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The Ten Most Anticipated Films Of 2017


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As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but hopefully they'll be better than 2016's lacklustre batch. (Release dates are subject to change.)

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Star Wars: Episode Viii - Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill continue the saga (Dec). More sci-fi sequels worth waiting for: the gang reteams for more space antics in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (May), Michael Fassbender returns for Alien: Covenant (May), and Harrison Ford is back for Blade Runner 2049 (Oct).

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Harry Styles To 'Live At Sea' In Preparation For First Movie Role


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Harry Styles will reportedly be swapping his plush celebrity lifestyle, for life onboard an old Navy ship, where there is no access to any electricity or running water. The One Direction star is said to be joining fellow cast and crew members of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk movie to live onboard the ship, in preparation for his first big Hollywood role.

Harry StylesHarry Styles is reportedly set spend time living at sea.

A source told The Sun: "Harry is used to living the life of luxury so this will be a very interesting experience. He knows this boot camp at sea is a big part of the job and is keen to get stuck in. But this will be tough and producers are trying to make life on board as realistic as possible.”

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Christopher Nolan Linked To World War II Dunkirk Drama


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Director Christopher Nolan’s next film will reportedly be a World War II drama, centring on the 1940 operation to rescue thousands of Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. The director’s next film has already been set for release on 21 July 2017, but no other details about the project are known.

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French newspaper La Voix Du Nord reports that Nolan is currently working on the drama in France. The report matches up with recent comments by Patrice Vergriete, the mayor of Dunkirk, who announced that “the filming of an American blockbuster” in June 2016 by a “world-famous director” was taking place in the city.

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Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Comic Will Explain Things, A Little


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Christopher Nolan has written a new comic book that centers on Dr Mann - the character played by Matt Damon in the British filmmaker's latest movie Interstellar. Absolute Zero focuses on the personal journey taken by the doctor before he is introduced in the film.

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The seven-page comic will be featured in the upcoming issue of Wired - which Nolan is guest-editing - though can also be read in full on Wired.com. Generally, Nolan has avoided releasing deleted scenes from his movie so Absolute Zero acts as a rare companion to fill in the gaps in the complex sci-fi epic. In a further helping hand for fans of the movie, Nolan's science advisor on Interstellar, Kip Thorne, has authored a book titled The Science of Interstellar. That book does not address plot themes and is more science based. The Christopher Nolan edited issue of Wired hits newsstands on November 25, 2014. 

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Christopher Nolan "Wouldn't Touch" 'Star Wars Episode VII, But Thinks J.J. Abrams Has "Colossal Balls"


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Christopher Nolan’s latest movie Interstellar has been earning big bucks at the box office and generating considerable Oscar buzz since it’s release last weekend. But its success doesn't mean the director would be willing to have a go at taking on an established 'space franchise'. Of course, by that we mean the ultimate space saga, Star Wars.

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In an interview with The Daily Beast, Nolan admitted he was excited to see what director J.J. Abrams had planned for Episode VII.

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A Week In Movies: Interstellar Lands In Cinemas, Tarantino Hosts The Hateful Eight, And Dumb & Dumber To Premieres In L.A., Plus New Trailers For Furious 7, Ex Machina And Minions


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Intersellar

After earlier permieres in L.A. And London, Interstellar held a week-of-release premiere on Monday in New York, attended by Christopher Nolan and his wife producer Emma Thomas and cast members including Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn and Bill Irwin. The film hits cinemas this weekend.

Photos - New York Premiere of 'Interstellar'

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Interstellar Is A New Genre For Nolan


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Over the past 15 years, Christopher Nolan has proven himself as a master of intelligent filmmaking, generally sticking to the psychological thriller genre while mixing in action and brain-bending flourishes. And now with Interstellar he has left the confines of Earth's gravity to head into science-fiction for the first time.

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Intriguingly, Nolan has still maintained his commitment to in-camera effects even in this genre, refusing to indulge in flashy digital trickery just because he can. Like his last few films, he has also shot portions of the film in Imax, massive screen imagery photographed on film, not digitally, which gives the entire movie an earthy texture that's intriguingly realistic. This also focusses even the most existential and scientific discussions squarely on the characters.

