To be fair, “Interstellar” is a total original and the film’s state-of-the-art below-the-line-work is guaranteed to be a talking point during awards season, but voters’ memories of Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fier present both a big advantage and a challenge for Nolan’s film, which opens Nov. 7.
Last year, “Gravity” went on to earn a total of seven Oscars, including best director, and nearly swept the tech categories, and was also nominated for best picture. It’s also a reminder that a VFX action movie set in outer space can be serious, emotional and substantial.
And of course, there’s the $700 million at the box office. “Gravity,” like Nolan’s last three movies, was a commercial hit and »
- Tim Gray
Check out my video review of the much-anticipated latest film from director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy, Memento), starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine, among quite a number of other terrific actors. The film follows the riveting saga of an astronaut charged with leaving behind his beloved family as he goes searching outer space for the future home of the entire human race.
Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan wrote the screenplay, with effects by Double Negative (which won an Oscar for its work on Nolan’s Inception) and cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema (Her, the next James Bond film). Interstellar was produced Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst and Emma Thomas. It is being distributed by Paramount, Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures.
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- Pete Hammond
WaterTower Music today announced the November 18 release of Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, with music by renowned composer Hans Zimmer, whose career has earned him Grammy, Golden Globe, Classical Brit, Academy, Tony, and American Music Awards.
The soundtrack will be available in three configurations: a Star Wheel Constellation Chart Digipak, a deluxe digital-only version, and an Illuminated Star Projection Edition with bonus content (coming later this year).
Interstellar, from Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, pairs the creative forces of Hans Zimmer and esteemed director Christopher Nolan, who collaborated previously on The Dark Knight film trilogy and Inception.
“Chris wanted us to push the limits,” offers Zimmer. “Every conversation was about pushing boundaries and exploring new territories. This movie virtually dictates that you put everything on the line and keep the laboratory doors wide open and experiment to the very end. It tested our limits: the limits of what musicians are capable of, »
- Michelle McCue
The "Interstellar" embargo has officially lifted (our review is here), so with the addition of composer Hans Zimmer, where are we now in the race for Best Original Score Oscar? He's been nominated nine times, last in 2011 for his infamous (some say snubbed) supply of braaaams for Christopher Nolan's "Inception." But Zimmer has not won since 1995, for "The Lion King." What gives? Zimmer, now a Hollywood Music in Media nominee, is on track as a likely contender this year for his organ-heavy "Interstellar" score. (Paramount opens "Interstellar" next week, with the soundtrack rolling out via WaterTower on November 18.) Several experts at GoldDerby have tapped Zimmer to win the prize. The "12 Years a Slave" composer was snubbed for the nomination last year (did the score too closely resemble his 1999 nominated work for Malick's "The Thin Red Line"?). ("Interstellar" is one of four eligible Zimmer scores »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Christopher Nolan has been hailed as a genuine original, but no one with such a transparent affection for (or reliance on) genre can get by without wearing their influences on their sleeve. “Interstellar” (read our review) has been feverishly anticipated by Nolan diehards and casual fans for years, and the veil of secrecy under which the filmmaker works has only created more hype. Early versions of the script from a time when Steven Spielberg was attached to direct had revealed a plot involving space travel through wormholes, but most of the particulars were kept under wraps, and the rest were rendered moot as soon as Nolan stepped in and began making the film his own from the ground up. *Mild spoiler* warning: article includes basic information about the premise of the film. Now that we’ve finally seen "Interstellar," part of the fun is in seeing how it arrived in its finished form. »
- David Ehrlich
“I said, ‘I am going to give you an envelope with a letter in it. One page. It’s going to tell you the fable at the center of the story. You work for one day, then play me what you have written.’ He was up for it," That's what Christopher Nolan told EW about the challenge he gave composer Hans Zimmer for "Interstellar" when he hired him before a script was ready. "And it was perfect. He gave me the heart of the movie.” And with reviews now rolling in for Nolan's film (read ours right here), awards prognostication site Gold Derby predicts that Zimmer's work on the movie will win him an Oscar for Best Score. We'll see, but certainly Zimmer's work on Nolan's films has been among his most memorable, and "Interstellar" is one we're keen to check out, even if James Rocchi called it "all bombast and blunders. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It's Tuesday and we've got some news topics to discuss from the official title for Fast & Furious 7 (yeah, it's major news), Warner Bros. is searching for a female director for Wonder Woman, Laremy tries to think of a horror movie he likes, incivility at the movies, Disney's new short film Feast, your questions, new DVDs and Blu-rays and a few games before we send you out of here. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. »
- Brad Brevet
For fans of The Caped Crusader, Bruce Wayne’s trusty vehicular companion is an indelible staple within any incarnation of Batman. It’s also one that attracts a lot of attention precisely because, with each passing iteration, the Batmobile is carefully refined to better suit the world it inhabits — be it the gothic-inspired take with Tim Burton’s movie or the brute force of Christopher Nolan’s Tumbler. It is, for all intents and purposes, a character in its own right.
So, with Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice looming on the horizon, fans are understandably tripping over themselves to learn more about the latest model. We’ve seen on-set images and photos that take us up close and personal with the formidable, heavily-armed goliath, but according to sources close to Batman News, the Batmobile we know isn’t the only vehicle in Mr. Wayne’s garage. »
- Michael Briers
While spectacle is easy to come by on the marquees these days, as blockbuster sequels and redoes each try to one up each other, we are seldom treated to something that is new and truly special. With imagination, ambition, heart and quite frankly a big pair of balls, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar positions itself to be just that.In the near future, humanity finds itself on the brink of extinction as its crops begin to die out. Cooper, a former pilot, lives with his two children and father-on-law on a farm. By chance, he stumbles on coordinates that lead him to a group of people intending to save the human race. They ask him to man a flight through a mysterious wormhole, in search of a new,...
