Yes, it’s true that big budget original sci-fi films are rarely made this day and age. And I will admit, if you’re going to give any director a shot at one in this climate, Gareth Edwards, who in general I consider to be a terrific filmmaker, deserves it more than anyone. But (and I’ll probably be in the minority here) I found The Creator to be a massive and somewhat pretentious mess.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘The Creator’ is a Colossal Disappointment”
Gareth Edwards‘ The Creator is a fascinating blend of sci-fi elements with intriguing contemporary themes, which makes for a complex examination of the lives we live today and our relationship with technology, particularly A.I. With the release just a few days away, The Nerds of Color had a chance to talk to Edwards about the guerrilla filmmaking style that helped shape the film to what it is now, the conversations audiences will have after watching, and the cast dynamics.Continue reading “‘The Creator’ Director Gareth Edwards on Filming Locations and Cast Dynamics”
Gareth Edwards‘ The Creator is one of the most anticipated films of the Fall season. And with good reason. Not only is it an original story packed with stunning visual work, but it also has a stacked cast lead by John David Washington. Now, with the release just a few short weeks away, 20th Century Studios has released the final trailer for the film.Continue reading “Final ‘The Creator’ Trailer Puts Gareth Edwards’ Visual Storytelling on Full Display”
Coming off of two major IP blockbusters, The Creator marks Gareth Edwards’ return to original sci-fi films. The Nerds of Color joined their fellow journalists and fans for a three-scene sneak preview of the film, which teased the size and scope as well as some of the film’s inspirations.Continue reading “‘The Creator’ Footage Asks What it Means to Be Human”
20th Century Pictures has released the first trailer for Gareth Edwards‘ The Creator. The sci-fi thriller sees John David Washington (Tenet), Gemma Chan (Eternals), Ken Watanabe (Inception), Sturgill Simpson (Dog), newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles, and Academy Award-winner Allison Janney (I, Tonya) in a future where humanity and A.I. are engaged in an all-out war. And the only one who can stop it suddenly has a crisis of conscience when the very thing he was sent out to destroy must be the life he has to protect.Continue reading “‘The Creator’ Trailer Sees if A.I. Can Dream On”
We’re only halfway through the year, and we’re already gearing up for awards season. This morning, the newest trailer and poster for potential contender Amsterdam has officially made its way to the internet, giving us a first glimpse at the all-star cast behind one of fall’s biggest releases.Continue reading “New Trailer and Poster for ‘Amsterdam’”
Tenet is my favorite John David Washington film. There, I said it. Washington’s performance in the work he’s been featured in the last several years proves both his range as an actor but also his drive to further establish himself in the industry. His style is uniquely his own, with subtle hints to the performance magic that runs in the family. Netflix’s newest thriller Beckett has Washington in the fight of his life after a devastating accident forces Beckett to desperately trek across the country to the American embassy.Continue reading “Official Trailer for ‘Beckett’ Shows John David Washington in the Fight of His Life”
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!
Few directors are franchises unto themselves. But the way Marvel Studios owns the first weekend in May and Star Wars lays claim to the middle of December, Christopher Nolan is synonymous with the mid-July blockbuster. In 2020, that will be the case once again when Warner Bros. releases Tenet.