LOL: A Mom Explains Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’


In the four years since Inception has come out, we’ve seen roughly a half a million infographics and perhaps another half a million thinkpieces attempting to explain Inception. Still, you’ve probably never seen it broken down and analyzed quite like this.

Filmmaker Joe Nicolosi got his mom to watch the sci-fi mind-benderĀ and then tell him “what she thought happened, and who she thought it happened to.” He then illustrated her version of the story for the rest of us to enjoy. What do Matt Damon, the NSA, and a mole have to do with the plot of Inception? Watch Inception Retold By Mom after the jump to find out.

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For anyone who has ever yelled or thought “don’t go into that cabin/basement/abandoned hospital/Applebees!” during a horror movie, we happily offer this trailer for HELL NO: The Sensible Horror Film. It’s the movie where the characters do all the things you always want characters to do when faced with ominous situations or all-out terror. It’s also filled with a lot of good jokes. (Spoiler alert: everyone lives.)

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At most of the major film festivals, cute little mini-shorts run before each screening. These shorts, called bumpers, usually focus on the theme of that year’s festival. Sundance bumpers often focus on the independent spirit or going against the system. Smaller film festivals like SXSW or Fantastic Fest usually aim for funny. My friend Neil from Film School Rejects shot me an email making me aware that this year’s SXSW bumpers (created by Joe Nicolosi) are now online. You can watch a couple of my favorites embedded after the jump, which includes an independent film version of Super Mario Bros.
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