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The Beautiful Trailer For When Marnie Was There Will Take Your Breath Away

17 April 2015 8:29 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you've seen Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro, then you're familiar with the famed animation company Studio Ghibli. And if you're familiar with Studio Ghibli, you know that they make gorgeous films. The Us trailer for the latest one, When Marnie Was There, has arrived, and it's just as breathtaking as anticipated. Featuring the voices of Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Geena Davis, Catherine O'Hara, and John C. Reilly, the story revolves around a young girl who befriends a mysterious girl who lives in a strangely familiar mansion near her new home. There are a lot of unanswered questions, but the movie will be open in limited release on May 22, so we won't have too long to wait! »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Why you should play Ori And The Blind Forest

8 April 2015 3:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

One of the best platformers of recent years? Quite possibly. Simon explains why you should play Ori And The Blind Forest...

“We've been working on Ori And The Blind Forest for four years to craft something truly special” - so says the blurb on Moon Studios official website for Ori And The Blind Forest.

Not only is that job done, but it turns out to be quite the understatement.

Ori And The Blind Forest is a 2D platformer featuring the adventures of a spirit called Ori, and set in a forest where the once lush canopy and undergrowth have fallen under a mysterious blight. With no guidance or support, Ori must travel alone in search of answers - and a possible solution to the malady.

Taking on the role of the protagonist, you’ll be performing plenty of running about and jumping about the forest - as you might expect. »

- ryanlambie

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Easter TV movie guide: Saturday April 4 - Ben-Hur, Pretty Woman

4 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

My Girl - 9.10am, Watch

Tomboy Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) is obsessed with death. When her father, the mortician of the funeral parlour she lives above, hires Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), Vada sets out to spy on the couple with her best friend Thomas J (Macaulay Culkin).

My Neighbour Totoro - 1pm, Film4

In this awe-inspiring animation from Hayao Miyazaki, director of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, two girls have charming adventures with the mysterious forest sprite that neighbours their new house in the country.

Ben-Hur - 3.05pm, 5Usa

Oscar-winning Biblical epic starring Charlton Heston as a Jewish prince who's betrayed and condemned into slavery by his childhood friend, later regaining his freedom and returning to take revenge. Featuring one of the most iconic climaxes in cinema history - the chariot race - you can't miss the opportunity to re-watch this classic.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - 6pm, Comedy Central »

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Today in Movie Culture: 'Wolf of Wall Street' Sitcom, How to Be a Filmmaker in 32 Steps and More

27 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   What if they turned The Wolf of Wall Street into a 1980s sitcom and it had the same theme song as Who's the Boss? Here's the answer (via Devour):   Combing adorable characters from Disney-distributed movies, here's a t-shirt design crossing My Neighbor TotoroBig Hero 6 and Guardians of the Galaxy (via Fashionably Geek):   Combining two Disney princesses (well, one's technically a queen), here's a t-shirt design crossing Frozen and Return of the Jedi (via Geek Tyrant):   Speaking of Frozen, here's a cute re-telling of the movie using emojis (via Oh My Disney):   And speaking of Return of the Jedi...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Festival International du Film pour Enfants de Montréal (Feb 28 – March 8)

26 February 2015 11:20 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 18th edition of the Montreal Festival International du Film pour Enfants begins on February 28th, just in time for Spring Break offering a wide range of films for children, teens and families alike. With events at Cinema Beaubien, Cinema du Parc and the Imperial theatre, there is a little something for everyone, with a wide variety of international premieres and showcases.

One of the highlights of this year’s edition of the festival is a showcase called “Focus Japan”, highlighting some of the very best children’s films from Japan. This comes as the Fifem collaborates for the first time with the Tokyo Kinder Film Festival (the next edition in August 2015 will see the fest taking on a new name, Kineko). Focus Japan will feature great Japanese films new and old, including the ever-popular works of Hayao Miyazaki (Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle »

- Justine Smith

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New trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

26 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the UK poster, StudioCanal has now debuted a new trailer for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, the latest film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies), and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of »

- Gary Collinson

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John Ostrander: Double Your Pleasure

22 February 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Once upon a time, most movie theaters showed more than a single feature. For the price of your ticket, you’d get two movies, maybe a cartoon, sometimes a featurette. You got good value for your money in those days especially at second or third run theaters or revival houses. This was in the days before DVD, Blu-Ray, or even VHS.

In fact, for a long time, the movie studios only got one bite of the apple. Oh, a few movies might show up again; Disney did a good job of bringing classics out of their vaults. When the movies were sold to show on TV, that would also generate some revenue but nothing like today when a major part of the money made by films comes from Blu-Ray and DVD sales. (Aside: I wonder how true that will remain with Netflix and Hulu, et al.)