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'Interstellar' Takes $1.5 Million From Handful Of Limited Screenings


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If there was any debate as to whether Interstellar or Big Hero 6 would find itself top of the box-office come Monday morning, it may have been extinguished after Christopher Nolan's took $1.5 million from a limited number of screenings on Tuesday and Wednesday night (November 5, 2014).

InterstellarMatthew McConaughey [L] and Anne Hathaway [Centre] star in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic 'Interstellar'

The space odyssey pulled in a huge gross from a combination or regular and IMAX screenings, which began at 8pm Paramount Pictures released the movie on 240 theatres across the U.S, with the distributor selecting specific venues that favour traditional film projectors, rather than digital. 

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Video - Christopher Nolan Joins The Cast Of 'Interstellar' At The NY Premiere - Part 2


Director Christopher Nolan arrived at the New York premiere of his upcoming sci-fi movie 'Interstellar' held at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square theater, alongside his wife and collaborator Emma Thomas.

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Interstellar - Nolan's "Flawless Masterpiece"


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The New York premiere of Christopher Nolan’s eagerly-awaited survivalist space epic, Interstellar, attracted a wealth of fabulously dressed celebrities on Monday night including its main stars, Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. It also gave itself open to the critics before its big nationwide release on November, 7.

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The main star, Matthew McConaughy, at the New York premiere of Interstellar

So what did they think about this potentially brilliant masterpiece by one of the most sought-after directors featuring one of the most popular actors of the moment? Could it ever live up to the hype? Or has its build up inevitably led to an unfortunate downfall? And, most importantly perhaps, should you go and see it?

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Obviously Interstellar's Christopher Nolan Doesn't Have An Email Address


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So we all got pretty excited when we found out that Bill Murray doesn't have an agent, and that, should you want to pitch the movie legend a part, you have to find his secret number (which nobody knows) and leave your idea on his answering machine. This week, we learned that Christopher Nolan - one of the world's most innovative movie directors - doesn't have an email address.

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In a wide ranging profile in the New York Times Magazine, we learned that the filmmaker responsible for Memento, The Prestige and The Dark Knight trilogy doesn't own an email address and so gets his assistant to print out important memos for him. 

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A Week In Movies: Interstellar Premieres In L.A. And London, Radcliffe Talks Horns, Film Crews Hit The Streets In London And New York, Longer Trailers For Into The Woods, Paddington And Avengers 2


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Christopher Nolan's hotly anticipated sci-fi epic Interstellar held its world premiere in Los Angeles this week, followed by a European premiere in London. The blue carpet events brought out Nolan and his cast, including Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and David Oyelowo. The film opens next week everywhere, and early buzz has been strong.

Photos - Interstellar Los Angeles premiere - Arrivals

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'Interstellar' Is Coming: But What Is A Black Hole, Exactly?


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We're now just weeks away from the release of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar -the most anticipated movie, certainly of 2014, perhaps of the last few years. Paramount has employed a clever marketing campaign for this, in that, they haven't really done any marketing. Plot details have been kept under wraps, trailers have offered little insight into what will unfold and the studio have let word-of-mouth and natural buzz lead the way.

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One thing we do know is that Interstellar concerns black holes. They're the place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can't get out. It can often happen when a star is dying, though because light can't get out - nobody can see black holes. They're invisible. As in the Muse song - the largest black holes are the "supermassive" kind. They're said to be the size of 1 million suns together and scientists have proven that every large galaxy contains a supermassive black hole. 

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A Week In Movies: Stars Turn Out In New York, Cruise Shoots In London And Trailers For Interstellar, Inherent Vice, Taken 3 And Blackhat


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Gone Girl

A week before it arrived in cinemas, the anxiously awaited thriller Gone Girl had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, where Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and more turned up to walk the red carpet.

