I couldn’t help but note that the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel suggests that the movie will be in the old 1.37 “Academy” ratio (instead of the regular widescreen formats), and that reminded me of this informative video I watched a few months ago about the history of film aspect ratios. It’s pretty long (18 minutes), but a really interesting watch if you’re a movie geek.
If you’re feeling a bit worn out by all the superheroes, guns and explosions that Hollywood has been bombarding us with for the last two+ months, I’d highly recommend checking out The Way, Way Back. It’s got laughs, tears, a warm heart and a great cast. In other words, it’s got pretty much everything that all those other movies at your local movie theater don’t.