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'Catwoman' Covers "Elle"

15 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ images, plus footage of 'Catwoman' actress Anne Hathaway in the November 2014 issue of "Elle" (UK) magazine:

Following several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series "Get Real". She came to prominence after playing 'Mia Thermopolis' in the Disney film "The Princess Diaries" (2001) and in its 2004 sequel.

Since then, Hathaway has starred in dramatic films including "Havoc" and "Brokeback Mountain" (2005). She starred in "The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and "Becoming Jane" (2007).

In 2008, she won several awards for her performance in "Rachel Getting Married", also earning an Academy Award nomination for 'Best Actress'. In 2010, she starred in the box office hits "Valentine's Day", "Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland", and "Love and Other Drugs", winning an Emmy Award for her voice-over performance on "The Simpsons".

In 2011, Hathaway had a voice role in the animated film "Rio", followed by her performance as 'Selina Kyle', aka 'Catwoman' in "The Dark Knight Rises »

- Michael Stevens

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Thn Turns 11! A Look Back At Our Favourite Films – Dredd (2012)

24 November 2014 4:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

As with many of the best film discoveries in my life, I went in to see Dredd with low expectations. I’d been invited and figured I might as well go, but the idea of another cinematic crack at the Judge? The scaled-down, rubbery-looking costumes and the prospect of an eyeball-squeezing 3D presentation weren’t enough to attract my interest. Once the lights went down, that all changed. I found myself sealed into a greasy and violent world that lives on in my scorched brainpan to this day. It may not be the greatest movie ever made, but of its type Dredd is a minor classic, evoking the spirit of the book in a way Stallone couldn’t manage whilst building its own gritty, low budget vibe. Of everything I’ve seen at the pictures over the last decade or so, this is the one that surprised and inspired me more than any other. »

- Steve Palace

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Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

22 November 2014 3:44 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Starry Eyes’: The feel disturbed movie of the year

This film is at its very core a success story. A very demented, gory, horrifying and darkly comical success story – one with tinges of satanic cult horror wrapped in psychological terror. The plot follows a young aspiring actress, Sarah, as she is called back to audition for a horror film that is being produced by a mysterious production company that pushes her to her limits – a dark exchange for fame and fortune… click here to read the article. 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ is all prologue

In a previous review of the second instalment of The Hunger Games series for this website, I expressed some dismay that Catching Fire didn’t really have a conclusion to speak of, with its cliffhanger ending reminding me less of The Empire Strikes Back and more of The Matrix Reloaded orPirates of »

- Ricky

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Watch: 24-Minute 'Anatomy Of A Scene' Documentary On The Making Of Christopher Nolan's 'Memento'

20 November 2014 1:47 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

These days, Christopher Nolan is known for his big-budget, tentpole spectacles. “The Dark Knight” trilogy. “Inception.” "Interstellar.” But we can’t forget the director’s much smaller, more indie pedigree. While Nolan’s first film, “Following” didn’t do much business at all, it put him on the map, and he seized the opportunity with “Memento." Told “backwards,” the film stars Guy Pearce as Leonard, a man with no short-term memory on a quest to find his wife’s murderer. To keep track of the clues he unearths, he tattoos vital information on his body. The film bucked convention, jumping chronologically, alternating black and white with color, and depicting many scenes in reverse, so that audiences saw the end first, and then watched events unfold that led there. If you're a fan of the film, this Sundance Channel "Anatomy Of A Scene" documentary on the making of the movie is worth a watch. »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Christopher Nolan Confirms Interstellar’s Sound Was “Right For An Experimental Film”

17 November 2014 9:03 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following complaints from a handful of moviegoers, Christopher Nolan has broken his silence on the purported sound issues within his sci-fi opus Interstellar.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the esteemed director confirmed that the creative team made the conscious decision to mix the sound in a specific way in order to impose a sense of realism on the space-faring adventure.

“I don’t agree with the idea that you can only achieve clarity through dialogue,” he said. “Clarity of story, clarity of emotions – I try to achieve that in a very layered way using all the different things at my disposal… picture and sound.”

