quietly lived in a corner of a city to conceal the fact that the children are “wolf children.” However, when the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.”

I have not seen Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars (Samâ wôzu »

- filmbook

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First Teaser Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda’s Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki)

21 January 2012 9:37 AM, PST | Affenheimtheater | See recent Affenheimtheater news »

First teaser trailer for Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) by Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time director Mamoru Hosoda.

The film will open in Japan on July 21st, and thanks to the success of Hosoda’s former works it will certainly find a distributor for our regions quickly as well.

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Synopsis:

The story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in “fairy tale-like” love with a “wolf man.” After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children — an older sister named Yuki (“snow”) who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame (“rain”) who was born on a rainy day.

The four quietly lived in a corner of a city to conceal the fact that the children are “wolf children.” However, when the wolf man suddenly dies, »

- Ulrik

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First Teaser For Hosoda's The Wolf Children, Ame And Yuki

20 January 2012 12:12 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars, Mamoru Hosoda returns to Japanese screens this summer with his third feature - The Wolf Children, Ame And Yuki.Hana is a 19-year-old college student. She falls in love with a werewolf and has two children, Ame and Yuki. The four live quietly in a corner of a city, but Hana decides to move to the countryside when the father werewolf suddenly dies. To say that expectations are high for this film is a ridiculous understatement, with many having already anointed Hosoda that natural heir to the sort of films that Studio Ghibli made at their peak. The director has his entire core creative staff on board once again for this film, which »

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