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Howl’s Moving Castle September 24th, 2005

Posted by alsotop in Movies.

Yesterday, I went with some friends to see Howl’s Moving Castle, which was released in UK cinemas on Friday. It’s a grand, typically Miyazaki-ish movie which was a lot of fun. Apart from one other bloke at the back of the seats, we were the only people watching the screening at 3pm, so we pretty much had the entire cinema to ourselves, which was pretty good. We also had a laugh after we left the movie when Mark failed to distinguish between Howl’s Moving Castle, and The Wizard of Oz, when describing the “Wicked Witch of the Waste”. Characters-wise, I loved Turniphead and Calcifier who were very lovable, and the story was pretty good too, although the last quarter of an hour got a little bit confusing, and then very predictable. Still, that doesn’t take away from the excellent movie that it was, with Ghibli’s trademark animation and a very fitting and orchestral score. Overall, it was a very enjoyable movie and well worth my student ticket price!

Whilst on movies, I’m glad to see Google UK now features searching for “movie: Howls’ Moving Castle“, which brings up a list of times near my area. That’s absolutely brilliant, because I used to be forced to check through each cinema’s awfully designed website. Cineworld isn’t too bad, but can be confusing for new visitors; UGC has a great system, but can take a while to get to the info you want; and don’t get me started on Odeon‘s terrible website, sporting completely invalid code, and for the most part, not even working in anything bar Internet Explorer.



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