Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective Will Be the Inaugural Exhibit at the New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will celebrate the "past, present, and future" of cinema when it opens its doors in late 2019, according to a recent announcement from AMPAS. As Variety reports, one of the first directors the museum will spotlight will be acclaimed animation director Hayao Miyazaki, who co-founded Japan's celebrated Studio Ghibli.

The Miyazaki retrospective, a collaboration between the Academy Museum and Studio Ghibli, will be the museum's inaugural special exhibit when it launches in about a year. It will also be America's first major exhibition to explore the filmmaker's nearly 60-year career.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures first went into development seven years ago, with an initial opening date set for 2016. After several delays, the Academy has finally confirmed that the $388 million attraction will be ready for visitors at the end of 2019. Other planned exhibits include “Making of: The Wizard of Oz” and “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900-1970."

"We wanted to come out of the gate with an international figure ... to show this museum is not just about Hollywood," museum director Kerry Brougher told Variety about the decision to focus its inaugural efforts on the Oscar-winning director of Spirited Away.

The exhibition may the first of its kind to look at the films of Miyazaki in the U.S., but in Japan there's an entire museum dedicated to the director's filmography and the animation of Studio Ghibli. The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan features in-depth exhibits looking at his popular films, a theater screening exclusive shorts, and a life-sized Totoro.

[h/t Variety]

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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