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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.

InterstellarMatthew McConaughey [L] and Anne Hathaway [centre] in Interstellar

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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Intersteller

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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Matthew McConaughey Says "Alright, Alright, Alright" To Comic-Con 2014 - Drops 'Interstellar' Hints


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In the first real Comic-Con surprise, Matthew McConaughey managed to spring up on stage and shock fans with his patented “Alright, alright alright,” before delivering some new information on Christopher Nolan’s new film, ‘Interstellar’.

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So far, we’ve only been treated to cryptic trailers surrounding the sci-fi(?) epic, and the Nolan-McConaughey duo expanded on what we already know with a few valuable morsels, some of which we’d already inferred, like the fact the film surrounds space travel.

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'Interstellar' Trailer Revealed: Matthew McConaughey Is Charged With Saving Humanity


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Matthew Mcconaughey’s hot streak will either rank up the degrees or grow cold like Wilfred’s Snowpiercer when Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ hits town in November. The sci-fi drama sees the Dallas Buyers Club star step into the lead role once more in what looks like another space-based Oscar contender.

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But we have to be careful with that kind of talk, don’t we? Nolan’s first film since The Dark Knight trilogy is showing immense prospect. In the trailer we see McConaughey as a skilled engineer and trained pilot; except the world doesn’t need any more engineers – it’s running out of food.

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'Transcendence' Passed Over For Critics' Praise: What's Wrong With Johnny Depp's First Sci-Fi?


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Johnny Depp's new science fiction thriller Transcendence isn't even out yet in most countries but box office prospects are looking shaky for its upcoming debut weekend. With its intriguing premise and dark moral message, the film was supposed to be simultaneously Depp's comeback after the critically trashed Lone Ranger and first foray into leading a sci-fi film but has unfortunately failed to ignite reviewers' imaginations so far.

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Depp Undergoes An Eerie Cyber Transformation In 'Transcendence.'

Transcendence sees Depp star as scientist Dr. Will Caster, a computer genius at the forefront of artificial intelligence research before he is taken out by an anti-technology activist. Determined not to die, the scientist and his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) rush to find a way to upload his consciousness so that he can communicate even beyond the grave. However, not everybody is certain of what will happen if they succeed, especially as Carter's mind begins to evolve and become more powerful than he could have ever dreamed.

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Everything You Need To Know About Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'


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The Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan is notorious for keeping details about his films closely guarded until they’re finally released, which is extremely frustrating for us impatient Nolan fans. Particularly when we know that he's got something special in the works.  To tide us over we’ve managed to scrape together whatever information we can about his intriguing new sci-fi project, Interstellar.

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At a recent ComicCon lunch which had been held in Nolan’s honor (a day in the life of a famous director, eh?), the director described the upcoming movie as “using interstellar travel to go to other places you couldn’t reach beyond space travel.” Interesting, we often wonder what it’s like outside of our galaxy, it will be interesting to see what Nolan comes up with. We’ve certainly not been disappointed by his offerings in the past, so we’re expecting great things from Interstellar. He’s definitely adept at creating spectacular and in-depth settings, Inception and The Dark Knight are testaments to that.

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Dumb & Dumber, Interstellar, Transformers: Things We Learnt At CinemaCon


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Every year the big Hollywood studios invade Las Vegas for the annual CinemaCon event, a showcase of what movie fans can expect over the next year and beyond. So far this year the event has been pretty spectacular, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’, are just some of the films that we got to know a little more about at the event. So here’s our low down on what you need to know from CinemaCon so far.

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Kicking off Cinema Con on Monday was Paramount who debuted footage of ‘Transformers:Age of Extinction’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and ‘Hercules’. The ‘Hercules’ presentation featured Dwayne Johnson and showed the new trailer which has since been released online. Those eager to get a better idea of what to expect from the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ reboot were given their first real look at the film when a teaser trailer was shown. While not too much was given away, the trailer looked more at the Turtles origins and the battles they would face. Shredder (William Fichtner) provided the voice over, which showed how the city had become overrun with violence as Megan Fox, playing April, looks on at the destruction. ‘Heroes are not born -- they're created’, was the main tagline to come out of the footage , which ended with the Turtles scaring April as they appeared in front of her in an alley causing her to faint. The teaser didn't really give a proper look at the turtles as they weren't seen in action, but word is they're pretty huge.

