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Ghost in the Shell (Movie Review)

PLOT: A cyber-enhanced government operative has to take down a terrorist who is systematically killing members of the company that created her. REVIEW: GHOST IN THE SHELL is one of those movies that I'm so ambivalent toward I can barely muster up the energy to review it. An unnecessary adaptation of the popular manga and 1995 anime, it brings nothing new to the table aside...
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Ghost in the Shell gets a new featurette and a final trailer

In recent weeks there has been a slew of viral marketing for director Rupert Sanders' live action adaptation of the Japanese manga GHOST IN THE SHELL , but it will all be coming to an end soon, as we're just a few days away from the release of the film. The latest viral video is a featurette in which lead art director Richard Johnson provides a tour of the apartment /...
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The 5 minute opening sequence of Ghost in the Shell is now online

In exactly one week, director Rupert Sanders' live action adaptation of the Japanese manga GHOST IN THE SHELL (which previously served as the basis for a very popular anime ) will be playing out on theatre screens, but you can get a head start on watching the movie before then. The latest release from the GHOST IN THE SHELL marketing department is a lengthy clip that...
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The Test of Time: Ghost in the Shell (1995)

We all have certain movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? Do they remain must see? So…the point of this column is to determine how a film holds up for a modern horror audience, to see if it stands the Test of...
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ScarJo takes down a villain in Ghost in the Shell water fight clip

We're ten days out from the release of director Rupert Sanders' live action adaptation of the Japanese manga GHOST IN THE SHELL , and a new clip from the film has arrived online to give us an early look at a scene that will be playing out on the big screen in just over a week. Taking place in some shallow water that separates the hi-tech part of a city from a more rundown...
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The Girl in the Spider's Web will open against the new Halloween

Less than a week after an October 5th, 2018 release date was announced for director Fede Alvarez's THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO sequel THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB , the movie has already been delayed. Thankfully, it's not much of a delay: it's just been pushed back two weeks and is now scheduled to reach theatres on October 19th, 2018 . Distributor...
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Ghost in the Shell featurettes introduce the Section 9 operatives

For a movie like director Rupert Sanders' upcoming live action adaptation of the Japanese manga / anime GHOST IN THE SHELL , featurettes like the ones below can be very helpful to a potential viewer. For those like me, who have some interest in the film but no knowledge of the source material, and who might still be feeling out of the loop even after watching the trailers,...
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Ghost in the Shell characters are packing heat in new motion posters

I don't know much about the GHOST IN THE SHELL manga or anime, but I do know that I wouldn't want to mess with its characters. A batch of motion posters that offer a look at some of the characters as they'll appear in director Rupert Sanders' upcoming live action adaptation of the story have been released online, and almost every one of them is toting firepower,...
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Lies and revelations in the latest Ghost in the Shell trailer

I knew the title " GHOST IN THE SHELL " before it was announced that Rupert Sanders would be directing a live action adaptation of the Japanese manga, but the title is all I knew about this property. Now that trailers and TV spots are being released for Sanders' take on GHOST IN THE SHELL in the build-up to the film's March 31 st release, I'm learning about...
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Watch the Ghost in the Shell Super Bowl spot before the game

Super Bowl LI is still a few days away, but the Super Bowl spot for director Rupert Sanders' live action adaptation of the GHOST IN THE SHELL manga has already made its way online and can be viewed below. Written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss, GHOST IN THE SHELL stars Scarlett Johannson as Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the...
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Original Ghost in the Shell film returns to theaters this February

As Paramount readies its spectacular live-action redo of GHOST IN THE SHELL for release this March, Lionsgate and Funimation Films are returning the original film back to theaters for a 2-day limited engagement. That's right, on February 7-8 of 2017, the original 1995 sci-fi animation will be back on the big screen. Think you'll be checking it out? Directed by Mamoru Oshii,...
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Ghost in the Shell director says it's not Hollywood sh*t; new Johansson pic

The anime adaptation  GHOST IN THE SHELL is hitting American theaters soon, and director Rupert Sanders sat down with Empire to discuss how this film won't be like any other cross-country remake. He assured readers that the film is  "a ride that's not just explosive and exciting, but also curious and reflective," reasserting that it won't be...
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