Mark Rylance

‘Dunkirk’ Movie Review!!

Dunkirk was one of my most anticipated movies of this summer.  It has the Nolan name behind it, it had pretty good trailers, and on top of that I’m a sucker for World War II films.  Especially when they tell stories that I am, admittedly, not completely familiar with.  After seeing this on an IMAX screen, I’ll say upfront it almost meets my expectations – almost.

The film is written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and in Nolan fashion is shot for IMAX screens. Dunkirk is a historical action/drama that tells of the events that unfolded during World War II at Dunkirk as Allied solders are surrounded by the German army and they must evacuate over 400,000 people within a very short amount of time.

This is a very different kind of Nolan movie.  The directing style was different, the story telling was different, and the characters were different from any other film made by Nolan.  While there are still Nolan staples to be found in Dunkirk, it is obvious that he was going to a different type of film than he usually directs.  Some of these changes worked, some things not so much. (more…)

Set Photos for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Have Surfaced Showing Gremlins, A DC Superhero And More!

Ernest Cline‘s famous 2011 Novel “Ready Player One” is very well known for not only being a best selling novel, but also for its hundreds of movie, TV, music, and pop culture references that harken back to the 80’s.  Some of the best references in the novel are Steven Spielberg movie references.

Funny enough, Steven Spielberg is now in the process of making a film adaptation of Cline’s novel, and it looks like production is now full steam ahead!

Set pictures of Ready Player One have been released on Twitter thanks to twitter user Michelle Green.  The pictures portray spray painted images of different 80’s and 70’s icons like DC Comic’s The Flash, Street Fighter’s Sagat,  the mogwai, Gizmo, from the Spielberg produced Gremlins, and the Shark from the Spielberg directed Jaws!

It is hard to speculate in what setting these pictures are in – either our crumbling dystopian future, or from the OASIS, a virtual reality characters in the novel go to in order to escape the crumbling society they live in .  Either way, its pretty cool.

Check out the pictures below!

More than likely these pictures are going to be seen in the background of some shots and not front and center.  But it is still cool to know they will be there – and that this film is going to be full of references just like in the book. (more…)

The BFG Official Teaser Trailer

The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s next upcoming film, an adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl novel The BFG, was released online today.

Ruby Barnhill, in her acting debut, plays Sophie, the young girl who’s whisked away to Giant Country by the Big Friendly Giant, played by three-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The Other Boleyn Girl). Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton, Daniel Bacon and Jemaine Clement also co-star in the film.

The BFG is in theaters July 1, 2016. Check out the trailer!