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Scarlett Johansson’s Major featured on new Ghost in the Shell banners

23 February 2017 9:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we got a pair of character posters [check them out here], and now we have a couple of banners for the live-action for Ghost in the Shell, once again showcasing Scarlett Johansson’s Major; take a look below…

See Also: Weta Workshop unveils Ghost in the Shell collectible figures for The Major and Robo Geisha

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Ghost in the Shell here

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the 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.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Major and Robo Geisha featured on new Ghost in the Shell posters

22 February 2017 4:43 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Ghost in the Shell set to arrive in cinemas next month, Paramount Pictures has debuted two new posters for the upcoming live-action manga adaptation featuring Scarlett Johansson’s Major and Robo Geisha; take a look below…

See Also: Weta Workshop unveils Ghost in the Shell collectible figures for The Major and Robo Geisha

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Ghost in the Shell here

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the 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.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano »

- Amie Cranswick

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Weta Workshop unveils Ghost in the Shell collectible figures for The Major and Robo Geisha

18 February 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Weta Workshop has revealed its upcoming 1/4th scale mixed media figures for The Major and Robo Geisha from the live-action adaptation of the celebrated manga series Ghost in the Shell. The collectibles, which are both limited to 500 pieces, are available to pre-order now, priced at £359.20 each and are expected to ship in March in time for the film’s release; take a look below…

The Major’s thermoptic suit was to be a centrepiece of Ghost in the Shell and represented a benchmark for Weta Workshop’s creativity and innovation. Taking digital scans of actress Scarlett Johansson, the Workshop built an extraordinary physical effects suit unlike anything it had attempted before. Cast in a smooth, translucent silicone over a mesh fabric, it adhered to The Major like a second skin; a piece of technology, both practical and iconic. The artists of Weta Workshop have recreated Major’s stunning suit for you in this collectible statue, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Scarlett Johansson says a Black Widow movie is “just a case of timing at this point”

14 February 2017 6:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scarlett Johansson is starting to make her way through the interview rounds for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of the popular manga/anime Ghost in the Shell, and naturally the actress was asked about the possibility – and potential – of a solo Black Widow movie.

Speaking to Total Film Magazine (via ComicBookMovie.com) Johansson stated: “We’re creatively really compatible. I think we both agree that the character is right for a standalone, it’s just a case of timing at this point for both Marvel and myself. If I did it, I would dedicate myself completely to making it amazing. It would have to be the best version that movie could possibly be. Otherwise, I would never do it. It needs its own style and its own story, and there’s a lot of great stuff that you could do with it.”

Many fans have long called for a Black Widow solo movie, »

- Robert Kojder

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New trailer for the live-action Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson

13 February 2017 2:16 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Ghost in the Shell set to arrive in cinemas next month, Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for the Scarlett Johansson-headlined live-action adaptation of the celebrated manga series which you can watch below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Scarlett Johansson addresses Ghost in the Shell whitewashing accusations

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the 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.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima »

- Amie Cranswick

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Scarlett Johansson addresses Ghost in the Shell whitewashing accusations, new TV spot released

10 February 2017 2:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new TV spot has arrived online for Rupert Sanders’ highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, which you can check out below…

Meanwhile, during a recent interview with Marie Clare, star Scarlett Johansson addressed recent accusations of whitewashing aimed at the movie: “I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person. Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive. Also, having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity. Certainly, I feel the enormous pressure of that—the weight of such a big property on my shoulders.”

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the 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, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch the Super Bowl spot for Ghost in the Shell

2 February 2017 6:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the Super Bowl set to take place this Sunday, Paramount Pictures has given fans an early look at the Big Game spot for the live-action Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson. Check it out here…

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the 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.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha), Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence), Danusia Samal »

- Gary Collinson

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New poster for the live-action Ghost in the Shell

25 January 2017 2:25 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following today’s promo [watch it here], a new poster has now arrived online for the upcoming live-action adaptation Ghost in the Shell. Check it out here…

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the 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.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha), Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence), Danusia Samal (Tyrant), Lasarus Ratuere (Terra Nova), Yutaka Izumihara (Unbroken) and Tuwanda Manyimo (The »

- Amie Cranswick

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Digital Mind promo for Ghost in the Shell

25 January 2017 9:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a new trailer expected any time soon, Paramount Pictures has unveiled a short promo for the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell entitled ‘Digital Mind’, which features Scarlett Johansson’s Major; check it out here…

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the 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.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha), Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence), Danusia Samal »

- Gary Collinson

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The Weekend Warrior 1/27/17: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, A Dog’s Purpose, Gold

25 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.   

