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Amazon Studios has settled on four series orders among the 10 pilots the company announced last month were under consideration, according to sources close to the deals.
A rep for Amazon Studios declined comment.
Getting the greenlight will be “Bosch,” a cop drama based on Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series, written by Eric Overmyer and Connelly. Pilot follows title character, played by Titus Welliver (“Argo,” “The Good Wife”) as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected serial killer in cold blood. Cast includes: Annie Wersching, Amy Price-Francis and Jamie Hector. Henrik Bastin of Fabrik Entertainment (“The Killing”) produced and Jim McKay directed the pilot.
Written and directed by Chris Carter (“The X-Files”), “The After” is a drama that follows eight strangers thrown together by mysterious forces and who must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. »
- Andrew Wallenstein
Following Wes Anderson's debut feature, Bottle Rocket, the production design on his films kicked into overdrive. From Rushmore to The Royal Tenenbaums to The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou to The Darjeeling Limited to Fantastic Mr. Fox to Moonrise Kingdom, each film has been more and more crammed with costumes, sets, and props of specific colors, patterns, and designs. Upon the release of his latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, we pulled some of his memorable props out of their natural habitats to see if you can guess in which Wes Anderson film they originally appeared. Take our quiz and prove your fandom. »
- Lindsey Weber,Jed Egan
Togas-to-go and abs to die for atop the UK box office, while Grand Budapest Hotel books in a surprise third
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Seven years after the original 300 film, and with Gerard Butler's slain character missing this time around, it was by no means certain that audiences had an appetite for second helpings. But backers Warners and Legendary Pictures will be plenty happy with the opening numbers for 300: Rise of an Empire in the Us and internationally. In the UK, the film, from director Noam Murro (Smart People) and starring Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom), achieved a robust £2.76m debut. While that's well down on 300's opening salvo – £4.75m including previews of £784,000 – it's not bad for a film that seemed short of marketable elements other than the 300 brand name.
Rise of an Empire knocked The Lego Movie off the top spot after a three-week run. »
- Charles Gant
He's been called a master of hip cinematic heartbreak who deals in worlds as shiny and perfect as a Christmas ornament — or, put more charitably, a virtuoso at making pathos both wrenching and witty in a idiosyncratic, individual style. You always know when you watching a Wes Anderson film; the symmetrical compositions and deep-cut soundtracks are a dead giveaway. His latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, has members of his repertory-players cast (including Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson) zipping through a never-quite-was 20th-century Europe, one »
Sometimes living in L.A. has great perks, and one of the most recent I’ve enjoyed is the fact that of the four theaters in the U.S. that had The Grand Budapest Hotel on limited release this past weekend, one was just a few blocks from my apartment. I know Wes Anderson isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but as someone who’s been a fan of his films for more than a decade, I find myself increasingly annoyed by the most frequent criticism of his work: he’s making the same movie over and over again. The most common things cited to support this complaint are the look and themes of his films, but I don’t find either of these to be valid arguments.
- Jen Krueger
Today’s film is the 2007 short Hotel Chevalier. The film stars Natalie Portman and Jason Schwartzman, and is written and directed by Wes Anderson as a prologue to his feature film The Darjeeling Limited. Despite having only seven feature films to his credit, Anderson has already garnered critical acclaim and a large number of fans for his work, which includes The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr. Fox. His newest feature, titled The Grand Budapest Hotel, opens in limited release in American theatres this weekend.
- Deepayan Sengupta
There are few filmmakers working today with such distinct style as Wes Anderson. And because his movies are so identifiable and enjoyable for certain characteristics, if you like his past work then chances are you'll like his latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which opens in limited release this weekend. If you don't like his movies, maybe it's safe to say you won't like this one, either. But Anderson hasn't just been repeating himself for the past 20 years. He does often surprise us, whether it's with a focused short film tied to a new feature (Hotel Chevalier, an appendix/prequel to The Darjeeling Limited) or with a venture into stop-motion animation (The Fantastic Mr. Fox) or by making a whole movie without a single Rolling Stones or Kinks song on the...
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It's a change of pace for the American filmmaker, who traditionally has married his unique visual style with striking music tracks to strike up nostalgia and emotion in the viewer.
