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Hans Zimmer Wins Oscar for ‘Dune’ Score, Accepts in a Bathrobe

Hans Zimmer triumphed in Sunday’s best original score category at the Academy Awards, claiming the Oscar for the music of “Dune.”Zimmer did not attend the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre as he is on tour with his band in Europe.It is Zimmer’s second Academy Award; he previously won for 1994’s animated “The Lion King,” although […]

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Matthew McConaughey Wanted Audiences To Think His Super Bowl Ad Was For Interstellar 2

Matthew McConaughey is teaming up with the software company Salesforce for a new ad that will air during the Super Bowl, but the actor wanted people to think they were seeing a TV spot for “Interstellar 2.” According to McConaughey, hooking viewers with a tease of the non-existent sequel to his 2014 science fiction film […]

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Don’t Look Up Science Advisor Dr. Amy Mainzler On Bringing Science To Satire [Interview]

We’re a long way from 1998, folks. Once upon a time, “Armageddon” represented the nadir of scientific collaboration in space-set movies when director Michael Bay told Ben Affleck to “Shut the f*** up” after questioning the premise of training oil drillers to become astronauts and blow up an incoming asteroid … instead of simply training astronauts […]

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Inside Christopher Nolan’s Move to Universal, the Only Studio That Made Sense for His Atom Bomb Movie

Imagine an atom bomb exploding high in the clouds, in IMAX. Well, now moviegoers will get to see that image in the new $100-million movie from A-list auteur Christopher Nolan. At the close of finalizing a deal late Monday night, Universal greenlit Nolan’s script about how physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project invented […]

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Matthew Modine Compares Christopher Nolan to Stanley Kubrick: Big Movies, Small Sets

Actors who worked with Christopher Nolan have plenty of stories about the methods to his madness. Earlier this year, comments from “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Interstellar” star Anne Hathaway got blown out of proportion when she said the filmmaker doesn’t allow chairs on his sets. (What she meant was Nolan doesn’t keep directors’ chairs […]

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‘Tenet’ Gets a B CinemaScore, Christopher Nolan’s Lowest Since ‘The Prestige’

Audience word-of-mouth is in on Christopher Nolan’s time-bending return to screens “Tenet.” According to CinemaScore, which polls audiences to grade films on a scale from F to A+, “Tenet” has received a B rating. That’s not a death knell, but it’s likely below expectations for audience-beloved Nolan and “Tenet” distributor Warner Bros., already fielding mixed […]

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China box office: Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ tops flat weekend

Overall box office for August 7-9 stood at $17m, a shade less than the $17.5m pulled in the previous weekend.Sam Mendes’ 1917 topped China’s box office over the three-day weekend (August 7-9), grossing $5.2m, according to figures from theatrical consultancy Artisan Gateway. Released by Alibaba Pictures in China, the film has an 8.8/10 rating on […]

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China box office: ‘Interstellar’ rerelease has strong opening

Universal’s Dolittle was the top-grossing film over the three-day weekend, followed by local production The Enigma Of Arrival.The rerelease of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar had a strong opening on Sunday, August 2 in China, grossing $2.8m in a single day, according to figures from Artisan Gateway, boding well for the release of Nolan’s Tenet if it […]

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Some China Cinemas to Schedule Intermission for Films Over Two Hours Long

A portion of Chinese cinemas have been ordered to program an intermission for films that exceed two hours as a coronavirus prevention measure, Chinese reports said Friday.The requirement will affect a number of upcoming Hollywood films that run over 120 minutes, including a re-run of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” set to hit screens on Sunday, as […]

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China Is Preparing to Re-Open Cinemas

China’s national film administration says that Chinese authorities are actively doing the preparatory work needed to re-open cinemas soon, local reports said Friday.The Securities Times cited a notice from the National Film Administration as saying that the relevant government departments are in the midst of organizing film selections, making hard drives of films to send […]

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