hayao miyazaki kingdom of dreams and madness

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 Away in 2013, after the release of his World War II epic The Wind Rises. But a comeback was inevitable — a few years later it was revealed that Miyazaki was secretly working on a short film called Boro The Caterpillar. Unsatisfied with the final product however, Miyazaki is expanding the short into a feature length film. His un-retirement became official today when Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki’s professional home for 30 years, reopened its production department to work on Miyazaki’s feature film.

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fx streaming service

You can stream on if you think that FX won’t get in on the cord-cutting fun.

The cable network responsible for such critically lauded fare like American Horror Story, Atlanta, Fargo, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Legion is launching an ad-free subscription service called FX+. There’s a catch however, the service is only available to those who have a Comcast Xfinity subscription and who are willing to shell out an additional $5.99 a month. You gotta really want those ad-free American Horror Story viewings.

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Kingsman The Secret Service Honest Trailer

Netflix joins the race for superhero world domination, making its first-ever publishing acquisition with Millarworld, the comics publisher behind Kingsman, Kick-Ass, and other projects spearheaded by writer Mark Millar.

The streaming company announced that it bought Millarworld on Monday. Though the terms of the transaction weren’t clear, Netflix said it will develop films, TV shows and kids’ series based on Millarworld series. Millarworld, in turn, will publish new stories under the Netflix label.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway

We’ve known for a while that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the award-winning two-part play that continues J.K. Rowling’s beloved story of The Boy Who Lived, would be coming to Broadway, but it was unclear whether the production would recast any of its key actors when it came to American shores. Now we know that many of the actors from the original West End production will reprise their roles when the show moves to New York City early next year. Read on to learn the whole Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway cast.
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HBO hack Game of Thrones

Update: HBO is now reportedly working with the FBI and cybersecurity firm Mandiant to investigate the data stolen in the hack, which may contain employee emails in addition to television episodes and scripts. The cybersecurity attack may be even larger than initially thought, as the 1.5 terabytes of data obtained in the HBO hack is roughly seven times the size of the 2014 Sony hack.

Our original story follows below.

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The things we do for love — of a show. But if you love not being spoiled for Game of Thrones, beware: hackers have breached HBO and reportedly plan to release episodes and scripts from upcoming Game of Thrones episodes.

HBO has suffered a major cyberattack, with upcoming episodes of a few of its TV series and at least one apparent script have been leaked online by hackers who breached the entertainment company’s systems. And they’re threatening to release more: namely, the fourth episode of Game of Thrones.

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The Empire Strikes Back - Han Solo

We knew all about the clashing of approaches between producer Kathleen Kennedy and original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller regarding Lucasfilm’s Han Solo spin-off film, but ever since Ron Howard took over the director’s chair, we’ve been wondering a lot about the film’s tone. Now, thanks to a new interview with one of its stars, we’ve learned that Solo may end up being one of the funnier Star Wars movies we’ve seen so far.

And speaking of Lord and Miller, we take a look at the Directors Guild of America rule that explains the timing of why they were fired with only three weeks left in principal photography.
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The Emoji Movie reviews

It’s a result that shouldn’t surprise anyone: Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie, which is in theaters today, is officially the worst-reviewed wide-release film of the year so far. While it earned the rare distinction of having a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes earlier this morning, it’s since been given a single “fresh” review, which has bumped it up to 3%. But that still makes the film the worst-reviewed major release of 2017.
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reese witherspoon jennifer aniston

The Green girls are back together once again.

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are set to reunite after appearing together as sisters in Friends to star in a TV series about the world of morning shows. It’ll be a return to the small screen for Aniston, who made her name and won an Emmy for her role in Friends, and another notch in Witherspoon’s new career as a prestige television actress after her Emmy-nominated turn in Big Little Lies.

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logan lucky screenwriter

Logan Lucky is already getting rave reviews as a “high-spirited” and “brilliantly constructed” heist thriller, with first-time screenwriter Rebecca Blunt getting much of the acclaim for penning Steven Soderbergh‘s return to cinema.

But rumors are swirling that Blunt may not be who she says she is. In fact, she may not exist at all.

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IMAX 3d

3D movies are a source of controversy. They require clunky glasses that darken the screen, give you vertigo, and make you look like a dork. Not to mention they’re pricey — 3D ticket prices add about $4 onto already inflated movie ticket prices. Pair that with an IMAX price, and there go your groceries for the week.

So it’s a relief that IMAX is starting to move away from 3D movie screenings, catching on to a movement against 3D that has been long overdue.

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