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10 Inception Facts You Never Knew

10 Inception Facts You Never Knew
It's the mind-bending thriller from Christopher Nolan starring Leonardo DiCaprio and so many of his usual suspects that we love. However you interpreted that ending, one thing is certain: Inception gives us plenty to think about, movie fans. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Inception.

A freudian slip.

Rather than weigh in with a definitive answer, Christopher Nolan carefully protects the ambiguity of the film's ending, allowing movie fans and film scholars the space to debate what's real. The writer/director did reveal some of the movie's influences, however. In addition to the myriad myths, music, and religious history incorporated in Inception, Nolan cited the work of Ian Fleming, the Wachowski siblings, and Sigmund Freud in a 2010 La Times interview.

The dream team.

Nolan relied on his own experiences rather than volumes of research when it came to dreams as he penned this passion project
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters and The Six Billion Dollar Man pushed back, Doctor Sleep to open in January 2020

We’re going to have to wait a little longer before we get to see Godzilla squaring off against Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, as Warner Bros. has announced that it has pushed back the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters from its original date of March 22nd 2019 to May 31st 2019.

The move takes the legendary kaiju away from the likes of Captain Marvel (March 8th), Dumbo (March 29th) and Shazam! (April 5th), and it will now open four weeks after Marvel’s sure-to-be-massive superhero sequel Avengers 4.

See Also: Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle gets a new trailer

Along with the Godzilla change, Warner has also announced that the Mark Wahlberg-headlined The Six Billion Dollar Man has been pushed back over a year and will now open on June 5th 2020 (little surprise given that it lost its director earlier this month), while the Stephen King
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New Release Dates For The Shining Sequel, Godzilla 2, and The Six Billion Dollar Man

Warner Bros. has announced a few new release dates for three of their big upcoming films. Director Mike Flanagan's sequel to Stephen King's The Shining, Doctor Sleep, will be released on January 24th, 2020. Director Mike Daugherty's Godzilla 2 will be released on May 31st, 2019. Then there's Mark Wahlberg's The Six Billion Dollar Man, which be released on June 5th, 2020.

Doctor Sleep is being directed by the same guy who brought us Oculus, Ouija, Gerald's Game and Hush. The story takes place several years after the events that took place at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. It focuses on Jack's son Danny who is now a middle-aged man. He is still traumatized by what happened at the hotel all those years ago, and throughout his life has to deal with anger management and alcoholism issues. However, in an effort to get his life back together, he gives
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Warner Bros. Pushes Godzilla: King Of The Monsters To Summer 2019

Originally scheduled for a March 22nd, 2019 release, Warner Bros. announced earlier today that the upcoming sequel to the 2014 reboot of Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, has been pushed to May 31st, 2019.

The third installment in what’s been dubbed the Legendary Pictures MonsterVerse, preceded by Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters, has already seen a release date fall by the wayside, having initially moved from June 8th, 2018.

Casting-wise, the studio’s put together a strong ensemble for this one, which includes Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe, Randy Havens, former Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance, Sally Hawkins, Anthony Ramos, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Thomas Middleditch, Bradley Whitford and Elizabeth Ludlow of The Walking Dead fame.

Following the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch, King of Monsters will see members face-off against an array of Kaiju, including the titular god-sized monster,
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New Theatrical Release Dates for Pet Sematary and Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Hopefully you circle anticipated release dates in pencil on your calendar, because Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the new Pet Sematary movie now have new release dates.

According to Exhibitor Relations, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (the sequel to 2014's Godzilla) is now slated for a May 31st, 2019 release from Warner Bros., bumping it back slightly from its previous March 22nd, 2019 debut date.

Boxoffice and Bloody Disgusting, meanwhile, reveal that the new Pet Sematary film, will now be released by Paramount Pictures on April 5th, 2019, bumping it up two weeks from its original April 19th, 2019 date.

