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Ghost in the Shell movie review: more like ghost in the meh-chine

5 hours ago | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Trite characters, very well-worn clichés of Sf cinema, and a mystery that is completely transparent. All about production design, and even that is familiar. I’m “biast” (pro): big science fiction fan

I’m “biast” (con): not much of an anime fan

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

No, I have not read the manga by Masamune Shirow. I have not seen the 1995 animated film. (I’ve seen Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.) I have not seen the 2002 animated TV series. I have not seen the 2013 animated web series. I have not seen the 2015 animated film. (All of these originated in Japan, and fit solidly into the genre of anime, a particular subcategory of storytelling of which I am not much of a fan.)

And that’s fine. Generally, it’s a neutral matter, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Review: Dir. Rupert Sanders (2017)

8 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ghost in the Shell review: Calls of ‘whitewashing’ and concerns from anime purists can’t stop this from being an excellent achievement. Ghost in the Shell review

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, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Review: Scarlett Johansson Stars in a Dazzling Reboot That Lacks Character

19 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 cyberpunk opus, “Ghost in the Shell,” was one of the first Japanese anime titles to cross over to Western audiences, and it’s been reissued and repackaged so often since the millennium that it’s scant surprise studio execs seized upon it as reproducible property. Possibly it was a matter of waiting: for digital effects houses to get up to spec, the right deals to be struck, and any accusations of cultural appropriation to blow over. Paramount’s all-new live-action “Ghost,” powered by hefty reserves of American and Asian money, emerges as a dazzling logistical display with a missing file where the human interest might once have been stored.

Fans need not blubber unduly. As overseen by “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders, this transliteration would seem faithful enough to satiate those who just want to see favorite scenes and characters redrawn on the biggest screen imaginable. »

- Mike McCahill

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Film Review: Scarlett Johannson in ‘Ghost in the Shell’

19 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In “Ghost in the Shell,” the mind and soul of a brilliant original being are extracted, preserved, and rehoused in a sleek, expensively built, technologically advanced new body, enhancing her original abilities at some cost to her identity. That’s the premise, of course, of the cult manga created by Masamune Shirow in 1989, but it’s also an apt enough description of what has happened with director Rupert Sanders’ fast, flashy, frequently ravishing live-action transmutation.

Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement — even if a measure of their eerie, melancholic spirit hasn’t quite carried over to the immaculate new carapace. Box office returns should be muscular, minting what could be one of the more enticing franchises »

- Guy Lodge

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Watch the final trailer for Ghost in the Shell

27 March 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Ghost in the Shell set to arrive in cinemas this Friday, Paramount Pictures has released the final trailer for the Scarlett Johannson-headlined manga adaptation, which you can watch below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the first five minutes of 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 (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha »

- Amie Cranswick

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What You Ought to Know About ‘Ghost in the Shell’

27 March 2017 5:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Get ready to hack the ghost.

The groundbreaking anime that lead to countless imitators both live-action and in the realm of animation, Ghost in the Shell has long been thought of as a masterpiece. With the new live-action feature lifting sequences right from the pages of Masamune Shirow’s manga, its the perfect time to ask why has Ghost in the Shell influenced so many? And despite the hotly debated casting choices, how will this new adaptation possibly live up to the legacy of its fore-bearer?

The cyberpunk series first got its start from the mind of Masamune Shirow. Shirow had been writing Manga throughout the 1980’s including one of his biggest hits, Appleseed. Appleseed had all the trademarks of Shirow Manga; philosophical, hard science-fiction stories with adequately sexualized female characters. That played well toward a Western market that was just beginning to have access to Japanese Manga and Anime in the early 90’s. When »

- Max Covill

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New poster and behind-the-scenes featurette for Ghost in the Shell

24 March 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With exactly a week to go until it arrives in cinemas, Paramount Pictures has released another new poster for the upcoming live-action remake of the acclaimed sci-fi property Ghost in the Shell featuring Scarlett Johansson along with a featurette which gives us a behind the scenes inside look at Major’s apartment; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the first five minutes of Ghost in the Shell

See Also: Section 9 featurette and new TV spots 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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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Disney Goes Down the Rabbit Hole With Possible ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Follow-Ups

23 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

When you have all the money, you can be this risky.

