Trying to Understand the Theories Behind Interstellar, An Analysis and Movie Review

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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Interstellar is one of those almost perfect films if it were not for a few nagging logistical problems. When crops are failing and various other food sources have become scarce, the only real hope is for everyone to leave the planet and colonize a new world. The only problem is where? The space-faring technology is nowhere near advanced enough to transport an entire population en masse to a new location. Even even bigger problem is how long it will take for transplanted society to redevelop?

Astrophysics professor Brand (Michael Caine) has a few ideas, and when Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a former NASA test pilot / engineer turned farmer, stumbles upon his secret installation, a grand plan is set in motion. He is to travel deep into space to validate the existence of some planets that a previous mission has discovered to see if they are habitable. Curiously, they float all too dangerously near a black hole.

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IMAX Cinemas Treat Fans with an Interstellar Poster

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)


Audiences planning on going to see Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar at IMAX cinemas this weekend will be treated to a limited edition collector print designed by Gallery 1988 artist Kevin Dart. Supplies will be limited, but for poster aficionados, this 12×16 one-sheet is certainly very nice to look at.

When this artist has done work for COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, perhaps he had some insight as to what to create for this exclusive. To contrast the lone farm with that of the rocket suggests that humanity may well be alone in the universe. Community is important, but until collectors see the film, just what this image means is deceptive.

That also includes what IMAX’s plans are for their incentive program. Is Fanfix gone? The answer is most likely yes as their marketing arm looks to appease more movie goers than limit it to those going to first shows on a Thursday night.

SDCC’13: Batman to team up with Superman in a Sequel!

void(0)DC Fans can rejoice. At San Diego Comic Con 2013, Zack Synder said he will be working on a sequel to Man of Steel and Warner Bros. confirmed that Batman and Superman will meet! The few details revealed confirms that Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will reprise their roles and David Goyer will write the script. The creative team who brought this reboot of Superman to a new generation will be kept.

Production is expected to begin in 2014 for a Summer 2015 release. Now the big question is, just who will be the Batman? As most viewers will know, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has “retired” and the mantle may well be passed on to a younger passionate John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).

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Man of Steel Delivers Plenty of Nolen-esque Appeal

Man of Steel has plenty of moments that will get fans past and present wondering about who this man embodying hope is.

Superman PosterFans of Christopher Nolan’s revisionist theory in redefining DC’s superheroes for the big screen—to explore the pathos behind the hero—will no doubt love Man of Steel. This movie is a bleaker product. Its post-modernist outlook on life and in who can forge their own destinies is at the heart of this film. This edgier type of storytelling is great, and to add-on top Zack Snyder’s testosterone based action-reaction mode of visual storytelling only reinforces the idea that this tale is a comic book product. This movie is more like something Grant Morrison or Alan Moore would write. But for the two filmmakers, Nolan and Snyder might have squared off a few times in deciding which parts of the film needed the whiz-bang action versus analysis of the life of what Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) aka Superman is meant to become.

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