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Iconic director Spike Lee, Hollywood legends Debbie Reynolds and Gena Rowlands are getting Honorary Oscars

27 August 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Do the Right Thing director Spike Lee and Hollywood screen legends Debbie Reynolds and Gena Rowlands are finally receiving Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pay tribute to these three influential cinema icons by giving them Academy Honorary Awards later this year.

A ceremony will be held in their honour at Hollywood's Grand Ballroom as part of the seventh annual Governors Awards on November 14.

Filmmaker Lee has received two Oscar nominations in the past, for Best Original Screenplay in 1990 for Do the Right Thing and Best Documentary in 1998 for 4 Little Girls.

Lee made a name for himself with gripping stories of African-American life early in his career in She's Gotta Have It and Jungle Fever, among other hits.

In more recent years, he also turned his lens to the horror genre with Oldboy and big-budget thriller Inside Man.

Reynolds became one of the enduring stars of »

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Gena Rowlands, Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds to Receive Governors Awards Oscars

27 August 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds and Gena Rowlands will be honored Nov. 14 at the seventh annual Governors Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted the awards at their Aug. 25 meeting. Following tradition, AMPAS reps withheld the announcement until they could notify the recipients.

This is the second time the Academy opted for only three nominees. The org can salute up to six people each year: four honorary Oscars, and one apiece for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Thalberg Award, which goes to a producer for their body of work. It’s generally been four honorees, except for 2011, when there were three.

Despite the Acad’s recent attempts to increase international membership, it’s an all-American lineup. And while Rowlands and Lee have worked for major studios, they made their name in the indie world. In reflecting the Academy’s diversity push, the trio consists of two women »

- Tim Gray

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Check Out This Artist's Nifty Concept for a Studio Ghibli Theme Park

26 August 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

What would the magical world of Hayao Miyazaki look like if it actually came to life? That's what Miyazaki superfan and Japanese artist/animator Takumi asked before he conjured the idea for a Studio Ghibli theme park, simply titled "Ghibli Land," as an ode to the director know as the Walt Disney of Japan. While Spain recently announced plans to unveil a theme park dedicated entirely to The Smurfs in their tiny village of Juzcar, it's hard to imagine Japan wouldn't also jump at the chance to assemble a monument to one of the greatest animators who has ever lived. Tokyo's Ghibli Museum, however, is already partly a theme park known for its interactive Cat Bus for kids. (Takumi wants to make that concept into a monorail.) While the acclaimed Ghibli figurehead may be too humble to conceive of an entire theme park built around his work, Takumi spoke with »

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Gkids Acquires Never-Before-Released Studio Ghibli Film 'Only Yesterday'

24 August 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Studio Ghibli Characters Welcome You in Breathtaking 3D Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki Gkids, the award-winning distributor of animated adult and family films, has acquired North American distribution rights to Isao Takahata's 1991 drama film, "Only Yesterday." Takahata is famous for founding Studio Ghibli with his creative partner Hayao Miyazaki, and the distribution deal will bring his masterwork to North America for the first time ever. The new English-language version will feature a voice cast of Dev Patel, Daisy Ridley and more. The film's official synopsis reads: "It's 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. While traveling by train to visit family in the country, memories flood back of her as a schoolgirl in 1966, and she starts to question whether she has been true to herself." The acquisition marks the fifth collaboration between Gkids and Studio Ghibli, following "When Marnie Was. »

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Oscars: Some Modest Proposals for the Governors Awards

22 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

August 25 will be a big night for Academy board members: That’s when they select 2015 recipients of the Governors Awards.

According to the website, AMPAS encourages members of the Academy to weigh in. They didn’t say anything about non-members, but why not? Movie fans have strong ideas too.

So here are some proposals: Michael Apted, whose range includes the “Seven Up!” docus to “Coal Miner’s Daughter”; Tsui Hark, a key figure in Asia’s action films; Richard Lester, the influential director; documaker extraordinaire Frederick Wiseman; and actress-director Jeanne Moreau. Incredibly, none has ever been nominated for an Oscar. And how about activist Rob Reiner for the Hersholt?

