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Wes Anderson's Latest Is an Odd, Visual Treat

'Isle of Dogs' is a stop-motion tale

(Newser) - Nabbing an all-star cast for his ninth feature film about the exile of dogs to a trash island in a future Japan appears to have paid off for Wes Anderson. The stop-motion Isle of Dogs —with Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, and... More »

Wes Anderson Makes Mini Holiday Movie for H&M

Featuring Adrien Brody

(Newser) - Wes Anderson is out with a new movie—sorta. The Los Angeles Times reports the filmmaker behind The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, and more has crafted a nearly 4-minute short ... for H&M. The mini-holiday movie features frequent Anderson collaborator Adrien Brody as a train conductor who has to... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Your running list of the night's awards

(Newser) - After Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's opening monologue , the Golden Globes were off and running:
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture went to JK Simmons for Whiplash.
  • Best Supporting Actress, TV went to Joanne Froggatt for Downton Abbey. Onstage, she mentioned a letter she got from a rape
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Look Out, Pixar: Mr. Fox Is Fantastic

Is it a film for kids? Who cares! gush critics

(Newser) - Wes Anderson is winning raves for his stop-motion take on Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr. Fox, with voices by a raft of stars including Meryl Streep and George Clooney:
  • It's so good, David Edelstein forgot himself. When the flick ended, he writes in New York , he wished "the whole
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10 Most Influential Films of the Decade

(Newser) - Though "the task is ridiculous," Brendon Connelly has come up with 10 films from the last decade that will prove influential 20 years down the road. Slashfilm has the list:
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: "On the list for kick-starting green-screen mania."
  • The Bourne
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Your Heart Won't Go On

Tunes like Dion's Titanic ballad not having time of their life as directors opt for old hits

(Newser) - Anyone heard Hollywood's radio silence lately? Movie tunes like "My Heart Will Go On," "Up Where We Belong," and "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" aren't ruling the airwaves like before. And star directors like Cameron Crowe and Wes Anderson are opting for known... More »

Darjeeling a Thoughtful Ride

(Newser) - The Darjeeling Limited is a melancholy road comedy that never quite derails despite occasional bumps, say critics. Effortless performances by Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman "evince with unforced ease the rewards and resentments of brotherhood," writes Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post. More »

Quirk Is the New Kitsch (Sigh)

Atlantic writer traces the devolution of idiosyncrasy into idiocy

(Newser) - Quirk is the “ruling sensibility” of today’s culture—random narrative, “mannered ingenuousness”—and it’s become exhausting, writes the Atlantic's Michael Hirschorn. “This American Life” has been the standard-bearer, but the quirk it purveys hasn't held up well in expanding from radio to TV. More »

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