the grand budapest hotel animated

Wes Anderson‘s 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel is finally joining the Criterion Collection, and with it come a slew of special features befitting the whimsical caper. One of the most exciting features is a set of storyboard animatics narrated by Anderson, turning The Grand Budapest Hotel into a bonafide animated movie.

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Focus Features Movie Mondays

Since movie and television productions are currently on hold, entertainment companies are showing solidarity by making a lot of free content available for people to enjoy while they self-quarantine at home. HBO is the latest to offer up some premium content for free, and even Marvel Comics is getting in on the free content supply. Now Focus Features is launching their own Focus Movie Mondays, where they will live stream one of their films on Facebook for free throughout the month of April.  Read More »

the french dispatch cast movies

Not all directors give their cast homework before shooting a movie. But the famously meticulous Wes Anderson gave his cast of The French Dispatch a required viewing list before production began on his upcoming comedy set in 20th century France.

Anderson gave his actors five movies to watch before shooting The French Dispatch, which means he made his most star-studded cast — which includes the likes of Bill MurrayOwen WilsonTilda SwintonFrances McDormandJeffrey WrightAdrien BrodyBenicio Del ToroLéa Seydoux, and Timothée Chalamet — watch at least 10 hours of movies. And yes, they’re all in French, and they’re all in black-and-white.

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french dispatch trailer

Wes Anderson is back Wes Anderson-ing with The French Dispatch, a stylish, star-studded affair that will make fans swoon and detractors sigh. This delightful-looking pastiche follows the staff of a newspaper as they publish several quirky stories in all their center-shot glory. Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, and Timothée Chalamet headline a huge cast of familiar – and new – faces. Watch The French Dispatch trailer below.

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the french dispatch poster

Life’s a magazine cover, and all the cast members of Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch are merely animated caricatures of themselves. Searchlight Pictures has released a new poster for The French Dispatch, Anderson’s highly anticipated comedy-drama and the first live-action film for the director since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The poster debut comes a day before the trailer for The French Dispatch is set to hit the internet, and teases the various stories and vignettes of the film, which follows the lives of a staff of a European publication. See the new The French Dispatch poster below.

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The French Dispatch release date

Wes Anderson hasn’t directed a live-action feature film since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, but we only have a few more months until we get to see his next film, The French Dispatch. Searchlight Pictures has unveiled a new poster that includes the official release date and cast list for the movie, which appears to now include a new subtitle. Read More »

Star-Lord Cosplay

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage is an expert cosplayer, and in an extensive video, he reveals how he created an incredible Star-Lord costume inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, take a closer look at the visual toolbox of signature shots used by director Wes Anderson, and listen as the Downton Abbey cast review Maggie Smith‘s most memorable moments from from the show. Read More »

Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch

Even though 20th Century Fox isn’t exactly doing The Walt Disney Company any favors with their box office performance this year, Fox Searchlight is still operating like it’s business as usual. The more indie-focused and award-driven arm of Fox has just secured the worldwide distribution rights to Wes Anderson‘s next film, The French Dispatch. This comes after Fox Searchlight released Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Darjeeling Limited. Learn more below. Read More »

Wes Anderson Overhead Shots

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay explores how director Wes Anderson uses what is referred to as the god’s eye view shot. Plus, watch a storyboard comparison of the jellyfish forest scene from Pixar Animation’s Finding Nemo, and listen in as Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Thomas Middleditch and O’Shea Jackson Jr. sit down to take a lie detector test. Read More »

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the french dispatch cast

Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch cast is already stacked, but a few more names won’t hurt. Anderson recently revealed Christoph Waltz has a small part in the film, marking the first time the actor has worked with Anderson. Anderson also revealed some new plot details, stating that the film focused on an American journalist in France.

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