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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:51 am
I just couple of days ago watched Arrietty, and I have to say I wasn't that impressed. It had similar themes to rest of Ghibli's films, but it lacked something, I can't say what it is, but it's just not as good as the rest... The part where the boy (can't remember the name) talks about extinction was pretty emotional though. And it's still four times more enjoyable than the awful Earthsea movie...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:27 pm
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/25581/ ... ed?_r=true

Two in one year, huh? And by these two directors? That hasn't happened since, what, 1988? I'm intrigued...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:03 am
*Whitly, massive Studio Ghibli fan, learns that not only is Ghibli releasing 2 films in one year, but are by their two most acclaimed directors*

"I'm intrigued"

WOAH MAN CALM DOWN, DON'T GET TOO EXCITED.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:14 am
Whitly wrote:http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/25581/next-two-studio-ghibli-films-titled?_r=true

Two in one year, huh? And by these two directors? That hasn't happened since, what, 1988? I'm intrigued...


I'm also intrigued. And I think I just shat a brick my pants. Weird.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:34 pm
TheFinnishG1 wrote:
Whitly wrote:http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/25581/next-two-studio-ghibli-films-titled?_r=true

Two in one year, huh? And by these two directors? That hasn't happened since, what, 1988? I'm intrigued...


I'm also intrigued. And I think I just shat a brick my pants. Weird.

Wut?

Also, I'm excited because of Miyazaki's track record. Even on a bad day, I've still come to expect great things from him...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:15 pm
To continue our discussion from the other thread:

metaking64x wrote:
Whitly wrote:
metaking64x wrote:A Japanese animated film not targeted to kids that has none of the fantasy aspects the studio is known for?

Bolded the two problems:

1. They were never exclusively for kids anyway.
2. Studio Ghibli has done reality dramas before in the past.

Perhaps I'm being overly reactionary, but I just don't see why GKids would do it this way...

True, but from what I can tell, the last non-fantasy non-kids movie they made was in 1991, and the film market isn't the same as it was then. I can see why they'd be cautious.

1999, actually. My Neighbors the Yamadas was an SNL-esque compilation.

Even still, they could settle for a larger release. The whole "On Tour" strategy they have going for them right now is really annoying, especially since Goro Miyazaki's previous movie, while terrible, was the studio's highest-grossing movie in the US. All they'd have to do is cleverly time their trailers, let people know the movie exists and give it a big enough release that it could make a decent profit. They did that last year, even releasing The Secret World of Arrietty during President's Day Weekend. Why they couldn't do that again is beyond me, especially since it's not like the studio doesn't have some kind of brand recognition in the West (even if it's small.)

Then again, I'm no market analyst. I just think this screams "uncertainty"...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:19 am
Posting the list here for future reference

1. Spirited Away
2. Howl's Moving Castle
3. Princess Mononoke
4. My Neighbor Totoro
5. Kiki's Delivery Service
6. Arrietty
7. Castle in The Sky
8. Pom Poko
Not Ranked: Grave of the Fireflies

Also has anyone managed to see Poppy Hill yet? My area is being a douche and not playing it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:25 am
JohnnyFarrar wrote:Posting the list here for future reference

1. Spirited Away
2. Howl's Moving Castle
3. Princess Mononoke
4. My Neighbor Totoro
5. Kiki's Delivery Service
6. Arrietty
7. Castle in The Sky
8. Pom Poko
Not Ranked: Grave of the Fireflies

Also has anyone managed to see Poppy Hill yet? My area is being a douche and not playing it.

https://www.facebook.com/PoppyHillUSA

I'm seeing it on Sunday...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:58 am
One day later, I'm still piecing together my thoughts on From Up On Poppy Hill. I still hold that it's enjoyable, albeit problematic in one particular area. I won't spoil it, but just keep that in mind...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:40 pm
Tales from Earthsea, aka "Lack of Give-a-Damn: The Movie"...
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