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What’s Your Favorite Miyazaki Film?  (photo)

What’s Your Favorite Miyazaki Film?

When it comes to animation for grown ups, no one can really compete with Hayao Miyazaki. The compelling storylines, complex characters, and beautifully rendered scenes make him the earned him international critical praise and fans of all ages around the globe. With Miyazaki, it’s not whether or not you like him (because you’re not dead […]

Putting a Fine Point On It (photo)

Putting a Fine Point On It

Twelve years ago, Paul Verhoeven, ever the cynical prankster, turned Robert A. Heinlein’s jingoistic ’50s sci-fi novel “Starship Troopers” into a plug-ugly satire of homicidal xenophobia, making his whitebread human “heroes” even more grotesque than the giant insectoid creatures they regularly slaughtered. Trouble was, mainstream America didn’t really get the sick joke, even when Neil […]

Battle of the Bands (photo)

Battle of the Bands

This week offers animation from Asia, science fiction from South Africa, horror from Europe and romance on the home continent. Download this in audio form (MP3: 16:23 minutes, 15 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “Bandslam” Despite the odd detour to pen such fare as the unpleasant 1993 remake of “The Vanishing,” […]

Comic-Con: Wild Things, “Hex” and Miyazaki (photo)

Comic-Con: Wild Things, “Hex” and Miyazaki

“This is getting weird…I like it,” Josh Brolin said midway through the audience Q&A of Warner Bros.’ presentation of “Jonah Hex.” Sitting alongside director Jimmy Hayward and co-stars Michael Fassbender and Megan Fox a mere 48 hours after the film wrapped production, Brolin was clearly enjoying the moment, teasing the audience that the only comic […]