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See Criterion's Wondrous New 'Moonrise Kingdom' Cover Art

25 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Criterion Collection has a bundle of beauty in store for Wes Anderson fans this Fall. His seventh Criterion edition, "Moonrise Kingdom" will feature a new 2K transfer, storyboard animatics, home movies, original documentaries, a map of New Penzance Island and new cover art by Michael Gaskell. Check out detail views of Gaskell's photo-real original cover painting (as shared on Criterion's blog). The mannered milieu of Anderson's kitschy fantasia looks to dazzle when the new release hits shelves September 22. Read More: Wes Anderson Talks Inventing Euro-Past in 'Grand Budapest Hotel' (Exclusive Video) »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Ocean views by Anne-Katrin Titze

25 June 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Cobie Smulders, The Lego Movie voice of Wonder Woman and The Avengers' Maria Hill, on the Oceana blue carpet Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Swimmingly integrating Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Roberto Rossellini's Stromboli and Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid with Livia Firth's (aka Livia Giuggioli) Green Carpet Challenge, or blue, I had a conversation with Oceana Media Advisory Board member, Cobie Smulders, the host of the First Annual Nautica Oceana City & Sea Party.

The evening before, at BAMcinemaFest, Cobie presented the premiere of Kris Swanberg's Unexpected in which she stars with Gail Bean, Anders Holm and Elizabeth McGovern.

Oceana Media Advisory Board member, Cobie Smulders: "I've always wanted to be under the sea." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Oceana supporters include Diane Lane, January Jones, Morgan Freeman, Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Goldblum, Pierce Brosnan, James Cameron, Harrison Ford, Barbra Streisand, Sting, Josh Lucas, Jason Priestley, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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She's Funny That Way: Peter Bogdanovich's not-so funny rom-com

24 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Peter Bogdanovich; Screenwriters: Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten; Starring: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte; Running time: 92 mins; Certificate: 12A

With his first feature in almost 15 years, director Peter Bogdanovich aims for crowd-pleasing comedy without actually considering his audience. She's Funny That Way harks back to the screwball comedies of the '30s and '40s with its farcically twisted plot concerning Imogen Poots and Owen Wilson as a starlet on the rise and her neurotic director, but the narrative convolutions rarely add up to a decent punchline and the dialogue is only superficially funny. Modern moviegoers just won't get it and cineastes mightn't be too impressed either.

Immediately, Poots' Brooklyn 'New Yawk' accent strikes an odd note – is that nasal twanging supposed to be funny, or is she just overcooking it? The only thing we can know for sure about Izzy is that she's an incurable romantic, »

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Ralph Fiennes To Direct Rudolf Nureyev Biopic

24 June 2015 7:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ralph Fiennes has acted on both the stage and screen for more than 25 years now, but recently he seems to have developed an affinity for getting behind the camera. According to Screen Daily, Fiennes has just signed on to direct a feature drama about legendary Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. This would be his third feature as a director after “Coriolanus” and “The Invisible Woman,” but he apparently has no plans to appear in the film. Read More: Interview: Ralph Fiennes On 'The Invisible Woman,' Working With Wes Anderson & Awards Season Pitfalls Nureyev died at the age of 53 after a long-time battle with HIV, and while there are several different aspects of his life that are worthy of being covered, the movie will specifically take place during the time period when he defected from the Soviet Union and moved to the West in 1961. The screenplay is being penned »

- Ken Guidry

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Annual Coney Island 'Flicks on the Beach' Screening Series Kicks Off July 6th with The Terminator

24 June 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

On Mondays during July and August, a giant 40-foot inflatable screen turns the Coney Island beach at West 10th Street into an outdoor movie theater offering a mix of modern, classic, and indie movies. This year's great lineup for the fifth annual Coney Island Flicks on the Beach, presented by Alliance for Coney Island, Rooftop Films and NYC & Company, includes: July 6 - The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984) July 13 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson) July 20 - The Goonies (Richard Donner) July 27 - Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (Steven Spielberg) August 3 - Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams) August 10 - Mrs. Doubtfire (Chris Columbus) August 17 - Guardians Of The Galaxy (James Gunn) August 24 - Tba To find out more info visit http://www.coneyislandfunguide.com »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Whoopi Goldberg Calls Out Wes Anderson For Not Casting More Black People, Volunteers

