Tag Archives: Christopher Nolan

Dunkirk: Surviving the Beach

AT THE POINT OF CRISIS, AT THE POINT OF ANNIHILATION, SURVIVAL IS VICTORY.  About 25 years ago, Christopher Nolan and his wife Emma Thomas were crossing the English Channel together with a friend. They were in a small sailing yacht headed for the northeastern French town of Dunkirk, but what initially looked like a pleasant … Continue reading Dunkirk: Surviving the Beach

A Glorious Evening with Hans Zimmer

I’m back from watching the legendary, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer in concert tonight in Stockholm and my head is full of the themes from movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight and Inception. And the sight of long-time Zimmer collaborator Nick Glennie-Smith dancing around to the theme of Pirates of the Caribbean with a fake parrot attached … Continue reading A Glorious Evening with Hans Zimmer

The Greatest Hits of 2017

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2017 for ya. As always, premiere dates may change. JANUARY: * The Comedian – Robert De Niro gets a chance to redeem himself after appearing in far too many bad comedies. Directed by Taylor Hackford; Danny DeVito has a supporting part. * Split – … … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2017

Why Snyder’s DC Comics Films Fail, and Nolan’s Don’t

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the first of this year’s big, cinematic superhero clashes (Captain America: Civil War will follow), is finally in theaters and the verdict is in. The majority of critics are giving it a thumbs-down, while the majority of fanboys are eating it up – and angrily attacking critics for not … Continue reading Why Snyder’s DC Comics Films Fail, and Nolan’s Don’t

Happy Birthday, Christopher Nolan, 45

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan turns 45 years old today, so congratulations are due. Over the past 15 years, he’s built a tremendous career. I see similarities with James Cameron. Both men are scientific and visual explorers, who show great interest in the art of filmmaking on a blockbuster level as well as science in other areas. … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Christopher Nolan, 45

The Future of Marvel

Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters and the time has come to assess this massive Marvel project unfolding. Where did it begin? Well, that’s debatable, but let’s make it simple. Marvel Studios was formed in 1996 and spent years regaining the rights to various superhero characters that had been optioned off to various studios. … Continue reading The Future of Marvel

Interstellar: Escape From Earth

MANKIND WAS BORN ON EARTH. IT WAS NEVER MEANT TO DIE HERE.  The day I saw this movie, I woke up feeling sad over what is a very common dream for me. It had taken me back to my teenage years, or childhood (time is not all that important in these dreams) and I was … Continue reading Interstellar: Escape From Earth

The Greatest Hits of 2014

It’s time for that annual list of this year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2014 for ya. JANUARY: * Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – This reboot of Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst cum action hero has Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh (who’s also directing), but the trailer disturbingly shows another variation on the Jason Bourne … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2014

Caviezel and Newton-John’s Big Day

Today we are congratulating Jim Caviezel and Olivia Newton-John, who are turning 45 and 65 years old. Could they be anymore different? Caviezel may be best known these days for headlining the CBS crime drama Person of Interest, which was created by Christopher Nolan’s brother Jonathan. This fall will see the third season of the show. … Continue reading Caviezel and Newton-John’s Big Day

Chicago in the Movies

I was recently in Chicago for the first time and fell in love with the city. The beaches along Lake Michigan, the architecture and the restaurants had a part in that, obviously, but as a movie buff I kept looking for a few other things as well. I did find the Buckingham Fountain that is … Continue reading Chicago in the Movies

Highlights of Comic-Con 2013

This year’s Comic-Con in San Diego is over, and as always it’s been a treat. I’m not going to pretend that I was there. I wish I were, but the thing is in this day and age you can enjoy the feast even if you’re thousands of miles away. The past few days have offered … Continue reading Highlights of Comic-Con 2013

The Year of the Zombie

Remember how we used to love superheroes last year? We had the brilliant final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, the surprisingly well-crafted Amazing Spider-Man and the ultimate gathering of all, The Avengers. 2013 looked promising, with the return of Iron Man in that franchise’s third chapter, and Superman in Zack Snyder’s heavily anticipated Man … Continue reading The Year of the Zombie

Time to Reclaim The Dark Knight Rises

<span style=”font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; ” data-mce-style=”font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium;”>Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a></span>It’s been a few days now since 24-year-old James Holmes burst into an Aurora, Colorado midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, claiming to be the Joker, lobbying tear gas and shooting to kill as many as possible. … Continue reading Time to Reclaim The Dark Knight Rises