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Wes Anderson cites Akira Kurosawa as an influence for Isle of Dogs

You don’t have to wait for the credits to know when you’re watching a Wes Anderson movie.  The cinematography, dialogue and pacing are so uniquely his own that his style has gone virtually unreplicated. But even the most original of voices get their inspiration from somewhere, and recently Anderson shared what influences his work – particularly his upcoming...
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Wes Anderson announces start of new film Isle of Dogs with first footage

Wes Anderson is one the most consistent joy-bringers the film world has ever known. His comedic achievements go back to the 90’s with flicks like RUSHMORE and have continued into the new decade with the tremendous THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL . His next film will be another stop-motion animated movie to go along with FANTASTIC MR. FOX called ISLE OF DOGS, which Anderson has...
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Cool Videos: Dialect coach analyzes 32 accents from famous performances

Some are good, some are terrible, but every actor does them at some point in their career. I’m talking about accents; whether they're foreign or just unique they’re more common than white bread in the movie world. But how do we separate the good from the bad? Unless you’re familiar with every region in every corner of the world you really can’t. That is...
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Review: Mascots (TIFF 2016)

PLOT: Professional mascots from all over the world descend on Anaheim in order to compete for the Gold Fluffy Award. REVIEW: MASCOTS marks director Christopher Guest ’s return to movies after a ten year break, during which he brought the underrated ‘Family Tree” to HBO. His first full-on “mockumentary” (a word Guest infamously hates)...
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Christopher Guest returns to mockumentary with the trailer for Mascots

MASCOTS is the new comedy from Christopher Guest , director of WAITING FOR GUFFMAN and BEST IN SHOW. Starring many of his regular troupe of actors, this latest film takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy. So would that make those competing for it . . . fluffers? THIS IS...
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Christopher Guest brings his mockumentary Mascots to Netflix on Oct. 13

Christopher Guest has helped to create some of the best mocukementaries ever made in THIS IS SPINAL TAP and BEST IN SHOW, and he's showing no signs of slowing down! While his latest film, MASCOTS, will receive a limited theatrical run, the feature will be heading straight to Netflix on October 13th! Check out the first promotional pic for the film below! Click to embiggen:...
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Jeff Goldblum and others join Wes Anderson's new stop-motion animated film

Wes Anderson 's desire to return to the world of stop-motion animation has been known for some time, but it has now been confirmed that his next film will be a stop-motion animated affair which, much like FANTASTIC MR. FOX, will focus on an animal, in this case, a dog. It's expected that the as-yet-untitled film will feature several of Wes Anderson 's usual players,...
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Awfully Good: Lady in the Water + After Earth (Video)

From THE HAPPENING to THE LAST AIRBENDER , M. Night Shyamalan is no stranger to this column. And judging by THE VISIT, I'm guessing that will be the case for a long time to come… The Lady in the Water (2006) Director: M. Night Shyamalan Stars: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright   An apartment manager finds a Narf in his...
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The UnPopular Opinion: Moonrise Kingdom

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** This pains me to write as a Wes Anderson fan but I...
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Review: Fading Gigolo

PLOT : Fioravante is a down-on-his luck, part-time florist and recently laid off clerk at a closed bookstore. With a little nudge from his ex-boss Murray, the middle-aged man finds himself entertaining wealthy women for money. REVIEW : There are a handful of relationships that are explored in the new film FADING GIGOLO yet not all of them work. Written, directed and starring John...
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Review: The Monuments Men

PLOT: At the height of the Second World War, an Allied unit composed of museum directors, art historians, and curators is sent behind enemy lines to recover priceless works of art, stolen by the Nazis, and destined for Germany. As the war starts to wind down, their mission becomes even more urgent, with Adolf Hitler imposing the “Nero decree” which orders the destruction of all art...
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: The Monuments Men author Robert M. Edsel!

During the junket for the new film THE MONUMENTS MEN, we had the rare treat to speak to the author of the book on which the film is based. Robert M. Edsel has written a number of fascinating non-fiction books including “Rescuing Da Vinci”, “Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” and of course “The Monuments Men.” During our...
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