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“I got the results of the test back – I definitely have breast cancer!”
Forget the Eclipse! The wait is almost over. The St. Louis movie event of the summer is this weekend! The Room screens Midnights This Weekend (August 25th and 26th) at the Tivoli – with Tommy Wiseau in Person (!!!) as part of the Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight Series. All seats $15.00, no passes.
There will be thousands of plastic spoons flying through the air in the Tivoli’s main screen this weekend. Grown men in tuxedoes will be throwing footballs three feet away from each other in the Tivoli’s lobby. What’s going on and who will that strange man with the sunglasses, odd accent and black stringy hair be that everyone will be crowded around?
- Tom Stockman
“Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chiny-chin-chin? Well then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in!”
The Shining (1980) screens midnights this weekend (August 18th and 19th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.
Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film, The Shining (based on the Stephen King novel) creates some of the most genuine spine chills ever filmed. Taking a job as a winter caretaker for a giant and remote hotel, Jack Nicholson, his wife Shelley Duvall, and his son Danny Lloyd, find that the long hallways and empty rooms contain more than a few ghosts. The film goes back and forth from scary to amusing as Jack, meticulously pacing his part, slowly turns into a psychopath, taking an axe to his loved ones. Kubrick’s use of space »
- Tom Stockman
Tom Jolliffe celebrates the cinematic delights of 1997…
1997. It doesn’t feel that distant but we’re now talking 20 years. This was the year I left school. That officially makes me old as fuck I believe. Lady Di passed, Tony Blair became Pm, Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule, Mike Tyson had a Holyfield Ear pie and more. The Spice Girls reigned supreme. Hanson were Mmmbopping all over the place and confusing horny teenagers who thought the girl singing lead was hot.
In film, the year is significant. This was the year the Titanic did the opposite of sink (erm… float). James Cameron’s historical (which icebergs aside wasn’t that historical) epic was seen by pretty much everyone on Earth. It probably grossed a further Trillion Wibblewangs outside the Milky Way (I just invented an alien currency). It thundered away as the highest grossing film ever (if you don’t »
- Gary Collinson
No matter how many times he has announced it, Hayao Miyazaki will never retire. And we can only be grateful that a genius like him will keep blessing the world with his works. Miyazaki announced (for the umpteenth time) that he would retire from the grueling world of animation that he revolutionized with films like Princess Mononoke and Spirited […]
- Hoai-Tran Bui
Where many animators might overtly simplify the visual elements of their animated movies, Hayao Miyazaki has always adhered to a painstakingly difficult process for his films.
The legendary Japanese director of such classics as “Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke,” and “My Neighbor Totoro” has always been suspicious of computers and personally draws his own frames by hand, which number in the thousands per film.
- Jordan Ruimy
“Who’s going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow!”
Another terrific lineup of midnight movies for the ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ to end the 2017 season. It’s a typically good variety of titles that should draw the late night movie buff crowd with a couple of retro surprises. The Midnight Movie experience has always catered to a college-age crowd and that’s the way it should be. Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast with the Samurai Electricians ends the new schedule on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28 . The oldest film this time is Poltergeist from 1980 and the most recent is Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World from 2010. There’s a Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke) thrown in there for attendance insurance (theses always pack ‘em in) and a handful of standards including The Matrix. I believe Goodfellas, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and Re-animator »
- Tom Stockman
Based on the hit manga and anime of the same name, Ghost in the Shell arrives with controversy surrounding it thanks to more claims of whitewashing. Let’s face it though, there isn’t an asian actress who draws in crowds like Scarlett Johansson and Ghost in the Shell needs every one of those extra pennies to look as good as it does. It’s about time anime started making its way to Hollywood (with Death Note soon to follow), and Ghost in the Shell is a surprisingly successful attempt at breathing new life into a seminal work of art.
Major (Johansson) is a member of Section 9, part of the police that deals with cyber terrorism, lead by Aramaki (Takeshi Kitano). However, Major is a special weapon, a human mind inside a completely cybernetic body. Major, her partner Batou (Pilou Asbaek), and the rest of the team suddenly find themselves »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Gkids, producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced that it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the famed Japanese animation studio's catalog in North America. Beginning October 17, 2017, Gkids will begin reissuing new Blu-ray and DVD editions of Studio Ghibli's renowned films with six initial titles from Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki: Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away followed by Castle in the Sky and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind on October 31, 2017. The remaining titles will be reissued in the coming months in brand new Blu-ray and DVD, and are listed below.
The Studio Ghibli library, led by directors and studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, is one of the most coveted and critically-lauded in animation, and includes such films as the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, which was recently listed at »
- Joseph Medina
Distributor now handles home entertainment rights as well as theatrical on Japanese studio titles.
