Friday, August 21, 2009

Stuff the Garlocks Like

Japan. And many things Japanese. We're so white. :-)

Okay, so I don't have much of an obsession with Japan. But Luke does. And he's slowly getting me into it. Because seriously? Japan's pretty cool. And Hayao Miyazaki is pretty super amazing. I've slowly (meaning over the past year . . . ish) acquainted myself with all of the Studio Ghibli movies . . . I think. His movies are just . . . amazing. There's really no other way to describe them, at least not with one word. They're sweet and fun and cute and exciting - and intelligent! It's so cool - movies for kids that don't dumb things down. Awe. Some.

We went to see Ponyo yesterday. We had to go to Ogden because none of the Logan theaters are showing it. And seriously - 5 screens of GI Joe leaving no room for a cute animated kids movie distributed by Disney? LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It really sucked too, because my car doesn't have air conditioning. However, Luke's car needs a new wheel bearing, as we discovered when we got the tires rotated on Monday. Luke's car wins. We took mine. At least it's dry heat, especially since we were both dripping by the time we got there.

But it was SUCH a cute movie!!!!!! I absolutely loved it!! If you're going to a movie this weekend, go to this one. It's not like there's really anything else out right now worth seeing anyway.

Sooooooo adding the Studio Ghibli Musuem to my list!!

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The trailer for Howl's Moving Castle, my favorite Miyazaki movie. I wanted to put one up for Ponyo too, but I couldn't find one that hadn't had the embedding disabled . . . grrrrr!! BTW, we've got all the movies, so if you want to borrow one . . . well, you're not likely to find any other copies in Cache Valley, it seems. :-)


  1. Except for, oh...500 Days of Summer. Totally better than something animated.

  2. Okay, I'll give you that one. I want to see it too. :-)