Director Wes Anderson's latest movie, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is in theaters right now, but his unique filmography is well worth watching in entirety. Anderson has released eight full-length films. He tends to re-use actors: the Wilson brothers, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman show up in nearly every one of his movies, his films' scores are all written by either Alexandre Desplat or Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, and once he snags an actor, it is likely that actor will show up again in a later film, even if only in a cameo role. While the subject matter varies widely, his movies share a fascinating cinematographic style and a quirky, funny, slightly dark but heartwarming mood.
"Italian Spiderman" is a 2007 parody of Italian action-adventure films produced in the 1960's and '70s and was produced by Alrugo Entertainment, an Australian filmmaking collective. Originally, the film began as a fake trailer on Youtube, but was later expanded into a full length film made up of ten short episodes released on Youtube along with the trailer. While the planned sequel never occurred and Alrugo was disbanded shortly after the end of the first film, a spiritual successor was made in the form of the Dinosaur production company and the spy film parody "Danger 5."
The movie "The Host" is a movie adaptation of the book with the same title by Stephanie Meyer. Some people may question how anything created by the same woman that made the Twilight Saga can be good. Those people should be prepared to be surprised. "The Host" is a surprisingly good movie.
Despite the title, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is more about Black Widow, Nick Fury, and Steve Rogers' difficulty adjusting to life as a SHIELD agent than it is about his reunion with (SPOILER!) Bucky Barnes, his former best friend and a character from the first Captain America movie whom most people completely forgot about. Despite that, however, it is a worthy installment to the Marvel franchise and better than "The First Avenger".
It is the year 3043. Earth was destroyed fifteen years ago by a powerful alien race called the Drej and humanity has all but ceased to exist. The only hope to save humanity is through Project Titan, a large spaceship hidden somewhere in the universe that holds the key to making a new Earth. Only one person in the universe, Kale, can turn on the Titan. The film tracks his quest from a scrapyard in the depths of space to a nebula filled with ice. Along the way, he must contend with backstabbing crewmates, love, and the all-important Drej, who track his every move. This is the premise of the 2000 movie "Titan A.E."