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Christopher Nolan Reveals New Information About New Futuristic Thriller 'Interstellar'


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Director Christopher Nolan as usual is making a conscious effort to keep any information about his next project under wraps.

However, the 43 year-old filmmaker recently opened up about his upcoming futuristic thriller 'Interstellar'.

While onstage at CinemaCon on Wednesday (March 26th) Nolan revealed, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, that the film will involve wormhole travel.

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For Now, Matthew McConaughey Is Just Playing Matthew McConaughey, Oscar Nominee


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A great deal has been written about Matthew Mcconaughey’s ‘career turnaround’ from perennial topless rom-com actor to indie film maestro and small screen true detective. And since the Texas-born 44-year-old started eschewing the mainstream offers to focus on some indie projects, he hasn’t looked back, despite the diminutive paycheques.

Matthew McConaughey and Jared LetoMatthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club, for which they both earned Oscar nominations

His change of pace has seen critical acclaim come his way, along with the respect of his peers, which, manifestly, have result in a fruitful haul from the past year’s awards season. Still to come, the big one: Best Actor in a Leading Role at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony on March 2nd.

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A Week In Movies: Stars Court Awards Attention At Premieres, While Bieber Hits The Red Carpet And Several New Trailers Arrive


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American Hustle

Two big premieres this week were more about raising awards-worthy awareness than launching a movie. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin and Juliette Lewis were all on hand for the August: Osage County premiere in Los Angeles. Meanwhile in New York, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner were all dressed up for American Hustle. Both films are scooping up awards and nominations at the moment. Watch Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale arrive at 'American Hustle' NY Premiere and here's another video showing Amy Adams as she dazzles on the red carpet.

Justin Bieber won't be chasing awards for his latest behind-the-scenes doc Believe, which held its much-hyped world premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday. He was joined on the red carpet by director Jon M Chu, who also directed two Step Up movies, the last G.I. Joe blockbuster and Bieber's previous doc, 2011's Never Say Never. You can watch the trailer for Justin Bieber: Believe here.

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"Man Of Steel" Climbs Box Office Charts And Sets The Scene For New DC Film Franchise


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The new Superman reboot “Man of Steel” is doing remarkably well at the box office this weekend. Shocking! Who could have assumed that people would want to see a new Superman flick, and one of the most hiped up movies of the year at that? The Zack Snyder-directed flick pulled in earnings of $113 million over the weekend, which puts it at the second earning spot this year, after Disney’s Iron Man 3, Bloomberg reports.

Watch the "Man of Steel" trailer below.

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"Man Of Steel" Might Just Be The Superman Movie We've Been Waiting For


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After months and months of anticipation, of dreading or cheering on the new Superman, it’s finally here: Man of Steel hits theatres across America in two days – that’s June 14, if you want to save the date – and most critics already seem to have an opinion on it.

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Has Christopher Nolan Been Chosen To Direct The Next Bond Movie?


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According to a report published in the Daily Mail today (May 17), British director Christopher Nolan is being eyed up by MGM executives as the man they want to direct the next James Bond film. The Inception director is atop the list of potential directors being lined up to direct the follow-up to the massively successful Skyfall, with the next film being the 24th film in the long-running series.

Skyfall director Sam Mendes, who did an excellent job it must be noted, has already voiced his desire to remain on board and direct the follow-up to the film, however the Oscar-winning director has been forced to dropped out of the project because of his theatre commitments Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear (a joint effort with Simon Russell Beale) at the National Theatre on London's West End.

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Christopher Nolan is in contention to be the next Bond director

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Christoper Nolan's New Movie, Interstellar?


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With Christopher Nolan categorically insisting that he won't helm another entry into the already finished Batman trilogy, minds are wondering as to what his next project will be.

