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10 New Images from Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Plus Trailer UPDATED

UPDATE: Check out 10 new images from Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Plus, watch the trailer, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 18, 2013 1:29 PM
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Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Gets a US Release Date UPDATED

UPDATE: Fox Searchlight has slated Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" for a March 7, 2014 stateside release. This will be the first spring release for Anderson. Check out the first poster for the film, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 16, 2013 2:01 PM
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First Look: Set Images from Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Starring Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 10, 2013 4:06 PM
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Wes Anderson Selects Louis Malle's 'The Fire Within' for Carte-Blanche Programming Screening at COL*COA 2013

LA's 17th annual COL*COA has given director Wes Anderson carte-blanche to program one of his favorite French films. No surprise here, Anderson's taste is impeccable: He has selected Louis Malle's 1963 lyrical depression drama "The Fire Within."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2013 2:41 PM
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Composer Alexandre Desplat Will Visit Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

Composer Alexandre Desplat -- who had a busy year in 2012, with three original scores qualifying for Oscar consideration -- is on board for director Wes Anderson's upcoming project "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 2, 2013 1:01 PM
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Saoirse Ronan Joins Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' with Fiennes, Norton, Wilson, Brody & Law

Saoirse Ronan will play the female lead in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel." She joins a group of Anderson regulars, including Edward Norton ("Moonrise Kingdom"), Owen Wilson ("The Royal Tenanbaums," "The Darjeeling Limited") and Adrien Brody ("Darjeeling") as well as first timers Jude Law and Ralph Fiennes.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 2, 2012 12:43 PM
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A24 Acquires U.S. Rights to Roman Coppola's 'Charles Swan'

New York City-based production company A24 has acquired the rights to Roman Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," starring Charlie Sheen. A24 will release the film in the U.S. in February 2013, with FilmBuff handling domestic digital distribution.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • September 3, 2012 5:09 PM
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Wes Anderson's Top Ten Films on Criterion

No surprise here: Wes Anderson has good -- and fairly esoteric -- taste in movies. Check out the "Moonrise Kingdom" director's top 10 (well, top 12) picks from the Criterion Collection below, in a list that spans directors as diverse as Robert Bresson, Luis Bunuel and Max Ophuls. With the exception of Paul Schrader's "Mishima," all of Anderson's picks were made within the same 20-year period.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 15, 2012 3:38 PM
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Watch 'Moonrise Kingdom' Star Kara Hayward Read From Her Character's Favorite Books in Animated Short

Do you like to read? Do you like "Moonrise Kingdom"? If yes, enjoy this animated book short in which star Kara Hayward reads a paragraph from each of her character's favorite books:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 12, 2012 4:27 PM
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Weekend Preview: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Rules; The Audacious 'Oslo, August 31st' & France's 'Intouchables'

"Moonrise Kingdom" is the obvious must-see this holiday weekend, following its warm reception as the Cannes opening night film and the slew of delighted reviews that followed. Fans of director Wes Anderson won't be disappointed; this is a film that only he could make...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 24, 2012 1:03 PM
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