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Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 04/02/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Tony Revolori, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum

Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence, Running time 100 minutes, Comedy/Drama

Compare to: The Brothers Bloom (2008), Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

It’s almost irrelevant to review a Wes Anderson movie at this point. It’s not necessarily a “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen’em all” situation as much as it is a “You know this movie is good, it’s just a matter of time before you get the chance.”

Any prejudicial feelings you may have on Anderson’s oh-so quirky overtones and hipster sensibilities are quickly done away with once you actually start watching the movie. It happens to me every time. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 07/12/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking, 94 Minutes, Drama/Comedy

Compare to: Rushmore (1998), The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Wes Anderson has done it again. He’s made a film that’s indie appeal is the movie rather than being apart of the movie, utilizing a unique brand of humor others just attempt. He’s also made a movie that, if you’re not fan who just can’t get enough, will annoy you to the bitter end how bland everyone is. A gift and a curse. Thankfully, this movie is more on the “gift” side.

Anderson’s love of character’s, settings, and tone that are so…mild seems to be hit or miss with audiences while favoured by critics in just about everything he releases. I don’t blame anyone for not caring for this style, but to write it off as “weird” and simply forget about it would be a mistake. Continue reading