MOONRISE KINGDOM Blu-ray Review

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Wes Anderson is a very specific filmmaker.  Flip on a couple seconds of any of his seven feature films and you’ll instantly recognize it as distinctively “Wes Anderson-y.”  Not everyone loves his peculiar style and controlled aesthetic choices, but fans of Anderson relish being enveloped by a wholly new world with each subsequent feature.  The filmmaker’s output has been met with varying degrees of success over the years, but his latest film is a prime example of the bliss that results from the perfect marriage of director and material.  Hit the jump for our review of Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray.

6 Clips from Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM

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Last week we shared two clips from Wes Anderson’s latest feature, Moonrise Kingdom, and now all of the clips released thus far are officially online.  There are six clips in total and they’re chock full of Anderson staples.  The visuals are gorgeous, the actors look like they’re having a blast, and the camera movements are undeniably Anderson-y.  For those unfamiliar, the story centers on a young boy and girl who decide to run away together into the wilderness, and the madness that ensues from the community’s search for the pair.  I’m a big fan of Anderson so this one’s been on my radar for a while, and these clips only serve to reinforce my excitement for the film.  Let the twee commence!

Hit the jump to check out the clips.  The film stars Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, and Kara Hayward Moonrise Kingdom will open the Cannes Film Festival (in-competition) and will open in limited release on May 25th.

First Clip from Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM [Updated with Another Clip]

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The first clip from Wes Anderson’s latest feature, Moonrise Kingdom, has gone online.  The story centers on a young boy and girl who decide to run away together into the wilderness, and the madness that ensues from the community’s search for the pair.  This clip features three Anderson newbies—Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis, and Edward Norton—confronting the situation at hand as only Wes Anderson characters can.  I love the casting of Norton as a Scout Master, and Swinton is delectably harsh in this first clip.  The costumes ain’t bad either.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  The film also stars Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, and Kara HaywardMoonrise Kingdom will open the Cannes Film Festival (in-competition) and will open in limited release on May 25th.  [Update: We added another clip with Schwartzman and the two young stars after the jump.]

7 New Character Posters for Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM

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With writer-director Wes Anderson, nothing is ever very simple.  The Fantastic Mr. Fox is not just for kids, Ben Stiller is not just a comedic actor, and these new character posters for Anderson’s latest feature, Moonrise Kingdom, are not just ordinary posters.  A batch of seven character posters for the film have gone online, but the catch is that they’re all motion posters with interactive qualities.  Moreover, they’re a thing of beauty.  The artwork for Anderson’s films is always gorgeous, but these Moonrise Kingdom posters are at once visually appetizing and downright fun.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The film stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, and Kara HaywardMoonrise Kingdom will open on May 25th.

International Poster for Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM

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An international poster for Wes Anderson‘s new comedy Moonrise Kingdom has gone online.  The story centers on a young boy and girl who decide to run away together into the wilderness, and the madness of the community’s search for the pair.  While I prefer the first poster for the movie, this one has a nice touch by making it clear that the background is a painted backdrop.

Hit the jump to check out the poster and click here for new images from the movie.  The film stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, and Kara Hayward. Moonrise Kingdom will open the Cannes Film Festival, and open in limited release on May 25th.

14 New Images from Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM

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A new batch of images from Wes Anderson’s upcoming pic Moonrise Kingdom has landed online.  The story centers on a young boy and a young girl who decide to run away together into the wilderness, and the madness of the community’s search for the pair.  Anderson’s stellar ensemble cast is filled out with the likes of Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, and, of course, Jason Schwartzman.  These images give us a nice feel for the tone Anderson has in mind, and as a big fan of the writer/director I’m incredibly excited to check the full film out (I included it in the latest installment of our Most Anticipated feature).

Hit the jump to check out the images, which feature stars Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward fairly prominently.  Moonrise Kingdom opens on May 25th.

New Images from MOONRISE KINGDOM, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, and PARANORMAN

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Focus Features has released new images for Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom (premiering at Cannes, and then opening in limited release on May 25th),  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley (opening June 22nd), and the stop-motion animated film Paranorman (opening in 3D on August 17th).  Note that the image from Moonrise Kingdom is probably promotional and not from the movie.

Hit the jump to check out the images, and click on the corresponding links to learn more about each movie.  You can also find synopses after the jump.

First Poster for Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM

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The poster debuts for new Wes Anderson movies are almost as exciting as the trailer premieres. Each and every one of Anderson’s posters are works of art unto themselves, and the first poster for the director’s latest effort Moonrise Kingdom is no different. The one sheet eschews the film’s famous stars for its two young principal actors in an almost Grimm fairy tale-esque setting. The story centers on a young boy and a young girl who decide to run away together into the wilderness, and the madness of the community’s search for the pair. I loved the first trailer for the film, but if you’re not a fan of Anderson’s storytelling/aesthetic then Moonrise Kingdom isn’t likely to change your mind. That said, I can’t wait to see what Moonrise Kingdom has to offer.

Hit the jump to check out the poster. The film stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, and Kara Hayward. Moonrise Kingdom opens May 25th.

First Trailer for Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM

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The first trailer for Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom has gone online and the film looks unmistakably Wes Anderson.  It goes right up to the line of a parody, but it looks like the “Bad Dads” subtext has finally washed away.  Instead, the story centers on a young boy and girl who decide to run away together and the madness of the ensuing search.  There looks to be more quirks than you can shake a branch-with-nails-sticking-out-of-it at, but Anderson’s always added enough depth and shading to his characters to make those quirks work.  If you hate Anderson’s work, there’s no way this is going to turn you around; for everyone else, it looks like he’s back in fine form with a seriously funny movie.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, and Kara HaywardMoonrise Kingdom opens May 25th.

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