Fate / Zero is due out October 1st and the first episode is supposed to be an hour long. I’m looking forward to see what becomes of the next round of searches for the grail.
His new movie Shark Night 3D opened yesterday, and despite not expecting huge box office returns director David R. Ellis has inked his next deal with the studio Distant Horizon. Variety reports, Ellis will helm a live action remake of the Japanese anime movie Kite, which was originally released in 1998 by filmmaker Yasuomi Umetsu. (more…)
Ok, since I don’t have access to some of the cool games that I’d like to try, I enjoy playing Pokemon TCG and video in my League and with the kids. That being said, I get excited when I see there is a new movie coming out or a new series. Pokemon has gotten better, at least in the past few years it seems. Even Team Rocket has a bit of a darker feel to them. (more…)
This movie is about a girl, Momo, who after growing up in a big city has to move to a remote island following the premature death of her father. There, she and her mom live together in the old family house. Compared to the city, time appears to have stood still. Momo is none to thrilled about her new surroundings. But most of all, she is uneasy about an unfinished letter from her father. The letter contained two words: “Dear Momo…” What was her father going to say.
Some of the staff include:
Director / Screenplay / Storyboard: Hiroyuki Okiura (Jin-Roh)
Key Animation Supervisor: Masashi Ando (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away)
Key Animators: Toshiyuki Inoue (Tokyo Godfathers), Ei Inoue (The Cat Returns), Takeshi Honda (Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance), Tetsuya Nishio (The Sky Crawlers), Hiroyuki Aoyama (Summer Wars)
Background Art: Hiroshi Ono (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
Animation: Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Jin-Roh)
With names like these, I am looking forward to seeing this movie. I think the wait will be worth while. It is due to be in theaters in Japan in 2012.
Source: Production I.G.
So I was browsing through one of my favorite trailer sites and on the first page was surprised to see this:
Since Evangelion:1.0 did not come close to our area in the theaters, I didn’t hold out much hope for a showing close enough to drive to, let alone a local showing. I went to the theater list and cheered out loud when I saw it would be shown in the city I live in. I’m excited and looking forward to the showing. As a bonus, I noticed the theater here will also be showing Evengelion:1.0 just before Evangelion:2.0. (Guess whose getting 2 tickets).
I’m not sure what to think of the addition of a new character (Mari) but I’ll treat this as I did the first. I’ll go in with an open mind trying my best to ignore the original series. I’d love to hear what you thought of the movie if you have seen it already or if you are planning to see it when it hits the theaters here in the States.
Amazon has already posted a page for the Blu-Ray release slated April 5, 2011…
Just came back from watching Tron Legacy and I for one was very pleased. If you had seen the original movie when it came out in theaters 20+ years ago you know it was pretty revolutionary for the computer graphics used at the time. I watched the original with my kids a month or so back and they were none to excited about the graphics. And I couldn’t blame them what with other movies such as Shrek and Monsters Inc. that have come out since. Myself, I can recall being wow’d while sitting in the theater at the light cycles and the recognizers and tanks.
Well tonight, I was wow’d again. This time it was how well the story was put together. I went in thinking, this will be an all eye and ear candy movie. I was wrong. The 2 hours was spent telling the story of how the digital world came to be and how Flynn disappeared. Sorry, I don’t want to spoil the story to much. I will say that if you can see it in IMAX 3D, do so. It is especially cool if you have a theater that does not skimp on the volume. I was very pleased to actually feel the Recognizers as they flew past.
I was a bit disappointed in the turnout though. I’m not sure it was because it is Christmas Eve or just lack of interest in the movie. I know there have been comments posted to the effect of “why do we need another Tron movie”. Well, if you are going to say something stinks before seeing it, ya might keep your comments to yourself until after you have laid down your money. Walt Disney said of the Fantasia film that it is one to be improved on time and again (hence Fantasia 2000). I think the same can be said of others of their film franchises. Return to Witch mountain was a good remake example. I enjoyed the show enough to want to go back. I only hope it is still in IMAX when I can go. I’m also looking forward to a BluRay release for the sole purpose of rattling the pictures off the wall.
If you have seen it, I’d like to hear your opinions too.
Quick post. Is anyone planning to see Tron Lagacy when it comes out Friday? It has been over 20 years since the original release and I for one am eager to see what has happened in Flynn’s world. Couple that with big advances in movie making since then. When the original Tron was released it was ahead of it’s time. I wonder if this will follow suit in movie making techniques.
I saw Tangled the other day and it was an enjoyable movie. The 3d effects are getting better with each movie it seams. In the previews, Disney has a new movie coming next year called “Mars needs moms”. Looks cute, but what caught my attention was the different angle at which some of the action was rendered. For 3d you might expect head on or to the side. In this case it was below so items seem to fall down toward you.
Exciting stuff to see it seems. If you see Tron, post and let me know what you thought. I’ll do the same.