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Ana De Armas To Reteam With Chris Evans In Ghosted After Scarlett Johansson Exits

You know what they say: when one door closes, an even better one opens right up. After achieving blockbuster star power in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson were meant to reunite once more in Apple's "Ghosted," described at the time as "a high-concept romantic action adventure in the vein of 'Romancing the Stone.'" Today, however, brings the news that Johansson has had to step away from her role in the film due to scheduling conflicts. That's not a terribly surpri...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Disney, Wes Anderson, Elton John, Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Rian Johnson, Joe, Russo, Johansson, Gray Man, Anthony Russo, Dexter Fletcher

Every Michael Bay Movie, Ranked

Auteur theory is the idea that directors are the authors of their films, resulting in identifiable styles and themes from movie to movie. It was originally applied to filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock and Jerry Lewis -- don't laugh, it's true --  and is used today to describe the works of Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino. If we're being honest, though, it should just as frequently be applied to Michael Bay.Watch any single minute of a Bay movie and it's instantly recognizable as the work of a s...
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The Carefully Controlled Carrot: Two Notes on The French Dispatch

1) I waited a long time to see The French Dispatch on a smaller screen in the local Regal cineplex. I pre-read and enjoyed the accompanying book of New Yorker essays entitled An Editor's Burial assembled by Wes Anderson. I thought the movie would never arrive at my small town in South Carolina, but it did . . . and I went away feeling a bit let down. Next to Greta Gerwig and Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson is one of my favorite of the younger directors out there, and I teach Rushmore (1998) regul...
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Overlooked Holiday Movies That Are Surprisingly Somber

Most winter holiday viewing is drawn from relatively narrow lists of familiar favorites, to the point that even several of our supposedly "alternative" or "contrarian" choices have become well-worn selections. Only particularly crotchety curmudgeons continue to argue against acknowledging "Die Hard" or "Gremlins" as Christmas films anymore, and it's no secret by now how many of Shane Black's scripts are set during Christmas.But there remain obscure oddballs of holiday movies, often available exc...
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The 14 Best Moments In Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The funniest Twitter thread of the year wasn't just a merciless evisceration of how every blockbuster movie trailer feels the same -- it was a specific evisceration of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," which has been sold to audiences as the "serious" counterpoint to 2016's "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call." And while watching Ghostbusters discourse become a haven for sexist trolls has been nothing short of head-spinning, there's zero question that the movies themselves get caught in the crossfire."Ghost...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Walmart, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Vigo, Missy Elliot, Trevor, Jason Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, Robert Zemeckis, Spielberg, Tolkien, Murray, Cadillac, Tribeca

Variety Announces 10 Directors to Watch for 2022

Variety recognized “No Time to Die” maestro Cary Joji Fukunaga’s potential on the strength of his debut, “Sin Nombre.” Wes Anderson caught our eye with “Bottle Rocket.” And “Red Rocket” director Sean Baker made the cut the year “Tangerine” took Sundance by storm. Other distinguished alumni of Variety’s annual 10 Directors to Watch program include “The […]
Tags: News, Wes Anderson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Palm Springs Film Festival, 10 Directors To Watch, Sean Baker, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Cooper Raiff

The Best Movies And Shows Coming To Amazon Prime In December 2021

As we head into the supposed "most wonderful time of the year," all of the seasonal holiday classics you likely want to watch and have been available for free viewing all year have returned to their thrones behind paywalls until January. December is always a weird month for streaming services, and this year is no different. If you're more of a Scrooge and want to stay as far away from the festive fare as possible, or if you're looking to pace yourself and sprinkle in non-merry movies and TV show...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Scotland, Amazon Prime, Netflix, United States, Wes Anderson, Oscar, Cia, Seattle, Rushmore, Laurence Fishburne, Lindsay Lohan, Anderson, Sean Connery, Tom Clancy

Christoph Waltz To Star In Amazon Thriller The Consultant From WandaVision Director Matt Shakman