This Past Weekend:

As per my Thursday update, M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split ended up winning the weekend but with way more than anyone, including myself, predicted, with more than $40 million for its opening weekend. That’s pretty impressive, and his first movie to open at that level since 2010’s The Last Airbender. Meanwhile, Vin Diesel’s sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ended up making around where I predicted, taking second place with $20.1 million, not a great sign for the continuation of that franchise. Michael Keaton’s The Founder ended up right around where I predicted with $3.4 million, ending up just outside the Top 10. Hidden Figures, La La Land and Sing continued to do well with minimal drop-offs.

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- Edward Douglas

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‘Elle,’ ‘Frantz,’ ‘Slack Bay’ Lead Cesar Awards Nominations

25 January 2017 1:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” with Oscar-nominated Isabelle Huppert, Francois Ozon’s period drama “Frantz” and Bruno Dumont’s “Slack Bay” lead the nominations at the 42nd Cesar Awards, France’s equivalent of the Oscars.

Elle” and “Frantz” scored 11 Cesar nominations each. “Slack Bay” received nine.

Elle,” which competed at Cannes, has already earned Huppert a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for best actress. Set in France and produced by Said Ben Said and Michel Merkt, “Elle” has been described as a powerful rape-revenge thriller laced with dark humor. Huppert recently received a honorary prize from the French culture ministry and promotional organization UniFrance. The movie was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics at Cannes.

Her nomination for “Elle” marks Huppert’s 16th Cesar nod. She has won only once, for her performance in Claude Chabrol’s “La Ceremonie.”

Frantz,” starring Pierre Niney (“Yves Saint Laurent”), turns on a »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Funko’s Pop! Vinyl figures for the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie revealed

24 January 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During the London Toy Fair, Funko has unveiled its upcoming line of Pop! Movies vinyl figures for the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell which includes The Major, Batou, and Geisha; take a look at the official promo images here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Ghost in the Shell

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the 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.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Review: Even Lasse Hallström Can’t Save This Canine ‘Cloud Atlas’

24 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Josh Gad’s opening voiceover in “A Dog’s Purpose” asks: “What is the meaning of life?”

You might think: I don’t know, but I don’t think a movie about dog reincarnation is going to tell me.

He goes on: “Are we here for a reason?” Puppies? “Is there a point to any of this?” Probably not, but hopefully puppies.

Turns out, the answer to that last question is a resounding no. It’s not hard to guess why any studio would want to make a movie based on W. Bruce Cameron’s bestselling novel, one that’s ostensibly designed to appeal to the millions of people who turn cute dog videos viral. However, “A Dog’s Purpose” is a lot harder to understand when you consider that it’s a kids’ movie featuring multiple dog characters suffering and dying — and when you consider that it’s directed by Lasse Hallström, »

- Jude Dry

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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Terrified Dog Video: Star Josh Gad and Director Lasse Hallström ‘Disturbed’ by Canine’s Treatment on Set

19 January 2017 6:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

TMZ has obtained footage from the set of the movie “A Dog’s Purpose” in which a handler is seen forcing a shaking German Shepherd into a pool of rapidly churning water as the dog attempts to scramble back up the side. Offscreen, a man can be heard saying: “You just gotta throw him in.” The video then cuts to show the dog in the water, his head disappearing below the surface, and the crew rushing over to him before someone yells, “Cut it! Cut it! Cut it!”

“A Dog’s Purpose” is produced by Amblin Entertainment, Walden Media, and DreamWorks. It is set to open in theaters nationwide on January 27th, but its intended audience of dog lovers might not be lining up anytime soon.

