I saw an ad for a new movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki called Hauru no ugoku shiro (aka Howl’s Moving Castle) and I recognized the name. Miyazaki directed Spirited Away, which I really liked, so I have high hopes for this one too. It’s in theatres now (it was released on June 10th).
Another movie I just found out about and am looking forward to is a new Wallace & Gromit one called The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. I just watched the trailer and it looks quite funny. Judging from past movies by Nick Park, this will be a good one. It’s scheduled to come out on October 7, 2005.
The last one I’m looking forward to is Chicken Little, coming on November 4, 2005. I don’t know anything about the director, but the previews made it look entertaining.
Dan – what about the new Batman movie, Batman Begins? It just opened today, and I think it looks good. I like to keep up on what’s coming out, but I don’t usually get to see many in the theaters. I’m not too excited about Bewitched (already out? …) but wonder if maybe it, or Will Ferrell, is funny enough to make it at all worth seeing …
I’ve still not seen Spirited Away, but I have heard great things about it, and would like to see it, and have heard a review or two about Howl’s Moving Castle (maybe the two were Ebert and Roeper) that it was OK, but not as good as Spirited Away, but I guess that Miyazaki has set the bar pretty high for himself.
If you see it, I’ll be curious to hear what you think.
I haven’t seen many previews for it so I’m not all that excited to see it yet. I imagine I’ll see it eventually, but not in the theater.
I saw Batman Begins this weekend, and it was really, really good. It’s more in line with the first of the recent Batman movies, and not at all like that last couple of camp-fest Batman flicks. The director is the same guy who did Memento, if that tells you anything.
I’ve heard mixed reviews so far. Maybe I’ll see it sooner rather than later.