Monday, July 9, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

I had a fairly uneventful weekend.  In strong contrast to my previous two ultra-productive weekends, Saturday and Sunday were kinda rainy, gloomy days that just inspired me to stay in bed and read a book or two.  I did meet up with friends for a game night on Saturday and on Sunday I caught a movie and then headed over to B's house for another fresh spring roll dinner (yum!).  The highlight of my weekend, though, was probably the movie.  I saw Moonrise Kingdom and I have to say that the reviews don't lie.  It was phenomenal!
I'm not always 100% in the Wes Anderson camp - I wasn't at all a fan of Life Aquatic, though I liked Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited and I loved Hotel Chevalier.  Moonrise Kingdom fits more in to the Hotel Chevalier category.  It's the story of two misfit kids who run off together on an island up in the New England area, set in the 1960's. 
The acting was fantastic, the filmography has a wonderful vintage appeal, and I can't even express how much I loved the costumes and props (but you know me and the 60's...)  It's a little on the weird side, as most Wes Anderson films are, but if you can handle a little bit of weird then I HIGHLY recommend it!

(images from here, here, and here)

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