Archive for Wes Anderson

News: Wes Anderson Lists Dream Cast For Next Feature – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

 

Wes Anderson may have only just released Moonrise Kingdom to the world but he’s already thinking of his next project – The Grand Budapest Hotel. Aside from the title, Anderson has revealed little about the film itself, save for a dream cast wishlist. Continue reading

News: Fantastically Funny Moonrise Kingdom Featurette Hosted By Bill Murray

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

This is more like it! After our last update was a traditional and very dull character featurette for Ridley Scott’s PrometheusBill Murray shows us all how it’s done – by getting drunk on rum, wandering sets, and making fun of the director, cast, and crew of his new film Moonrise Kingdom. Continue reading

News: Moonrise Kingdom Clips and Featurette

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

With Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom due to open the Cannes Film Festival in the next few days, a series of clips from the film have been released for us all to enjoy. Continue reading

News: Moonrise Kingdom International Poster And New High Quality Pics

Posted in Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

I realise I’ve focused on the big Hollywood blockbusters as of late. You come to The Shootening and it’s all The Avengers this, The Dark Knight Rises that, but I swear that I’m not all comic book/superhero movies. No, I enjoy the indies just as much. And if there was anyone who could be crowned king of the indie, it would be Wes Anderson, all of which brings me in a long and drawn out way to his latest film, Moonrise Kingdom. Continue reading

Weekly Ricochet: The Avengers/Captain America, The Amazing Spider-Man, Skyfall, Only God Forgives, Moonrise Kingdom, Safety Not Guaranteed, Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of Superheroines…

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts, Trailer, Weekly Ricochet with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger
Welcome to the Weekly Ricochet, the round-up of all the news that can’t quite get a page for itself. First up is the rather fantastic shot of Captain America (Chris Evans) above from The Avengers. Can you believe we get to see it in a little over two weeks? No, neither can I. Continue reading

News: New Poster For Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom

Posted in Movies, News, Poster, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Wes Anderson’s films have always had distinctive posters. Rushmore and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou stand out in particular. I absolutely love them and I feel the same about the new poster for Moonrise Kingdom. It has a fairytale sense of wonder coupled Anderson’s (un)usual charm. Here’s hoping that it perfectly represents the film.  Continue reading

Weekly Ricochet: The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy, Only God Forgives, Moonrise Kingdom, The Amazing Spider-Man…

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts, Trailer, Weekly Ricochet with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

We start off this week’s Ricochet by taking a look at some pics of the wonderfully named Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Maria Hill. Marvel.com released these shots into the wild not long after The Avengers trailer hit computer screens the world over and got itself download over THIRTEEN MILLION TIMES. Continue reading

News: Trailer For Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom

Posted in Movies, News, Poster, Thoughts, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

So, if you didn’t know, I spent the festive period with my parents. It was all well and good except for one fact – they’d turn off the precious wi-fi at the end of the day. This is was massively frustrating for me as I am addicted to the internet and need near constant 24 hour access or I freak out. I mean, c’mon, what if I miss something funny written of Facebook, or can’t get instantly outraged by the latest thing on Twitter? Exactly.

Anyway, to get myself through the long nights, my methadone was watching some DVDs. Of the many films I watched, two were Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and The Royal Tenenbaums. The Life Aquatic is the film that made me fall in love with Anderson’s films, such a brilliant mix of melancholy, wonder, and adventure. And when I watched Tenenbaums it had me in floods of tears from the get-go. I’d seen it before, but this time it crushed me. So heartbreakingly sad. It was amazing. By now I guess you’re wondering why the hell I’m telling you this. I’ll tell you why – it was a lengthy and meandering intro inform you of the release of the trailer to Wes Anderson’s (yeah, that guy again) latest movie Moonrise Kingdom. Shall we take a look? Continue reading

What I saw on the walk to work today…

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2007 by Bjorn Grainger

(This blog was originally written on Myspace)

Yeah, I know. Vapour trails. We’ve all seen them before. This one caught my eye, though. Look at it. It’s a circle. Most, if not all, the vapour trails I’ve seen over Wales go in a straight line. It goes around! It got me a-thinking. Maybe there was a problem on board the aeroplane –

Pilot – Oh, come on, you’re not giving me the silent treatment, are you?

Co-pilot – No… But you shouldn’t have snapped.

Pilot – Snapped? You said we should stop and ask for directions! We’re 15,000 feet in the air!

Co-pilot – Shut up!

Oh, the hilarity…

I watched Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums for the first time over the last couple of days. Brilliant! True genius. I can’t believe it took me so long to see them. Wes Anderson, please forgive my heresy. Have a cookie. No, have two.

I was pretty bored at work so I wasted my time taking silly photos of myself. You can see them in my photo section. Feel free to comment.

That is all.