Inception – Ten Years Later

Being a fan of Christoper Nolan’s work, I liked this look back at Inception — an amazing movie with a wonderful soundtrack — which recently turned 10.

Tenet (Trailer)

Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Tenet:

Consider my curiosity piqued!

GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

Due next summer.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (D23 Special Look)

New teaser/trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”, as showcased at Disney’s D23 Expo:

Looking forward to this one! 🙂

What Made Darth Vader Visually Iconic

Always great stuff, by The Nerdwriter:

About two years ago I started watching Star Wars with my children. Whilst watching the first movie (Episode IV) I kind of found Darth’s role quite disturbing. He was just floating there in the background, and all stuff that we associate with him wasn’t that well expressed. It’s only during Episode V that his character is presented as how I remember it.

Ready Player One Trailer

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Release is due March 30, 2018.

Dunkirk and the “Shepard Tone“

Nice piece by Vox – in a true Nerdwriter1 style by the way – on the sound design of Dunkirk – and by extension all of Christoper Nolan’s films – which makes the movie so intense.

Just like with visual illusions, the brain can also be tricked with sound illusions.

Sidenote: Ever since I saw its trailer in full IMAX glory I’ve been really excited about this one. This Saturday I’ll be watching an IMAX screening of it in Brussels 🙂

Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif

Speaking of Rogue One: Maple Films have released a fan edit of Rogue One, entitled “Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif”.

If you’re in the mood to watch Rogue One but would rather skip the attempts at character development and Forest Whitaker’s pet tentacle monster, pull up Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif and jump straight to the ‘splosions.

The main point of this edit is to focus on the epic battle sequence from Rogue One, while also adding elements to make it fit in more with the other Star Wars films.

The end result is a 50 minute edit, sporting an adjusted opening crawl, adjusted sound effects and score, a few typical Star Wars transitions, etc.

Here’s a comparison:

Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif →
Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif Downloads →

☝️ Whilst checking out Maple Films I’ve come to know that they also have a 4.5 hour fan edit of the three Hobbit movies.