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The Problem With ‘Man of Steel’: Where Does It Go From Here?

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 20, 2013 5:03 PM
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Is there a more loaded and fractious divide on a tentpole this year than Warner Bros. “Man Of Steel”? Yes, it made a ton at the box-office (though it was only the 15th biggest opening of all time, well below “Iron Man 3”), but audiences and critics have been heavily divided. One could argue that the movie has split people even more than the ending of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” Movie writers have been gunning for each other's throats on Twitter, audiences are tearing each other apart in comments sections -- it’s all a bit of madness. And everyone feels like they have to weigh in. James Franco’s reviewed it, Kevin Smith has reviewed it and so has “Prometheus” writer Damon Lindelof.

Christopher Nolan Initially Disagreed With The Ending Of 'Man Of Steel,' 'Superman: Birthright' Writer Hates The Result

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 18, 2013 9:25 AM
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  • 57 Comments
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If you haven't already caught the biggest June box-office opening of all time, you've no doubt witnessed the division of critics' opinions over Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, “Man of Steel.” As much as a sequel is secured, the film is certainly a mixed bag, as we discussed yesterday in our look at its strengths and weaknesses; but while one of the latter gripes focused on the ending -- spoilers, naturally -- during the climactic Metropolis fight between General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Superman (Henry Cavill), now a few perspectives closer to the material have spoken up on the bold decision.

The Best & Worst Of 'Man of Steel'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 17, 2013 4:34 PM
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  • 165 Comments
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If you listen to the internet -- and that’s always a precarious thing to do -- Warner Bros. “Man Of Steel” is either the worst movie of all time or the best movie of all time and of course, nothing in between (and lord there’s been some kicking and screaming by people who disagree with one another). It’s either all due Zack Snyder inability to direct or David Goyer’s (and to an extent Christopher Nolan’s) writing genius. Granted some Playlisters did not like this movie much and some of it thought it was decent-to-ok, but we’d still like to think there’s a middle ground to be found when looking at this latest Superman movie (in fact, we’re happy to say our original review does just that).

'Man Of Steel' Sequel On Fast Track With Zack Snyder & David Goyer Returning To Direct & Write

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 9:02 PM
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How can you tell when a studio is feeling confident? Well, with reviews for "Man Of Steel" officially landing in just a couple of hours (ours too), it looks like a follow-up is not only on deck, but coming faster than... well, you know...

Obviously: Hans Zimmer To Score Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 3, 2013 9:42 AM
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Just next week, audiences will at last glimpse the entirety of “Man of Steel,” and with it another musical offering from composer Hans Zimmer. The maestro’s presence on Zack Snyder’s Superman origin story is logical, given the Christopher Nolan producer connection, but if you wanted an early confirmation as to Zimmer’s next collaboration with the “The Dark Knight” director, look no further.

Christopher Nolan Is Actually In Loose Talks About Directing The Next James Bond Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2013 6:47 AM
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Wow. Christopher Nolan's made no secret over the years of his love of the James Bond franchise; he named it as an influence on his first two "Batman" movies, directly paid homage to "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in "Inception," and has often said that he's like to direct a film in the franchise at some point. But given that he's one of the few directors who could greenlight absolutely anything, we'd always wondered if it was something of a pie in the sky idea, despite his enthusiasm -- especially given that many, including Sam Mendes, talked about Nolan's influence on "Skyfall," the billion-dollar grossing last entry in the 007 series.

Henry Cavill Says 'Man Of Steel' Is All Zack Snyder

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 9, 2013 9:42 AM
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It’s a new day, so you know what that means: a “Man Of Steel” update. From the very beginning we’ve heard how much more grounded and serious Zack Snyder’s take on the iconic character would be -- he recently called it his “most realistic” film -- and while many chalked it up to Christopher Nolan’s influence (he's an executive producer on the movie and his name gets plenty of play in the trailers), Superman himself sets the record straight.

Obviously: Michael Caine Confirmed For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2013 3:37 PM
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Well, this is hardly news for anyone who is keeping up with their Christopher Nolan news, because it was teased last summer. "He's got to go on, he's got some other idea, and I'm in it!" Michael Caine said, when asked about Nolan's next film during press rounds for "The Dark Knight Rises." "I've been in everything he's done since he's been in Hollywood. We're each others' good luck charms." Well, that rabbit's foot will back on the set.

Jessica Chastain Is Going 'Interstellar' With Christopher Nolan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2013 7:53 PM
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Having already notched her belt with Terrence Malick, Kathryn Bigelow, John Hillcoat and Ralph Fiennes (among others) and lining up gigs this year with Liv Ullman ("Miss Julie") and Guillermo Del Toro ("Crimson Peak"), it's safe to say that Jessica Chastain has her pick of the crop. And now she's adding another big time filmmaker on to her enviable CV.

'The Fighter' DoP Hoyte Van Hoytema Is Wally Pfister's Replacement On Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2013 1:41 PM
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The careers of Christopher Nolan and Wally Pfister have been forever linked, with the pair first meeting in Park City as filmmakers (Pfister had lensed a movie playing Sundance, Nolan was at Slamdance with "Following") and they've been inseparable ever since. Pfister has lensed every Nolan flick to date, but now that he's embarking on his down directorial career with "Transcendence," someone else will have to get behind the camera for the Batman moviemaker and it appears he's found his man.

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