The initial six Miyazaki titles are Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away (pictured), followed by Castle In The Sky and Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind on October 31.
Gkids released the studio’s recent »
Fall 2017 is shaping up to be a great season for Hayao Miyazaki fans here in the U.S. The director’s 1979 feature debut “The Castle of Cagliostro” is returning to theaters nationwide September 14 and 19, and now indie animation distributor Gkids has announced it is patterning with Studio Ghibli to reissue its most classic films on Blu-ray starting this October.
Read More: Hayao Miyazaki’s 1979 Movie Debut ‘Castle of Cagliostro’ to Open Nationwide For the First Time
Beginning October 17, Gkids will release new Blu- ray and DVD editions of Studio Ghibli’s best movies. The first wave of releases includes six titles all directed by Miyazaki: “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Ponyo,” “Princess Mononoke” and the Oscar-winning Best Animated Feature “Spirited Away.” New editions of “Castle in the Sky” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” will debut on October 31.
Gkids has been handling »
- Zack Sharf
The alliance was announced Monday and will start with the Oct. 17 reissue of new Blu-ray and DVD editions of six titles from Miyazaki: “Spirited Away” and Oscar-nominated film “Howl’s Moving Castle” along with “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Ponyo” and “Princess Mononoke,” followed on Oct. 31 with “Castle in the Sky” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.”
The Studio Ghibli library is led by directors and studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Gkids has handled theatrical rights for the Studio Ghibli catalogue since 2010, and released “From Up on Poppy Hill,” “Only Yesterday,” “Ocean Waves” and the Academy Award-nominated titles “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” and “When Marnie Was There.”
- Dave McNary
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
Hitchcock and Altman play for “Welcome to Metrograph,” while Annie is scheduled.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
The exhaustive, potentially exhausting “Scary Movies X” is underway.
The Edgar Wright-curated crime series and camp-centered cinema showings are ongoing. »
- Nick Newman
Fans of Hayao Miyazaki better clear there schedules for September 14 and September 19. Fathom Events is bringing the anime director’s landmark 1979 debut feature “The Castle of Cagliostro” to U.S. theaters nationwide for the first time ever. The animated adventure is coming to the big screen to mark the 50th anniversary of Monkey Punch’s manga series “Lupin the Third,” which is the source material on which it’s based.
“The Castle of Cagliostro” was released six years before Miyazaki would go on to co-create Studio Ghibli. It found the director making the transition to features after working as an animator for Toei Animation and Tms Entertainment. Prior to “Cagliostro,” Miyazaki had directed anime television series like “Lupin III” and two episodes of “Lupin III Part II.” The story follows the thief Arsène Lupin III »
- Zack Sharf
By David Kozlowski | 23 June 2017
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What Is It?
Ever wondered how the whole Lego movie craze got started? Witness the evolution of Lego animation from 2001 until today in this amazing, behind-the-scenes video.
Why Should We Care?
Between the Lego video games, The Lego Movie (2014), and The Lego Batman Movie (2017), it feels like we've been in a Lego world for a long, long time. Way back in 2001 a character named Jack Stone debuted in a 20-minute VHS short, »
- David Kozlowski
The Dark Knight is back for a one-night cinematic event with the all-new animated DC Universe original movie, Batman and Harley Quinn on August 14. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment team with Fathom Events to present nationwide theatrical screenings, including a First Look at Harley Quinn Featurette.
Following successful big screen presentations of Batman: The Killing Joke and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders in 2016, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Entertainment and Fathom Events are proud to announce a special, one-night cinema event for the latest DC Universe Original Movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, on August 14, 2017 in movie theaters nationwide.
One night prior to the Digital release and 15 days in advance of its arrival on Blu-ray and DVD, Batman and Harley Quinn will screen Monday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. local time. In addition to seeing the film, audiences at the one-night screening will be the first to experience an exclusive featurette spotlighting the film's star character, Harley Quinn.
Tickets for Batman and Harley Quinn can be purchased beginning Friday, June 30, 2017 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network (Dbn). A complete list of theater locations will be available June 30 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation from an original story spawned by animation icon Bruce Timm, Batman and Harley Quinn finds Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embarking on an ecological quest to save the planet, and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley's Bff and frequent partner-in-crime. But Batman's patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the twists and turns the reluctant companions face during their bumpy road trip. The result is a thrill ride of action, adventure and comedy no Batman fan has seen before. Said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family and Animation Marketing.