Read More: ‘Finding Dory’ Wins People’s Choice Award For Favorite Movie

Josh Gad (“Frozen”), who voices the movie’s dog protagonist, took to »

- Jude Dry

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French-Moroccan Actor Assaad Bouab Broadens His Canvas

16 January 2017 10:31 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Having playing a Muslim Azerbiijani boy in Asif Kapadia’s “Ali and Nino,” a Syrien camp commander in “Homeland” (season 5) “Homeland,” the handsome French-Moroccan actor Assaad Bouab might well be on track to follow the footsteps of Reda Kateb, another French actor of North African origins who appeared in dozens of French films and TV series and a few high-profile U.S. titles before accessing meatier roles at home.

Represented by Emmanuelle Ramade and Florence Charmasson at Adequat in Paris, Bouab has seen his career heat up in the last couple years. Since getting his first leading role in Mary Jimenez and Bénédicte Liénard’s politically-engaged “Le chant des hommes” and starring in the popular Canal Plus show “Braquo,” Bouab clinched a key role in the second season of “10 Pour Cent” (“Call My Agent”), the French comedy hit series centering on a Parisian talent agency. Bouab plays an arrogant, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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‘Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter’ Trailer: Studio Ghibli’s First Series Will Stream on Amazon

10 January 2017 8:13 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If peak anime and peak television had a baby, her name would be “Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter.”

Later this month, Amazon Prime will host the legendary Japanese animation house’s “epic 26-part story” based on the eponymous Astrid Lindgren novel. “Ronja” is the latest in a long line of adaptations for the Swedish Pippi Longstocking scribe, whose work inspired the likes of Lasse Hallström (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Chocolat”).

Read More: ‘Ocean Waves’ Review: This Forgotten Studio Ghibli Classic Is Newly Restored And Better Than Ever

The only Studio Ghibli television series will be available to American viewers for the first time on January 27. “Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter” is directed by Goro Miyazaki, the son of Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki.

The story centers around a ten-year-old girl named Ronja, who lives in a mountain fort with her parents and their band of merry robbers. She spends »

- Jude Dry

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‘Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter’ Trailer: Studio Ghibli’s First Series Will Stream on Amazon

10 January 2017 8:13 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If peak anime and peak television had a baby, her name would be “Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter.”

Later this month, Amazon Prime will host the legendary Japanese animation house’s “epic 26-part story” based on the eponymous Astrid Lindgren novel. “Ronja” is the latest in a long line of adaptations for the Swedish Pippi Longstocking scribe, whose work inspired the likes of Lasse Hallström (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Chocolat”).

Read More: ‘Ocean Waves’ Review: This Forgotten Studio Ghibli Classic Is Newly Restored And Better Than Ever

The only Studio Ghibli television series will be available to American viewers for the first time on January 27. “Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter” is directed by Goro Miyazaki, the son of Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki.

The story centers around a ten-year-old girl named Ronja, who lives in a mountain fort with her parents and their band of merry robbers. She spends »

- Jude Dry

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How Does ‘Jackie’ Composer Micachu Fit Into the Brief History of Women in the Best Original Score Category?

6 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Micachu (Courtesy: Daniel Bergeron Photography)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

When it comes to the world of composing for films, it’s most definitely a man’s world — but this year there’s one woman who is a part of the conversation: Mica Levi, a.k.a. Micachu. Let’s get to know the 29-year-old talent that is garnering Oscar attention this year for working on Jackie and see where this talent fits into Academy Awards history.

Micachu, the daughter of two musicians who began writing and playing music at the age of four, is an English multihyphenate — singer, songwriter, composer, and producer — best known for creating experimental music in the band Micachu & The Shapes. The Surrey native has released six mixtapes, six albums (two of which were soundtracks — more on those later), and, while at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, even wrote an orchestral piece for the London Philharmonic Orchestra »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Oscars: A History of the Weinstein Brothers in the Best Picture Category

3 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein (Courtesy: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein have been fixtures in the film biz for decades and have produced some of the biggest movies that have hit the big screen. And when it comes to Oscars — particularly the best picture category — they’ve amassed numerous nominations and wins, from their time at Miramax to The Weinstein Company, with Lion poised to be the 27th to-date.

Lion is up against some big threats in the best picture category at the 2017 Oscars, but The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg — this site’s namesake — lists it as a frontrunner. Other films in contention include La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, Hidden Figures, Arrival, and Sully. If nominated, Lion — directed by Garth Davis and features the likes of Dev Patel and »

- Carson Blackwelder

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