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The first official trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has finally debuted officially, giving us all our first big glimpse of just what is in store for us from the most anticipated film of next summer. With all of this certainty now coming to us, it’s hard to imagine how little we knew about this movie a year ago. Plenty of false stories popped up all over the Internet on a regular basis and it was often hard to differentiate where the facts started and the rumours ended.
To celebrate (or chuckle at, I guess) some of the craziness we have heard in the past year, here’s a look at some of the most ridiculous ones that people had to offer. If you came across anything more ludicrous than these ten, do let us know in the comments below…
10. Superman Logo in First The Dark Knight Rises Poster
The Rumour: Back in July, »
- Trevor Gentry-Birnbaum
We caught the opening six minutes of The Dark Knight Rises. Here’s what we thought of them…
Warning: for anyone who wants to watch The Dark Knight Rises’ prologue without foreknowledge, the following contains mild spoilers.
Directing a blockbuster movie, I suspect, is a bit like pulling off an intricate conjuring trick. Having won the crowd with one remarkable feat, you’re faced with the difficult task of dreaming up something even more spectacular stunt to follow it.
The Dark Knight opened with an audacious bank heist that provided a thrilling entrance for the film’s villain. How could Christopher Nolan possibly improve on that tautly directed introduction to the Joker and his showman-like brand of anarchy?
Robin Williams has been taking things reatively easy lately, following his heart surgery. He's currently out doing the rounds for George Miller's Happy Feet sequel however, in which he has two voice roles, and Williams has revealed to MovieHole that we may see him back on-screen in the flesh before long, in The Angriest Man In Brooklyn.Neither a sentimental kids film of the type for which Williams is justly famed, nor necessarily one of his occasional totally serious turns (Good Will Hunting, Insomnia, One Hour Photo), The Angriest Man involves a migraine-sufferer who learns he has an aggressive form of cancer and only about ninety minutes to live. Which, wow, that's seriously aggressive.The thrust of the story then, is what our hero choses to do with that hour-and-a-half. Scope for a sentimental drama along the emotional lines of a What Dreams May Come or a Patch Adams then, »
 From the earliest installments of his "[the films of]" project, I've noticed /Film commenters wondering if and when Kees van Dijkhuizen would get around to spotlighting Christopher Nolan. The British director inspires fervent devotion from movie geeks as few other filmmakers do, thanks to his wildly ambitious imagination, his masterful storytelling, and his eye for cool beauty, and van Dijkhuizen notes that he's received "hundreds, literally hundreds of requests" for a video showcasing Nolan's unique style. Now, for the eleventh installment of his yearlong, twelve-part montage series, van Dijkhuizen has finally released "[the films of] Christopher Nolan," with a sleek stylishness that serves fitting tribute to the Dark Knight director. Watch the video after the jump. Here's van Dijkhuizen in his own words on what he loves about Nolan: Christopher Nolan's films have kept anyone of us on the edge of their seat. Every film is filled with secrets, surprises, twists and turns, and only »
- Angie Han
To coincide with their latest LoveFilm voucher deal, Most Wanted are putting together a collaborative piece designed to help keep their readers entertained during the dark winter nights. As such, they’ve invited a number of film bloggers to come up with their ideal movie marathons, each featuring three films from the same director, and for my pick I’ve decided to go with one of the finest filmmaking talents working today – Christopher Nolan. But, how do you choose three standouts from a man who’s yet to make a bad film? Well read on and I'll tell you my selection...
Although he made his feature debut in 1998 with the self-financed neo-noir Following, it wasn’t until 2000 that Christopher Nolan burst onto the scene with Memento, a psychological thriller about a man (Guy Pearce) whose efforts to avenge the rape and murder of his wife are hindered by severe short-term memory loss. »
Robin Williams talks playing bad guys, doing accents, his return to stand-up, voicing animation, and why he no longer plays multiplayer Call Of Duty online…
Reading a Robin Williams interview is like trying to listen to a Hendrix tune by staring at the guitar tab: so much of the good stuff gets lost in translation. He doesn’t so much answer questions as improvise a stand-up set around them, springing into voices and one-liners with the lightest of prompting.
Williams speaks fast, and laughs often. When he’s being himself - though how can you tell? - his vocabulary is full of “like, dude” and “big time” surf-speak. He nimbly evades anything getting serious by driving his answers full steam into entertaining anecdotes or gags.