Variety exec editor Steven Gaydos also offers some stellar names for consideration: Gilles Jacob, who led the Cannes Fest for decades; producer-casting pro Fred Roos, whose groundbreaking credits include “The Godfather” and “American Graffiti”; Brit filmmaker Ken Loach; American actress Gena Rowlands »

- Tim Gray

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Watch: 'Princess Mononoke' 8-Bit Game is a Perfect Gift for Miyazaki Fans

21 August 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: You Can Soon Own All 11 of Hayao Miyazaki's Films on Blu-ray "Princess Mononoke" is one of the most succcessful Studio Ghibli films and is widely considered to be one of Hayao Miyazaki's best animated films. It's hard to imagine the movie as anything other than what Miyazaki envisioned, but CineFix's 8-Bit version of it is unexpectedly refreshing and lighthearted. "Princess Mononoke" tells the story of a prince who becomes intertwined in a fight between a forest princess and a mining colony. The video follows Prince Ashitaka from the moment he is cursed by a demon and throughout his journey. The classic 8-bit gaming style brings originality and ingenuity to an already action-packed animated classic. Check out the clip above, courtesy of CineFix. Read More: Watch: Studio Ghibli's Heroines, and What They Have to Tell Us »

- Kaeli Van Cott

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Studio Ghibli's Top 10 Films

20 August 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

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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Today in Movie Culture: Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp, The Best Film Movements of All Time and More

19 August 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Abridged Movie Redo of the Day: The latest 8 Bit Cinema entry shows us what Princess Mononoke looks like in only three minutes with old video game graphics:   Adorable Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of movies by Hayao Miyazaki, here is the cutest My Neighbor Totoro family cosplay ever (via Fashionably Geek):   Film History of the Day: Don't have time or money to take a bunch of film studies courses? CineFix swiftly counts down the best film movements to know about:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Couch Tomato lists 24 similarities and differences between Men in Black and Kingsman: The Secret Service:   Star Wars of the...

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Nerd Alert: Mad Max GoKart Paintball War and Kingsman Honest Trailer

19 August 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wondrous Wednesday? Kingsman: The Secret Service gets an honest trailer, fans spot a baseball inaccuracy in Straight Outta Compton and Jurassic World gets the Lego treatment. We also explore the evolution of Star Wars prequel costumes. But first, it's the Mad Max GoKart Paintball War! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Mad Max: Fury Road GoKart Paintball War!

To promote their upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road video game, WB Games has teamed up with YouTube star Devin Super Tramp to create a wonderful new short film that reimagines George Miller's modern classic with go-karts and paintball guns. We also have a behind-the-scenes video that shows how they made all of these go-karts. »

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Watch: Dono's Beautiful Video Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki's Movies

16 August 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Trees and people used to be good friends." Something to warm your heart today, a video tribute to the legendary animation master Hayao Miyazaki. Vimeo user "dono" has posted his video tribute (found via One Perfect Shot) that looks back at many of the characters and movies that Miyazaki has brought us. I am a huge Hayao Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli fan myself, and I'm always happy to bring some extra attention to their work, especially everything they've made before (considering they're not really making any new films at the moment). I like the way this tribute brings together so many of the memorable characters from Miyazaki's movies. My favorite film is still Castle in the Sky, and Totoro, but this entire tribute makes me smile. Enjoy. From dono on Vimeo: Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki. Music by Joe Hisaishi. Made with Blender, Gimp, Octane and Natron. The art seen above is »

- Alex Billington

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‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F’ In Top Ten Highest-Grossing Anime Title Domestically In Record Time

9 August 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F grossed another $1.36M on Saturday to bring its five-day total to $5.58M in North America, easily jumping past the total domestic grosses of Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle ($4.7M) and The Wind Rises to become the first indie in the Top Ten highest grossing Anime films domestic. In fact, it bleated out the Shaun the Sheep Movie which was playing in major chains across the country and on many more screens (2,320 theaters) to gross $4M… »

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San Sebastian: Hosoda, Wheatley, Hadzihalilovic Set For Competition

7 August 2015 4:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three rising stars of international filmmaking – Japan’s Mamuro Hosoda, U.K.’s Ben Wheatley and France’s Lucile Hadzihalilovic – will see their latest films play in San Sebastian’s main competition this September.

Terence DaviesSunset Song,” “Moira,” from Georgian vet Devan Tutberidze and “21 Nights with Pattie,” the eighth film from French bros Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu, also make up cut.

But with two more second feature, beyond Hadzihalilovic’s “Evolution,” also vying for San Sebastian’s top Golden Shell, plus already announced films from Cesc Gay, Federico Veiroj and Pablo Aguero, the competition of the 63rd San Sebastian Festival looks to be serving witness to a process of generational renewal.

