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‘When Marnie Was There’ Review: Studio Ghibli’s Latest Looks Great, But the Story Falls Short

21 May 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“When Marnie Was There,” the second animated feature from director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (“The Secret World of Arrietty”) feels very much of a piece with other films from Studio Ghibli, from its lush portrayal of the natural world (“My Neighbor Totoro,” “Pom Poko”) to its complex female protagonist (“Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke”). It also, unfortunately, ranks among Ghibli’s lesser screenplays, comparable most notably to Hayao Miyazaki‘s “Howl’s Moving Castle,” a gorgeous film that nonetheless falls apart narratively. Both “Marnie” and “Howl’s” are based on British novels — although, to be fair, so was “Arrietty” — which might suggest that the filmmakers. »

- Alonso Duralde

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See ‘Spirited Away’ Recreated as an 8-Bit Video Game

1 May 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Hayao Miyazaki‘s films represent some of the greatest animation in cinema, but his ideas are so close to the material in some Japanese RPG video games that it seems only natural to see some of Miyazaki’s work reimagined in video game form. Spirited Away is among Miyazaki’s best work (Ok, I think it is his best work) […]

The post See ‘Spirited Away’ Recreated as an 8-Bit Video Game appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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25 underrated 1990s movie soundtracks

28 April 2015 3:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Muppet Treasure Island to Speed, we take a look at the 90s soundtracks that deserve another listen...

Ah, the 1990s. The decade that brought us The Lion King. Titanic. Quentin Tarantino. That wordless bathroom scene in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks. Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. In the Mood for Love.

It was a good 10 years for film music, no doubt.

But scratch the surface of 1991 through 1999 and there are tons of good scores ready to spring a surprise on your ears. Some were attached to sorely underrated movies, others were overshadowed by wildly successful ones, and some have simply been forgotten in the passage of time.

Here, in no particular order, are the top 25 underappreciated film soundtracks from the 1990s.

1. Chaplin - John Barry

Okay, let's start with a big one. Richard Attenborough. Robert Downey Jr. John Barry. »

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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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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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Win Studio Ghibli Merchandise & DVDs to Celebrate the Release of ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya’

17 March 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the cinema release of Studio Ghibli’s Academy Award nominated new film, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya on 20th March, we are giving you the chance to win exclusive Studio Ghibli merchandise and DVDs!

From Oscar-winning animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, The Wind Rises) and directed by Ghibli co-founder the legendary Isao Takahata (Grave of The Fireflies), comes the spellbinding and visionary tour de force The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Animated Feature), this exquisitely drawn and spellbinding story is based on the classic folk tale ‘The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’. Studiocanal are releasing both English language and Japanese versions, the dubbed release features an all-star cast with Darren Criss, Lucy Liu and Chloë Grace Moretz (as Princess Kaguya).

For your chance to win, just answer the question below:

Who voices Princess Kaguya in The Tale of Princess Kaguya? »

- Dan Bullock

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Win tickets to a back-to-back preview screening of Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Grave of the Fireflies

9 March 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the cinema release of Studio Ghibl’s Academy Award nominated new film, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya on 20th March, we are giving you the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to a back-to-back preview screening of Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Grave of the Fireflies! Both films were directed by Ghibli co-founder, the legendary Isao Takahata.

This celebration of all things Studio Ghibli will feature Japanese snacks for attendees, and additional prizes for those who bring along their most prized Ghibli possession or dress up as their favourite Ghibli character! This event will be taking place on the evening Monday 16th March starting at 6.15pm at a London West End location.

From Oscar-winning animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, The Wind Rises) and directed by Ghibli co-founder the legendary Isao Takahata (Grave of The Fireflies), comes the spellbinding »

- Gary Collinson

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Madman Entertainment Continues To Champion Ghibli With Stunning Upcoming Release

4 March 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Miyazaki Hayao may be done, but that certainly does not mean we are done with him. His enduring legacy will echo across animation forever and what better way to remember the legend than a spiffy box set? Madman proudly presents The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki - available on DVD and Blu-ray, April 15, 2015.Presenting the complete feature-length works of Hayao Miyazaki, world renowned artist, auteur and founding member of the iconic Studio Ghibli. This special limited edition box-set collects Miyazaki's 11 feature films - from The Castle of Cagliostro to the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away and his final masterpiece, The Wind Rises. It also features a bonus disc offering a rare look at some of his earliest works, presented with English translations for the first time.Complete list of...

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The Auteur Film Festival – Line-up Announced

3 March 2015 6:17 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Taking place at the Curzon Bloomsbury, which reopens on 27th March 2015, the Auteur Film Festival is set to be a week-long celebration of cinema’s greatest directors; and today the full-line-up for the festival has been announced. Tickets for the festival go on sale later today: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/auteurfilmfestival. Intros to the films will be announced in the next few weeks via http://twitter.com/CurzonBbury

A director is considered an Auteur when his or her individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film a recognisable, personal and unique stamp.

