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Hey, Rocky, watch me pull movie reviews out of my hat! This week Steve goes back to the subject of a 2015 column: Studio Ghibli, which has continued releasing movies without even asking him! Are they good movies? Good?—just watch (er, read)!
Have I written this column before? Have I written this column before? Steve asks, as he takes a closer look at Groundhog Day, a classic “time-warp” movie with Bill Murray.
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Steve looks at two "new" releases--classic SF by the late William Rotsler, multitalented fan, writer and artist.
Steve looks at a Japanese anime film by master storyteller and animator Hayao Miyazaki.
As we grow older, we are forced to accept the fact that those people who helped to form our childhood are also getting older. We are made to understand that being influential does not make one immortal, at least not in a literal sense. And so, thousands of people the world over are slowly coming to terms with the fact that Hayao Miyazaki is truly, truly retiring this time.
Whenever discussing animation, the name that always springs to mind is Ghibli and man behind it all, Hayao Miyazaki. Over the past many decades,...
The final installment of this year's Ooky Spooky Animanga series focuses on the best scary animanga character costumes, and how to put them together.
Every culture has its ghost stories. Here in the West, ours tend toward narratives depicting souls who died violent deaths and have returned to take revenge. Or perhaps we tell tales of those who have died too soon and only wish for eternal playmates. As I briefly mentioned in my post last week, the Japanese have a very rich and far-reaching pantheon of spooks. The majority of these ghosts and their stories grew out of the Edo period (1603-1867; thus why a show like Mononoke asserts itself as particularly Japanese horror), and ghost stories with a certain antiquated style to them, or an air of the past, are usually referred to as kaiden (mysterious or strange recited narrative), whereas more modern horror stories would simply be called hora (a Japanization of "horror").
I don’t think there’s a single thing I dislike about Hayao Miyazaki’s 1989 film Kiki’s Delivery Service
There are some artists who leave a lasting impression on every life their work touches. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that...
Science fiction and fantasy are taking over the realm of the Hollywood summer blockbuster, no question about it. Marvel Studios is gearing up to...