Christopher Nolan: Articles

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Review: DC Movies' Grim Self-Importance

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice: “Grim and ponderous” DC Comics adaptation starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' review: Self-important 'hip and affected pessimism' According to no less an expert then director Zack Snyder, when saying the title of his relentlessly grave, monochromatic, and […]

Christopher Nolan New Movie Release Date

Christopher Nolan: 'Batman' trilogy director's next movie has release date. Next Christopher Nolan movie release date Warner Bros. will release the first post-Interstellar Christopher Nolan movie on July 21, '17. The film has yet to be baptized. Warners, which began its days as the Rin Tin Tin studio, also released […]

'The Dark Knight Rises' Mass Murderer Gets Life in Prison

'The Dark Knight Rises' logo. 'The Dark Knight Rises' lone terrorist gets life in prison The man who killed 12 people and injured 70 others at a July 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, in the Greater Denver area, has been sentenced to life in prison without […]

'Interstellar' Movie Review: Whole Less Than Sum of Ravishing Parts

'Interstellar' movie with Anne Hathaway. 'Interstellar' movie review: 'Ravishing, but overextended mind-bender' There are many intriguing questions raised in director Christopher Nolan's ravishing, overextended mind-bender Interstellar. One of the first: has a theoretical physicist ever received an executive producer credit on a nine-figure, studio movie? Probably not, but if 74-year […]

'Man of Steel' Movie Review: Zack Snyder to Blame for Dull & Heart-Deprived Superman

Henry Cavill in 'Man of Steel.' Man of Steel review: Zack Snyder's sensory-bludgeoning Superman movie lacks humor, charm, wonder Two hundred and twenty-five million dollars buys a lot when you're making a superhero blockbuster. In Zack Snyder's 143-minute sensory bludgeoning, Man of Steel, the director spends almost a quarter of […]

'Dark Knight' Movies Box Office Comparison + Colin Farrell Sci-Fi Remake Bombs

The Dark Knight Rises. 'The Dark Knight Rises' passes $600 million milestone at the worldwide box office Sept. 10 update: The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie, is lagging far behind its predecessor, The Dark Knight, at the domestic box office. Outside North America, however, The […]

'The Dark Knight Rises': Right-Wing Political Message vs. Occupy Wall Street? + Rabid Fans Attack Critics

'The Dark Knight Rises.' The Dark Knight Rises right-wing politics? July 27 update: In Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, Who represents You People? (Did you read the remarks by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife last week?) So, who does? Bane or Bruce Wayne? Their names sound similar […]

'The Dark Knight Rises' Box Office: Millions Below Estimates + Sharp Drop

'The Dark Knight Rises' poster. The Dark Knight Rises box office: $300 million milestone Aug. 1 update: Christopher Nolan's third and final installment in his Batman movie franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, raked in $8.77 million on Tuesday, July 31, at the North American box office. As a result, TDKR […]

Harvey Weinstein vs. Mitt Romney: Republican Candidate Is 'Our Idiot Brother' + Katy Perry Hot Blue Hair

Mitt Romney Our Idiot Brother (Paul Rudd) Mitt Romney Our Idiot Brother / Barack Obama The King's Speech says Harvey Weinstein. With the blessing of the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States has become the biggest – or rather, the most expensive – democracy money can buy. At least in […]

'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer: New Footage

Batman Movie Trilogy Marathon: The Dark Knight (2008) June 22 update: The Dark Knight Rises viral campaign is now in full swing. Directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle / Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake), Marion Cotillard (Miranda […]

Marvel 'Avengers' Box Office: Ahead of 'The Dark Knight' & 'Star Wars'?

Marvel 'The Avengers' movie vs. 'The Dark Knight' June 29 update: Starring Scarlett Johansson (photo, as Black Widow), Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hiddleston, and Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon's The Avengers movie has officially surpassed Titanic's original box office take. Back in 1998, James Cameron's […]

'Batman 3': Trailer & 'Thunderous' Applause

Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises April 30 The Dark Knight Rises trailer 3 is out. The search for the TDKR trailer 3 has been as frantic as – if not more so than – Batman's search for Bane or Bane's search for Batman. I'm not sure exactly who'll be […]

Bane: Batman Villain Unintelligible? + 'The Dark Knight Rises' Oscar Pedigree

'The Dark Knight Rises' villain: Tom Hardy as the unintelligible Bane. 'The Dark Knight Rises' villain: The unintelligible Mr. Bane Regarding the villainous Bane's oftentimes unintelligible dialogue in The Dark Knight Rises prologue and trailer, director/co-screenwriter Christopher Nolan has recently explained: “I think when people see the film, things will […]

'The Hobbit' Movies Behind the Scenes & Controversial Peter Jackson-Produced Documentary Acquired

The Hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood) in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' movies are prequels to TLotR trilogy. 'The Hobbit' movies: Behind the scenes with Peter Jackson In one of The Hobbit movies' video blog/vlog, Peter Jackson explains that location shooting on […]

