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NEWS: Miyazaki & Ghibli's Ponyo Film Opens at Midnight




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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:31 pm Reply with quote
I'll have to admit that this man's films remain a hot property. Personal opinions aside, I'll expect quite a few people to be showing their support come midnight. I take it the younger end of the show's target audience will probably wait until further screenings at more appropriate hours to come and see this though. As popular as Ghibli are, I'd be surprised if Ponyo's release will be a Harry Potter scenario.
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joshjoshlol



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:09 pm Reply with quote
It's certainly not what I would consider a movie that could contain an adults attention, though there does exist the possibility that the dubbed script could clean up a lot of the literal dialogue that seemed to stagnate the film somewhat; I'm mostly thinking about the clumsy exposition, mind you. Why they would do a midnight screening, aside from banking on the Miyazaki name brand and broad generational following that he has, is a little odd to me considering who this movie is really made for.
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roesnail



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:56 pm Reply with quote
im actually thinking about going at midnight just so i don't have to deal with little kids/ teenagers talking and runing around the theater and answering phone calls during the movie. because every movie i seen i theaters this year including eva, it happend.
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Ranmah



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:07 pm Reply with quote
I highly recommend this film. I watched it last year in Tokyo and I enjoyed it. The Japanese was easy to understand. The Region 2 DVD will be released this summer. I will buy a copy before I head back to the US.

I almost forgot the Ponyo song and it will be in my head again. AHHH!!

This is a very enjoyable film.
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FireChick



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:25 pm Reply with quote
I'm gonna ask my mom if I can go see this at the theater in my area. I haven't been to the movies for 5 years! Not since they showed the Yu-Gi-Oh movie.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:52 pm Reply with quote
I'm pretty sure I'll catch this tomorrow night after I see District 9. That should be an interesting double-header. It's so rare that I get to see any anime on a big screen...I'm totally psyched for this.
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Arcwave



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:04 pm Reply with quote
Damn! No midnight screenings in the Seattle area...
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:21 pm Reply with quote
I don't know if they're doing it in Ottawa, but it's moot since I work tomorrow and there are also no night buses where I live.

Even though I've seen it before, I'll still try and see it this weekend, because I'm sure it looks better on the big screen with a transfer that isn't occasionally blocked by Chinese audience members leaving their seats.

EDIT: Also, at least it's playing in downtown Ottawa this time, so I don't have to make a long trek westwards to Kanata to see it in the AMC 24, like I did with Howl's Moving Castle.
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Otakuboy T



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:07 pm Reply with quote
Sadly, I work all week in the afternoon during the run.
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