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The End of an Era: Deathly Hallows Pt 2 sets new bar for fantasy

This weekend marks the last hurrah for the Harry Potter film franchise. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (book) was released in 1997, Pottermania fully hit the U.S. in 2000 with the release of Goblet of Fire,* the film franchise began in 2001, and the final book was released almost exactly four years ago.  Suffice it to say – we have spent a long time inhabiting the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling in one form or another.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 has sold an unholy number of tickets for the midnight premiere, with regular reports of sold out screenings a week in advance.  Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 will surely go out with a bang financially.  What’s so surprising is how it positions itself as one of the best fantasy films ever made – better even than any of the Lord of the Rings films. Continue reading

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“Superman: Man of Steel” goes the route of “Batman Begins”

Superman’s tale can be difficult to deliver for a couple of reasons: first, his Kryptonian tale has been done to death; second, it’s difficult to portray an invincible character audiences can relate to. Many place the Richard Donner Superman films as superior to anything Hollywood has produced since, but Zack Snyder’s version of Superman may yet have hope of matching the status of the originals. Set to star Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and Henry Cavill as Jonahan, Marth, and Clark Kent (respectively), Snyder’s version is star-studded. But the real reason it may succeed where others have failed is that Snyder has one of the greatest minds in the business backing him–Christopher Nolan.

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Christopher Nolan filmography montage in “Nolanography”

Mash-up videos, montages, compilations, etc. are easy to come by on YouTube but every once in a while there comes along such a video that has been done so well it deserves a little more spotlight than the others. DJC Productions put together a video compilation highlighting the career of Christopher Nolan.

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Christopher Nolan Talks About ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Christopher Nolan has always been strict about secrecy, and his forthcoming Batman film is no exception. But it it seems that he is finally ready to talk a it about the sequel everyone is waiting to see, The Dark Knight Rises.

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Batman 3: To Shoot This Year?

In the earlier post about the Burke and Hare film shoot, I mentioned a source’s experience with Christopher Nolan on the Batman films and Inception.

I forgot to mention that he also said sets were either being constructed, or will soon be constructed, for the third Batman, with the possibility of shooting toward the end of the year.  He also said that they were coming under budget at the end of The Dark Knight, so they built a whole extra set (possible usage in the third film).

UPDATE:

I spoke with my source to clarify this info.  See this post for more.