As we speak, Warner Bros. is currently flying through their slate of films at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. And right from the opening, they showed they weren’t playing around! Matt Reeves came out on stage, and together with the studio announced that they are moving forward with the next installment of The Batman.Continue reading “‘The Batman’ is Returning in Sequel Announced at CinemaCon”
Pixar may be known for its originals, but the animation studio has also produced a few sequels and prequels for its unforgettable films. While the Toy Story films may have given us a glimpse at Woody’s history, Lightyear serves as the definitive origins story for the brave space ranger that we all know and love. But rather than follow the character as a toy, the spinoff is presented to us as one of Andy’s favorite Sci-Fi films. As such, director Angus MacLane assembled a group of talented artists to achieve that cinematic look and feel that one gets when watching a Sci-Fi movie like Star Wars and Aliens.Continue reading “Pixar’s Approach to Making ‘Lightyear’ a Sci-Fi Epic”
Time is a construct of which we are all familiar. It’s the universal truth that there is simply never enough of it. Which makes it the perfect theme for Pixar’s Lightyear. Billed as their first Sci-Fi epic, the Toy Story spinoff is an origins story — and film that Andy watched as a kid — for the title character who accidentally maroon’s his entire crew on an uninhabited planet.Continue reading “‘Lightyear’ Artisans on Film’s Themes and Achieving the IMAX Experience”
There aren’t many folks in Hollywood that can do everything from crime, to comedy, to comic book films! But among the names of those select few individuals is one that truly stands out: legendary actor, John Turturro! He plays crime boss Carmine Falcone in The Batman! What does Falcone have to do with The Bat, The Cat, and The Riddler? We sat down with him to find out!Continue reading “Falcone on Film with ‘The Batman’ Star John Turturro”
The Batman is here! After many long months of waiting and speculating, the first reviews for Matt Reeves’ take on the Dark Knight Detective dropped yesterday to a stellar 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. We at The Nerds of Color also dropped our review of the film, which you can read right here. However, what does it take to bring a Batman story to life? We were recently given the opportunity to discuss this topic and many others with some of the cast of The Batman!Continue reading “‘The Batman’ Cast on Becoming the Riddler, Gordon, and Alfred”
What does it mean to truly capture the essence of Batman? In the past 33 years, we’ve had three big budget, big screen franchises starring The Caped Crusader. And each time, at one point or another, we’ve more than likely heard the phrase “the definitive version of Batman” uttered among colleagues, friends, and fanboys. However, in these 33 incredible years, which have seen their shares of highs and lows with adaptations of the mythology, there surprisingly has never been a truly detective-oriented Batman story put to live action film. Until now.Continue reading “NOC Review: Behold ‘The Batman’”
We’re officially one week away from the debut of The Batman! And to celebrate, WB released an inside look at the new Batmobile, Batsuit, and Bat-Gadgets, with the new Batman himself, Robert Pattinson!Continue reading “‘The Batman’ Featurette Explores His Wonderful Toys”
The light shone brightly on the dimly lit backdrop of the Warner Brothers studio lot during a random night in February. Displayed high above was the familiar shape that represented vengeance and justice: the sleek silhouette of a bat! In a week that was uncharacteristically warm during this time of year, even for Los Angeles, things were about to heat up even more. For shortly, before a limited number of members of the press, The Batman would soon appear!Continue reading “Breaking Down ‘The Batman’ Press Event with the Cast and Crew”
We’re getting closer and closer to the coming of The Batman! And you can feel the anticipation punching its way across the internet like a bat out of Hell, with IMAX tickets for the Fan First event selling out this past week! And who can blame folks? Matt Reeves’ interpretation of the Caped Crusader looks epically spectacular!Continue reading “New Spot for ‘The Batman’ Hits, Plus Tickets Now On Sale”
Today, it was announced that Marvel Studios’ Eternals will start streaming exclusively on Disney+ on January 12, 2022. This is the most recent example of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s shortened theatrical window — two months after its premiere, following Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which made its Disney+ debut in November.Continue reading “‘Eternals’ to Stream on Disney+ in January”
Tonight’s the night! It’s been a long road for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and the country is finally going to see his faithful, epic, visually stunning adaptation hit the big screen, in the way it was meant to be seen! And to celebrate, we are finally going to reveal that were given the very exciting opportunity to speak with Dune star, Chang Chen, who plays the complex Doctor Yueh.Continue reading “Paging Dr. Yueh: An Interview with Chang Chen from ‘Dune’”
Your ship to Arrakis is almost here folks! Dune is at long last finally hitting theaters this weekend! And when you think about the epic, monumental scale of the film, and the hauntingly beautiful but harsh environments that create the desert planet of Dune, only one thing comes to mind — sandcastles in Texas!Continue reading “‘Dune’ Comes to Life at Texas SandFest 2021”
The countdown for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is on! And though much of the world has seen the film already, a few territories are still waiting in anticipation for their journey to Arrakis. We in the US are still, of course, waiting for the film to hit theaters on October 22. However, Japan only has 11 days more, since the film hits cinemas there on October 15!Continue reading “New Manga-Inspired ‘Dune’ Poster Debuts”
Sometimes there are movies that just come into your life, and live rent free in your brain days or weeks after you’ve seen them. That’s how you know you generally love them, and they make a profound impact on you. Either you replay or relive scenes that made you smile or blew you away. Furthermore, when you see them again, you still smile, or laugh, or get goosebumps. The Matrix in 1999. The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001. The Dark Knight in 2008. The Avengers in 2012 and Endgame in 2019.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Dune’ is Decent”
Not according to Denis Villeneuve.