Read on for additional details on both movies, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (from the press release): "The film... is being directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga, and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine
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‘Westworld': Shogun World Reflects Ties Between Samurai Films and Westerns

‘Westworld': Shogun World Reflects Ties Between Samurai Films and Westerns
This week’s episode of “Westworld” finally took us to Shogun World, where Maeve discovered Akane, her geisha counterpart.

“We may have cribbed a little bit from Westworld,” admitted buffoonish programmer Lee Sizemore. “You try writing 300 stories in three weeks!”

Don’t worry, Lee: Westerns and samurai films did plenty of cribbing from each other, too. With Shogun World, “Westworld” creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan winked at decades of cultural crossover between Western directors like John Sturges and samurai auteurs like Akira Kurosawa.

Also Read: 'Westworld': Thandie Newton Tells Us Why Maeve's Superpower Went Into Overdrive in Shogun World

Some of the most famous Westerns ever made were adaptations of samurai films: Sturges’ “The Magnificent Seven” was Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai” with gunslingers instead of ronin. Clint Eastwood’s famous “Man With No Name” in Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars” is based on the
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10 Westerns Inspired by Samurai Movies, from ‘The Magnificent Seven’ to ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ (Photos)

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10 Westerns Inspired by Samurai Movies, from ‘The Magnificent Seven’ to ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ (Photos)
We finally got a glimpse of “Shogun World” in the latest episode of “Westworld,” and the idea to mash up the two universes isn’t just a coincidence. There’s a long history of Westerns borrowing from samurai cinema and the other way around, with Akira Kurosawa studying the work of John Ford, which in turn led to many of Kurosawa’s movies to be remade as Spaghetti Westerns. The cowboy and the samurai are each lone wanderers in a lawless world, so it makes sense that the themes would crossover. Here are 10 instances in which the West met the East.

The Magnificent Seven” (1960) and “Seven Samurai” (1954)

Akira Kurosawa’s landmark film “Seven Samurai” was highly influential on modern action cinema, but its most direct descendant was John Sturges’s “The Magnificent Seven,” starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Eli Wallach. The film is a remake but represents
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Screen Media Sings for Julianne Moore’s ‘Bel Canto’

Screen Media Sings for Julianne Moore’s ‘Bel Canto’
Screen Media picked up the North American rights to Paul Weitz’s “Bel Canto,” the company announced Tuesday.

The film, which Weitz and Anthony Weintraub adapted from the best-selling 2001 novel by Ann Patchett, stars Julianne Moore as a famous American soprano who travels to South America in the 1990s to give a private concert at the birthday party of a wealthy Japanese industrialist (Ken Watanabe) — and then gets caught in a hostage situation.

The cast also includes Sebastian Koch, Christopher Lambert, Ryo Kase, Tenoch Huerta, and María Mercedes Coroy.

Also Read: Why Cannes Film Market May Move at an Escargot's Pace This Year

Opera star Renée Fleming contributes vocals to the film — whose story is based on the real-life hostage crisis at the Japanese embassy in Lima, Peru in 1996-97. Patchett’s book also inspired Jimmy López’ 2015 opera “Bel Canto” as well as a parody in the second season of the FX animated comedy “Archer.”

A national theatrical release is planned for September 2018.

Also Read: Julianne Moore Says Filmmaker James Toback Targeted Her

The film is produced by Caroline Baron and Anthony Weintraub of A-Line Pictures; Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano of Depth of Field; and Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, and Greg Little, who are producing and financing through their company Priority Pictures.

Seth Needle of Screen Media negotiated the deal with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.

“I’m so happy with Screen Media’s passion for the movie,” Weitz said in a statement. “It was a joy filming it, and working with actors from such disparate backgrounds.”

Read original story Screen Media Sings for Julianne Moore’s ‘Bel Canto’ At TheWrap
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‘Bel Canto’ With Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe Sells to Screen Media (Exclusive)

Screen Media has acquired North American rights to “Bel Canto,” Paul Weitz’s adaptation of the acclaimed Ann Patchett novel. The drama about a hostage crisis stars Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe. Opera legend Renée Fleming contributes vocals to the film. A national theatrical release is planned for September.

