Christopher Nolan has undoubtedly become one of the best directors working today. His ability to deliver fresh, original stories and make movies feel grounded in reality has been unparalleled thus far. With his next film, Dunkirk, due out this summer, I thought now would be a good time to explore all of Nolan’s films to date and rank them from worst to best. As a warning, spoilers may be discussed so tread lightly. via Rankings: Every Christopher Nolan Movie Ranked from Worst to Best
Preparing for a house move is going as well as it can do right now. Our weekends have been spent doing big sort outs rather than relaxing, but it feels good to make a head start at least. There was a moment of sadness in the house on Saturday when my husband had to pack all of his DC, Marvel and Star Wars Lego away in plastic storage boxes, so the timing of a preview weekend for The Lego Batman Movie couldn’t have been more perfect!
If you watched The Lego Movie back in 2014 (clearly The Academy didn’t because it was ROBBED of a nomination) you’ll already be aware of Lego Batman, voiced by Will Arnett. He’s back, with his own movie this time, and I’m willing to bet my hard earned cash that it’s the greatest DC movie that’ll come out this year.
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The story of Edward Snowden should not be boring and yet, everything I’ve seen thus far about Stone’s latest makes me think that Snowden will drag on with a familiar cautionary tale about how the government has corrupted our liberties.
That might be the reason that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays the titular character, took the time to talk about a more popular film at the recent LA press day for the film. While answering questions from Cinema Blend, Gordon-Levitt discussed his feelings about his last scene in The Dark Knight Rises. Here’s what Gordon-Levitt had to say:
I know we’re all used to the sort of Marvel movies, which are just kind of endless series. They don’t really have a beginning, middle, and end. But I think Nolan very much thought of that movie as a conclusion, and there’s a theme that runs through all three of those movies that begins in the first movie, runs through the second movie and it concludes in that moment where he says that Batman is more than a man, Batman is a symbol. And so to have another man other than Bruce Wayne kind of becoming Batman at the end of that trilogy, I think that’s the perfect ending to that story.
In my opinion, the problem is that the storytelling is too neat, too mechanized, and there’s no complication to that thematic idea. There’s nothing particularly human about Nolan’s movies outside of his performers, but that doesn’t make the ending of The Dark Knight Rises feel any less opportunistic and indecisive, especially considering the fact that Gordon-Levitt didn’t even turn out to be the next Batman we saw.
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While it remains to be seen what the fortunes of Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe project will be with the release of the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, eyes will thereafter turn to Wonder Woman.
While details regarding Wonder Woman‘s solo effort have been coming in bits and pieces, Warner Bros. had yet to release a full synopsis. That is no longer the case, however, as fans anticipating the heroine’s solo-feature debut can read the official synopsis for the film, which is due to hit theaters next June.
As part of a press release laying out Warner Bros.’ big plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2016, the studio laid out the following as the first official plot synopsis for the Patty Jenkins-directed period-actioner Wonder Woman.
“’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
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Speaking with EW, Simmons revealed that he’s due back in London for one last go-around of shooting before his time on the picture is complete, adding that he’ll “hopefully get to play Commissioner Gordon in a handful of movies” assuming everything works out. But as for what kind of Gordon we’ll see in the movie, Simmons hopes to bring some edge and independence to the character:
“People of my generation remember Commissioner Gordon as this jolly, ineffectual Santa Claus type, and I think over the years in the comics there’s definitely much more of a badass side to him. One of the things that’s interesting to me is investigating hopefully a little bit more of that badass [side]…You’re living in a universe where it’s pretty tough to be a badass compared to somebody like Batman, but in the universe of non-superheroes I like the idea of Commissioner Gordon as a guy that can take care of himself, a guy that’s a real partner to Batman, not just a guy that turns on the bat signal and goes, ‘Help! Help, Batman!’”
Indeed, Ben Affleck’s iteration of Batman is one who’s been around the block many times, so it stands to reason that Gordon has a long-established relationship with Batman.
BUT: The Whiplash actor explained to The Huffington Post that his workout routine had nothing to do with Justice League, and is simply a result of his commitment to staying in shape:
“I just like to work out now. And getting to the gym really has nothing… I’m not going to the gym because of Justice League. I’m just going to the gym because after the last time I got super fat and out of shape, I decided that I was done doing that.” I was going to — for as long as I’m going to be on the planet — I’m going to try and take care of myself. So that’s pretty much coincidental [to filming Justice League].”
So while we’ll see a Commissioner Gordon in Justice League that can handle himself, I’m not sure we should be holding our breath for some fisticuffs action. For more on Justice League, peruse Steve’s set visit coverage below. The film opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.
Arrow star Stephen Amell has his own ideas about who he’d like to play on the big screen, opposite the Dark Knight. Amell recently discussed his desire to play a particular enigmatic villain while doing press for his role as Casey Jones in the new film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
Amell dropped the idea (not for the first time) of playing classic Batman villain The Riddler, saying:
I always get this question. I think all the superheroes are taken now. I’ll play The Riddler, okay? It’s a villain, but I like The Riddler.
These days the Riddler can be seen on Fox’s Gotham television series, enjoying the most extreme re-write to his origin to date. This time around Edward is a Gotham City Police forensic analyst, portrayed by Cory Michael Smith. The character is obsessed with puzzles and develops an alternate personality that eventually allows him to become a full-on criminal.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is in theaters now. Arrow will return to the CW for a fifth season this Fall.