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HEY, HEY, HEY, YOU! Check Out This Wunderbar 8 Bit NES Shawshank Redemption!

We’re not usually so lazy we throw other people’s work at you, our disloyal readers, but we saw this and it combined two of our favourite things most excellently: a brilliant film and a great gaming era. 160 more words

Movies

Strong Female Characters: Sophie Hatter

For those of you that don’t know, Sophie Hatter is the main character of Diana Wynne Jones’ 1986 novel, Howl’s Moving Castle. The plot follows the adventures of Sophie, a young woman who gets cursed with premature old age and runs off to live with a fearsome wizard – who actually turns out to be a terrible whiner. 2,097 more words

Books

Hard workers, big dreamers: Whisper of the Heart

After the experimental A Scanner Darkly, Linklater’s work made with particular techniques, we remain in the world of animation with another, interesting job more traditional. 452 more words

Japan

Totoro Wood Etch Project!

Just drew this on a 7 x 5 wood panel. Its gonna be etched in later. I love drawing and is great to do this again. 22 more words

Film

Grave of the Fireflies: Even the Title Makes Me Really Sad

I knew it was about war orphans, and I knew it was going to be sad, but that didn’t stop me from tearing up at the end. 606 more words

Movie Reviews

Anime is dead – Carcass of beloved Ghibli character seemingly washed up on beach

Every now and again, some outspoken fan of Japanese animation, distraught over what he sees as a decline in quality among the art form’s offerings, will hold up the shining example of some new title that shows promise, billing it as “the show that will save… 383 more words

Japan

100 Word Review - Princess Mononoke (1997)

I love this film. It’s another classic eco-warrior princess fairytale from the marvellous Studio Ghibli.

While trying to save his home town from a rampaging bear god, Ashitaka is cursed. 72 more words

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