He's been a Bond villain and an SS officer, he's worked with Guillermo del Toro and Wes Anderson this year alone, and now Oscar-nominated actor Christoph Waltz is kicking in the door at Amazon Prime. The "Inglorious Basterds" actor is set to lead in Tony Basgallop's dark comedy series "The Consultant," based on Bentley Little's 2015 novel of the same name. The show is backed by MGM and Amazon Studios and will run on the Prime streaming service. As Deadline describes it, the show is "a darkly com...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, News, Wes Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Roku, Christoph Waltz, Liam Hemsworth, North America, MGM, Amazon Studios, Justin Lee, Matt Shakman, Richard Connell, Tony Basgallop

Licorice Pizza Review: Alana Haim Is A Revelation In Paul Thomas Anderson's Wonderful Trip Back To The 1970s

Some performers just have it. I don't know what it is, exactly. It's a mood; an attitude; a je ne sais quoi, if you want to get real pretentious about it. A certain kind of confidence. When people take one look at someone in a movie and think, "that person is a star," what they're saying is, "That person has it." That special something that elevates someone; makes them stand out, glimmering like the star at the top of a Christmas tree, or a candle burning bright and warm against cold darkness. A...
Tags: Reviews, Hollywood, Movies, Wes Anderson, Bradley Cooper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Haim, Anderson, Sean Penn, Nixon, Gary, Peters, Cooper, Hoffman, San Fernando Valley

Shooting the Impossible for Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’

Robert Yeoman’s camerawork has been an inseparable element of Wes Anderson’s distinctive style since the dawn of the director’s career in 1996 with “Bottle Rocket” – but his new fantasy farce, “The French Dispatch,” brought the duo to new heights. “It’s how we work,” says Yeoman simply, describing new combinations of quick-change tracks for Anderson’s […]
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Eternals, Clifford, And Belfast Box Office Solidify Pandemic-Era Trends

It was a busy week at the box office with "Clifford the Big Red Dog" serving as the weekend's big new release, while Marvel's "Eternals" was facing a big test in its second frame. It proved to be a more interesting -- and telling -- battle than perhaps was expected. Plus, a couple of blockbusters in the form of "No Time to Die" and "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" passed major milestones, while "Belfast" solidified a consistently troubling trend. Let's dig into the numbers, shall we? Eternals Defea...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Wes Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Sony, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Belfast, Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith, Marvel Studios, Clifford, Edgar Wright, Soho, Spencer

Here's When You Can Watch The French Dispatch At Home

Choose your fighter, people, because you have your pick of two upper-echelon filmmakers currently duking it out. In one ring, there's Quentin Tarantino sticking up for movie theaters and espousing the unparalleled pleasures of watching movies the way they were ostensibly meant to be seen -- on the big screen. Of course, it's not just Tarantino saying that. He has the full backing of directors like Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, and countless more who haven't let a pandemic stop them from s...
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The French Dispatch Comes To Blu-Ray And Digital In December

"The French Dispatch," the latest bit of melancholy whimsy from Wes Anderson, is now in theaters. However, if you find yourself unable to return to the movies and still want to check this one out, here's some good news: it's coming to Blu-ray soon. And I mean very soon. As in next month. The digital release for the film will arrive on December 14, 2021, with the Blu-ray and DVD release following not long after. Sadly, there's no 4K release, which seems like a missed opportunity considering Ander...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Digital, Wes Anderson, Anjelica Huston, Owen Wilson, Anderson, Blu, Waldo, Blu Ray, Hoai Tran Bui, French Dispatch

Wes Anderson Is Getting An Austin Street Named After Him

As a proud Austinite since 1993, I can vouch that we're very proud of our hometown boy, Wes Anderson. He might be overshadowed a little bit locally by the reverence toward Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater, but this town does love our success stories. For the record, we also gave honorary hometown status to Mike Judge, Elijah Wood, and Quentin Tarantino because they've all adopted us as a city in some form over the years, and we like to collect talented people like they were Pokemon.But whe...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Stephen King, Austin, Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, Quentin Tarantino, Elijah Wood, David Lynch, Tolkien, Robert Rodriguez, Cool Stuff, Anderson, Mike, Adler

Eternals Proves Marvel Is Still Bulletproof At The Box Office, Relatively Speaking

