What’s better than the first poster for a highly anticipated film? The first poster for a highly anticipated film directed by Wes Anderson. The Grand Budapest Hotel will open for business in 2014, featuring what’s possibly Anderson’s most star-studded cast yet: Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban and Tony Revolori, just to name a new. Wow.
But none of them make the poster. Instead, the hotel is the star.
The first trailer for the film will be out on Thursday, but for now check out the poster. Read More »
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Wes Anderson regularly populates his films with some of the most famous and talented actors in the world. And every single time, they’d get outshined by Kumar Pallana. Unfortunately Pallana, who appeared in four of Anderson’s films, passed away on Thursday at the age of 94. Read More »
Pulitzer Prize finalist Matt Zoller Seitz‘s The Wes Anderson Collection is a book examining the work of writer/director Wes Anderson. Matt has been working on the collection for twenty years, and the result is sure to be something that any fan of the director must own. The book is set to be released on October 8th 2013 and there is currently a deal for 39% off the $40 cover price. So if you’re a Wes fan or know one that could use a cool gift this holiday season, nows the time to pick this one up!.
The 336 page book takes an “in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography, guiding readers through his life and career.” It features:
Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish—and thoroughly original.
Watch a trailer for the book after the jump.
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Prada Candy L’eau is a perfume, and in this case Prada Candy L’Eau is also a three-part long-form ad for said fragrance. (Well, “long-form” might be a stretch, as this is three and a half minutes with titles.)
But it is one created by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, and one brimming with Anderson’s signature fetishes for composition, style, and color. Lea Seydoux stars with Peter Gadiot and Rodolphe Pauly, who play two guys eager to win the affections of the lady. There’s something of a commercial-pop reference to Truffaut’s Jules and Jim going on here, but nothing wrong with that, especially when Anderson and Coppola make it all so breezy and fun. Read More »
The cast for Wes Anderson‘s latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is by far the most impressive of the filmmaker’s career. Now it turns out we might get to see them in action later this year.
Fox Searchlight has officially come on board as the film’s distributor and they’re reportedly considering a late 2013 or early 2014 release. Along with that news comes a brand new plot synopsis that explains how actors like Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law and Bill Murray will fit in. It’s the most we’ve heard about the film to date. Read More »
Wes Anderson is shooting his new film, Grand Budapest Hotel, right now, with Ralph Fiennes and Saoirse Ronan in the lead roles. Fiennes plays the concierge of the titular hotel, and the cast also includes Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Jude Law, and Mathieu Amalric.
Some set pics and videos hit the web last night, showing that the hotel of the title is grand, indeed, as are some of the costumes worn by the cast. Jeff Goldblum’s facial hair is no small matter, either. Check them all out below.
Update: At the request of Fox, we’ve pulled the images.
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NOTE: We ran this article in 2011 and 2012 and have updated it for 2013.
The Sundance Film Festival is the best known film festival in the United States. Say the word “Sundance” to anyone, film lover or not, and chances are they’ve heard of the festival. As a movie blog though, the problem with covering Sundance is that virtually all of the movies are brand new. We haven’t heard of them, you haven’t heard of them, so why would you even care about them?
More than any of the casting news, trailers or film stills that we post on a daily basis, what happens in that small corner of Utah for a little over a week in January is probably the most important movie event of the year. Even so, talk to the most seasoned movie fan and they don’t spend half as much time focusing on what’s going on at Sundance as they do bitching about movies that came out three years ago. Plain and simple, the best films that you will see in theaters for the next 12 months are being shown at Sundance over the next week and a half. And while you probably haven’t heard of them in January, you’ll definitely have heard of them by December. Don’t you want in on the ground floor?
For the next 10 days myself, Russ Fischer and Peter Sciretta will be in Park City, Utah at the Sundance Film Festival. And while you might not be eager to click and read about a movie you haven’t heard of yet, we urge you to do so. Some of the films that people hadn’t heard of when they played Sundance in the past are films like Saw, The Blair Witch Project, Donnie Darko, 28 Days Later, Napoleon Dynamite, Memento, Bottle Rocket, Clerks, Reservoir Dogs and The Usual Suspects. Think of all the movies that have been made since because filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino and Bryan Singer broke out at the Sundance Film Festival. Who is the breakout star this year? You’ll have to follow our coverage to find out.
Still not convinced? We’ve compiled even more films that you know and love that got their start at Sundance after the jump. Read More »
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Oscar campaigning used to be so easy. Take out a few trade adds, approach a number of key voters, do a few rounds of dinners and drinks, done. Now there are far more outlets to get out info about a movie. The internet allows distributors to make all manner of materials available to promote their films for award consideration: scripts, scores, interviews, and on a limited basis even the entire film, via digital screener.
Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom isn’t available online for everyone to watch for free, but there’s something pretty good as a consolation prize. The interactive script walks readers through the film through a copy of the script text augmented with stills, blueprints, design items, and behind the scenes photos. It’s a neat way to view the film, especially for those who haven’t exhaustively devoured all the “making of” materials posted over the last year. Read More »