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December 27, 2012

The 25 Breakout Stars of 2012

From the newcomers of Moonrise Kingdom and Beasts of the Southern Wild to the rising young stars of The Hunger Games, Bond girls, arthouse mavericks and off-the-radar actors who made an impact, here's our look at the 25 breakout performers of 2012.More…

December 17, 2012

15 Great Movie Quotes from 2012

Some of the best one-liners that cinema had to offer this year.More…

December 4, 2012

Gotham Independent Film Awards 2012 Winners

Inaugurated in 1991, the Gotham Awards seek to honor the very best in independent filmmaking every year, including foreign films.More…

November 27, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom Wins Best Feature at 2012 Gotham Awards

Wes Anderson is off to a pretty good start this awards season.More…

November 27, 2012

Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

Lots of love for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," which pockets nominations for best feature, best director, and best screenplay.More…

November 1, 2012

Wes Anderson Looks to the Past for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Eighty-five years into the past, to be exact.More…

October 16, 2012

RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Moonrise Kingdom and Madagascar 3

Wes Anderson came back in a big way this year (even bigger than surprising the world with his animated masterpiece Fantastic Mr. Fox) and now his Moonrise Kingdom is now available to own on DVD. On top of that, we got something new from DreamWorks Animation, an Adam Sandler joint, and some lo-fi horror from the creator of Paranormal Activity. Click through for the full list!More…

July 16, 2012

Johnny Depp Checks Into The Grand Budapest Hotel

He'll star in Wes Anderson's next film.More…

July 9, 2012

Wes Anderson Reportedly Lining Up All-Star Cast for New Film

He's said to be approaching Johnny Depp, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Angela Lansbury.More…

June 27, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Bob Balaban

Droll, erudite and extremely affable, Bob Balaban is the kind of guy you could spend hours listening to -- which is probably why Wes Anderson cast him as New Penzance's all-purpose meteorologist narrator in his latest hit, Moonrise Kingdom. Balaban's own career as an actor, writer and director goes way back, and via many curious avenues: He made his debut in the classic Midnight Cowboy, has worked with the likes of Woody Allen, Ken Russell and Christopher Guest, and famously appeared as François Truffaut's interpreter in Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He's also directed and produced film and TV, appeared in theater, and been the NBC executive responsible for sinking Seinfeld -- on TV, anyway. With Moonrise Kingdom expanding nationally this week, sat down for a talk with Balaban about the film, his experience working with Wes Anderson, and much more. During the course of the interview, he also talked about five of his favorite films.More…

June 15, 2012

Interview: Kara Hayward on Moonrise Kingdom

How many kids get to have their first-ever kiss directed on screen by Wes Anderson? As one half of the star-crossed lovers in Moonrise Kingdom, 12-year-old Kara Hayward got to share in that very experience -- along with, you know, making her screen debut in a Wes Anderson film. Not that we're envious. At all. In the director's latest whimsical journey, Hayward plays Suzy, the moody older sister -- a pamphlet on the family fridge reads "Coping with the Troubled Child" -- in a mildly dysfunctional clan parented by Bill Murray and Frances McDormand. Obsessed with girl's own adventure novels, Suzy soon embarks on one of her own when she falls for orphan Sam (Jared Gilman) and the two elope to an orchestra of adult chaos. Here, we had the chance to chat with the young actress about how she got the role, what it was like working with Anderson, and her plans for the future. And that kiss, of course.More…

June 8, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Wes Anderson

There aren't many modern American filmmakers with a body of work as unique as that of Wes Anderson. His latest is Moonrise Kingdom, a fantastical tale of imagined childhood that follows two kids -- AWOL scout Sam (Jared Gilman) and moody dreamer Suzy (Kara Hayward) -- on their adventure through adolescent first love. Beautifully calibrated both visually and emotionally, the film, which opened Cannes, is drawing some of the best reviews of the director's career. We had the opportunity to chat with Anderson recently, where he talked about his inspirations for Moonrise Kingdom, his childhood obsessions, and how his experience in animation affected the way he approached his latest project. Read on for that and more, but first, we quizzed him on his Five Favorite Films.More…