The likes of David Bowie, David Bowie in Portuguese (thanks to Seu Jorge), The Rolling Stones, Cat Stevens and The Proclaimers have all backed Wes Anderson sequences, while the director himself has a tribute song from Italian band I Cani.
"I want to live in a Wes Anderson film, see you in slow motion when you get off the train," they croon in an homage to the final shot of his movies ending in slow motion.
In our own tribute to Anderson, we've curated a Spotify playlist offering up a collection »
Wes Anderson is now at that point in his career where his idiosyncratic style has inspired a younger generation of filmmakers to make movies that critics call “Anderson-esque.” However, as hard as some of his disciples have worked (Richard Ayoade’s Submarine comes to mind), not one of them has been able to best or even match the director’s flair for candy-colored, giddily propulsive storytelling. Anderson’s style has been so far inimitable, which of course means that, at some point in the future the director will retire, and we won’t have any more madcap adventures to look forward to. That may seem like a somewhat morbid statement, but all it’s intended to convey is this: every film Anderson brings us is a gift and should be appreciated as such. The Grand Budapest Hotel, Anderson’s most exquisite and brilliantly realized work to date, is no exception. »
- Isaac Feldberg
It’s no secret that Wes Anderson jam packs his films with Easter eggs that make watching his pics akin to embarking on a scavenger hunt. Just like you can discover something new with each viewing, there’s still much to learn about the enigmatic director and his bountiful film universes. With his eighth feature film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” opening nationwide on Friday, here are 12 fun facts about Anderson and his movies.
Although he ultimately received a hefty chunk of the profits, Murray was only paid his SAG day rate to star in the 1998 film. In fact, Murray theoretically put up money for the gig. When Disney didn’t want to rent a helicopter to shoot the scene in Jason Schwartzman’s character Max’s Vietnam War-themed play, Murray offered to foot the $25,000-bill. The chopper shot was cut, but »
- Maane Khatchatourian
He's a one-of-a-kind filmmaker and artist, known and beloved for his quirks and style, and a genuinely interesting person to talk with. In theaters this weekend is the eighth film from Wes Anderson, known for an impressive oeuvre of work so far, from Rushmore to The Royal Tenenbaums to The Life Aquatic to The Darjeeling Limited to Fantastic Mr. Fox to Moonrise Kingdom. His latest is The Grand Budapest Hotel, which I was lucky enough to catch at the Berlin Film Festival world premiere (my review) a few weeks ago. I met up with Wes in New York recently to chat about the film, his career, Hollywood, and a few other things. It was an odd interview, to say the least, not exactly how I expected it to go, but fascinating none-the-less. I've been looking forward to talking with Wes Anderson for quite a while, as I've been a fan since before this site existed. »
- Alex Billington
Feature James Clayton 7 Mar 2014 - 06:08
The Grand Budapest Hotel is directed by Nadia Cavalcanti. Actually it's not. That was a lie and Nadia Cavalcanti is a made-up person. Still, I'll say it again because if you say things enough times they eventually become tangibly real in your own physical world (it's a bit like Beetlejuice). The Grand Budapest Hotel is directed by Nadia Cavalcanti. How does that make you feel?
Of course, you're probably aware that, in truth, The Grand Budapest Hotel is written, co-produced and directed by Wes Anderson (full name, Wesley Wales Anderson). Now, how does that make you feel? Personally, I'm feeling very happy about this because I'm a Wes Anderson fan and I really like all his movies. In all likelihood The Grand Budapest Hotel is going to »
Upon your check-in to The Grand Budapest Hotel on Friday, you will be greeted by a young lobby boy named Zero – a bright brave, resourceful boy who immigrated on foot from Aq-Salim-al-Jabat. Played by actor Tony Revolori, the character of Zero serves under concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) in Wes Anderson’s new caper about friendship, honor, and promises fulfilled. Yesterday, Wamg and a few members of the press sat down (in a roundtable discussion) with Revolori to talk about the incredible cast, slap takes, and mustaches. Check it out below!
