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The first Interstellar clip has gone online. Director Christopher Nolan wrote the screenplay based on a previous draft by his brother, Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight), and the story finds a crew of astronauts led by Matthew McConaughey setting off into deep space in order to find a new planet that might be habitable. In this clip, McConaughey's character sits down with an ignorant and cynical school administrator, and proceeds to quietly play his trump card in explaining why space travel is in important. Hit the jump to check out the Interstellar clip. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bently, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, Bill Irwin, Timothee Chalamet, and Matt Damon. Interstellar opens on film in 70mm IMAX and 35mm on November 5th and everywhere else on November 7th. Here's the official synopsis for Interstellar »
- Matt Goldberg
Related Content: New Interstellar Poster Synopsis: Interstellar features a prestigious cast that includes Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike,” “Mud”), Academy Award® winner Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables,” “The Dark Knight Rises”), Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Tree of Life”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married,” TV’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) Academy Award® nominee John Lithgow (“Terms of Endearment,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (“The Last Picture Show,” “The Exorcist”), and Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy). Directed and »
It was "The Dark Knight" trilogy that launched Christopher Nolan into the stratosphere, giving him the kind of latitude, budgets and creative freedom most filmmakers don't get in the studio system. But it's clear he's done with dealing with men in tights. While he put his name on "Man Of Steel" as an executive producer, he won't be involved in the DC Comics films going forward, and as he tells Time Out Chicago, it's unlikely he'll go back to that world. "I think I had a great experience with the superhero genre and got to explore a lot of things, but it was a good decade of my life and I find it hard to imagine returning to it. But never say never," Nolan said. And while he humbly won't admit to raising the bar of the genre, Nolan says that was his goal in doing the Batman movies. "It's »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With 2014 being Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Comics is flooding every month with new titles for fans to scoop up. Arkham Manor is one of those books looking to give Dark Knight enthusiasts as much of a good thing as they can stomach plus a few more bites. Issue 1 kicks off an interesting storyline which engages readers from the get-go.
After the destruction of Arkham Asylum, its inmates were temporarily relocated to an outdoor sports arena. A more permanent facility is needed to keep the crazies locked up tightly. The government of Gotham City finds what it’s looking for in Wayne Manor.
With just a few minor adjustments to its locks and design, the monstrous estate will become home to the most dangerous criminals our Caped Crusader has ever faced. Luckily, our hero’s secret hideout is located right underneath it still. You can take the Wayne out of the Manor, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Batman has arguably one of the greatest rogues galleries in comic book history. The Dark Knight’s rogues have – for the most part – managed to toe the line between silly and frightening, between out of the ordinary and trite, without ever becoming mundane.
At the end of the day Batman is just a man, and there’s an ocean of depth beneath the cowl for villains to exploit. He’s not always running the streets, engaging with his foes in hand to hand combat; sometimes a villain comes along that tests his intelligence as much as his combat prowess.
When it was announced that Ben Affleck would be donning the cape and cowl for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman/Superman movie a number of fanboys threw a hissy fit that would have made Angelica from Rugrats proud (though, they seemed to get over it rather quickly).
After the dust settled, »
- Jesse Gumbarge
Remember when Disney announced that J.J. Abrams would direct Star Wars: Episode VII and all of Twitter lit up with lens flare jokes? (Not me. I made a Felicity joke.) Jacob T. Swinney thinks that (possible) overuse of the camera effect has led to an unfair devaluation of the camera effect. He writes,
Lens flares seem to catch a bad rap. While some are simply a stylistic element (and some are even mistakes), there are plenty of thoughtful and symbolic uses of light scattering through the lens. Here is a compilation showcasing the many different types and uses of lens flares in a variety of films.
To prove that, he has made this compilation of purposeful, thoughtful lens flares throughout cinematic history. Or actually, mostly recent films with a few older ones thrown in for cred. Still, he makes a compelling case. Abrams even makes the list. The supercut is »
- Mily Dunbar
Writers: Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel
Art: Rod Reis (Stephane Perger for Issue #4)
Letters: Troy Peteri
Covers: Trevor McCarthy
Publisher: Image Comics
C.O.W.L., or the Chicago Organized Workers League, consists of individuals with powers and some without. All members of the league, whether it is the telekinetic Radia or the honest detective John Pierce, are out to fight a common enemy: the villains that commit crimes and threaten the greater good of the city of Chicago. The premise may sound redundant, however, there are particular examples that utilized the genre of superheroes in a very unique way. C.O.W.L. has the potential, and to a certain extent captures an early feel of the impact that Watchmen would have not only on the genre, but also on comics as a whole.