In a 15-minute round table chat, he did at least 15 different voices (one per minute, though it felt like more) and cracked jokes I’m »
We all know the importance of the director, they are the heart and soul of a film (in layman terms… we don’t want to go into the auteur theory here) and few have careers that flourish decade after decade, yet the Spielberg’s and the Scorsese’s are still going strong.
The future of cinema is folly to guess, but below are a list of ten of the best visionaries in the industry from the past eleven years, filmmakers I hope go on to define the 21st century. I’ve decided to look back on the last decade, and moving forward into the current, to see what filmmakers have made the greatest impressions and gone on to take the world by storm, with the future of cinema in the back of my mind.
Here’s a look at what new talent I think has grown and will flourish from »
- Adam Lock
Lionsgate and Alcon Entertainment (The Blind Side, Dolphin Tale, The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants) have agreed to co-finance the Lionsgate feature What To Expect When You’Re Expecting. The two companies will be equally sharing the production and marketing costs on the film. The announcement was made jointly by Lionsgate’s Co-coo and Motion Picture Group President, Joe Drake, with Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, the Co-Founders and Co-ceo’s of Alcon Entertainment. What To Expect When You’Re Expecting is scheduled for release on May 11, 2012.
The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Sean Kisker, Evp of Strategic Planning and Operations for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, and Wendy Jaffe, Evp Business & Legal Affairs for Acquisitions, and for Alcon by Scott Parish, the company’s COO/CFO and Alcon’s outside counsel Nigel Pearson and Michael Rosner of Loeb and Loeb.
What To Expect When You’Re Expecting will »
- Michelle McCue
For all the love that Christopher Nolan's Batman movies get, the one piece that continually receives nitpicking from fans is the beyond-raspy voice Christian Bale uses to mask his own and protect Bruce Wayne's identity. The voice has its moments of working well for the character, but other times it skews into ridiculousness. ("I'm Not Wearing Hockey Pads!!!" comes to mind.)
College Humor has done us all the favor of getting to the bottom of just where Batman got his voice from. It took a number of run-throughs, but once he got it, it stuck.
The sketch gives a different look at the scene from "Batman Begins" when the Dark Knight takes Flass for a ride. He tries out a few different voices, including one inspired by bat sonar, Al Pacino and a British accent.
What's your favorite voice? I have to give my nod to the John Malkovich Batman. »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
It came from a throwaway comment made by a friend after the release of Inception (2010) last year: “Nolan’s like a modern-day Hitchcock”. Really? I probably scoffed at the time. Alfred Hitchcock’s name has to be whispered in the kind of hushed, awe-filled tones that a child uses to talk about Santa. Has Nolan already built up that level of admiration? Well, like the chubby, bearded man in red, he does come bearing gifts this Christmas. Has there ever been more anticipation around a trailer – a sneak 6 minute prologue/trailer to be screened at IMAX cinemas before MI4 this December?
Born in London, Christopher Nolan began at the very bottom of the filmmaking ladder. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, he plodded around for years producing corporate videos while working on the script to his first feature film – Following (1998). He shot it over the course of a »
- Robert Munro
Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch. This week we offer alternatives to Tower Heist, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and The Son of No One.
Christmas comes early when your favorite stoners return to theaters to do box office battle with Brett Ratner’s latest wanna-be blockbuster and an indie thriller with as much angst and star power.
Craving some crazy action-comedy?
Delhi Belly (2011) This blisteringly funny feature is like Guy Ritchie by way of Bollywood. But don’t fret those-who-fear-subtitles. Most of this flick is in English. Tashi, Nitin and Arup are three roommates who haven’t quite figured out adulthood. They »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the fifth of a five part feature (read parts one, two, three and four)...
“Maybe the title of Space Cowboys  is a bit misleading because it is mostly about the pioneers of space,” stated Clint Eastwood when discussing the story about four former test pilots from the 1950s who decades later get an opportunity to go into outer space. “We were not really cowboys, but these men who did all the pioneering in the 1950s were going to the frontier of space in planes they were not sure could make it. They were being rocketed along on the ground faster than the speed of sound to see if the human body could take it, so I would say that the film is something of a homage to those gentlemen.” The action thriller with a production budget of $65 million stars Clint Eastwood, »
Academy Award® Winner for Best Original Screenplay!