22 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Wes Anderson continues to put out quirky and colorful award-winning films every couple years, but for Whoopi Goldberg, there.s a certain aspect of color that is blatantly missing from his films. The Oscar-winning actress hosted regular Wes Anderson film star Jason Schwartzman on her talk show The View, and kindly asked the actor to pass along her resume to Anderson after noticing that his films do not have "a lot of folks of colour".  This certainly is not the first time Anderson has been criticized for his lack of diversity in films. He is known for using the same actors over and over again, and even as Goldberg pointed out, Jason Schwartzman has been a primary figure in almost all of his films from Grand Budapest Hotel to Moonrise Kingdom to Rushmore. As the interview on The View started, Goldberg jumped right to her point, explaining that she loves »

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Whoopi Goldberg wants to star in a Wes Anderson movie: 'Give my resume to him'

21 June 2015 3:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Whoopi Goldberg has made a formal request to appear in a Wes Anderson film - by handing her resume to actor Jason Schwartzman.

The Oscar-winning actress was speaking to Schwartzman, a regular in Anderson's films, on Us talk show The View when she brought out her CV.

She was also keen to make a point to Anderson, stating that his films should feature more "folks of colour".

"I want to do this right," she said to Schwartzman, "because you know I love all the Wes Anderson movies and that you starred in like, almost all of them - Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom and Rushmore and all of those.

"So, I noticed there's not a lot of folks of colour, and I thought I would like to give you my resume to give to Wes Anderson and just to let him know I'm available. As you see, I've interned on The Late Show. »

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Whoopi Goldberg Wants to Bring Some Racial Diversity to Wes Anderson’s White World

19 June 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Wes Anderson's films, colorful and creative as they may be, generally recycle the same cast of white actors. (Even The Darjeeling Limited, which was set in India, somehow still starred three white dudes.) One of them, Jason Schwartzman, happened to be on The View Friday to promote his new film The Overnight with Adam Scott. But never one to miss an opportunity to deliver major side-eye, Whoopi Goldberg, in a Valley Girl accent, used their appearance to call out Anderson's diversity problem. "I noticed there's not a lot of folks of color," she told Schwarztman. Her solution: Hire Whoopi! She proceeded to give her actual résumé to Schwarztman — who couldn't believe a black Egot winner still has trouble getting work in Hollywood — to pass along to his good friend. Your move, Wes. »

- Dee Lockett

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Wes Anderson Rarely Casts People of Color, So Whoopi Goldberg Sends Her Résumé via Jason Schwartzman—Watch!

19 June 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Whoopi Goldberg wants another job—but not just any job. Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott appeared on The View Friday to promote their new movie, The Overnight, in theaters today. While there, the co-host put one the co-stars on the spot. Adopting a Valley Girl accent, Goldberg addressed Schwartzman. "I want to do this right because I love all the Wes Anderson movies that you starred—like, almost all of them, from Grand Budapest Hotel and Rushmore and all of those," she said. "So, I noticed there's not a lot of folks of color and I thought I would like to give you my résumé to give to Wes Anderson just to let him know I'm available. As you see, I've interned on The Late »

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The Fifty Best Movies You've Never Seen - Part 4

18 June 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Welcome back to our feature on the fifty best films you've never seen. We're over the halfway stage and hopefully by now you've found a few recommendations that suit your tastes. We'll get straight back into the list, and be sure to join us tomorrow for the final 10!! 31 - Garden State Synopsis: A young man returns home to his estranged family for his mother’s funeral and ends up on a journey of self discovery, love and redemption along the way Why you need to see it: Written, directed and starring Zach Braff, this movie was really a labour of love for him, and it shines through how personal a film it is. The story is anchored by some great chemistry between Braff and Natalie Portman, the soundtrack is spectacular and the quirky humour of the plot has the feel of a Wes Anderson feature. Not to everyone’s tastes »

- noreply@blogger.com (Dave Higgins)

