Tag Archive: Wes Anderson

Win a double pass to Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

It’s early days yet for film-of-the-year talk, but 2014 already has a significant frontrunner in Wes Anderson’s absolutely wonderful The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is heading to NZ cinemas this week. Following 2012’s festival favourite Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson once again tries his hand at a period piece, reimagining 1930s Europe through the zany adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a …

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Highlights of the 2012 NZ International Film Festival

The 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival wrapped up in Auckland recently, officially closing with the utterly mad and brilliant Holy Motors. From the stunning opening night film (Beasts of the Southern Wild) to a wonderful silent cinema finale (Easy Street and Blackmail), we were spoiled for choice with this year’s programme and I saw nearly 40 films over a hectic …

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[REVIEW] MOONRISE KINGDOM @ NZIFF 2012

Following last month’s 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival programme announcement, the film I was most anticipating was Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, which opened the 65th Cannes Film Festival this year. The festival launched in Auckland last week, and I caught Moonrise last Friday night (followed by The Cabin in the Woods, which made for an unlikely but highly enjoyable …

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[WATCH] Wes Anderson & Laika team up for Sony Xperia commercial

Acclaimed filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom) and animation house Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman) have teamed up on a commercial for Sony Xperia smartphones. Using stop motion animation, they brought to life one young boy’s charming vision of how smartphones work – miniature robots! The result is rather wonderful, and now I’m kinda wishing …

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[WATCH] Two fun Hyundai commercials directed by Wes Anderson

Two new Hyundai commercials aired during this week’s Oscar telecast in the US, and even the most casual film fan wouldn’t have had trouble recognising the trademark style of director Wes Anderson all over these charming 30-second spots. The first (“Modern Life”) is a frantic, almost single-take affair in which a father struggles to juggle …

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Hero Complex posters imagine Batman films by Ridley Scott, Guillermo Del Toro, Brad Bird & more

When The Dark Knight Rises opens on July 20, it will mark the end of Christopher Nolan’s definitive Batman trilogy and Christian Bale will hang up the cowl for good. However, Warner Bros. have made it clear that they intend to reboot the lucrative franchise once again (possibly as soon as 2014), so the question …

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[WATCH] Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM Trailer #1

The first trailer was released today for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, and to no one’s surprise it looks absolutely marvellous. Anderson, the talented auteur responsible for such gems as The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, has once again gathered a remarkable cast, including regular collaborators Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, alongside Edward …

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