(WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW) (trailer
) (prequel comic
) (cast interviews
), the new film about shared dreaming by Christopher Nolan
, has shocked audiences into gasps
of delight and confusion. Two days in, the film, having impressed critics
, is already inspiring elaborate debates about its complex and surreal plotline, with theories and heated discussions here
, and here
posted by shivohum
on Jul 18, 2010 -
First, there was colossal miscalculation
. Something so bad it could make parable a four-letter word
. Didn't faze him. His next was "bizarrely compelling... Slower than watching a train wreck,"
but yet invoking, "that same level of disbelief."
It was also like swallowing spiky clusters of manure
. Maybe he had lost his mind
? But yet he rose again... Or should we say he blew? No really, it was the wind this time . A feeble gust of an environmental horror story. "You feel like you're not watching the end of the world but the end of a career."
Alas, like the undead, you cannot stop him. His latest, sitting at a paltry 0%* on the
, is whitewashed
, and offers an experience that's a headache-inducing
, husk that Roger Ebert called "agonizing... in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented."
It enchantingly makes, "Jake Lloyd’s performance in The Phantom Menace look studied."
And, "the Golden Compass... look like a four-star classic."
With $150 million spent on production, and $130 million on marketing alone
, has this "auteur"
finally created his masterpiece
? Or will it be the Last Straw® (in 3d
!)? [more inside]
posted by PBR
on Jun 30, 2010 -
(safe for work apart from that one bit) - an amusing language centric film trailer made to promote the Scandinavian JavaZone
posted by Artw
on Jun 25, 2010 -
If you buy it, people will come
. The property from the movie The Field of Dreams
is for sale
. You could own a 193 acre farm, along with a baseball field, and a tourist destination that gets approximately 65,000 visitors annually. The current owners even have permission from Universal to sell memorabilia. Along with ownership of the property comes ownership of the Field of Dreams site
. The asking price is $5.4 million. via
posted by bove
on May 14, 2010 -
If you look at that video of Mohammad Sidique Khan
[one of the 7/7 bombers] recording a video for his nine-month-old daughter, when he thought he was going to fight and die in Afghanistan, he was saying, ‘You and your mum are the best thing in my life, and I’d love to watch you growing up and learning to speak.’ And you realise that he’s making a pretty soppy speech from a middle-of-the-road Hollywood movie. He’s the ‘good dad’. And in his head he is. And that doesn’t preclude him going out and doing something violent. You do bad things not because you think they’re bad, but because you think they’re good — unless you’re a nihilist. British satirist Chris Morris discusses his first feature film Four Lions
, which is a comedy about Islamist suicide bombers. Trailer
. Clip, concerning peroxide
. Audio interview with Morris about the film, Part 1
and Part 2
posted by Sticherbeast
on Apr 6, 2010 -
You might have thought The Phantom Menace was the worst movie ever made
, but no - it's Attack of the Clones. And RedLetterMedia is here to tell you exactly
, and nine
posted by flatluigi
on Apr 4, 2010 -
Curious about the Average Shot Length of a movie? Wondering how the ASL has changed over time? The Cinemetrics database
comes to the rescue with statistical data on shot length!
posted by burnfirewalls
on Mar 15, 2010 -
Despite my absolute fidelity to Sade's text, I have however introduced an absolutely new element: the action instead of taking place in eighteenth-century France, takes place practically in our own time, in Salò, around 1944, to be exact. (some links extremely NSFW)
posted by Joe Beese
on Feb 14, 2010 -
is a unique film written and directed by Richard Linklater that follows the life of various characters in a Austin, Texas. Mind-numbingly boring or oddly captivating, Slacker provided an inspiration to other independent movies of the era and helped established the image of slacker as we see it today. Quoting Ebert
, "We don't get a story, but we do get a feeling. " A Salon retrospective
posted by mikepaco
on Feb 8, 2010 -
Coloring the Kingdom
: the story of the all-female “finishing school” of hand-drawn animation that worked behind the scenes to create the first animated full-length Disney feature, Snow White. (via.
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Feb 5, 2010 -
He invented or popularized
a startling array of the fundamental elements of film: the dissolve, the fade-in and fade-out, slow motion, fast motion, stop motion, double exposures and multiple exposures, miniatures, the in-camera matte, time-lapse photography, color film (albeit hand-painted), artificial film lighting, production sketches and storyboards, and the whole idea of narrative film.
By 1897, in a studio of his own design and construction – the first complete movie studio – his hand forged virtually everything on his screen. Norman McLaren writes, "He was not only his own producer, ideas man, script writer, but he was his own set-builder, scene painter, choreographer, deviser of mechanical contrivances, special effects man, costume designer, model maker, actor, multiple actor, editor and distributor." Also, his own cinematographer, and the inventor of cameras to suit his special conceptions. Not even auteur directors such as Charles Chaplin, Orson Welles, John Cassavetes, and Stanley Kubrick would personally author so many aspects of their films."
Inside: 57 films by Georges Méliès, the Grandfather of Visual Effects
. [more inside]
posted by Paragon
on Feb 3, 2010 -
There isn't a single decent candidate running for office, the homeless guy struck by a car was more fortunate than the auto workers and if you want a grilled raccoon they sure have a deal for you: it's Detroit 2009, The Movie
, the chronicle of a rough year from The Detroit News.
posted by krautland
on Jan 1, 2010 -
Slate's interactive guide to the critically recognized best movies of the decade, aggregating the results from several "best of the decade" lists. It's still in the process of being updated.
posted by Sticherbeast
on Dec 17, 2009 -
Ya'll remember Johnathan "The Impaler" Sharkey, Minnesota gubernatorial candidate for the Vampires, Witches, and Pagans Party? Of course you do
. But have you seen Impaler
, the documentary about him? hulu
posted by Pope Guilty
on Nov 3, 2009 -
Looks like The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
have been slated to star in their own stop-motion animated movie
, Grass Roots: The Movie
, produced by bolexbrothers
! Here, the Freaks' creator, Gilbert Shelton, talks about the movie.
In true stoner fashion, though, it's been "in production" since 2006, but you can watch a teaser here.
While you're waiting for the movie to be made, here's the youtubed version of bolexbrothers award-winning stop-motion feature length film, The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb: 1
posted by not_on_display
on Oct 27, 2009 -
The movie adaptation of Mark Whitacre's
story, Steven Soderbergh's The Informant
, based on the book by Kurt Eichenwald
was released last month. Whitacre's life belies easy explanation: a hugely important corporate whistleblower, at some point during the five years he spent informing on agribusiness behemoth Archer Daniels Midland
Whitacre embarked on a massive embezzlement scheme that would see him imprisoned for nearly eight and a half years. To this day, the FBI remain divided
on whether he is more hero or villain. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan
on Oct 20, 2009 -