“The Boy and Beast,” the latest animated feature from Hosoda (“Wolf Children,” “Summer Wars”) – who is fast ramping up its fan-base as one of Hayao Miyazaki’s most outstanding disciples — will be the first toonpic to play in competition at San Sebastian. »

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Watch: Beautiful Video Tribute To The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

6 August 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

No one makes films quite like Hayao Miyazaki. I’ve heard that claim made in reference to every filmmaker from Wes Anderson to Tim Burton, but in Miyazaki’s case, it feels truly well-earned. Entering the world of a Miyazaki picture remains a sublime, almost intoxicating sensory experience. His films are infused with a thick and thrilling air of the uncanny, of something you may have always dreamed of or feared, but were never able to actualize in the mind. His animations always feel tactile and real, even when they’re a million miles removed from what you or I consider reality, and there’s an innocence in the director’s method that has the power to truly inspire. A beguiling new video homage that pays tribute to Miyazaki and his work has just landed online, and it’s chock-full of the animator’s characteristically entrancing images and some of »

- Nicholas Laskin

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The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray Set Now Available For Pre-Order In The U.S.

3 August 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray Set will be released by Disney in North America and is now available for pre-order for $224.99. The U.S. release of this set appears to be an Amazon exclusive. Shipping is free with or without Amazon Prime. The set includes the following films: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, Nausicaä of […]

The post The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray Set Now Available For Pre-Order In The U.S. appeared first on /Film. »

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Hayao Miyazaki box set coming to Blu-ray in November

31 July 2015 5:57 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hayao Miyazaki fans rejoice! Nerdist announced yesterday that a collective Blu-ray boxset is being released in November of the beloved filmmaker’s work. Big news for anyone who’s been waiting to own all of Miyazaki’s films in great quality, especially his lesser known ones.

Amazon will be releasing The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki on November 17 and it will contain all 11 of the director’s feature films: Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises. If the films didn’t excite you enough, then these bonus features surely will, like Yuki no Taiyo (Yuki’s Sun), a 1972 pilot based on a manga by Tetsuya Chiba that Miyazaki storyboarded, animated, and directed. The set also includes the »

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When Marnie Was There Movie Review

31 July 2015 1:25 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: When Marnie Was There Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Genre: Animation Studio Ghibli does it again. Be prepared because this is not a movie for little kids. The profound delving within the human perturbations, concerning identity and family, are majestically portrayed in a poetic story told through old school drawing. The narrative adapts a 1967 British classic children’s book by Joan Gale Robinson. The book – considered by Hayao Miyazaki one of the 50 books that have most influenced his work – was given by the Nipponic maestro to Hiromasa Yonebayashi, with the request to adapt it for animation. ‘Omoide no Marnie’ is the story of Anna, who one summer is  [ Read More ]

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You Can Soon Own All 11 of Hayao Miyazaki's Films on Blu-ray

30 July 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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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Animator makes stunning 3D tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

30 July 2015 3:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The films of Hayao Miyazaki, including Spirited Away, Ponyo and Princess Mononoke, are celebrated by a fellow animator's short film...

Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki may be retired (though he is working on a short film to be shown at his Studio Ghibli Museum in Tokyo), but the influence of his magical films still remains. French animator Dono has created a heartfelt tribute to Miyazaki's films, from the pre-Ghibli Castle Of Cagliostro to his swansong, The Wind Rises.

Blending original 2D elements from Miyazaki's films with his own Ghibli-inspired 3D environments, it's a celebration of the characters and landscapes the Japanese master created. What's particularly noteworthy is just how well all these disparate characters and worlds - the light  fable Spirited Away, the harder-edged fantasy of Princess Mononoke - all blend together into one coherent sequence.

Topped off with Joe Hisaishi's music, it's a beguiling celebration of one of Japan's greatest storytellers. »

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Votd: Hayao Miyazaki films come together in new 3D tribute

29 July 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement following his film, The Wind Rises, and it is tough to see a master like that go, but it seems like his fans are staying together to tribute the Japanese animator.

Vimeo user dono created a tribute to Miyazaki, which combines all of his films in a insanely cool 3D world that makes you feel like you’re flying between them. Set to the score by Joe Hisaishi for Spirited Away, the video takes a look at Miyazaki’s films such as Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, and Castle in the Sky.

As a giant fan of Miyazaki’s work, it was almost emotional seeing this tribute that seemed to re-imagine the characters in a connected world and allowed you to be reminded of all the great work that he did (plus how amazing Hisaishi’s score is).

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Daily | Marker, Dfw, Lubitsch

29 July 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Chris Marker was born on this day, July 29, in 1921 and died on this day in 2012. We'll point you to a tribute by Daniel L. Potter. Also in today's roundup: Glenn Kenny's carefully considered takedown of James Ponsoldt's The End of the Tour, John Ashbery's prose poem on the movies, David Bordwell on German silent cinema and Conrad Veidt as well as pieces on Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be, Jesús Franco's The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein, Mark Cousins, Mani Ratnam, Roger Corman and more. Today's videos: Thomas Elsaesser on Ingmar Bergman and a tribute to Hayao Miyazaki. » - David Hudson »

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