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Popular director/writer Joss Whedon says that there is a problem with the current state of the movie industry, and part of the problem is the fans themselves. Read more to hear with Whedon had to say about the big flaw in films today.
Appearing at Comic-Con, Joss Whedon had a lot to say about successful filmmaking and the current climate of the movie industry. Whedon, best known for his TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for the two Avengers movies, pointed out that movie studios are stuck in a safe-zone where they prefer to mass-produce bankable products rather than experiment with anything new. He says they are overly dependent on sequels, reboots, rip-offs and adaptations. However, he didn’t limit the blame to the studios alone He suggested that film fans are partly to blame because fans usually turn out in larger numbers for familiar material, like popular franchises, »
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Back in March, the latest attempt to adapt The Sandman hit another major bump in its long road to the screen when Joseph Gordon-Levitt dropped out of the film project that had just shifted from Warner Bros. to WB subsidiary New Line Cinema. Gordon-Levitt, who was set to direct and star in the big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed Neil Gaiman comic, was candid about how he and the folks at New Line didn’t “see eye to eye on what makes Sandman special.” It was bummer news for Gaiman fans hoping to see Sandman realized onscreen. Gordon-Levitt — whom we’ve seen grow so much as an actor since his 3rd Rock from the Sun days and even since (500) Days of Summer. He's taken on grittier, more introspective, and more varied roles like Inception, The Walk, and his directorial debut, Don Jon — seemed like a perfect fit for Morpheus. The sprawling »
- Emily Rome
With production still under way on director Christopher Nolan's World War II drama Dunkirk, we've already seen a few different set photos, although they haven't been terribly revealing. One of the most surprising additions to the cast was One Direction singer Harry Styles, who makes his acting debut in this movie, although nothing about his character has been revealed yet. Today we have our first look at the singer-turned-actor on the set in Swanage, England, where the 22-year-old star is seen guzzling a few beers.
The photos showcase Harry Styles with a number of beer bottles and other items while hanging out of a train window, taking a few chugs. No further details were given regarding this scene, but it's possible that this scene happens just before this soldier goes off to war, as he gets a few last drinks in before reporting for duty.
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This year's San Diego Comic-Con brought a treasure trove of trailers for some of the upcoming year's most buzzworthy movies, from superhero movies and franchise tentpole blockbusters to, curiously enough, Oliver Stone's upcoming Edward Snowden biopic. (Watching the filmmaker warn the attendees of his Hall H panel that Pokémon Go watches them as they slumber was a rare, unexpected treat.)
We've got a nice long wait for most of these — enjoy that Justice League clip, people, because we've still got another 16 months before it swoops into theaters — but for now, »
This evening at Comic-Con, Marvel took to Hall H to show off a new trailer for their upcoming phase 3 film, Doctor Strange. Diving headfirst into the mystical side of the studio’s cinematic universe, the footage here focuses heavily on the more cosmic elements that will be at play in the film, showing us the titular hero learning about his new powers and trying to harness them.
It all looks very Inception-esque, and even the dramatic score playing over the trailer calls back to Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film. However, there still seems to be enough here to make this a complete game changer for comic book movies, one that will no doubt have great ramifications for the McU moving forward.
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In addition to the magical/alternate realms stuff, the footage also gives us a few new looks at Mads Mikkelsen’s villain and »
- Mark Cassidy
Fan favourite filmmaker Christopher Nolan is currently hard at work on production of Dunkirk, a World War II epic which chronicles Operation Dynamo – the 1940 evacuation of 330,000 Allied soldiers surrounded by advancing German forces on the beaches of Dunkirk.
During an appearance on the Empire Podcast (via Collider), Oscar-winning Mark Rylance has offered some praise for his director on the film, stating that be believes Nolan is crafting something very special.
“Chris is the most serious and interesting filmmaker. Every great filmmaker at some moment makes a war film. But Chris’ script-writing is so brilliant that I think he has the potential to make a very, very powerful and simple, pure war film about a miraculous loss. I think it has the potential to be just a marvelous film. With some of those old war films you used to get a lot of build-up, you play the guessing game: who’s »
- Gary Collinson
With less than a month to go until its release, Netflix has released a poster and trailer for its critically-acclaimed feature film Tallulah, which stars Ellen Page and Allison Janney; check them out here…
Tallulah, the Netflix original film, was written and directed by Sian Heder (Orange is the New Black), and tells the story of young vagabond, Lu (Ellen Page – Whip It, Inception), who lives in a van and is fiercely independent in her hand-to-mouth existence. When a chance encounter incites her to impulsively “rescue” a baby from a negligent mother, Lu, at a loss for what to do, turns to the only responsible adult she knows: Margo (Allison Janney – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Way, Way Back), who mistakenly believes she’s the child’s grandmother. Tammy Blanchard (Into the Woods, Moneyball), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Girls), John Benjamin Hickey (The Good Wife, Manhattan) and »
- Amie Cranswick
Netflix has released the trailer and poster for the critically-acclaimed film Tallulah, which will debut on July 29 in all territories where Netflix is available.