Recently, members of the press, including The Nerds of Color, were given the privilege of speaking directly with the visionary director behind Dune. During the conversation, Villeneuve was asked about Dune being an example of the White Savior trope, among many other questions, and he wanted to make it specifically clear that while many have taken the surface-level concept of the story and expressed condemnations for it based on that, interpreting the story as such would actually be missing the true point of it.Continue reading “Is ‘Dune’ Truly a White-Savior Story?”
It’s here, nerds! The official trailer for the most anticipated (certainly the most gorgeous looking) film of the year has arrived — Dune! In our previous post this week, we discussed the trailer would be coming soon. Those who attended last night’s IMAX event were treated to the trailer ahead of its release today, as well as several minutes of the film that looked mind blowing!Continue reading “The New Trailer for ‘Dune’ is Here”
We have it, folks. We finally have the name, movie poster, and official release date for the next Jordan Peele cultural masterpiece. Nope, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun will be dropping July 22, 2022, with a note highlighting how select sequences were filmed with IMAX cameras.Continue reading “Jordan Peele Reveals Poster for ‘Nope’ Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun”
Tonight and tomorrow, audiences are going to to have their eyes rocked to the core, because Warner Bros. and Legendary are holding an exclusive first look event at Denis Villeneuve’s visionary adaptation of the sci-fi classic Dune in IMAX screens all over the world! And if you have not gotten your tickets yet, I highly encourage you to do so now by clicking here. We were lucky enough to get to see the preview a bit earlier this week, and I can honestly tell you, IT IS AMAZING! And we’d like to describe and recap what we saw now, and what makes it so special.Continue reading “‘Dune’ Will Be A Game-Changer”
It’s a great time to be a fan of Dune. The long awaited big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal classic is at long last coming this fall. This week is going to be a big one for fans, because today WB just dropped the character posters for all of the biggest stars in the film, including Timothee Chalamet’s Paul and Zendaya’s Chani. You can take a look at them here:Continue reading “New Character Posters for ‘Dune’ Drop Ahead of Trailer’s Release”
The movie event of the year is approaching! That’s right! Dune is finally coming out, this year, on October 1! I’m so thrilled for this movie, and have been for the past year, given the pandemic prevented us from seeing it. Everything that we’ve seen so far has been astonishing to say the least.
Well now, we’ll finally to see some of the amazing footage — the new trailer no less — on the biggest screen possible as this morning IMAX and WB dropped this tweet, advertising an IMAX exclusive event to showcase never-before-seen footage at your local IMAX theater on July 21-22.Continue reading “Tickets Drop for IMAX First-Looks at ‘Dune’”
The Tenet train keeps on rolling! As Christopher Nolan’s latest continues to invert the box office with its mind-bending greatness, we at the NOC were lucky enough to meet with the film’s “Fixer,” Himesh Patel, for an interview co-led by AsAm News correspondant, and friend of the show, Erin Wen Ai Chew!
Check it out below!Continue reading “The Fixer: An Interview with ‘Tenet’ Star Himesh Patel”
Tenet has made its way into theaters! And though it’s no secret that the pandemic has hindered our ability to see the film on IMAX screens as auteur, Christopher Nolan, intended, I was very fortunate to run out and see it from the safety of my car at an LA drive-in recently. And let me tell you, this is one heck of a twisty, complex, roller coaster ride that challenges and thrills you! Multiple viewings will be required. That said, I encourage folks to treat themselves to a drive-in night to see it as safely and as soon as possible, because it’s incredibly fun!Continue reading “The Master of Inversion: ‘Tenet’ Star John David Washington”
Oh man, do I love Christopher Nolan!
It’s no secret that we’re living in an unprecedented time where the very existence of the theatrical experience is being threatened. Even if the quarantine is lifted, there’s going to be a lot of hesitation for audiences to return to the big screens. However, if anyone can bring people back to theaters, begging for more — if anyone can provide an argument for why cinema and movies need to be viewed outside the comfort of our own homes, and through immersive experiences we can’t get from streaming on our TVs — it’s Christopher Nolan!