SNL Wes Anderson

Saturday Night Live doesn’t have a reputation for lampooning independent filmmakers too often, but they do love jumping onto a good meme and Wes Anderson parodies have definitely reached “meme” level. Leave it to the legendary sketch comedy show, though, to use their considerable resources to make the Wes Anderson parody to end all Wes Anderson parodies.

It’s called The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders and stars Edward Norton (himself a star of Moonrise Kingdom) as Owen Wilson (Anderson’s frequent co-star and co-writer) in a horror story that also “features” Anderson players like Adrien Brody, Alec Baldwin, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman and many others. Some even as themselves. Check it out below. Read More »

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Moonrise Kingdom

Earlier this month, we wrote about Matt Zoller Seitz‘s new book The Wes Anderson Collection, a book examining the work of writer/director Wes Anderson. The Pulitzer Prize finalist has been following Anderson’s career since the very beginning, and has teamed up with editor Steven Santos to bring the book to the web in a documentary/video essay format. A couple weeks back we posted the first two chapters, on Bottle Rocket and Rushmore. Last week we featured The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Matt has now released Chapter 5 and 6 which cover The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom. Both are online and available to view after the jump.

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Earlier this month, we wrote about Matt Zoller Seitz‘s new book The Wes Anderson Collection, a book examining the work of writer/director Wes Anderson. The Pulitzer Prize finalist has been following Anderson’s career since the very beginning, and has teamed up with editor Steven Santos to bring the book to the web in a documentary/video essay format. Last week we posted the first two chapters, on Bottle Rocket and Rushmore. Matt has now released Chapter 3 and 4 which cover The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Both are online and available to view after the jump.

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Bottle Rocket

Earlier this month, we wrote about Matt Zoller Seitz‘s new book The Wes Anderson Collection, a book examining the work of writer/director Wes Anderson. Pulitzer Prize finalist Zokker Seitz had been following Anderson’s career since the very beginning, which begins with the short film that spawned Wes’ first feature Bottle Rocket. Matt has teamed up with editor Steven Santos to bring the book to the web in a documentary/video essay format. The first two chapters, on Bottle Rocket and Rushmore, are online and available to view after the jump.

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Grand Budapest Hotel header

Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel is ready to invite you in. Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated movie, which chronicles the goings-on at a fancy hotel, like friendship, young love, art theft, and possibly — gasp! — murder. Check it out after the jump.

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Grand Budapest Hotel UK Quad

Briefly: The poster for Wes Anderson‘s star-studded film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, said only “2014″ as the release date. Thankfully, Fox Searchlight has revealed we won’t have to wait through much of 2014 to see the film.

The Grand Budapest Hotel will be released March 7, 2014. Check back Thursday for the trailer. [@FoxSearchlight]

Grand Budapest Hotel header

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 »

Wes Anderson Actor Kumar Pallana Has Died at 94

Kumar Pallana

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 »

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