.Dead Poets Society. Graduates To Blu-ray., January 17, 2012
Academy Award winner Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor, Good Will Hunting, 1997) delivers one of his most memorable performances in Dead Poets Society . digitally restored and presented for the first time ever in breathtaking Blu-rayTM High Definition.
For generations, Welton Academy students have been groomed to live lives of conformity and tradition . until new professor John Keating inspires them to think for themselves, live life to the fullest and .Carpe Diem.. This unconventional approach awakens the spirits of the students, but draws the wrath of a disapproving faculty when an unexpected tragedy strikes the school. With unforgettable characters and beautiful cinematography, Dead Poets Society will captivate and inspire you time and time again..
- Melissa Howland
Source: /Film Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is a British-American film director, screenwriter and producer. He received serious notice after his second feature Memento (2000), which he wrote and directed based on a story idea by his brother, Jonathan Nolan. Jonathan collaborated with him on later scripts, including the Batman series and The Prestige. He also collaborated with Wally Pfister, who would photograph all his subsequent films. Next he directed the Hillary Seitz written Insomnia (2002), and then pitched an idea for a reboot of the Batman film franchise to Warner Brothers, eventually making a successful trilogy. Inception (2010) was an original screenplay by Nolan, a heist film set in the world of "shared dreaming". Nolan co-founded Syncopy Films with his wife, Emma Thomas, and they have produced all his films since The Prestige (2006). Nolan has also worked with screenwriter David S. Goyer, film editor Lee Smith, composers David »
Cusack is playing Hansen, regarded in the community as a respected family man. In the span of 12 years, he abducted more than 24 women, flew them into the Alaskan wilderness, and hunted and murdered them. Hudgens will play the one teenage victim who escaped. When she returned to tell her story, nobody believed her. Cage will play the Alaskan State Trooper who finds her on the street. Together they work to bring Hansen to justice.
Memorably scripted by Oliver Stone and boasting a fine yet often overlooked ensemble cast, Scarface is a big movie in every sense. But what happened to the key players, both in front of and behind the camera, once the fake gunfire faded and the theatrical blood was washed away? Join us as we find out.
With a veritable catalogue of iconic performances to his name, it’d be hard to argue against the fact that Al Pacino is the finest – and most consistent – American actor to ever grace the silver screen.
From his first, small part in the 1969 independent movie, Me Natalie, through to his performance in the upcoming biopic of Phil Spector, Pacino’s career has always been eye-catching.
However, it was his appearance in the 1971 movie The Panic In Needle Park that properly kick-started his film-career. A bleak, verité style film, The Panic In Needle Park told the story of Bobby (Pacino) a hustling, drug addict in early 70s New York and his doomed relationship with fellow junkie, Helen (Kitty Winn).
An art house hit, The Panic in Needle Park »
As Pacino explains at the beginning of the trailer as Pacino attempts to director and act in a play, documentary and film all at the same time. The film looks to examine the mind of playwrite, Oscar Wilde through his play; Salome, while also retracing the writer’s steps.
Here is the Wiki synopsis of the play;
The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of thetetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather’s dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils.
The film will premier at Venice Int’l Film Festival which began today. »
- Paul Koren
Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney have been really great collaborators, as director-actor alone we have the likes of the enjoyable Ocean's Eleven, the effortlessly cool Out of Sight and the underrated Solaris remake. And as producing partners they've brought many diverse and fascinating projects to fruition: A Scanner Darkly, Far From Heaven and Insomnia to name a few. With Soderbergh reporting he will be bowing out of the directing game, there was one more space for the two to unite again with Clooney being directed by Soderbergh one last time. It is not, however, to be.
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- Will Chadwick
I have to kick this off with a bit of introduction. This post comes to you from the guys at cinematicmethod.com. They run a podcast that is rather unique, and it's one that I've taken to quickly. Instead of a movie podcast, theirs is a movie trailer podcast. They give you their rundown on the trailers of the films that are about to come out, and let you know whether or not you should see it based on what they can glean from the trailer itself.
They also give their predictions on what the rottentomatoes.com rating of the film will turn out to be.
I should really say that I'm not a podcast guy. I know they have taken over, and people subscribe to tons of them, but very few of them do anything for me. There are those I listen to occasionally, and a select group that I listen to more frequently, »
- Marc Eastman
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