If you were wondering if smart sci-fi still has a place at the U.S. box office, you can stop wondering: Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” claimed the #1 position at the box office in its first week with $60 million, according to studio estimates. The film was made for $160 million, and if you’ve seen it, “Inception” uses up every single bit of that money and put it on the screen. Although $60 million in its first week gives “Inception” the top spot, it’s about what industry experts were predicting, which means the movie didn’t actually exceed expectations. That’s a bit of “glass half empty”, I’ll admit, but it bears keeping in mind anyway in case the film falters badly in its second week. Regardless, it’s good to know moviegoers still appreciate a good sci-fi movie where thinking is required. Steve Carell’s CG movie “Despicable Me” came in second, while Nicolas Cage’s magic fantasy “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” failed to make much of… Continue Reading »
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Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi spectacular “Inception” is just a few days away (it opens later this week, in case you’re not keeping track, and if you’re not — why the hell not?), which makes this the perfect opportunity to catch up on all the goodies that Warner Bros. has released so far for the movie. So, without further ado, here are four clips and two featurettes exploring the world of “Inception” for your viewing pleasure. Also added, a gallery of images that you might have missed. Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered… Continue Reading »
Here’s a hot little behind the scenes featurette from “Inception” with narration from Christopher Nolan and Leo Dicaprio. It’s over 2 minutes and has new footage that further pumps up my Sci-Fi adrenal glands (if that’s possible). “Inception” is going to be the real deal folks. Anyway, enjoy, “Inception” hits theatres July 16th. Embedding is disabled for this so click Here to watch it now. Thanks Slashfilm.
We’ve got a nice batch of great looking and revealing character posters from “Inception” a film by Chris Nolan coming in early July to hopefully give us at least one guaranteed bad-ass Sci-Fi flick to feast on. When I say revealing I mean it. Each major character has a poster and instead of names we’ve got one word descriptions of the part they play in the drama. We have The Architect, The Extractor, The Forger, The Point Man, The Tourist, The Shade and The Mark. Nicely done. I think it’s ok to get all our hopes up for this one. Posters are below. Please enjoy. Thanks Slashfilm.
Here’s a nicely extended (and wicked) 60 second “Inception” trailer originally for those Brits and now embedded here for your considerable viewing pleasure. With “Iron Man 2″ sucking so badly, it’s up to Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” to provide us with the big budget summer Sci-Fi goods. July 16th is the date. Mark your calendars.
Check out the third, and I dare say, the best trailer for Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi actioner “Inception” yet. The new trailer features voiceover by star Leonardo DiCaprio, whose character expands more on the film’s plot, plus new action set pieces. Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible — inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal… Continue Reading »
Well not really. They mostly just give the full synopsis for Christopher Nolan’s movie, which finally opens July 16, 2010. Excited yet? If not, then please to read. Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible–inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his… Continue Reading »
Here’s another poster for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi/crime film “Inception”. The film fields the A-list cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine. The plot? “Inceptio”n is a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind. Or some such. Just know that it’ll be really, really well-acted and really, really cool. Thisi s Christopher Nolan, after all. Get a piece of Nolan’s mind July 16, 2010.
Of the many movies ready poised to assail my senses in the coming year, it’s Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” that is floating my boat the most. I’m getting that trippy Matrix-y kind of vibe and it’s a good feeling. We’ve got some nice new shots to show you this afternoon, demonstrating various appearances of consternation, hand wringing and hand guns. We’ve got Leo Dicaprio, Ellen Page (homegirl) and Joseph Gordon Levitt, on the scene, preparing to get into brains they should probably have steered clear of. “Inception” hits the streets July 16th. Thanks Collider.
