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Last year’s magician thriller, Now You See Me, didn’t exactly receive universal critical acclaim. While it was certainly an enjoyable romp with a couple of twists chucked in, it failed to revive the genre after the 2006 double-whammy of The Prestige and The Illusionist. Still, putting its critical reception aside, it raked in a sufficient haul at the box office to warrant a sequel that we’re not sure is entirely needed.
Nevertheless, it’s been a while since we’ve heard official word on any new casting for Now You See Me 2, but today’s scoop from The Wrap has now transformed the second outing into a far more enticing affair. The outlet reports that Cloverfield‘s Lizzy Caplan is currently deep in negotiations to snag the female lead. The biggest hurdle surrounding her involvement is her role on Showtime’s Masters Of Sex, for which the »
- Gem Seddon
Big week for Bat-talk! Last week, I published a couple Geekly columns focusing on the Dark Knight Detective. First, I drew up my list of the hundred greatest Batman comics, movies, TV episodes, etc. Then I considered whether it was possible to have entirely too much Batman at one time. And would you believe it, everyone has an opinion about Batman–and a ton of great recommendations! Read on for the highlights. Darren Franich was dead-on right in his piece 'Dark Knight Fatigue Rises,' but from just one perspective. In July of 2013, Cartoon Network debuted DC Animation's new CG series "Beware the Batman. »
- Darren Franich
Sarah looks back at the Amityville films, and finds a lot of scary things, not all of which were intentional…
112 Ocean Avenue, Long Island is probably the most famous haunted house in the world. Not that you’ll necessarily recognise the address – it’s far better known as the Amityville Horror house. Back in 1975, George and Kathy Lutz moved their family into the house… and then 28 days later, they moved back out, claiming to have been driven out by supernatural forces. Their story made the news, was turned into a book, and then made into a movie, in 1979.
It’s hard to imagine now that a family claiming to have encountered the devil in their basement could cause such a massive fuss, but I’m not here to interrogate the truth of their statement. What I am here to do, though, is to watch all of the Amityville Horror movies made to date, »
So on Monday, I watched the Gotham series premiere with about 8 million of my friends. I started writing a column about the show and what it says (accidentally and/or purposefully) about the role of Batman in pop culture right now. But working on that column got me thinking more generally about Batman: A character who has been around for 75 years, a figure in my cultural consciousness since before my memory begins. The next thing I knew, I was making a list of my favorite Batman things–the movies, the TV shows, the vividly recalled comic book story arcs and standalone issues, »
- Darren Franich
Director Christopher Nolan has included many different science fiction elements in some of his films outside the celebrated Dark Knight trilogy. From the unsettling device created by Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) in his Victorian-set dramatic thriller The Prestige to the dream-sharing technology central to the innerscape of Inception, Nolan’s profound respect for sci-fi has been ever-present.
This November, his epic Interstellar will premiere. It will be his longest film to date, and his first major foray into the realm of hard sci-fi. Longtime Nolan fans will not need any convincing to see this – for many, it will be their most anticipated movie of the year. For casual moviegoers, the film’s striking imagery and starry cast (Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain) should draw a significant crowd.
While there is still plenty of mystery surrounding the film’s plot (which is typical of Nolan films), the ...
- Anthony Vieira
Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy is the best and most cinematic take on Batman we've ever seen. Thanks to Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, we have 120 behind the scenes photos from the films. After going over the gallery, I really want to re-watch the full trilogy.
- Free Reyes
In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Following yesterday's awesome Poster Posse collection from Blurppy for this fall's release of Interstellar from director Christopher Nolan, an official poster from Paramount Pictures has debuted online. This one is a little more conventional as it merely shows Matthew McConaughey on another world, which we've seen glimpsed in the most recent trailer for the film as well. Some think that the most recent trailer showed too much, but considering it's all out of context and a Nolan movie has never been spoiled by trailers, it shouldn't be anything to worry about. Could we get one more trailer before the release? We'll see. Here's the latest official poster for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar from Empire: Watch the most recent trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar right here! Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. »
- Ethan Anderton
There are some directors whose work you can identify on the spot because of their films' style, look, music, or the actors involved. (Think Wes Anderson or Tim Burton.) And then there are some who can be I.D.d by recurring motifs that pop up again and again in their work. Alfred Hitchcock had a weird thing for blondes, yet compared to some of these other filmmakers' recurring obsessions, Hitch seems downright clean-cut. Let's take a look at some of our favorite directors and their … well, interesting proclivities.Christopher Nolan:Dead wives (Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception)Nolan is beloved by his fan base for the tightly calculated precision of his screenwriting and shooting styles. In that cool detachment, he may have been unaware of an increasingly disturbing trope that shows up time and again in his films: dead wives. The entire plot of Memento is driven »
- Max Evry
Before he resurrected Batman and made us forever uncertain if we were actually dreaming, Christopher Nolan made Memento. A twisting tale of revenge told in reverse, the film was the first suggestion to many that Nolan was something really special (it was only his second feature film).
Widely regarded as one of the director’s best films (and also of the 21st Century as a whole), Memento has betrayed its indie origins and become a widely regarded masterpiece. It was incredibly strong at box office thanks to glowing word-of-mouth, but it’s on DVD where the film really exploded, becoming a must see for a whole generation of movie goers.
