Many know Christopher Nolan’s non-linear/non-chronological style, and Memento is probably the movie that does it for them. He’s used this style in other movies, even one before this, he’s probably most well known for that technique in Memento. After really enjoying the story of Following, I made it an effort to pay attention to this one. I’d already watched it years ago, but hey this is a rewatch.
Reddit user /u/Zonark000 compiled an “ultimate” list of 250 movies, by averaging scores from IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic. While OP says his formula isn’t perfect, I frankly don’t care. It’s an impressive list and a fun exercise. Zonark000 even boiled down the list to the best movie of each genre. You can argue any list, but all of the “best” movies of each genre are all great (although I haven’t seen Lawrence of Arabia, Seven Samurai, Metroplis, or The Good, The Bad, The Ugly). Continue reading Reddit user compiles 245 “ultimate” movie list – I’ve seen 103 of them
I finally picked up Interstellar on Blu-ray. While I wanna watch it right away, it made think about Christopher Nolan’s previous films. I’ve really enjoyed them all except for one – sorry Insomnia.
Even though they have nothing to do with Interstellar, I’ve decided to watch all of Nolan’s films leading up to it. Now I don’t have time to watch them all in one sitting, I’ll watch them over the course of a few weeks. Ok, so it’s not exactly a marathon, but whatever. After each film I’ll write up a quick review. Continue reading The Christopher Nolan movie marathon
It’s holiday season so there’s a good chance you’ll go to theaters to enjoy a movie. There’s also a chance you’ll want to see a movie in 3D and/or IMAX. However, you’ll have to spend some extra cash to do that.
As a general rule, it’s not worth ponying up the dough to watch a movie in 3D or IMAX. The main reason is that the movie you’re seeing probably wasn’t filmed with a 3D or IMAX camera. To save money, most of the movies you see were filmed with a regular camera and had the 3D effects added in post production. The main side effect of that is that you’ll see 3D objects in a flat pop-up book type effect (not to mention the other negative effects you get when seeing a post production 3D movie, but that’s a post for another time). Whereas, if it were filmed with an actual 3D camera, you’ll get a much better effect – you’ll be able to see depth rather the the pop-up book feel. Continue reading When going to the movies, don’t spend extra money for 3D or IMAX without checking the specs first