isle of dogs spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs.)

With Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson returns to the magical world of stop-motion for the first time since Fantastic Mr. Fox. The results are frustrating. On one hand, Anderson has crafted a genuinely emotional, frequently funny adventure focused on man’s best friend. On another hand, Anderson has, for some inexplicable reason, decided to use the film to turn Japanese culture into a punchline.

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isle of dogs featurette

Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion Isle of Dogs wasn’t easy to make. A whole team of animators worked obsessively to bring the detailed, animated world of the film to life. A new Isle of Dogs featurette takes you behind the scenes of Anderson’s latest, and shows the meticulous work that went into creating these very good dogs.

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Isle of Dogs Cast Interviews

There are plenty of featurettes released every week that have talking heads from directors, actors, producers and other crew members to help explain to audiences what’s so special about the movie they’re working on. Every now and then, one comes along that does something a little different, and this time it’s director Wes Anderson and his stop-motion animated adventure Isle of Dogs.

Instead of talking to the voice actors behind the dogs with a cardboard cutout of the poster behind them, Wes Anderson had Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Liev Schriber, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Bob Balaban, and Tilda Swinton interviewed about the movie, and then created animation as if their canine characters were doing the Isle of Dogs cast interviews themselves. Read More »

the dangerous book for boys trailer

It’s all well and good to romanticize the childhoods of the ’80s, when kids biked around freely and made complicated contraptions to prank unsuspecting adults. But what about the kids of today? You can warn them about the dangers as much as you want through episodes of Black Mirror, but maybe it’s not fear they need, but imagination.

That’s where The Dangerous Book for Boys comes in. The new Amazon Prime TV series adapts the British guide book into a six-episode comedy about a smartphone-obsessed boy who discovers that you don’t need technology to have fun. You just need an eclectic handbook passed down to you by your dead father.

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Isle of Dogs reviews

Isle of Dogs, one of /Film’s most anticipated films of 2018, just had its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, and reviews are leaping in. The consensus? They’re very good dogs, folks. Wes Anderson’s latest stop motion marvel features an all-star cast that includes Bryan CranstonEdward NortonBill MurrayJeff GoldblumKunichi NomuraKen WatanabeGreta GerwigFrances McDormandCourtney B. VanceFisher StevensNijiro MurakamiHarvey KeitelKoyu RankinLiev SchreiberBob BalabanScarlett Johansson,Tilda SwintonAkira ItoAkira TakayamaF. Murray AbrahamYojiro NodaMari NatsukiYoko Ono, and Frank Wood.

Below, feast your eyes on our early Isle of Dogs reviews round-up.

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Isle of Dogs clip

There’s a new Isle of Dogs clip, and it’s predictably delightful. Wes Anderson‘s new stop-motion film boasts a stellar cast of voice actors while once again transferring the filmmaker’s trademark style to an animated playing field. The new Isle of Dogs clip is light on plot, but big on personality and dog fights. Watch it below.

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Isle of Dogs poster display

Wes Anderson‘s latest stop-motion extravaganza Isle of Dogs looks pretty darn charming, brimming with Anderson’s trademark visual flare and style (only shrunken down into miniature form). A brand new Isle of Dogs poster just arrived online, and it is loaded with very good dogs (and also some robots). See the Isle of Dogs poster below.

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Richard Linklater interview

Like many of writer-director Richard Linklater‘s films, Last Flag Flying moves with grace. The smooth rhythm of the dialogue, the lived-in settings, and characters you want to spend hours with – these well-known qualities found in Linklater’s body of work are on full-display in his latest drama, based on Darryl Ponicsan‘s novel. The film stars Bryan CranstonLaurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell as veterans and old war buddies on a road trip and despite a tragic core, the film contains the sense of joy we often get from Linklater.

Characters talking in a contained space, like on a train in this instance, is filled with such character, personality, tragedy and laughs. How much he’s able to subtlety communicate in a single scene – sometimes a single shot – is remarkable. We recently had a chance to discuss one of those slyly dense scenes with Linklater, who’s now a few weeks into post-production on his next film, an adaptation of the excellent Where’d You Go Bernadette?, which apparently has a rather lengthy first cut.

Below, read our Richard Linklater interview.

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Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams Trailer

Philip K. Dick is one of the most influential science fiction writers in the history of the medium. His strange, philosophical writings inspired films like Blade RunnerMinority ReportTotal Recall and more. Now a new Amazon series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, will adapt the writer’s work into a Black Mirror-like anthology featuring a highly impressive cast. A new trailer for the series just premiered at NYCC, and it hints at a creepy, exciting new show full of promise. Watch the Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams NYCC trailer below.

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isle of dogs trailer

There’s a chill in the air. It’s time to bust out the corduroy suit and take another journey to Wes Anderson country, where everything is symmetrical, everyone has father issues, and the soundtracks are off the hook. Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs trailer has arrived to enchant the hell out of you. Like Fantastic Mr. Fox, this is another stop-motion treat from The Royal Tenenbaums helmer. The Isle of Dogs trailer is ready to wow you below.

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