"Fans of DC Universe Original Movies are a devoted legion, and never was that so evident than with the enthusiastic embracing of our 'Batman: The Killing Joke' Fathom Events presentation. Audiences nationwide turned the screenings into true interactive experiences, and we believe 'Batman and Harley Quinn' will inspire a similar night of celebration."
The film boasts a stellar voice cast topped by The Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch in her first turn as the irrepressible Harley Quinn. The fan favorite voices of Batman: The Animated Series - Kevin Conroy as Batman, Loren Lester as Nightwing - take the protagonist leads, while Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) provide the voices of the villainous duo of Poison Ivy & Jason Woodrue, respectively.
Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke) directed the film from an original story by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) with a teleplay written by Timm & Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Co-Producer is Alan Burnett (The Batman). Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers. Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said.
"Seeing 'Batman and Harley Quinn' on the big screen and among fellow fans is truly the best way to experience it. There's only one opportunity to do this and it's on August 14. On that night, we're expecting audiences to pack theater auditoriums just like they did for 'Batman: The Killing Joke.'"
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (known collectively as AC Jv, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like "Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.," concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series, inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Facing Darkness, and anime titles such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events' live digital broadcast network ("Dbn") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
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America has Ghibli fever and the only cure is….a year of Miyazaki Madness!
Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 is a first-of-its-kind monthly series featuring six iconic animated classics from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. In addition to big screen presentations of these larger-than-life films, each event will also feature an exclusive edition of Gkids Mini-Fest, an ongoing showcase of some of the best short animation from around the world.
Following the success of the Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke cinema events, Gkids, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events, are proud to announce a partnership to bring the biggest series of anime titles to U.S audiences throughout 2017.
Starting in June, the series features six of Studio Ghibli’s revered animated classics offering both dubbed and subtitled versions.
For details and a list of participating theaters, go Here
Here’s the line-up:
My Neighbor Tortoro – June 25- »
- Tom Stockman
Blurbs are a strange thing. Always intended to get a certain hype going, they can easily help set up false expectations, intentionally or not. And so, while Roger Ebert was spot on when he placed My Neighbor Totoro in the pantheon of the best family films of all time (and DVDs have proudly sported his words since), a favorable comparison between Star Wars and Princess Mononoke has always struck me as a very odd and deceptive praise quote to promote home video releases of Miyazaki’s 1997 epic. Recently, while in the process of upgrading my Studio Ghibli collection (read: replacing old VHS tapes with prettier Blu-ray editions), I again stumbled upon the strange quote, still in use on a 2014 DVD/Blu-ray combo of the film....
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
Robert A. Heinlein's seminal sci-fi novel Starship Troopers first came to life on the big screen nearly 20 years ago, and now the bugs are coming back in Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, a new CG sequel that features franchise favorites Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer, who return to voice Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores, respectively.
Press Release: Denver -- It's a beautiful day to Kill Bugs! The CG animated sequel to the 1997 cult classic “Starship Troopers” will get the big screen treatment when “Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars” hits cinemas nationwide for one night this summer. Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer return as the voices of Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores alongside comedian »
- Derek Anderson
Studio Ghibli fans are no strangers to dreaming big. Those dreams can now become reality, when the first fully dedicated Ghibli amusement park opens in 2020. Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki announced plans for the 500-acre addition to Nagoya’s Expo Park on Wednesday.
Read More: Studio Ghibli Fest Bringing Six Animated Classics Back to the Big Screen — Exclusive
The park will re-create the world of “My Neighbor Totoro,” the 1988 classic from the beloved animation studio. The park will not necessarily have rides, but in true Ghibli fashion, will encourage visitors to enjoy flowers and trees from each of the four seasons. Expo Park already has a replica of Satsuki and Mei’s house, the two main characters in “Totoro.” It is not known if Ghibli Park will eventually expand to include more of the studio’s hits like “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke,” both directed by company co-founder Hayao Miyazaki.
- Jude Dry
“Trees and people used to be good friends. I saw that tree and decided to buy the house. Hope Mom likes it too. Okay, let’s pay our respects then get home for lunch.”
My Neighbor Totoro plays midnights this weekend (May 12th and 13th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of the Reel late at The Tivoli Midnight series.
We all know Hayao Miyazaki is an anime genius, creating stories focusing on character, story and fantasy, letting his imagination run wild. He has created great films like Spirited Away, Howl’S Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke. One of his first great works, My Neighbor Totoro, will be screening at the Tivoli in St. Louis this Friday and Saturday nights.
My Neighbor Totoro was made back in 1988 and tells the story of Mr. Kusakabe and his two daughters Satsuki and Mei who move to a new home in rural Japan »
- Tom Stockman
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