The battle of two giants - the intellectual action-thriller by Christopher Nolan's "Inception" in which Leonardo DiCaprio invades the dreams of others, and easier, but also a spectacular and costly "Sorcerer's Apprentice" John Terteltaub, a company which on the project amounted to actor Nicolas Cage and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) - master of penetration in any person, where he steals his customers needed ideas. Caught in a precarious situation, Dom gets a chance to retire, taking up a new extraordinary task: he must inspire some thoughts of the famous millionaire Robert Fisher (Cillian Murphy). But the consequences of large-scale work will be totally unpredictable.
The level of expectations in the case with â€œInceptionâ€ is incredibly high, and unlikely in this regard the film is able to beat any other project, which is published in 2010. Christopher Nolan, and so was in good standing with viewers and critics, and his filmography is rather wide and bright: thrillers "Following" and "Memento", remake of the Norwegian film "Insomnia", "Prestige" by Christopher Priest, etc. As the apotheosis - successful resuscitation, "Batman", which Nolan has given an adequate psychological aspect and larger share of darkness.
But the main object of the hype was his "The Dark Knight", the author raises it to such heights that one can only envy: a billion dollars the final charges (the previous film by director of the Batman franchise had acquired almost three times less) but still first place in the top 250 on imdb right after exit. In which movie lasted though not very long, but the very fact of its ability to such a sharp permutation with densely occupying this pedestal "Shawshank Redemption" impressed many. In addition, Nolan's movie accompanied not weak love critics.
In current opinion, "The Dark Knight" has turned out well designed and well-removed, the picture is not another mindless family entertainment on weekends, not ordinary blockbuster, but a film that puts the modern mass movie serious questions and enthralling for its history and ambiguous characters.
Instead of immediately further develop Batman soil, Nolan decided to concentrate on another project - "Inception", whose script was written almost ten years and, according to the director, was finally given its present shape only after the experience of working on "Dark Knight". After all, Nolan is not planning to withdraw another independent thriller, and a full multi action. Film-robbery, but the effect of which partially takes place in dreams - space for creative maneuvering incredible. But, probably, perhaps most importantly, be marked as "Inception" in the history of contemporary Hollywood cinema - is the fact that in an era when in Hollywood there is often the one hundred millionth of the project are at the mercy of savvy in the technical skill of the artisans and producers who want as quickly as possible to extract from them the profit picture goes bold and largely risky, expensive. However, it is truly original and claims to be intelligible utterance. And judging by the first reaction of critics and viewers, another Nolan success is already in his pocket.
A New York schoolboy Dave behinds of excursion and gets into the mysterious shop, which manages a good magician and one of the few disciples of the Merlin - Balthazar (Nicolas Cage). Dave lets from the trap to the will of a long-standing opponent Baltasar Maxim Howarth (Alfred Molina). Following the bout, both the magician are incarcerated in a magical urn for ten years, and young Dave gets the impression, and not weak due to accidentally spilled on the pants of the liquid is in an awkward position to find himself near the same shop and searched his class. Ten years later, Dave (Jay Barushel) - antisocial neurotic and future physicist with the beginnings of genius. And then the familiar sorcerer's breaks free then positive Baltasar begins to teach Dave different magic tricks. Indeed, the past meeting was a non-random: the guy - a possible descendent of the Merlin, the only one able to destroy the evil sorceress Morgan.
A more traditional blockbuster fights with movie no less ambitious, but more original (Inception). And if the project has caused considerable interest Nolan before the release of its eccentricity, the movie of Terteltaub - this is almost a kind of tribute to the pack blockbusters of recent years. However, he does not look as depressing as it might seem. Critics initially reacted to the film is very irritating, but after the rigors, and ratings of the "Sorcerer's apprentice" went up and grown up to quite an acceptable level.
Jerry Bruckheimer, and a star of Terteltaub project Nicolas Cage did not work quite so carelessly. And their third joint after Novels "National Treasure" project has been quite a viable picture (to the same based on a very reputable source - the episode of the Disney "Fantasia" and encouraged him Goethe's poem) salvable largely thanks to its humor and great visual effects. "Sorcerer's apprentice" is not quite so giving childish and quite comfortable for an older audience, which, prospectively, the film also focuses.
