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The Grand Budapest Hotel

This was my first Wes Anderson experience. Well, not actually. Apparently he’s also directed several commercials. You can watch those here. (Thank you Mental Floss.) Basically I went to see this because I thought it was hilarious when Ralph Fiennes ran away when the police accused him of murder. (It’s the little things that make me happy.) This movie was so much better than M. Gustave’s, Fiennes character, exit strategy. (Although, that is still one of my favorite parts of the movie.) The Grand Budapest Hotel is funny, quirky, surprising and unique. I would watch it again right now, if I could. (I can’t because I’m at work, and I have to …you know, work. No comments about whether or not this is actually work. I am aware.)
The cast of characters and the actors who give them life is … well that was the other reason I saw this movie. Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson…I mean really. How could you resist?

Okay, so short plot summary (all of which you could have garnered from the trailer, so I give away no spoilers). There’s a hotel, a mysterious owner of said hotel, and he tells a writer (Jude Law, I adore Jude Law.) how he came to own it. Then there’s a concierge, a lobby boy, a romance, a murder, several deaths, and (this isn’t in the trailer) a great chase scene across a snow-covered mountain. Wes Anderson is definitely this week’s favorite writer/director of movies.

Have you seen any of his other work? Which would you recommend I watch first?

‘Til next time,


Hooray For the Weekend!

No, I’m still not tired of this song. Are you?

Tonight I’m going to see The Great Budapest Hotel at Circle Cinema.  I’ve heard really good things about it.  I like Wes Anderson films, and this one has something like 15 Oscar nominees in it.

Last weekend I wanted to go see Divergent, but that didn’t happen.  I’m in a movie watching mood, so it is a possibility this weekend.

English: Actor Jared Leto - 66th Venice Intern...

English: Actor Jared Leto – 66th Venice International Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I just listened to the Nerdist Podcast with Jared Leto.  (It is from St. Pat’s.  I’m behind.) He was talking about the film they made, Artifact, about being sued by their record company. I’ve heard really great things about it, but I haven’t seen it yet. Have you? What did you think?  Of course, he’s also talking about Dallas Buyers Club.  I haven’t seen that yet, but it is next on my Netflix list.  Have you seen it?  What did you think?

“Til next time,


be a love and pass the wineP.S. A friend sent me a text this morning telling me to “behave” this weekend.  Just so you know.  That’s not going to happen.

P.P.S.  Just as a note, I have had tickets to go see 30 Seconds to Mars twice, and I couldn’t go.  TWICE… did I mention twice?  I looooovvvveeee this band, and I’ve missed out on seeing them live TWICE.

P.P.P.S.  I also have a friend who met Shannon Leto after a show and went up to him and said, “Congratulations!”  If I remember right, she said his response was “for what?”  She meets more famous people than I ever will.  As far as I know, this was about as together as it gets when that happens. 😉




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