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What It’s Like to Work at Studio Ghibli

Steve Alpert spent 15 years at Studio Ghibli, working to get films such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away distributed outside of Japan. He describes the experience in his new book Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man. “I don’t think of it as a business memoir, necessarily,” Alpert says in Episode 422 of the […]

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We Need a New ‘Legend of Zelda’ Cartoon

The Legend of Zelda games have an amazing sense of adventure that ought to translate well to an animated series. But videogame journalist Blake J. Harris says that Nintendo’s only attempt at a Zelda cartoon, in 1989, is spoiled by its unlikeable protagonist. “There was nothing that showed me that Link was loyal to anyone, […]

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We Need More Movies Where the Sharks Win

Steven Spielberg’s classic movie Jaws, about a shark that terrorizes a beachfront community, is one of the scariest movies ever made. Horror author Paul Tremblay says that Jaws gave him shark nightmares for years. “I’ve seen Jaws probably 50 times—not an exaggeration—but I’ve only seen Quint actually get eaten once,” Tremblay says in Episode 419 […]

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June 2020 security patches arrive for Xperia 1, 5, XZ3 and 10 series

Sony started to roll June 2020 Android security patches for a variety of recent devices earlier today. Last year’s flagship devices, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are seeing firmware update 55.1.A.9.21 release across a couple of regions so far (Russia, SEA), but availability should widen in the coming days. Last year’s mid-range Xperia 10 […]

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