Interesting trivia about Wes Anderson movies

In honor of Isle of Dogs coming out this week, I’ve put together this fun little trivia database. Here are some highlights:

  • 13 actors have been in another Wes Anderson movie
    • Bill Murray
    • Jason Schwartzman
    • Tilda Swinton
    • Jeff Goldblum
    • Edward Norton
    • Bob Balaban
    • Anjelica Huston
    • Roman Coppola
    • Frances McDormand
    • Kara Hayward
    • Harvey Keitel
    • F. Murray Abraham
    • Fisher Stevens
  • 6 actors have all been in the last 3 Wes Anderson movies
    (Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel & Moonrise Kingdom):

    • Bill Murray
    • Jason Schwartzman
    • Tilda Swinton
    • Edward Norton
    • Bob Balaban
    • Harvey Keitel
  • Owen Wilson and Roman Coppola are now tied with the number of movies written with Wes Anderson (3) and both have been nominated for an Oscar.
    • Owen Wilson: 2002 Oscar Nominee for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson [The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)], Rushmore, Bottle Rocket
    • Roman Coppola: 2013 Oscar Nominee for Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola [Moonrise Kingdom (2012)], Isle of Dogs, The Darjeeling Limited
  • Wes Anderson uses the same cinematographers.
    • Tristan Oliver: Isle of Dogs & Fantastic Mr Fox
    • Robert D. Yeoman: 2015 Oscar Nominee for Best Achievement in Cinematography: Robert D. Yeoman [The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)], Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Bottle Rocket

Battle of The Actors Round 3 Match-Ups! Actors Round of Sweet 16!

Untitled-1Last Week Melissa McCarthy, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Julianne Moore moved on to the round of 16 along with Judi Dench, who beat Eva Green in the bonus match-up. This week is the men’s match of the Sweet 16! Let’s get it on!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Marlon Brando vs Christopher Lee

  • Marlon Brando (54%, 15 Votes)
  • Christopher Lee (46%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Paul Newman vs Daniel Day-Lewis

  • Daniel Day-Lewis (58%, 15 Votes)
  • Paul Newman (42%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Kevin Spacey vs Johnny Depp

  • Kevin Spacey (70%, 19 Votes)
  • Johnny Depp (30%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Melissa’s Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Michael Fassbender vs Edward Norton

  • Michael Fassbender (59%, 16 Votes)
  • Edward Norton (41%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Robert Downey Jr vs Robin Williams

  • Robert Downey Jr (53%, 16 Votes)
  • Robin Williams (47%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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Battle of The Actors Round 2 Match-Ups! Actors Round of 32!

Untitled-1Last week we had Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Robin Wright and Helen Mirren move on with Charlize Theron beating Anne Hathaway in the bonus matchup. This week we switch back to the men for the final men’s match up of the round of 32!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket-Orson Welles vs Christopher Lee

  • Christopher Lee (65%, 11 Votes)
  • Orson Welles (35%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Philip Seymour Hoffman vs Daniel Day-Lewis

  • Daniel Day-Lewis (61%, 11 Votes)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (39%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Johnny Depp vs Sir Patrick Stewart

  • Johnny Depp (60%, 12 Votes)
  • Sir Patrick Stewart (40%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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Melissa’s Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Bill Murray vs Edward Norton

  • Edward Norton (53%, 10 Votes)
  • Bill Murray (47%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Robin Williams vs Denzel Washington

  • Robin Williams (62%, 13 Votes)
  • Denzel Washington (38%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Battle of The Actors Round 1 Matchups Part 3!

Untitled-1Amanda Plummer, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Julianne Moore moved on in the brackets and Anne Hathaway beat Emma Thompson in the bonus bracket by yet ANOTHER slim margin ..this weeks matchups we switch gears and return to the guys…actors showdown! Let’s get it on!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Ernest Thesenger vs Christopher Lee

  • Christopher Lee (96%, 23 Votes)
  • Ernest Thesenger (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Brendan Gleeson vs Daniel Day-Lewis

  • Daniel Day-Lewis (88%, 21 Votes)
  • Brendan Gleeson (13%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Oscar Isaac vs Sir Patrick Stewart

  • Sir Patrick Stewart (80%, 20 Votes)
  • Oscar Isaac (20%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Melissas’ Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Edward Norton vs Idris Elba

  • Edward Norton (74%, 20 Votes)
  • Idris Elba (26%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Brad Pitt vs Matthew Mcconaughey

  • Brad Pitt (53%, 18 Votes)
  • Matthew Mcconaughey (47%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 34

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2015 MTV Movie Awards Nominations Announced

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The 2015 MTV movie awards is upon us and the nominations for the coveted golden popcorn (sorry, I can’t say that without laughing) are here! The award show is unique as it is one of the few awards shows where the viewers actually get to vote for the winners. You can vote for your favorites at MovieAwards.MTV.com through April 11.

I for one can’t wait for the Best Shirtless Performance..that’s a tight race…get it!

Amy Schumer, star of Judd Apatow’s upcoming Trainwreck, will host this year’s show on Sunday, April 12 at 8/7c on MTV.

