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Honest Trailers: Every Christopher Nolan Movie

HONEST TRAILERS: CHRISTOPHER NOLAN MOVIE This week we take a look at all ten of Christopher Nolan’s films, who is arguably one of the best directors of our generation and Screenjunkies is more than willing to admit that. They’re also willing to show you the concepts shared by a lot of the films like an emotional Michael Caine, protagonists with slicked back hair, and … Read More Honest Trailers: Every Christopher Nolan Movie

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Tuesday Releases: The Imitation Game & Interstellar

MARCH 31ST, 2015 New Releases The Imitation Game Interstellar Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D Outcast (2014) The Rewrite Wild Wild Card

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [9] Interstellar – Best Sound Mixing

I have to laugh just the slightest bit with “Interstellar” getting nominated for Best Sound Mixing, when, after the first few weeks of the film’s release, one of the biggest stories in the Hollywood news was the complaint from several audiences about the film’s sound and bombastic mix. Later approved by director Christopher Nolan, apparently these audience’s ears were a little too sensitive, but … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [9] Interstellar – Best Sound Mixing

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [9] Interstellar – Best Sound Editing

Imagine for a second that you are filming the scene from “Interstellar” where the crew of the Endurance lands on the tidal wave planet. Just to state the completely obvious, the tidal wave planet is not a real place. Therefore, if you are filming this scene, you’re likely in a body of water somewhere, where recording sound will not prove fruitful in terms of … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [9] Interstellar – Best Sound Editing

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [9] Interstellar – Best Visual Effects

“INTERSTELLAR” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher Dust clouds and robots, the visual effects team behind “Interstellar” literally created other worlds. And not just one, several. From a giant tidal wave planet to a completely ice covered planet with a sky that mirrors the ground, not only did these worlds captivate on the big screen, they also became some of the … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [9] Interstellar – Best Visual Effects

2015 Oscars Challenge: [9] Interstellar – Best Original Score

“S.T.A.Y.” FROM “INTERSTELLAR” Hans Zimmer “Interstellar” is an emotionally gripping score, that not only accents the conflicting moments, like lead Matthew McConaughey’s big decision to leave his children for a trip to another galaxy to save the human race or major secrets revealed over the spaceship tape relay, but also adds to the science fiction element that all space odyssey’s must have. That tinge … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [9] Interstellar – Best Original Score

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [9] Interstellar – Best Production Design

“INTERSTELLAR” Nathan Crowley (Production Design); Gary Fettis (Set Decoration) Production designers immerse not only the audience but the actors and their characters in the sets that they design. Every object in a frame of a major motion picture is thought out. So when a production designer takes on the task of creating a future world as seen in “Interstellar,” the meaning behind their job … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [9] Interstellar – Best Production Design

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Oscars Watch: 17th Annual Costume Design Guild Nominees

Expect the nominees from the Period and Fantasy categories to be big players at the Academy Awards, with “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Into The Woods” being obvious frontrunners for both the CDG Awards as well as for Oscar nominations. EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM “Birdman” – Albert Wolsky “Boyhood” – Kari Perkins “Gone Girl” – Trish Summerville “Interstellar” – Mary Zophres “Wild” – Melissa … Read More Oscars Watch: 17th Annual Costume Design Guild Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

Period Film INHERENT VICE Production Designer: DAVID CRANK THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Production Designer: ADAM STOCKHAUSEN THE IMITATION GAME Production Designer: MARIA DJURKOVIC THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Production Designer: JOHN PAUL KELLY UNBROKEN Production Designer: JON HUTMAN Fantasy Film CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Production Designer: PETER WENHAM DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Production Designer: JAMES CHINLUND GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Production … Read More Oscars Watch: 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

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Spotlight: Ten Favorite Films Of 2014

Even though this was one of my busiest years yet, I still had time to see over 350 films, a third of which were released in 2014. I saw old classics that I had never seen before like “Amelie” and “Spirited Away” and new classics like “Birdman” and “Joe”. I completed my Oscar Challenge this past January-February, which was 46 days, 42 films, and … Read More Spotlight: Ten Favorite Films Of 2014

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Oscars Shortlist: 114 Original Scores Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

As with every year around this time, Best Original Score has barely been narrowed down, with 114 of the best scores still in contention. With 109 of these composers going home unhappy, the field is wide open for this one. The ones to watch out for are almost always the Academy favorites like Hans Zimmer (“Interstellar”), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“Gone Girl”), and … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 114 Original Scores Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Best Visual Effects Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

Looking at this list of films in contention for the Best Visual Effects nominations shows you exactly how good of a year it was in film, especially where visual effects were concerned. Consisting of three superhero films, four sequels, a reboot, a re-imagining, and one original science fiction fare, this is also a perfect dissection of where the Hollywood blockbuster is at. I question … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Best Visual Effects Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards