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Watch Scarlett Johansson in Mysterious 'Ghost in the Shell' Trailer

13 February 2017 10:02 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Scarlett Johansson sprays bullets and uncovers buried secrets in the thrilling second trailer for Ghost in the Shell, the Hollywood remake of Mamoru Oshii's 1995 film and Masamune Shirow's original manga.

The clip opens with Johannson's character, Major, and an armed crew breaking into a shadowy room where the form of a man's body dissolves like quicksand. "I saw someone down there," Major said. "He wasn't human."

Major only remembers "fragments" of her past, including her near-death during an "attack" and subsequent reconstruction by elite task force Section 9 into a half-human/half-cyborg. »

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Ghost in the Shell Trailer #2: Scarlett Johansson Can't Be Controlled

13 February 2017 7:32 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Get ready to hack into the future of blockbuster entertainment. Today, Paramount Pictures has released the action-packed second trailer for the anime adaptation Ghost in the Shell. And it's incredible. All-new footage from this sci-fi thriller arrives with stunning visuals and incredible scenes of bullet -laden mayhem that are sure to get your heart racing.

Coming to theaters March 31, Ghost in the Shell features Scarlett Johansson as Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology.

Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders takes the helm on this exciting release, based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name (written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow). The movie is produced by Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man »

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Second Trailer For Ghost In The Shell Introduces ScarJo’s Cyborg Nemesis

13 February 2017 7:20 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a long time coming, but the second full-length trailer for Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell movie has finally arrived online, guns glazing – and it’s a doozy.

Following up on last week’s super-stylish TV spot, the footage above is essentially designed to flesh out the world of Rupert Sanders’ live-action blockbuster, as we see Scarlett Johansson’s no-nonsense Major Motoko Kusanagi – or The Major for short – hunt down the villainous Kuze and, perhaps most important of all, the truth. Engineered to be the flagship product of Hanka Robotics, ScarJo’s elite agent is one of the many ‘Ghosts’ populating Mamoru Oshii and Masamune Shirow’s lush, cyberpunk world, and it’s these souls that can be transferred into different cyborg bodies. Cue the inevitable identity crisis.

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For The Major, though, she’ll spearhead an elite task force known as Section »

- Michael Briers

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Cameraperson,’ ‘Loving,’ ‘The Lobster,’ and More

7 February 2017 1:06 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson)

A travelogue through one artist’s subconscious, Cameraperson is perhaps the most plural film of 2016 – a formal, tonal, situational, and pacing exercise that lulls viewers into thinking it’s set on one thing before turning towards seemingly new territory. And it never feels out-of-balance because director Kirsten Johnson has, by building this film around moments that “marked” her, granted such an intimate experience that it almost feels wrong to intellectualize much of anything that’s going on here, »

- The Film Stage

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The 50 Best Action Movies of the 21st Century Thus Far

7 February 2017 10:18 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since the dawn of the 21st century, action cinema has undergone a bigger change than perhaps any other genre. As the tools with which filmmakers craft their works have continually advanced, a sort of renaissance has begun wherein action films stepped firmly into their own. Often put in the same category as horror — not taken seriously as a form of artistic expression outside of its core fanbase — action has had to boldly announce itself as a viable medium through which big set pieces, but also big ideas, can be presented and explored.

With the highly anticipated John Wick: Chapter 2 arriving in theaters this Friday, we’ve set out to reflect on the millennium’s action films that have most excelled. To pick our top 50, we’ve reached out to all corners of the globe, choosing an array of films ranging from grand to gritty, brutal to beautiful. The result »

- The Film Stage

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Ghost In The Shell Screening at the Tivoli February 7th and 8th

6 February 2017 9:38 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“As a sentient lifeform, I hereby demand political asylum!”

Ghost In The Shell screens at The Tivoli  Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm (subtitled) and Wednesday, February 8th at 7:30pm (dubbed).

Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost In The Shell (1995) is one of the ultimate nerd movies. It’s science fiction anime aimed at smart audiences, and one that raised the bar for Japanese animation. Its complex story is set in a society where being a full-flesh human is no longer the norm. Is humanity losing its existence or is it loosely defined? Cyborgs are part human, part machine, and a continuation of a previously “whole” human entity. Major Motoko Kusanagi, a full-replacement cyborg in the national security division Section 9, is investigating a mysterious hacker who goes by the name “The Puppet Master.” It may be apparent throughout the film that many of its aspects and ideas have been borrowed for other »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Zootopia’ Wins Top Prize at Annie Awards (Winners List)

4 February 2017 10:07 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Disney’s “Zootopia” is on a roll, following up its Golden Globes victory by topping the 44th Annual Annie Awards with six wins, including best animated feature.

As a studio, Disney racked up 10 awards total on the animation industry’s big night, presented by Asifa-Hollywood on Saturday at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Zootopia” directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore as well as writers Jared Bush and Phil Johnston took trophies, as did Cory Loftis for character design, Dean Wellins for storyboarding, and Jason Bateman, the voice of fox Nick Wilde, who shared the voice acting in a feature win with “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho.

