The Weekender: ‘Grand’ Ole Party

Movie of the Week

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson’s latest confectionary masterpiece finds Ralph Fiennes stepping out of character, playing a lascivious concierge of the ritual lodging. Yes, there’s also some business involving a painting and a few daring escapes, but this is yet another display for Anderson’s enormous cast and immaculate production design. By this point, you’re either on board with Anderson or you’re not.

Also opening:
Need for Speed
• The Single Mom’s Club

Veronica Mars

Blu-ray Pick

Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis (94%)
Another knockout from arguably America’s greatest living filmmakers. The Coens shine their peculiar light on the ’60s folk scene, with another offbeat comedy about a man who marches to his own beat. The film didn’t get much affection at the Academy Awards, but that serves a movie whose protagonist is often forgotten.

New Releases
Beyond Outrage (50%)
The Book Thief (46%)
The Broken Circle Breakdown (79%) / Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film
Easy Money: Hard to Kill (53%)
Homefront (41%)
Mademoiselle C (50%)
Out of the Furnace (53%)

Rogue (Season 1)

New to Blu-ray
El Dorado
Gunfight at the OK Corral
Samson and Delilah

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