Video - Neil Patrick Harris Photographed On The Red Carpet During 'Gone Girl' Premiere - Part 1

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Interstellar Trailer


Cooper is a pilot and engineer with a huge ambition to save the world. With little discoveries left to be made on Earth and the development of pioneering technology ever slowing down, mankind's only chance of survival is to take to the stars - though there's a chance there's nothing out there either. But human endeavour once again proves fruitful as a team of space explorers discover a wormhole in the void of the universe. Cooper decides to join them on their intergalactic expedition to find out if there are any other habitable worlds out there. However, he has a big decision to make as the trip means leaving his beloved family behind with the possibility that he might never return. This is a dangerous mission unlike anything mankind has ever done before, but is it worth it to find a way to save the world?

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What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?


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Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last week to unveil the full trailer for their new movie, Interstellar. It seems fans were impressed but, with a November release date for the motion picture fast approaching, what do we actually know about this sci-fi adventure?

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Christopher Nolan and Matthew Mcconaughey at Comic-Con 2014 (Credit: Getty/Kevin Winter)

We know that it has an all-star cast with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway taking the leads and Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Matt Damon and William Devane featuring, among others.

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With the Earth facing a bleak future, pilot and engineer Cooper wants to know how it can possibly be saved from its inevitable demise. The world seems to be slowing down in terms of technological advancement and important discovery, but one group of scientists and explorers are determined to keep pushing the boundaries of human endeavour in the hope that human beings can learned enough to save themselves. When an unusual wormhole like void is discovered in space, the scientists prepare to embark on an interstellar voyage of wisdom to unlock the hidden mysteries of the universe and uncover the key to time travel. It's an expedition that faces great danger and has never before been undertaken by man, and while Cooper is concerned about his separation from his family, he can't pass up this opportunity to explore the stars.

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Christopher Nolan's Fingerprints Are All Over 'Transcendence'


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Even though he's only listed as an executive producer, filmmaker Christopher Nolan's fingerprints are all over the new sci-fi thriller Transcendence, the directing debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, who has shot all of Nolan's films since 2000's break-out hit Memento.

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And then there's the cast members who have worked with Nolan-Pfister before, including Rebecca Hall (The Prestige), Morgan Freeman (the Dark Knight trilogy) and Cillian Murphy (Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy). 

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Christopher Nolan Shooting 'Interstellar' Like "A Documentary"


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Christopher Nolan has made an appearance at CinemaCon to talk about his hugely anticipated new sci-fi movie Interstellar. The film has been mostly kept under wraps, though we do know that real-life wormhole scientist Kip Thorne is credited as a producer and Matthew Mcconaughey and Michael Caine star.

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Nolan told at an audience at the annual event that he's largely concentrating on the movie's tone, calling McConaughey's character an "everyman" - more Ron Woodruff than Rust Cohle - and describing the film as "using interstellar travel to go to other places you couldn't reach beyond normal space travel," reports Variety. 

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Why Matthew McConaughey Could Win Successive Best Actor Oscars


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Nobody could deny Matthew Mcconaughey the Oscar for best actor at the 86th Academy Awards. His acceptance speech was typically McConaughey and the 44-year-old Texan really has established himself as one of America's finest actors with movie-stealing turns in Killer Joe, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street and Dallas Buyers Club - not to mention his probable Golden Globe and Emmy winning turn in HBO's crime-drama True Detective.

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Now, a lot can happen between now and the Oscars in 2015, though McConaughey will be considered an early favorite to win best actor again - for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. It's been known for years that the Academy doesn't particular reward sci-fi, but with Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity winning seven gongs on Sunday (March 2, 2014), it's not difficult to argue that trends are changing. 

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The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014


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10. The Expendables 3 (Aug) - Hopefully this meathead action romp will be the guilty pleasure of the year. Other muscle-bound, brainless thrills may come from Pompeii (Feb), Tarzan (May) and Hercules (Aug).
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Into The Woods

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'Interstellar' - Christopher Nolan Keeps Us Guessing With Sci-Fi Epic [Trailer]


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The first trailer for Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar has hit the web, and it's clear that the Dark Knight director is keeping everyone guessing. The official synopsis is that Interstellar follows the human obsession with overcoming the impossible and cutting down the limitations - but, well, that could mean anything.

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Ok, so there's a little more than that. Essentially, a group of curious space-explorers uncover a wormhole in the universe that can allow them to make critical shortcuts through spacetime. They set out on an intergalactic expedition never before undertaken by man, to find whole new worlds.

