Christopher Nolan’s Dizzying ‘Tenet’ is an Exciting James Bond-esque Blockbuster (Review)

Christopher Nolan’s Dizzying ‘Tenet’ is an Exciting James Bond-esque Blockbuster (Review)

Minutes into the opening of Tenet, you get a small sense of adrenaline. You’re strapped in for another Christopher Nolan thrill ride full of twists, turns, and spectacle. And for many moviegoers (myself included), it’s the first movie you’ll have seen in a theater in months due to the ongoing pandemic. While the excitement of watching another movie from Nolan accompanied by your return to the theater begins to settle in, so does confusion to a varying degree. In terms of story, Tenet is Nolan’s most inspiring movie to date; it’s easy to view this movie as the filmmaker’s attempt at making a James Bond movie (he’s always wanted to make a Bond movie). But with that comes the see-saw battle of being able to fully comprehend everything that’s happening.  But even though Tenet can be dizzying at times, it’s still another exciting blockbuster from Nolan.

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Artemis Fowl Teaser Trailer Reveals an Underground World of Fairies

Artemis Fowl Teaser Trailer Reveals an Underground World of Fairies

Artemis Fowl is an upcoming Disney live-action film based on the novel by Eoin Colfer and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Nonso Anozie, Tamara Smart and Miranda Raison, the film hits theaters August 9, 2019.  Read more

Murder on The Orient Express is a Gorgeous & Loving Homage to The Golden Age of Detective Stories (Review)

Murder on The Orient Express is a Gorgeous & Loving Homage to The Golden Age of Detective Stories (Review)

This week it was either Daddy’s Home 2 or Murder on the Orient Express, a choice that pit Mark Wahlberg against Dame Judi Dench for my attentions.  You might think that choice would be obvious and had Mr. Wahlberg worn something sleeveless in the trailer, I would have been helpless.  But as it happened, Daddy’s Home 2 is a Christmas film, all sweaters and snowsuits, so it’s off to Murder on the Orient Express for me.  I’d rather watch Kenneth Branagh than Mel Gibson anyway. Read more

Analysis: Dunkirk Prologue Hints at Tension and Intensity of Christopher Nolan’s Latest in IMAX

Analysis: Dunkirk Prologue Hints at Tension and Intensity of Christopher Nolan’s Latest in IMAX

On Wednesday, Warner Brothers dropped the official trailer for Dunkirk, director Christopher Nolan’s next movie. While it showed plenty of drama and action sequences around the historic evacuation, it didn’t necessarily give anything away (not shocking considering it’s coming from Nolan, who is all about teases). Personally, I think the trailer is great, but I’ve talked to more than a handful of people who came away unimpressed with the first full trailer.

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Dunkirk Trailer Reveals Christopher Nolan’s Stunning True War Story

Dunkirk Trailer Reveals Christopher Nolan’s Stunning True War Story

From Warner Bros. Pictures and writer/director Christopher Nolan comes the true story war film Dunkirk. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy and Tom Hardy. The film which was shot with IMAX cameras will open theatrically on July 21, 2017. Read more