Marvel once again brought its brand of blockbuster entertainment to audiences around the world this weekend with the release of "Eternals." The sweeping epic centered on a group of largely unknown characters, created by the legendary Jack Kirby, topped the box office, easily trampling the competition. While there are many ways to look at the numbers in the early going, it seems to prove that the Marvel brand is relatively bulletproof in the modern marketplace. Let's dig into the numbers. Eternal...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Wes Anderson, Sony, James Bond, Diana, Daniel Craig, Kristen Stewart, Ridley Scott, Marvel Studios, Jack Kirby, Clifford, Edgar Wright, Soho, Spencer

Wes Anderson: Sharp & Precise, Not Twee

I saw The French Dispatch last night and really liked it. Then I read Cassie da Costa’s review/appreciation of the film and I think I like it even more now. With all due respect to Ganz and other dissenting critics, who are well within their rights to dislike Dispatch or the general direction Anderson’s work is headed in, there is nothing childish or superficial about the film. The similarly maligned-for-her-tastes Sofia Coppola showed us in Marie Antoinette that teas, cakes, and even childho...
Tags: Wes Anderson, Anderson, Jason Kottke, Marie Antoinette, Ganz, Cassie, Sofia Coppola, Cassie da Costa

'French Dispatch' is Wes Anderson at his most Wes Anderson

While this might be a must for the director's fans, it's unlikely to win converts        [Author: Columbus Alive]
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The French Dispatch Set Decorator Rena DeAngelo Had A Wes Anderson-Like Adventure In France [Interview]

For the first time in her career, set decorator Rena DeAngelo has stepped into the world of Wes Anderson. DeAngelo, who previously earned an Oscar nomination for "Bridge of Spies," worked on around 150 sets for "The French Dispatch." Typically, eight of them would be going at once. Considering how visually dense the film is, that makes the number of sets all the more staggering. DeAngelo half-jokes she's surprised they pulled it off. In addition to the large number of sets, they were created for...
Tags: Movies, News, France, Wes, Paris, Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson, Grand Budapest Hotel, Jeffrey Wright, James Baldwin, Sazerac, JEFFREY, Adam, Angoulême, Fran, Grand Budapest

Watch Wes Anderson’s Animated Music Video for The French Dispatch, Featuring a Track by Jarvis Cocker

The French Dispatch came out nearly two weeks ago, after having been pushed back more than a year by COVID-19. But delaying the release of a Wes Anderson movie surely counts among the least regrettable harms of the pandemic, which has caused millions of deaths worldwide. Among the lives lost was that of Daniel Bevilacqua, known in France as the chanson singer Christophe. Set in that country — and more specifically, the fictional city of Ennui-sur-Blasé — in the 1960s, The French Dispat...
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An Animated Music Video for a Jarvis Cocker Cover, Directed by Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson has directed a stylish animated music video for Jarvis Cocker’s lovely cover of Christophe’s “Aline”, which was a big hit in France in the summer of 1965. The video, illustrated by Javi Aznarez, also doubles as a trailer/moving poster of sorts for the film in which the song appears, Anderson’s own The French Dispatch. The song appears on the soundtrack for The French Dispatch, as well as on an album called Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top, a collection of French pop songs covered by Co...
Tags: France, Wes Anderson, Jarvis Cocker, Anderson, Jason Kottke, Aline, Cocker, Christophe, Tip Top, French Dispatch, Javi Aznarez, Christophe Jarvis Cocker Javi Aznarez

Dune, Antlers, Last Night In Soho Had A Scary Bad Halloween At The Box Office

Halloween happened over the weekend, and given that the holiday all but didn't happen in 2020, there was much pent-up desire to enjoy the spooky season properly this year. While that was surely rewarding in its own way for those who observe the holiday, it wasn't great for the box office as the weekend's new offerings, namely "Antlers" and "Last Night In Soho," suffered (at least in part) as a result. The weekend wasn't that kind to "Dune," either, or virtually any other movie that was vying for...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Wes Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, James Bond, Box Office, Daniel Craig, Warner Bros, Ridley Scott, Focus, Gucci, Edgar Wright, Antlers, Dune, Frank Herbert

