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Wes Anderson Working on New Stop Motion Film

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Wes Anderson is reportedly working on another stop motion film, this time following the world of dogs, because why the fuck not?

We have very few details at the moment but Indiewire claims it’s in pre-production already via unnamed sources.

Anderson previously did stop motion before with his hit film “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

There is literally no other news. We have no idea what the plot is or what the title is or an anticipated release date. However we can assume the characters will be voiced by Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, and Willem Dafoe.

Nerdist reports actor Jeff Goldblum confirmed that he would be starring in project, along with Ed Norton, Bryan Cranston, and Bob Balaban.

We will keep you posted.

Spotify Playlist Compiles Almost Every Song Ever Used in a Wes Anderson Film

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Wes Anderson is more than just a prolific director who can do no wrong when it comes to making movies. He also meticulous and excellent at creating the music that accompanies his films. To honor his masterful collection of music of the last two decades, Spotify has compiled all those soundtracks and songs into one master playlist.

The playlist is aptly titled “From Bottle Rocket to Grand Budapest Hotel.” It follows exactly that, taking all the music from the director’s first movie Bottle Rocket to his most recent film The Grand Budapest Hotel. The creator of the playlist is Michael Park and must have put a lot of time in to it. The entirety of the playlist is 152 songs—a total duration of seven hours and 20 minutes. It includes artists like Elliott Smith, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Bob Dylan.

Unfortunately the playlist does not include every last song from all the films. It is missing Mark Mothersbaugh’s pieces and Satyajit Ray’s songs from The Darjeeling Limited.

You can listen to the “From Bottle Rocket to Grand Budapest Hotel” playlist below.

Wes Anderson Tribute Album “I Saved Latin!” Releasing on Vinyl

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The CD you should already own is getting a new release. “I Saved Latin!,” the 24 song tribute album to Wes Anderson is coming to vinyl courtesy of American Laundromat Records. The album features dozens of artists covering songs from several Wes Anderson films including The Royal TenenbaumsRushmore,The Life AquaticDarjeeling LimitedFantastic Mr. Fox, and Bottle Rocket.

The vinyl release comes to you via a 180 gram black vinyl in a dual gatefold jacket with cover art by illustrator Lonny Unitus. However, the LP is a very limited release and only 1,000 copies are being sold.

You can get the “I Saved Latin!” album on CD or pre-order the LP here.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is Wes Anderson’s Highest-Grossing Film

the-grand-budapest-hotel-poster1If you do not know the gospel of Wes Anderson and his films, there is something wrong in your life. Go out and watch any film he has created, right now. His latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel has officially passed the $100 million mark at the worldwide box office to become his highest grossing film to date.

The Grand Budapest Hotel was written and directed by Anderson and inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. It stars Ralph Fiennes as a concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder.

The film has now expanded to 1,467 locations, making it Anderson’s second widest release behind “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” which showed in 2,300 theaters. Even though the film has earned more than any other Anderson pic ($103.8 million), it’s a distant third behind “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Royal Tenenbaums” in terms of domestic gross. “Budapest Hotel” has made a whopping 62% of its gross overseas, only behind “The Darjeeling Limited’s” 66% share. It also broke the record for the highest-grossing limited live action debut of all time. With a $800,000 weekend bow, Anderson’s eighth feature film stole the arthouse crown from “The Master.”

The Grand Budapest Hotel was wide released on March 28.

Wes Anderson Debuts a New Short Film, “Casello Cavalcanti”

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I am pretty sure I have mentioned previously my extreme love and idolization of Jason Schwartzman and Wes Anderson respectively. But here I am mentioning it again as Anderson has debuted a brand new short film titled “Casello Cavalcanti.” The short was released as part of a new collaboration with Prada.

Schwartzman plays the lead role in the seven minute short film portraying a racecar driver in 1955 Italy. Written and directed by Anderson, “Casello Cavalcanti” also stars Giada Colagrande and is produced by the Directors Bureau in association with Hi! Productions.

You can watch the “Casello Cavalcanti” below and also see Schwartzman and Anderson in next year’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, opening March 7, 2014.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel to Open March 7, 2014

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Wes Anderson, also known as one of the most talented people in existence, will be releasing his latest feature, The Grand Budapest Hotel, on March 7, 2014. I think I might explode from excitement before then. The film will see the return of several Anderson-favorite actors such as Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, and Owen Wilson.

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 and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Like his previous films, The Grand Budapest Hotel was written and directed by Anderson. The cast also includes Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, and Tom Wilkinson.

DVD Want List: MOONRISE KINGDOM

Not sure what to get the lover of quirky films in your life? Try Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.  You may know the name from works like The Royal Tenenbaums or The Fantastic Mr. Fox as a director you either love or loathe.  Moonrise Kingdom bridges that divide beautifully.  While it is very much a Wes Anderson film, it is also a charming, heartwarming ode to childhood and things loved fiercely at a young age.  Continue reading DVD Want List: MOONRISE KINGDOM