Over the past day or so, the Studio Ghibli International Twitter account has been publishing photos from the studio’s new film, When Marnie Was There. The film is from The Secret World of Arriety director Yonebayashi Hiromasa, and is based on the children’s novel of the same name by Joan G. Robinson. In the book, an adopted girl who makes a ghostly friend by the English seaside. The film will move the location to Japan, and is set for release in Japan this Summer.
The images are as pretty as you’d expect from Ghibli, even if they don’t show too much. Check out a few more below. Read More »
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Want to read about Marvel’s plans for Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off comic books? Has more art been revealed from Mike Mitchell‘s Mondo Marvel show? Is there a new Electro video from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? How can you watch Arrow with the show’s star? Does Marc Webb think the Kurtzman/Orci news will change Amazing Spider-Man 3? Is Stephen Colbert an agent of HYDRA? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Jackie Earle Haley is a talented actor, and he has the sort of face that leads him to being cast in less than savory roles. His latest gig will see him leading people into bad acts in a new way, however. Haley will direct the indie Criminal Activies, and also take a role in the picture. Read More »
You may have heard that Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf Of Wall Street holds the record for the most F-bombs in a narrative feature film (the documentary “Fuck” obviously wins the all time record). ScreenJunkies decided to create a two-and-a-half minute cut of the film featuring only the F words said in the movie. But those jokers decided to focus on some of the less obvious f-words in the film, and not feature any of the movie’s record-breaking 506 F-bombs. Watch the The Wolf of Wall Street Just The F Words Edit supercut embedded after the jump.
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Nearly ten years after the original Sin City, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller go back to seedy streets with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The aesthetic approach is the same: black and white, dotted with color. The technique, which heavily relies upon green screen shooting, is hopefully much refined after a decade of practice and technological advances. There’s a new long Sin City: A Dame to Kill For TV spot today; and the one-minute mini-trailer is a good way to take a look at the film. Read More »
These days, it’s easy to say you love Brad Bird. After The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like his work. But many of us were on board from the beginning with The Iron Giant.
In the summer of 1999, Bird was just another untapped talent from The Simpsons who went to college with lots of famous people. He was making his first feature. Unfortunately, the film was released on the same weekend as The Sixth Sense. Warner Bros. didn’t know what to do with the film, or how to market it, and it did not connect with audiences. From a reported $70 million production budget, The Iron Giant only grossed $23 million and was deemed a failure. However, the few people who actually saw the movie instantly fell in love with it. It was obvious the film had incredible heart and ambition, and was the work of someone with a bright future.
Despite the cult following that’s developed over the years, Warner Bros. has never released a The Iron Giant Blu-ray. Recently on Twitter, Bird admitted he’s been talking to them about it and they’re interested. They just don’t want to give the film the kind of release it deserves. He feels you can help. Read More »
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.
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The Archetypes of Hayao Miyazaki
A Plea For More Original Programming From Netflix
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J.K. Rowling and Time Warner have a pretty good relationship. Together, they helped make one of the most successful and impressively coherent film franchises in history with Harry Potter. So it’s of little surprise Rowling turned in their direction when looking for a place to air her follow up novel, The Casual Vacancy, as a miniseries.
BBC and HBO will co-produce a three episode miniseries of The Casual Vacancy, which will air on BBC One in the UK and HBO in the US. Read more about The Casual Vacancy HBO below. Read More »