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At a time where scientists and explorers are on the verge of reaching a stalemate with making new discoveries and extending the limits of human endeavour, a group of ever-curious space explorers uncover a wormhole in the universe that can allow them to make critical shortcuts through spacetime. The team set out on an intergalactic expedition never before untaken by man, to find whole new worlds of new discoveries, hidden dimensions and unearth the key to time travel.

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First Glimpse At 'Interstellar' Gives Very Little Away - Why Are We So Excited Then!?


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Earlier this week we were treated to the first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar. The trailer really did put the 'teaser' back in to teaser trailer, as it consisted only of archive footage of various historical events, with Matthew Mcconaughey's rich Texan drawl narrating something inspirational over the top of the images. It gave absolutely nothing away in regards to what we can expect to see in the film, but frankly we don't even care.

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Not to jump to conclusions, but Nolan might have done it again

Nolan has been working in relative secrecy on the project along with his brother, Jonathan Nolan, with the basis of the film apparently being inspired by a story by physicist Kip S. Thorne. We already know this, as well as the fact that McConaughey will be starring in the film alongside Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine and others, and after seeing the first glimpse of the film this is still all we know in regards to what the Nolan Bros. have in store for us. Their secrecy might make some angry, but frankly the secrecy is just making us more and more excited for the complex film.

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Christian Bale Wont Be Doning His Black Cape For The Justice League Film


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The Dark Knight trilogy has been lauded as the greatest comic book adaption series ever committed to film and has re-written the way Hollywood sees superhero movies, but Christian Bale has decided that when it comes to wearing the famed black mask and cape; three times is enough. The Oscar-winning actor told Entertainment Weekly that although he cherishes the time he had making the movies, he thinks it better to leave things as they are and not tamper with Christopher Nolan's astounding vision.

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Bale wont be returning as Batman/Bruce Wayne

"We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That's enough. Let's not get greedy," said the Batman/Bruce Wayne actor during the interview to promote his new film, Out of the Furnace, adding; "Chris [Nolan] always said he wanted to make it one film at a time and we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying 'We're about to make the third.' We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well."

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Video - The Cast And Crew Of 'Man Of Steel' Are Interviewed At The UK Premiere By Alex Zane


The cast and crew of 'Man Of Steel' including stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adam, Antje Traue and Russell Crowe, screenwriter David S. Goyer, director Zack Snyder, composer Hans Zimmer and co-producer Christopher Nolan are interviewed on the red carpet at the UK premiere by TV's Alex Zane.

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Man Of Steel Review


Excellent

Superman gets the Dark Knight treatment, as Christopher Nolan offers a much grittier, more intensely personal look at the biggest superhero of them all. It's a flawed film that feels far too violent for its own good, but the pungent story holds us in its grip all the way through, cleverly weaving the character's back-story into a series of emotive flashbacks along with massively thrilling action sequences. And along the way there are resonant ethical dilemmas, family issues and pointed political drama.

Some 30 years ago, scientist Jor-El (Crowe) packed his infant son Kal-El into a pod and sent him to Earth to escape certain doom as the planet Krypton imploded after centuries of ecological abuse. This enrages the viciously tenacious General Zod (Shannon) who spends three decades searching for the child. Meanwhile, Kal-El (Cavill) was raised as Clark in Smallville, Kansas, by the Kents (Lane and Costner), who taught him to keep his powers in check. But when he activates a downed Kryptonian ship, he alerts Zod to his whereabouts. And just as nosey journalist Lois Lane (Adams) learns Clark's secret, Zod arrives to launch a full-on attack.

This is a film about internal conflicts, and everyone has to face up to their own desires and responsibilities. Even Zod, whose dedication to his people means that he is willing to wipe out humanity in order to recreate Krypton on Earth. So Kal-El is caught between protecting his adopted planet and being loyal to his birth species. Lois is struggling with keeping a big secret or reporting the news. All of this provides plenty of gristle for the actors to chew on, even if the dilemmas aren't actually that difficult. And even though they sometimes seem consumed by the elaborate sets and costumes.

