Google Earth is great. I often use it to find that one restaurant I went to on that one street, or for dumb reasons like trying to see if those satellites ever caught me walking outside my apartment. (We’ve all tried it, right?) But Google Earth can also do some actually important things, like help you find your long-lost family.
To American audiences, Studio Ghibli must be the biggest name in overseas animation, having brought domestic cineplexes such visually sumptuous, emotionally affecting films as ‘The Wind Rises,’ ‘Howl’s Moving Castle,’ and ‘Spirited Away’ to our fair shores. (That last one earned team Ghibli the Oscar for Best Animated Feature back in 2003, a first for the studio.) Those three films all happen to have been created by now-retired Ghibli head Hayao Miyazaki, but as the mind behind ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,’ ‘Pom Poko,’ and ‘Grave of the Fireflies,’ animator Isao Takahata has been just as crucial to the studio’s stellar track record.
Though Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' has yet to hit theaters, he's already hard at work on his follow-up, 'Chappie.' Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley has already joined the cast, but now Dev Patel is in talks to play the film's lead.