Enter the kingdom
Director Wes Anderson’s most recent (and perhaps most Wes Andersony) film to date, Moonrise Kingdom ($20), is now available on crystal-clear Blu-ray — obviously the best way to watch a movie that looks like it was shot on film equipment from the ‘60s. Featuring customary Anderson regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, the film also stars Edward Norton as Scout Master Randy Ward and Bruce Willis as a kind-hearted cop (who doesn’t even blow up a single helicopter). The two-disc combo pack also comes with a DVD, a digital copy, and UltraViolet access (which means you can get it from “the cloud” if you sign up for a free account).
The film takes place in 1965 on a fictional New England island and follows the adventures of two precocious pre-teens (played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall in love, run away from home and cause all sorts of classic Anderson quirkiness and mayhem. Fans of the director’s previous work such as The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore will be delighted about the auteur’s return to form (especially after The Darjeeling Limited and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), but for those who prefer explosions to ironic nostalgia we’d suggest just holding out for the next Bruce Willis cop film.
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