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Trailer Time: The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

Here’s the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson’s upcoming film featuring Ralph Fiennes (if the name doesn’t ring a bell – it’s Lord Voldemort!) alongside newcomer Tony Revolori as the lead duo. Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson are also starring among other familiar faces from previous Wes Anderson films.
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Can. Not. Wait.

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Spring Breakers: Shit made stylish

Spring Breakers

I haven’t been to the cinema in ages and today I went and saw the hype film of the year, Spring Breakers. The first five minutes I thought, yes, this will be awesome – got all excited with the slow mo ass shaking and dub step, I guess I’m impressionable like that. And then things got weird. And weirder.

Spring Breakers

Sure, it was sexy and provocative, disney chicks gone bad and all, but this didn’t go beyond that for me. Between all the tacky lines (“Spring break forever…” barf) and the great acting of  James Franco, I didn’t know whether to hate or love what I’m seeing. And after all those months of build up and hype with the magazine covers and the pink balaclavas at urban outfitters and just a shitload of promotion, I guess I am just underwhelmed.

Why did I expect this film to be deep on some level? Actually, I know exactly why. It’s my unwavering love for James Franco. I figured if he’s in it, there has got to be an intellectual aspect to it, a deeper meaning – and I kept looking and looking for it. And now I feel like it’s just a big fat mockery of “generation YOLO” – personally though, I don’t think that is enough substance. But who knows. Maybe this film doesn’t want to be meaningful in any sort of way and the whole point is just to make something that’s visually and sonically stimulating.

I am a sucker for stylish shit. But I am also a movie lover and this film was nothing more than shit made stylish.

Therapy

This is the new Prada short film by Roman Polanski starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley. The two brilliant actors take the roles of a psychoanalyst and his rich, very chic patient (of course dressed in Prada). Absolutely worth watching!

Beautiful Rebels

Check out Edun’s spring 2012 campaign created by artist Ryan McGinley starring among others Lana del Rey’s co-star in the video for Born to Die Bradley Soileau and Hipster #1 Charlotte Free. Those butterflies look amazing, but in real life they’re like bugs with prettier wings so I’d be freaked out if I had to have a bunch of them sitting on my face or coming out of my pants.

This video is so vibrant and alive though, very beautiful.

Read more here.

Speaking of butterflies, how do you like this butterfly print shirt? It has been on my ASOS wish list for a few weeks now.. Not too girly?

forever young (adult)

Just the indie flick I feel like watching. I’m really intrigued by the idea of this movie: a prom queen – 15 years after high school she’s the loser. Charlize Theron ages really well though, she’s hot.

Definitely on my watch list. The trailer says it all:

must see: la piel que habito

The movie of the year for me was Pedro Almodóvar’s latest la piel que habito – the skin I live in. I watched it a few days ago and it has been haunting me ever since.

I’m a long time fan of Almodóvar’s work and this was no exception. It’s very difficult to explain it, the less you know going in, the better. I can’t even tell you the genre, it’s drama, thriller, horror, sci-fi all in one. Stunning visuals and a story that will shock you.

A brilliant plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) has developed a new impenetrable skin by experimenting with a beautiful woman (Elena Anaya) who is his personal guinea pig locked up in a room in his house. The surgeon is haunted by past tragedies and therefore has no morals whatsoever. Rated R.

I can’t tell you any more – find out for yourself.

 

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So the other day I watched an episode of the Daily Show and Seth Rogen was the guest. Personally, I love Rogen’s sense of humor, I loved Superbad and despite Katherine Heigl, I still enjoyed Knocked Up. So when he talked about his new movie, a comedy about cancer (?!), I was very intrigued.

50/50 were the chances of Will Reiser (Rogen’s friend and writer of the movie) surviving cancer. Unlike Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in the Bucket List, who “did a bunch of fun stuff and then died”, their experience was very different. Since Reiser, who is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, kept working and going out and dating, nothing really changed for him.  In the Daily Show Rogen says, there wasn’t a movie that felt like what he went through with one of his best friends, so he wanted to make one.

Check out the trailer. I’m excited for this to come out in Germany.

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