Trailer: Fantastic Mr. Fox (#2)

30 09 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The second trailer for Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox has shown up online and it is nothing short of, for lack of a better word, fantastic. In comparison, the first trailer seemed to be a way to introduce the audience to the animation style with a few funny lines thrown in. The new trailer, however, completely flips the script and gives us a much better idea of what the film is about and, especially, its main character’s motivations. There are some truly funny scenes that will no doubt have you howling (my personal favorite is towards the end with Owen Wilson’s character explaining how to play “Whack Bat.” Prepare to feel good with the trailer below the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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After 42 Years, Julia Child Hits #1

24 08 2009

Julia Child

In addition to being a movie geek, I am very much a foodie; when I first decided to start a blog, the choice was between film or feast and I chose the former. In the past two weeks, though, those two passions crossed over with the release of the Meryl Streep-Amy Adams vehicle Julie & Julia. While the film wasn’t exactly targeted to my demographic, I am always happy to see culinary arts make their way to the big screen, if not only because it happens so rarely.

While the film itself has not performed exceptionally at the box office, pulling in only $60 million in its first three weeks, the film has promoted the cooking of Julia Child to the point that her masterwork, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” is now the best selling book in America, something she was unable to achieve during her lifetime. From The New York Times: Read the rest of this entry »





Weekend Preview: Don’t See Joe

7 08 2009

I’ll start off this article by putting it bluntly: don’t see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It simply isn’t worth your time and money. That said, here is your weekend preview:

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Trailer: Fantastic Mr. Fox

30 07 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox

On Tuesday, I posted the link for Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox website and today we have the brand spanking new trailer. For those that don’t know or don’t remember, Fantastic Mr. Fox stars George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, and Brian Cox, as well as Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, Adrian Brody, and, of course, Owen Wilson. Here is the film synopsis from IMDb:

Mr. Fox, Mrs. Fox, and all their fox babies live under a hill under a tree, along with Badger, Rabbit, Weasel, and all of their families. To make ends meet, every night, Mr. Fox steals a meal from one of the three crooked farmers–Boggis, a chicken farmer, Bunce, who has a little bit of everything but only eats duck liver, and Bean, who farms turkeys and apples and subsists solely on apple cider. With his keen sense of smell, and the farmers’ distinctive diets, Mr. Fox has no problem evading them.

After so much treatment, the greedy farmers band together to end Mr. Fox. They ambush him at the base of his hole in the hill, and while Mr. Fox survives, his tail does not. Thus begins an obsession on the part of the farmers. They first try to dig the foxes out, but they are outdug by eight sets of paws. Then, they move to starving them out. This is unfortunate, as no other creatures living under the hill (though now more of a valley; a bulldozer was involved at one point) can get out, either. Mr. Fox is not a very popular figure until he chances across the idea of digging under the farmhouses…

Enjoy the trailer after the jump:

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Photo Dump: Fantastic Mr. Fox Gets Some New Photos

28 07 2009

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Wes Anderson’s next project, Fantastic Mr. Fox (based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name), now has a website that has been made more entertaining by including a slew of new stills and production photos. The film sports a stellar cast including George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, and Brian Cox, as well as Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, Adrian Brody, and, of course, Owen Wilson. The film is currently in post-production and will be in theaters November 13.

Link: Fantastic Mr. Fox