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We admit it, we’re hooked by this trailer. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars has a look and feel that separates it from our previous visual incarnations while remaining faithful to the source material. With this and The Hunger Games in March, suddenly that month is starting to feel like summer.
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Release Date: March 9, 2012
Director: Andrew Stanton
- Robert Greenberger
 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. »
by Jim Gibbons
Hollywood has a long love affair with history that rivals some of cinema's greatest romances. While mustaches may not be tremendously hip nowadays, many fine films take place in eras where the 'stache was much more commonplace. Though Movember—the men's health charity event where gentlemen grow and groom mustaches to raise funds for the Livestrong and Prostate Cancer Foundations—is a relatively young fundraiser, 'stache-growing participants can look to the past for present-day mustache motivation.
Sure, Aldo Raine's World War II-era 'stache may not have helped his ability to pull off a proper Italian accent, but that certainly didn't stop this mustachioed soldier from killing more than his fair share of Nazis—one of history and cinema's most recognizable groups of villains. Groomed to perfection in the field and undercover, Raine's mustache was as easily recognizable as his big f---ing knife! »
- MTV Movies Team
Well it didn’t take long for those Empire magazine exclusive images to make the rounds online! Eager subscribers who got the new issue today have provided the snaps for us which include a jaw-dropping subscriber only cover featuring Tom Hardy’s Bane in an iconic pose! It’s easily my favourite promotional shot of the new movie so far. Just stunning.
You can take a look at the images below but before that, there’s actually a bombshell revealing quote from director Chris Nolan we should get to first. In the issue he reveals that the story for The Dark Knight Rises actually picks up Eight Years after the culmination of The Dark Knight, which climaxed with Batman on the run because he took the blame for Harvey Dent’s murderous spree to keep the image of Gotham’s White Knight and last hope alive.
Or in other words, »
- Matt Holmes
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
"I have an overactive imagination, and would have been thrilled to see a ghost. Instead, all I got was a boom operator with a cup of tea."
Hall's character is sent to dispel the notion of a haunting, before inevitably surrendering to the notion of spooks herself, but despite the gloomy surroundings - meant to be a remote boarding school for boys - as Hall puts it, "it's very difficult to act frightened. It's like food, you're either doing it or you're not."
Not even with the sight of West's bare bottom, spied through one of those wonderful holes in the wall common to all Victorian houses in film? "I never saw it," Hall says indignantly. "He didn't stand there for my bit."
Hall's lead role in this ghostly tale »
- Caroline Frost
UK cinema-goers will be able to check writer/director Nick Murphy's new chiller 'The Awakening' when it hits theatres this coming Friday. And to tease our international readers you'll just have to settle for the new Italian one-sheet revealed by the Imp Awards. Dominic West ('The Wire') and Imelda Staunton ('Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix') co-star alongside the delectable Miss Rebecca Hall ('The Town', 'The Prestige') in this spooky tale that takes place in a British boarding school during the 1920's. Check out the new poster below and book your tickets now for Friday's opening you lucky people. »
Terrence Malick has never been the most prolific of directors, having tended to take a hiatus of at least several years after most of his films, but perhaps that trend is changing. After gaps of twenty, seven and then six years between Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World and The Tree of Life, he has suddenly become urgent in his development and scheduling of new projects.
First up will apparently be Lawless, with no less impressive a cast than Christian Bale (The Prestige, The Dark Knight), Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth, The Lord of the Rings), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Ryan Gosling (Drive, Blue Valentine). After that, apparently Malick will take the unprecedented step of rolling straight into his next project, Knight of Cups, which will feature Bale and Blanchett again, along with Isabel Lucas, who is due on our screens this month in Tarsem Singh’s Immortals. »
- Dave Roper
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
New Line is moving forward on Burt Wonderstone, a comedy about a down-and-out Las Vegas magician. Steve Carell has been attached to star for over a year now, but the rest of the casting is quickly ramping up as the production aims for a potential January 2012 start date. ”30 Rock” director Don Scardino will run the show for his first major studio film.
That schedule is reportedly perfect for Steve Buscemi, who is currently between seasons on “Boardwalk Empire.” Variety reports Buscemi is in talks to play Anton Lovecraft, Burt’s assistant since they were children, when they were turning “tricks” to impress girls and baffle bullies. But, in the present, Burt (Carell) is caught up in his own fame, as one half of the number one magic act in the world, and his selfishness tears the two “magical friends” apart. When Anton is injured performing the “hotbox” trick (it’s »
- Jeff Leins
The Prestige star fell in love with the tale of Beth Raymer, an exotic dancer who became a professional sports gambler, and met Frears to discuss the role - but he rejected her because she wasn't American.
Hall, however, refused to give up - and pestered the auteur for another audition when they were both in New York.
She tells Britain's Telegraph Magazine, "When I went to meet Stephen, he said..., 'Well, it's very nice to meet you - but you're everything that I'm not looking for, for this role, and I will never cast you.'
"Literally, for six months he wouldn't let me read. He kept saying, 'Americans only...'"
But Hall won him over by dressing like a hooker when Frears finally agreed to see her again: "I did all the things that I've never really done before; I wore the tightest jeans I could find and stuffed my bra with socks and curled my hair. Stephen was even worse than before. He said, 'So here I am against my will. I know you're wrong for this, so let's get it over with.'"
But, despite his reservations, Frears was wowed by Hall's audition - and quickly admitted he was wrong.
The director adds, "She was absolutely tremendous. She was so convincing and outrageous and extraordinary. So I lost and I won." »
I saw Olivia Wilde on the big screen just briefly this weekend during my viewing of In Time where the popular dark-haired beauty plays Justin Timberlake’s mom. Is she old enough to be Jt’s mother? Of course not! But that film takes place in a world where everyone stops aging at 25. I’m not talking about the pseudo-miracles of plastic surgery either. So, the question of the day is this: Is Ms. Wilde up for another big screen role?
New Line has a project in their queue called Burt Wonderstone. Is it a super hero flick? Nope. When you think of wonder, don’t you think of magic? Well, set to be directed by Don Scardino, a man who has done loads of directing for episodes of the NBC comedy, 30 Rock, Burt Wonderstone »
- Sasha Nova
The British Film Institute have just released their latest Vodcast, covering all the big events from Day 14 of this year's London Film Festival. Yesterday featured the UK premiere of Roland Emmerich's (Independence Day, 2012) Elizabethan thriller Anonymous, which was attended by stars Rhys Ifans (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Joely Richardson (The Tudors, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Other highlights included the European premiere of Nick Murphy's The Awakening starring Rebecca Hall (The Prestige, The Town), along with the world premiere of Hunky Dory, the latest film from director Marc Evans (My Little Eye, Patagonia).
Anonymous synopsis: "Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? »
Back in 1996, a film was having a tough time getting off the ground with its controversial content and casting problems with the star, Richard Gere, ready to walk away from the project. A young, unknown actor came in, stuttering like the character, read for and won the role beating over two thousand other hopefuls, rejuvenating the film.
This actor kept the project afloat even though it was his motion picture debut; his acting ability earned him an Oscar nomination. That man who saved the film was Edward Norton.
In the late ‘90s, Edward Norton was one of the most exciting young actors to break through and in this time he earned himself two nominations for an Academy award – it could have (and should have) been three. He was the man of the moment, commanding praise for many of his roles from Primal Fear to The People vs. Larry Flynt to »
Tintin fans are getting excited for the animated movie “The Adventures of Tintin.” James Curran of SlimJim Studios created an unofficial title sequence for the film. He used elements featured from each of the 24 Tintin books. The music is composed by Ray Parker and Tom Szczesniak. Even one of Tintin’s writers took notice. “So @slimjimstudios does unofficial #Tintin titles vimeo.com/30402976, Spielberg sees ‘em, give him invite to prem & job on next movie…” tweeted Edgar Wright over the weekend. Well, Curran certainly gained a fan. The story is about Tintin, an intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure. The animation voice cast includes Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Jumper”), Andy Serkis (“The Lord of the Rings” “The Prestige”), Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale,” “Munich”), Simon Pegg (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”), Nick Frost (“Paul,” “Pirate Radio”), Gad Elmaleh (“Priceless, »
Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures released the second full trailer for “The Adventures of Tintin” on Apple iTunes. The story is about Tintin, an intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure. The animation voice cast includes Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Jumper”), Andy Serkis (“The Lord of the Rings” “The Prestige”), Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale,” “Munich”), Simon Pegg (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”), Nick Frost (“Paul,” “Pirate Radio”), Gad Elmaleh (“Priceless,” “The Valet”), Toby Jones (“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “The Mist”) and Mackenzie Crook (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Finding Neverland”). “The Adventures of Tintin” is directed by Steven Spielberg (“Schindler’s List”) and with Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings”) as a producer. The screenplay is written by Steven Moffat (“Sherlock,” “Doctor Who”), Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) and Joe Cornish (“Attack the Block, »
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 »
Fans of acclaimed action thriller Person of Interest (Thursdays 9/8c CBS) - the new hit television series from creator/executive producer Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, The Prestige, Memento) and J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost, Super 8, the upcoming Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol) - can see it on the big screen this weekend as the show makes its New York Comic Con debut with a screening at Nycc 2011.
Warner Bros. Television will present a special screening of an episode of the series on Saturday, October 15, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the IGN Theater.
- The episode screening will feature an exclusive introduction by series star Michael Emerson (Lost) that was shot specifically for the New York Comic Con audience on the show's location in New York City this week.
-For continuing information about the Studio's plans at New York Comic Con, »
★★★★☆ Everything about Real Steel (2011) reeks of epic failure. The trailer is horrific, Hugh Jackman hasn't made a decent film since Christopher Nolan's supremely underrated The Prestige (2006) and as for director Shawn Levy, his CV is stained by the likes of The Pink Panther (2006) and Night at the Museum 2 (2009). Real Steel has box office bomb written all over it and yet, miraculously, it is one of the finest family films I have seen in many a moon.
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- Daniel Green
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