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Hans Zimmer (Unsurprisingly) Chosen To Score Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'


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Han Zimmer and Christopher Nolan seem to go together like Steven Spielberg and John Williams or Tim Burton and Danny Elfman nowadays, with the director and film score-writer hooking up yet again for Nolan's next movie, Interstellar. The German-born composer has even began writing the music for the project too, which is expected to reach cinemas in fall 2014.

Zimmer told Collider on Saturday (June 1) that following an exceptionally successful collaborative run over the Dark Knighttrilogy and Inception, he is eager to work with the British director once again on his sci-fi epic. As well as having Zimmer on board, Nolan is writing the script with his brother Jonathan, based on the work of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain will star.

The composer only revealed his own participation in the movie, neglecting to mention anything else about the upcoming project that is being helmed by the notoriously secretive Nolan. Zimmer's revelation doesn't exactly come as a surprise, however the news that he is already working on the score more than a year before the release of the film gives some indication of the ambition and scale of the project. He said, “I wrote something…and I’m writing that. So, yes, we have started.”

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'Batman: Arkham Origins' Features Bane And The Joker


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Batman: Arkham Origins captures a "rawer, scarier Batman" more akin to Christopher Nolan's movie franchise than previous games in the series. The new game - set for release on October 25 - is set five years before the events on 2009's Batman: Arkham Asylum, on a New York Christmas Eve where many of Gotham's inhabitants still consider the caped crusader to be a myth.

Senior producer Ben Mattes and creative director Eric Holmes were in Los Angeles last week to showcase scenes from the game, which includes new weapons, a new voice cast and enhanced detective abilities for Batman, according to the Los Angeles Times. Mattes said the primary inspiration behind the new game was the 'Legends of the Dark Knight' comic series, launched after Tim Burton's 1989 movie. The emphasis on Batman's earlier days means Origins is more likely to mirror Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy. "That's the time in his career we loved, and we believe it dovetailed very appropriately with being a player in a video game - that feeling of raw empowerment that comes from knowing the people you're fighting in the world are scared of you," Mattes told Hero Complex. "They are genuinely worried about what happens when you get your hands on them. That creates a very strong feeling of power that we want to put in the hands of the players.

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Have Warners Cancelled The 'Justice League' Film Project?


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Everyone getting all excited about the forthcoming Justice League film just hold onto your hats – the movie might not even be getting made.

A recent report by Variety assesses the future of Warners studios and pinpoints that the Henry Cavill-starring Superman film Man Of Steel is the key target for them this year with regards commercial success. This much we already knew; what we didn’t know is the suggestion that the success of that film could impact plans further down the line – namely the production of the Justice League film. If the film tanks it’s unlikely that that film would then happen – disappointing news for all those who’ve reported on rumored directors, actors, plots and characters so vehemently. As Variety points out, Warners hasn’t been able to fully exploit its DC Comic titles that well – Christopher Nolan’s Batman films aside – with Green Lantern most notably struggling at the box office.

The studio has of course been prospering elsewhere, with the likes of the Harry Potter films, The Hobbit, and The Hangover franchise all doing well in recent years, as well as Batman. Yet in turbulent economic times, even the biggest movie companies know that the collapse of their fan base could always be just one bad film around the corner, and so the suggestion that The Justice League is being treated cautiously is a sensible, if not slightly disappointing, decision.

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No Love For The Dark Knight Rises At This Year's Oscars


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Christopher Nolan's epic conclusion to the celebrated Dark Knight trilogy was released in the summer of 2012, with many critics agreeing that it was already a viable contender for Oscar season, but of the 24 categories on offer, The Dark Knight Rises didn't receive a single nod.

Everyone seems to be up in arms over Ben Affleck's omission from the Best Director category, or over Skyfall's similarly unanimous snub (although, rightly so, it has been given the nod for Best Cinematography as well as nominations for its soundtrack and editing), but it does come as quite a surprise to see so few remarks about the lack of Batman at The Oscars.

Ok, we all agree that the film maybe wasn't overall as good as its predecessor The Dark Knight, but it was still one hell of a show (and how was Tom Hardy supposed to compete with Heath Ledger's Joker). From the colossal set designs (Bane's sewer-based lair), the quite brilliant costumes on show (Catwoman and Bane's mask) and the film's deep underlying messages reflecting our own world, raising questions about class, wealth and power, has a more deserving and appropriate for our time film been made this year? You'd have to say no, not really.