One scene in particular that seemed to draw the most criticism from moviegoers was the one in which Michael Caine is delivering an important message to Jessica Chastain’s Murph, with the soundtrack overpowering and even drowning out the crucial dialogue. But for Nolan, the ability »

- Michael Briers

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Beyond Space and Time: What’s Next for Christopher Nolan?

15 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gavin Logan on what’s next for Christopher Nolan

Last weekend saw the worldwide release of Christopher Nolan’s latest and perhaps one of his most widely anticipated movies to date Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey as a former Nasa pilot turned corn farmer who is tasked with helping to save the human race from extinction. Like most Nolan movies it was met with an explicit reaction and critical dissection from critics and fans alike. The one word that kept popping up in various reviews and opinion pieces was “ambitious”, and I can see why. It’s the perfect way to describe Interstellar.

This isn’t a review (you can read those here and here) so I won’t go into the laborious and intricate details of the movie or why it did or didn’t work for me but one thing is for sure, you can’t go any bigger »

- Gavin Logan

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What If Tars from 'Interstellar' Had a Real Career on the Big Screen?

14 November 2014 10:40 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Though there are plenty of people out there who have some discrepancies with Christopher Nolan's sci-fi drama Interstellar, one of the more unanimous points of praise has been for the block robot Tars and his colleague Case, both of which assist Matthew McConaughey on his mission to save the planet. The robots are fitted with incredible artificial intelligence which allows them to have a sense of humor and even a judge of how honest to be (though it's all regulated by the astronauts themselves). Well, Vulture liked the robots so much that they imagined what it might be like if Tars was a movie star, and it's great. Look now! Here are the posters for some of the biggest movies Tars has starred in before Interstellar: See a couple more of these faux movie posters starring Tars over at Vulture right here. Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Learn Science of 'Interstellar' in Discovery Channel's Special

14 November 2014 7:41 AM, PST | | See recent news »

If the science of Interstellar left you scratching your head and wanting to learn more about black holes, wormholes, relativity and more that was on display, then The Discovery Channel has just the remedy for you. They debuted an hour-long special (that's about 45 minutes without commercials) called "The Science of Interstellar," and it's easy for anyone to follow, even if you don't know anything about physics or space. It doesn't explain any of the plot holes people seem to have problems with, even though there are some out there that should just be forgiven based on the time travel material, but it's still a cool special, and it's all narrated by the film's leading man Matthew McConaughey. All right, all right, all right? Watch below! Here's The Discovery Channel special "The Science of Interstellar" from YouTube: Be sure to check out our spoiler-filled discussion about Interstellar right here too. Interstellar »

- Ethan Anderton

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Why Are Christopher Nolan’s Movies So Fun to Argue About?

13 November 2014 3:01 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

If Christopher Nolan is not the most popular, talented, influential or even interesting director working today, then he is certainly the most important.

The release of a Christopher Nolan movie, even one that “underperforms” at the box office like this week’s Interstellar, is by far the most fervently talked about work of art for several news cycles. Even in the face of constant barrages of Taylor Swift headlines, Nolan’s work is intensely debated and scrutinized in a way no other filmmaker receives for even one film, let alone all of them.

In fact, the wild, ranting, nitpick-y plot hole posts that were previously confined to IMDb message boards have this week migrated to real entertainment news sites. This one found 21 things that didn’t make sense about Interstellar, this one made objections to the science and plot on the whole, and this one found only 13. For whatever reason, »

- Brian Welk

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J.J. Abrams vs. Christopher Nolan: Which filmmaker does secrets better?