Don’t worry, Disney has no plans to make a “sequel” to Beauty and the Beast. But that isn’t to say they’re not going to produce a follow-up to the enormously successful musical fairy tale. Walt Disney Pictures president of production Sean Bailey told Deadline this week that they are considering spinoff and prequel possibilities. Maybe that means we see Gaston’s origin story or a movie about the married characters played by Stanley Tucci and Audra McDonald. How about a gay romance for Le Fou?

The truth is, though, spinoffs and prequels are still each a form of sequel. There’s a matter of semantics that says otherwise with regards to why Bailey stresses those specific types of franchise expansion while dismissing the other, but they all continue the story, whether it’s forwards, backwards, or to the side. It »

- Christopher Campbell

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Watch the Insane First 5 Minutes of Ghost in the Shell

22 March 2017 7:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ghost in the Shell is getting ready to hit theaters in a little more than a week, but for those of you who are feeling a little impatient, you can check out the first five minutes of the movie online right now. Paramount decided to give fans a little taste of what's to come by releasing the clip online today, and it is very heavy on the action. Despite the controversy surrounding her casting, it also seems like Scarlett Johansson is kicking some serious butt as Major and looking good doing it.

Paramount initially debuted the clip during a Facebook Live streaming event but they later released a slightly extended version of the clip to their YouTube channel. In the video, we see Major hanging out on a rooftop listening in on an important meeting that has to do with "cyber enhancement." Things quickly get out of hand and the bullets start flying. »

- MovieWeb

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Watch The First Five Minutes of ‘Ghost in the Shell’

22 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Snow White and the Huntsman isn’t the most lively adventure movie – it’s fairly serious and has a certain grit that, tonally, is quite distancing. Director Rupert Sanders seems to be going for a dour tone once again with his second feature, but it may actually suit the live-action take on Ghost in the Shell. Like the trailer featuring yet […]

The post Watch The First Five Minutes of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Watch the first five minutes of Ghost in the Shell

22 March 2017 3:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week we brought you a poster, clip and three featurettes for Ghost in the Shell [check them out here], and now with a week to go until its release, Paramount Pictures has released the first five minutes of the Scarlett Johansson-headlined live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s classic manga; take a look here…

See Also: Section 9 featurette and new TV spots 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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Clip: It’s Time For a Water Fight

21 March 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

At the very least, perhaps we can expect the upcoming Ghost in the Shell to be mostly pleasing to the eyes and ears. Director Rupert Sanders has exhibited a sharp eye in his commercial work and even his underwhelming directorial debut, Snow White and the Huntsman, looked great. Accompanying Sanders’ high-tech futuristic eye candy is a score from none other than Clint […]

The post ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Clip: It’s Time For a Water Fight appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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‘Churchill’ Trailer: Brian Cox Stars in One of Two 2017 Winston Churchill Biopics

21 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Hollywood history is littered with competing projects about similar subjects. The most famous example is probably the double-header of Armageddon and Deep Impact in 1998, but the phenomenon continues to this day. Remember how 2012 brought us Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror? Now, 2017 is bringing us dueling biopics about Winston Churchill, […]

The post ‘Churchill’ Trailer: Brian Cox Stars in One of Two 2017 Winston Churchill Biopics appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Ghost in the Shell Sneak Peek Shows an Epic Water Fight

20 March 2017 6:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Ghost in the Shell's theatrical release just days away, Paramount Pictures has released an action-packed clip featuring The Major (Scarlett Johansson) using her high-tech camouflage to hide from her enemy. We have already seen tiny bits and pieces of this epic water fight in the previously-released trailers and other pieces of footage, but this video gives us our best look yet at this whole scene as it unfolds. If that weren't enough, we also have two more previews that go behind-the-scenes, plus a new viral video featuring the character Kuze (Michael Pitt)

