CONTEST: Win Tix To See A Special VIP Advance Screening Of Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel


To mark the highly anticipated release of The Grand Budapest Hotel in select theaters on March 14th, this is officially WES ANDERSON WEEK on Phawker. We’ll have soundtrack and film score Sound Clouds to share, an in-depth interview about all things Wes Anderson from award-winning New York Magazine critic Matt Zoller Seitz, author of The Wes Anderson Collection AND we’re giving away 40 tickets to a special VIP advance screening tomorrow night, Tuesday March 11th, 7:30 pm at the Ritz 5! Because what’s the point of seeing a Wes Anderson movie if you can’t see it before everyone else and then do your little superiority dance and lord it over your friends? Don’t answer that. To qualify, all you have to do is sign up for our mailing list (see right, below the masthead). Trust us, this is something you want to do. In addition to breaking news alerts and Phawker updates, you also get advanced warning about groovy concert ticket giveaways, advance movie screenings and other free swag opportunities like this one! After signing up, send us an email at FEED@PHAWKER.COM telling us a much, with the words CHECK ME INTO THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL  in the subject line. If you are already on our mailing list, just send us an email saying as much. Either way, please include your full name and a mobile number for confirmation. First come, first serve. Good luck and godspeed!

NEW YORK MAGAZINE: Wes Anderson’s latest cinematic styling is The Grand Budapest Hotel, an exquisitely calibrated, deadpan-comic miniature that expands in the mind and becomes richer and more tragic. […] The movie’s philosophical core is in its palette, starting with Anderson’s trademark off-symmetrical frames, increasingly precarious seesaws of shape and color. He is, however, beginning to break out of his (over)reliance on tableaux vivants. The mountainside hotel is a dollhouse reached by model train, but inside it’s like Dr. Who’s tardis: Vistas expand, contract, and pirouette. The lobby choreography is busy, layered, militaristically efficient. The colors are intense: pink walls, crimson carpets, staff waistcoats of electric magenta. MORE

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