Movie of the Year
“American Sniper”
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
“Gone Girl”
“The Fault In Our Stars”
“Boyhood”
“Whiplash”
“Selma”

Best Female Performance
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Shailene Woodley, “The Fault In Our Stars”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”
Scarlett Johansson, “Lucy”

Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
Chris Pratt, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Ansel Elgort, “The Fault In Our Stars”
Miles Teller, “Whiplash”
Channing Tatum, “Foxcatcher”

Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Annabelle Wallis, “Annabelle”
Jennifer Lopez, “The Boy Next Door”
Dylan O’Brien, “The Maze Runner”
Zach Gilford, “The Purge: Anarchy”

Breakthrough Performance
Ansel Elgort, “The Fault In Our Stars”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
David Oyelowo, “Selma”
Dylan O’Brien, “The Maze Runner”
Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood”

Best Shirtless Performance
Zac Efron, “Neighbors”
Chris Pratt, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Channing Tatum, “Foxcatcher”
Ansel Elgort, “The Fault In Our Stars”
Kate Upton, “The Other Woman”

Best Duo
Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill, “22 Jump Street”
Zac Efron & Dave Franco, “Neighbors”
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort, “The Fault In Our Stars”
Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
James Franco & Seth Rogen, “The Interview”

Best Fight
Jonah Hill vs. Jillian Bell, “22 Jump Street”
Chris Evans vs. Sebastian Stan, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Dylan O’Brien vs. Will Poulter, “The Maze Runner”
Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron, “Neighbors”
Edward Norton vs. Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

Best Kiss
Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley, “The Fault In Our Stars”
James Franco & Seth Rogen, “The Interview”
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″
Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Rose Byrne & Halston Sage, “Neighbors”

Best WTF Moment
Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne, “Neighbors”
Jonah Hill, “22 Jump Street”
Jason Sudeikis & Charlie Day, “Horrible Bosses 2″
Miles Teller, “Whiplash”
Rosario Dawson & Anders Holm, “Top Five”

Best Villain
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Jillian Bell, “22 Jump Street,”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Peter Dinklage, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Best Musical Moment
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″
Chris Pratt, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Seth Rogen & Zac Efron, “Neighbors”
Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig, “The Skeleton Twins”
Miles Teller, “Whiplash”

Best Comedic Performance
Channing Tatum, “22 Jump Street”
Chris Pratt, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Rose Byrne, “Neighbors”
Chris Rock, “Top Five”
Kevin Hart, “The Wedding Ringer”

Best On-Screen Transformation
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″
Zoe Saldana, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood”

If I Chose the Academy Award Winners and Nominees – 2015 edition

I’ve now seen most of the films that had a release in 2014. This makes me more qualified to vote for the Oscars than 97.548% of the Academy’s membership. With the Oscar ceremony occurring tonight, I’ve picked, as I have the previous two years, who I think the nominees and winners should be in the bulk of the major categories. Once again, the foreign film category will be left off because I simply haven’t had access to enough foreign films to make a comment on them. Those that have made it to my neck of the woods, I will say, have been very good for the most part. Read More →

New Trailer: ‘My Own Man’ – Original Documentary From Netflix & Executive Producer Edward Norton

myownmanNetflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will premiere the original documentary My Own Man, from executive producer Edward Norton on March 6, 2015. The film was written, produced and directed by David Sampliner (Dirty Work), and will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories where Netflix is available. Read More →

Check out the ‘Birdman’ Q&A & A Buy 1 Get 1 Free Ticket!

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Check out this fun Q&A from this year’s New York Film Festival after a press screening that Liz and myself had the honor to attend. Everyone is very charming and you’ll fall in love with Michael Keaton all over again! Check out Michael’s review here.

Go see Birdman, it’s a truly mesmerizing experience for the senses.

Buy one ticket, get one free. Use promo code REGALBIRD at checkout at any Regal Theater. Offer ends 2/5. While Supplies Last. Terms Apply. Read More →

Netflix News: Marco Polo On for Season 2, Trailer for The Fall Season 2, New Documentary & 7 New Series!!

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Whew. Netflix is really ramping it up! There’s lots of news, so let me break it down. Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘Birdman’ or (The Unexpected Virtue of Greatness!)

birdman-movie-poster-1There are films you experience and there are films you view. Do you know the difference? A film you experience is one that you become completely immersed, that you lose yourself to the world in which you are subjected to. Experiences like Birdman do not come along everyday. Director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu opens his film with his main character hovering, weightless, in his underwear, deciphering the current state of his life.  It’s the only time the camera, and the audience, are given a reprieve in the film, as it is shot completely in long takes. It’s a movie in name, but a test of endurance for your mind. So come along with me now and enjoy the tale of the Birdman. Read More →

New York Film Festival Announces Main Slate! ‘Gone Girl’ – ‘Inherent Vice’ – ‘Birdman’ – ‘Foxcatcher’

We at Reel News Daily love film festivals and one of our very favorite is the New York Film Festival because they often have the most anticipated and unexpected treasures. Stay tuned for our coverage!

  • 2 World Premieres
  • 5 North American Premieres
  • 13 U.S. Premieres
  • 10 New York Premieres
  • Only 1 Joaquin Phoenix movie (sadface)

Read More →