I didn't enjoy Inception as much as Peter Travers did. The action was great and the overall concept was enjoyable, but I didn't find the characters grounded enough to get hooked into. They definitely weren't as fleshed out as Scrooge McDuck. It's come to light today that Christopher Nolan, stealing stealer who steals, stole the plot to Inception from a Scrooge McDuck comic strip.
You'd think a zillionaire like Scrooge McDuck would have his mind trained against intruders entering his subconscious. And how do we know that Donald isn't actually Tom Hardy? God, this comic is such a mindf*ck. (via /Film)
The rumor that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has beat out Eddie Murphy for the role of Riddler in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight sequel has been floating around the Internet and abstinence meet-ups for a little while. Today First Showing got there hands on a casting grid that confirms the thesp may sign on to tease Batman's brain.
The grid lists the Riddler as a character appearing in the film, with Gordon-Levitt listed as "interested." Whether this will come together or not is anyone's guess. Maybe they'll need him for a G.I. Joe sequel instead. What we do learn from this is that the Riddler will show up to piss Batman off with confusing labyrinthian puzzles and traps. Think of it like Nolan's reimagining of Saw.
I'm here to fix the air conditioning.Christopher Nolan was ejected from a screening of Inception over the weekend. At least that's the sensational way to write it.Nolan was watching his latest blockbuster at the Arclight Cinerama in Los Angeles when, at about 100 minutes into the film, the screen went black and the patrons were asked to leave. The reason? A faulty air conditioning unit. The temperature in the theater was so warm that management decided to pull the plug, much to the dismay of those in attendance.According to our source, everyone in the theater was told about the broken air conditioning before buying a ticket. This made the decision to pull the plug even more infuriating. However, I'd imagine many of those angry fans were placated when they spotted Nolan and actor Dileep Rao signing autographs. But that wouldn't do much good for Nolan who probably cried himself to sleep that night…while wearing a Batman costume and lying on a huge pile of money. (CinemaBlend)
PG-13, 148m., 2010Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Tom Berenger with Cillian Murphy and Micheal CaineWritten and Directed by Christopher Nolan Inception…
Christopher Nolan has the film world in the palm of his hand. After taking Batman in a bold direction, Nolan can pretty much have any project he wants, and make any actor do whatever he wants. If he were to reboot Air Bud, it wouldn't be long before franchise teams actually began drafting housepets. If he were to take on Big Momma's House, Martin Lawrence would actually gain the weight and spring for the operation. Sh*t, I bet he could even turn in a decent xXx film. He's that good. So the news that he wants to direct a Bond film has me really stoked. He tells the BBC:“I’ve loved the Bond films since I was a kid. For me, they’re always about the expansiveness of cinema. The first Bond films set up infinite possibilities about the world they create. I’d love to do a Bond film.”This is merely conjecture at this point. With Bond 23 in financial turnaround and another Batman film next on Nolan's docket, it could be a long time before we see this become a reality. But don't give up hope. If the stars align and if there's a role for Michael Caine, this could become a pretty cool reality. (via Deadline)
DiCaprio pondering Inception's plot points.Just this morning I was halfway through explaining Inception's plot to someone when it occurred to me that I had no idea what I was talking about. So, naturally I just kind of trailed off and quickly escaped into the flatbed of a passing truck. Looks like I'm not the only one confused:For the Inception cast, the intricate screenplay Mr. Nolan wrote was tantalizing but occasionally perplexing. “It was a very well written, comprehensive script,” Mr. DiCaprio said, “but you really had to have Chris in person, to try to articulate some of the things that have been swirling around his head for the last eight years.”That's disheartening considering it's unlikely Nolan will provide a Q&A after each screening. He could at least print his number on each ticket stub so we could call him at random hours to request some kind of closure. According to Peter Travers, we'll love it as long as we're not stupid. So yeah, it's pretty much the anti-Transformers. (NY Times via Vulture)
There's only one movie you're really dying to see this summer, and that's Christopher Nolan's Inception. I know you feel this way because I feel this way, and we're connected like E.T. and Elliott. Sorry you're so drunk right now. The alcohol helps me get through the day.Rolling Stone's Peter Travers was allowed to lay his eyes all over Inception, the lucky bastard, and a snippet of his positive review is now online. He said, in so many words, if you have brains capable of processing an intellectual and creative challenge you'll probably really like the film. Stupid heads, not so much.Check out Travers's spoiler free excerpt after the jump…
