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‘Howl’s Moving Castle’: final showing tonight

Tonight will be your last chance, for the moment, to see Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki's 2004 film "Howl's Moving Castle" on the big screen. The film, which is the final segment of Fathom Events' Ghibli Studio Fest 2017, will play at 7 p.m. at Regal's North Town Mall Cinemas.

IMDB describes the plot of "Howl's Moving Castle" this way: "When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle."

Tonight's screening is dubbed in English and features the voices of actors Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone among others.

Miyazaki, who is 76, is one of the world's great animators. His films include "My Neighbor Totoro" (1988), "Princess Mononoke" (1997) and the Oscar-winning "Spirited Away" (2001). But his fans all have their favorites. In fact, one website had the temerity to "rank" Miyazaki's film, worst to best.

Let the debates begin.