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Movie Review: Isle Of Dogs
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Isle Of Dogs Wes Anderson

Isle Of Dogs
Director: Wes Anderson
Screenwriter: Wes Anderson
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Harvey Keitel, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, F. Murray Abraham, Yojiro Noda, Mari Natsukim, Yoko Ono, Frank Wood
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Rated PG-13 | 101 Minutes
Release Date: March 23, 2018 (Limited); April 6, 2018 (Wide)

There is plenty of visually pleasing aesthetics to look at when seeing a film like Wes Anderson‘s Isle Of Dogs. The director’s latest stop-motion animation effort has all of his signature symmetrical, camera-panning style and deadpan humor. It also happens to be one of Anderson’s most politically charged films by addressing some very serious themes that affect us today. Unfortunately, none of that takes away from the fact that there is some appropriation going on, with the added white savior factor, and that the Japanese characters are playing supporting roles in a film set entirely in Japan.

Therein lies one of the greatest problems of this film. How much of it is Anderson paying homage to a culture by using the beautiful aesthetics and Akira Kurosawa inspirations, and how much of it is his signature being written over a culture? It’s the paradox that just keeps on giving. Check out my full review here below.

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‘Isle Of Dogs’ Featurette: Cast Interviews As Their Canine Characters
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Isle of Dogs Featurette

Stop-motion animation is a very taxing medium, but the pay off can be glorious if it is well-executed. Wes Anderson, the filmmaker known for quirky out of the box filmmaking, returns to stop-motion with Isle of Dogs. In the film, dogs are supposedly carriers of a disease and are all banished to a garbage dump known as Trash Island.

Now we are getting a closer look at how this film came to be from those who voice the characters in a newly released cast interviews featurette. The only thing is the cast is not speaking through their respective human forms, but through their cuddly canine characters. Quite a fun way to push a movie and get everyone interested. Check it out below.

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‘Isle Of Dogs’ Trailer: Wes Anderson Drums Up Stop-Motion Animation Excitement
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Wes Anderson films are anything but conventional. He has a visual sense composed of flat cameras, snappy zooms, symmetrical compositions, hand-made art, and miniature feels, that give the film’s setting a sense of uniqueness. On top of that, he has a quirky and yet hypnotic soundtrack that often utilizes pop songs of the ’60s and ’70s. Then there is the dysfunctional family that takes center stage of the storytelling. And while all of that plays a huge role in his live-action films, Anderson has also dipped his hand into stop-motion animation. An animation medium where his skills can be put to good uses because of its use of practical hand made set pieces.

Which takes us to Isle of Dogs, Anderson’s latest directorial effort that uses stop-motion animation. And just wait until you hear who has lent their talents for the film. Check out the cast and trailer below.

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Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle Of Dogs’ Cast Announcement Video
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Just a few weeks ago we saw Wes Anderson‘s holiday short/ad for H&M. So while it may have looked like Anderson took a long vacation, but the filmmaker has been hard at work. And he isn’t just releasing shorts.

We’ve known that he’s been putting together his next film, a stop-motion animated feature all about dogs on an island. Now we know who will star in the film as the director has announced the full cast and shooting location for Isle of Dogs. Check out the video announcement below.

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Wes Anderson and Adrian Brody Get Into The Holiday Spirit With New H&M Ad
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Wes Anderson Adrian Brody HM Come Together

It has been a while since we last saw anything from Wes Anderson, who directed 2014’s summer darling sleeper hit The Grand Budapest Hotel. But fans will not have to wait any longer for his return, even though it is a brief one. Before Anderson can get to work on his next stop-motion animation project, the cult filmmaker who has been behind films like Moonrise Kingdom, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Darjeeling Limited teamed up with H&M for a festive holiday ad, that centers around a couple of train conductors and passengers aboard a train hurtling towards an unknown destination during a snowstorm.

Check out the ad below.

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Digital Wire Blu-ray Releases: Kingsman, Justice League, Moonrise Kingdom, Roar
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Blu-ray Releases Kingsman

This week’s edition of Digital Wire Blu-ray Releases features news on upcoming home video releases for the winter action hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, the latest DC Universe animated film, Wes Anderson’s sublime coming-of-age fable Moonrise Kingdom, and a completely bizarro tale of humans attempting to live among the wildest of animals and the gruesome hilarity that ensues.

Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon, as well as a list of titles coming out this week.

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Golden Globes 2015: Watch Tina Fey & Amy Poehler’s Monologue
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Tina Fey Amy Poehler Golden Globes 2015 promo

Tonight marked Tina Fey and Amy Poehler‘s return to NBC for their third and final time hosting the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. Leading up to the event, the former SNL cast mates said they wouldn’t be holding back on the jokes this year and that everyone was a potential target.

As expected Bill Cosby, who’s been in the news a lot lately for allegations of rape, was on the chopping block as both comediennes did spot-on impressions of the comedian and JELL-O pudding pusher. Other celebrities highlighted in the opening were actor George Clooney and his activist lawyer wife Amal Alamuddin Clooney, as well as Wes Anderson, Emma Stone, Matthew McConaughey, and as usual, fellow SNL alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Watch Fey and Poehler’s entire opening monologue from the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards here below.

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How To Make Courtesan Au Chocolat From ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (Video)
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"Courtesan au Chocolat" From The Grand Budapest Hotel

We saw regular trailers for director Wes Anderson‘s magnificent looking new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and we also saw a character trailer among various other peeks at the movie. And so, now that it has officially been released, it is time to eat.

A video was released not too long ago for the movie, in which you too can learn how to make the legendary “courtesan au chocolat” pastries crafted by renowned patisserie Mendl’s of Zubrowka.

Be sure to continue on below now to check out the video!

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Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Gets A Cast Of Characters Trailer
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The Grand Budapest Hotel Cast of Characters Trailer

We’ve already seen an excellent trailer for the unmistakably Wes Anderson-directed dark comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel.

If that peek at the movie wasn’t enough to sate your appetite, another trailer has been released introducing us to the large cast of characters you’ll see in the film, as well as the many recognizable (and sometimes not so recognizable) faces who are playing them.

You can check out the new trailer below.

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Watch SNL’s Trailer For Wes Anderson Horror Movie ‘The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders’
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SNL's Trailer For Wes Anderson Horror Movie The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders

You know director Wes Anderson for his quirky directing style and movies like The Royal Tenenbaums filled with awkward, anachronistic characters. But what if the American filmmaker were to make a horror movie? On last night’s Saturday Night Live, the sketch show gave us a tease of just what that would be like with a trailer for Wes Anderson’s The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders.

In the trailer, SNL host Edward Norton, who starred in Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and will also appear in the director’s upcoming The Grand Budapest Hotel, plays Owen Wilson (a frequent Anderson collaborator) as a family man who’s home is invaded by 70’s suit-wearing masked killers carrying cleavers and an old record player. The spoof incorporates a lot from The Royal Tenenbaums, including a moody, smoking Gwyneth Paltrow.

Check out SNL’s trailer here below.

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