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Christopher Nolan's Latest Attempt To Impress The Academy: Interstellar


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Ok, so the headline's probably a little unfair. We're pretty sure Christopher Nolan has all but given up trying to squeeze any golden statuettes out of the Academy. We should probably accept that the Batman director isn't going to win Best Director and Best Picture anytime soon, though his movies will no doubt continue to thrill for many, many years.

Anyway, the progressive filmmaker's latest project is likely to be sci-fi drama Interstellar, written by his brother and long-time collaborator Jonathan Nolan. According to multiple sources who spoke with the Hollywood Reporter, Nolan has set his sights on the big-budget project which - surprise, surprise - involves time travel and alternate dimensions. The details are sketchy, though it's thought the movie will follow a group of explorers who travel through a wormhole. The script is actually based on the real-life scientific theories of Kip Throne, a theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist. 

Interstellar has already found a home at Paramount, though would be made in collaboration with Warner Brothers, where Nolan made his three Batman movies, as well as Insomnia and Inception. Steven Spielberg was originally attached to the project, though it's unclear whether he will remain involved in some capacity. On Wednesday, the Lincoln director's forthcoming project Robopocalypse was delayed indefinitely. On Thursday, Nolan's Dark Knight Rises was snubbed entirely in the Oscar nominations.

Total Snub: No Dark Knight Rises Oscar Nominations


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There was disappointment for The Dark Knight Rises as it missed out on a nomination for Best Picture – in fact, scratch that, it missed out on a nomination everywhere.

Largely thanks to the stellar performance of the late Heath Ledger, its predecessor had taken a grand total of eight nominations at the 2009 Academy Awards, and with another strong critical showing upon its release last year, there were no doubt hopes that the sequel would feature in the reckoning today (January 10, 2013). However, alongside another blockbuster franchise in James Bond, it managed to miss out on all the major categories in a massive snub to director Christopher Nolan, who must have previously thought he’d taken the one much-dated Batman character back towards something approaching artistic relevance.

At least the Bond franchise has something to look forward to on Oscar’s night; Skyfall might have missed out but there will be a tribute to the series reaching its 50th anniversary (although that may well stick in the craw); for Nolan it means a disappointing end to his trilogy directing the caped crusader. It’s hard to say what it was that’s halted The Dark Knight Rises momentum, an unfortunate reason may well be that the shootings at the Aurora Theater during a midnight screening of the film last summer quickly overshadowed the film itself, although commercially it remained strong thereafter. Either way, it’s a pity that Nolan will be bowing out from the franchise with a whimper.

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New Man Of Steel Movie Still Reveals Little About Superman's New Look


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Man of Steel, the newest Superman franchise reboot, is looking pretty good from the latest movie still.

The shot shows Clark Kent, sporting the classic Superman suit and cape and staring into the distance in classic pensive superhero fashion. Unfortunately, as far as costume reveals go, this one isn’t the most exciting. We only get to see Henry Cavill’s back in this one, which is great as far as backs go, but doesn’t really give away much in terms of changes to the suit. Fans don’t get a good look in the trailers that have been released so far either, but they do, at least, give us a feel for the movie itself.

As origin stories go, this one will be pretty dark it seems, going for sleekness and style, which has been the trend these days, but with Christopher Nolan producing, is anyone really surprised. Nolan has set the bar high with The Dark Knight trilogy and there’s no question that comic book geeks and casual fans alike will be going into the theatres with high expectations. The flick will also be competing with Thor 2, which comes out later in 2013. Looks like it’s going to be a good year for superheros.

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Cloud Atlas Is As Risky As Inception, Says Tom Hanks


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With his upcoming film, Cloud Atlas ready for release later this month, one of the film’s stars, Tom Hanks, has alluded to the deep plotline that runs through the book adaptation and said that the film is as “risky as Inception” was when it was release in 2010.

Hanks was plugging his new film during a chat with Canadian paper The Montreal Gazette, when he brought up the Christopher Nolan film, suggesting that it was the closest thing to compare to his latest movie outing. Cloud Atlas follows the intertwining lives of a massive cast that drifts between centuries both past and present, examining the impact of fate on good and bad behaviour.

