Here are the best movies of 2014 so far! (Note: These movies have all been released in theaters and I am not including movies that I saw at film festivals that have not been yet released to the public.)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
How do you make the beautiful world of Wes Anderson even more precious? With LEGO, of course. It's actually surprising that no one thought of this before, but thanks to one clever fan, you can now see The Grand Budapest Hotel from Wes Anderson's latest flim recreated in charming detail with the help of hundreds upon hundreds of tiny LEGO bricks.
The film is sort of an unofficial who's-who guide to Wes Anderson movies. Goldblum and Willem Dafoe, for example, were re-enlisted by the acclaimed indie director (after starring in 'The Life Aquatic' and 'Fantastic Mr. Fox,' respectively) to join a cast that includes Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton and Anderson newcomers like Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan.
We had a chance to sit down with Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe to talk about working in a "wonderland of a town" for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' being part of the Wes Anderson "brotherhood," and bringing a dark edge to the humorous caper adventure.
If you can judge a filmmaker by the number of unforgettable characters he's created, than Wes Anderson is one of the all-time greats. Over the course of seven films, Anderson has introduce the world to a collection of oddballs, scumbags, dreams, loners and manic-depressives. You can always pick an Anderson character out of a li
In 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' which features many familiar stars of past Wes Anderson movies, Saoirse Ronan ('The Host') and newcomer Tony Revolori were the new blood on set. We sat down with the two youngest stars of the film to chat about their initiation into this world that's home to the likes of Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Jeff Goldblum. (We started talking about food 'cause Revolori had just ordered pizza.)
Wes Anderson has finally done it. He's gone and created his own country.
Zubrowka, the fictional town at the heart of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' is positioned on the farthest Eastern edge of Europe's great empire. It is a melange of stylistic flourishes and decorative signifiers from a make believe 20th Century - a memory of a memory, a fastidious, whimsical take on real horrors - a storybook samizdat that entices with madcap adventure then goes in for the kill with existential dread. It is an incredible place to visit.
In the first clip for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' it's readily apparent that Ralph Fiennes' concierge fits in nicely with many of writer/director Wes Anderson's other protagonists. As he conducts an interview with a new hire, he rattles off instructions at a clip that would make Max Fisher jealous.
2013 is so very close to done. Just a few more minutes in the oven, but keep the fork ready.
Do we, the obsessed movie watchers of the ScreenCrush community, take a break? Heck no! January brings the Sundance Film Festival and then we dive right back into a big year of with some really big movies
A second trailer for Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' has debuted and this one is far more character-driven, giving us a who's who of the incredible line-up Anderson has collected for his upcoming film. It might be his greatest ensemble cast to date, with previous collaborators and newcomers in an exotic, elaborate setting that rivals 'The Darjeeling Limited.' Welcome to 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'!