Interstellar sound problems

From the first screenings of Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar, you could hear the controversy coming. Audiences in different cities complained about the sound in the film. Nolan’s mix, or something in the presentation, resulted in several lines of dialogue – seemingly important lines – being blown out by sound effects and music. Was this an artistic choice by Nolan? Or was it the fault of individual theaters?

/Film reported on the sound issues, and as the story spread over days, no one would comment. Not Nolan’s camp, not Paramount Pictures and not IMAX. The only update was from one theater in upstate New York, which blamed Nolan for the sound. Now, finally, Nolan has responded to the controversy. Does he accept blame? Does he even think there’s a problem? Read Nolan’s quotes about the Interstellar sound problems below. Read More »

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Back to the Future Matt Taylor Poster

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interstellar sound issues

Over a week after our story about the sound problems in some theaters for Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar, neither Nolan’s camp or anyone from a major theater chain has offered any kind of explanation. It remains a mystery everywhere…except for one theater in upstate New York. They say it’s Christopher Nolan’s fault.

A patron of the Cinemark Tinseltown USA and IMAX in Rochester, NY tweeted an image of a sign posted outside theater. The sign says their sound system is fine and it was Christopher Nolan’s mix that’s the problem. Once news of the sign made it into the public, it was quickly taken down, but you can see it below. Read More »

Yoda Clone Wars Concept Art

Teases from The Clone Wars, Rebels, The Force Awakens and Episode VIII are all in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • Matthew McConaughey is open to a role in Star Wars, just like he’s open to a role in anything.
  • Rian Johnson offered up a fun tease about Star Wars Episode VIII.
  • Watch some clips from the next episode of Star Wars Rebels, which may have a Force Awakens Easter Egg.
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Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn

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Gunn said “the story is written and that’s it” in regards to the film, so there is no script just yet. But he did say that he didn’t want to repeat what made the first film such a success, the film would delve deeper into each of the characters (and maybe even include some back story) and he feels liberated because he feels the franchise’s role in Phase Three isn’t dictated by The Avengers. Plus, he teased that the series might not continue in a third film, contrary to previous rumors.

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Guardians of the Galaxy alternate ending

Spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy follow.

The ending of Guardians of the Galaxy is perfect. The day is won, Star Lord gets his ship back, he opens up that new Awesome Mix and we get to see a montage of a bunch of the main characters. However, at a press event for the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film, writer/director James Gunn revealed that final montage originally contained three extra characters: The Collector (Benicio Del Toro), Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Grandpa Quill (Gregg Henry). Each character shot an ending to their story that was going to be used in that scene, but was eventually cut out.

We spoke to Gunn after that revelation and asked for a few more details. He gave them up, and his explanation of what happened to Nebula, The Collector and Grandpa Quill describes an alternate ending to Guardians of the Galaxy. Read the Guardians of the Galaxy alternate ending quote below. Read More »

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