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Putting Christopher Nolan on the map after his debut feature Following, his 2000 Oscar-nominated drama Memento was an immediately well-received, inventive feat of nonlinear storytelling with an emotional center to back it up. 15 years later, and still remaining perhaps his most impressive feature, it holds up wonderfully, so, of course, Hollywood is planning to remake it.
Announced today, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi‘s Ambi Pictures — the same group that threatened a remake of the Federico Fellini classic La Dolce Vita — are set to finance and produce the remake, although no talent has yet to be attached, THR reports. The problems began this past September when the company acquired the rights to the film, along with a library of 400 others from Exclusive Media Group, who also own Donnie Darko, End of Watch, Sliding Doors, The Way Back, Rush, The Ides of March, and Cruel Intentions. Memento looks to be one of »
- Leonard Pearce
Few other fictional cities have entered the consciousness of the public mind like Gotham City, Batman’s dark and dreary crime-scape. While big screen treatments tend to represent it more or less as New York City, 70 years of comics have shown a number of interpretations of Gotham, some of which reflect contemporaneous anxieties. Read More: Watch: Explore The Cinematic Evolution Of Batman Here to help us understand that nuanced evolution of the Bat’s hometown is The Nerdwriter's new video “The Evolution Of Batman’s Gotham City.” Following the comics and adaptations, the 7-minute video essay traces Batman’s mean streets through many incarnations, from the hellish to the silly, from the comic to the “dark-deco,” and ultimately, to Christopher Nolan’s ultra-realist take. Nolan shows just how fragile order and society are. The video is an intriguing look at the malleable space of a fictional world over the course of 70 years. »
- Gary Garrison
Realism is a term attributed quite often in cinema, beginning with neorealism in post-war Italy, and finding its way to France in the form of the New Wave and India in the Parallel Cinema movement. In American cinema, indies are prominent these days, with a film festival around every corner and top tier actors and actresses seeking smaller, more intimate roles that offer their own sense of immediacy. Read More: The 10 Best Performances In The Films Of Christopher Nolan This skillfully put together video essay by Trevor Ball explores the “cinematic realism” of director Christopher Nolan and cinematographer Wally Pfister. The duo have worked on almost all of Nolan’s films (with the exceptions of his first, “Following” and his latest “Interstellar”) and together they’ve created their own universes –– these ever-changing realities chock full of superheroes, supervillains, the criminally insane, and the dastardly mischievous. Nolan and Pfister incorporate a wide range. »
- Samantha Vacca
The new James Bond film, Spectre, leaves lots of questions behind. We try and answer some of them here...
This article contains spoilers for lots of James Bond films, including Spectre.
The new James Bond movie will have been out for a week before we know just how well it's done at the box office, but based on the hype, the critical acclaim and the extended nine-day opening 'weekend' (including 60% of the whole UK box office take on Monday, despite only showing after 7pm), it's likely that Spectre will break records for this year.
The 24th instalment, and Daniel Craig's fourth outing as 007, comes on the heels of the billion dollar success of Skyfall, currently the highest-grossing film of all time at the UK box office and the highest-grossing British film of all time, full stop. With Sam Mendes back in the director's seat, the shadow »
There’s no denying that Batman is one of the most popular—arguably the most popular—comic book hero. The Nolan/Bale Batman trilogy was a financial and critical super hit. Naturally, the Bat is going to figure prominently in DC/Warner Bros plans for its shared universe. However, is he becoming too much of a crutch for the company as their plans move forward? Cinelinx looks at the movie version of Batman and whether he should be the dominate figure in the Dccu.
"The Bat Signal! DC needs me to save another film!"
It’s not unusual for a film studio to continue to rely on what’s worked in the past. That’s why we have so many sequels and remakes these days. DC/Warner Bros is using this tried-and-true philosophy in their cinematic universe by relying deeply on their heavy hitter, the Batman. Since they are mired »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
By autumn 1977, author Clive Cussler was the toast of the publishing world. Following a decade of writing and two moderately successful novels, his third book, Raise The Titanic! was a runaway bestseller. Its popularity was a contrast to Cussler's earlier books, which had earned him a relatively meagre $5,000. But those earlier adventures - The Mediterranean Caper and Iceberg - helped establish the daring hero Dirk Pitt, a practical, earthy hero designed as a counterpoint to the suave, refined James Bond.
