The high-flying drama ‘The Walk’ — currently playing in IMAX theaters — may be thrilling audiences with its depiction of wire walker Philippe Petit’s death-defying stroll between the Twin Towers in 1974. But it’s also making some of them sick. Reports from early screenings indicate that director Robert Zemeckis’ extremely realistic-looking dramatization of the high-wire walk was making some audience members retch with vertigo. ‘The Walk’ isn’t the first movie to leave viewers quaking and queasy. Click through to see a gallery of films that aren’t for the faint-of-stomach.
Paramount and AMC Theaters announced the Interstellar Unlimited Ticket on Monday, which will give eager fans of Christopher Nolan’s space epic the opportunity to see the movie as often as they want, in any big screen format, at 330 locations nationwide. The price of the ticket varies, from $19.99 to $34.99, depending on where you buy it and is available AMC theater that’s showing Interstellar.
“I’m very inspired by the prints of M.C. Escher,” director Christopher Nolan told The Daily Beast in an interview published yesterday. The Dutch graphic artist’s inspiration can be seen throughout his new film Interstellar, which envisions the multiple dimensions of space like an interactive version of Escher’s most famous lithograph, “Relativity”(above). Over the past 30 years, Escher, whose artistic career spanned from 1922 to 1969, has become a go-to visual reference for cinematic fantasy worlds that exist outside normal time and space.
Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic, which had a strong opening weekend, touted the accuracy of the basic physics behind its story. McConaughey’s character, Cooper, ends up in a massive black hole, which holds a gigantic bookshelf that allows him to communicate, via Morse Code, with a past version of his daughter, Murph. The ideas of time dilation and visiting the vicinity of the black hole, and how that would sort of send you into the future, and the actual appearance of the black hole and of the wormhole — this was all very respectable, good science.
Yahoo Movies asked farmer Gregg Pulver, who grows about twelve hundred acres of corn every year in upstate New York, to comment on the cornfield scenes in Interstellar, Field of Dreams, North by Northwest, and six other starchy films.
The mind-bending films of Christopher Nolan are fodder for endless discussion, but the director himself has proven somewhat difficult for writers assigned to profile him. Serious-minded and driven, Nolan rarely offers insight into his personal life, and there are few obvious eccentricities or weaknesses that can help define him. As frequent collaborator Michael Caine will tell you, Nolan keeps a flask of Earl Grey tea in the deep pockets of his tweed jacket at all times, and is constantly sipping from it, no matter the circumstance.
Ryan Gosling and James Henderson on the set of Gangster Squad Hollywood has always been focused on manufacturing superstars, using the massive machinery of its fantasy factory to push actors (and, sometimes directors) into the spotlight. First up, is James Henderson, an actor who has worked as a stand-in for Hollywood’s leading men since first getting tapped for this task on the set of Steven Spielberg’s A.I. in 2000. In the years since, he has stood in for many of the top actors in the industry, including Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, Jude Law, and Chris Pratt.
UPDATE: Tonight, in response to the below story, posted earlier today, Christopher Nolan sent us the statement, “I would never say someone else’s film isn’t ‘a real film’. The quote is inaccurate.”While the rest of America hooted and hollered when Tony Stark and his pals munched on shawarma in the post-credit sequence of The Avengers, very serious filmmaker Christopher Nolan likely sipped from his trusty tea flask and frowned. Nolan, who helped launch the latest era of superhero films with his grim Dark Knight trilogy, is evidently not a fan of silly codas at the end of big budget comic book movies.
Good luck getting Christopher Nolan to read your theories about the end of Interstellar or Inception. In a new profile published in the New York Times on Thursday, it was revealed that Nolan does not have his own personal email address, and relies on stacks of emails that are printed out for him every morning by his wife and producing partner, Emma Thomas. Perhaps the avoidance of modern technology should come as no surprise for a man who abhors using digital effects andstill shoots his movies on film , but there is still something remarkable about the quirk. After all, how does he log in to watch streaming Netflix video on his iPhone?
Matthew McConaughey celebrated his American Cinematheque honors as he was meant to: taking swigs of Miller Lite from a special beer bucket at his table. The suds came courtesy of the evening’s host, Jimmy Kimmel, who joined McConaughey’s family members and pals in paying tribute to the 44-year-old actor at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Oct. 21. In addition to performing an excellent rendition of McConaughey’s drawl, she also described the time they and some other friends were on a backwoods vacation.
It’s no huge secret that Mackenzie Foy, seen alongside Matthew McConaughey in our exclusive poster for Interstellar, plays the younger version of Jessica Chastain in the hotly anticipated Christopher Nolan epic. Foy and McConaughey, who play daughter and father, say it all in the poster with their upward glances, earthbound on their rural property: The answer is up there, in the stars.