10:46 PM: The Life Aquatic news

The official site for the new Wes Anderson film, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, is finally up. Check it out here.

I'm very excited about this movie...Wes Anderson's writing and directing skills have gotten better and better with each movie, and all three of his films hold up very well to repeated viewings. Three or four more great films (assuming Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums withstand the test of time), and Anderson will be held in the same regard as directors like the Coen brothers, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Soderbergh. He's already established himself as one of the best writer/directors of the last decade, along with P.T. Anderson, Sophia Coppola, Christopher Nolan, Alexander Payne, Tarantino, Darren Aronofsky, the Coen brothers, and a few others. The best part? Wes Anderson just turned 35 in May, and he's not showing any signs of slowing down any time soon. He's also extremely short, so he probably feels like he's got a lot to prove.

Of course, I'm a bit biased, since The Royal Tenenbaums is my favorite movie.

The film is currently set to be released on Christmas Day, which means Auburn can expect it to arrive sometime in late January. The Wynnsong 16 blows...Garden State anyone? Napoleon Dynamite? Neither of those movies ever came here, and Hero didn't come until it had been the highest grossing movie in America for two straight weeks. I still have fond memories of seeing Gosford Park and Monster's Ball in March of 2002 at the Wynnsong (both of those films were released in December of 2001), and seeing Spirited Away...the week before it came out on DVD. That's Auburn for you...always a little bit late to the party.