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NBC News Takes a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of Harry Potter World

Harry Potter fans are eagerly waiting the July 8 opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley in Orlando, and NBC News host Meredith Vieira earned every Potter geek's envy when she recently visited the theme park for a primetime special.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 1, 2014 10:05 AM
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Wes Anderson Talks Inventing Euro-Past in 'Grand Budapest Hotel' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

In an exclusive SXSW video interview, Wes Anderson describes how he made "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 13, 2014 3:10 PM
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Ralph Fiennes Career Watch: from 'Schindler's List' and Mile-High Antics to 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

Ralph Fiennes carries Wes Anderson's indie period comedy 'Grand Budapest Hotel' on his able shoulders. We examine Fiennes' career from his breakout role in "Schindler's List" through "The English Patient" and his recent turn to directing. Where should he go from here?
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • March 10, 2014 2:52 PM
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Review: Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Is Delightful, Delicious and Delovely (CLIP)

Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" world premiered at the Berlinale and hits theaters Friday, March 7. Here's Anne Thompson's review.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 7, 2014 3:27 PM
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WATCH: Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton Bicker in New Clip from 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Check out this new clip from Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," featuring Ralph Fiennes and a very geriatric-looking Tilda Swinton. The film, which wowed critics upon its Berlin premiere earlier this month, hits theaters March 7.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 27, 2014 12:26 PM
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Discover the Wes Anderson Experience

Upon this earth there are a few fortunate souls lucky enough to receive a role in a Wes Anderson film. In a series of interviews done round-table style after its recent Berlinale screening, the “Grand Budapest Hotel” cast members together suggested an on-set atmosphere not so different than the charming nature of the film itself. “It’s the Wes Anderson experience,” intoned Jeff Goldblum, “which is a lovely, delightful, uncommonly beautiful communal art project.”
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 25, 2014 12:44 PM
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WATCH: Four Charming Clips from Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

A charming new clip from Wes Anderson's Berlin fave "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has arrived via Fox Searchlight, in which Zero (Tony Revolori) hatches a plan to protect baker Agatha (Saoirse Ronan). Watch that clip, plus three previously released teases, here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 13, 2014 4:27 PM
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Berlinale: Take the 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Round-Table Interview Quiz

I hereby challenge you to take the following quiz on what I learned at Fox Searchlight's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" round-table junket interviews Friday at Berlin’s famous Hotel Adlon opposite the Brandenberg Gate.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 8, 2014 9:16 PM
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Berlin: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Press Conference Sets the Bar High, with Anderson, Fiennes, Murray, Swinton and More

Things are bound to go downhill at the 64th Berlinale, at least in terms of press conferences. The festival opened today with Wes Anderson’s "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and when you have Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe flanking Anderson on the dais, you’re not likely to improve on either the form or the content.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 6, 2014 2:17 PM
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Arthouse Audit: 'Lone Survivor' Opens Well in Two Theaters While 'August: Osage County' Falls Short

The long holiday weekend is one of the best periods of the year for specialized films. But given the plethora of high profile art films and quality wide studio releases to catch up with, business is spread out among many titles. This weekend, "Lone Survivor" exceeded expectations in limited release, while "August: Osage County" fell flat.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • December 29, 2013 5:02 PM
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