Wes Anderson

Megan's Top 15 photo
Lots of these movies involve adorable animals. Others are gratuitiously violent. One has both!
2014 was a pretty great year for movies, so coming up with a year end list was pretty tough for me. Originally I thought I'd just do top 5, and then top 10... but no. It had to be top 15 because I saw so many awesome films last year, and it just wouldn't be fair to ignore the movies in the 11 through 15 slots.  So let's get the ball rolling...   read feature

Nick's Top 15 of 2014 photo
I have seen 107 films released in 2014. Here are 15 of the best ones
It was the best of films, it was the blurst of films. Hey everyone I'm Nick Valdez, News Editor here for Flixist and you've probably seen my name on a good chunk of the stuff written here. If not, then I'll tell you a bit abo... read feature

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Funko releasing Fantastic Mr. Fox toys


About as charming as the movie
Sep 09
Fantastic Mr. Fox has quite the cult following behind it (as do all Wes Anderson movies) so it probably shouldn't come as a surprise that Funko, the toy makers who make cult following toys, is releasing some new toys for... read
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UPDATE: Grand Budapest and LEGO together at last!


Jun 13
UPDATE: We've figured out what the teaser is for! To promote the releases of Grand Budapest Hotel and LEGO Movie on home video, Ryan Ziegelbauer and 8 other artists put together a Grand Budapest made entirely out of LEGO bri... read
Wes Anderson Interview photo
The man, the myth, the really cool dude
My final roundtable interview of SXSW was with Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Since it was my first true Anderson film experience (which I loved), I had plenty of questions for him. But since I had to compete... read feature

Grand Budapest Review photo
Absolutely stunning
Let me be frank. Since this was going to eventually come to light, I may as well admit I've only seen one Wes Anderson film. When I was tasked with the review for Anderson's latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, I was anxious bec... read feature

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The Grand Budapest Hotel is a record-breaker


Wes Anderson reclaims his crown
Mar 11
Wes Anderson's latest kitsch-fest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, earned over $800,000 in the course of its first limited run. On Friday, the movie opened in four theaters -- two in NYC, two in LA -- earning over $200,000 per thea... read
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New Grand Budapest Hotel clip is all Bill Murray


That's always a good thing
Feb 04
We have here a new clip for Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel, and since it's a Wes Anderson film that means it also has Bill Murray in it. Thus this clip is both full of Wes Anderson style and Billy Murray aw... read
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Flix for Short: Castello Cavalcanti


It sure is Wes Anderson
Nov 13
Fans of Wes Anderson, of which I count myself, are hankering for a bit of The Grand Budapest Hotel, but to tide us over we have a new short for the auteur and it's jam packed full of Wes Anderson style. Castello Cavalcanti&n... read
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SNL's Wes Anderson parody is pure brilliance


The worst thing about this is that it's only a parody
Oct 29
The only thing wrong with this brilliant Wes Anderson parody is its lack of Bill Murray. Other than that, it looks exactly like an Anderson film. The music is perfect, the shots are perfect, Edward Norton's Owen Wilson is perfect...ahhhh, it's perfect! [via YouTube] read
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Kickin' it old school, rockin' it full frame
Here's the first trailer for Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, and it looks old-timier than usual. Note the full frame aspect ratio throughout most of the trailer, which was probably a conscious decision to help evoke... read feature

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First poster for Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel


Oct 15
The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson's next movie, and judging by this poster, I already want to see it. Budapest Hotel, like Anderson's 2012 movie Moonrise Kingdom, will have a killer lineup of acting talent; from Anders... read
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RIP Kumar Pallana (1918-2013)


A key supporting actor in many Wes Anderson films dead at 94
Oct 11
Kumar Pallana, best known for his appearances in various Wes Anderson films, passed away yesterday at age 94. Pallana has been a part of the Anderson ensemble stable since Bottle Rocket and also appeared in Rushmore, The Roy... read
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Details on Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel


Fox Searchlight may release film at the end of the year
Mar 28
Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom was our pick for the best comedy of 2012. Anderson's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is another period piece and it may lead to back-to-back Golden Pterodactyls for best comedy. Fox Sear... read
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They have arrived and this is the first one
The 2012 Flixist Awards (known as the Golden Pterodactyls by those in the know) have arrived. Now that those far less important awards have come and gone, it's time to get down to the ones that really matter. We'll be spendin... read feature

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Illustrated Moonrise Kingdom script available to download


Jan 23
Focus Features has released online an illustrated version of Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's Academy Award nominated script for their 2012 film, Moonrise Kingdom. You can click through the script on their website and downloa... read
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Big ensemble cast for Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel


Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, and more
Dec 27
The cast for Wes Anderson's new film is set, and it's one hell of an ensemble. (Johnny Depp is not involved with the film, by the way, contrary to our report a few months ago. Ditto Angela Lansbury.) The Grand Budapest Hotel ... read
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A rather accurate infographic from Jennifer Lewis
A lot of us here at Flixist enjoy Wes Anderson's movies. (You may recall we even dedicated a week of coverage to Wes Anderson.) Usually when you enjoy someone's work, you find that you have an affinity for a character that th... read feature

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Of course Bill Murray will be in Wes Anderson's new movie


Sep 26
Bill Murray confirmed that we will be appearing in Wes Anderson's next film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. This comes from "A Day Spent Packing with Bill Murray", a really fun feature/interview from New York Magazine that appeare... read
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Johnny Depp will be in Wes Anderson's next film


Jul 17
Wes Anderson's next movie is The Grand Budapest Hotel, a European story that draws on Anderson's own experiences in France. Not only does the film reteam Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, it brings a new face into Anderson's stab... read
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Adrian Tomine draws Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom


Jun 22
After seeing Moonrise Kingdom again, I've mentally added a couple points to my initial score. There's just something about that portrait of young love at summer's end that's beautifully done. Adrian Tomine captures that feeli... read
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Watch Cousin Ben host a Moonrise Kingdom screening


Jun 19
One of my favorite appearances in Wes Anderson's new Moonrise Kingdom is Jason Schwartzman as Cousin Ben. Schwartzman plays a semi-obnoxious older Khaki Scout who often takes advantage of the innocent younger scouts, but und... read
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Wes Anderson color palette swatches show continuity


Jun 19
Designer Beth Mathews has created this image showing what she believes to be the main color palettes for all of Wes Anderson's movies. She asserts on her blog that "You no longer have to be just a business to have a brand,... read
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Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is spreading out into other cities this weekend, and with the expansion comes news of even more Moonrise Kingdom goodness. And yea, it shall come in the form of an animated short. Anderson reve... read feature

Moonrise Kingdom Review photo

[This review was originally published last weekend. The film is now getting a wider release.] When I wrote about the retro aesthetic of Wes Anderson, I mentioned ideas of homage and influence, precocious children, arrested de... read feature

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It's been more than 10 years since Peter Bagdanovich's last feature film, The Cat's Meow, but he's coming back with Squirrel to the Nuts. The title functions both as a partial simile and as a description of the worst possible... read feature

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[At the end of this week Wes Anderson will release Moonrise Kingdom. That means all this week we'll be celebrating by diving into his past films with a slew of features on the distinctive director and his films. Head here to ... read feature

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[At the end of this week Wes Anderson will release Moonrise Kingdom. That means all this week we'll be celebrating by diving into his past films with a slew of features on the distinctive director and his films. Head here to ... read feature

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[At the end of this week Wes Anderson will release Moonrise Kingdom. That means all this week we'll be celebrating by diving into his past films with a slew of features on the distinctive director and his films. Head here to ... read feature







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