12 November 2014 2:23 PM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

If you went to see Interstellar this weekend, chances are you didn't know much about the movie beyond "Matthew McConaughey in space." That's intentional—Christopher Nolan is famously tight-lipped about his films, and the trailers that accompany them are pretty good about leaving large chunks of the plot untouched. This makes Nolan something of a unicorn: an Internet-Age blockbuster director who actively strives to preserve of the filmgoing experience as he can. But he's not alone in this, either—which probably makes him less of a unicorn. (Maybe he's more like a white antelope.)  J.J. Abrams, Hollywood's biggest sci-fi steward, »

- Joshua Rivera

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s “Review” Of ‘Interstellar’

10 November 2014 12:50 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Following his much talked about critical tweets on Gravity, astrophysicist/TV personality Neil DeGrasse Tyson has emerged as a top authority on big-budget Hollywood movies set in space. While he insists he is not a critic and doesn’t do movie reviews, DeGrasse gave Chris Nolan’s saga as thorough science examination as he did on Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity with a slew of tweets Sunday. Whether or not the participation of Caltech physics professor Kip Thorne as consultant and executive producer played a part, Interstellar got high marks from Tyson in the scientific accuracy department. (Or he may have been more measured in his response following the backlash to his criticism of Gravity.) Here are some of his tweets:

In #Interstellar: Experience Einstein’s Relativity of Time as no other feature film has shown.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 10, 2014

In #Interstellar: Experience Einstein's Curvature of Space as »

- Nellie Andreeva

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It’s Time To Stop Hating Anne Hathaway

10 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

I’ll admit I got sucked into the #Hathahate in late 2012 when Anne Hathaway was in the middle of an Oscar campaign for her heart-wrenching performance as Fantine in Les Misérables. From the moment the actress started racking up wins — she’s one of the few people to win an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics Choice for the same role — and making her way from one red carpet to the next TV interview, the haters started to hate, hate, hate. And it was contagious.

By the time Hathaway walked up to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to accept her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a pink Valentino gown with darts over her nipples — a dress she switched into at the last minute following media speculation that she didn’t want to wear a similar Alexander McQueen dress as then »

- Stacy Lambe

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Big Hero 6 Beats Out Interstellar To Top U.S. Box Office

10 November 2014 4:05 AM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Following outstanding reviews Disney’s Big Hero 6 has claimed the number one spot at the Us box office on its opening weekend; taking the lead over the hugely anticipated Christopher Nolan helmed Interstellar, which also opened in Us cinemas this week. On course to generate over $56 million of box office in just 3 days, Big Hero 6 is the latest success for Walt Disney Studios Animation following the phenomenal performance of last year’s Frozenwhich is the biggest animation of all time. Big Hero 6, inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name and featuring stand out comic-book style action, stars the adorable inflatable robot Baymax and hits Irish cinemas on January 30th 2015.  The film has received audience and critical acclaim with an A cinema score in the Us and glowing global reviews following its world premiere at the Tokyo Film Festival. 'Disney's most visually extravagant animation ever'- Robbie Collin, »

- (Tom White)

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9 incredible short films from Hollywood directors: Nolan, Spielberg, more

9 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Everybody has to start somewhere.

The best and most successful Hollywood directors might find themselves marshalling $200 million epics, but in their formative years big budgets weren't at their disposal and they had to make do only with a good idea and the drive to make it happen. Many filmmakers use shorts to test-run ideas and explore themes they'd circle back to down the line.

From Christopher Nolan to Steven Spielberg, we look at nine short films that helped kick-start careers behind the camera.

1. Christopher Nolan - Doodlebug (1997)

Even before he hit it big, Interstellar director Christopher Nolan was distorting reality with his film work.

Doodlebug - led by Nolan's Following star Jeremy Theobald - played out an intriguing narrative loop over a brisk three minutes as a man chased a 'bug' around his flat with a shoe. A year after he made this film, Nolan took his feature debut Following »

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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Deadpool, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and more

8 November 2014 5:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Big Hero 6, Deadpool, Cable, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Shazam, Catwoman, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Batman ’66 and more….

