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.

But no matter. The team at Screen Junkies has decided to set Inception in its sights for the latest Honest Trailer. Really, what did Inception do to deserve that? Nolan’s brief detour from Batman was minding its business, quietly playing on HBO and living on your DVD shelf. And while this trailer, like the others, is funny and makes some good points, I think it stretches more than most. Do you agree? Check it out below.

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VOTD: ‘the films of [Christopher Nolan]’

From the earliest installments of his “[the films of]” project, I’ve noticed /Film commenters wondering if and when Kees van Dijkhuizen would get around to spotlighting Christopher Nolan. The British director inspires fervent devotion from movie geeks as few other filmmakers do, thanks to his wildly ambitious imagination, his masterful storytelling, and his eye for cool beauty, and van Dijkhuizen notes that he’s received “hundreds, literally hundreds of requests” for a video showcasing Nolan’s unique style.

Now, for the eleventh installment of his yearlong, twelve-part montage series, van Dijkhuizen has finally released “[the films of] Christopher Nolan,” with a sleek stylishness that serves fitting tribute to the Dark Knight director. Watch the video after the jump.

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I’m not sure exactly why this is happening, but hey, I’m not about to complain. As part of something called IMAX Big Movie Week, AMC Theatres is bringing back three past blockbusters to IMAX screens for one week starting today: Christopher Nolan‘s Inception, J.J. AbramsStar Trek, and Fast and the Furious five-quel Fast Five. And the best part is, tickets will cost just $7 each. That’s significantly cheaper than regular, non-IMAX tickets cost in many AMC theaters, so it’s a pretty sweet deal. More details after the jump.

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VOTD: ‘The Batman Complex’

Probably all of us have entertained fantasies at some point about becoming one of our favorite superheroes, whether as children playing with action figures or adults watching the latest comic book blockbuster. Generally, it’s just harmless fun — but take that drive to the extreme and things can get really weird, as seen in today’s Video of the Day. The Batman Complex is a (sadly) fake film trailer about about a paranoid schizophrenic who comes to believe that he is actually Batman. Or something. Watch it after the jump.

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You might not recognize the name Zack Hemsey, but you’ve certainly heard his music. Hemsey is the 27-year-old composer who created the song “Mind Heist”, which was used in the third trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Inception. You can hear it here. I was just commenting yesterday on Twitter about how influential the Inception trailer score has been on the marketing of movies. So many of the film trailers and tv spots these days feature variations of that epic bassy blast popularized by Inception.

It should be noted that Mike Zarin scored the first Inception trailer (listen here), and is the composer responsible for the now infamous “BRRRRRRRAAAAAWWWWRWRRRMRMRMMRMRMMMMM!!!” which not only the other Inception trailers built upon, but went on to influence Hans Zimmer’s approach for score for the film. But Zack Hemsey’s “Mind Heist” theme from the third trailer is more fleshed out, longer, and is more remembered (and downloaded).

Our friends at the SoundWorks Collection have created a video profile of Hemsey, who has composed music for the movie trailers of Inception, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Ben Affleck’s The Town and more — all created using Logic on his computer in upstate New York. Watch the video embedded after the jump.

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For an awards show that purports to honor outstanding achievements in film, the Academy Awards seem oddly drawn to the familiar. The movies with the most nominations at this year’s Oscar race, for example, are The King’s Speech and True Grit — two films with a great deal of critical acclaim backing them, but ones that are decidely lacking in any grand ambition beyond presenting a traditional, accessible story. The Oscars, it would appear, favor the classically good to the unconventionally good, leaving the latter out to be forgotten in a sea of mediocrity and predictability. This isn’t a shocking revelation; the Academy Awards have always favored films that adhere to a certain standard of genre filmmaking. A heart-rending, war-based drama about one man’s uplifting struggle against adversity will always win out over the truly innovative, progressive, subversive films of our times. Read More »

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Earlier this week, Battle: Los Angeles director and future Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman casually mentioned that Warner Bros. is converting Christopher Nolan‘s Inception to 3D, possibly for a DVD release. Cue a slight bit of confusion: we’ve known that Christopher Nolan is a lot more interested in shooting for IMAX than 3D, but that if pressured by audience tastes he would release a 3D film, and that it would be post-converted so that he could shoot film.

So for now, what’s going on? Will we see a 3D Inception, either on DVD or in theaters? Warner Bros. is being cagey for now; more info after the break. Read More »


We’ve got some bits and pieces on some upcoming sequels for you today, from the substantiated (Ghostbusters 3) to the purely theoretical (Inception 2). Let’s dive right in.

We’ve been reporting for a while now that Bill Murray is the major holdup on Ghostbusters 3. The studio doesn’t want to move forward without him, but Murray’s been putting off reading the script for several months at this point. Well, prepare to keep waiting. Murray acknowledged yesterday that he is, in fact, the roadblock — and he still hasn’t read the script: “Yeah, I guess I’m the problem. Before I was an asset, [but] now I’m a problem. There’s a script somewhere [on my desk], but I haven’t read it yet.” More Murray, plus Tom Hardy and G.I. Joe 2, after the jump.

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The Daily What brings us a creepy cosplay photo of the day, featuring Nemo from Finding Nemo (and what is that near his legs?)

What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 40 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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