Still confused by Cloud Atlas? Infographic & featurettes break it down

There's an awful lot going on in Cloud Atlas, the time-spanning, super-ambitious movie that's out on DVD and Blu-ray today. Six time periods, tons of characters, the same actors playing different characters, all cutting back and forth. So here's a super handy chart and some featurettes from the DVD, to explain it to… » 5/14/13 11:03am 5/14/13 11:03am

China will see a much shorter version of Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is a huge, sprawling novel, so it wasn't much of a surprise that the movie version clocked in at 172 minutes — but Chinese audiences will get a much tighter version of the film, lasting just 137 minutes. Unfortunately, thanks to state censors they're losing some of the good parts, including the gay love… » 1/23/13 3:40pm 1/23/13 3:40pm

Did Cloud Atlas' "Yellowface" problem help to sink it at the box office?

It's official: Cloud Atlas is a flop. At least in the United States. Made for a reported $100 million, the book adaptation barely scratched $10 million in its opening weekend — but some observers say the film could make a tidy profit overseas, where most of its funding came from. Still, it's hard not to ask: Did the… » 10/29/12 3:00pm 10/29/12 3:00pm

Is Cloud Atlas an unholy mess or a brilliant masterpiece? Yes.

In Cloud Atlas, opening today, six different stories in different time periods are woven together to create a thrilling composite story about liberation and revelation. Fittingly, how you wind up feeling about Cloud Atlas depends very much on your vantage point: the individual pieces, when you pull them out separately, … » 10/26/12 9:00am 10/26/12 9:00am

An Exclusive Look at the Stunning Concept Art Behind Cloud Atlas'…

The most dazzling aspect of Cloud Atlas is probably the vision of near-future Korea, the city of Neo-Seoul. Glittery and dystopian, Neo-Seoul sits next to the sunken ruins of the original Seoul, with slums side by side with shining ribbons and flying cars. » 10/26/12 7:00am 10/26/12 7:00am

16-minute behind-the-scenes look at Cloud Atlas shows the terrible…

Check out this massive behind-the-scenes reel from Cloud Atlas. Every time period is shown, including Andy and Lana Wachowski's terrifying future worlds. We're especially taken with the post-apocalyptic speech in the jungle future, where cannibal Hugh Grant is a huge problem. Check out this massive collection of… » 10/22/12 7:55am 10/22/12 7:55am

New Cloud Atlas trailer shows off our terrible, horrible future worlds

The latest trailer for Cloud Atlas maps out the connective tissue of each recurring character and how each past (and future) life is connected. Leaping from century to century, the movie — which is based on the 2004 novel by David Mitchell — follows various lives of the same group of protagonists. From the eighteenth… » 9/06/12 7:40am 9/06/12 7:40am

First 6-minute trailer for Cloud Atlas is simply stunning [Now in HD!]

Behold the first beautiful trailer for the incredibly ambitious Cloud Atlas. Directed in teams by both Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis, this big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell's novel jumps from century to century, with the same actors playing different characters — but they're all connected. Leap from the 1850s… » 7/26/12 2:00am 7/26/12 2:00am

Wachowskis Involved In Bringing Era-Spanning Novel To The Screen?

A movie version of Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell's ambitious literary novel, is in the works. Director Tom Tykwer (The International) revealed that he's working with the Wachowskis on a script for an adaptation. Given that Cloud Atlas involves six interlocking (and incomplete) narratives — two of which take place in the… » 1/30/09 11:39am 1/30/09 11:39am