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  1. Entertainment

    Wes Anderson’s Star Wars: Episode VII Doesn’t Need to Make Sense to Be Cool

    As soon as the world found out that there would be a new trilogy of Star Wars films that would not be written, directed, or produced by George Lucas, the internet has been tossing and turning 24 hours a day wrestling with one question: "Who the hell is going to make these movies!?" The first piece of the puzzle was revealed yesterday, when LucasFilm announced that screenwriter Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) will pen Episode VII. (He's rumored to be writing the whole trilogy, by the way.) Having a good script is important, of course, but most fans are much more concerned with who will direct the film(s). Everyone in their mother has their opinion on the issue, and there are already a handful of "favorite" names, including Joss Whedon, Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams, and more. One name that is on almost nobody's list, however, is quirky auteur Wes Anderson. Nobody's list, except for Conan O'Brien, of course, who put together this sample of what an Anderson-directed Star Wars sequel might look like.

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  2. Entertainment

    Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom Looks Fantastic, Yellow

    The trailer for writer-director-auteur Wes Anderson's forthcoming film Moonrise Kingdom has dropped and it looks pretty fantastic. Set in the late 1960s, the film centers around a puppy love romance between two twelve year-olds that culminates in their running away, and the subsequent man hunt. Add Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, and (of course) Bill Murray, and it just gets even better. The 1960s setting and the very young cast are interesting moves for Anderson; he's used a '60s aesthetic in a lot of his movies and had very young actors in his movies before, but it will be interesting to see how his directoral abilities and stylized film making will work with the cast. I simply can't wait for the slow-motion walking scenes and daddy issues. See the trailer, after the break.

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  3. Entertainment

    Seven Great Wes Anderson Parodies

    The wide angle shots. The overwhelming ennui. Unrequited love and suicidal longing. Primary colors and dry humor. The slow-mo sequence with accompanying glam rock. 

    Titled stills with twee Mark Mothersbaugh instrumental accompaniment. These are some of Wes Anderson's directorial cliches, but we love him for them. 

    Urlesque found the best Wes Anderson parodies on Youtube that pay homage to one of our generation's finest auteurs, Wesley Mortimer Wales Anderson.

    Check out Urlesque's full list.

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  4. Entertainment

    The Super Bowl as Directed by Tarantino, David Lynch, Wes Anderson…

    This is an entire four days ("four Internet eons") old, but it's still fresh: SlateV put together a spoof video imagining the Super Bowl as directed by Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, David Lynch, Werner Herzog, and a few more auteurs.

    David Lynch Super Bowl=regular Super Bowl with scary noises, shaky camera, and demonic bobbleheads thrown in. It's funny 'cause it's true.

    (h/t Marginal Revolution)

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