In addition to Cravalho’s win, Disney’s “Moana” took home an Annie for animated effects in a feature (Marlon West, Erin V. Ramos, Blair Pierpont, Ian J. Coony, and John M. Kosnik).

Disney rounded out its night with wins for its TV series “Disney Mickey Mouse” (Illya Owens for editorial in »

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‘Zootopia’ Wins Top Prize at Annie Awards

4 February 2017 10:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s “Zootopia” is on a roll, following up its Golden Globes victory by topping the 44th Annual Annie Awards with six wins, including best animated feature.

As a studio, Disney racked up 10 awards total on the animation industry’s big night, presented by Asifa-Hollywood on Saturday at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Zootopia” directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore as well as writers Jared Bush and Phil Johnston took trophies, as did Cory Loftis for character design, Dean Wellins for storyboarding, and Jason Bateman, the voice of fox Nick Wilde, who shared the voice acting in a feature win with “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho.

In addition to Cravalho’s win, Disney’s “Moana” took home an Annie for animated effects in a feature (Marlon West, Erin V. Ramos, Blair Pierpont, Ian J. Coony, and John M. Kosnik).

Disney rounded out its night with wins for its TV series “Disney »

- Terry Flores

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Super Bowl Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Kicks Ass and Fights Evil as The Major

2 February 2017 6:27 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Despite the whitewashing controversy that surrounded Paramount Pictures’ “Ghost in the Shell,”  the first trailer, released in November, received a generally positive response. Now, a new teaser of the Scarlett Johansson-starring action film has been unveiled days before Super Bowl Li, and it’s just as badass as the previous offering. The 30-second spot tells less about the story than the trailer did, but employs plenty of action and stunning visuals to pique audience interest. 

Directed by Rupert Sanders, the movie is an adaptation the classic Japanese manga series and follows Johansson as Major, a special ops human-cyborg who leads an elite task force known as Section 9. When the counter-terrorist organization is faced with an enemy whose mission is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology, Major is devoted to ending all dangerous criminals and extremists.

Read More: ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Looks »

- Liz Calvario

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Ghost In The Shell: New Anime-Inspire Poster And New Motion Poster!

25 January 2017 3:32 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

I suppose it’s Ghost in the Shell day over on Paramount’s Twitter account, as the studio has released a few cool things for fans to salivate over, starting with the anime-inspired poster.

As many fans know, the upcoming film, starring Scarlett Johansson, is based on the manga of the same name, written and drawn by artist Masamune Shirow. In 1995, the manga was brought to life in the cult hit anime film from director Mamoru Oshii. It’s this film that most fans grew up knowing, and it’s likely because of this movie that the new live-action flick is being made at all. While, yes, plenty of changes will be made from the source material and the original film, but who’s to say they’ve forgotten their roots?

Have a look at the anime and manga-inspired poster below!

In addition to the still poster, the studio has »

- Joseph Medina

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'Ghost In the Shell' Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Faces the New Villain in Town

16 January 2017 2:35 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Scarlett Johansson is unraveling a mystery in the new trailer for Ghost in the Shell.

A terrorist threat emerges, someone who is everywhere and nowhere — but perhaps he's not as bad as he seems.

The film is a a reimagining of Mamoru Oshii's 1995 anime, and sees Johansson star as Major, a cyborg who leads Section 9, an elite task force.

Rupert Sanders is directing the Paramount film, with Ghost in the Shell also starring Takeshi Kitano, Daisuke Aramaki and Michael Pitt is as the villain Kuze.

Ghost in the Shell hits theaters March 31.

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- Aaron Couch

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Newswire: The original movie version of Ghost In The Shell is returning to theaters

9 January 2017 1:12 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Aside from the Major being played by a white woman, it looks like director Rupert Sanders’ upcoming live-action Ghost In The Shell Movie is going to be fairly aesthetically faithful to the original anime film. If “fairly faithful” isn’t good enough for you, though, Funimation Films will be taking advantage of the new film’s hype by re-releasing the Mamoru Oshii-directed original in theaters for a limited run this February. You’ll even be able to choose between screenings with subtitles and screenings with an English dub, depending on if you’re a serious anime fan or some illiterate poser.

This comes from Deadline, which says there will also be a “deluxe Blu-ray and DVD collector’s edition” featuring a remastered version of the old movie, which will be available on March 7. The limited theatrical run will happen in 110 U.S. theaters on February 7 and 8 ...

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Ghost In The Shell Anime Returning to Big Screen!

9 January 2017 11:09 AM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Think what you will about the upcoming remake of Ghost in the Shell (trailer), I for one am looking forward to a live-action version of the movie, the truth remains that Mamoru Oshii's original vision will never disappear and we can revisit it whenever we'd like - occasionally even on the big screen!

Funimation has announced that they will be re-releasing Oshii's Ghost in the Shell in a limited theatrical capacity across the Us in February, just over a month before Rupert Sanders' live-action remake hits theatres at the end of the March.

