Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson Designed a Totally Wes Anderson-Style Cafe in Italy

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by Britt Hayes May 11, 2015 @ 5:18 PM
If you subscribe to auteur theory, then Wes Anderson is definitely an auteur — there’s no mistaking the director’s signature style, with his fondness for particular color palettes and fine details. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in a Wes Anderson film, you can now do just that…if you have money to spare to travel to Milan, Italy that is, which is now the home of a cafe designed by Anderson himself.

The 25 Best Comedy Movies of the Last 25 Years

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by ScreenCrush Staff April 1, 2015 @ 9:19 AM
April Fools’ Day is an occasion marked by silliness. Many websites choose to celebrate by tricking their readers with goofy pranks. But for every one of these hoaxes that’s funny, there are ten more that are terrible (plus our budget would not allow us to turn the site into ScreenFlush, the #1 place on the Internet dedicated to movie toilets, for a single day). So instead, let’s honor some humor professionals; the men and women who’ve made the best comedies of the last 25 years.

The Five Most Pleasant Surprises Among the 2015 Oscar Nominees

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by Matt Singer January 15, 2015 @ 9:50 AM
Sony Pictures Classics
Okay, so there was a fair amount of disappointment around the 2015 Academy Award nominations. Everything was not awesome for ‘The Lego Movie,’ robbed of a Best Animated Movie nod, and David Oyelowo’s dreams of a Best Actor nomination vanished when Steve Carell and Bradley Cooper’s names were mentioned instead. ‘Force Majeure’ got snubbed for a Best Foreign Language Film nomination and ‘Selma’’s Ava Duvernay was robbed in the Best Director Category. I just keep looking at the list of nominations and playing “Sad Trombone” over and over again. It’s basically the official theme song of the 2015 Academy Awards.

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' LEGO Set Is One Classy Recreation

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by Britt Hayes June 13, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Fox Searchlight
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.

Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe Interview: On 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and the Wes Anderson "Brotherhood"

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by Nick Romano March 6, 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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"Real, deep, soulful, transcendental, enjoyable brotherhood in this wonderland of a town ..." That's how Jeff Goldblum describes Wes Anderson's latest film, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.'
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.

Saoirse Ronan and Tony Revolori Interview: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Stars on Their Wes Anderson Initiation

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by Nick Romano March 4, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
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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.)

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman February 24, 2014 @ 3:34 PM
Fox Searchlight
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.