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11 items from 2016


Grimm Casts Gilmore Girl Keiko Agena in Japanese Mythology Episode

1 February 2016 11:40 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Portland’s Wesen, meet the hippest of Hep Aliens.

Gilmore Girls star Keiko Agena will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Grimm, and TVLine has exclusive details about her role.

Agena will play Madoka Akagi, a second-generation Japanese-American woman who loses her teenage son, Kuma, in a devastating tragedy that her husband believes is no accident.

RelatedLauren Graham’s Emotional, Heartfelt Gilmore Girls Revival Reaction: ‘It’s What I Hoped It Would Be’

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Man in the High Castle, Revenge) also will guest-star as Takeshi Himura, the Akagis’ family friend and lawyer whose loyalty provides great comfort during a related trial. »

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Follow Your Own Path in the New Trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings

28 January 2016 8:33 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Follow the incredible journey of Kubo and his companions in the beautiful new trailer for Focus Features' Kubo and the Two Strings!  Take a look!

The art direction for Kubo and the Two Strings is a wonderful recall to an art style fairly used, today.  It brings me back to the days of James and the Giant Peach.  That fantastic feeling of nostalgia is very brief as it is overtaken by, what looks to be, an incredible story.

An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio Laika. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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New trailer and character posters for Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings

28 January 2016 3:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Focus Features has released a new trailer for acclaimed animation studio Laika’s upcoming action adventure Kubo and the Two Strings, along with three character posters featuring Kubo, Monkey and Beetle. Check them out below…

Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, »

- Amie Cranswick

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'Kubo and the Two Strings' Trailer #2: Prepare for an Epic Journey

27 January 2016 5:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The innovative artists at Laika have revolutionized the stop motion animation industry with their critically-acclaimed hits Coraline, ParaNorman and last year's The Boxtrolls. Last month, we showed you the first trailer for their next project, Kubo and the Two Strings, set to hit theaters on October 19, but today we have a new full-length trailer with even more footage. If that wasn't enough, Focus Feaatures has debuted three new character posters, featuring Kubo (Art Parkinson), Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey).

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio Laika. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kamekichi (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: Full Trailer for Laika's Stop-Motion 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

27 January 2016 2:58 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"It's time to follow my own path... My name is Kubo - this is my story." This looks awesome, seriously! Focus Features has unveiled a new trailer for the Laika stop-motion animation film Kubo and the Two Strings. We featured the first official teaser trailer late last year, and this new full-length trailer looks even better, sharing so many intriguing moments (the giant wave, the birds and the snow). I love that Laika is embracing this kind of dark, fantastical adventure, and I can't wait to see this. Art Parkinson voices Kubo, and the full cast includes Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa & George Takei. I'm more and more impressed by Laika every film they make. Here's the new full-length trailer for Travis Knight's Kubo and the Two Strings, direct from YouTube: In the epic fantasy, scruffy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while »

- Alex Billington

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A Great Journey Is Afoot In New Trailer For Kubo And The Two Strings

27 January 2016 12:30 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and Ralph Fiennes are all headed to the Land of the Rising Sun in today’s new trailer for Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman) and Focus Features’ much-anticipated animation, Kubo and the Two Strings.

Orchestrating the sprawling adventure from behind the lens is Travis Knight, the head honcho of Laika who is poised to make his directorial debut. Lifted from a pitch by ParaNorman scribes Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, Kubo and the Two Strings is billed as a swashbuckling adventure situated in ancient Japan.

Game of Thrones alum Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark) leads the charge as the titular Kubo, a brash and wide-eyed adventurer who provokes the curse of a malevolent spirit. Keen to banish any evil from his hometown of Hosato and its surrounding lands, Parkinson’s hero sets out to topple gods and monsters alike, including Ralph Fiennes’ formidable Moon King.

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- Michael Briers

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Laika's Gorgeous Stop-Motion Film Kubo And The Two Strings Gets New Trailer

27 January 2016 11:48 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In the age of CG animation, Laika is creating what few studios dare to create in today's climate: stop-motion feature films. You may not recognize the name of the studio, but you've likely at least heard of some of the movies they've made, such Coraline, Paranorman, and Boxtrolls. Indeed to the average viewer, stop-motion films are a lot less polished and accessible than your standard CG fare, and that mindset shows in the box office returns of these films, which barely break $100 million, on a $60 million budget. For a comparison, a film like, say Rio 2, made over $500 million worldwide.

All the same there is no denying the beauty of these films, and there is something deeply personal about how tangible these stop-motion features feel. It seems like a dying art form, and yet without fail, we've been getting a consistent helping of these movies every couple years.

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- Joseph Medina

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Full-Length Trailer for Laika’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

27 January 2016 10:37 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Although it won’t be enlivening the animated scene for several more months — hopefully another late-summer treat à la ParaNorman — Laika have taken up an early advertising campaign on their latest stop-motion picture Kubo and the Two Strings. No more than two months since a first teaser, the company — or whoever manages their marketing; let’s hope the difference isn’t too distinct — have unveiled a longer look, albeit one I, in my hoity-toity attempt to enter it “pure,” won’t see.

Nevertheless I’m sure there’s some lovely animation on display, and one hopes the wide-ranging cast — Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro — gets some use. But I won’t find out for a while!

Watch the trailer below:

Synopsis:

An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio Laika. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced »

- Nick Newman

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Check Out The New Trailer & Character Posters For Laika’s Kubo And The Two Strings

27 January 2016 10:32 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a first look at the new character posters and trailer for Laika’s Kubo And The Two Strings.

An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio Laika.

Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

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- Michelle McCue

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Watch: New Trailer For 'Kubo And The Two Strings' Voiced By Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, More

27 January 2016 10:29 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While I'd love to see Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and Ralph Fiennes work on a live action project together (hey, HBO, there's your cast for "True Detective" season 3!), an animated production will have to suffice. Laika has brought the quartet together for "Kubo And The Two Strings," and a new trailer has arrived. Art Parkinson, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro also lend their pipes to this adventure set in a fantastic Japan that features mythical beasts, samurais and more. Here's the official synopsis:  Read More: The Top 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2016 An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio Laika. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Round-Up: Ghostbusters Reboot Figures, Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Director Q&A, Robert Englund at Silver Scream Festival

9 January 2016 9:04 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Paul Feig tweeted a photo of four Ghostbusters reboot figures on Friday that look pretty rad. We have details, as well as a look at the figures, below. A Q&A with Daniel Abella, the director of the Philip K. Dick Film Festival, and info on Robert Englund's upcoming appearance at Silver Scream Festival, are also in this round-up.

Mattel's Ghostbusters Figures: The photo below features the prototypes of all four of the figures which stand at six inches tall. The official release date for these items is not available at this time.

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones, Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot is slated to hit theaters on July 15th, 2016. Chris Hemsworth will play Kevin the receptionist, with Andy Garcia, Matt Walsh, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Cecily Strong also along for the ride.

Original Ghostbusters stars Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, »

- Tamika Jones

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