Writers Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel start the first issue of C. »
- Anthony Spataro
Sony Classics has released a new poster for director Bennett Miller’s (Moneyball) awards hopeful Foxcatcher, which showcases stars Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street), Steve Carell (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) and Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers)…
When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
Flattered by the attention »
- Gary Collinson
Ben Affleck’s personal trainer Rehan Jalali has allegedly revealed some details about Affleck’s incarnation of the Dark Knight from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. As always the sources claiming that Jalali leaked this are vague and this may just be pure speculation. Nevertheless, the report claims the following:
There are two Batsuits (we’ve seen them both before — he has a traditional Batsuit, and an armored Batsuit like in “The Dark Knight Returns”). The armored suit has Kryptonite all over it, and it can shoot missiles. There are two Batmobiles. Affleck has a shirtless scene as Bruce Wayne to show off his new physique. The shirtless scene is beautifully shot and shows Affleck overlooking a destroyed city (probably Metropolis?).
Most of this information we had already gathered from seeing the leaked trailer, stills released by the studio, and other rumours. Kryptonite has yet to be introduced into the series, »
- Thomas Roach
Actors praise director for Interstellar’s “intimate and raw” feel during London press conference.
The Oscar-winner was speaking at the London press conference for Warner Bros’ autumn juggernaut, which gets its European premiere in London this week
“Dallas Buyers Club was very small and we shot it very quickly,” said McConaughey. “This was a much larger picture with a much larger scope. But when you’re acting in a Christopher Nolan film it feels just as intimate and just as raw and natural as most independent films are forced to feel.”
“I don’t think any of the actors ever felt overwhelmed by the massive scale, but that’s because neither was Chris,” he continued. “Each day it felt very intimate even though you were in the midst of something huge.”
Nolan and producer Emma Thomas were also on hand to speak »
Netflix has released the first teaser for the highly anticipated original series Marco Polo premiering on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:01am Pt in all regions where Netflix is available.
In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo, starring newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy, is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China.
The sweeping drama's ten episodes were shot in Italy, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. The global cast includes Richelmy, Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Joan Chen (Twin Peaks), Chin Han (Arrow, The Dark Knight), Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), Olivia Cheng (The Flash, Broken Trail), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Mahesh Jadu (Neighbours), Tom Wu (Skyfall), Remy Hii (Treading Water), Uli Latukefu (Devil's Playground) and Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen, The Fast and the Furious). John Fusco, who wrote the Academy-Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, created the series and »
A puzzling quiet blankets Imax’s sprawling Santa Monica complex on a recent October afternoon. Trailers for “Dracula Untold” and “Jupiter Ascending,” screaming, “See it in Imax!” play in a loop, but most of the company’s employees are absent. Stacks of film canisters for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “Interstellar” line the hallway, outnumbering the executives and technicians on hand.
There’s a reason for this veritable ghost town. The Imax crew is overseeing a Universal CityWalk screening, for theater owners, of Nolan’s space adventure. In their absence, Greg Foster, CEO of Imax Entertainment, and the company’s ambassador to Hollywood, is jittery. He’s desperate to know how the pic played.
“I feel an emotional connection, »
- Brent Lang
In co-writer and director Christopher Nolan’s vision of the future, it’s not the death of our planet’s vegetation that poses the greatest threat to humanity, but a lack of ambition. As crops fail and the Earth shrivels into a dust bowl, its inhabitants have stopped looking up at the stars with hope, and instead face their fate with a gloomy resignation. “We don’t need engineers,” a teacher tells Matthew McConaughey’s Cooper, a test pilot turned farmer, “we ran out of food.”
Nolan’s latest magnum opus, arguably his riskiest so far, is a grand meditation on exploration, loneliness, love and self-sacrifice. In the tradition of such weighty genre classics as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris, this feels like the director’s own attempt to make what Arthur »
Also featuring in the cast of the ten episode series are Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Joan Chen (Twin Peaks), Chin Han (Arrow, The Dark Knight), Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), Olivia Cheng (The Flash, Broken Trail), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Mahesh Jadu (Neighbours), Tom Wu (Skyfall), Remy Hii (Treading Water), Uli Latukefu (Devil’s Playground) and Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen, The Fast and the Furious).
Marco Polo will land on Netflix on December 12th.
The post First teaser trailer for Netflix’s Marco Polo appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
In good/bad news for geeks everywhere, the Nolans — director Christopher and writer Jonathan — will have no role in Warner Bros’ upcoming slate of DC films. Christopher Nolan helped to shepherd Man of Steel, and his brother Jonathan Nolan wrote The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, but they’ve moved on to other projects and have no planned involvement in the planned DC cineverse. Jonathan Nolan told Coming Soon,
"I love those guys and my brother was involved in 'Man of Steel' with Zack [Snyder] and David [Goyer]. I kind of feel like that chapter for us is closed."
Things could always change, though.
"To be continued somewhere farther down the line? Maybe."
That’s fine. The Dark Knight Trilogy was great, but even with Christopher Nolan’s involvement Man of Steel wasn’t anything much. And Interstellar looks so fantastic I would rather the brothers work on their own stuff anyway. »
- Mily Dunbar
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.
Are you going to see the film? Let us know what you think.
- 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
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
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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