Christopher Nolan

Films in Brief: 1/31/14

Since mainstream new releases seem to have us singing the blues, here are a few neat classical and nostalgic options, with Cineplex continuing their annual Great Digital Film Festival and the TIFF Bell Lightbox showcasing the works of Paul Verhoeven and the unsung, pioneering African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.

Man of Steel Review

Although it might be still somewhat of an unsubtle disappointment, Man of Steel offers enough action and promise for the future, particularly from Henry Cavill in the lead and even from Zack Snyder in the director's seat. Still, someone needs to tell Christopher Nolan (and by extension actual hired writer David S. Goyer) to stop putting his very specific and far too serious spin on DC titles.

The Dark Knight Rises Review

An appropriate end to the Christopher Nolan cycle of serious Batman films, The Dark Knight Rises manages to up the stakes in terms of action, suspense, and even in terms of wit. On the other hand, it’s not hard to say that this third instalment with Christian Bale behind the cowl is the least of the franchise, but most of the problems this time our are fairly nitpicky in nature and come mostly when Nolan seemingly needs to force himself to get serious again when even the director seems like he just wants to have some actual fun for a change.

Up Close with The Tumbler

In honour of tickets for The Dark Knight Rises going on sale today, we talked to one of the handlers of the famed Tumbler (and it's little brother, The Batpod), a.k.a. Christopher Nolan's Batmobile.

First Man of Steel Image

It’s a spider-man! It’s an iron man! No, it’s a super man! Earlier today Warner Bros. released the first image of Superman from Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel slated for a 2013 release. The image shows Henry Cavill as the titular 'Man of Steel' showing off the squareness of his jaw in a suit that replaces the vintage spandex look with the recycled basketball one people seem to really like these days.

The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer Arrives

The first theatrical teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises has debuted online. Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) has a great track record with very non-descript but thoroughly engaging teasers for each one of his films, usually accompanied by an equally gripping poster to build anticipation.

The Dark Knight Rises Casts Hathaway & Hardy

Hero Complex today ended one of the biggest bits of casting speculation in recent memory: Anne Hathaway is set to play Catwoman and Tom Hardy will play Bane in the third installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman cycle, The Dark Knight Rises. They join returning cast members Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman.

Inception Review

Christopher Nolan won himself a great deal of opening weekend cred thanks to The Dark Knight; he is likely going to need it for Inception. It’s not that Inception is a bad film—the movie is actually one of the most original major releases to come along in ages—It’s that the film feels too cerebral for […]

Inception Final Trailer

Warner Bros. has released the third and final trailer for their upcoming film Inception.  The film is directed by dork favourite Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Canada’s own Ellen Page. Although the film has been in production for quite some time, the amount […]

Christopher Nolan to Godfather Superman Pre-Production

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that miracle-working director Christoper Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) is set to take a “godfather” role for pre-production work on the upcoming Superman reboot. Talks about bringing the Man of Steel back on the big screen have ramped up recently, with the news about Nolan just coming today. Warner Bros. plans to […]

Inception Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s latest film Inception has finally revealed itself.  This is Nolan’s first film since The Dark Knight. Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Canada’s own Ellen Page.  The production has been shrouded in mystery, almost nothing has been revealed about the movie other than the intentionally vague […]