Pretty Packaging: That Gorgeous STAND-ALONE COMPLEX Boxset Is Back, But Bigger And English-friendly
If you see the pictures in this article and think you've seen them before, you may be right about most of them. Last year, the French branch of distributor All The Anime released an absolutely kick-ass Blu-ray boxset of the seminal anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex, and I wrote a "Pretty Packaging" article about that release. All The Anime's British branch is Anime Limited (yes, them), but they did not have the rights for the English-speaking markets, so the French set did not have an English dub or subs. Well... the company that DOES have the publishing rights for Britain is Manga UK, and they have now released Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex with that very same packaging. The stellar art-book...
ATLANTA's Hiro Murai in Talks to Direct Thriller MAN ALIVE
Deadline is reporting that Hiro Murai, director of episodes of Atlanta and Childish Gambino's latest video This Is America, is in talks to direct his debut feature film, Man Alive. The script was bought off of a spec from Joe Greenberg and has been rewritten by It Follows' David Robert Mitchell. Man Alive covers the events following the invasion of earth by an alien species, when a man faced with isolation and loneliness in order to survive realizes he might not be alone after all. Photo: Curtis Baker/FX...
London Indian Film Festival 2018 Review: WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY Takes A Hard Look At A Clash Of Cultures
Director Iram Haq's What Will People Say is a powerful experience that has the potential to ruffle feathers on each side of the argument regarding the responsibilities of immigrants to assimilate into their adopted cultures. An Norwegian-Pakistani woman, here Haq tells the story of a Pakistani family living in Norway, the elders holding on tightly to their Muslim identities and the baggage that comes along with it, while the young ones who've been raised in the more liberal Norwegian culture struggle to balance the expectations of their parents with the world they navigate from day-to-day. In the center of the hubbub is teenage Nisha, played with remarkable aplomb by Maria Mozhdah, a high school girl who is on the verge of leaving her family home...
Fox Accepts Disney’s $71.3 Billion Bid for 21st Century Fox, Topping Comcast’s Latest Offer [Updated]
Update 6/20/2018: Bloomberg reports that Fox has accepted a $71.3 billion bid from Disney, which tops Comcast’s previous offer of $65 billion. Disney’s new offer “gives Fox shareholders the option to take their payment in the form of cash or stock, up to a 50-50 level”, and the company will also “take on about $13.8 […]
‘The Meg’ International Trailer Sinks Its Jaws Into New Footage
The only thing that can save the summer at this point is Jason Statham fighting a big-ass prehistoric shark. Thankfully, a new The Meg international trailer just swam online, bringing with it a ton of new footage. The Meg International Trailer Ah, summer. A time of sandy beaches, sunlight glinting off the sea, and of course, […]
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review: A Desperate Struggle to Capture That ‘Jurassic’ Magic
When the film he was reviewing would demand it, the late Roger Ebert would retell an old story he’d once heard. It was about a child prodigy, gifted at playing the piano, who was lucky enough to meet one of the old masters to perform. And so he did, skillfully getting every part of a […]