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Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Leads The Criterion Collection's September Releases

16 June 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Wait, wasn't Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" supposed to hit stores in July? That was the plan, but there were delays, and now the movie is leading Criterion's slate for September. To recap, "Moonrise Kingdom" will come with an audio commentary by Wes Anderson, a fancy "restored" 2K digital transfer, audition footage, storyboards, home movies, and a lot more. Basically, it's what every Anderson fan wants from a home video release and what they've come to expect from Criterion's exacting care. Read More: The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far For those of you have already been through Krzysztof Kieślowski’s "The Decalogue" (or who are breathlessly awaiting the much rumored Criterion edition), the boutique label is bringing the director's 1981 film, "Blind Chance," to home video. Along with the standard interviews and 4K restoration, this edition will contain nine sections from the film originally censored by the Central »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Video Essay Explores Steven Spielberg's Influence On David Fincher

16 June 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

David Fincher is a director people just love to analyze. He has ten films under his belt and, like Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino, he has a very clear, easily recognizable visual style and cinephiles love to explore the intent behind his stylistic choices. To his credit, Fincher often feeds into that obsession, thanks to the wonderfully insightful audio commentaries he’s provided for each of his movies. Furthermore, a list he created of his all-time favorite films found its way onto the internet a few years ago. A list that includes films from Hitchcock (“Vertigo”) , Kubrick (“Dr. Strangelove”), Polanski (“Chinatown”), and Spielberg (“Jaws”). While the influence of those first three directors can be easily pinpointed throughout Fincher’s work, even some of Fincher’s more ardent fans may be surprised to find out that the films of Steven Spielberg have also had a profound effect on the director. Read »

- Ken Guidry

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Dope (2015) Red Band Movie Trailer 2: Teens in Love with the 80’s

15 June 2015 8:55 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Dope Trailer 2. Rick Famuyiwa‘s Dope (2015) red band movie trailer 2 stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey ClemonsBlake Anderson, and Zoe KravitzDope‘s plot synopsis: “Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who’s surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.

This movie looks awesome, and I can’t wait to see it. I’m a sucker for not only period pieces (which the 1980s and 1990s now are, holy shit) but coming of age stories, so when a film that is Hip-Hop inspired and takes place during my childhood fuses all of those things together perfectly (see The Wackness), I’m over the moon. Dope seems to be doing much of the same things – virginity, being cool, wanting to become the man you think you are, etc. We also get a look »

- Marco Margaritoff

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Wes Anderson, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand and Paolo Sorrentino Booked For Rome Fest Talks

15 June 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome — Wes Anderson, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand, William Friedkin, Paolo Sorrentino and Italian star architect Renzo Piano are among onstage speakers recruited by new artistic topper Antonio Monda for the 10th edition of the recently reconfigured Rome Film Festival.

Anderson (pictured) is booked for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. author Donna Tartt about their love for Italian movies; Joel Coen and McDormand will speak about what it’s like to be husband and wife on set, and also on the notion of “muse”; Friedkin will hold forth with an as yet unspecified Italian master; Sorrentino will screen and discuss a previously unseen short of his and talk about the films that formed his cinematic vision. Renzo Piano will talk about the rapport between movies and architecture.

Monda, a New-York based Italian journalist and academic with ties to the U.S. film and literary worlds, recently replaced Marco Mueller as Rome’s artistic director, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Wes Anderson, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand and Paolo Sorrentino Booked For Rome Fest Talks

15 June 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Wes Anderson, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand, William Friedkin, Paolo Sorrentino and Italian star architect Renzo Piano are among onstage speakers recruited by new artistic topper Antonio Monda for the 10th edition of the recently reconfigured Rome Film Festival.

Anderson (pictured) is booked for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. author Donna Tartt about their love for Italian movies; Joel Coen and McDormand will speak about what it’s like to be husband and wife on set, and also on the notion of “muse”; Friedkin will hold forth with an as yet unspecified Italian master; Sorrentino will screen and discuss a previously unseen short of his and talk about the films that formed his cinematic vision. Renzo Piano will talk about the rapport between movies and architecture.