Idris Elba made a slip up this week when he revealed that he’d shot a scene as Heimdall alongside Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in Avengers: Age of Ultron, prompting director Joss Whedon to respond by stating that: “Um, should he receive an email from me, there might be an attitude of scold… When you have a cast of 19,000 people, inevitably, one every month you pick up [a story] and you’re like, ‘Awww.'” If rumours are to be believed, »

- Gary Collinson

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Ranking all 9 of Christopher Nolan's movies from worst to best

8 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ranking Christopher Nolan's filmography is a daunting task: the conspicuous absence of any genuinely bad movies means that you're grading on a much narrower scale than would be the case with many directors.

But with Interstellar released worldwide today (November 7), a film which sees Nolan with a new cinematographer and a newly emotional focus, the time felt right to look back on all nine of his features to date.

Below is our definitive* ranking of Nolan's movies from worst through to best. (*Not in any way definitive, so much as subjective and based on the opinion of this writer alone.)

9. Insomnia (2002)

It's easy to forget that Nolan directed Insomnia at all, and even easier to forget that it was his third film. It feels like the work of a director still in search of a voice, whereas in fact Nolan had made the spectacularly confident, tonally distinctive indie Memento two years prior, »

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Watch: Reach for the Stars with a Video Tribute to Cinema in Space

7 November 2014 3:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Now that Interstellar is in theaters all over the place, why not take a look at some of the big films that boldly went to space before. A video from Movie Clips uses the voiceover from Matthew McConaughey we've heard dozens of times in the trailer for Christopher Nolan's ambitious space epic, and mashes it up with footage from films like the influential 2001: A Space Odyssey, last year's Gravity, the iconic Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn (and some of the other franchise films), the true story of Apollo 13 and a few more. It's not all that inclusive of tons of sci-fi films, but it's still a pretty nicely edited piece of work. Watch! Here's Reach for the Stars: An Interstellar Space Travel Mash-Up from Movie Clips: For more on Interstellar, see fan-art posters, five new TV spots, third official trailer and the official website. Interstellar »

- Ethan Anderton

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Anne Hathaway would love to play Catwoman again in the DC movie universe

7 November 2014 2:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and a potential female-led Amazing Spider-Man spin-off on the horizon, it seems like we’re finally going to get a series of female superhero movies over the next few years, prompting IGN to ask Anne Hathaway if she’d have any interest in returning to her role as Selina Kyle from The Dark Knight Rises for a standalone Catwoman movie.

“I would be totally up for doing it, if Christopher Nolan was involved,” said Hathaway, whose latest film Interstellar reunites her with the director of The Dark Knight Trilogy. ““For me, the thing that made doing that part particularly fun was that she existed in his Gotham. Without him I don’t think it would be the same thing. But I also wonder about that part. If because she’s a thief, it’s not better to have her be a small part in a larger film. »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: Christopher Nolan Introduces His Debut Feature 'Following' at Rotterdam Film Festival

7 November 2014 9:20 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Before Christopher Nolan was known as the director that gave us The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, this weekend's new $165 million sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar or even Memento he was a young filmmaker with a debut feature called Following, which he wrote and directed and took to the Rotterdam Film Festival in 1999. Just below is a brief, 25-second look at a younger Nolan introducing his film, which would go on to win the fest's Tiger Award. It's not exactly a big piece of news, but it's a rare glimpse at a filmmaker that 15 years later would have two films in the top 20 at the all-time worldwide box office (The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight) and a last name alone that can put asses in the seats. yt id="mhkb4B_gD4U" width="500" yt id="RHRnYeZL5Pc" width="500" »

- Brad Brevet

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Directors' Trademarks: Christopher Nolan

5 November 2014 3:31 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

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At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. With the release of Interstellar this week, let’s examine the trademark style and calling signs of Christopher Nolan as director.

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Nolan knew he wanted to be a filmmaker from a young age. He attended college to pursue this goal and eventually became the president of the local film society. While in charge of the film society, he screened films and used the proceeds to make short films, which were well received by his peers and the faculty. After college, Nolan couldn’t find any work and decided to raise funds to create a feature length film by himself. The result of that effort was Following (1998), which won several awards at festivals and impressed critics. »

- (G.S. Perno)

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