For Raise The Titanic!, Cussler dreamed up a scenario in which Pitt headed up a multi-billion-dollar operation to find and recover the doomed luxury liner, which sank in 1912. Their goal: to recover a mysterious, incredibly rare substance called byzantium from the ship's belly - a »
There’s no shortage of superhero movies nowadays, but not all the comic book film ideas touted around in Hollywood end up getting made. Some superheroes just can’t catch a break when it comes to the big screen.
One of these is Green Arrow, aka Oliver Queen. Sure, he has his own TV show on The CW, but the emerald archer still hasn’t been in cinemas, or in any of the known plans for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros’ expansive upcoming movie slate. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Suicide Squad, Cyborg, The Flash and even Green Lantern all have movies in the works right now, but Oliver Queen is still out in the cold with only his goatee and his sleeveless hoodie to keep him warm.
This weekend is the New York Comic-Con, and while Marvel is expected to make their mark felt with the likes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, it’s become apparent that Warner Bros. are hoping to be the ones to steal the show. After revealing that Lex Luthor himself will be providing those who attend with free Wi-Fi, a huge display for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has been erected, which is sure to draw the attention of fans.
Following the release of a very cool video highlighting concept art from the movie, Batman V Superman photographer Clay Enos (who is responsible for all the official character images we’ve seen from both this movie and Suicide Squad) has Tweeted out a very neat shot of Ben Affleck suited up and ready for action as Gotham City’s Dark Knight.
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- Josh Wilding
Following the news that Emmy-winning sound editor Maciek Malish died Saturday in a bicycle accident, showunners from two series on which he worked paid tribute to their friend today. "We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of our friend and colleague Maciek Malish,” Jonathan Nolan of Westworld and Greg Plageman of Person Of Interest said in a joint statement. “Maciek was, first and foremost, a delightful and wise man, with a great sense of humor and grace… »
Writer-director Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros have a special relationship. Having made the self-funded short film Doodlebug in 1997, Nolan went on to make Following and Memento – both to critical acclaim, and both for smaller, independent companies. But, it was 2002’s Insomnia that set the filmmaker on a path to Warner Bros studios, leading to a multi-billion dollar superhero movie franchise, and the birth of a specifically designed DC cinematic and television universe. Just 13 years on from the release of that initial collaboration, Warner Bros has announced its intention to deliver Christopher Nolan’s next feature film, on July 21st 2017 – and the news of what that film will be is still top secret.
It’s an impressive marketing ploy – to begin to build interest in a film so far ahead of its release – and with such tight control on information, it is unlikely to result in the kind of advertising fatigue »
- Sarah Myles
We'd sign up for breaking news alerts on what Christopher Nolan had for breakfast each morning, so obviously we're two inches from the computer screen at the news that the "Interstellar" and "The Dark Knight" director has a new movie coming out ... on July 21, 2017. Mark your calendars now!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan is making his next movie for longtime studio partner Warner Bros. What's the movie about? Who'll be in it? No clue. It wouldn't be a Chris Nolan movie if we knew this far in advance. All we really need to know is that it's coming. And "Pitch Perfect 3" and Luc Besson's "Valerian" should know that it's coming on the same release date, which is also a week before the new "Spider-Man." Who will win that summer box office? We'll know two years from now, but not a moment sooner.
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- Gina Carbone
"The Master" and "Inherent Vice" helmer Paul Thomas Anderson has crafted "Junun," a 54 minute documentary about Anderson's regular musical collaborator Jonny Greenwood as he travels to India to record a record with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur.
The pair were hosted by the Maharaja of Jodhpur and the album was recorded in a 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort with a large number of famed musicians from the region.
"Junun" is slated to premiere at the New York Film Festival in October, but as for an eventual public release - no word on that as yet.
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- Garth Franklin
We're huge fans of animators Timothy and Stephen Quay around these parts. The filmmakers have been creating haunting stop motion films since the 80's. Their work, as curated by Christopher Nolan, is headed on tour and presented in 35mm film. Films being presented include Absentia (2000), The Comb (1991) and Streets of Crocodiles (1986),
Following a New York run, The Quay Brothers in 35mm will travel to 10 cities including Dallas (Alamo Drafthouse Richardson, 9/3-7), Los Angeles (Cinefamily, 9/4-10 with appearances by Nolan), Houston (Museum of Fine Arts, 9/12-13), Austin (Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, 9/17), Cleveland (Cleveland Cinematheque, 9/24-27), Boston (Brat [Continued ...] »
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this magnificent Monday? Batman attacks the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, fans can watch what Ant-Man would have looked like with Werner Herzog directing and a breakdown of everything that went wrong with the new Fantastic Four reboot. We also have a wonderful mashup of Game of Thrones and Parks and Recreation. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
What Went Wrong With Fantastic Four?
