Moonrise Kingdom

With the new Blu-ray release of Anderson’s 2012 standout Moonrise Kingdom, The Criterion Collection has now issued all but one of his movies with a deluxe treatment that celebrates that universe.

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Eric, Trey and Trevan talk about two new releases (Mama and Broken City), discuss disappointments and pleasant surprises of The Golden Globes and The Critics Choice Awards before speculating on The Oscars, and finally recap some of their favorite moments from 2012 in film. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS. Also, check it out! Here’s [...]

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So we had a hell of a storm last week: one of the biggest, and most destructive in recent memory, at least for the region hardest hit. Indeed, it was the kind of squall that usually serves as the backdrop to some hellacious cinematic set piece, one where the picture’s heroes must navigate the pitfalls of the gods and men alike.

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Eric, Trey, Trevan and Adam host a Google Hangout to talk about The Amazing Spider-Man, Ted, Moonrise Kingdom, Lola Versus and Safety Not Guaranteed. It’s a lot to cover and the hamster that powers Eric’s Internet connection gets tired at times, but hang in there. It’s worth it. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.

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If you love Anderson’s previous work, you’ll be very happy with ‘Moonrise Kingdom.’ If you’ve been on the fence about his films since ‘Rushmore,’ then if you can make it through the first half you should be happy with the final half.

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In the case of Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom, the main characters really are children, yet possess a level of maturity and solemn purpose that largely outdistances their adult counterparts.

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What does Hollywood have in store for us this year? A couple more superhero flicks, new films by director Wes Anderson and Woody Allen, time travel, a fictional character literally brought to life, and the end of the world.

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