Along with a long and involving article about the making of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”, the LATimes was kind enough to include four spanking new images from the movie that we haven’t seen before. Here’s a bit from the article and the film: The movie may be Hollywood’s first existential heist movie, and though that may not sound like typical fare for the air-conditioning months, Warners and Legendary Pictures are banking on the movie catching on as a brainy “Mission: Impossible” by way of “The Matrix.” In other words, the globe-trotting movie may have had its subconscious baggage packed by Sigmund Freud, but it also carries a passport stamped by Ian Fleming. DiCaprio says Nolan is the perfect director to turn that unlikely combination into a July hit. “Inception” stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine, Lukas Haas, and is due out July 16, 2010. Are audiences ready for… Continue Reading »
If you’re a Sci-Fi fan and you are not excited about Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”, starring Leo Dicaprio and a host of fabulous others, you’ve gone mental. The “Inception” PR team has come up with a viral site at Pasivdevice.org , which appears to be the very in depth instructions for a field device, smushed into a briefcase, that will allow you to completely mess with someones delicate brain tissue while they are in the act of the Zzz. The machines usage is confusing. Do you get the goop and then go telepathic? If you don’t and the other dude gets the goop, how do you walk around in his subconscious, looking for trade secrets? Maybe I need to re-read the instructions. I was never a fan of direction. “Inception” opens in theatres in July. Thanks Slashfilm.
I’ve got some little widgets of news for your reading pleasure today. First of all, Alice Braga dishes some on the look of the mighty Predators in the Robert Rodriquez produced and Nimrod Antel directed reboot of same, due out this summer. On her character and the snaggletoothed enemy: [T]he predators, fans, they look really cool! I was really scared. The guys that play them, they’re really tall,” she explained adding a bit about her character. “She’s a girl from special forces. She’s a tough cookie. She’s a sniper. She jumps into the story and is trying to run for her life, which is classic “Predator” films.“ We are looking forward to how Adrien Brody manages to get into character as a he-man merc type for his lead role in “Predators”. For my part, the dude has an academy award for best actor. If he bulks up a bit he’s going to be great. This whole thing reminds me of… Continue Reading »
“Inception” is number one on my list of must see flicks this year. I plan to torture my significant other even more than usual for this one, both before and after. We’ll get there extra early, for the perfect eye level, mid screen emplacement and after the film, if it’s anything like Leonardo DiCaprio’s prediction of highly intellectually challenging and firm and fully packed with kick ass, there will be my irritating questions and discussions after. Here’s Leo’s experiences working with the mind of Christopher Nolan, who is, of course, the director of such quality entertainment as “Memento” and “The Dark Knight”. The material and its complexity are what I’m attracted to…I’ve been lucky to work with people who want to tell stories that hit on different cylinders simultaneously. ‘Shutter Island’ is definitely that. ‘Inception’ is the same. It is Chris delving into dream psychoanalysis and, at the same time, making a high-octane, surreal film that came from his mind…. Continue Reading »
The LATimes has a quickie preview of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “Inception” and was nice enough to also include a brand spanking new pic from the movie. Here’s a little of what Nolan had to say about the film, and the pic after that. “I think we’ve put a lot of different things into the pot with this one,” Nolan said last week during a break from editing. “I grew up watching James Bond films and loving those and watching spy movies with their globe-trotting sensibility. We get to do that here not just geographically but also in time and dimensions of reality as well. We get to make a movie that’s expansive, I suppose you’d say, in four dimensions.” “Inception” stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and is written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It all goes down July 16, 2010.
So much for all the secrecy surrounding the plot of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”. Chris sat down or was likely phone jumped by the good lads over at the L.A. Times where he basically gives it all up. Chris says things that I will not attempt to paraphrase for you. Instead, let’s just let him unburden himself in quotations. “This is the biggest challenge I’ve taken on to this point,” said Nolan, who may return to Gotham City for his next feature. “We’re trying to tell a story on a massive scale, a true blockbuster scale – the biggest I’ve ever been involved with. We tried to make a very large-scale film with ‘The Dark Knight’ and with this one we wanted to push that even further.” The following business wasn’t directly quoted. I am inferring that the article writer tortured this description from Chris or Emma Thomas, wife of Mr. Nolan and his production partner. A key part of the… Continue Reading »