Paramount Pictures debuted these clips on their YouTube channel earlier today, the first of which shows that The Major's "shell" can render her completely invisible, blending seamlessly into any environment. While we don't know much about the character whom The Major is fighting, he is clearly out-matched, as The Ghost sends this man flying back farther »

- MovieWeb

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Michael Pitt’s Kuze gets a Ghost in the Shell character poster, new featurettes and clip released

20 March 2017 4:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve got less than two weeks to go before Ghost in the Shell arrives in cinemas, and Paramount Pictures has today released a new poster for the upcoming manga adaptation featuring Michael Pitt’s Kuze; take a look at the poster below, along with two featurettes which gives us a behind the scenes look at the shelling sequence and the costumes of the film and a new clip…

See Also: Section 9 featurette and new TV spots 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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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Robert Downey Jr. to Star as ‘Doctor Dolittle’ in New Film

20 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Downey Jr. will star in the movie “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,” based on the classic character who can talk to animals, for Universal Pictures.

Stephen Gaghan, who most recently directed Matthew McConaughey’s “Gold,” will helm the film from his own screenplay. Tom Shepherd wrote an earlier draft.

The studio, which acquired the project following a heated bidding war, has set up “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle” with producers Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum through their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, alongside Susan Downey for Team Downey.

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British author Hugh Lofting created the Doctor Dolittle character in the 1920s series of children’s books, in which a Victorian-era physician opts to treat animals instead of humans because he’s able to speak with them.

Lofting’s character was portrayed by Rex Harrison in the 1967 musical “Doctor Dolittle, »

- Dave McNary

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Ghost In The Shell (2017) review

17 March 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Scarlett Johansson stars in the cyberpunk anime adaptation, Ghost In The Shell. Here's our review...

Think about some of the techno-thrillers that emerged in the mid-90s: Sandra Bullock vehicle The Net, say, or Michael Douglas-Demi Moore harassment-in-the-workplace Vr opus, Disclosure. Watch them now, and they look almost painfully quaint.

Now take a look at Ghost In The Shell, director Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s manga; 22 years on, and it’s barely aged a day. It imagines a future where human and machine have long since fused; typists can have their hands replaced with ten-fingered robot limbs capable of banging out 1,000 words per second. Minds can be augmented for faster learning; eyes can be replaced with more powerful optical sensors. Yet in this future Tokyo, where humanity is on the cusp of leaving its body for a life in cyberspace, there’s a growing sense »

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Section 9 featurette and new TV spots for Ghost in the Shell

16 March 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just two weeks to go until it arrives in cinemas, Paramount Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell which gives us an in-depth look at Section 9; check it out below along with four TV spots and a character promo for Pilou Asbaek’s Batou…

See Also: Scarlett Johansson discusses her role as The Major in Ghost in the Shell featurette

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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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New trailer for Neil Gaiman adaptation ‘American Gods’

16 March 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Starz have announced that the highly-anticipated eight-episode first season of American Gods, adapted from Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, will make its network premiere on Sunday April 30th.

American Gods posits a different kind of war brewing – one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.

Adapted from the award-winning novel, “American Gods” stars Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) as Shadow Moon; Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” “Ray Donovan”) as »

- Phil Wheat

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Kristen Stewart on Reuniting With Olivier Assayas for ‘Personal Shopper’: It’s ‘Super French, Man’

10 March 2017 3:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Give or take a Snow White and the Huntsman or so, Kristen Stewart has largely stuck to the art-house realm since finishing her obligations to the “Twilight” franchise five years ago. But at a special screening of her new film, “Personal Shopper,” presented by Ruffino, Air France and UniFrance Thursday night at New York’s Metrograph, Stewart insisted that she hasn’t been intentionally pivoting away from mainstream fare.

“It’s been coincidental. It’s never been a strategic plan to do smaller things to offset the bigger ones. But the bigger ones make the smaller things possible,” she said, noting that in a few weeks she will start production on the big budget disaster film “Underwater.”

She continued, “But I never feel like there’s an exchange. I’ve only ever done larger projects that I think are worth it, and mean something, and affect me.”

Personal Shopper” is »

- Michael Tedder

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