Catwoman & Spider-Man + Madonna & New TDK Posters

This year's Oscar show may have been a critical and ratings flop, but the careers (of at least some) of those involved clearly haven't suffered as a result. Co-producer Don Mischer has been called back to co-produce the Oscar 2012 ceremony with action filmmaker Brett Ratner; James Franco stars in […]

'Inception' Movie: Christopher Nolan Summer Blockbuster with Brains & Heart

Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Inception.' 'Inception' movie review: Summer blockbuster with brains & soul Christopher Nolan's Inception is a summer blockbuster that doesn't act like one. Unlike so many of the tedious, one-note Big Movies that get released year after year, Inception has not only brains, but a heart and a […]

Emma Thomas & Husband Christopher Nolan + Woman in Red Jennifer Lawrence & Danny Boyle: The Oscars

Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas: Bypassed once again for the Best Director Oscar. Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas: No outrage on Academy Awards Red Carpet A very blasé-looking Christopher Nolan, shortlisted as one of the producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Inception and as the writer of the […]

Helen Mirren & Annette Bening Oscar Presenters + American Cinema Editors Awards' Big Surprise

Annette Bening: Best Actress nominee and Oscar presenter. Annette Bening: Oscar presenter Annette Bening, Cate Blanchett, and Javier Bardem are three more presenters at the 2011 Oscar ceremony. Academy governor Annette Bening is also a Best Actress Academy Award nominee this year for Lisa Cholodenko's lesbian family drama The Kids […]

Justin Bieber 'Never Say Never' Premiere + Mickey Rooney Granted Restraining Order & Meryl Streep Oscar Bait Role

Justin Bieber: 'Never Say Never' London premiere. 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' London premiere Justin Bieber was in attendance at the Justin Bieber: Never Say Never premiere held at London's 02 Arena on Feb. 16, '11. Directed by Jon M. Chu – instead of the previously (and incongruously) announced Davis […]

London Evening Standard Award Winners: Andrew Garfield, 'Neds' Among Unusual Choices

London Evening Standard Award Best Actor winner Andrew Garfield in 'Never Let Me Go.' Andrew Garfield, Kristin Scott Thomas among surprising 'London Evening Standard' Award winners If you're in search of surprises this awards season, look no further than the 2011 London Evening Standard Awards' roster of British cinema winners, […]

Best Actress Oscar: Natalie Portman & Jennifer Lawrence

Best Actress Oscar group photo: Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Kidman and Annette Bening. Best Actress nominees Oscar Luncheon photo Best Actress Academy Award nominees Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Kidman, and Annette Bening are seen above at the 2011 Oscar Luncheon held in Beverly Hills […]

WGA Awards: Christopher Nolan 'Qualified' Victory + James Taylor & Carole King Documentary Tops Santa Barbara

WGA Awards winner 'Inception': Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Caine in Christopher Nolan blockbuster. Christopher Nolan, Aaron Sorkin win WGA Awards Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the multi-layered sci-fi thriller Inception was the Best Original Screenplay winner at the 2011 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, held on Feb. 5 […]

Steven Spielberg 'The Color Purple': Biggest Oscar Snubs #2

Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple Bill Condon's 'Dreamgirls': Biggest Oscar Snubs #3c Steven Spielberg's Best Direction Oscar nomination for his 1985 film version of Alice Walker's The Color Purple was a given. In fact, some felt the director of the blockbusters Jaws, Close Encounters of Third Kind, Raiders of the […]

Christopher Nolan 'Inception': Biggest Oscar Snubs #3b

Ellen Page, Michael Caine, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Nolan on the set of Inception Christopher Nolan & The Dark Knight: Biggest Oscar Snubs #3a The Academy vs. Christopher Nolan match was restaged in early 2011, when Nolan's blockbuster Inception was nominated by the Producers Guild, the Directors Guild, and the Writers […]

Christopher Nolan & 'The Dark Knight': Biggest Oscar Snubs #3a

Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight Biggest Oscar Snubs #4e In early 2009, Christopher Nolan's megablockbuster The Dark Knight received nominations from the Producers Guild, the Directors Guild, and the Writers Guild (for Nolan, his brother Jonathan Nolan, and David S. Goyer). Additionally, Heath Ledger was nominated for and […]

Christopher Nolan 'Oscar Snub' No Snub?

Ellen Page, Michael Caine, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Nolan, Inception Despite the box office success of the sci-fier/thriller Inception, Christopher Nolan was snubbed once again in the Academy Awards' Best Director category. Nolan had been bypassed before: in early 2009, The Dark Knight was nowhere to be found among the Best […]

Critics' Choice Awards: Humanitarian Matt Damon & Dreary Arnold Schwarzenegger

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Inception The BFCA voters usually get it right, e.g., The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, Sean Penn for Milk, Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight, The Departed, Helen Mirren for The Queen. At times, the Oscars take a weird turn and the BFCA gets it […]

Tahar Rahim & Jennifer Lawrence Tops + 'The Last Airbender' Worst Movie: More Film Critics Awards

