Premiering at the opening night of the 2014 Berlin Film Festival Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel just got a new poster and trailer. Both of which are emphasizing the amazing cast of characters. So who’s going to be in this soon to be Criterion? Let me give you the entire list: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalbic, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saorise Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson and newcomer Tony Revolori. Try to top that. Continue reading
Wow! Way to strike while the iron’s hot. Just a couple days ago we got a first poster for Wes Anderson‘s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel and now here comes the first official trailer. It is spectacular. Funny, beautiful and full of action, just like my ladies (just kidding). It seems like Wes has shot this in full frame (4:3 aspect ratio), which is how films were presented back in the 1920s, where the film is set. This trailer could be considered “spoiler-y” so I won’t go into any plot details. It is a very fast-cut trailer, which shows a lot scenes and sets and characters (hey, with a cast like that I would too).
The film basically about a hotel concierge (Ralph Fiennes) and his friendship with a lobby boy (Tony Revolori) who becomes his protégée. Like all of Anderson’s films I’m sure there will be themes of surrogate family, bourgeois living and romance. Personally, I am very excited for this film and I can’t wait to see it. However I will avoid any further trailers, because they could spoil too much, this one is more than enough to get me excited. On an odd note: Johnny Depp was supposed to be playing the lead role (now taken over by Ralph Fiennes) and looking at this trailer I am so glad he’s not.
The film will be released on March 7th, 2014 in the States. Anyone else looking forward to this?
With a new film starring Owen Wilson coming out in theaters this week-end, I thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss his best films. Before seeing him in practically every Wes Anderson film I didn’t think much of the guy as an actor. Sure, he seems like a nice fellow, but man, did he chose some bad movies.
This isn’t about those movies though. This is about his best work, in my opinion, and what he will hopefully be remembered for.
After the dreadful looking Internship he will be back working with Wes Anderson in The Grand Budapest Hotel and some more renowned filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson and Peter Bogdanovich.
Without further ado, here are my top five Owen Wilson films:
1. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Wes Anderson)
2. Midnight in Paris (2011, Woody Allen)
3. The Darjeeling Limited (2007, Wes Anderson)
4. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2005, Wes Anderson)
5. Bottle Rocket (1996, Wes Anderson)