The release is also a nice tie-in to Funimation's release of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence which will be available February 7 on Blu-ray/DVD C [Continued ...] »

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Ghost In The Shell Anime Returning To Theaters Next Month!

9 January 2017 10:26 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Assassin’s Creed has come and gone. For a good year and a half, we speculated that it could potentially be the film that finally cracks the video game movie code. As I’m sure you noticed by now…that doesn’t seem to be the case. The flick didn’t click with either critics or fans, and its box office — while not a huge flop — isn’t really fortuitous of an impending genre of films. While Assassin’s Creed will by no means be the last video game to be turned into a flick, it may put a temporary pause on the idea of these films hitting it big. 2017 looks to potentially bring another type of film to Hollywood films: anime adaptations. 

In 2017 alone, we’ll be getting the live-action Death Note film on Netflix, and of course, the ever-controversial Ghost in the Shell film, which stars Scarlett Johansson. »

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Ghost In The Shell (1995) Returning to Theaters This February from Lionsgate & Funimation Films

9 January 2017 9:17 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It's been over 20 years since the initial release of the groundbreaking anime movie Ghost in the Shell (based on Masamune Shirow's popular manga), and ahead of the live-action film adaptation's release this March, Lionsgate and Funimation Films are teaming up to bring the anime back to the big screen in February:

Press Release: Santa Monica, Calif., – January 9, 2017 —The “Ghost in the Shell” franchise has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years and this February, Lionsgate and Funimation Films are partnering together to bring the 1995, groundbreaking anime film back to theaters for a two-day limited theatrical engagement. The original “Ghost in the Shell” movie from acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii, will return to the big screen on February 7 – 8, 2017 in 110 theaters across the United States. Moviegoers will be able to enjoy both the original Japanese version with subtitles as well as the English dub of the film. Each will be available on separate days of the engagement, »

- Derek Anderson

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Mamoru Oshii’s Anime Classic ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Returning to Theaters Next Month

9 January 2017 8:45 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

2017 is shaping up to be quite the year for iconic anime property “Ghost in the Shell,” with a brand new live-action film due to hit theaters at the end of March — but that’s not all fans of the property can look forward to. Turns out, if you go in for the classics, you’re about to be pretty pleased with the latest news out of Shell-iverse.

Thanks to Lionsgate and Funimation Films, Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 anime classic version of the popular manga of the same name is about to return to theaters next month for a very limited engagement. The film will return to the big screen on February 7 and 8 in 110 theaters across the United States. As was previously announced, later this month, the film will also return to UK cinemas for one night only.

Read More: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Trailer: Classic Anime Film Returns to UK Theaters »

- Kate Erbland

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Original ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Movie Returning To Theaters

9 January 2017 8:45 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

With Paramount’s live-action version of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson readying for its late-March bow, Lionsgate is getting into the action by teaming with Funimation Films to return the original 1995 anime film to the big screen. The iconic, Mamoru Oshii-directed pic that helped introduce the genre to a wide U.S. audience will hit 110 theaters on February 7-8, the companies said today, with both the original Japanese version with subtitles and the… »

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Ghost in the Shell Original Anime Movie Returns to Theaters This February

9 January 2017 8:29 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Ghost in the Shell franchise has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years and this February, Lionsgate and Funimation Films are partnering together to bring the 1995, groundbreaking anime film back to theaters for a two-day limited theatrical engagement. The original Ghost In The Shell movie from acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii, will return to the big screen on February 7 - 8, 2017 in 110 theaters across the United States. Moviegoers will be able to enjoy both the original Japanese version with subtitles as well as the English dub of the film. Each will be available on separate days of the engagement, beginning first with the subtitled version. Tickets are available beginning today and can be pre-purchased via the official movie website at funimationfilms.com.

Viewed as ahead of its time when it premiered in 1995, Ghost in The Shell quickly turned into a pop culture phenomenon and the inspiration for future mainstream movies. The »

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Horror Highlights: Shut In Blu-ray / DVD & Digital HD, Ghost In The Shell Steelbook Blu-ray, Shift Change

7 January 2017 10:21 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Did you like Stranger Things? Then you might enjoy seeing one of the series' stars, Charlie Heaton, in Shut In, coming out on Digital HD and Blu-ray / DVD from 20th Century Fox this February. Also featured in today's Horror Highlights is the Ghost in the Shell Steelbook Blu-ray and details on the story Shift Change.

Shut In Blu-ray / DVD and Digital HD Release Details: Press Release: Naomi Watts Stars in the Heart-Pounding Thriller Shut In, Arriving on Digital HD February 21 and on Blu-ray & DVD February 28.

Terror hits home in this harrowing psychological thriller that will chill you to the bone!

Recently widowed child psychologist Mary Portman (Naomi Watts) lives an isolated existence caring for her bedridden stepson (Charlie Heaton) in rural New England. But when a young boy (Jacob Tremblay) Mary is treating goes missing in a snowstorm and is presumed dead, she becomes convinced that his ghost is haunting her. »

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