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Crazy Fan-Made Anime Mashup Version of the Trailer for Avengers: Infinity War

Are you excited for Avengers: Infinity War? Probably. Have you watched the trailer for it countless times? We won’t judge you because we’ve done it too. Have you been enjoying all of the other fan-made trailers like this Retro one? How about this animated one? Well, we got another one today that features anime characters. This fan-made trailer comes from Anime Mirchi and features clips from various anime including Dragon Ball, Fairy Tail, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, One Piece, and many more. While it’s not a shot-for-shot trailer like many others, the idea is solid and a vibe similar to that of the original is still felt. Who would you say is the anime counterpart for each of the Avengers?
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Details on how you could be in Pacific Rim Uprising!

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Ever since 1995, when director Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion made its debut, I've had dreams of one day piloting my own skyscraper-sized mech. Obviously, we're a long ways off from that dream becoming a reality, if it ever at all. Thankfully, the fine people over at Legendary and Universal Pictures have launched a new contest for Pacific Rim Uprising that will allow two very dedicated... Read More...
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‘Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone’ and the Indisputable Mastery of Hideaki Anno

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

In the world of Japanese pop auteurs, there are few rising stars as unpredictably eclectic, temperamental, and consistently fascinating as Hideaki Anno. Anno began his professional life in the early 1980s as a young animator working literally
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‘Shin Godzilla’ vs. Parliament: Man, Machine, and Monster in Hideaki Anno’s Rapid-Fire Spectacle

Often forgotten in the six decades since the release of the original Godzilla (1954) and its 1956 American recut is the somber, even funerary tone which pervades those scenes not showcasing its titular monster. Released not even a full decade after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which concluded World War II, the film was stunningly blunt with its nuclear metaphor in ways that penetrated the veil of genre pulp: scenes of radiation victims and refugee shelters overcrowded with legions of the dead and dying still have the power to rattle contemporary audiences, never mind those for whom the real thing exists in living memory. Certain scenes likewise exude melancholy beauty that belies the film’s reputation as monster-movie camp: a mournful schoolchildren’s choir undercuts a montage of urban ruins and a major character’s fateful decision; Godzilla’s ultimate defeat is more elegiac than triumphant, as the beast gracefully
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New to Streaming: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Shin Godzilla,’ ‘Adaptation,’ ‘Slack Bay,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Adaptation (Spike Jonze)

It’s almost depressing to rewatch Adaptation in 2016, because it’s a reminder of how strong an actor Nicolas Cage is when he actually invests himself in good projects. It was soon after this that his career went off the rails, but he’s remarkably impressive here, playing the dual roles of Charlie Kaufman and his fictional twin brother, Donald. As much a mind-fuck as any other Kaufman screenplay,
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"Twin Peaks," Episode 8 Recap: Did You Like That Song?

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series."Did you like that song?" the boy (Xolo Mariduena) asks the girl (Tikaeni Faircrest). His words are hesitant and tentative—tinged with naiveté, therefore open and earnest. "Yes," the girl replies, playing along with the courtship ritual. "I did like that song." Yet there's a sense in the slight pause between his question and her answer that she could say anything. That awkward dead space is filled with possibilities—positive, negative and in-between. And what excitement there is in that. This exchange comes toward the end of Part 8 of Mark Frost and David Lynch's revived Twin Peaks, though the quiet beauty of the moment is offset by the many horrors (and wonders) that precede it…and that, will indeed, follow it. It's easy
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‘Akira’ Is Frequently Cited as Influential. Why Is That?

Inside the cyberpunk anime masterpiece that rocked the world.

Almost thirty years later, the tremors of Akira can still be felt across the world. The quintessential anime film that not only is the pinnacle of its genre, but continues to inspire artists world wide even to this day. There have been numerous attempts to get a live-action film off the ground, the latest having Get Out director Jordan Peele attached. With any luck the poor returns on Ghost in the Shell will put this one on the shelf. There is little chance that Hollywood would be able to get Akira right, for all the reasons that make it so great. Akira is still a landmark and continues to shine as a titan of animation.

For those unfamiliar with Akira, it takes place thirty-one years after explosion led to the start of World War III. Tokyo is rebuilt as Neo Tokyo and in 2019, a young motor cycle gang
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7 Classic Anime That Hollywood Should Remake After ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (And One That They Really Need to Leave Alone)

7 Classic Anime That Hollywood Should Remake After ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (And One That They Really Need to Leave Alone)
It was always only a matter of time until modern Hollywood resigned itself to remaking anime. Which isn’t to suggest that the uniquely Japanese medium is somehow unworthy of being used as fodder for Western blockbusters — on the contrary, anime has provided some of the most progressive, adventurous, and visionary filmmaking of the last 30 years — but rather to acknowledge the palpable whiff of inevitability with which Paramount is releasing “Ghost in the Shell.”

