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Trailer Watch: Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel international trailer

While Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore are two favorites of mine, Anderson’s films since (yes, including Fantastic Mr. Fox and especially The Life Aquatic) have fallen very flat for me. Moonrise Kingdom was a step back in the right direction, but still lacked any of the emotion from Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore.

So while this first (international) trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel looks entertaining enough, I’m a bit wary. The film hits US theaters on March 7, though; I think I’ll need to check out some reviews before I’m on board, but I know some of you will be super excited.

You seem to get an awful lot of the story in the trailer, so I think I can skip the plot description this time…

Trailer Watch: Belle, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

This trailer for Amma Asante’s Belle looks really good, for those (like me) who enjoy historical period dramas. Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as Dido Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Navy Admiral raised by her great uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson). How “based on a true story” the film is, I don’t really know, but Wilkinson’s William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, made slavery unlawful in England (though it was not completely abolished until 1834), so there’s a pretty interesting narrative arc for the film right there.

The film opens on May 2, 2014, which is a shame, only because it looks perfect for Oscarbait season.