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Moonrise Kingdom

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Long-awaited new film from Wes Anderson has it's first trailer released. Cast includes Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel, and Jason Schwartzman.

post #2 of 24
I like.
Is Wes Anderson back in the saddle again?
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

I like.
Is Wes Anderson back in the saddle again?

First feature he has written and directed since 2007's The Darjeeling Limited. According to IMDb he co-wrote that with Roman Coppola, who also helped co-write this film.
post #4 of 24
Must see day 1! Love Royal Tenenbaums and Life Aquatic.
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Royal Tenenbaums

His best movie IMO.
post #6 of 24
His only good film, imho. But, this looks interesting.
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Why are they going with such a scattershot release plan? Does anyone know when the wide release date is?
post #8 of 24
rental....as was RT which I enjoyed.
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His only good film, imho. But, this looks interesting.

Rushmore is the only movie he's made that works for me.
post #10 of 24
Loved Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Life Aquatic. Like Rushmore and Tennenbaums. I guess that makes me a Wes Anderson fan. Internet hate for him is very strong these days, but he is one of the few Hollywood directors who truly has his own style, and is determined to get his movies made, even if he has to do it with relatively low budgets.
post #11 of 24
WA strikes me as a hipster Tim Burton, lol.
post #12 of 24
Screened it last week. Loved it! Off beat and intriguing. Looking forward to my blu ray copy for review down the road.
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WA strikes me as a hipster Tim Burton, lol.

TB strikes me as a hipster Tiny Tim, lol.
post #14 of 24
The wife and I saw this one yesterday. Wes Anderson FINALLY hit one out of the park IMHO. I do not praise too many romantic comedies, but this is a great movie, while remaining well outside of the mainstream of Hollywood productions. It is also the first acting credit for both 12-year-old stars, Jared Gilman and Kara Howard. I predict long careers for both.

Sadly "New Penzance Island" is fictional, there in fact is no such Island offshore of the smallest state, and the actual Block Island, RI does not even superficially resemble the terrain seen in the movie. However, the entire film was shot in various parts in the mainland of the state of Rhode Island, lending a unique look and feel to the production.

In an odd reversal of the normal order of things, the plot makes perfect sense from the audience perspective of a 12-year-old, while the actions of the adults seem unfathomable. The reviews I read before screening the film speculated that Moonrise Kingdom was partially autobiographical on the part of Anderson. This is actually foolish, as he was born and raised in Texas, four years after the 1965 setting of this story. Instead, the film Rushmore is partially based on Anderson's life.
post #15 of 24
I love how people cite this that or the other Wes Anderson movie as "the one where he finally gets it right," when all of his movies are basically the same as one another. You pick any one of his films, and there will be a contingent of viewers who say, "That's the only Wes Anderson movie I like." For some, it's Rushmore. For some, it's Tenenbaums. For some, Life Aquatic or Fantastic Mr. Fox. And whichever one they like, they usually despise all of the others. Yet if you look at them objectively, they're all pretty much the same.

I just find it interesting how his movies ride such a fine line, that even the minutest of differences can throw people in radically different directions.
post #16 of 24
I love all his stuff really, so I'm sure I'll like this one as well. We obviously share a common sense of humor.
post #17 of 24
I liked Rushmore. I liked The Royal Tenenbaums a bit less. I put The Life Aquatic on the "never again" list. I loved Moonrise Kingdom. I didn't see any others.
post #18 of 24
A bump to let everyone know that this fine film is now available on disk and via streaming video.
post #19 of 24
Favorite WA film :thumbup:

Most of his films feel "forced" in that the characters don't seem real to me. Loved this movie!
post #20 of 24
Considering the word of mouth on this film, I am debating a blind buy.

WA is, for me at least, a hit or miss filmmaker.
Loved Tenebaums, liked Rushmore, and the others I will never watch again.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Considering the word of mouth on this film, I am debating a blind buy.
WA is, for me at least, a hit or miss filmmaker.
Loved Tenebaums, liked Rushmore, and the others I will never watch again.
Buy it, you won't be sorry. My nephew (a huge WA fan also) and I saw this in the theater when it came out and both our faces hurt from smiling so much. I thought Rushmore was WA's master's thesis and Moonrise is his Phd. The film is non-stop strange, weird, extremely funny, at times very touching, engaging and just plain fun to look at. Be sure to check out the custom made covers for the books in the film. It's the attention to details in the film that helped me enjoy it more.
post #22 of 24
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Considering the word of mouth on this film, I am debating a blind buy.
WA is, for me at least, a hit or miss filmmaker.
.

Rent it first. I liked it. I didn't love it. The story is good, the dialogue stiff with amusing moments.
post #23 of 24
I found this one hilarious, funnier than Mr. Fox. Never saw any of his other movies.

Regular DVD looks very grainy and color was over saturated. How was blu-ray?
post #24 of 24
saw it for first time last night.


very good film, one of best i've seen this year.
probably his best flick since tennenbaums
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