Archives for June 7, 2005

Adam Walter sees the first Haruki Murakami movie

Adam Walter wants you to know that the first film ever made based on Haruki Murakami's work is "as good as anything [he's] seen in the past five years."Adam posted this in the comments earlier, but it deserves a post of its own: I'll just say watch for Tony Takitani, the first feature film adapted from the work of Haruki Murakami. The film was actually made last year in Japan but has been shown this year at Sundance and S.I.F.F. Hopefully it'll get a general release soon.I'm prepared to … [Read more...]

Today’s specials: U2, Ron Howard, The Simpsons’ movie, and… "16 Candles 2"?

Today's specials:U2 HEARTS ARCADE FIRE In the new issue of Mojo, you'll find a disc featuring songs that Bono and the boys think you should hear. And I hate to say "I told ya so" but there's an Arcade Fire track on there. (Thanks, Opus, for the heads' up.ASTONISHING!! JESUS WASN'T REAL! Peter T. Chattaway interviews Brian Flemming.D'OH! Nancy Cartwright confirms it... A feature film of The Simpsons is in production.AN ANSWER TO SO MANY PRAYERS [insert Homer's … [Read more...]

"Howl’s Moving Castle" … three words: Go see it.

How about just one word: Delightful.What a library this man has produced! My Neighbor Totoro. Castle in the Sky. Kiki's Delivery Service. Princess Mononoke. Spirited Away. If I had children, each one of these titles would be in the family video library.Well, here's a confession: It's just us grownups living at Overstreet Headquarters, but we have all of these titles in the family video library anyway.The more films by Hayao Miyazake I see, the more I realize how much he repeats … [Read more...]