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Howl’s Moving Castle

In movies, writing on 10/22/2012 at 19:56

2004

In need of some witchcraft and wizardry this Halloween season? Check out Studio Ghibli Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), an adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones’ novel of the same name. Read the rest of this entry »

MOVIE MONDAY: “The Secret World of Arrietty”

In movies, writing on 08/27/2012 at 14:13

Studio Ghibli/Walt Disney
The story told in “The Secret World of Arrietty” is a familiar one, an adaptation of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers. A young boy, Sho, travels to the countryside to stay in the house his mother grew up in while he attempts to recoup from a severe illness.

From the first frame we are greeted with the classic, unchanged animation of Studio Ghibli. Character designs are reused and landscapes sometimes look vaguely familiar, but even the most seasoned Ghibli fan cannot help but be excited to enter a new world. Read the rest of this entry »