Mr. Sunday Movies is back with a new video where he explains what went wrong with 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four, which only earned $26.2 million at the box office this weekend and suffered from overwhelmingly negative reviews. This eight-minute video sifts through rumors and news »
It's no secret that Heath Ledger completely immersed himself in playing The Joker for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight - in fact some believe he may have taken things too far, resulting in drug abuse and depression which ultimately led to his death. We'll probably never know if that was the case, but the following clip from the Heath Ledger: Too Young To Die documentary does at least seem to prove that he may have been taking his research for the role to some unhealthy places. Following various writing excerpts and images of the likes of Alex from A Clockwork Orange, the final page of his diary reveals the words "bye bye". A portent of the tragedy to come, perhaps? He only lived to be 28 years old. The news of Heath Ledger's death spread like wildfire. The first major Hollywood star to have died so young in »
James Holmes: 'The Dark Knight Rises' shooter 'The Dark Knight Rises' mass shooter James Holmes gets life in prison James Holmes, the man who killed 12 people and injured 70 others at a July 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, in the Greater Denver area, has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Some had been expecting that Holmes would get the death penalty. According to Mother Jones, the jury deliberated for less than seven hours. The Aurora tragedy is one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. As of Feb. '15, pre-trial expenses in the case against James Holmes cost state taxpayers $5.5 million. The trial itself was expected to cost several million dollars more. Following the verdict, Colorado Democratic Rep. Jovan Melton tweeted about the jury's decision and the death penalty in his state: Today's verdict proves again that the Death Penalty is arbitrary. »
- Zac Gille
An auteur of nine ambitious and distinct films, Christopher Nolan is a filmmaker of singular vision as this new video tribute highlights. Featuring clips from his first film "Following," juxtaposed with some memorable scenes from Nolan’s "The Dark Knight" trilogy, and revisiting the ambitious and unforgettable "Memento" (also my personal favorite). Of course, there are just-as-honorable mentions for "The Prestige" (winner of the best cameo ever award, with David Bowie as Nikola Tesla), "Insomnia," the unforgettably pulsating "Inception" and his most recent love affair with outer space, "Interstellar." Read More: Christopher Nolan Talks "Bleak Future" Of Cinema & How Studios Will "Relearn" The Value Of The Theatrical Experience This intricate and expeditious mashup was created by Nikita Malko. These memorable scenes and moments like Michael Caine reading Dylan Thomas; »
- Samantha Vacca
The next Christopher Nolan film has been announced - but it's very different from the blockbusters we're used to seeing from him.
Titled Quay, the documentary centres on Stephen and Timothy Quay, as viewers will get an insight into the "inner workings of the brothers' studio".
If there’s a reason Miguel Branco’s Christopher Nolan supercut strikes you as epic, it’s because that’s exactly what most of the British filmmaker’s movies are. Ambitious in terms of scope, concept, and often runtime, Christopher Nolan’s films have grossed well over $4 billion worldwide, and Branco pays modest and genuine tribute to the visionary writer-director in his not quite three-and-a-half-minute video. The 206-second supercut spans the world, as well as dreamt worlds, and the galaxies. It witnesses the rise and fall of heroes and their villains. And it features gorgeous music from Hans Zimmer, including “A Watchful Guardian” from “The Dark Knight,” which he wrote with James Newton Howard. Of course, for those whose first introduction to Nolan came in the form of either a “Dark Knight” film, “Inception,” or “Interstellar,” it’s forgivable to forget the helmer’s first features were more humble. “Following »
- Zach Hollwedel
Following Joel Schumacher’s 1997 franchise killer Batman & Robin, Warner Bros. launched several attempts to reboot the Dark Knight prior to Christopher Nolan’s successful resurrection of the series with Batman Begins.
In August 2000, while Darren Aronofsky and Frank Miller were devloping an adaptation of Miller’s Batman: Year One, the studio enlisted director Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) to work alongside Paul Dini and Alan Burnett on a live-action adaptation of the animated series Batman Beyond, and now Yakin has shared some details on the ultimately aborted project during an interview with IGN.
“I had just made Remember the Titans and my inclination is to always go off a trend: make an independent film after I make a studio film. I spoke to my agent, and he said, ‘I think you need to do another studio movie before you do that.’ I was just basically like, ‘Well, if I’m »
- Gary Collinson
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