Incredible Renderings of Wes Anderson Characters as LEGO Figures

Designer Matt Chase originally created these fake LEGO instruction manuals for a show at San Francisco gallery Spoke Art, but luckily for us, they’re now publicly available for all Wes Anderson geeks to enjoy. The renderings of the director’s best-known characters as LEGO figures, complete with their signature accessories, pair well with Anderson’s meticulous approach to assembling his insanely detailed world. They’re also just plain adorable. Click through for the full roster, from Rushmore to Grand Budapest Hotel. … Read More

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Wes Anderson and Composer/Devo Co-Founder Mark Mothersbaugh Collaborating On…A Theme Park

This might be the strangest news you’ll hear all day: while presumably some not-too-inventive critics have called Wes Anderson movies… Read More

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The Stories Behind 10 Iconic Movie Scenes

Sixty years ago today, Marilyn Monroe stepped on a subway grate and made movie history. She was shooting a film called The Seven-Year Itch in New York City, and the image of her on the grate, the train passing underneath blowing up her skirt, would become one of the most iconic in all of cinema. To commemorate that magic movie moment, we’ve gathered behind-the-scenes tales of that and nine other classic movie scenes. (We didn’t include Raiders. Harrison Ford shot the guy with the sword instead of fighting him because he had the trots. We’re assuming you knew that one.) … Read More

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7 More Wes Anderson Tourist Attractions We’d Like to See

Hey, Wes Anderson fans with a few grand burning a hole in your pocket, do I have an opportunity for you: on June 13, you can board the Queen Mary in New York and set sail for London with Mr. Anderson, collaborator Roman Coppola, and frequent stars Jason Schwartzman and Tilda Swinton. While en route, you can enjoy a special screening of their latest picture, The Grand Budapest Hotel, followed by a Q&A with Anderson and his actors. Yes, it’s the Grand Budapest Hotel Cruise, brought to you by Cunard Cruises, and yes, it’s weird. But maybe not — maybe this is just the first of many possible opportunities to turn Mr. Anderson’s films into tourist attractions and destination spots. Here are a few more ideas: … Read More

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20 Old Songs Wes Anderson Gave New Life: A Playlist

Just as Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel finally hits theaters, there comes the news that the exquisite soundtracks for all of his films will be released as a fancy box set by ABCKO Records later this year. This feels like the perfect moment to revisit Anderson’s soundtracks, helmed by his longtime music supervisor Randall Poster and often highlighting gems from the ’60s and ’70s. … Read More

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Exclusive Infographic: Which Wes Anderson Character Are You?

Have you been suffering from a Wes Anderson character identity crisis? Do you have the sensitivity of Richie Tenenbaum, but the zest for revenge of Steve Zissou? The determination of Max, but the cigarette addiction of Margot? If you’re lost and confused and looking for some Anderson answers, we’re here to help. After the jump, we’ve thrown together an illustrated infographic to help you answer the age-old question: Which Wes Anderson character are you? (Read that last bit with the inflection of a lonely Khaki Scout addressing his feathered future wife.) … Read More

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Wes Anderson and Kanye West Are Perfect Together

When you think about it, Kanye West and Wes Anderson have a lot in common — and no, we’re not talking about a certain string of letters, though it does make for some nice assonance/consonance. Both men have a double whammy of cult and mainstream appeal, both take great care with their visual presentation, and both rock the hipster nerd thing like nobody’s business. So when Juxtapoz pointed us to this amazing Tumblr mashing up Kanye lyrics with Anderson films (and sometimes Anderson dialogue with images of Kanye), all we could think was: of course. And then we started laughing. Click through to see a few of our favorite mashups, and then be sure to head over to Kanye Wes for many more ironic gems. … Read More

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Flavorpill’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

Welcome to Flavorpill’s streaming movie guide, a new feature in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, we’ve got some newly streaming indies, recent favorites soon to be remade and sequelized, and a couple of classics that have been on our minds as of late. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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The Art of Movies: Gallery 1988’s Crazy 4 Cult 4

Every year, the pop-culture fanatics at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles put together an art show based on movies called Crazy 4 Cult. Our friends over at Slashfilm have rounded up all of the featured work that’s currently available online, and it’s a cinephile’s dream come true. Click through to view ten of our favorite pieces, which were inspired by cult classics that range from The Goonies to Donnie Darko, and if you live in LA, check out tonight’s opening reception co-hosted by filmmakers Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier. … Read More

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Video of the Day: Wes Anderson 101

Earlier this year the Mueseum of Moving Image‘s website, Moving Image Source, published a five-part video series produced by Matt Zoller Seitz detailing Wes Anderson and his various stylistic contributions to film. Working under the thesis that Anderson is the most influential filmmaker of the post-Boomer generation, Seitz explores his pantheon of artistic heroes. As true fans already know, Anderson’s mentors aren’t limited to cinema, but rather, a host of creative mediums. Get schooled after the jump. … Read More

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