In his discussion, he not only had praises to sing for Brit-director Nolan, but also his three “bold” directors for the upcoming project; Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski. And if three directors were a lot to take on board, then the number of characters the actors have to transform themselves into throughout the film will take some effort to get your heads round too, with Hanks alone taking on 6 different roles.

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The Dark Knight Rises Review


Extraordinary
When the credits roll at the end of this overlong action epic, it feels like we've just turned the final page of an immersive novel. It takes about an hour to find its stride, but Nolan's final Batman movie is also thunderously complex and entertaining.

It's eight years later, and Commissioner Gordon (Oldman) has allowed the press to create a myth that Batman was a villain. Badly injured, Bruce Wayne (Bale) has become a recluse, tended to by his butler Alfred (Caine). Then a new baddie arrives: Bane (Hardy) is part of the League of Shadows, trained by Bruce's old nemesis Ra's al Ghul (Neeson) to purge the world of human decadence. So Bruce turns to Wayne company boss Lucius (Freeman) to get back in fighting shape, deciding to trust a slippery cat burglar (Hathaway) and a rookie cop (Gordon-Levitt).

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Dark Knight Rises Trailer


Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham after eight years in The Dark Knight Rises, his alias Batman nursing a sore reputation after the last film, The Dark Knight, where he assumed responsibility for the attorney Harvey Dent's crimes in order to protect Dent's name after he loses his life during The Joker's assault on the city. This time he intends to defend Gotham City from a new villain: the virtually indestructible Bane who, as discovered by Commissioner Gordon, is plotting the obliteration of the entire city from the inside.

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Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Caesars Palace
Christopher Nolan and Caesars Palace

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Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Caesars Palace
Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Caesars Palace
Christopher Nolan and Caesars Palace
Christopher Nolan and Caesars Palace
Christopher Nolan and Caesars Palace

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Trailer


It has been eight years since Harvey Dent was killed, during the Joker's killing spree. Billionaire Bruce Wayne accepted responsibility for Dent's death and left Gotham. The city has now recovered from the shocking events and is living in peace.

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Christopher Nolan, Batman and The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan, Batman and The Dark Knight

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Christopher Nolan, Academy Awards and Kodak Theatre

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Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer - Wednesday 8th December 2010 at Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Los Angeles, California

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Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer
Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer
Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer
Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer
Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer

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Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan
Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan
Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan
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Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan

Inception Review


Essential
Nolan pulls us into another fiendishly entertaining scenario, engaging our brains while taking us on a thrilling ride. And while the mind-bending story might not be as cerebral as it seems, it completely envelops us.

Cobb (DiCaprio) invades people's dreams for a living, stealing ideas with the help of his sidekick Arthur (Gordon-Levitt). But a new client (Watanabe) wants him to try inception instead: implanting an idea in the mind of media heir Fischer (Murphy). So Cobb hires a new architect (Page) and two other skilled experts (Hardy and Rao) to create an elaborately layered dreamworld for the reverse heist. The problem is that Cobb's wife (Cotillard) is lurking in this alternate reality and could bring the whole plan crashing down around them.

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Christopher Nolan Thursday 8th July 2010 World premiere of 'Inception' at the Odeon cinema - Arrivals London, England

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The Dark Knight Review


Excellent
Have you ever noticed how one measly letter separates "laughter" from "slaughter?"

I almost missed this off-the-cuff joke -- it's spray-painted on the side of a semi as the Joker (Heath Ledger) descends on a police convoy hustling doomed district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) beneath the streets of Gotham. But it beautifully captures the balancing act director Christopher Nolan attempts in The Dark Knight, an anticipated blockbuster that seems capable at any point of plunging headlong into hilarity or insanity, moral stability or absolute chaos.

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Christopher Nolan - Friday 11th July 2008 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Los Angeles, California

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Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan Thursday 13th March 2008 ShoWest 2008 Final Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony held at the Paris Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

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Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan Thursday 13th March 2008 Warner Brothers event 'ShoWest' at the Paris Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

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Christopher Nolan

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30th July, 1970

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