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It was a good summer for hipsters – Wes Anderson released a new movie! Moonrise Kingdom

was Anderson's first film in three years, the last being 2009's

Fantastic Mr. Fox

, and it is, in this writer's opinion, thus far the best of his works. And I should know – I watched all seven of his films in about a three-month period.

Moonrise Kingdom

is the most Wes-Anderson-y of Wes Anderson's films, with his signature tracking shots, precise scene construction, and quirky dialogue in full force. It is a thing of beauty.

(If anybody cares, I took the trouble to rank Anderson's films in order of best to least-best [because, really, they're all wonderful], and the ranking is thus:

Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,

and

Bottle Rocket

.)

Bottle Rocket

was Anderson's first film, and it shows – it lacks the Wes Anderson look and feel. His style really came into focus with his second effort:

Rushmore

, presented tomorrow (Saturday) for a midnight screening at Baxter Avenue Theater. The film tells the story of Max Fisher (Jason Schwartzman in his acting debut), a teenager at Rushmore Academy. He is Rushmore's “most extracurricular” student, having organized or participated in multiple clubs and organizations, while shirking his academic duties. He has a new goal, however, when he falls in love with the beautiful new elementary school teacher (Olivia Williams) – a crush shared with his friend-turned-rival, the industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray).

Don your flannel and head out to Baxter Avenue Theater tomorrow night. The theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road, in Mid-City Mall. Further theater information and advance ticket sales can be found at the Baxter Avenue Theater website.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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