Through its history, the Bloomsbury cinema has been associated with director of singular vision, so it is fitting to reopen the doors with a festival dedicated to their work. The Auteur Film Festival is presented to acknowledge the diversity in world cinema, to celebrate the resurrection of a cultural institution, and reignite debate »

- Phil Wheat

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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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It's A Shame The Academy Still Doesn't Respect Animation

23 February 2015 12:16 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Everybody knows the Oscars is a bunch of old people that are as predictable as an elephant in an ocean. In other words, who knows what they will do and why. Well deserving films get pushed aside because they gain too much popularity, or best actors simply don’t win. Whatever, it is all opinion, but there is still one major problem I have. Their utter disrespect for animated films

I thought maybe this year would be slightly different, and it wasn’t. It all started a few months ago when the Academy announced their nominations, and to my surprise some key films were not even mentioned. The Lego Movie, which was debatable, felt totally forgotten. An amazing masterpiece of a film in The Book of Life also not mentioned. The second of those movies could have been mentioned for a lot more than being a good film. Best set »

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Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, More of the Best-Dressed Celebs at the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards: See the Photos!

22 February 2015 2:27 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Spirited away! Always the night before the Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards are admittedly a more casual affair, thanks, in part, to being hosted on the breezy Santa Monica Beach. To complement the locale at the 2015 event, held on Feb. 21, the stars, including Emma Stone and Scarlett Johansson, chose outfits that were just a bit understated, too—but no less gorgeous! Scroll on to see Us Weekly's picks for the top five prettiest dresses at the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards. Emma Stone She starred in Birdman, and her style truly [...] »

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Ghibli And Little Gold Men: ‘The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya’ & Other Stories Of The Academy Awards

22 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Studio Ghibli’s latest high profile release The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya is arriving at cinemas next month. Check out our preview here.

With its nomination for Best Animated Feature at this Sunday’s Oscars, the film represents the end of an era in many ways. The legendary production house, which has pioneered the dying art of line-drawn animation against increasing competition from CGI, is losing its co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. His absence is clearly seen as a heavy blow – Miyazaki’s contribution to Ghibli’s output was incalculable. Indeed, entries such as Spirited Away ensured a presence for this singular approach to filmmaking amongst the big hitters of Hollywood. Yet when he departs, replacement Toshio Suzuki is unsure of any future direction.

So as Princess Kaguya lines up to take her place for the forthcoming ceremony, now is a good time to look back at other notable movies from »

- Steve Palace

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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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Thn Look At Oscar Contender ‘The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya’

20 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, the new film by Isao Takahata (Grave Of The Fireflies) and Studio Ghibli is nominated in the ‘Best Animated Feature’ category at this Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.

With its exquisitely drawn style that recalls washed-out Japanese watercolours, the film is a strong contender to win the Oscar this weekend, having already won several international awards. It faces stiff competition however from fellow nominees The Boxtrolls, Big Hero 6, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Song Of The Sea. We have faith in Ghibli though as they don’t seem capable of putting a foot wrong.

They won the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2001 with Spirited Away. This film directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (another co-founder of Studio Ghibli) mesmerised audiences with its stunning animation and unique story, becoming one of the highest grossing films in Japanese history and appearing in the »

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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, »

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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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See The Studio Ghibli Theme Park We Wish Were Real

4 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

How much would you love to visit the worlds of Hayao Miyazaki? Who wouldn’t want to stay at the Hotel Adriano from Porco Rosso or the Aburaya Bathhouse from Spirited Away? Japanese artist Takumi has dreamed up a Studio Ghibli Theme Park we can only wish were real — its not gonna happen but imagine if […]

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- Peter Sciretta

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Traditionally Animated Films at the Oscars

20 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

When the 87th Oscar nominations for best animated feature were announced Jan. 15 and excluded The Lego Movie, the Internet exploded with confusion and disbelief. The film, which was largely expected by many pundits to win the Oscar, was a critical (holding a 96 percent positive score on Rotten Tomatoes) and commercial hit (earning $257.7 million stateside). It also earned Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations and won the Critics’ Choice Award for best animated film. It seemingly had everything going in its favor, so what went wrong?

One sentiment is that the animation branch of the Academy, which chooses the nominations, admire hand-drawn traditional animation and want to celebrate and preserve a fading craft rather than nominate solely computer animated and digital films.

The first computer animated film was Toy Story, which was released in 1995 and was nominated for original screenplay, original song and original score. Director »

- Anjelica Oswald

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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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