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PostSubject: Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"   Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:22 pm

GOOD GOD this looks brilliant. Go to IMDB's movie page after watching the trailer to see why I've got MOTHERFUCKING GOOSEFLESH. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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PostSubject: Re: Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"   Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:47 pm

Trailer looks great, though I admit I'm skeptical of Nolan overall ever since Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. Hopefully it lives up to the potential of the story.

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PostSubject: Re: Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"   Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:28 pm

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Trailer looks great, though I admit I'm skeptical of Nolan overall ever since Inception and The Dark Knight Rises.  Hopefully it lives up to the potential of the story.  

I'm curious about your skepticism; my issue with Nolan is he's been rather cold and distant with his aesthetics while he and his brother's dialogue carry a bit of pretense. So his films always seem to leave me a bit cold. This seems to have been improved with Inception but only by a margin. This movie looks marvelous and some of his choices noted in the IMDB trivia are unorthodox (i.e. telling Zimmer to reinvent traditional scoring methods and having him score off a synopsis rather than to the actual film). He seems to be promising us this as his most ambitious project yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"   Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:52 pm

Inception is one of may favorite movies! I have it on blu ray, but can't seem to turn off the TV anytime it's on.

While I liked Dark Night Rises, I think it was the worst of Nolan's three Batman flick..... I thought it was shot well, but the story didn't like it flowed well. If I'm in the mood for a Nolan Dark Night flick, I'll go with The Dark Knight - which I think is a fantastic film and the best Batman film released thus far.

I'm really looking forward to Interstellar - I plan to go see it at the Smithsonian Air And Space - Dulles IMAX.... which is the closest real IMAX theater (not a megaplex mini-max) to me - they always show the biggest films and I am sure this one will be there (especially since they used so much IMAX film in it) I saw Dark Night there and wow - the IMAX stuff looked fantastic.... Saw Dark Night Rises in the mini-max, and while it looked good it just was no where near as impressive as the huge IMAX screen.....
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PostSubject: Re: Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"   Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:26 pm

Inception rubs me the wrong way for whatever reason. I think primarily because to me the most interesting aspect was being able to mold your reality...but they quickly wrote that off (because then everyone will attack you, etc) and instead it just turned into a usual shoot-em-up action movie with a very convoluted premise. The final action sequence would fit in a 1980s James Bond movie. To me that just felt like an easy way out and dumbed it down. One of my best friends described the movie as "Too much gunplay in dreamland."

My favorite Nolan film is The Prestige, thought it was just about perfect.

Dark Knight Rises was okay, but honestly the dark & dreary uber-seriousness of the whole thing just started to feel ponderous and overly self-important for what is really just a damn comic book movie. I'll take the light tone of The Avengers over this any day.



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PostSubject: Re: Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"   Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:31 am

Completely forgot about The Prestige. That is a nasty, biting, nihilistic son of a bitch. And by far his best. I loved it.

What you're talking about with both Inception and Dark Knight is kind of what I'm talking about. He tends to deliver high-concept movies shrouded in sort of a quasi-philosophic heavy hand. Inception goes deep, no doubt it's an intelligent film, but buoys back up on gratuitous violence. The Batman movies are the epitome of a refrigerator movie in which there is an illusion of complex, weighty character study, yet when you really think about it well after the movie is over, the dialogue had little to say and, like you said, the whole thing is just a comic book movie. I suppose to summarize all this is that he (and Jon, who's to blame as well), takes things too seriously.

His movies aren't bad, however. Inception was a nice mindfuck--take out the unnecessary stormtrooper gunfights and it really grabs. The Batman films (haven't seen Rises yet) just kind of exist for me--I enjoy them in the moment, but not enough to return. I too enjoyed the style of The Avengers much more, and I have no doubt that James Gunn's handling of Guardians of the Galaxy will be more to my liking as well.

Again, I'm really hoping he wises up in Interstellar. This is my absolute favorite type of film and we simply do not have enough of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"   Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:34 pm

Inception had the potential to be a really great movie, my frustration has more to do with what I feel it could have accomplished vs. what it actually did accomplish. I admit, that's partially my fault for having very high expectations going in.

It's not a bad movie, it's just not the movie I was hoping it would be.

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PostSubject: Re: Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"   Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:24 pm

Looks cool, but Nolan's been very hit and miss with me.

I liked "Inception" a lot but the only one of his "Batman" movies that's had any rewatch value for me was "The Dark Knight," and that's mainly due to Heath Ledger's Joker.
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