Heroes are a joke regardless of the consequences (including concentrated Cage character, not to mention the horrific Alfred Molina). In the end, Bruckheimer and Cage comes up with another summer family blockbuster.
"Sorcerer's apprentice"- a product of a bad script, lifeless play-acting and predictable action-scenes. Besides Jay Barushel already played such a character twice this year"- Kevin McCarthy, BDK Reviews.
"Cage did not disappoint in the role of Balthazar. He is quite mad, so that the character does not become too predictable. It's a pity when such a pro, as his hero, gives so much screen time to his young protege"- Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post.
"It is quite bad, so it can be described as "quite good"- Eric Dee Snider, EricDSnider.com.
"The coolest trick of the sorcerer will be the disappearance of the audience"- Steve Biodrovski, Cinefantastique.
"Dynamic, funny, entertaining" - David M. Kimmel, New England Movies Weekly.
"On a hot summer's day family walk to the cinema could become just the usual holding time or its natural waste. That's "Sorcerer's apprentice" belongs to this category,"- Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine.
"One cannot rely on memory. And it's true. Memory is unreliable and not worth a penny. Ask the police, the witnesses differ. The cops did not catch the murderers, sitting at home and remembering the signs, they gather facts, conduct records, and come to conclusions. Facts are not memories. It is under investigation. I know I was doing. Can't remember the shape of a room or confuse the color of the car. Memory is deceptive, it interprets, and does not fix. And it is not necessary if you have the facts. "
This quote is from Christopher Nolan thriller "Memento", about which we are going to speak in this post.
"Memento" - one of the strangest and at the same time ingenious thrillers, especially when considered in the Hollywood cinema. With more than a modest budget and no stars, director Christopher Nolan has put so much thought out and interesting history, that even its recent expensive work seem to be just high-quality commercial projects for a mass audience. He has every movie feels a special atmosphere of something mysterious and intriguing, and most importantly - always different. This film is supposedly a kind of emptiness that as the story is filled with those same memories of the protagonist.
The most interesting building plot - Leonard Shelby gradually, though the puzzle, lays out the pieces of his memory, thus projecting a way forward, to a solution, to find out who killed his wife. He did not really remember anything that had a few minutes ago, but each new memory leads to unexpected discoveries and implications. Fascinating look likes the scene where he already began to do something, but realizes it is only in the process. Perhaps in this way try to treat amnesia in reality, appears to be consulted on rare form of the disease.
"Memento" is so well figured out in terms of feeding events that at first view may be missing a few key moments in the investigation of Leonard. And even so interesting to watch until the very end. That and a good movie, it can be reviewed many times, each time there is something that previously remained unnoticed. For the rest there and not find fault - his plan does not require any scale, special effects, and to the actors, soundtrack and interesting places filming here is not to find fault. "Memento" - an example not only of how should look like a quality crime thriller, but what a great an interesting movie can do with cost ten times lower than disposable crafts, which we constantly see in theaters.
In my opinion - a very high quality, intelligent crime thriller, very strange and interesting work by Christopher Nolan.
Studio Hammer Films acquired a star of "Harry Potter" in its gothic thriller "Woman in Black" - which will be shot in 3D. Thus, Daniel Radcliffe continues to move away from the traditional image viewer wizard with the scar.
Novel by Susan Hill, which will be the basis for the film, was published in 1983. The protagonist, a young lawyer Arthur Kipps arrives in a small town on the east coast of England. Arthur must be present at the funeral of Alice Dreblou, an elderly widow, who lived in an abandoned and isolated from the people's house. At the funeral, Kipps sees a pale woman in black, which is surrounded by children. In the following days the paper examines the late lawyer, sees a ghost woman in a black, hears strange sounds and children's cries.
In 1989, the British attempted a television adaptation of Hill novel. Same film was nominated for 4 BAFTA awards.
The new version will remove director James Watkins. He made his debut in horror movie "Paradise Lake" in 2008. The script writer is Jane Goldman, author of a comic book adaptation "Kick Ass" and the novel "Stardust".