It’s not like studio executives are obsessive fans of the franchise, it’s not like former Paramount CEO Brad Grey bought every new DVD of “Stand Alone Complex” as it was released in the United States and can walk you through every detail of the Laughing Man case, it’s not like the people in power were just patiently waiting for the entertainment climate to warm up to the idea of a star-studded Major Kusanagi
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Ghost In The Shell Rakes In $1.8M On Thursday, But Is Unable To Slay Disney’s Beast

Touted as the first in a potential incoming wave of blockbuster anime adaptations, studio number-crunchers are paying very close attention to the box office performance of Ghost in the Shell. After all, it seems that everyone’s itching to find some new IP to exploit, with Akira apparently finally moving into production (I’ll believe it when I see it), Alita: Battle Angel entering post-production, and rumors of a Neon Genesis Evangelion revival being bandied around the industry. Of course, those plans could all be on hold if Paramounts’ Scarlett Johansson-starring cyberpunk action movie proves a flop.

Fortunately for fans, things are looking pretty good for Ghost in the Shell, which took in $1.8M in domestic previews on Thursday night. Projections put it behind Disney’s monstrous success with Beauty and the Beast (likely to hold the number one spot for the third week running) but ahead of Dreamworks’ The Boss Baby.
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Hideaki Anno Confirmed to Not Be Working On a Shin Godzilla Sequel

Yesterday, we posted that Hideaki Anno announced another entry in the Godzilla franchise during a concert event where music from Shin Godzilla and Neon Genesis Evangelion was played. During that event, a message was shown on screen that seemed to… Continue Reading →

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8 New Motion Posters Released For Ghost In The Shell

Paramount has released 8 new motion posters today for the hotly anticipated live action version of Ghost In The Shell. The anime adaptation, due for release March 31st, has been gradually gaining buzz following its impressive Super Bowl teaser trailer and with just over a month to go until it debuts, excitement is, understandably, quite high.

The new motion posters feature Scarlett Johansson’s Major Motoko Kusanagi, the first “full body prosthesis” cybernetic human, and the seven members of her elite Section 9 special ops team, played by Takeshi Kitano, Danusia Samal, Pilou Asbaek, Yutaka Izumihara, Lasarus Ratuere, Tawanda Manyimo and Chin Han.

The film, which appears to closely hew to the 1995 anime original, follows Major and Section 9 has they hunt for an enigmatic hacker known as the Puppet Master. A cut above most anime, Ghost In The Shell takes an imaginative and intelligent look at identity in an increasingly technologically advanced society.
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First Look At Pacific Rim: Uprising’s New Jaegers

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The first Pacific Rim was a movie we absolutely adored here at The Movie Bit, and while Guillermo Del Toro, whose brain child the insane giant robot vs. giant monster smack down was, won’t be back in the director’s chair fro Pacific Rim: Uprising, the prospect of more from this universe is enough to make up for it. With Daredevil show runner Steven S. DeKnight at the helm, nothing much is known about Uprising (previously titled the slightly cooler Maelstrom), bar the fact Star Wars: The Force Awakens John Boyega will be taking the lead role. Now, more night has been shed on the sequel, with licensing magazine License! Global sharing with us our first look at the movie’s redesigned Jaegers. While the Jaegers from the original, had a bulky, industrial look to them, these new redesigns are much sleeker, with a lot of people drawing
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Nick Newman’s Top 10 Films of 2016

The incapability of many to consider 2016, now a week dead, as anything other than “teh worst year evar” gives yours truly an inclination to run positive and say, with no insincerity, that it offered one of the best collection of films I’ve encountered in some time — better yet, speaking not for quantity so much as the breadth and plurality of options. A good litmus test: group your bottom five with your five honorable mentions and ask, “Would this have made a proper top ten?” The answer to this year, perhaps more than any other I’ve been making countdowns, firmly leaned towards an affirmative, in no small part because it’s futile to consider one individual work — among nine-to-fourteen other works of such utter individuality — as inherently superior to another. This isn’t even to account for those that slip just out of reach: Paterson, The Bfg, De Palma,
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‘Shin Godzilla’ Review: The King Of The Monsters Roars Back To Life In His Weirdest Movie Ever

‘Shin Godzilla’ Review: The King Of The Monsters Roars Back To Life In His Weirdest Movie Ever
Godzilla, as both a film franchise and a prehistoric fire-breathing sea monster, has always been defined by its ability to evolve. Originally conceived for the 1954 Ishirō Honda classic that bore his name and first introduced him to the world, Godzilla is the king of the kaiju and the most durable of all movie monsters because — by feeding on nuclear energy — it essentially feeds on human folly, itself. If there’s a more renewable resource, scientists have yet to discover it.

