Christopher Nolan‘s new movie Dunkirk opens tonight in a theatre near you, which is exactly how the director likes it, thank you very much. Nolan has crushed it with large format exhibitions of his films from The Dark Knight to Inception to Interstellar, and with the help of a few others in Hollywood, Nolan is trying to keep actual film, as a medium, alive and kicking. So when you sit down and ask Nolan about the possibility of working with a streaming site like Netflix in the future, like David Ayer and Martin Scorsese already have, you can probably imagine what he had to say. (more…)
The last time there was news about the world of James Bond, it was a couple of weeks ago when it was revealed that the producers were exploring the idea of a cinematic universe. Interesting direction for a movie series named after *one guy*, but more importantly than that was the fact that it had been a while since we heard a status update for Bond 25, the next movie in the series starring the man with a license to kill. In fact, it’s been far from certain that the present 007, actor Daniel Craig, was even going to come back for another James Bond adventure. (more…)
We haven’t heard a lot about James Bond since the last chapter in the venerable franchise, Spectre, opened to decent box office but disappointed fan and critical appraisals back in November 2015. Not only have we not heard anything about what should be the slam-dunk Bond 25, we don’t know if the current Bond, actor Daniel Craig, will be returning for it. Craig has said some things that indicate he’s in no mood for more spy stuff, so in lieu of confirmation, we’ve been forced to speculate about who might play Bond next. That’s a long list, and it looks like it might be a little longer. (more…)
Warner Brothers has released a new trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice that includes new footage and a look at Joe Chill, the man who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents. There are a couple other images in this new trailer that pose a few questions about the film and how those fit into its story line. Let’s take a look and discuss it. (more…)
Whether you’re a fan of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy or not, the box office can’t be denied. Those movies were immensely popular, especially the stellar second outing. We’re talking about one of those rare ‘Empire Strikes Back,’ ‘Godfather Part II’ instances where the sequel is better than the first. Also, Nolan’s more realistic depiction of Batman probably made mainstream moviegoers more open to the character, and comic book movies in general. This makes Nolan’s mark an important one, even if you are ready for a more comic-booky Caped Crusader in future films. However, if you’re more like Christopher Priest, author of ‘The Prestige,’ and “victim” of the director adapting your work, that’s something else entirely. (more…)
Welcome back to the podcast of fun, this time on the show your life model decoy hosts, Jeremy and Jason, have brewed a cup of nerdy pop-culture talky news things and awkward moments. Do you like Star Wars, beard chat, Doctor Who, and scandalous sexy sex sex on the television set? Wow! Then do we have a show for you, clown shoes!
On the unnamed super terrific hour this week: (more…)
With Interstellar from director Christopher Nolan premiering this Friday, early reviews are calling the film the auteur’s most ambitious project yet. With a laundry list of phenomenal works on his resume—including the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception—that bit of early praise is saying something. With all of the clamor in anticipation of his latest work, though, it might be easy to forget that Nolan was pegged by Warner Bros. to be the guiding force behind the film studios’ efforts to create a superhero movie universe to rival that of Marvel. However, despite the WB’s drive to butt up against the Marvel film juggernaut, don’t expect Nolan to follow Marvel Studios’ movie-making blueprint, at least where post-credit scenes are concerned. (more…)
Late last night some images of the Batmobile from Zach Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice started popping up on the Internet. A couple popped up and then were quickly deleted by the user. No word if those were voluntary removals or someone shot out a quick Cease and Desist or they just thought their job might be threatened by the posting of the pictures. We’ve scrapped the bottom of the Internet and found those images and brought them for you all together here! (more…)
Frank Miller is known for being a writer that commands an almost “genius” status. His work on Daredevil back in the 80’s is the stuff that legends are made from and his Sin City and 300 comic book properties have been made into movies that are jaw-droppingly beautiful and stylish – artistic in all of the right ways. In other words, when Miller speaks, many people listen, and with good cause. His recent remarks regarding one of the most popular characters that he has worked on, however, may have a few fans scratching their heads. (more…)
What if the Dark Knight trilogy was a footnote in Christopher Nolan’s career? The man who respected a vastly misunderstood audience, the man who made quality a pre-requisite for real success in the superhero genre and who took a broad and broody concept and drained every cartoonish quality out of it for the better. What if Nolan transformed comic book movies and then went in a dozen different directions that all eventually pointed up?
This is the man who gave us Memento, Inception and now Interstellar, which looks so grand and intimate, so beautiful and gut-wrenchingly raw. Anything is possible. (more…)