Tallulah, the Netflix original film, was written and directed by Sian Heder (Orange is the New Black), and tells the story of young vagabond, Lu (Ellen Page - Whip It, Inception), who lives in a van and is fiercely independent in her hand-to-mouth existence. When a chance encounter incites her to impulsively "rescue" a baby from a negligent mother, Lu, at a loss for what to do, turns to the only responsible adult she knows: Margo (Allison Janney - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Way, Way Back), who mistakenly believes she's the child's grandmother.
- Kellvin Chavez
Recurring Orange Is The New Black writer Sian Heder is making her feature-length directorial debut after two short films with the Netflix-distributed Tallulah. Following a premiere at Sundance, the first trailer shows the struggle of the titular Tallulah (Ellen Page), a down-on-her-luck young woman who stumbles upon a nannying gig that sends her on unforgettable (or maybe very forgettable) journey. Oh, and she sorta kidnaps the baby and pretends it’s her own in order to get money from her missing boyfriend’s mother — but don’t worry, it’s inspirational when you put sad music over it.
We said in our review: “The light tone works well enough on its own, but suffers against the contrasting police investigation, a constant reminder that our lead’s new-found motherhood (also fodder for much comedy) has come at an awful price. Though this dichotomy is of clear intention by all involved, these »
- Mike Mazzanti
The teaser poster and trailer for the upcoming drama Tallulah, which stars Ellen Page and Allison Janney, which debuted at this year’s main Sundance Film Festival and Sundance London, has just been release ahead of its debut on Netflix next month.
Tallulah, the Netflix original film, was written and directed by Sian Heder (Orange is the New Black), and tells the story of young vagabond, Lu (Ellen Page – Whip It, Inception), who lives in a van and is fiercely independent in her hand-to-mouth existence. When a chance encounter incites her to impulsively “rescue” a baby from a negligent mother, Lu, at a loss for what to do, turns to the only responsible adult she knows: Margo (Allison Janney – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Way, Way Back), who mistakenly believes she’s the child’s grandmother. Tammy Blanchard (Into the Woods, Moneyball), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Girls »
- Paul Heath
The rebooted cinematic Star Trek franchise has gotten a great deal of criticism for focusing more on action than on the social and moral theme of the 1960s TV series. One person who defends the less thought-provoking style of the modern franchise is Chris Pine, who says a cerebral Trek movie wouldn’t go over well with modern fans.
When the original Star Trek TV series debuted in 1966, creator/showrunner Gene Roddenberry insisted that the show be an allegory for socio-political and cultural issues that America was facing during that turbulent error. The show dealt metaphorically with issues like the Vietnam War, racism, woman’s rights, communism, drugs and the “hippie” culture of the late 60s; all under the guise of sci-fi stories.
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In the logical, rational films of Christopher Nolan, heroes often make a mythical journey into the land of the dead, Ryan writes...
Christopher Nolan stands in front of a chalk board, carefully scratching out a network of lines and arrows. He's attempting to describe the complex structure of Memento, his second film, which cuts between two intertwining stories - one told in a conventional order, the other told in reverse.
"Most movies present a quite comfortable universe," Nolan says, standing in front of his odd hairpin-shaped diagram, "where we're given an objective truth that we don't get in everyday life. That's one of the reasons we go to the movies."
For many, Memento was their first encounter with Nolan's style of filmmaking, which seems fixated on the precise and the concrete. He favours the use of celluloid and practical, in-camera effects. Like Stanley Kubrick before him, Nolan »
Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Cillian Murphy (Inception) and Patricia Clarkson (Ginger & Rosa) have all joined the cast of The Party, Sally Potter’s comedy, which begun principal photography today in London.
Set against the backdrop of a London townhouse, the real-time film revolves around a drinks party held by Janet and her husband to celebrate her »
Last month, we showed you the first set photos from director Christopher Nolan's World War II movie Dunkirk as production got under way in France. This drama is based on the true story of a harrowing military operation to rescue more than 330,000 Allied troops, after they were trapped at the harbor of Dunkirk, France. Today we have a new report which claims that director Christopher Nolan's commitment to practical effects may have cost Warner Bros. a cool $5 million.
