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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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GHOST IN THE SHELL
(PG-13) 106min
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This thoughtful, strikingly imaginative and visually haunting new live-action adaptation of the highly acclaimed 1989 Japanese manga is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Hunstman). Over the years this acclaimed science fiction story has been a cult-classic animated film, and a sequel, and a few TV series’ and video games. Featuring an excellent international cast, Scarlett Johansson is Major, the first of her kind with a sleek cyber body housing a human spirit, programmed to be a soldier who can stop the world’s worst criminals; Juliette Binoche plays her creator, Beat Takeshi Kitano is her boss, and Pilou Asbæk is her cohort. Just as Major takes on an evil cyber terrorist she discovers a truth about her past that consumes her.