Disney has released the first trailer for Ponyo, the newest movie from the acclaimed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, whose Spirited Away won the 2002 Oscar for Best Animated Film.
The movie tells the story of a goldfish princess who wants to become human and befriends a five-year-old boy. According to Nausicaa.net, the plot only superficially resembles the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale The Little Mermaid. The site Ghibli World, a collection site devoted to Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, noted that elements of the story reference Die Walküre, a 19th-century Wagner opera. You might remember the opera's "Ride of the Valkyries" from the famous helicopter sequence in Apocalypse Now.
The English-language version of Ponyo is scheduled for a limited American release on August 14. It will feature the voices of Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin, and Cloris Leachman, among others. Enjoy the trailer: Posted 06.24.09 by reelz
This week, Christian Bale's outburst on the set of Terminator: Salvation has taken the Internet by storm. But where does it rank among the all-time celebrity meltdowns?
We offer a list of our favorites -- from the naked contempt Quentin Tarantino displays an entertainment reporter to director David O. Russell's return attack on Lily Tomlin on the overheated set of I Heart Huckabees to a classy, monumentally devastating takedown by Orson Welles.
To hear them all, see When Actors Attack: Top 10 Celebrity Outbursts. Posted 02.05.09 by reelz
A clip giving movie fans a distinct perspective on the real behind-the-scenes antics during the filming of 2004 indie flick I Heart Huckabees is making the rounds on the internet.
The clip, which shows director David O. Russell throwing a rather spectacular tantrum when actress Lily Tomlin is frustrated with a scene, recently cropped up on YouTube. In it, he bursts out screaming, swearing, and throwing things. Things get so heated that you can clearly see the entire crew scamper off set.
By this morning, it had been picked up and played in its entirety on the Howard Stern show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Posted 03.21.07 by reelz