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The Best Movie You Never Saw: The Name of the Rose

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at THE NAME OF THE ROSE. THE STORY:  In the early...
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Check out the top 10 movie character cameos! (Video)

Cameos can prove to be A LOT of fun in movies when done right. I mean, tell me that Bill Murray wasn't the best part of ZOMBIELAND! You know what's better than an actor making a cameo? An actor making a cameo . . . as one of his film characters, of course! In this latest exclusive Joblo video, the soothing sounds of Jason Dean's voice will count down ten really cool cameos made by actors...
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Cool Videos: Awesome mash-up of The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shining

It is amazing just how alike Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick are as filmmakers. While there may not be many correlations, thematically, between BARRY LYNDON and EYES WIDE SHUT compared to THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS and RUSHMORE, from a technical standpoint these two directors have shown a lot of commonalities between their style, approach, and composition on screen. There is not better...
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Exclusive: Catch up on our Cool Videos Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospectives!

This weekend the 87th Academy Awards will take place, adding a new Best Picture to the ranks and continuing the tradition of Hollywood awarding the films it finds to be best amongst its peers. Throughout the years we've seen some truly deserving films walk away with the prestige of the Best Picture trophy, while some sneak up and steal that shit out of thin air. This year we...
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Exclusive Cool Video: Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective - 1985

In this new series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for...
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See The Grand Budapest Hotel constructed entirely out of LEGO in this video

It may be contrary to all of the love for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST on this site, but for me the best film so far in 2014 is Wes Anderson 's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. A perfect amalgam of everything Anderson has made to date, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL injects a level of whimsy that he hasn't had to this degree since THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS. In...
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Cool Videos: Great VFX reel for Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson films are not the type of movies you would immediately think of in association with visual effects. Maybe because his style has all of the magic within the camera, but ever since THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX I have looked at his movies with a closer eye. His most recent film, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, may be his most ambitious film to date and has several major sequences that...
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Blu-Ray Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

A look into the life and trials of a struggling folk singer who never hesitates to roll to the dice when the chips are down in hopes of realizing his dream.
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Cool Videos: Every perfectly symmetrical shot Wes Anderson has directed

Wes Anderson is a very deliberate filmmaker. The way he shoots every one of his films is consistent despite running the gamut from drama and comedy all the way to animation. You have to admire the craftsmanship and dedication to your style and method. In fact, there are certain trademarks that you can instantly recognize as belonging to Wes Anderson . One such trademark is...
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The Good, The Bad and the Badass: Wes Anderson

Last week we looked at the brilliant career of the late Harold Ramis , whose frequent collaborator, Bill Murray , is also a favourite of this week's subject... Wes Anderson Wes Anderson is a genre unto himself. You either love his stuff or you hate it. Luckily, the vast majority of moviegoers and critics fall into the former category and not the...
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Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

PLOT: The concierge of a resplendent resort hotel and his faithful lobby boy are caught up in an adventure involving the theft of a priceless painting and the fight over a dead woman's will. REVIEW: Who knew that the ultimate Wes Anderson protagonist would be played not by one of the director's frequent collaborators ( Jason Schwartzman , Bill Murray , Owen Wilson to name...
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Wes Anderson is developing an "avant-garde" project with Roman Coppola

Wes Anderson 's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL will be hitting theaters this week, but the director is apparently already developing a new project. In an interview with The Playlist , Anderson revealed he's working with Roman Coppola on the project, however he also says there's a chance it won't be a movie. “I do have some ideas for the next thing I want to...
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