Tag Archives: Christopher Nolan

Movie Review: Interstellar (2014)

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Christopher Nolan has a knack for taking a genre and creating something unique and fresh out of it. Batman Begins offered an intense and gritty comic book origin story. The Dark Knight was a crime thriller set in the Batman universe. Inception was a heist movie in a sci-fi dream world. And Memento was a noir revenge movie that put the audience into the damaged perspective of its protagonist. Now with Interstellar, Nolan has set his sights on conquering space.
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The Month in Movies: September 2013

I am really late with this but, alas, here is my breakdown of the movies I watched in September.

I had 11 viewings last month and was fully prepared to go on the defensive. I was going to talk about how the TV season really destroyed my chance of watching many movies, not to mention the additional time I put into getting the podcast out every week.

Then I looked through my records and, as it turns out, September 2013 was my best September on record. It’s not saying much considering it’s only 11 viewings. But I’m pleased. Read on for my analysis of the month. Continue reading

Streaming Saturday: Memento (2000)

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Release Date: September 5th, 2000 (Venice Film Festival)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars:  Guy PearceCarrie-Anne MossJoe Pantoliano

In honor of yesterday’s episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast, this week’s Streaming Saturday is the Chris Nolan mind bending noir film Memento. Before I get to talking about Memento, though, I want to briefly promote yesterday’s episode of the podcast. It was Part 1 of our 2-part episode discussing Christopher Nolan. I edited it “Memento-style” and it’s gotten a lot of positive feedback. So if you’re a Nolan fan, you should check it out and let me know what you think. Continue reading

Streaming Saturday: Following (1998)

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Release Date: November 5th, 1999

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Jeremy TheobaldAlex HawLucy Russell

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Pitching “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” to Christopher Nolan

Here’s something I wrote for House of Geekery. Hope you guys like it and follow that site on Twitter @HouseofGeekery.

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Michael Bay digging his nails into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has become a big source of geek contention across the Internet since it was announced. “Ninja Turtles”, as it will be called, would drastically change the origin of the heroes in a half-shell. In this iteration the Turtles would be alien in origin and as a result, nerds the world over cried foul. It was eventually announced that the movie would honor the source material. The damage was still done, though.

Years of remakes, reimagining, reboots and pre-imaginings have left me desensitized to the war currently waging between the fanboys and the evil empire of modern Hollywood. Recently my detachment and boredom led me down an amusing path. That path ended in four amusing words.

Christopher Nolan’s Power Rangers.

It’s a mighty morphin’ idea, no? Here’s my pitch detailing how Hollywood could turn something that took millions…

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Man of Steel Review: Not So “Super”

Superman-Man-of-Steel-LogoYou can hear more of my thoughts on the movie in this week’s episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.

I waited for Man of Steel to come to my local IMAX theater because I wanted to see it properly. After almost 2 months it was finally showing at the only 70mm IMAX theater in my state and I jumped at the chance to see it. I saw it in 3D solely because I had no other choice. I won’t comment further on the 3D since I’ve already said my peace on the matter elsewhere. But, needless to say, 3D added absolutely nothing to this theater experience. Continue reading

Trailer Tuesday: Man of Steel (2013)

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Release Date: June 14th, 2013

Director: Zack Snyder

Writer: David S. Goyer

Stars: Henry CavillAmy AdamsMichael ShannonRussell CroweKevin Costner

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Is Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Being Positioned for the 2015 Oscar Race?

A few years ago, two things happened. My alarm ringtone was changed to Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey (the music from the trailer for Inception) and I stumbled upon Interstellar’s IMDb page. At the time, Interstellar was one of many movies in line to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Those movies included War Horse, The Adventures of Tintin and Lincoln.

From time to time I would check on Interstellar‘s status and be met with disappointment as Spielberg would pick a new project. But after seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s zero gravity fight sequence in Inception, an idea struck me and took hold. Christopher Nolan needs to direct Interstellar.

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