A new trailer for Inception has star-wiped its way online, and features a lot of new footage. We also get a look at each of the characters (including Marion Cotillard's mysterious Mal), and see a bit more about what the hell this movie is about. From this trailer it looks like Mission: Impossible set amongst the perceived reality created by stochastic neurons. Except there's no Ving Rhames. Which is dumb. Usually the only way I know that I'm dreaming is when Ving Rhames appears. But whatever, I trust Christopher Nolan. I'm just disappointed there doesn't seem to be a scene where Ellen Page dreams she showed up for work in the nude. Missed opportunity right there. VIEW THE TRAILER AND BEND YOUR MIND AFTER THE JUMP…
In case you don't make it to the theater thirty minutes before your movie to secure good seats so you don't have to sit next to a mouth-breather or texting addict, here's some Inception pre-show entertainment for you. The featurette gives us a teeny-eency-weency more in depth look at Christopher Nolan's upcoming mindf*ck of a film. In fact, if the MPAA and society allowed it, I'm positive the title of Inception would be Christopher Nolan's Mindf*ck. I guess we'll just have to wait for the porno version to be released the following day. Check out the trippy featurette after the jump…
Just your average cab ride in NYC. Maybe you didn't watch the last Inception trailer we posted because you want to save your entire load for when the movie comes out, but if you're up for a little butthole tickle (cinematically speaking) the U.K. has a 60 second spot. It entices without giving away the farm. I personally love how I've seen several one-sheets, trailers, and clips for the film and I still honestly have no idea what the movie is about. Sure, I realize it deals with dream interior designing and anti-gravity parkour, but I haven't seen Leo's business card yet. That's really the only way to gain a true perspective on a man. Here, I'll leave mine behind so you can follow up. **Slaps avocado pit down on table ** Check out the spot after the jump.
Inception set up a viral game called Mind Crime that if you beat it you could watch the new trailer for the film. Well guess what? Screw that noise! Someone else played that shiz and now we're all reaping the benefits. The new trailer looks downright awesome. I still have no idea what the F is going on, but I WANT to know, and someone once told me that's a win on the marketing side of things. This film looks like a serious trip, and with Christoper Nolan behind the wheel I have no doubt the destination will be Giddyland. I'll bring the diapers if you bring the Sour Patch Kids. Check out the trailer after the jump. Inception gets inside theaters and your mind July 15.
Inception continually insists on spitting in gravity's face. If Sir Isaac Newton laid eyes upon this new poster his powdered wig would spin round from pure outrage. What's the floor?! What's the ground?! City-dwellers have to spend most of the day just trying to maintain their balance. It's the maintenance workers I feel the most sorry for, though. The high rise window washers must curse their existence with each rising sun. (IMPAwards)
You see that, Batman? That's a release date for your next film. How does July 20, 2012 sound? (Warner Bros. forcefully shakes his head yes)Batman 3 hasn't even gone into production yet, as Christopher Nolan just completed Inception and wants to close his eyes for a minute, but little bro Jonathan Nolan is diligently working away on the script based off a story by himself and David Goyer. Since the film is going to be in 3D I hope they add a lot of "Bats fly at the screen!" in the action. You can never get enough bats flying at the screen. It's like they're gonna get caught in your hair! Eeeeeeee! (Deadline)
The Los Angeles Times published four new photos of Christopher Nolan's Inception in yesterday's edition of Calendar. We added captions.Shot through a filter of Jose Cuervo and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Nolan and DiCaprio wait patiently while Gordon-Levitt shows #2 who it works for.More after the jump…
Superman rescues mini Goyer. It doesn't matter why.David Goyer will write the new Superman movie to be titled The Man of Steel. This doesn't come as much of a surprise considering Dark Knight partner Christopher Nolan is shepherding the project for Warner Brothers, but a welcome one, nonetheless. Goyer intends to look to the original John Byrne creation for inspiration. Brandon Routh will not star and Bryan Singer is not expected to direct. So in other other words, less gay, more fun. Don't pretend like that's not an accurate description.Goyer's story involves Luthor and Brainiac, and won't be an origin story, so if you don't know anything about Superman you'll be like TOTALLY WTF? Don't worry, we'll watch all the prior films at my house before The Man of Steel hits theaters. I'll bring the popcorn, you bring the Bryan Singer (LatinoReview)
DIRECTOR: ???CAST: ???SYNOPSIS: A grittier look at the Man of Steel as he protects Metropolis from Brainiac and Lex Luthor. Based on John Byrne's depiction of Superman.