Bel Canto” centers on Roxane Coss (Moore), a famous American soprano, who travels to South America to give a private concert at the birthday party of a Japanese mogul (Watanabe). The festivities are interrupted by guerrillas demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. A lengthy standoff ensues, and as talks drag on bonds are formed between hostages and captors.

Sebastian Koch, Christopher Lambert, Ryo Kase, Tenoch Huerta and María Mercedes Coroy round out the cast. The film was written by Anthony Weintraub and Weitz. It is produced by Caroline Baron and Anthony Weintraub of A-Line Pictures; Weitz and Andrew Miano of
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Rampage’s Jason Liles portraying King Ghidorah in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

After playing George the giant gorilla in the video game adaptation Rampage, The Wrap is reporting that Jason Liles is set to portray another movie monster, having been cast as the iconic King Ghidorah in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

The site reports that Liles is one of several motion capture actors performing as King Ghidorah, a three-headed, golden-scaled dragon who is one of Toho’s most iconic kaiju, and the archenemy of Godzilla. King Ghidorah will be joined in the sequel by two other classic Godzilla foes in Mothra and Rodan.

See Also: Exclusive Interview with Jason Liles, a.k.a. George from Rampage

Godzilla: King of the Monsters marks the third instalment in the MonsterVerse franchise after Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, and will be followed in 2020 by the crossover movie Godzilla vs. Kong.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts
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Legendary/Universal’s ‘Detective Pikachu’ Adds Omar Chaparro; Jeremy Sumpter, Tom Berenger Cast In ‘Sargasso’

Legendary/Universal’s ‘Detective Pikachu’ Adds Omar Chaparro; Jeremy Sumpter, Tom Berenger Cast In ‘Sargasso’
Actor Omar Chaparro has joined Ryan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Chris Geere, Rita Ora and Suki Waterhouse in Detective Pikachu, the first live-action film based on the Pokémon franchise from Legendary and Universal Pictures. Rob Letterman is at the helm from a script he co-wrote with Nicole Perlman with polishes by Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy. It will focus on Detective Pikachu as a new character and storyline in the Pokémon
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‘Isle of Dogs’ Making of: Puppets

Isle of Dogs is playing in limited theaters, but will be expanding nationwide this weekend. If you haven’t caught the flick yet, you’re in for a treat. While I wouldn’t put Isle of Dogs at the top of Wes Andersons filmography, the animation alone is worth the price of admission.

There were over 800-900 different characters in the film, with thousands of different faces needed for the puppets. That’s an impressive amount of work, and really makes you appreciate the craftsmanship and commitment needed to construct the puppets.

Check out the behind the scenes look at the construction of the puppets:

The official plot synopsis:

Isle Of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a
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Movie Review – Isle of Dogs (2018)

Isle Of Dogs, 2018.

Directed By Wes Anderson.

Featuring the voice talents of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand, Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Akira Ito, Ken Watanabe, Liev Schreiber, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Kara Hayward, Roman Coppola, and Anjelica Huston.

Synopsis:

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog.

For his second stop motion adventure, West Anderson delivers a seemingly simple story of a young boy Atari (Rankin) searching for his lost dog Spot. After an outbreak of snout fever, all the dogs in Japan are sent to Trash Island and live in exile and eventually die. Whilst this is extremely dark, as with all Anderson films there’s a sense of whimsy and offbeat humour to accompany the material.
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Movie Review – Isle of Dogs (2018)

Isle Of Dogs, 2018.

Directed By Wes Anderson

Featuring the voice talents of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand, Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Akira Ito, Ken Watanabe, Liev Schreiber, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Kara Hayward, Roman Coppola, and Anjelica Huston

Synopsis:

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog.

