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Who Wants Even More Arrested Development?

David Cross in Arrested DevelopmentHey, look, we sometimes cover television too. Especially when the news as awesome as Arrested Development receiving even more episodes than we thought. Scott reported and responded in the only way appropriate: “I’m guessing you just blue yourself, because I did.”

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Who Wants More Films by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata?

studio-ghibliApparently almost as many people want this as those wanting more Arrested Development. Studio Ghibli announced there will be new films from both Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata next year. And Nathan reported: “This is kind of a throwback to when Miyazaki released My Neighbor Totoro and Takahata released Fireflies on the same day 25 years ago. Which was kind of a big day for animation.”



Should Pixar Make Movies Faster?

Pixar_Easter_Eggs_BraveWhile we’re talking about animation, Brave director Mark Andrews recently stated that he thinks Pixar needs work faster and deliver more movies. Scott wrote on this story: “It will be interesting to see if Pixar is receptive to increasing their speed and especially intriguing to see if he can ultimately sell them on moving into PG-13 territory. At any rate, if they’re able to maintain a high level of quality (if not outright perfection) wouldn’t it be a gift to fans to see more of their work?”



Does Anna Karenina Deserve More Award Consideration?

Anna KareninaIn his latest Oscar column, Daniel made his case for why Anna Karenina ought to be receiving more recognition this awards season: “Anna Karenina is the best awards-ready movie of the year that isn’t getting an ounce of awards attention. Frankly, I find it somewhat surprising. Joe Wright’s three literary adaptations are the sort of thing that we all assume will dominate – every list of stereotypical “Oscar bait” includes the phrase “prestige adaptation.” Yet it’s almost as if we’ve now reached a point where even the Academy has classic literature fatigue.”


Rather than a reject, Christopher Campbell is a film school dropout. But he has since gotten a master’s degree in cinema studies and has been blogging about movies since 2005. Earlier, he reviewed films for a zine (a what?) that you could buy at Tower Records (a what?). He is married with two children.

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