Superman rescues Mini Nolan. It doesn't matter why. Warner Bros. must be supplying Christopher Nolan with an endless supply of whores, drugs, or fish and chips. The director of The Dark Knight and the upcoming WB film Inception has decided to nurture the new Superman movie that's in development and let it suck from the voluptuous teet of his creativity. Nolan is not writing or directing the film, but instead has taken on the role of "godfather," a title I hope appears in the credits. Developing Superman Returns was such a quagmire for WB it's no wonder they're turning to their golden boy for advice, insight, scribbles he wasn't planning on using for future projects. An insider at the studio said, "We know what we don't want to do. But we don't know what we want to do." That sounds like every Friday night conversation I had with my friends in high school. Result: we all decided to stay home, much like the audience will for this film. Shut up, I had friends! Nolan is also actively working on the Batman 3 script with brother Jonathan Nolan and blood brother David Goyer. Nolan came up with a story idea, probably while clipping his nails whilst dropping a deuce, and the team hopes to finish a draft during post-production on Inception. It looks like SJ writer Wookie Johnson has some egg on his face this morning. The proverbial and the scrambled. The former for saying yesterday that Batman 3 scripts rumors were bull hockey, the latter for sticking his face in a plate of scrambled eggs. The man's a barbarian, folks. (Deadline)
DIRECTOR: Christopher NolanCAST: Christian Bale; Michael Caine; Morgan Freeman; Gary OldmanSYNOPSIS: TBDRELEASE DATE: July 20, 2012
Oh, hey. Here's some news that's probably nothing. David Goyer has stepped down as FlashForward showrunner to focus on his career in features. This news has sprouted a multitude of nerd boners due to the speculation that he is writing a third Batman film with Jonathan Nolan. But all those plump dork stiffies may be engorged for naught as there has been no official word that Goyer is involved in the project. Nor is there any confirmation that it is even in the scripting phase. Right now it's all speculation stemming from this quote from Deadline Hollywood:"Of course, Goyer's feature career is really heating up, since he co-wrote Batman Begins, and penned the story for The Dark Knight, and is now writing the third Batman installment with Chris Nolan's brother Jonah." Fact of the matter is that, as of right now, Christopher Nolan is busy with Inception and Goyer has a lot of feature projects in development, including Super Max, Ghost Rider 2, Magneto, Y: The Last Man, Scanners, The Invisible Man, The Unforgettable, and Here, There Be Dragons. So nerds, please resheath your geek-woodies until we have something more substantial to fluff to. Unless, of course, you're turned on by stories where there be dragons. Pervert. (Deadline Hollywood)
Leo DiCaprio is on the hunt for Salvador Dali in this new pic from Christopher Nolan's Inception. I don't know if that's what's officially happening, but since Inception and LOST both choose to give us NOTHING before their premieres I only have my ridiculous assumptions to go on. In an interview with the L.A. Times, Christopher Nolan said that Inception was a larger endeavor than The Dark Knight, filming in no less than six countries. I'm guessing the above pic was taken in China, because I've never been there and I like to imagine China looks like a melted oil painting. Christopher Nolan went on to say, "I think we've put a lot of different things into the pot with this one. I grew up watching James Bond films and loving those and watching spy movies with their globe-trotting sensibility." The L.A. Times describes the film's premise as corporate espionage by way of dream invasion. Sweet. It's like John Grisham rewriting The Firm totally baked. Now if only he'd rewrite A Time to Kill while under the influence. Matthew McCaughnehey's character would be TOTALLY the same.
Leo emerges from a basin of amniotic fluid. The new trailer for Inception has hit, and even though this one's in English I still have no idea what that f*ck is going on. Last week we showed you the French version which made a lot more sense in the sense that it was foreign and foreign things are weird. What I gather from this trailer is what we already know about the movie: Leo DiCaprio is entering people's minds and stealing images/thoughts/dreams/wet dreams with a sleek, metallic vibrator. He also likes to spin a dreidel to work through problems. Can I surmise that his character is Jewish? Oh Nolan, why won't you give me more! Oy vey! Check out the new Inception trailer at Apple.