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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.

Exclusive: Trailer For Frederick Wiseman's Epic, "Masterwork" Documentary 'At Berkeley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 11:43 AM
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While the documentary genre has grown increasingly popular over the past few years, with filmmakers imbuing their projects with the energy and feel of feature films, veteran Frederick Wiseman has maintained the approach he established all the way back in the 1960s. Choosing to observe rather than intrude, for over five decades, Wiseman has provided unique insights into a variety of subject matter ranging from psychiatric hospitals to burlesque clubs to Central Park and more. But for this next effort, the filmmaker is going back to school...

Watch: New Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Is Brought To You By A New U2 Song

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 7:33 PM
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Mandela: Walk To Freedom
We're not sure if U2 is exactly the best choice to write a song for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," but Bono and company have long been supporters of the South African leader, and certainly one of the most high profile, and Harvey Weinstein didn't waste much time in making sure they added an extra promotional flavor to his movie. Something he's no stranger to doing.

Watch: New Trailer For Disney's 'Frozen' Tries To Stop The Winter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 6:16 PM
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Oh hey, look! A Disney movie not based on a pre-existing property, and not a Pixar or Marvel release either. Instead, it's from their own animation department, which has been doing just fine of late with fare like "Tangled" and "Wreck-It-Ralph," and now comes a new princess story, but one with a chilly edge.

Watch: Trailer For Playlist Festival Fave, The Enjoyable And Warm 'Gloria'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 3:46 PM
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Scattered to the winds as The Playlist team can be, it's the movies that unite us, and one picture that we've talked up around the watercooler since early on in the year is Sebastián Lelio's "Gloria." And thankfully, others have taken notice too. It's been selected by Chile as their official Oscar entry, and Roadside Attractions have had the good taste to snap it up, which means everyone will get to soon see what has captivated more than one of us at the site.

Watch: Trailer For 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Sticks To The Formula

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 11:24 AM
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If you're wondering why these "Paranormal Activity" movies keep coming, it's not that hard to figure out: they're cheap to make, the concept is proven and audiences still like shaky-cam jump scares and creepy things happening in ordinary places. Rinse, repeat. And so, here comes "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones." Yawn.

Watch: Alex Pettyfer & Gabriella Wilde Share 'Endless Love' In Trailer For Romance Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 10:32 AM
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The crowd this is geared towards probably doesn't remember, but "Endless Love" is actually remake of the 1981 film starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt, that also served as an early launching pad for Tom Cruise. And so, what does this do-over bring to the table?

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."

Watch: Original Teaser Trailer For 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' Featuring Artwork By Ralph McQuarrie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2013 3:19 PM
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While news on next installment of the "Star Wars" saga remains at the whims of Disney and Lucasfilm, that are instead spending time reminding viewers of the films that got it all started. Last week, the original teaser trailer for the first "Star Wars" arrived, notable for being pretty fairly underwhelming. But it seems for "Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back," everyone was so confident the followup to George Lucas' smash hit would be a success, they didn't bother any footage at all.

Watch: Liam Neeson Uses His Special 'Taken' Skills On A Plane In Trailer For 'Non-Stop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2013 12:39 PM
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Is Liam Neeson even trying anymore? His movie scripts these days seem to be Mad Libs: One man must face [insert adversary] using his special set of skills or else [insert threat]. From vague ethic groups in "Taken" to wolves in "The Grey" to something we can't remember in "Unknown," Neeson has been punching and kicking his way into a steady string of mediocre, box office hits. That's right America, "Non-Stop" is your fault.

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