Last Night In Soho Spoiler Review: A Technically Astonishing And Often Muddy Horror Tale

Warning: major spoilers ahead for "Last Night in Soho."We live in a time that's positively drowning in nostalgia, this escapist obsession with an often idealized past that's frequently inaccurate and sometimes, indeed, dangerous. When the past becomes an obsession, it's as easy to get disconnected from our world as it is to misunderstand and romanticize days or eras gone by. Eloise, or Ellie, the "Last Night in Soho" protagonist ably played by Thomasin McKenzie, sees her life upended when she li...
Tags: London, Movies, Wes Anderson, Jack, Collins, Edgar Wright, Soho, Wright, Johns, Ellie, Scott Pilgrim, Jack Smith, Eloise, Sandie, Thomasin McKenzie, Paul Machliss

Bill Murray Goes Full French Dispatch, Reads Wolcott Gibbs' Rules For New Yorker Editors

If you want to receive tips from a New Yorker editor and watch Bill Murray drink himself to sleep while promoting "The French Dispatch," then this is your lucky day. In the new movie from director Wes Anderson, Murray portrays Arthur Howitzer Jr., the editor of the eponymous "French Dispatch" magazine. His character is based on Harold Ross, co-founder of The New Yorker, while Owen Wilson's character, Herbsaint Sazerac, is based on Joseph Mitchell, a writer for that same magazine.Sure, Murray cou...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anderson, Murray, Charlie, Peter Venkman, Henry Winkler, Robert McKee, Joseph Mitchell, Harold Ross, French Dispatch

Review: Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright provide what's best about 'The French Dispatch'

"The French Dispatch" is a film that offers charm in some parts, but slogs along in others. Wes Anderson directs Benicio del Toro, Frances MdDormand.        [Author: Akron Beacon Journal]
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'The French Dispatch' is charming and a little weird

Director Wes Anderson again keeps audience at a distance in whimsical film that tells 3 stories        [Author: Arizona Republic]
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The French Dispatch Editor Andrew Weisblum On Crafting Wes Anderson's Films [Interview]

Andrew Weisblum has been editing Wes Anderson's films for over a decade. The two first collaborated on "The Darjeeling Limited,"  and since then they've worked together on "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Isle of Dogs," and now "The French Dispatch." Anderson's latest is structured into three chapters and based around three stories appearing in the final issue of The French Dispatch, the fictional foreign bureau of a Kansas newspaper. In addition to this framing device, there are an arr...
Tags: Movies, News, Wes, Fox, Wes Anderson, Kansas, Lea, Amara, Jeffrey Wright, Anderson, Waris, John Woo, Isle of Dogs, Boggis Bunce, Rosenthaler, French Dispatch

Edgar Wright Would Like To Play The 14th Doctor On Doctor Who [Exclusive]

Edgar Wright told me to write that headline.We're supposed to be talking about "Last Night in Soho," the director's stylish new horror movie (which I enjoyed very much), but I can't help myself. I've spent the pandemic finally giving in and watching "Doctor Who," the beloved and long-running science fiction series about an immortal time traveler and his many adventures across the cosmos. I love it. I love it in the same way I have always loved "Star Trek," with its vast universal of infinite sto...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Star Trek, World, United Kingdom, Wes Anderson, Edgar Wright, Russell T Davies, Soho, Wright, Russell, Davies, Christopher Eccleston, Shaun, Tom Baker

The French Dispatch Is Wes Anderson's Love Letter To The World Of Magazine Writers

It's evening on a Tuesday and the theatre is sparsely attended — a press screening, as most of these affairs are. At seven sharp, the lights fade and Wes Anderson bursts into the room with his latest issue, "The French Dispatch." The film is a magazine, disparate stories from different writers and different voices, each fading between black-and-white print and shocks of color where the photos or prose stand out.Anderson, 52 now and showing his maturity but with a whimsical aesthetic that belies ...
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Bill Murray Says He’s Appearing in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’

Bill Murray is stepping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While promoting his role in Wes Anderson’s latest film “The French Dispatch,” the 71-year-old Murray said in an Oct. 26 interview published by German outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (or FAZ) that he recently shot a role on Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” — or, […]
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