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‘Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence’ Official Trailer, Synopsis and Poster: Iconic Anime Returns to Theaters With New 4K Restoration

Director Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence celebrates its 20th anniversary with a new 4K restoration and a return to North American theaters beginning June 23, 2024.

Synopsis: In the year 2032, the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction.

A string of murders perpetrated by a prototype android model has drawn the attention of Public Security Section 9, a unit specializing in counter cyber-terrorism.

With none of the victims’ families pressing charges, suspicions arise regarding the nature of the androids and their production company.

In the course of the investigation, the almost entirely cyber-bodied agent Batou, and his still human partner Togusa embark on a journey through a technological dystopia, taking on ferocious Yakuza thugs, devious hackers, government bureaucrats, and corporate criminals to uncover the shocking truth behind the crime.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Wins Best Animated Feature Film at 96th Academy Awards

Twenty-one years after winning an Oscar for Spirited Away at the 75th Academy Awards, Hayao Miyazaki and the team at Studio Ghibli are once again victorious, winning Best Animated Feature Film for The Boy and the Heron.

Toshio Suzuki, producer and Studio Ghibli co-founder released the following statement:

“As producer [along with Hayao Miyazaki] of The Boy and the Heron, I am extremely honored to receive the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Academy. I would also like to give my thanks to those who were involved in the production of this film, and to all those who worked to distribute the film worldwide.

This film began with director Hayao Miyazaki retracting his retirement statement. Following that, we spent seven years in the production of this work. It has been ten years since Hayao Miyazaki’s previous film, The Wind Rises, during which time there have been dramatic changes in the environment surrounding films. This film was truly difficult to bring to completion. I am very appreciative that the work that was created after overcoming these difficulties has been seen by so many people around the world, and that it has received this recognition.

Both Hayao Miyazaki and have aged a considerable amount. I am grateful to receive such an honor at my age, and taking this as a message to continue our work, will devote myself to work harder in the future. Thank you very much.”

‘Chicken for Linda!’ Trailer, Synopsis, Release Date and Posters

GKIDS will release Chicken for Linda! in select U.S. theaters starting April 5, 2024.

Synopsis: Paulette feels guilty after unjustly punishing her daughter Linda and would do anything to make it up to her. Linda immediately asks for a meal of chicken with peppers, which reminds her of the dish her father used to make.

But with a general strike closing stores all across town and pushing people into the streets, this innocent request quickly leads to an outrageous series of events that spirals out of control, as Paulette does everything she can to keep her promise and find a chicken for Linda.

Chicken for Linda! is directed by husband-and-wife team Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach. Malta is best known for her feature Simple Women, while Laudenbach is best known for The Girl Without Hands.

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‘Blue Giant’ Official Trailer

In US theaters October 8 & 9, 2023.

Dai Miyamoto’s life is turned upside down the day he discovers jazz. A former high school basketball player, Dai picks up a saxophone and begins practicing day and night, determined to become one of the greatest of all time. He leaves his sleepy hometown for the bustling nightclubs of Tokyo, but soon finds the life of a professional musician is not for the faint of heart.

From director Yuzuru Tachikawa and based on the award-winning manga,

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