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Ponyo (review)

Oh dear. What’s happened to Hayao Miyazaki, the master of beautiful, poignant, deeply weird and profoundly philosophical Japanese animation? Has he lost his touch? Is the magic gone?

my week at the movies: ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ ‘District 9’ (again), ‘9,’ ‘Shorts,’ ‘Bandslam,’ ‘Fifty Dead Men Walking,’ ‘The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard,’ ‘Ponyo,’ ‘Paper Heart’ (maybe)

Oh my, that’s a nasty poster, ain’t it? Inglourious Basterds (opens in the U.K. on August 19, and in the U.S. on August 21) is gonna be even more brutal than the trailer makes it look, I think. The question is whether Quentin Tarantino gets the balance of gore and humor right… I’m gonna attend … more…

caption this! image from ‘Ponyo’

Fun for Wednesdays! We look at an image from an upcoming movie and write snarky, witty, or otherwise entertaining captions for it. No prizes, it’s just for fun. Ponyo, from the Academy Award-winning director and world-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki, is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” Here’s a peek: … more…