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    A History of Wes Anderson at the Box Office, From 'Bottle Rocket' to 'Budapest Hotel'

    A history of Wes Anderson's films at the box office, from 'Bottle Rocket' to 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

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    Behind the Scenes with Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'

    Like no one else, Wes Anderson combines a sense of childhood – arrested childhood in The Royal Tenenbaums, actual kids in Moonrise Kingdom – with a sophisticated narrative and gloriously detailed visuals that might be dollhouses come to life. No wonder Fantastic Mr. Fox, (newly released by the Crite...

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    Wes Anderson Trailers: SNL's with Edward Norton, and the Real 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Edward Norton as Owen Wilson in a Wes Anderson film – that is perfect casting, in SNL's trailer for a horror movie a la Anderson: The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders.

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    10 Best Focus Features Films Under James Schamus

    We reported yesterday that Focus Features is getting a new focus as FilmDistrict founder and CEO Peter Schlessel takes over as CEO and current CEO, James Schamus, who co-founded Focus Features over 12 years ago, will leave the company. Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has said that Shlessel...

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    The 10 Biggest Limited Box Office Debuts of All Time: How Well Did They Do In The End?

    Aided by strong reviews and even stronger early Oscar buzz for Cate Blanchett's performance, Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" soared this past weekend, taking in $612,767 from just 6 theaters. Distributor Sony Pictures Classics reported a $102,128 average as a result, which if estimates hold up makes it...

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    Cannes 2012 Recap: How Did Last Year's Edition Hold Up in the Shadow of One of the Festival's Most Successful?

    Going into last year's Cannes, we knew the crop of films had some mighty shows to fill. The 2011 edition of the festival resulted in one of the most successful Cannes slates ever, both in terms of the films' commercial success in America and how they played in awards season.

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    Cannes 2012 Box Office Led by 'Moonrise Kingdom,' Will Strong Fest Sales Repeat in 2013?

    Led by a recent year (and possibly all time) record of 21 of 22 official competition films gaining U.S. distribution (including some yet to play), 2012's Cannes line-up (from all sections) shows 58 total -- much above average -- out of 100 titles that were presented ending up with domestic rights ac...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Cinematic Locales and Writers' Two Cents

    Trips to Las Vegas, Bhutan and Austin are all on this weekend's Reel Reads itinerary. Also, a few pieces take a closer look at some classics through the prism of some recent releases.

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    The Best Romantic Comedies of the Last Twenty Years

    In making this list of the best, or maybe just my favorite, romantic comedies of the last twenty years, editors Matt Zoller Seitz and Max Winter and I set out to make clear goalposts. The list would be as inclusive as our memories and subjective tastes would allow.

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