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, his next venture could be a leap into time travel with Interstellar. Like Looper and Inception before it, the plot is thought to be an incredibly complex one, as is based on scientific theories developed by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech. The deal has been allegedly negotiated for months now, and like the plot, is also very complex. Back in November (2012), Nolan insisted that he has no intention of making another Batman movie. He said at the time (via NME): "For me, The Dark Knight Rises is specifically and definitely the end of the Batman story as I wanted to tell it, and the open-ended nature of the film is simply a very important thematic idea that we wanted to get into the movie, which is that Batman is a symbol."

Spielberg was mooted to be involved in the project, but this latest revelation questions his involvement in the film. He'll be turning his head towards the Oscar Nominations announcement, which, barring a huge surprise, will see Lincoln nominated for best picture, himself up for best director, and his lead, Daniel Day Lewis in the running for best male lead. 

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'Man Of Steel' Trailer Shows New Superman Movie To Be A Sentimental Affair


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It's easy to think of Superman as nothing more than 'super', a man with unfathomable strength who can fly and with the power to repeatedly save the world. But we often seem to neglect the fact that he's ultimately fallible, not only because of his allergy to kryptonite, but also because despite being from another planet, his wholesome Kansas upbringing has imbued within him a strong set of morals which make him painfully human. 

It is these more complex attributes that Man of Steel seems to be exploring, as implied by the newest trailer released today. We see a young Clark Kent, struggling to cope with his powers, and being told by his father to keep them hidden. He rescues his classmates from almost certain death using his strength, but his father chastises him. "What was I supposed to do, just let them die?" Clark asks. "Maybe." His father replies.

This initial notion of sacrifice seems to be resurface later in the trailer as Superman asks whether he'll be accepted and is then seen handcuffed. "My father was convinced I wouldn't be accepted..." He says, "What do you think?" 

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Big Sellers Snubbed In AFI’s Top 10 Movies Of 2012 (Except The Dark Knight Rises!)


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The American Film Institute have announced their Top 10 movies of 2012. It’s been a record-breaking year for blockbuster movies, with the likes of The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and The Hunger Games all having a significant impact on US Box office takings. Ticket sales don’t always guarantee you a place in the AFI Top 10 though, as you’ll see here.

Here’s the list, in alphabetical order, you can watch trailers for all of AFI’s favourite movies of 2012 on our site:

Argo

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Batman The Dark Knight Rises Lands Spot On AFI Best Film List


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In the run up to The Oscars, as awards season is in full swing, a mention by The American Film Institute in their top 10 films of the year represents a confidence boost for the respective directors and actors hoping to pick up that much coveted gold statue. 

One of these films in the last instalment of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy: The Dark Knight Rises, which isn't totally void of Oscar buzz, but is very much considered to be an outsider. Being selected in the list doesn't guarantee anything, but it certainly revitalises the flame for films that were released earlier in the year. 

Given the stellar list of movies, it's hard to see how Dark Knight... will prevail. Even if it's nominated, it'll more than likely face stiff competition from Life of Pi, Lincoln and Ben Affleck's Argo.

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The Dark Knight Rises DVD Hits Stores: But Can The Movie Win An Oscar?


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The wait is over. The Dark Knight Rises is finally available on DVD, and it's already flying off the shelves. The Ultraviolet Digital Copy is currently No.1 on Amazon.com's bestseller list, while The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins/The Dark Knight/The Dark Knight Rises) sits at No.2.

Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie grossed over $1.08 billion worldwide, while receiving a slew of positive reviews. It's currently the seventh highest grossing film of all time and the second highest grossing film of 2012. The film boasted an all-star cast including Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman and British star Michael Caine, who recently spoke to the Huffington Post about his Oscars chances. The actor - who plays Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred - already has two Best Supporting Actor gongs, though could he get a nomination in 2013? "You don't think about getting nominated. They either do it or you don't. There's nothing you could do. I'm looking for people I could pay off, but I can't find any. [Laughs] So you just wait," he joked. It's unlikely the movie itself will compete for Best Picture, though the likes of Caine could land a nomination. He added, "You just leave it in the lap of the members. I'm one of the members, so I'm voting for me. I'll tell you that."

