Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray/DVD Release Featured In a Very Special Review

So, we know about Will Smith and Jaden. We know about Lloyd Bridges and his sons Beau and Jeff. Recently, Martin Sheen starred with his son Emilio Estevez in The Way.But how many parent-childĀ film critic teams can you think of? … [Read more...]

Stockwell Takes On L’Engle, DiCamillo, Miyazaki. [-updated-]

[THIS POST HAS BEEN REVISED TO CORRECT AN ERROR. Bedrock Pictures is not necessarily making all three of the films in question. But the screenwriter, Jeff Stockwell, is attached to all three projects.] Bedrock Pictures plans to make a movie of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time, from a script by Jeff Stockwell.And my, my... Stockwell's a busy guy.He's also working on adaptations of Kate DiCamillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Hayao Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery … [Read more...]

A Special Guest in Toy Story 3

A very special guest appears at about 0:49 in the new Toy Story 3 trailer.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF59DBmYAq4 … [Read more...]

Doug Cummings on "Howl’s Moving Castle"

from filmjourney... I find the mystery in Miyazaki's films to be one of their greatest pleasures, expanding their worlds with each viewer's imagination. When I was a kid, I loved to scratch my head. Not that Miyazaki crafts puzzling films; his cinema is highly accessible and entertaining at any age, yet he's a filmmaker who also appreciates how a few unanswered questions in the right places can enrich a fantasy story. … [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...]

The New Yorker meditates on Miyazaki

The genius behind such films as My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away is the subject of discussion in an online exclusive at The New Yorker this week. … [Read more...]