June 4, 2012

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Snow White Exceeds Expectations at No. 1

Universal scored a big box office victory with the better-than-expected opening of its expensive fairy tale adventure Snow White and the Huntsman which captured the number one spot driven by strong fan demand. The PG-13 film grossed an estimated $56.3M from 3,773 theaters for a muscular $14,910 average and delivered the best opening weekend of the summer for any non-Avengers film. In fact, the sword-wielding princess even beat out the $54.6M debut of last weekend's Men in Black 3 which got a boost from 3D surcharges, a holiday opening, and nearly 500 more theaters. It's also grossed more in three days than studio stablemate Battleship has made in three weeks.More…

June 1, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Moonrise Kingdom's Jared Gilman

It's been quite the few weeks for Jared Gilman. Just 13 years old, the star of Wes Anderson's latest Moonrise Kingdom has recently returned from Cannes, where the movie opened the festival to great acclaim, and now finds himself on a press tour as the film is breaking limited release box-office records and drawing some of the best reviews of the director's career. We sat down with Gilman recently for a chat about the film and working with Wes Anderson -- which sounds great and all, but what was even more impressive was that he learned how to tie a tie from Bill Murray. Read on for more on that, but first, here are his five favorite films.More…

May 25, 2012

Pablo Larrain's No Wins Cannes' Director's Fortnight Prize

Pablo Larrain's "No," starring Gael Garcia Bernal, has taken out the first major award at this year's Cannes Film Festival -- the Director's Fortnight prize.More…

May 25, 2012

Cannes 2012: Critics Scorecard

The movie world is right in the middle of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival -- which runs through May 27 -- and we've been posting reviews as they appear online from the major critics covering the event. Who will take home the coveted Palme d'Or this year? Stay tuned to this page for the critics scores on all the films in the Official Competition, which might offer up some insights into the way the Jury will vote.More…

May 25, 2012

Critics Consensus: Men in Black III Is Solid Fun

This weekend at the multiplex, we've got the latest installment of a blockbuster franchise ("Men in Black III," starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin), along with a haunted vacation video ("Chernobyl Diaries," produced by "Paranormal Activity" mastermind Oren Peli) and an eccentric coming-of-age love story (Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," starring Bill Murray and Bruce Willis, which is opening in limited release). Find out what the critics have to say on Rotten Tomatoes. In the world of franchise moviemaking, the third time is rarely, if ever, the charm. So it's something of a surprise to report that the critics say Men in Black III is unexpectedly solid.More…

May 23, 2012

24 Frames: The Films of Wes Anderson

With Moonrise Kingdom hitting theaters, we take a look at the other films of its director, Wes Anderson.More…

May 23, 2012

Take Bill Murray's Tour of Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson's number one guy takes us on a delightful tour of the set of their latest collaboration. Adult beverages may have been involved.More…

May 17, 2012

Wes Anderson Talks His Next Film

He's already halfway finished with the script for "a film I want to make in Europe, a Euro movie."More…

May 15, 2012

Cannes 2012: 25 Films to Watch

A gallery of the biggest, most anticipated, and most intriguing of this year's Cannes Film Festival titles.More…

May 10, 2012

Summer Indie Movie Preview 2012

Last week, we presented to you a hefty list of the biggest movies opening this summer to give you an idea of what to expect this year, and today, we follow that up with a much shorter list of the most notable limited releases. These smaller-budgeted, mostly independent movies may not sport the bombastic special effects or super A-list celeb status of their blockbuster counterparts, but as any discerning movie fan will tell you, that doesn't mean they're not worth checking out. So, without further ado, here are the most intriguing movies being offered in limited release this summer!More…

April 19, 2012

Cannes Announces Complete 2012 Line-Up

Featuring "Moonrise Kingdom," David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," and new films from Bernardo Bertolucci and Takeshi Miike.More…

March 9, 2012

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom Set to Open Cannes

Anderon's latest ensemble piece -- which boasts a cast that includes Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Bill Murray -- will kick off the festival's opening night.More…