The upcoming Puffy cartoon got a good write-up. Ooh, why am I not working on this show?
Hideo Nakata, the director of the original Japanese Ringu (and Ringu 2, Dark Water, Joyû-rei a.k.a. Ghost Actress, etc) has been hired to direct the American Ring 2. How freaky is that? If he can bring 1/10th of his knack for true creepiness to the film I'll certainly get in line.
This week's Variety wrote up (and liked a lot) Takashi Miike's latest, Zebraman, which is apparently being billed as "the Takashi Miike film for the whole family!!" Going by some of the stuff mentioned in the review, I don't think you should be rushing any kids off to see it, but we're looking forward to it a great deal. Then again, we really liked the Happiness of the Katakuri Family, and a lot of people don't, so what do we know?