Daniel Radcliffe has already demonstrated the seriousness of his actors' intentions, playing in the performance "Equus" on London stage. The actor left two more times to appear in the image of a boy, who survived, then, as many Western critics, he will have to carefully choose projects, mindful of the sad fate of the actors in one role.
Radcliffe recently starred in the film adaptation of the Remarque's novel "All Quiet on the Western Frontâ€, but it is unclear when the actor returned to work.
Filming of "Women in Black", which will be the first interior of the film studio Hammer, will begin this fall.
Finally we have waited! Cautious talks about upcoming filming of the new series across BSG universe come true. Thank the gods! And now, we have a first season.
First of all, it should be noted that this series is positioned as "science fiction family saga. What does this mean? This means that there is no such great variety of shots as in BSG, no space ships and the action takes place mostly in a few locations. In general, as in the case of Bloody Mary, I mean a drink - more Mary, less blood. What absolutely does not spoil the impression!
So, why should you watch it, if there is a little action, a lot of talks, mysticism and religion based on the plot? And then, to find out about the Earth and its inhabitants.
Religion - the confrontation of polytheism and monotheism, the intervention of divine powers, mysticism - all this is, and as in BSG plays the role of non-ultimate.
From a technical point of view, all (or almost all) made rather good. The sequence without criticism, especially in the depiction of the virtual world called New Caprica - monochrome world, entourage 30-es, airships in all their glory. Need to watch!
Some may be confused with the discrepancy level of technology in "Caprica" and BSG, and yet the action "Caprica" takes place fifty years before BSG. But an attentive viewer remembers that after the first Cylon War, people covered technophobia abandoned many advances in science and technology, which dropped them many years ago.
The atmosphere of the series differs from the BSG, less dramatic, is not that gloomy, but we see there the other times, which are called the Golden Age of the 12 colonies, when the power of human reason has prevailed over all, when a person is creating an artificial life felt like a God, for which he pays as a result.
I can recommend this series to those who saw the BSG is not only space-shooter, and more, those who are not confined to just watching BSG, but looked and read a lot of additional films and materials on this universe, those who are interested in how it all began because what it was over, we already know.
The cast is picked up well, everything in its place, all of which cause - the emotion from positive to extremely negative. Characters are alive.
Music - Bear McCreery, and it says everything!
To the plans of the director of the film "Tron: The Legacy" by Joseph Kosinski was added another fantastic project. Studio New Regency invited him to shot one more movie "Archangels", which will be produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott.
The action develops in the near future, and the project is described as a thriller in the style of "Born", but with aliens. The protagonist is a member of an elite unit that monitors the stranger manages to get on the ground, beating it defense. From the side it also looks like "Men in Black".
The script was written by Andrew Will. Despite the fact that Will - a newcomer in Hollywood, he has already got the support of a major agency CAA. His track record is a 30-minute short film Homelanders, as well as script writing for the online episodes of the upcoming video game Dragon Age.
As for Joseph Kosinski, the director of the sequel "Tron" is in the close attention of the producers. Heritage has not yet appeared on the screens, but the studio was pleased with what he saw material. So Kosinski regularly receives invitations curious. His name was directed remake of "Logan" but ultimately declined. Now in his plans is a remake of the fantastic film "Black Hole". Next week, Kosinski come to represent "Tron: The Legacy" at Comic-Con, where at the same time tell them about one more project - a graphic novel, Oblivion, written on his idea.
It is possible that, if successful sequel "Tron", Kosinski may be asked to remove the third part.
For Joseph Kosinski "Tron: Legacy" - debut feature film. Prior to that, director intensively studied computer graphics and filmed advertisements.
Paramount Studio has launched the fourth of the franchise "Mission Impossible". But will Tom Cruise play a major role in the film, still a big question. Producers are waiting for the result of foreign fees of "Knight and Day".
