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Ghost in the Shell Whitewashing Controversy – Scarlett Johansson Speaks

Whitewashing is a serious issue currently at the forefront of the Hollywood zeitgeist. Film makers, casting directors and actors alike have been heavily criticised for the racially insensitive depictions of non-Caucasian source material. Scarlett Johansson is the latest actor to be at the centre of this particular controversy. It follows her casting as protagonist Motoko […]

First Trailer For Ghost In The Shell Released

Paramount Pictures have released the first trailer for Ghost in the Shell. The live action film adaptation stars Scarlett Johansson and is based on the hugely popular cyberpunk manga of the same name, by Masamune Shirow. Some fantastic cinematography and action set pieces are showcased in the trailer and it also shows off a cyberpunk, futuristic city. It follows […]

Kaori Momoi Cast In Ghost in the Shell | Spoilers

  Scarlett Johansson’s will be Major Motoko Kusanagi in an upcoming film adaptation of The Ghost in the Shell. This decision, to put it mildly, stirred up an amount of controversy and debate among fans. It’s difficult to compress all the arguments into this brief news piece, so I’ll summarize. Perspectives and Arguments One side maintains that casting an American actress […]

The Jungle Book Review

To call this new The Jungle Book from Disney “live-action” would be a misnomer. Sure, the movie comes as part of the studio’s line of live-action modern remakes and sequels that includes Cinderella and Malificent so far, but very little of this retelling of Mowgli’s jungle tale is actually real life. Most of it was […]

Scarlett Johansson Confirms Live-Action Ghost In The Shell Begins Filming In Early 2016

There has been a massive amount of backlash to Scarlett Johansson being cast in the main role of Motoko Kusanagi but, despite the controversy, there’s still an air of excitement around the live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow‘s fan-favorite Ghost In the Shell. Scarlett Johansson revealed some information about the film during a press event for the […]
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