For Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, composer Hans Zimmer an unenviable task. Unlike in 2006′s Superman Returns where composer John Ottman was able to use John Williams‘ iconic 1978 Superman theme, Snyder preferred to distance his film from all of the previous Superman films. That meant Zimmer was tasked with writing music that would work to inspire in the context of the new film, but also wouldn’t be totally overshadowed by Williams.
Like I said, unenviable.
The Oscar-winning composer behind Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Dark Knight spoke to CNN about this new score. He explained he was inspired by middle America, that Christopher Nolan provided some input, and that the score features an A-List drum line of celebrities. Read about that and more below. Read More »
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Briefly: Two words from Matthew McConaughey, “I’m confirming,” are all we need to go forward with the knowledge that he’s playing the lead role in Christopher Nolan‘s next film, Interstellar. The actor said as much to the Star Tribune (via Chud) in a phone interview, when asked if he could confirm that he’s taking the gig.
Other than that, all we know about Interstellar is that it was originally inspired by the theories of theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist Kip Thorne. Steven Spielberg developed the film, but Nolan took it up not long ago as his follow-up to The Dark Knight Rises. Jonathan Nolan’s original script is being revised by Christopher Nolan. The film “depicts a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding” and features “explorers [who] travel through a wormhole.”
The film is scheduled for release on November 7, 2014.
What a run the past couple years have been for Matthew McConaughey. He went from a period in which he staffed cookie-cutter rom-coms to a series of pictures that used his talents spectacularly well. From The Lincoln Lawyer to Bernie, Killer Joe, Magic Mike, and Mud, he’s had a string of roles any actor would be proud of.
Now he has reportedly been offered the male lead role in Christopher Nolan‘s next film, Interstellar. Read More »
Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight is a shining example of a what a comic book movie can be. It’s dark and exciting, and the performances are as rich as the story. In fact, the film is so well-regarded some fans put it on an unattainable pedestal and vehemently attack anyone who dare say anything negative about Nolan’s second entry in his Batman trilogy.
But the film has some problems. A plot hole here, questionable motivation there. While most people tend to forgive those for the sake of pure, well-made entertainment, the CinemaSins team is not among those people. They’ve done the unthinkable, and created a sure-to-be controversial video calling out everything wrong with The Dark Knight in four minutes or less. Read More »
Christopher Nolan‘s new film, Interstellar, will be released in theaters and IMAX on November 7, 2014. Yes, Nolan’s new movie is coming next year in IMAX. As originally rumored, it’ll be joint distributed by two competing studios: Paramount and Warner Bros. Paramount will handle domestic distribution and Warner Bros. will handle international.
Nolan will write and direct, based on a script by his brother Jonathan Nolan. The film is about “ a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding” built out of the theories of theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist Kip Thorne. He’ll executive produce. Read More »
Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel has begun to screen and word is that it’s fantastic. We’d heard that executives at Warner Bros. truly loved the film and now, reports are coming in from other people too. (And from people who don’t have billions and billions of dollars potentially invested in the success of a rebooted Superman.)
In particular, JoBlo is reporting the film is nearly complete (save for the 3D conversion) and despite the somber tone the trailers suggest, the film is chock full of action. We’ll talk more specifics below. Read More »
Christopher Nolan‘s Inception was never meant to be simple. The film features a final shot that explicitly doesn’t tell us what happens in the end and a plot that mirrors the world it creates, featuring many layers of story rolling out simultaneously. And it’s a movie about entering other people’s dreams. For that reason alone, it was bound to have plot holes. At least it keeps us entertained long enough to ignore them.
Wait, is this a dream? Haven’t you read that last paragraph before? Yes you have. In January, the “Honest Trailer” for Inception was released, pointing out all of the film’s flaws. Now we’ve got a similar video from a competing team that’ll aim to point out everything wrong with Inception in 4 minutes or less. Read More »
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In 2012, nitpicking movies became the latest online craze. Everyone got wrapped up in it. Some may blame the movies, but I blame fans with video editing skills who make videos like the ones below.
Three of the year’s most discussed movies – Rian Johnson‘s Looper, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises – are the latest to get “Everything Wrong With In 3-4 Minute” videos from CinemaSins. And while the latter two are mostly warranted, the former is such a stretch, even the director spoke out about it. Check it out below. Read More »