In Selected Theaters: “It Might Get Loud,” Hayao Miyazaki’s “Ponyo”

by | August 14, 2009 at 9:29 PM | The Movies


It Might Get Loud
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You likely heard the news that Les Paul, the inventor of the solid-body electric guitar, died yesterday at the age of 94. Could there possibly be any better way to celebrate the memory of the man who made rock and roll possible than going to see this documentary about three of the greatest guitarists of their respective generations practicing their craft? Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, The Edge of U2 and Jack White of The White Stripes get together to talk music, memories and the magic of the instrument they’ve chosen as their method of storytelling. “It is my voice,” says The Edge in the trailer above, and he has Les Paul to thank for allowing him to speak.


Ponyo
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Legendary Japanese animator and Academy Award winner Hayao Miyazaki returns once again with an amazing piece of artwork done in his inspirational and influential style. Here, he tells the story of Ponyo (Noah Cyrus, Miley’s little sister), a strange and bold little goldfish who bonds with a little boy named Sosuke (Frankie Jonas – a young Jonas Brother) so strongly that she uses magic to transform herself into a little girl and his best friend. Featuring the voices of Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Betty White, Cloris Leachman and Lily Tomlin.