The first time I »

- John Ostrander

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UK poster for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

20 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next month, StudioCanal has released a new poster for Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, which we have for you here…

See Also: English-language trailer for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated »

- Gary Collinson

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Tale Of Princess Kaguya Blu-ray from Studio Ghibli

17 February 2015 10:41 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya was nominated for best animated feature!  Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork featuring an all-star cast including Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Lucy Liu and more.  The Blu-ray and DVD will be available February 17, but you can win a copy for Free. We Are Movie Geeks has two copies of the The Tale Of Princess Kaguya Blu-ray. Want one? All you have to do is answer this simple question and leave it in the comments section: What is your favorite movie from Studio Ghibli? (mine is definitely Spirited Away)

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya  is a critically praised film that features the best of Japanese folklore and artful animation.  Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork featuring an all-star cast including Chloë Grace Moretz, »

- Tom Stockman

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"Pom Poko" Reminds Us Not All Studio Ghibli Features Are Winners

11 February 2015 7:18 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Through his films Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and more, Hayao Miyazaki has constantly placed humanity at odds with nature, sometimes making us an outright antagonist and other times placing us at its mercy. It’s a theme common to his work, and none exemplify the message quite as literally as Pom Poko, which he created the story for but didn’t direct or write. Instead, the directorial and screenwriting duties went to Isao Takahata who took Miyazaki’s theme and ran with it to tell the story of a clan of tanukis (also known as Japanese raccoon dogs – not actual raccoons despite what the English dub would have you believe) who wage a fantastical war against the humans seeking to turn their beloved Tama Hills forest into a housing development. Though Pom Poko bursts with humor and the fantastical elements that Miyazaki loves, the pacing of its story stops and starts, »

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Nippon Animation Sets Sail With Top Crew on ‘Sinbad’

23 January 2015 1:12 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo — Nippon Animation, one of the oldest animation studios in Japan, is partnering with Shirogumi, the effects house responsible for last year’s animated smash “Stand By Me Doraemon,” to make “Sinbad: The Sky Flying Princess and the Secret Island” (“Sinbad: Sora o Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima”), a feature based on the classic tales from the “Arabian Nights.”

The director, Shinpei Miyashita, has worked on the long-running “Doraemon” and “Chibi Maruko-chan” series, the latter a Nippon Animation production. Animation supervisor Yoshiharu Sato has a long association with Studio Ghilbi, beginning with the 1988 classic “My Neighbor Totoro.”

The story centers on the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor and his monkey companion Mimi, after they encounter a girl, Sana, flying a wooden horse.

The film, which commemorates Nippon Animation’s 40th anniversary, is set for a peak-season July release handled by Aeon Entertainment, distribution wing of Aeon Cinema, one of »

- Mark Schilling

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Gkids takes When Marnie Was There

14 January 2015 12:22 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has acquired North American rights to the upcoming Studio Ghibli animation following their collaboration on The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi directed When Marnie Was There (Omoide No Marnie) based on the British children’s novel by Joan G Robinson about a troubled young girl drawn to an abandoned home and a mysterious girl who appears in the window.

Gkids plans a spring theatrical release and awards campaign.  

Studio Ghibli and Geoffrey Wexler are collaborating on an English-language version.

Gkids and Studio Ghibli previously partnered on the 2014 documentary The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness and the 2013 animated From Up on Poppy Hill.  

Gkids handles North American theatrical distribution on the Studio Ghibli library of films, which includes Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others.

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The 17 Most Underrated Movies of 2014

31 December 2014 5:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One of the most disappointing realities about 2014 was that as box office shrank compared to last year, independent films were often hit the hardest. Despite stellar reviews, even festival darlings like “Whiplash,” “Foxcatcher,” “The Skeleton Twins” and “Dear White People” each grossed less than $10 million domestically. Here are the 17 most underrated movies of 2014 that deserve a second look in the opinion of Variety’s film critics and reporters.

1. “Enemy

Jake Gyllenhaal’s biggest, most buzzed-about performance of 2014 may have been in “Nightcrawler,” but his best work could be found in “Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve’s existential thriller about a mild-mannerded Toronto history professor who discovers he has a doppelganger in the form of a bad-boy bit-part movie actor. Virtually a solo — make that dual — performance piece, with Gyllenhaal playing most of his scenes opposite himself (and, in one case, a giant tarantula), this freewheeling mash-up of Davids Cronenberg and Lynch »

- Peter Debruge, Ramin Setoodeh, Scott Foundas and Jenelle Riley

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