Month: September 2011 – page 2

Eddie Murphy to host the Oscars

Apparently deciding that they should go with a comedian this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced that Eddie Murphy will be hosting the Oscars next year, is reporting. “Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” said film director Brett Ratner, one of […]

Kite live-action remake takes flight

A live-action remake of hit Japanese anime Kite is scheduled to go into production in January 2012, reports /Film. David R. Elliswill, director of Final Destination 2 and Snakes on a Plane will helm this new live-action version. Known for its excessive violence and explicit content, the 1998 original Kite was written and directed by […]

Au clair de La Luna with director Enrico Casarosa

As Pixar’s latest short film begins its journey around the world’s international film festivals, Jeremie Noyer speaks exclusively with director Enrico Casarosa about this uniquely personal project.

Private Snafu Golden Classics

The classic World War II cartoons, done primarily by the Looney Tunes crew for the military, appear in restored form from Thunderbean. This is certainly the best way we’ve had yet to watch these funny and historically relevant shorts.

Studio Ghibli announces two new projects

Studio Ghibli recently announced two new projects by its co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, reports TwitchFilm. Miyazaki is reported to be working on an “autobiography”. No further details have been announced by the studio and it is still unclear if Miyazaki is working on his own autobiography or adapting someone else’s. Isao Takahata (Grave […]

The Pebble and the Penguin Blu-ray in October

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced a Blu-ray release of Don Bluth’s The Pebble and the Penguin on October 11th, reports Blu-Ray. Special features on this release will include, “No Stone Unturned: Making-of Featurette”, “Now and Forever: Music Featurette” and a “Theatrical Trailer.”

Mars Needs Moms

A misfire from Disney and ImageMovers, Mars Needs Moms fails in almost every regard to bring a fun kids book to the screen with any sense of fantasy about it, with the 3D adding very little.

The Rocketeer soaring onto Blu-Ray in December

Disney’s cult classic The Rocketeer will finally make its long-awaited arrival on Blu-Ray in December, according to No details on the release’s extras are currently available, but the disc’s cover art does reveal that it will be sold as a “20th Aniversary Edition.” It’s set to fly into stores on December 13th. Thanks to […]

M.A.S.K.: Volume One

Another 1980s toy tie-in, this show strives to combine Transformers and G.I. Joe, but fails to live up to its premise.