Monda, a New-York based Italian journalist and academic with ties to the U.S. film and literary worlds, recently replaced Marco Mueller as Rome’s artistic director, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Rock The Kasbah Trailer Unleashes Bill Murray On Afghanistan

11 June 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One would think that the basic premise of taking Bill Murray and setting him loose in the Middle East for his signature brand of hijinks would be all the setup one would need for comedy gold. However, the comedic icon.s latest film, Rock the Kasbah, takes the comedic absurdity to Afghan proportions, prompting a troop surge. of laughter! Watch as Murray handles himself in hostile territory, showcasing a terrifically tone-deaf form in the trailer below! This official debut trailer for Rock the Kasbah might have been trying to fool you in its opening moments. From the initial auditory classic rock bomb of David Bowie.s 1974 hit, "Rebel, Rebel," paired with the kitschy, shaggy motifs and a sudden appearance of Bill Murray, one would have thought that we just caught a glimpse of some secret new Wes Anderson project. However, we actually have Barry Levinson, the comedic-drama maestro behind Diner, »

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Film Review: Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015): By-The-Numbers Sundance Drama

11 June 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Film Review, a film directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, and starring Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Ronald Cyler II, Jon Bernthal, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, and Molly Shannon.

“I have no idea how to tell this story. I don’t even know how to start it.”

That’s the opening line of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, spoken by our lead character Greg, an awkward high school kid whose only real desire is to not be noticed at all. Greg is a kid who doesn’t have a ton of friends (and refers to his only real friend as his “co-worker”), stemming from his issues with his parents and his lack of confidence in himself. That’s not me reading subtext from the film, because there is literally a scene in which a character describes Greg in this way. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl »

- Michael Smith

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Checking in on That Orson Welles Crowdfunding Campaign

11 June 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

A month in, with 25 days to go, and the Indiegogo campaign to finish Welles' last film has so far just barely exceeded a quarter of its goal. The crusade for "The Other Side of the Wind," a 15-year-long passion project abandoned when Welles died in 1985, has thus far attracted the support of Edgar Wright, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Peter Bogdanovich and Brett Ratner. But despite celebrity backing, and a goal whittled down from $2 million to $1 million, the crowd-funding effort is still slogging toward the finish line even in the wake of Welles' centennial. This is an expensive project that the campaigners are fully throwing their weight behind, with lots of exclusive swag if you decide to donate — including a lucky 35mm print of the film. Read More: Here's How You Can Help Finish Orson Welles' Final Film In July, the BFI Southbank across the pond hosts a wide-ranging retrospective of the director's work. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' (2015) Movie Review

11 June 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Every year a number of indie comedies bow at Sundance to good word-of-mouth, but once the festival ends the rest of us approach with caution, perhaps rightfully so. Quirkiness and weirdness are too often used to cover a weak foundation, to hide the cracks instead of filling them. When a movie relies on such flimsy attributes, it crumbles before our very eyes, but when heart rests at its core, it can be truly special. Ultimately that is what makes Me and Earl and the Dying Girl as good as it is; no reason to proceed with caution, just open your arms and embrace it. Adapted by Jesse Andrews from his novel of the same name, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl tells the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkward, self-deprecating high school kid determined to coast through his senior year as anonymously as possible. Over the course »

- Jordan Benesh

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Stratton to curate first Great Britain Retro Festival

10 June 2015 11:49 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

David Stratton is the curator and patron of the inaugural Great Britain Retro Film Festival. Nineteen classic British films, rarely seen on the big screen, will feature in the festival from August 6-19 at the Hayden Orpheum Cremorne, Melbourne's Cinema Nova and the Windsor in Perth. Stratton says there will be many highlights, not least the opportunity to see some of these classic films painstakingly digitally restored and presented for the first time in Australia in the 4K format. .I.m really excited about this retrospective film festival, particularly as I spent my first twenty years in Britain and have always been very fond of British movies. To see this collection of films, on the big screen, as they were intended to be seen, is indeed a rare pleasure," he says. Highlights of the inaugural Great Britain Retro Film Festival include:

– Australian premiere screenings of The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), the »

- Staff writer

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