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Watch Bill Murray and Wes Anderson Talk About How Hard It Was to Make 'The Life Aquatic'

The Criterion edition of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou came out recently, and here's a new special feature from it, in which Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, and writer/director Wes Anderson reminisce about the production of the movie and how difficult it was. Also, Goldblum talks a bunch about a scarf.

Wes Anderson Made a Fully Animated Version of 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Before He Made the Actual Movie

Writer/director Wes Anderson got ready to make his new movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, in kind of an unconventional way: by making an animated version of it before production began. The Wrap reported the news and that Anderson voiced all the characters in the animated version.

"He had, I think developed from having done Fantastic Mr. Fox, an animated version of the movie," Jeff Goldblum, one of the film's stars, told The Wrap. "It was a beautifully animated version of the whole movie, with all the cuts as they pretty much I think wound up to be. And he voiced all the characters. He called it animatics. I had [...]

Here's the Second Trailer for Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Wes Anderson's new movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is due out March 7th, and here's a brand new trailer for it, which features most of the members of the film's incredibly large ensemble cast. Check out the first trailer here.

Bill Murray Almost Made Negative $16,000 for 'Rushmore'

Over at Vulture, Matt Zoller Seitz has some excerpts from his new book The Wes Anderson Collection, including these fun little tidbits about Bill Murray's turn in Anderson's 1998 film Rushmore.

16.Bill Murray worked on Rushmore for scale. He got a piece of the profits, but his day rate was Screen Actors Guild minimum. By Anderson's estimate, Murray made about $9,000 from acting in Rushmore.

17.When Disney didn't want to pay for a helicopter shot for Rushmore's "A Quick One While He's Away" montage, Murray wrote a check to cover the costs of chopper rental. The helicopter shot ended up being cut from the film anyway, but Anderson still has Murray's un-cashed [...]

Wes Anderson Regular Kumar Pallana Dies at 94

Character actor Kumar Pallana, a regular in Wes Anderson's movies, passed away yesterday at the age of 94. Pallana appeared in scene stealing roles in four of Anderson's movies: as Kumar the safecracker in Bottle Rocket, excited janitor Mr. LittleJeans in Rushmore, Gene Hackman's sidekick/valet Pagoda in The Royal Tenenbaums, and in a less memorable part as an old man on a train in The Darjeeling Limited. Pallana transitioned into acting at the age of 76 when he met Wes Anderson and co-writer Owen Wilson at a coffee shop owned by his son, and they insisted on casting him in a small part in their first movie, Bottle Rocket. [...]

The 24 Best Sketches of 'SNL' Season 39

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here we recall some of our favorite sketches from the season — both live sketches and videos.

Season 39 of SNL certainly hasn't been the most popular among viewers, with its first half bogged down with criticism over the lack of diversity in the cast, and its second half attacked (often unfairly) for uneven writing under new head writer Colin Jost. Even though the show hired Sasheer Zamata (along with two black female writers), and the script [...]

Here's a Clip of Bill Murray in Wes Anderson's New Movie

Writer/director Wes Anderson's new movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, comes out March 7th, and here's a clip from it featuring an entire minute of Bill Murray's character, who's part of an absurdly-large ensemble cast that includes Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Edward Norton, and Ralph Fiennes. Here's the trailer for the movie.

Watch 'Castello Cavalcanti,' a New Short Film from Wes Anderson and Starring Jason Schwartzman

Here's Castello Cavalcanti, a new short film written and directed by Wes Anderson and starring his frequent collaborator Jason Schwartzman as Jed Cavalcanti, an Italian racecar driver in the 1950s. Anderson's next feature, The Grand Budapest Hotel, also features Schwartzman. It comes out in March, and a trailer debuted recently.

Here's a poster for the short:

Watch the Trailer for Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Here's trailer for Wes Anderson's upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel, which will have to hold us over until it's released in March. The movie follow Ralph Fiennes as Gustave H, a concierge at a fancy hotel who befriends a lobby boy. It's got an incredible cast, including Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, and of course, Bill Murray.

We Know More Stuff About Wes Anderson's New Movie Now

Details have been sparse so far about writer/director Wes Anderson's new period piece comedy-drama The Grand Budapest Hotel until today, but Screen Daily has a bunch of new details. Here's the plot:

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

In addition the enormous, previously-announced ensemble cast of Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen [...]

Here's a Look at Wes Anderson's Amazing Cinematic Symmetry

If you've got an OCD-like obsession with intricate and lovingly made cinematic symmetry, then you'll love this video that reveals the geometrically balanced work of Wes Anderson. As the video proves, Anderson has dedicated tons of time and talent into making sure his films appeal to humanity's natural attraction to beautifully equal proportions.

Here Are Two New Clips from 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Two clips from Wes Anderson's newest film The Grand Budapest Hotel surfaced this week featuring Ralph Fiennes as Gustave the concierge opposite big screen newcomer Tony Revolori as Zero the lobby boy. The second clip, which you can watch below, also features Edward Norton as the no-nonsense police leader Inspector Henckels. These clips are about as Wes Andersony as we've come to expect and assure that Budapest will be as funny as it is aesthetically pleasing.

'SNL' Review: Edward Norton Gets Into Character

Whenever the holiday season begins, a strange vibe settles in at SNL. The weeks blend together as sketches revolve around seasonal themes, with few exciting fresh ideas and a lineup of decent hosts with unmemorable episodes. Fall of last year was no different — Bruno Mars and Louis CK were highlights in what was otherwise a forgettable stretch including Daniel Craig, Christina Applegate, and Jeremy Renner. On the viewer side, this drop in enthusiasm is likely the result of the start-of-season excitement wearing off as we see the cast members fall into a familiar rotation. On the writers' side, perhaps it's a matter of fatigue, or limited options from [...]

Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Set for a March Release

Writer/director Wes Anderson's latest movie will be coming out fairly soon. The studio has announced they're releasing the film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, on March 7th, 2014. A comedy-drama about a renowned European hotel's respected concierge who takes on a young employee as his apprentice, Grand Budapest Hotel features a large ensemble cast made up of Wes Anderson regulars and non-Wes Anderson regulars alike. The cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, and Jason Schwartzman. The March release date is a bit strange considering that Anderson's movies are usually awards contenders and awards [...]