Even from the trailer, the mood of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel seems darker, more adult, than any of his work since Bottle Rocket. Sure, it’s still super-whimsical, with a bunch of Anderson-ites (Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Edward Norten, Jeff Goldblum, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman) hanging out on the snow-capped peak of a European mountain in a pink hotel, punching each other in the face and offering quippy, seemingly non-sequitor one-liners.
Did you ever wonder where late night infomercial hosts go after they ruin their career? I know I sure do! And now, thanks to InAPPropriate Comedy, the brainchild of ShamWow!’s Vince Offer, a man who was once arrested on felony battery charges after hitting a 26-year-old prostitute on Miami Beach. It’s rude, it’s crude, it definitely stole a font from CollegeHumor.com, and it also stars Adrien Brody.
Obviously, this will be an outstanding feature, remembered in the pantheon of films as being “like the Scary Movie franchise, but way worse.”
Detachment is the latest curiosity from London-born singer-songwriter-painter-film director Tony Kaye, whose first film, a violent exposé of neo-Nazism called American History X, caused a minor sensation in 1998. This one is about a month in the life of a different kind of tortured, alienated soul—the substitute teacher. It opens March 16 but like a flight to nowhere, it’s already available for preboarding on television, where you can catch it anytime on Video on Demand.
With temperatures breaking into the high 80s this weekend — cold front! — you might think of avoiding movie theaters to enjoy a sweltering afternoon outside. Mistake. Head to the AC and bring with you this handy guide to the new releases.
What’s the story: Otherwise known as the 3D animated movie that Read More
Duh. From the “What were they thinking of?” school of wasted opportunities comes a disaster called The Brothers Bloom, a dismal second feature by writer-director Rian Johnson, whose first film was the moronic, quickly forgotten Brick. Working with a bigger budget and three major stars hasn’t sharpened his observations or quickened his fading pulse one Read More
We think even Don Draper would object to the ad campaign for The Road. John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s bleak, end-of-the-world novel doesn’t come out until October 16th (up against New York, I Love You and Where the Wild Things Are—can you say counterprogramming?), but the trailer was released yesterday Read More
We’ve had something on our minds since sitting through box-office smash Four Christmases last weekend. How young is too young to see a PG-13? We realize that with its slapstick humor, baby vomit and distinctive lack of swear words, Four Christmases could be considered a "family film". But mixed in with all the holiday cheer are jokes Read More
Rumors of a Mary-Kate Olsen pregnancy, which started when her weight "shot up to 102 pounds" (!), are not true, according to the actress’s rep. [Us Weekly]
According to a bunch of well-dressed people, the Lower East Side’s Chloe 81 is becoming the "Biggie to [the] Beatrice’s Tupac." [Read More
On a recent sunny autumn afternoon, Beyoncé Knowles—singer, actress, full-time superstar—was sitting coiled on a sofa in the penthouse suite of the Soho Grand hotel. The “hottest chick in the game” (as she is referred to in verse by her longtime paramour, Jay-Z) looked young, fresh-faced and wholly honey-hued, with minimal makeup and her dark Read More
While some celebrity homeowners–Julian Schnabel for one–are hurrying to get rid of their lavish homes as the economy continues to dissolve, others are taking to the old tradition of "nesting," a term that gained currency post 9/11 when (as USA Today wrote in January 2002) people started "spending more time at Read More