Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL

After Hans Zimmer completed his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he shared the news that he was no longer scoring comic book movies. “[Batman v Superman] was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language,” he told BBC Hardtalk. “I did Batman Begins with Chris [Nolan] 12 years ago, so The Dark Knight trilogy might be three movies to you; to me, it was 11 years of my life.” A part of the reason why he might’ve struggled to find a new language is because, during those 11 years, he was inspired by what Christian Bale brought to Batman.

Below, learn more about why we won’t have the pleasure of experiencing more Hans Zimmer Batman scores.

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Dunkirk Prologue Playing Before Kong Skull Island

Last night brought the sneak preview screenings of Kong: Skull Island at many theaters across the country, and even though I had already seen the gnarly monster movie (and enjoyed it quite a bit), I wanted to see it again with friends. In addition to being treated to a second round of Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ spectacular monster action on an IMAX screen, there was a little surprise preceding the movie.

As the lights came down and the trailers began, the first preview out of the gate was Dunkirk. However, I was taken aback, because this wasn’t the trailer that has been playing in theaters since late last year. Instead, this was the 5-minute prologue that exclusively played before certain IMAX showings of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The good news is that this wasn’t just a fluke and you can easily see the Dunkirk prologue with IMAX screenings of Kong if you weren’t able to catch it already.
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Batman Begins Honest Trailer

With The LEGO Batman Movie topping the box office this past weekend, and Ben Affleck leaving The Batman as director (and possibly as the star according to a new rumor), there has been plenty of discussion about The Dark Knight lately. Therefore, it’s the perfect time for Honest Trailers to look back at a time when Batman became the hero we needed all over again.

Christopher Nolan gave us a near-perfect reboot of the Caped Crusader after Joel Schumacher took the superhero into goofball territory. Batman Begins is as grounded as superhero movies get, and it set up what most regard as one of the best comic book franchises ever made. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some jokes to be had at the movie’s expense, especially when it comes to how outlandish the third act really is.

Watch the Batman Begins Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

the dark knight michael mann influences

If you ask me, Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight is a masterwork, not just as a superhero movie but as a film. But like most great filmmakers, Nolan wears his film influences on his sleeves, and it’s very evident in his work. We’ve talked previously about how Nolan’s love for the James Bond franchise has shown up in his films from time to time (For instance, The Dark Knight Rises opening sequence was clearly inspired by 1989’s Licence to Kill). A new video essay presents scenes from director Michael Mann‘s films side by side with sequences from Nolan’s work on The Dark Knight.

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Christopher Nolan Directing James Bond

Last fall, there was a lot of buzz regarding whether or not Daniel Craig would eventually return to the role of James Bond. The actor was rather vocal about how exhausting the work on Spectre was, going so far as to say that he’d rather slash his wrists than do another James Bond movie at that time. Since then, he’s equated his answer to being the same he would give if someone asked him to run a marathon after just finishing another marathon, reiterating that he loves playing James Bond.

As of last year, Daniel Craig was still the first choice to play James Bond, according to the franchise executive producer, but that didn’t stop rumors from swirling about a possible replacement. One of those names was Tom Hardy, and in a recent interview he was hesitant to address any truth to those rumors simply because of his own personal philosophy. However, he had no problem putting forth his choice to direct a James Bond film: Christopher Nolan.

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Dunkirk Prologue IMAX Theaters

Millions will be headed to movie theaters this weekend to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Before the movie starts, trailers for some of the biggest blockbusters of 2017 will be played, but at select locations, audiences will be treated to a 5-minute prologue from Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming World War II drama Dunkirk.

Since most of Dunkirk was shot on 65mm IMAX cameras, Christopher Nolan is making this prologue only available in select IMAX theaters so it’s seen in the best format possible. If you’re not sure if your local IMAX theater is worthy of this honor, a full list of theaters playing the prologue around the world has been made available online.

Get the full Dunkirk prologue IMAX theaters list after the jump. Read More »

dunkirk trailer

The first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Dunkirk consisted of only a few shots, with one stand out in particular: a group of British soldiers looking skyward as the sounds of German planes grew louder and louder. It was a teaser in every sense of the word, existing merely to announce the film’s presence to general audiences. The newly arrived trailer (which arrives shortly after the first poster) for this World War II drama offers a bit more than that, offering a better look at what we can expect from movie.

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dunkirk poster

UPDATE: A second teaser poster has been released and we’ve added it below.

How about we imagine a modern movie poster? Close you eyes. Now conjure up the proper poster shape. That’s the blank canvas upon which we will mentally photoshop our eye-catching motion picture advertisement. Think hard. What do we need? How about text calling attention to the director’s past work? That’s good. That’s standard. That’s normal. But try a little harder. How about…a guy standing with his back to the viewer, looking upon a scene of epic destruction? There we go! And how about a bunch of smoke and debris to ensure that there is no corner of this one-sheet left untouched by grime!

Now open your eyes. You have seen the poster for Christopher Nolan‘s Dunkirk.

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Julian Rentzsch Director Portraits - Steven Spielberg

We feature plenty of collectible artwork here at /Film, but nearly all of them pay tribute to movies and TV, but not the people who make them. That changes today with a series of filmmaker portraits that are positively stunning.

Julian Rentzsch has created a series of portraits paying tribute to iconic directors such as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick and more. Check out the Julian Rentzsch director portraits after the jump. Read More »

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We have learned from multiple sources that a seven-minute prologue for Christopher Nolan‘s new film Dunkirk will play in front of select 70mm IMAX showings of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Hit the jump to learn more about the Dunkirk IMAX preview.

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