But what’s actually going on? Memento is intricately presented in a manner that require multiple rewatches to just pin down what’s going on, while Nolan himself has thrown irritatingly conflicting viewpoints out there that make unravelling the story incredibly tricky. »
- Alex Leadbeater
Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.
Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »
- Brian Welk
The Dark Knight (2008) reunites director Christopher Nolan ("The Prestige") with star Christian Bale ("Empire of the Sun"), who returns to continue Batman’s war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker (Heath Ledger), who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. The Dark Knight (2008) was directed by Christopher Nolan, from a script written by Jonathan Nolan, David S. Goyer and of course Christopher Nolan himself. The film starred: Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Heath Ledger as Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Michael Caine as Alfred, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel, Gary Oldman as Gordon, »
Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn. In this case, The Joker (portrayed by Heath Ledger) just wanted to watch Lau (portrayed by Chin Han) burn. We last saw Lau sitting on top of the money. He had on a straitjacket and several times The Joker taunts him while he chats with The Chechen (portrayed by Ritchie Coster). Below, is an unused shot from Chris Nolan's masterpiece, The Dark Knight. It depicts Lau's fiery off-screen death. The Dark Knight (2008) reunites director Christopher Nolan ("The Prestige") with star Christian Bale ("Empire of the Sun"), who returns to continue Batman’s war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. »
We’ve heard this was shown at Sdcc on Nolan’s first visit to Comic Con and now it’s here for everyone, it looks like another perfect addition to his truly impressive work so far. Interstellar focuses around a team of explorers who use the discovery of a wormhole to go beyond what humans have achieved so far in space, thus stripping away the limitations that we’ve known for all the years so far.
Nolan obviously has his Batman universe in his filmography but he’s also got such tremendous films as Insomnia, The Prestige, Memento and Inception and this new one will surely be his masterpiece – I’ve got so much hope for it!
- Dan Bullock
Over the course of his career, filmmaker Christopher Nolan has garnered critical and commercial acclaim for a filmography that includes Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, and Inception. With his last film coming in 2012, many were excited to hear that he was working on a new feature, excitement that was heightened by the announcement that this would be another original property. Titled Interstellar, Christopher Nolan takes on directing duties, along with co-writing the screenplay with Jonathan Nolan, and working with a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, and Michael Caine. A new trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
"Rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light." Paramount has unveiled the astonishing third trailer for Christopher Nolan's ambitious science fiction journey Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey. This trailer does show quite a bit, so if you want to stay completely fresh it's better to just enjoy the images for now. Everything about this looks spectacular, from the emotional journey to the visuals and progress through the wormhole. The Oscar caliber cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley and John Lithgow. If you're prepared for the experience ahead, then fire up this trailer right away. This is my most anticipated this year. Here's the third trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, direct from the website - code 7201969: Or watch by visiting the new Interstellar website and entering the code pertaining to the Moon landing. Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, »
- Alex Billington
Covert Affairs and Coyote Ugly star Piper Perabo got married to director Stephen Kay on July 26, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Perabo, 37, and Kay tied the knot in New York City, and this is the first marriage for both. They had announced their engagement in September 2013. Photos Power Couples: At Home and at Work With 11 Hollywood Duos Perabo rose to fame as the star of the 2000 film Coyote Ugly. She has appeared in films such as Looper, The Prestige and Cheaper by the Dozen. Kay is an executive producer and director on USA's Covert Affairs. He
- Ryan Gajewski
We don't officially have a category for "swag", but this falls into that classification. As a big space nerd and sci-fi lover, I can't help but share this nifty bit of swag from Comic-Con that I picked up today. During the Paramount panel yesterday, where they surprised fans in Hall H by bringing out Interstellar director Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey (read our full recap of that panel), the studio handed out tickets to be redeemed for a "prize". That prize? The mission patch from Interstellar, for the "Endurance" Space Exploration mission. It's small piece of swag, it's nerdy, but it's also kind of awesome. In full below. Here's the mission patch that was handed as a prize for those who were at Paramount's Comic-Con panel. Recap our coverage of Interstellar at Comic-Con here, including quotes from Nolan and McConaughey. Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, »
- Alex Billington
Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood will star in the pilot episode of Westworld, based on the 1973 movie starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin. J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan are serving as executive producers for the proposed HBO series. Nolan, who has cowritten The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar with his brother, director Christopher Nolan, also created the successful TV show Person of Interest. He has written the script for the Westworld pilot with his wife, Lisa Joy, herself a TV veteran (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice) and will direct the episode. Novelist Michael Crichton made his feature film debut as a writer and director with the original movie, which was set in an elaborate theme park for adults that featured three...
- Peter Martin
Everyone has a theory about Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” from libertarians who find Plato’s Cave/Ayn Rand-like levels of reality in the film, to fan sites dedicated to dense theories, and blogs dedicated the film’s moral evolution. One prevailing theory (Spoiler) calls Cobb’s spinning top a red herring, and that we should turn our attention to Cobb’s ring. The theory goes: Cobb is dreaming when you see him wear the ring, and you know he’s awake when he isn’t wearing it. The theory’s falsifiable and it’s simple enough to stick (it’s Cracked’s number one fan film theory). Darren Foley is picking up the theory and is running for a touchdown, having transformed the ring-totem theory into a new paradigm for understanding “Inception.” Foley also explores Nolan’s use of film titles to introduce important concepts in the story. He »
- Joshua Encinias
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