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Five favorite Jason Schwartzman roles

Article: Five favorite Jason Schwartzman roles

At 2:15 p.m. ET today we are showing “Shopgirl,” a sweet and endearing film based on the novel by Steve Martin. The film stars Claire Danes as the titular shopgirl who catches the eye of two bachelors as she goes about her work. One, the older millionaire, is played by Steve Martin, the other a…

Ten Offbeat Comedy Moments from Wes Anderson Movies

Article: Ten Offbeat Comedy Moments from Wes Anderson Movies

Director Wes Anderson is known for his innovative and offbeat sensibilities with blending odd comedy with artsy drama in ways that appeal to minds that are far afield – something most film fanatics tend to appreciate. He’s also known for having a steady stable of actors at his disposal, having given Jason Schwartzman and Owen…

Luke Wilson talks “Anchorman 2″ and hopes for “Old School” sequel

Article: Luke Wilson talks “Anchorman 2″ and hopes for “Old School” sequel

San Diego’s favorite scotch-drinking newsman is returning to the big screen for “Anchorman 2,” but what about his competition over at Channel 2? IFC recently spoke with actor Luke Wilson about his new movie, “Meeting Evil,” in which he plays a downtrodden salesman who has a deadly encounter with a mysterious stranger played by Samuel…

Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” to open 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Article: Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” to open 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Anyone concerned that this year’s Cannes film festival might not have the appropriate levels of candy-colored, symmetrical camera shots, Bill Murray or all-around quirk can now rest easily. The event will open with Wes Anderson’s new film “Moonrise Kingdom,” frontloading Cannes with all of the above, and if we had to bet on it, probably…

Clear Your Schedule: Bill Murray Double Feature

Article: Clear Your Schedule: Bill Murray Double Feature

While we are thrilled to be at SXSW 2011 hosting some amazing musical acts — Young the Giant, Wye Oak, City and Colors are all playing today — tonight we kind of want to be on the couch watching IFC. Why? Because we have a double feature of the best Bill Murray films (well, not…

Wes Anderson Meets Nintendo in “The Fantastic Mr. Star Fox”

Article: Wes Anderson Meets Nintendo in “The Fantastic Mr. Star Fox”

If you haven’t played Nintendo’s “Star Fox” and watched Wes Anderson’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” this mash-up might fall a bit flat. The clips creators at College Humor — in some ways like “Family Guy” writer Seth MacFarlane — aren’t afraid to leave half the audience grounded during their nostalgic flights of fancy. But if…

The Wonderful World of Wes Anderson: ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’

Article: The Wonderful World of Wes Anderson: ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’

A fallen-from-grace oceanographer, a Sikh cameraman, pirate attacks, and a suave arch nemesis. Welcome to the wonderful world of Wes Anderson in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Co-written by Anderson and Noah Baumbach the film is both a parody of and homage to famed explorer Jacques Cousteau. Bill Murray stars as Steve Zissou, an…

“Catcher in the Rye” has (sort of) already been made into a movie.

Article: “Catcher in the Rye” has (sort of) already been made into a movie.

J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye” has for near on 60 years now been winning over legions of teenagers who, reading it, think to themselves “I am Holden Caulfield.” Along with “Slaughterhouse-Five,” it’s a staple of teen alienation reading (and freshman English classes). In the horse race of youth unhappiness literature, “The Bell Jar”…

Owen Wilson, from comedic great to Great Dane.

Article: Owen Wilson, from comedic great to Great Dane.

Every decade has its comic icon. We envision Cary Grant as the shining light of the ’30s and ’40s, Rock Hudson for the pre-’60s transitional period, no one as the emblem of the hippie age (who could afford to have comedic icons then, aside from dabblers like Richard Pryor?), Robin Williams in the ’80s, Pauly…

Animators who have made the live-action leap.

Article: Animators who have made the live-action leap.

It’s a pleasant surprise to see that Brad Bird is being considered as a possible director for “Mission Impossible IV,” a game of musical chairs that is said to include “Zombieland”‘s Ruben Fleischer and Edgar Wright. Of course, “The Iron Giant” director has never helmed a live-action feature before, though that shouldn’t be a stumbling…

Bodies of work.

Article: Bodies of work.

Writing about this week’s DVD release of “Where The Wild Things Are” in the LA Times, Dennis Lim notes that to really understand Spike Jonze, you can’t stop at his three feature films. “A true appreciation of Jonze’s sensibility requires a familiarity with his shorts, videos and promos,” he writes. It’s true — you can…

When talking about your influences works against you.

Article: When talking about your influences works against you.

Quentin Tarantino — after years of enthusiastically proselytizing on behalf of his favorite films (all 3,000 of them) — seems to finally be getting a little edgy about discussing his influences. And for good reason. “Every time [critics] review my movies,” he complains to Patrick Goldstein at the LA Times, “it’s like they want to…

What’s up with all those Wes Anderson spoofs?

Article: What’s up with all those Wes Anderson spoofs?

Super Bowl Sunday is coming up fast, so Slate has a video called “If Filmmakers Directed The Super Bowl.” Here you can find by-the-numbers appropriations of various filmmakers: football footage intercut with anime and “Kill Bill” font and songs spell “Tarantino.” For Lynch, run the footage backwards. For Wes Anderson, by all means play “This…

Seven crossover film composers.

Article: Seven crossover film composers.

There’s a dwindling number of composers doing original scores for movies that aren’t either music-free or solely composed of pre-existing tracks. New entrants in the field are often indie-rock types looking for extra cash and/or friends of those involved. Owen Pallett (previously Final Fantasy) worked with the Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne to…

The Coens join the one-a-year club.

Article: The Coens join the one-a-year club.

The announcement that the Coen brothers’ “True Grit” will be with us by Christmas means the Coens have managed to release a new movie every year for four years in a row. This places them in a weird, elite club of filmmakers who really have nothing in common besides their uncommon productivity. The list includes…

“Avatar”‘s filthy habit.

Article: “Avatar”‘s filthy habit.

“Avatar” has Sigourney Weaver puffing up a storm front and center — “Where’s my cigarette?”, she demands in her introductory scene — prompting the New York Times to offer yet another scorecard on the year in tobacco (ab)use on-screen. Stephen A. Glantz — director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UC-San…

How anonymity can work for you (and Richard Linklater).

Article: How anonymity can work for you (and Richard Linklater).

Over the weekend, two of ’90s indie cinema’s now-struggling emeritus directors returned to the cinematic landscape, one to far more noise than the other. Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” finally opened nationally and came out soft, its per-screen average of $3,453 hardly much better than the animated flop “Planet 51.” Whether things will pick up…

Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” sequel bites the dust.

Article: Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” sequel bites the dust.

“Dazed and Confused” is effectively beloved by everyone who’s seen it — including me — so I got uber-excited about the prospect of Richard Linklater making a “spiritual sequel.” And now it’s dead on the ground. It was apparently called “That’s What I’m Talking About,” in honor — we presume — of the kind of…

Minor Tinkering

Article: Minor Tinkering

You’ve heard it already, how Wes Anderson’s model railroad-making and Tinker Toy-like narrative constructions, emotionally unmediated characters, pleasure with antiqued surfaces and visual tableaux-love would’ve led him eventually to making an animated film, more probably a stop motion animation, and thus we have “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” a frame-by-frame expression of the single man’s passion for…

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