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, »
- Melissa Howland
One of Wes Anderson's many signatures is his ability to create highly cinematic moments by pairing lost or unfamiliar music with perfectly composed imagery. And since Rushmore was just three lines scribbled in a notebook, music supervisor Randall Poster has been his collaborator on every film, finding just the right songs. Poster is in demand (recent credits alone include The Wolf of Wall Street, Divergent, and The Heat), but says that he's developed a special relationship with Anderson; they're in a constant dialogue, shaping characters and film tones through the music. So, with their latest partnership, The Grand Budapest Hotel, set to come out this weekend, we asked Poster to walk us through the music choices from some iconic Wes Anderson scenes, from the Faces’ "Ooh La La" at the end of Rushmore, to Margot Tenenbaum walking off the bus to Nico, to the Kinks sampler in The Darjeeling Limited. »
- Jesse David Fox
See new behind the scenes photos of dramatic comedy, Mozart in the Jungle. Written by Oscar-nominated writer and director Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited), actor and musician Jason Schwartzman (Saving Mr. Banks, Moonrise Kingdom, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and Tony-nominated writer and director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher).
Watch the pilot now and help decide if the show should become a series.
There's no stopping Wes Anderson. After experiencing a minor career setback with the mildly received comedy "The Darjeeling Limited," the filmmaker made a swift recovery with his glorious first stab at animation, "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (recently released onto the Criterion Collection), and followed that up with one of his biggest commercial hits to date, the beloved coming-of-age pic "Moonrise Kingdom." He's back in theaters this Friday with "The Grand Budapest Hotel," his most ambitious live-action feature to date. If the ecstatic word of mouth following its Berlinale world premiere last month is anything to go by, it stands to be his biggest film yet. Starring a ridiculously esteemed ensemble that includes Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan and Bill Murray, "Budapest" centers on Monsieur Gustave (Fiennes in fine comedic form), the legendary concierge of the film's title. Read More: Review: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest. »
- Nigel M Smith
Director: Wes Anderson; Screenwriter: Wes Anderson; Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton; Running time: 100 mins; Certificate: 15
Writer/director Wes Anderson delivers a luxury film experience in the shape of The Grand Budapest Hotel, a feast for the eyes with a ritzy, glitzy cast and touches of comedy gold courtesy of Ralph Fiennes. Surprisingly, the erstwhile English Patient is a hoot as Gustave, the effete concierge who caters to the every whim of the rich and fabulous in a fictional Alpine state in the turbulent 1930s.
Tilda Swinton looks like the Bride of Frankenstein after a few too many lightning strikes as Madam D, the super-rich matriarch who enjoys certain 'under the counter' services at The Budapest. Clearly, Gustave is devoted to making sure his customers leave satisfied, but he is »
When Adrien Brody became the youngest winner of the best actor Oscar in 2003 for his role in Roman Polanski's The Pianist, he was the toast of the film world. With a cameo role in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, he talks about how the accolade has shaped his career
The night after Adrien Brody won the Oscar for best actor in March 2003, he went to a restaurant and the entire room stood up and applauded. Eleven years later, he makes a far more low-key entrance at the fancy Bondi Beach restaurant Icebergs – no PR, no entourage, wearing flip-flops, and slightly miffed that I dropped his name in order to get a table. "I would never have done that," he frowns.
- Alex Needham
Murray, who plays M. Ivan in pic, was on stage at Alice Tully Hall introducing the film alongside Anderson and fellow cast members.
“A lot of the other stuff you may like or not like at all, but this one you will like,” thesp told the crowd. “I’m not kidding. This stuff is much better than the other stuff.”
Starring Ralph Fiennes, pic tells the story of the legendary concierge of the famous European hotel between the two World Wars. The fancy Gotham preem came just weeks after the Fox Searchlight film made its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.
At pic’s Russian Tea Room after-party, where vodka shots were offered along with wine, Willem Dafoe »
- Addie Morfoot
While you wait to check into "The Grand Budapest Hotel," now's the time to take a moment to dip into Wes Anderson's back catalog of films. Newly arrived on The Criterion Collection, earlier this week we explored the 15 Unlikely Influences, Inspirations & Straight Up Lifts From Wes Anderson’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and we've got a couple of other ways to turn back the clock. Across the pond, the folks at Film4 have nabbed Anderson and got him to record introductions for his breakout film "Rushmore," "The Darjeeling Limited" and the animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox." These are all pretty wonderful and candid, with Anderson revealing that the Roald Dahl adaptation was a conscious attempt to court a bigger audience, that didn't end up working out that way. And cut together with scenes from each film, these are a pretty fun and breezy trip down memory lane. Meanwhile, ComingSoon has dropped »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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