The Social Network with Max Minghella: North American critics' fave was the St. Louis Film Critics' and the Oklahoma Film Critics' no. 1 movie of the year. Besides, in Utah David Fincher's depiction of the birth of the seemingly unstoppable behemoth known as Facebook shared Best Film honors with Danny […]

Christopher Nolan, Darren Aronofsky & David Fincher: Directors Guild Nominations

DGA Awards 2011: Joel and Ethan Coen, Debra Granik, Danny Boyle Left Out DARREN ARONOFSKY Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Mr. Aronofsky's Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Jennifer Roth First Assistant Dir.: Joseph Reidy Second Assistant Dir.: Amy Lauritsen Second Second Assistant Dir.: Travis Rehwaldt Location Manager: Ronnie Kupferwasser   […]

Critics Awards: Colin Firth + Natalie Portman & Jennifer Lawrence

'The Social Network' with Jesse Eisenberg and Joseph Mazzello: USC Scripter Award winner based on Ben Mezrich book. USC Scripter Award: 'The Social Network' is the expected winner Feb. 5 update: Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and author Ben Mezrich were the winners of the 2011 USC Scripter Award, given to the […]

'LA Weekly' Critics Poll Surprises & M. Night Shyamalan + Christopher Nolan Worst Film Tie

LA Weekly and Village Voice Critics Poll names The Social Network the Best Film of the year. Armie Hammer in the cast, along with Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Andrew Garfield. If it was no surprise that David Fincher's widely acclaimed Facebook movie topped this critics poll, it was surprising […]

Facebook Movie Remains Critics Awards' Favorite + Texas Group Names Hollywood Liberal 'Humanitarian of the Year'

Facebook movie The Social Network wins more U.S. film critics' Best Picture awards: Jesse Eisenberg stars as controversial Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. David Fincher's widely acclaimed The Social Network (a.k.a. The Facebook Movie) shows that the encroaching social media giant focusing on “friends” and “likes” – and personal user data […]

Pat Tillman & Edward Cullen + Other Curious Choices: More Film Awards

The Tillman Story. Amir Bar-Lev's San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award-winning documentary The Tillman Story revolves around the U.S. military's lies and cover-up attempts following the death of football player turned soldier Pat Tillman while serving in Afghanistan. After having made a name for himself with the Arizona Cardinals, Pat Tillman […]

Chris Evans Shirtless: 'Captain America: The First Avenger' + Operatic Batman

Forget Jon Stewart. Taylor Lautner is the most influential man of the year. Just look at the shirtless Chris Evans photo above that was published in Entertainment Weekly. Evans, of Fantastic Four fame, plays Steve Rogers a.k.a. Captain America in Joe Johnston's film adaptation of the Marvel Comics hero, Captain […]

'Inception' Meaning? Blockbuster

'Inception' with Marion Cotillard (and Ken Watanabe): Dream lady's gotta a gun. 'Inception' only 'original' live-action movie to pass $200 million milestone so far this year Aug. 6, '10, update: Inception, the current no. 1 movie at the North American box office, crossed the $200 million milestone on Tuesday, Aug. […]

'Inception' Negative Reviews, Christopher Nolan Sci-Fier to Rule Weekend

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio star in Inception Christopher Nolan's sci-fi/thriller Inception opens Friday. Initially hailed as a masterpiece, Inception has now received several negative reviews that have lowered its Rotten Tomatoes score down from near 100 percent to 83 percent. Among RT's top critics, the score is even lower: 74 […]

Lesbian Family, Christopher Nolan & Colombian Drug Lords: Los Angeles Film Festival

Annette Bening, Julianne Moore in lesbian comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right Downtown Los Angeles every day: traffic jams, pollution, more traffic jams. Downtown Los Angeles today: traffic jams, pollution, more traffic jams, a National Basketball Association Championship game, the opening night of the Los Angeles Film Festival, (many?) more […]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley In & Megan Fox Out + Tom Cruise Les Grossman Movie?

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Replaces Megan Fox in 'Transformers 3' Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been cast as Megan Fox's replacement in Michael Bay's Transformers 3. She has no acting experience – not that much emoting will be required from her. The robots will provide all the necessary acting in the […]

New 'Superman' Movie: Christopher Nolan 'Mentor'

Brandon Routh in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns Christopher Nolan will act as “godfather” of the next Superman movie, Nikki Finke and Mike Fleming report at Deadline Hollywood. According to the article, Superman 3.0 is in its very early stages. Nolan would likely act as an executive producer, but will probably […]

'Inception,' 'Eclipse' & 'Shutter Island': Most Anticipated 2010 Movies

Inception, Iron Man 2, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (above, lower photo), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows are some of Metacritics' choices for the 20 most anticipated movies of 2010. Directed and written by Christopher Nolan, Inception is a sci-fi thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio (who also stars in Martin […]

'The Dark Knight' Trailing Only 'Star Wars' & 'Titanic'?

'The Dark Knight' with Heath Ledger as The Joker and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes: Latest Batman movie trailing only 'Star Wars' and 'Titanic'? 'The Dark Knight' has climbed to third spot on all-time domestic box office chart – or has it? Aug. 11, '08, update: The Dark Knight topped […]