Interstellar's Original Ending Actually Made Sense—And It Wasn't Happy

The final act of Interstellar was a bit of mess, packed with feel-good mystical pseudoscience that was out of place in a sometimes glorious space opera. It turns out that ending was all director Christopher Nolan's idea and that Jonathan Nolan's original script called for a more straightforward—and darker—ending. » 3/20/15 10:55am 3/20/15 10:55am

The Insane Attention To Detail In Interstellar's Big Spaceship Sequence

One of the things that makes Interstellar look different from other recent space movies is the reliance on practical models instead of CG effects. But that gets tricky — especially in one crucial scene from the movie, where some delicate maneuvering required some equally delicate modelwork and camerawork. » 2/04/15 3:45pm 2/04/15 3:45pm

The Model Spaceships That Made Interstellar Look as Real as Possible

Christopher Nolan's quest for realistic-looking space travel in Interstellar was achieved partially through the amazing models of New Deal Studios, which used a lot of ingenuity to achieve Nolan's very specific requests. One solution included a lot of salt. » 12/09/14 1:30am 12/09/14 1:30am

Christopher Nolan Was Asked to Bless The LEGO Movie's Jerk Batman

The LEGO Movie's version of Batman is not exactly the same guy that prowled the streets of Christopher Nolan's Gotham. So, according to producer Dan Lin, the production went to both Nolan and Warner Bros. to make sure Will Arnett's horrible boyfriend version of Batman was okay. » 12/02/14 12:30am 12/02/14 12:30am

Comic Reveals Lost Chapter Of Interstellar, Filling In Dr. Mann's Story

So what exactly did happen during Interstellar's Lazarus mission? Director Christopher Nolan wrote a short comic revealing a crucial moment in Dr. Mann's story. Naturally, expect spoilers below and in the comic. » 11/18/14 9:40am 11/18/14 9:40am

Interstellar Is the Best and Worst Space Opera You'll Ever See

Schools Teach Moon-Landing Denialism In The First Interstellar Clip

The first clip from Interstellar shows us the future Earth that Christopher Nolan has created. It's one in which the idea of space travel is so thoroughly discouraged that children are taught that we never went to the moon. » 10/30/14 7:45am 10/30/14 7:45am

This brilliant video essay looks at Inception and the Narrative Illusion

Christopher Nolan's Inception is a delightfully surreal look at merging the worlds of dream and reality - but this video essay from Brows Held High takes a deep dive into Nolan's surrealist influences as well as Inception's flirtation with the greatest filmmaking illusion of all: the Narrative. » 10/24/14 5:58pm 10/24/14 5:58pm

Theatre owners are angry about Interstellar's 'Film first' initiative

Excited for Interstellar? A lot of people are - except a growing contingent of Theatre owners angry about Christopher Nolan's decision to have the awesome-looking sci-fi movie début early in Cinemas that can show it through analog projectors. » 10/05/14 6:14pm 10/05/14 6:14pm

What Does This Game Reveal About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?

As is his wont, Christopher Nolan's been close-lipped about what happens in his next film Interstellar. But now there's a free game based on it available at the official website, and it reveals a tiny bit more about the film. » 9/19/14 3:00am 9/19/14 3:00am

What If Christopher Nolan Had Directed The Incredibles?

Forget the bright tropical landscapes and jokes; this recut trailer imagines The Incredibles as a Dark Knight-style film, focusing on scenes filled with shadows or fluorescent lighting—and milking every ounce of the movie's pathos. » 8/29/14 9:30am 8/29/14 9:30am

Gorgeous New Interstellar Trailer Shows Chris Nolan's Alien Worlds

This brand new Interstellar takes us all a little bit further into the vast universe that director Christopher Nolan is ready to explore. Watch as Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey blast off into beautiful space. » 7/30/14 11:37am 7/30/14 11:37am

Christopher Nolan Plays Nostradamus About the Future of Film

Christopher Nolan believes in movie theaters, you guys. He believes that they'll adapt and stay vibrant and important. But before that, he predicts a period of absolute suckitude. All tied to the end of using film for distribution. » 7/09/14 4:30am 7/09/14 4:30am

Holy Crap, Trailer For Christopher Nolan's Interstellar Is Thrilling

Whatever you're doing, drop it and watch the brand-new trailer for Interstellar. Go, go, go! Christopher Nolan isn't just taking us to space—he wants to save humanity on a massive and majestic scale. » 5/16/14 10:05am 5/16/14 10:05am

Watch the student films scifi directors made before they were famous

Everyone has to start somewhere, and for many directors, that start was in short student films. Let's dive way back into the catalogue of science fiction, fantasy, and horror directors and see the films that they made when they first sat in the director's chair. » 2/06/14 10:10am 2/06/14 10:10am

The Most Insanely Complex Stunts from Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

Nowadays, when you go see a big movie, you assume everything is going to be computer animation and greenscreen, and nothing is real. But a lot of the biggest, craziest movie stunts, past and present, have been entirely practical. Here are some of the most complicated stunt sequences that were created in reality. » 1/31/14 12:37pm 1/31/14 12:37pm

Our destiny is in space in teaser for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

The teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar doesn't reveal any new details of the plot, but it is a celebration of aviation and spaceflight while insisting human destiny lies above. » 12/14/13 9:00am 12/14/13 9:00am

Johnny Depp will give birth to a machine god in Transcendence

We've been waiting forever to hear more about Transcendence, the new movie directed by Wally Pfister, best known as Christopher Nolan's cinematographer. Transcendence has been shrouded in mystery — until now. And holy hell, its official synopsis sounds ambitious. » 12/10/13 1:20pm 12/10/13 1:20pm

​Thor: The Dark World shows superhero movies can still be joyful

It's a grim time for big-screen superheroes. Rebooted versions of Superman and Spider-Man both have daddy issues. Tony Stark has PTSD. Wolverine kinda wants to die. So it's a relief to watch Thor: The Dark World, which is the lightest, funniest superhero movie in ages. Let a thunder-god show you how to make a joyful… » 11/08/13 9:09am 11/08/13 9:09am

The Dark Knight rises higher than ever before in This Week’s DVDs

Have you held off on buying Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy on DVD or Blu-ray? If so, your patience is about to pay off. Plus, Iron Man teams up with Peggy Carter, Doctor Who gets ready for the end, and meet a cross-dressing zombie, all in this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases! » 9/23/13 3:20pm 9/23/13 3:20pm