Indie Revolver has a new report where their sources claim the studio paid a whopping $5 million to purchase a vintage World War II aircraft for the production. The site's sources claim that Christopher Nolan will outfit this plane with IMAX cameras for some aerial scenes, before actually crashing the plane. The site's sources also claim that Warner Bros. believes Dunkirk could be as big of a hit as the director's 2010 smash hit Inception, »
Having already rented out a pair of old navy destroyers and assembled close to 1,000 extras for a massive action sequence, Nolan is gunning for a wartime spectacle that hasn’t been glimpsed on the silver screen since Steven Spielberg and Saving Private Ryan stormed Omaha Beach.
Now, a new report arriving by way of Indie Revolver suggests that the filmmaker and Warner Bros. are ready to purchase a $5 million vintage plane – likely a German Luftwafee – to be retrofitted with IMAX cameras and, after staging a few sure-to-be stunning action shots, gunned down in a ball of flames.
That’s exactly the kind of lavish creative process Christopher Nolan has developed a reputation for, and considering that Warner is hoping Dunkirk can reach similar box office heights as Inception ($835 million), it’s little wonder why the »
- Michael Briers
There are few modern filmmakers that are what many would call "purists." These filmmakers shoot only on film, and do everything in their power to keep their visual effects grounded and practical. One such filmmaker is Christopher Nolan, the man who brought audiences such films as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Inception, and Interstellar. While Nolan hasn't been immune to CG, he definitely puts a certain amount of effort into doing practical effects (such as the big rig flipping in The Dark Knight).
As a result, this rumor regarding Nolan's latest film, Dunkirk doesn't come as a huge surprise. Here's what the report from Indie Revolver had to say:
"A source tells me that Warner Brothers recently signed a five million dollar check to purchase a vintage WW2 aircraft, (possibly a German Luftwafee) which will be outfitted with IMAX cameras to be used in what are sure to »
- Joseph Medina
The master magicians known as the Four Horsemen return for their most daring and astounding caper ever, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights in hopes of clearing their names and exposing the ruthlessness of a dangerous tech magnate.
One year after their astonishing Robin Hood-style magic shows win the public’s adulation and confound the FBI, the quartet resurfaces for a dazzling comeback performance that will make their previous escapades seem like child’s play. With the help of FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), the Horsemen — J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) and new addition Lula (Lizzy Caplan) — mount a meticulously planned surprise appearance, in hopes of exposing corrupt tech tycoon Owen Case (Ben Lamb).
But their scheme backfires, exposing Dylan’s involvement with the Horsemen and sending all five of them back on the run. To regain »
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This week, Neil Calloway looks forward to the former boy band star appearing in Christopher Nolan’s next film…
This week the first set photos of Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming war film Dunkirk emerged, as well as the news that Tom Hardy had signed up to appear in the film. He joins a cast that includes Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles.
There was some dissent when Styles – better known as a member of One Direction than an actor – was announced as part of the cast. It’s an unusual move, but it’s exactly the sort of thing that Christopher Nolan does.
While Nolan obviously has a regular troupe of actors he uses in different films – Murphy, Hardy, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale have all appeared in his films more than once – he also makes some unexpected casting choices.
Nolan has a habit of resurrecting the »
- Neil Calloway
Earlier this week we brought you some set photos from Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk [see here], and as filming continues on the beaches of the French city, another batch of images has arrived online, which give us a glimpse at Nolan’s recreation of Operation Dynamo with 5000 extras in full military uniform, along with various Allied ships and planes. Check them out here via Coming Soon…
“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
Dunkirk is set for release on July 21st 2017 and stars Nolan regulars Tom Hardy (Inception) and Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Kenneth Branagh (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), One Direction singer Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney and newcomer Fionn Whitehead. »
- Gary Collinson
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Ever the evangelist of practical effects over digital, director Christopher Nolan rallies a small army of troops in the latest set photos for World War II epic Dunkirk, with the pictures above showcasing thousands of extras decked out in infantry garb with massive artillery props to boot.
Shooting on location in northern France – on the very same beach where Allied forces staged the rescue mission known as Operation Dynamo, no less – it’s understood that Dunkirk will also set up shop in Holland and Los Angeles in the coming months, as Warner Bros. aligns Nolan’s feature for a primetime release in July of next year.
Featuring IMAX sequences and a star-studded ensemble, there’s already a palpable buzz surrounding the filmmaker’s latest creative venture, and it’s little wonder why. As we learned only a few days ago, Nolan has enlisted a cast that »
- Michael Briers
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