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Now that most of Hollywood's Oscar prognosticators have seen "Interstellar," they predict it will win five Academy Awards: Best Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects and Musical Score, according to the latest forecast at GoldDerby. They also foresee nominations for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography and Production Design. -Break- "Interstellar" is within striking distance (ranked sixth) of earning bids in two more races: Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain) and Original Screenplay. It remains ranked in seventh place in the experts' Best Picture predictions compared to one week ago. Its odds have dropped a bit – now at 14 to 1 instead of 12 to 1 – but Christopher Nolan retains the same odds in the directors' category (14 to 1). None of Gold Derby's 23 experts predicts "Interstellar" can win Best Picture. "Boyhood" (21 to 10 odds) remains out front with the backing of 12 p »
The man behind "Batman Begins" and "Inception" has done it again – Christopher Nolan’s "Interstellar" is one wild, emotionally-charged ride. The sci-fi flick takes place in the not-so-distant future and tells the story of a Dust Bowl-like environment resulting from mankind's relentless consumption and pollution – a seemingly grim social commentary on the effects of human waste. But all hope is not lost. "Interstellar" really begins when the now-underground Nasa organization decides that we must relocate earth's 6 billion plus population to another universe. Through a series of supernatural-like events, Matthew McConaughey (Cooper) is chosen to "save the world." The task is not a simple one – Cooper, a former pilot, must embark on one of the most dangerous, uncertain journeys through space with just a small group of explorers by his side. He’s also faced with the difficult decision of leaving his loved ones behind to save the nearly-extinct human race. »
- tooFab Staff
Christopher Nolan will visit India in December to address the big annual cultural festival organized by the students of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. The announcement was made via a post on the Facebook page of Iit's Mood Indigo event, which is billed as one of Asia's largest cultural festivals. Details, such as any specific topics Nolan may discuss, weren't immediately disclosed. Read more Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' May Not Be the Awards Juggernaut Everyone Expected The 44th edition of the festival will run Dec. 26-29. Nolan has been confirmed as a speaker for the festival's literary event
- Nyay Bhushan
Matthew McConaughey stars in the movie alongside Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Mackenzie Foy, which is based on scientific theories from physicist Kip Thorne and a screenplay penned by Christopher and his brother Jonathan.
Digital Spy rounds up the critical reactions to the highly-anticipated film from across the media.
Emma Dibdin - Digital Spy
"After a muted initial hour, Interstellar delivers visually spectacular and exhilarating action once it gets out into deep space, with Hans Zimmer's organ-heavy score soaring alongside other moments of perfect silence. Nolan has described the film as a mirror image of Inception, and the comparison certainly comes to mind during a climactic set piece on a snowy planet, the emotional stakes heightened here by a small-but-pivotal turn from Matt Damon.
"Interstellar is a spine-tingling blend of brains and heart, »
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- Movie Geeks
It's time to travel deep into Interstellar with director Christopher Nolan and his stars. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain joined Nolan for an exclusive Interstellar discussion, which is now available to watch in full. See more 'Interstellar': Inside THR's Discussion With Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey In the video above, Nolan and his stars recount the costume malfunction that nearly resulted in Hathaway getting hypothermia, relive the mysterious first meeting between Nolan and McConaughey, and explain the film's stunning visuals. Read more 'Interstellar's' Christopher Nolan, Stars Gather to Reveal Secrets of the Year's Most Mysterious Film The discussion —
- THR staff
The It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia crew is headed to outer space, and it's safe to say the visit is not going to end well. The teaser trailer for the Fxx series' upcoming 10th season involves the show's characters donning space suits and helmets in a nod to such space exploration films as Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated Interstellar. Read more Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' May Not Be the Awards Juggernaut Everyone Expected However, given that this is the Paddy's Pub folks we're talking about, this mission has clearly not been properly thought out. "Philadelphia, we have a problem," one
- Ryan Gajewski
Christopher Nolan‘s “Interstellar” has begun screening, and the Oscar race has changed. But only slightly. See photos: Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Loss Inspires #PoorLeo Memes (Photos) Part outer space adventure and part emotional family story, “Interstellar” is a big, extravagant film that will clean up when it comes to below-the-line nominations, and a touching movie that could figure into the Oscar acting races. But it isn't the one thing that this year's race has been missing: a frontrunner. Also read: ‘Interstellar’ Review: Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi Epic Launches Perfectly, Crumbles Upon Landing (Video) Before the Oscar race semi-officially kicked off with the Venice, »
- Steve Pond
We’re thinking about sci-fi as all the reviews hit for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar; meanwhile here’s the trailer for an independent film that also deals with mankind looking to the stars when situations go bad on Earth. In The Last Scout the situation on Earth is far more dire, leading a ship that contains essentially the remnants […]
The post ‘The Last Scout’ Trailer: The Last of Mankind Seeks a New Home appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
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- Peter Sciretta
Anne Hathaway was more than ready to go to infinity and beyond. "When I stepped on the set, I geeked out," she says of her first day shooting Interstellar, the much-anticipated space travel thriller from Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan. "And when I put on the space suit, I freaked out!" Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey play astronauts trying to find a new planet to house the citizens of Earth, which has been ravaged by famine. With wormholes, black holes and even Einstein's theory of relativity figuring into the epic plot, "the nerdery was out of control on this movie," Hathaway »
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