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Today on Turquoise Talks we discussed film director, writer, and all around visonary Hayao Miyazaki and his film studio, Studio Ghibli. With over 30 years in the industry, Miyazaki has one of the most illustrious careers not only in animation, but in film in general. Hope you enjoy the talk and our perspective on an artist that has changed the way film has been made forever.
So, No Biff this week. He had to attend a wedding. Life stuff. It's cool. Geeks have lives, afterall!
Danimator's chum and returning guest, Turo will be playing the roll of Biff ... kinda-sorta. You'll see. Anyhow, we want to talk about animation and one of our favorite directors of all time, Hayao Miyazaki! Plus, with the latest news about Studio Ghibli closing, it makes you wonder ... what's up for the future of animation?
Dan WAS gonna title this week's show "Turo's Dreams and Punching Bulls in the Face", because we've mentioned Turo's fun-filled and curious dreams in his first show with us (see Geek Pile #17 - Turo & Dan: Adventures in Puberty), so we thought it might be fun to share some of those dreams. We'll also talk about how playing an arcade game nearly got him killed in real-time-high-def!
We might talk about Yaphet Koto and Bill Paxton as well as crazy, classic anime ... but we might not.
Just listen in, we have fun.
The #1 radio show for Comic books,Anime,Video Games,Card Games,Cosplay, and much more! Finally A Radio Station for Nerds!
On this week's Cinema Royale, the "Cinema Siren" Leslie Combemale joins us in-studio to review historical disaster film, Pompeii, starring Kit Harington! Kevin Costner and Amber Heard have 3 Days to Kill in their upcoming action flick, and we also take a look at The Wind Rises, the Oscar-nominated "final" film from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki.
Plus we'll look at the controversy over the recent Fantastic Four casting, the reaction to Darren Aronofsky's Noahi, and more!
The #1 film at the international box office in 2013 was Iron Man 3.
The #1 film at the U.S.A. box office in 2013 was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The consensus of film critics revealed 12 Years a Slave to be the most critically acclaimed movie of 2013.
Today, you can, at long last, find out what films your friends in podcasting thought were the best and worst of 2013.
Plus, two former Best Actor Oscar winners are remembered.
This week we have A LOT to cover because we had to cancel our previous show. Our Special Guest will be Wil Zmak, writer of 'The Dark Hours' which is a great film that truly defines psychology&horror. We will cover our two 'Psychological Mind F**k Movie' of the week, which are 'The Dark Hours' and 'The Snowtown Murders'. We will also psychologically breakdown The I-5 killer and analyze Tsutomu Miyazaki, two extremely sadistic killers. Oh, and we cannot forget about 'Masturdebate'!! Patrick Hannan (Fan) and Stevie Mendoza (Business partner) will defend their movies. Patrick will defend 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2' because he is on crack and Stevie will defend 'Pet Sematary 2'. It will be one hell of a show!
The guys discuss Mr.Miyazaki's legacy and rank his movies. Films such as Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo will be discussed.
Also, the fellas take a look at the fresh crop of Fall Anime out. What's good? What's Bad? Listen in to find out what PRIME thinks!
Release Date: August 14, 2009
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Screenwriter: Hayao Miyazaki, Melissa Mathison
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White
Genre: Adventure, Animation
Plot Summary: From the Academy Award®-winning director and world-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki comes "Ponyo," a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Little Mermaid." Already a box-office success in Japan, the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus) and her quest to become human features an outstanding roster of voice talent, including Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White and Frankie Jonas as Sosuke, a young boy who befriends Ponyo.
Veteran performer Heather Scott is the face of the accomplished St. Louis Ocarina Trio. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Scott began her musical career as a flutist, earning a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from Illinois State University, as well as a Master’s degree from Webster University.
Scott began playing the ocarina four years ago after she was attracted to the instrument’s soothing sound, uniqueness and rich history. Already a professional flutist, Scott fell in love with and quickly mastered the 12,000 year-old instrument. She has since devoted herself to promoting passion for music by frequently appearing as a guest lecturer on many radio and television programs as an advocate for music education and its benefits for children. She also currently teaches ocarina and flute at the St. Louis School of Music.
In addition to her advocacy work, Scott performs frequently at live events in and around the greater St. Louis area. One of her bigger performances took place in mid-2010 when she played “Visions and Fantasies,” an ocarina concerto composed by Dr. Kristopher Maloy. It was the first time ever that a concerto was written specifically for the ocarina to be performed with a symphony orchestra.
As the only full-time ocarina player in the United States of America, making history is not anything new for Scott. She is a dominant force behind promoting the historical instrument. Her widespread fan base includes many concert-goers and online classical music lovers as well as fans of new age music.
Scott also released three full length CD’s in 2010 through St. Louis Ocarina. Always with Me which features music from anime legend Hayao Miyazaki’s movies, the gaming inspired Final Fantasy: An Ocarina Odyssey (St. Louis Ocarina Trio) and Ancient Traveler: Timeless Tunes for the Ocarina (St. Louis Ocarina Trio) all display the versatility of the instrument as well as the artist(s).
Huge show this week as we take a look at six new films hitting theaters.
Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana share a profound but difficult relationship in THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE. This one is based on the bestselling novel and is one of the most awaited romantic films of the summer.
Then it's time for some socially conscious sci-fi with DISTRICT 9. Peter Jackson produces this first film from Neill Blomkamp. In it, aliens have been living among us in sealed-off slums. When a government agent begins to see the light, he helps lead the aliens in a rebellion.
Jeremy Piven does nothing to dispel the sleazy nature of used car salesmen in THE GOODS: LIVE HARD SELL HARD. This is a raunchy comedy for those who have already seen THE HANGOVER too many times. Ving Rhames, James Brolin, and Ed Helms co-star.
A group of mismatched high school students form a rock band in order to win a competition in BANDSLAM. Disney Channel alums Vanessa Hudgens and Alyson Michalka reunite for this one.
Hayayo Miyazaki, the one-man Pixar of Japan, gives us PONYO. They've gathered a bunch of American voice talent to dub this film from the man who brought us PRINCESS MONONOKE, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE and SPIRITED AWAY.
And finally, we learn about the overlooked arena of Australian exploitation films in NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD: THE WILD UNTAMED HISTORY OF OZPLOITATION. Horror, sex, martial arts - there's some surprising pedigree from the land down under.
As always, we'll also have news and the latest DVD reviews, which this week include 17 AGAIN, I LOVE YOU MAN, THE CLASS and ALIEN TRESPASS.
How are we going to get all of this into one show without going crazy? Tune in to find out.
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