Caine recently completed shooting the forthcoming thriller Now You See Me, about FBI agents who track down a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances. The film hits cinemas in the U.S. on June 7, 2012.

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Batman Rumors Get Gravitas For Joseph Gordon Levitt


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It looks as though those rumors about Joseph Gordon Levitt becoming the new Batman may have had some substance to them, after all! According to Hitfix.com, it’s no coincidence that the ending of Dark Knight Rises hints at the potential for continuity for Batman’s story and DC and Warner Bros may well have plans in the pipeline for the character.

Christopher Nolan may have finished with the franchise but it looks as though Gordon-Levitt may be closer than previously thought to inking a deal that will see him slipping into that Batman suit before long. The story’s based partly on fact and partly on speculation but it certainly seems likely that JGL could be the next bat-suited hero to hit the big screen. There’s a suggestion that Batman’s character might be introduced to the end of Man of Steel, the new Superman movie, as Warner Bros have “been studying the way Marvel handled their build-up to "The Avengers," and once they've made the decision they've apparently made, why not start laying the groundwork as soon as possible?”

Joseph Gordon Levitt is clearly the man of the moment, he’s wowed the critics recently with Looper and makes an appearance in the Oscar-tipped Lincoln, too, so Warner Bros would be daft not to snap him up and get him involved in their plans for one of their favourite superheroes.

Idris Elba To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond?


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Daniel Craig’s already signed up for two more Bond films, though that hasn’t stopped Bond fanatics pondering who might eventually replace the gruff English gent when he eventually grows tired of being 007. A bit of digging around by The Huffington Post reveals that one such actor mooted for a possible Bond role has been Idris Elba, star of The Wire and Prometheus.

The news of Elba’s possible future involvement was slipped out by Skyfall star Naomie Harris, who said “I didn’t realize that there was this talk and then I did a film with Idris [Elba] and he said that he met Barbara Broccoli [James Bond producer],” Harris explained, “It does seem like a possibility in the future that there could very well be a black James Bond.” It’d certainly be a heck of a change in direction for the Bond character, but one that would work as Elba’s brasher personality would be a fresh change unexplored over previous films.

And who might replace Sam Mendes? There’ve been discussions apparently about the possibility of Christopher Nolan possibly getting involved in the future. Gregg Wilson, associate producer of Skyfall had this to say on the matter: “We would of course be interested to have a discussion with him. We would like to do the same type of movie. It would be a dream to be with Nolan. But we always have an open mind when it comes to directors.”

Warnerbros Wins Out In Fight Over Superman


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Warner Bros. have been fighting for its rights to Superman and the hugely lucrative franchise that has come with the classic superhero character for years. The film production company that has been responsible for a wide variety of superheroes over the years, has held a large stake in Superman but their relationship with Superman has been rocked by the sister of Joe Schuster, who was the co-creator behind the character. Schuster's sister claims she has rights over the royalties of the character because she is the recipient of her late brother's estate, which she thinks includes Superman.

According to the Hollywood Reporter this all regards an agreement made in 1992, which “precludes the estate's attempt to terminate a copyright grant” with Warner Bros. Four years ago one judge confirmed the validity of the termination notice. And on Wednesday (17th Oct. 2012) the judge ruled "that the 1992 Agreement, which represented the Shuster heirs’ opportunity to renegotiate the prior grants of Joe Shuster’s copyrights, superseded and replaced all prior grants of the Superman copyrights. The 1992 Agreement thus represents the parties’ operative agreement and, as a post-1978 grant, it is not subject to termination."

Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan are currently working extra hard on a massive budget Warner Bros. film, 'Man of Steel'. We're sure everyone on set can breathe a sigh of relief after the judge's ruling. Hopefully Superman may continue unhindered by this kind of judicious kryptonite in the future.





James Holmes Charges Likely To Increase From 142


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James Holmes’ charges are likely to increase from 142 counts, following his US theatre rampage that killed 12 in one of the worst mass shootings in the country’s history. Prosecutors are seeking more charges against Holmes, though have dropped their efforts to get access to a notebook, thought to contain details of a violent attack.