It would be 300-foot-tall understatement to say that some of the Godzilla movies have failed to capitalize on their star’s unique allegorical power (or was Mechagodzilla a poignant metaphor for the perils of worshipping false idols?), but the roaring reptile has never lost its power as a symbol of divine retribution, ready to be reborn for whatever new crisis we’ve managed to engineer for ourselves. It’s been
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Shin Godzilla Emerges This October In Australian Cinemas

Madman Entertainment has finally announced that they will be releasing the latest Japanese Godzilla entry into Australian cinemas this October 13th! Of course, this comes as no surprise as Madman's history, dedication and impressive array of releases of all things Gojira will attest. Check out more info and the trailer after the jump. Written and directed by Hideaki Anno, the visionary filmmaker behind anime sensation Neon Genesis Evangelion - the King of Monsters receives a terrifying resurgence for a new generation in Shin Godzilla. Not only is this the tallest incarnation of Godzilla ever to appear on-screen, but the monster is also heavily inspired by the iconic 1954 original. It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing...

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Toho Returns In U.S. Trailer for Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi’s ‘Shin Godzilla’

It’ll be some time before we get a follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla, but those seeking the legendary kaiju will soon have a fresh and, if you ask purists, more authentic option. For the first time since 2004, Toho’s in the Godzilla game — this time with Shin Godzilla (previously known as Godzilla: Resurgence), a reboot from Neon Genesis Evangelion‘s Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. If you’ve seen that series — and especially their big-screen follow-up, The End of Evangelion — you can surmise why this is more than just another entry, but a chance for the company to return with a real boom.

If you haven’t, this rather magnificent U.S. preview — a symphony of destruction, rushes, glares, and deliberations — might give expectations a little kickstart. Shin Godzilla is, sadly, going without a substantial U.S. release, but will be shown (more or less) across the country
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Newswire: Shin Godzilla to stomp all over America in October

Americans have had to spend the last few months looking on in envy as Japanese theaters were decimated by the atomic breath and laser spikes of Shin Godzilla’s impossibly huge monster, but now /Film is reporting that the film finally has an official U.S. release date—though like all giant monster attacks, this one has a downside. According to the report, Godzilla: Resurgence (as it’s known outside of Japan) will open for a limited run in around 440 theaters on October 11, and then…that’s it. The limited run will only go for a week, ending on October 18. Tickets will be sold starting on September 9 at the Funimation Films website, which will also probably have information on where those 440 theaters are. (Godzilla loves major cities, so they’ll probably be a safe bet.)

Shin Godzilla was co-directed by Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Hideaki ...
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Shin Godzilla Stampedes Into Us Theaters This October

Toho Studios’ 29th big screen outing for their favourite atomic kaiju, Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence), makes its way to Us shores for a limited theatrical engagement this October, courtesy of the good people at Funimation. Shin Godzilla - which is a fun play on words that can be translated as either “Real” Godzilla or “New” Godzilla - will be playing on Us cinema screens Only from October 11 - 18, so those wanting the full sensory experience should start scouring local listings now for their nearest screening. Co-directed by anime veteran Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Attack on Titan helmsman Shinji Higuchi, Shin Godzilla is both a loving homage to the classic 1954 film from Ishiro Honda, yet also a darkly...

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New TV spot for Godzilla: Resurgence stomps online

Following its successful release in Japan last month (where is has received glowing reviews, and pulled in over $20 million at the box office), a new TV spot has arrive online for Shin Godzilla – a.k.a. Godzilla Resurgence – Toho’s 29th film in their long-running and iconic kaiju franchise; take a look below…

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Godzilla Resurgence sees Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Gamera) directing a cast that includes Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi and Satomi Ishihara. A western release is expected later in the year.
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New Trailer for the Upcoming Godzilla Film

The 31st film in the franchise is scheduled to be released on July 29, 2016. Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Huguchi (Attack on Titan) will co-direct, with the former also penning the script.

When the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line mysteriously floods and collapses, Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Rando Yaguchi is convinced that the incident was caused by a living creature. His claims are shrugged off by the Prime Minister who assumes the accident was caused by a natural disaster. However when a long massive tail surfaces from the Bay, the possibility of a giant monster becomes a reality

Hiroki Hasegawa (Why Don’t You Play in Hell?), Satomi Ishihara (Attack on Titan) and Yutaka Takenouchi(Best Wishes for Tomorrow) will star, while 328 well known actors will appear in supporting and cameo appearances including Kengo Kora, Ren Osugi, Akira Emoto, Kimiko Yo, Jun Kunimura, Mikako Ichikawa, Pierre Taki, Takumi Saito,
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