Immediately after the low start "Knight and Day" in the American box office in the margins of rumors about the possible replacement of the actor in "Mission: Impossible 4". Say, Cruz was no longer the cash does not, and takes a lot. Rumors arise, and then disappear, and the last Tuesday, the vice-president of Paramount Rob Moore decided:
"We are very excited at the prospect of cooperation with Tom Cruise and going to shoot a movie with him."
However, with this studio monitors box-office "Knight and Day". Thriller with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz earned 62.7 million U.S. dollars for a three-week release, which by the standards of Cruise's rather modest sum. Outside the country until the charges are not final, but the movie has a chance. This weekend premiere will be held in Australia, Brazil and Spain - on these countries Fox also has high hopes. In front of a number of European countries and Japan.
For evil tongues have ceased to prophesy the end of the career of Cruise, the film must not only cross 200 million mark, but also to collect the amount, as close to 300 million dollars.
According to some experts in the industry, if the "Knight and Day" does not collect the necessary funds abroad, we'll not see Tom in "Mission 4". Moreover, already talk that Paramount secretly ordered to rewrite the script in the light of another male role, which they can take cash actor.
"Mission Impossible" - a brand from the outset is not associated with Tom Cruise"- says one of the largest, but the former high-ranking studio. Indeed, the same may be changed every four James Bond films. In the end, even Spider-Man suffered restart with a new actor.
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise is looking for a new project. On Tuesday morning, he came to the reading of the script of the film "Paper Wings". Together with Tom were noted Will Smith (his company Overbrook Entertainment is producing the film), Anna Kendrick, Milo Ventimiglia, Tom Arnold, Eric Dane, Jenna Elfmen and Johnny Galeki.
Paramount plans to shoot fourth "Mission" for about $ 140 million, but no more. Cruz is no longer relying on a fee of $ 20 million or large percentages of fees. The director of the film appeared as a descendant of studio Pixar, Brad Bird, and it is hoped that he would succeed. Like Tom Cruise.
Confess, before I had not watched any other work of Brian Fuller, but after this series ("Pushing Daisies") I'll confidently watch his creations. I love these TV series - it's bright, fantastic, and breathtaking. So many colors just cannot be tedious. It fascinates. I can't even call this movie a series. This is a fairy tale!
And even the acting is fabulous. The actors themselves, as they are from a fairy tale. Their appearance creates a stunning contrast. Six-foot, shy and bashful baker Ned, with a difficult childhood behind him, is in love with childhood friend pretty Charlotte-Chuck, with an incredible thirst for adventure and zeal for life.
Olive- a waitress of "donut hole" restaurant. She is tiny, with a funny voice, full of charm, it is utterly in love with one whose heart is given to a girl named Chuck. And finally, the best detective in the Peyton district - Emerson Cod. Irritable, worshiping the dollar, for all his cynicism, he still attracts more than repels. The truth can't fail to mention about aunts Lily and Vivian, glamorous mermaids, undoubtedly contributing funny flavor into this tale.
A few words about the plot. For most of the series to lose interest after the first season, as the meaning is gradually slipping away, there is a lot of any delusional storylines, absolutely not related to the initial idea of the series. So, this is a "dead on demand" does not apply. Every word of honor, every series I watched almost with an opened mouth.
Moral. Maybe in this series there is no specific moral. But when we observe the whole thing, you could not help think how the roads you all your relatives, friends and mere acquaintances, as in fact simple, unpretentious, this terrible death. I think it is very close. One would think that with such thoughts far to depression, but no. They all save the bright colors that tell us about life and its value.
And finally the music. You can argue with me, but I'm sure that the music in any movie is almost the main role. And on this point is also a plus. A really huge plus. For such a TV series requires appropriate music. Just that I heard. I do not know where I could hear it, but the melody was very familiar, so comfortable, warm and fabulous.
I thing nobody can answer negative about this tale, no matter how much black humor was there. In this wonderful miracle it's simply impossible not to fall in love!
On days, in the world box office started an animated cartoon "Despicable Me" - the history of the unlucky villain Gru, intending to consolidate the status of the main supervillain on planet, despite the younger competitors in the face of Vector. Among other concerns, Gru takes care of three orphan girls, who also give him a lot of trouble.
- What is the most cool to be a villain?
