Wes Anderson's latest has a love struck Boy Scout (Jared Gilman) running away with the daughter (Kara Hayward) of two quirky lawyers (Billy Murray and Frances McDormand). Despite a search party led by a staunch scoutmaster (Edward Norton) and the town's sheriff (Bruce Willis), the two adolescents continue to elude the adults. Though the residents are isolated on a small island, the retro 1960s vibe still saturates the film's aesthetic. Many elements might be familiar to Anderson fans, but it's still a pleasure to watch. Featurettes, including a tour around the set with Bill Murray, are included on the DVD.
Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg join forces for a broad, obnoxious comedy about father-son bonding. Donnie (Sandler) shows up days before his estranged son's (Andy Samberg) wedding, hoping his successful kid will be the key to solving his financial issues. Over the course of the weekend, the two reconnect, but not before a series of gross-out stunts and hard-to-watch bodily fluid gags. Leighton Meester and Vanilla Ice also star. DVD extras include a gag reel, deleted scenes, and three featurettes.
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Are the yé-yé girls having a resurgence? First there was Megan's infamous Mad Men song and dance number, and then they came up again in Wes Anderson's latest film, Moonrise Kingdom. In the film — set in 1965, a year before this season of Mad Men — Suzy Bishop is one half of the lovesick preteen couple at the center of the movie. While her style is clearly fashioned after the yé-yé girls, Suzy's interest in the pop singers is brought up at one point when she shows her love interest, Sam Shakusky, her favorite album, Tous les Garçons et les Filles by yé-yé girl Françoise Hardy. Later in the movie, Sam and Suzy have a very entertaining dance scene on the beach in their underwear to her song "Le Temps de l'Amour" ("The Time of Love").
Derived from "yeah! yeah!", the yé-yé movement was comprised of female pop singers from France, Québec, Italy, and Spain. The themes and lyrics of the songs, often written by men like Serge Gainsbourg, were deceptively innocent, as the girls beamed sexy naiveté. One not-so-innocent song Serge wrote for yé-yé singer France Gall was "Les Sucettes" ("Lollipops"), which was really referring to oral sex. It included the line, "Annie loves lollipops, aniseed lollipops, when the sweet liquid runs down Annie's throat, she is in paradise." In honor of France's Bastille Day holiday tomorrow, learn more about other popular yé-yé girls like Gillian Hills, Sylvie Vartan, and Sheila.
The Fourth of July is around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to hit the movie theater. But with all the options — and all the possibilities for who might accompany you to the movies — you may need some advice on what to see. BuzzSugar editors Becky Kirsch and Shannon Vestal are here to help and tell you what movies are the best for whomever you're with. Watch to find out the picks.
Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward star as a young couple in love in the quirky Wes Anderson comedy Moonrise Kingdom. The two newcomers may be hitting the big screen for the first time, but they managed to hold their own alongside an all-star cast. We sat down with the young actors at their Cannes Film Festival pressday, and they weighed in on working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood like Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and Bill Murray. Kara and Jared also told us about their favorite scenes to film, why they weren't intimidated on set, and what their parents thought about some of their more risque scenes. Moonrise Kingdom is in select theaters now and will be opening across the country this month.
After watching Moonrise Kingdom, I couldn't stop thinking about the beautiful imagery, which seemed as crucial to the story as the plot. Wes Anderson's depiction of two lovesick runaways living in 1960s New England was laced with campy references, stunning antiques, and picturesque shots of coastal scenery. I was curious to find out how production designer Adam Stockhausen balanced authenticity with the fantastical quirkiness that characterized the film.After the film debuted as the opening picture at Cannes, I finally had a moment to chat with Adam about his greatest inspiration and challenges for the film.
CasaSugar: The 1960s seems to be an era that is resurfacing in design, and certainly in pop culture. Was your inspiration guided more by capturing the authenticity of that era or by creating atmospheres that expressed the quirkiness and individuality of each of the characters? How so?
Adam Stockhausen: It's really all about the characters. The Bishops, for instance, are a very unique family and we spent a long time assembling the final look of their house from all the pieces we had seen and responded to. Some details are very clearly '60s and others from earlier periods. The same goes for the rest of the characters. We started out thinking Captain Sharp would live in a cabin, but then the Spartanette felt like just the right fit for his bachelor personality.
Keep reading after the jump to find out which pattern inspired most of the film's decor, where antiques were sourced, and how Fort Lebanon was created!
Jason Schwartzman is a frequent face in Wes Anderson's films, having starred in Rushmore and The Darjeeling Limited, and the duo collaborated yet again on Wes's latest movie Moonrise Kingdom. The quirky young-love story enjoyed a Cannes Film Festival debut last month. We caught up with Jason during his stay in France to talk about what draws him to offbeat roles and whether he shares a love for the outdoors like many of the characters in Moonrise Kingdom. He also weighed in on his surreal Cannes experience and a dating experience that was a dealbreaker for him. Moonrise Kingdom is in select theaters now.
Edward Norton stars in the new offbeat comedy Moonrise Kingdom alongside Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, and Bill Murray. We sat down with the actor at a recent press day for the film, where he gave us the scoop on playing a boy scout leader and talked about Wes Anderson's unique style of direction. Ed also revealed how playing a scout leader had him regularly laughing out loud and why the kids in this film are so different from other child actors. Moonrise Kingdom is in select theaters now.
Wes Anderson's quirky but heartfelt films have made him one of our generation's defining directors, but surprisingly, this year marked his first Cannes Film Festival premiere. We spoke with Wes at the fest shortly after the debut of Moonrise Kingdom, which tells the story of two 12-year-olds in love. He told us the film was equal parts fantasy and memory for him and also discussed whether he had younger versions of two of his most iconic characters — Margot Tenenbaum and Max Fischer — in mind while writing the new project. Moonrise Kingdom is in select theaters now.
It was another fantastic year for movies and stars on the Croisette. Celebrities brought their films to the Cannes Film Festival in full force, and we were able to see many of our favorites out on the red carpet and in their designer finest. Juror Diane Kruger stunned in one haute couture look after another, while Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson made the rounds at their own — and each other's — premieres. Brad Pitt got sexy to screen Killing Them Softly, and many more A-listers posed for the cameras of the world's press in the South of France. We've rounded up all the pictures from the nearly two-week cinema celebration, so make sure to click through to see anything you may have missed. Also, check out our behind-the-scenes look at Cannes.