Wes Anderson + Dogs + Bryan Cranston + Jeff Goldblum + Bill Murray = Isle Of Dogs
So, absolutely love Wes Anderson movies. Can't go wrong with the color schemes, artistic layouts, plot, dry humor and the cast he rolls out for each one. I'd probably wield The Life Aquatic as my number one, maybe Fantastic Mr. Fox as number two but really we're splitting hairs when it boils down to ranking each one.
However, this one here, Isle Of Dogs, is running on all cylinders. First off, a movie about dogs - my ears are already perked up.
Next, stop motion. CGI can go eff itself, I want classic two-dimensional cartoon format or you go the whole nine yards by surgically moving a piece of clay or whatever medium shot by shot. There's a reason Gumby was kick ass.
Third, look at this damn fine cast:
You got Walter White, Keystone Statement favorite Dr. Ian Malcolm, the other Mr. White, Steve Zissou himself, Ray Donovan, the late F. Murray Abraham, the Girl With The Pearl Earring and even the lady who broke up The Beatles. How much more of an eclectic mix could you get?
Plus, we don't even know what the soundtrack is yet. Wes has done Bowie (The Life Aquatic), The Kinks (The Darjeeling Limited) and The Beach Boys (Fantastic Mr. Fox).
I cannot wait for this film.