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Watch: New Clip, Featurette And 12-Minute Talk For 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Plus More Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 3:47 PM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is off to a helluva start at the box office, opening this weekend in limited release and breaking a few records along the way. That's good news for Fox Searchlight as they prepare to roll out the cinematic confection across the country over the next few weeks, and to help keep 'Budapest' on the brain, a smattering of new material has arrived.

Review: Wes Anderson's Beautiful & Melancholy 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • March 7, 2014 11:21 AM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Love. There are points during “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 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. This trademark fetishistic detail makes it feel like it was somehow loved into being, and, for whole passages, we loved it right back, giddily grinning in the dark, already mentally marking out those moments when we’re going to have to hit pause to examine the background, the edge of the frame, the action that happens in the corner of your eye.

Watch: Go Inside The Characters & Story Of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' With New Featurette & Illustrated Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2014 6:26 PM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Another day, another trinket from the toy chest that is Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (our review). As you might imagine, the filmmaker has an exacting vision, one that requires a commitment from the cast to stick to the script as it is on the page, and deliver exactly what he's looking for. And the process can be trying.

Watch: Find Out The Plan For Survival In New Clip From Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • February 13, 2014 2:40 PM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
The reviews are in for "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and as far as we're concerned, it's pretty great. In our review from the Berlin Film Festival, we noted that there are few films where you can encounter "such craft, such dedication to beauty, such attention to detail" as this one. And more evidence of Wes Anderson's control over every portion of a scene can be found in this latest clip from the film.

Saoirse Ronan Visits ‘Stockholm,’ Glenn Close Is 'Always On My Mind' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2014 4:36 PM
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Saoirse Ronan is gearing up to visit "Stockholm, Pennsylvania." She'll co-star with Cynthia Nixon and Jason Isaacs in the drama that follows "developmentally stunted Leia, a young woman raised by a kidnapper who now struggles to acclimate to her actual parents after 20 years of separation."

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: New Trailer & Poster For Wes Anderson's Berlin-Bound 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2013 1:02 PM
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There was a lot to talk about after the first trailer for Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" dropped earlier this fall. In fact, we did a fairly obsessive and thorough trailer breakdown, that noted, among other things, that the film is shot in three different aspect ratios and is (mostly) set in the 1930s. But there is still much to be unwrapped from the film, so consider this an early Christmas present.

Saoirse Ronan Talks 'How I Live Now', Working With James Gandolfini & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 11, 2013 12:21 PM
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How I Live Now, Saoirse Ronan,
Not even 20 years old, Saoirse Ronan has already made a significant cinematic impression. Most of us got our first glimpse of Ronan in Joe Wright’s operatic, Oscar-nominated literary adaptation “Atonement,” and in the years since she has anchored films for directors like Peter Jackson, Peter Weir, Andrew Niccol, and Neil Jordan. (She’s set to team with Ryan Gosling and Wes Anderson for future movies, which we quizzed her about here.) Her latest film, “How I Live Now” (our review) comes from “Last King Of Scotland” director Kevin Macdonald and is based on the acclaimed young adult novel of the same name by Meg Rosoff. Last week, we got to chat with Ronan about what drew her to the film, and asked her to reminisce about what it was like working with the late, great James Gandolfini.

Saoirse Ronan Says She Didn't Get The 'Star Wars' Role She Auditioned For, Calls 'Fantastic Four' Rumors Just That

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 6, 2013 1:43 PM
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How I Live Now, Saoirse Ronan,
We recently got to chat with the lovely and talented Saoirse Ronan about her upcoming young adult adaptation "How I Live Now" (review here), which is kind of like what would have happened if Terrence Malick had directed "Red Dawn" (more from that interview soon). And while we had the young actress on the line, we had to quiz her about a myriad of upcoming projects she has in the works, everything from the upcoming Wes Anderson joint "The Grand Budapest Hotel," to Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "How to Catch A Monster," to things that are in a more nebulous state of flux, like Joe Wright's "Little Mermaid" and the hotly rumored "Fantastic Four" and "Star Wars: Episode VII."

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