In such politically divided times, arguably the greatest accomplishment of Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson’s second foray into stop-motion animation having previously directed 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox) is his blunt foreign-policy allegory regarding refugees by using man’s best friend as stand-ins. Everyone in the world may not swoon over dogs, but at the very least it is quite the challenge to find someone that actively hates their presence. Who
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Win movie merchandise with Isle of Dogs

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To mark the release of Isle of Dogs on 30th March, we’ve been given 2 sets of merchandise including a figurine set, a set of pin badges, a notebook, a tote bag and a Boss T-shirt to give away.

Isle Of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly found mongrel friends, he begins and epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Kunichi Numura, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, F. Murray,
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‘Isle of Dogs’: Stream Alexandre Desplat’s Score to Wes Anderson’s Stop-Motion Film

‘Isle of Dogs’: Stream Alexandre Desplat’s Score to Wes Anderson’s Stop-Motion Film
Not one to rest on his laurels, Alexandre Desplat is back in theaters mere weeks after winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water.” As fate would have it, his latest score is for the same filmmaker he won his first Oscar for: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” director Wes Anderson, who’s made his second stop-motion film with “Isle of Dogs.” Listen below.

Set in near-future Japan, “Isle of Dogs” follows a group of canines who’ve been exiled by the villainous mayor of fictional Megasaki City, whose anti-dog agenda is rooted in centuries of family history. Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, and Harvey Keitel all lend their voices to “Isle of Dogs,” which has earned widespread acclaim but also faced
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Honest Trailers- Every Wes Anderson Movie

Wes Anderson movies… I mean films – are not for everyone. I’m never surprised when I hear someone say they don’t like the auteurs work. But there’s is no denying the fact that the auteur has a style that is his own. There are not two Wes Anderson’s in this universe. Wes Anderson makes Wes Anderson movies.

Personally, I’m a huge fan. I wish more directors could articulate their voice as clearly on screen as Anderson. Even if you disagree with his style, you have to admire his craftsmanship. Sure, his films are easy to poke-fun-at, but I’m glad they exists in this Blockbuster-heavy moment we currently find ourselves in.

The fine folks over at Screen Junkies put together a Honest Trailer for every-single movie in the directors filmography. Here’s the Honest Trailer:

Wes Anderson’s latest Isle of Dogs opens in limited cities this weekend,
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Movie Review – Isle Of Dogs (2018)

Isle Of Dogs, 2018.

Directed By Wes Anderson.

Featuring the voice talents of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand, Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Liev Schreiber, Courtney B. Vance, and Anjelica Huston.

Synopsis:

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog.

As a striking example of pop-up book cinema, Isle Of Dogs is one savagely mature, pro-pupper exile story worth agreeable woofs (which it coincidentally has none of). Stop motion designs and model-mini Japan paints a meticulous Wes Anderson puppet performance (shadowbox theatrics, buckets of showmanship personality) even if plotting is tunnel-visioned. Don’t get me wrong – as trailers indicate, pooch lovers will find an animated nirvana that proves once and for all that man’s best friend is far better than man himself.
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“Isle of Dogs” is Wes Anderson’s best film yet

This may be heresy to some, but up until now, I haven’t been that big of a Wes Anderson fan. The way that he sees the world warms many a heart, but often leaves me cold. Then, this happened. Merging stop motion animation with canines, he has a real winner. Come this weekend, Isle of Dogs gets released and, pardon the pun, unleashes Anderson’s best yet. Again, take that with a grain of salt, since he’s not my favorite, but never has his work been this charming. For children and adults alike, this is one of 2018’s very best offerings yet. The film is an animated adventure, as only Anderson could do. Set in a near future Japan, the flick follows a boy named Atari (voice of Koyu Rankin) as he goes in search of his lost dog Spots (voice of Liev Schreiber). The nephew of Mayor
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Isle Of Dogs In St. Louis

Isle Of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Fox Searchlight Pictures and Indian Paintbrush present, an American Empirical Picture, Isle Of Dogs, directed and written by Wes Anderson and story by Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Kunichi Nomura The film stars Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Takayama, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe,
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