According to The Guardian, documents filed in court this week show that 10 more counts have been requests against Holmes, though a gagging order has been placed on the release of further information. The suspect has already been charged with 142 counts, including murder and attempted murder, in the June 20 attack on a midnight screening of the latest Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, by Christopher Nolan. 58 people were wounded in the incident, as the gunman roamed around a darkened theatre shooting indiscriminately until police arrived. Defence attorneys maintain that Holmes is mentally ill, though after an initial hearing in which he appeared confused and distant, the suspect was more animated on Thursday. He regularly smiled and glanced around the courtroom, clearly aware of his situation.

Holmes was a student in the neuroscience program at the University of Colorado, though pulled out after performing poorly on a key exam. His apartment was found to be booby-trapped after the shooting.


Video - The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan And Joseph Gordon-Levitt Arrive For Premiere - Part 4


'The Dark Knight Rises' director and writer Christopher Nolan arrives alongside his wife Emma Thomas who helped produce the film trilogy. Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt also made an appearance as did 'Gossip Girl' actor Penn Badgley and 'X-Men: First Class' actress Zoe Kravitz were also spotted at the event.

Nolan confirmed to The Press Association that this was his last 'Dark Knight' film, extinguishing the small flames of hope in the hearts Nolan/Batman fans. 'I've been working on Batman for almost 10 years', he said. 'I do have to say goodbye to the characters and that is bitter-sweet to me.'

Inception Feature Trailer


We have an excellent featurette about Chris Nolan's (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Momento) latest movie Inception. In the video both Chris Nolan, the director, and Leonardo Dicaprio (Shutter Island, The Departed, Gangs of New York), plays Dom Cobb the lead role, are interviewed about making the film, it's many locations in different countries around the world, the challenges of transferring the dreams of a human mind to the cinema screen and how it was working with each other.

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Inception Trailer


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The Prestige Review


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That's four swings and four home runs for Christopher Nolan, who remains perfect having helmed an amnesic identity crisis (Memento), an atmospheric Northwestern noir (Insomnia), and the rebirth of a cherished superhero (Batman Begins). If the writer-director answers every nagging question that's raised - and the more I think about it, the more convinced I am that he does - then The Prestige is the wunderkind director's latest in a growing line of masterpieces.

Prestige refers to the third act of a magic trick, the point when the performer reveals a sleight of hand before a baffled crowd. Finding the perfect prestige is what drives turn-of-the-century magicians Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale).

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Batman Begins Review


Very Good
1997: Batman is last seen in the guise of George Clooney, chasing down an all-blue Arnold Schwarzenegger, with two gutter punks (Robin and Batgirl) on his tail, and shepherded by the one director that all film critics love to hate: Joel Schumacher.

The franchise was left for dead, revived only by speculation of an absurd Batman vs. Superman movie in 2002. Most moviegoers seem to have bid good riddance to the series, which in its later years was notable only for generating more discussion about the nipples on the batsuit than anything else.

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Following Review


Very Good
This oddity from Christopher Nolan doesn't quite pack the punch or end up being as fulfilling as his follow-up Memento, but it's still a challenging and intriguing piece of work. Only 69 minutes, the film tells a convoluted story about a man (Jeremy Theobald) who gets his kicks by following people surreptitiously. One day one of his subjects confronts him, introducing our follower into a life of breaking, entering, and general misanthropy. In the end, it's not what it seems, of course, and Nolan's impressive direction belies its low-budget nature.

Memento Review


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Amnesia and a murder mystery? Isn't this usually the kind of thing that hackneyed thrillers are made of -- stuff like Unforgettable, so bad you had to scrape it off your shoe the minute you left the theater?

Usually it is. But Memento proves that a skilled director, writer, and cast can take even the most tired of formulas -- the man with the lost memory -- and spin it into something so refreshingly different and new that I don't hesitate to call it one of the best films I've ever seen.

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Christopher Nolan

Date of birth

30th July, 1970

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.8


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