The Late Night Work Club is go… at last. And it is stunning.
A ‘loose, rotating collective of indie animators’ the result is a series of shorts aimed at promoting the genius behind the artists involved. And it doesn’t fail.
Some of the best, most personal, experimental and vital animation going right now is happening on the internet. It’s being made late at night when other people have gone to sleep and on weekends when everyone else is out. It’s being made by students, freelancers, full-timers and folks with unrelated day jobs. It means something to us. It’s our scene.
Treat yourself. Watch:
News from the Venice Film Festival, confirmed by Koji Hoshino, a senior producer at Studio Ghibli, is that Hayoa Miyazaki is to retire.
“Miyazaki has decided that Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) will be his last film, and he will now retire.”
The director of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle - his eleventh film, The Wind Rises, will be his last.
Read more over on Deadline.
Call yourself a fan? Here’s something that you don’t see too often. The (only available in the US, but Region Free, so it will play anywhere) Marvel Phase One Blu-Ray Briefcase is down to €120 for the first time in over a year.
It comes complete with
• Marvel’s The Avengers film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
• Captain America: The First Avenger film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
• Thor film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
• Iron Man 2 film (Blu-ray)
• The Incredible Hulk film (Blu-ray)
• Iron Man film (Blu-ray)
• Top-secret Bonus Disc
As well as dossiers on each film… and a briefcase containing the Tesseract.
Go on. Spoil yourself!!
The Atlantic covers the trope that will save us all… I mean, er, the Chosen One.
Admittedly the reason is not sound on their list of failures - where the list piles Beautiful Creatures, Beastly, The Golden Compass, Eragon, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising - it does not identify that there are always failures, or that most of these movies were profitable and just didn’t reach the massive global success of a small few.
That said… some of it is interesting. Picking on Mortal Instruments as the death knell of a genre? Hardly.
Head over to The Atlantic and have a read.
Ben Affleck is the new Batman… and one fan has taken the Lex Luthor casting rumour, Mr Bryan Cranston, and made a mock trailer.
12 Monkeys - Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys - is being adapted for TV.
The pilot, currently being developed, sees a time traveler from a post-apocalyptic future in the present on a mission to find and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.