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Essential: The 6 Best Performances In The Films Of Wes Anderson

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 6, 2014 3:49 PM
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“Max Fischer’s not fighting change, he’s determinedly fighting against being pigeonholed. He’s fighting for the renaissance view of the world, and for a sense of himself as an adult. I think that he and Steve Zissou and Gustave are all, in some way, at war with the philistines. They are all kind of righteous,” a wise and insightful Ed Norton said this week about the characters that inhabit Wes Anderson’s unique worlds. “I’ve come to think that Wes’s films are all about the way that your real family disappoints you and so you create the family that you need.” Wes himself could probably not articulate it any better.

Bill Murray To Present Award At The Oscars For The First Time Plus Full List Of Presenters

Bill Murray, Berlin, 2014
For the past month, you've likely seen variations of "[Insert Celebrity] To Present At The Oscars" headlines whizzing by your social media stream. Well the full list of A-listers, legends and other people set to walk across the Dolby Theatre stage and hand out statues has been revealed and if you need one reason to tune it into the industry night of back-patting, we've got one for you: Bill Murray. Read More »

Cameron Crowe's New Movie Starring Bradley Cooper & Emma Stone Is Coming This Christmas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2014 2:55 PM
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Each year, studios like to cram their best offerings into the Christmas season, and 2014 is shaping up to be no different. With "The Hobbit: There And Back Again," Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken," Ridley Scott's "Exodus," the star-studded musical "Into The Woods" and more, all coming within weeks of each other, another film has entered the fray.

Watch: Illuminating & Fascinating Hour-Long ‘Charlie Rose’ Interview With Bill Murray

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 13, 2014 11:18 AM
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Bill Murray, Berlin, 2014
Though George Clooney’s wartime drama “Monuments Men” underwhelmed with critics last weekend, the film’s release has been a thrill simply for the many appearances from its star-studded cast. That especially holds true for Bill Murray, who last month held a candid Reddit AMA talking the folly of “Garfield” among other topics, and now follows that up with an extended chat with one of the world’s most established interviewers.

Watch: Wes Anderson, Ralph Fiennes & Cast Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ In 50 Minute Berlinale Press Conference

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 6, 2014 4:33 PM
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Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest” is now out there in the world, and it’s a grand, funny, ambitious and even a little melancholy look back to a day and age that no longer exists. Director Wes Anderson, along with cast members Ralph Fiennes, Ed Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Saorise Ronan, Tony and Revlori attended the press conference this morning at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and thanks to the wonders of technology, you can check it out right at home.

Berlin Review: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Jude Law & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 6, 2014 3:00 PM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Love. There are points during “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which celebrates its World Premiere as the opening film of 64th Berlinale tonight, at which it simply floods off the screen. It sounds too lofty perhaps, but how else can you describe the level of minute care that seems to have gone into every single frame, every costume, every tear in every strip of wallpaper? If nothing else (and there is quite a lot else) the film is at times perhaps the apotheosis of Wes Anderson’s aesthetic: a glorious, mischievous sequence of pictorialist plays taking place in a world so perfectly contained it might as well be in a snowglobe.

Watch: Bill Murray Plots An Escape In New Clip From Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2014 3:12 PM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
How much are we looking forward to "The Grand Budapest Hotel"? Let us count the ways. Not only is it our third most anticipated film of 2014, it's also one of the ten movies we can't wait to see at the Berlin Film Festival. And being a star-studded, new Wes Anderson joint, it should be fairly self-evident why we're anticipating this one.

Must Read: Bill Murray's Amazing Reddit AMA Story About Working On 'Garfield'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2014 1:07 PM
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The common story about Bill Murray's rather surprising involvement in "Garfield" is that when he got the script by co-written by Joel Cohen, he thought was reading something by Joel Coen, one half of the Coen brothers. How wrong he was. But Murray has always been a good sport about answering questions regarding his involvement as the voice of the orange, overweight cat, but we're not sure we've heard him tell it like this before.

Watch: Newsreel Trailer, TV Spot, Soundtrack Details & New Images From 'The Monuments Men'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2013 11:24 AM
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The Monuments Men
While the woulda/shoulda/coulda conversation about the awards potential for "The Monuments Men" will likely pop up again once reviews for the film start coming in, the bottom line is that it simply wasn't ready. Originally slated to arrive this month, George Clooney's WWII caper was pushed a couple of months so editing, effects and even the score could be finished in time without compromising quality. So with that caveat out of the way, and the production on schedule for a February release, a lot more is being shown off from the movie.

Watch: New Trailer For George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Steals Stolen Art

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2013 7:14 AM
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While it won't be in the Oscar mix both because it won't be ready and for the fact that it's, as George Clooney calls it, "a commercial, non-cynical piece of entertainment," "Monuments Men" still has the kind of star power to attract a red carpet. Indeed, it will be making its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in just a couple of months. And with that in mind, a brand new overseas trailer has arrived.

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