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Wes Anderson Tribute Album 'I Saved Latin!' Coming, Featuring Black Francis, Mike Watt, Kristin Hersh, Juliana Hatfield & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • November 21, 2013 10:44 AM
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Call us crazy, but it seems like Wes Anderson has been getting a fair amount of special attention lately. In the past two months, there’s been a new book released chronicling his career in movies, there’s this short film he made with Jason Schwartzmann, his animated film “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is getting a Criterion Collection release, SNL recently did a parody of his films, and of course, his next film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is just on the horizon (trailer here). If you are a fan of Wes Anderson, what more could you possibly want? Maybe a Wes Anderson tribute CD? Would you want that as well? No? Well, you’re gonna get it anyway…

'Blue Is The Warmest Color,' Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' & More Hit Criterion In February 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2013 5:13 PM
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Criterion: February, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Foreign Correspondent
If you are one of those people in a relationship where Valentine's Day means presents, you might want to start dropping some suggestions to your significant other as Criterion has a variety pack of cinematic chocolates that you'll want to savor in February.

Wes Anderson Trying To Find Financing For "Violent" Animated Film, Talks 3D & Reveals More 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2013 9:02 AM
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While most enjoyed Wes Anderson's latest short film "Castello Cavalcanti" online, those lucky enough to be attending the Rome Film Festival this week have been able to see it on the big screen. And the director was on hand to present his short, and take part in a conversation with longtime pals Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman about the project, and Screen Daily was there and have recapped the highlights in addition to talking to the man himself. For Anderson fans, there are some interesting bits of news about what he's cooking up next.

Watch: Wes Anderson's New 8-Minute Short 'Castello Cavalcanti' Starring Jason Schwartzman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 2:02 PM
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PRADA presents "CASTELLO CAVALCANTI" by Wes Anderson
So, here's the deal on Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel": in theory, it could've been released this year and there was even some rumblings of an appearance at New York Film Festival last month, before it was ultimately decided to wait until 2014. So, what to do until then? Well, you could dive into our feature Trailer Deconstruction: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ or you could enjoy something else brand new from the director, which finds him once again working with a longtime pal and associate.

Watch: Video Tribute To Kumar Pallana Featuring Wes Anderson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2013 11:18 AM
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A month ago, the world said a sad goodbye to Kumar Pallana, the Wes Anderson regular who lived in one lifetime what most couldn't accomplish in three. A performer, actor, businessman, entrepreneur and more, Pallana seemed to deeply touch everyone who crossed paths with him.

Watch: SNL's Cute, Halloween Themed Wes Anderson Parody 'The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2013 11:18 AM
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The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders, Wes Anderson, SNL
If you Google "Wes Anderson parody," you'll find no shortage of videos offering their own slight barbs at the visually distinctive filmmaker. And, like most jokes on the internet, few of them are actually funny. But leave it "Saturday Night Live" to hit the home run in the category, serving up a parody on Anderson's films that also manages to be something of a sweet homage at the same time.

Podcast: The Playlist Talks '12 Years A Slave', Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' & More

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • October 22, 2013 3:08 PM
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Noah, Aronofsky
On this latest episode, host and editor Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and contributor Cory Everett for an overarching theme looking at some modern day auteurs. There's Wes Anderson and the trailer for his latest, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"; the controversy surrounding Darren Aronofsky's "Noah"; whether or not Steve McQueen has made another endurance test with his "12 Years a Slave"; and Kimberly Peirce's remake of "Carrie."

Trailer Deconstruction: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 18, 2013 1:47 PM
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Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson movies are possibly the closest thing to an event movie for the … I was going to say something like "indie nerd cinephile set," but the truth is Anderson’s films are beloved by all kinds of audiences—those who love tentpoles, cineastes, sci-fi aficionados, etc. His visual vocabulary is so idiosyncratic, so singular and distinct, it has practically become a brand or genre unto itself and it can be appreciated by anyone who simply loves movies.

Watch: First Trailer For Wes Anderson's Quirky Ensemble Comedy 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 17, 2013 10:00 AM
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Grand Budapest Hotel, Ralph Fiennes
Teased earlier this week with the poster, the trailer for Wes Anderson's eighth feature length effort, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has finally arrived. The auteur has said several times in recent years that he has no plans to change up his famously idiosyncratic style. "My natural handwriting is neat and it is like my personality. Somewhere along the way I made this choice: I can force myself to not be what I feel I naturally am or I can just go with it and develop it," he said last year in Cannes. "[Repeating myself] is not something I think about. I really think about just the world of this movie, and what this one is going to be." And yes, this 'Grand Budapest Hotel' trailer is very Wes Anderson-y, showing off his second period piece following the '60s setting of "Moonrise Kingdom."

First Poster For Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Is Positively Wes Anderson-y

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 1:56 PM
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While there was brief talk earlier this year that Fox Searchlight might possibly drop Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" into the awards season race, it doesn't look like that's going to happen. However, with a trailer cut and ready to go, it looks like we're going to be getting a big taste very soon, but until then, here's a sampler.

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