Wearing black clothes. It's always slender.
- If you were not a villain, who would you be?
Look at me with no doubt a top model!
- How do you entertain?
Easy, like everyone else: tied people to the tracks, damaging brakes, whip baubles...
- What is the most great in being a father?
Game "rolling me, the horse". Girls are not easy to carry me yet, but they slowly grow and gain strength.
- Have you any plans for Father's Day?
Wait a minute, is there a special day just for dads?
- Have there been any changes with girls' appearance in the house?
Now, everything is in sequins and rhinestones in the house.
- Are you afraid of something?
Actually no. Although... You know Celine Dion music?
- How old is your dog?
It depends on which side to look. You are interested in what part of it?
- How did you meet with Dr. Nefaria?
As far as I remember on the Duran Duran concert.
- What do you like more while working with minions?
If anyone of them fails, you can always resort it to recycling, and this is very helpful to the environment.
Girls (Margot, Edith and Agnes)
- What do you like to do with Gru?
A: I like when he allows painting his nails.
A: Oops, actually we cannot tell about it...
- What are you, lads, going to present for him on Father's Day?
F: Do not tell him, but we're going to re-paint the house in pink.
A: He'll like it!
- And whom do you want to be when grow up?
A: Unicorns trainer! Unicorns horsewoman! Oh, can I just say - a "unicorn"?
- What is your favorite music?
E: Any other than Agnes "unicorn's songs"!
- What are your hobbies?
M: Until recently, they were attempts to adopt.
- What do you like most to do with the minions?
E: Play minion bowling!
A: Swim. Among them are great floats!
- What is your best invention?
Invisible coat. Unfortunately, I lost it and still cannot find...
- Where did you get minions?
I made them from the mutated DNA, fatty acids and two and a half cups of mashed banana.
- If you were not a scientist, what else you could be?
I always dreamed of opening my own pedicure salon. I would call it "Nefaria-tiptoe".
- What do you do in your spare time?
Looking for new ways to blow up various things.
- Do you have a favorite video game?
I cannot choose one - torn between the "Deadly war 3: the bloody battle" and "Merry cook"...
- Is there anyone, who would you call a role model?
I think we have with you a one role model - ME!
- Your favorite food?
- What do you like most in your job?
- What was the most successful project that you have funded?
The one that brought a lot of money.
- What is your favorite color?
Color of money.
- What are you most proud of?
And what about your son?
- Mocking me?
Project of two years ago with Jim Carrey once again made itself felt. Comedy "Pierre, Pierre", originally intended for director Jason Reitman, was in the hands of Larry Charles, director of "Borat" and "Bruno".
In 2008, the script of debutantes Edwina Kannistrachi and Frederick Seton was purchased by the studio Fox Atomic for one million dollars. The film's protagonist, a French nihilist and adventurer, transports a stolen painting from Paris to London. It was planned that the movie will be filmed for more than a modest sum of 13 million dollars.
Two years later, the situation has changed. Fox Atomic is already out of work. Reitman dropped out of the project, which in turn, was put up for sale. "Pierre" has selected the company Escape Artists. Producers agreed with Larry Charles of staging comedies and will now offer its major label.
By the way, budget are planned to keep humble. Not 13 million dollars and 20.
In filmography of Jim Carrey there are several long-term projects.
For example, a picture "Ripley's Believe It or Not", which should be removed by Chris Columbus.
The picture is in development since 2007 and cannot get to the shooting area. In addition, Carrey was assigned to the Farrelly brothers' comedy "The Three Stooges". The project has been stalled at the development stage of the departure of Sean Penn, and also because of financial difficulties of MGM studio.
Last tape with Jim, adventurous comedy "I Love You Phillip Morris" has not yet appeared on the screens even at home.
Before Larry Charles has made Adventures of Kazakh journalist Borat in a feature film, he had worked on the series.
He was writer, director and producer of "Seinfeld". Comedy "Pierre, Pierre", originally intended for director Jason Reitman, was in the hands of Larry Charles, director of "Borat" and "Mad About You," "Curb Your enthusiasm" and "Entourage".