Are foxes the new owls?
Every year, I have an unspoken tradition to go see a movie and have dinner with The Gang. This cycle began with the Harry Potter movies, which always seemed to come out near to my birth date (16 November.) Last year, no Harry Potter, so the gals and I went instead to the premier of Twilight. We all enjoyed for the mere novelty of being in a theater full of screaming pre- and teens (no, really) but the movie didn't quite live up to what was expected of it given the occasion.
THIS year, oh boy, am I excited because the new (and first animated) Wes Anderson movie is opening on November 13 -- The Fantastic Mr. Fox. From the trailers, cast list (Murray, Clooney, Streep, Wilson, Schwartzman, Dafoe,) and soundtrack titles (Jarvis Cocker from PULP--!--did I ever mention how much I loooove his voice?!?), this one will be a knockout dragdown success.
As a Roald Dahl fan, I also love the little production details, like how "the armchair configuration Mr. Fox has (with a board propped up over knees and across the arms of the chair) is a nicely done homage to Roald Dahl’s own method." Autumn just might be the perfect time to dig out my "The Best of Roald Dahl."