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    OUT ON DVD AND BLU-RAY DECEMBER 7TH


    my spoiler free review:

    Nolan's my favorite director for many reasons, but this film really sums it up. He spent 10 years working on this script, and fucking hell it shows. Probably my new favorite film, this is a film that can, as Joseph Gordon-Levitt said in an interview, be appreciated on many different levels. Take it as a simple action heist film, and enjoy the absolutely stunning fight scenes, the intense chase scenes, and the beautiful visuals, or take in the concepts, the idea of the dream that is discussed in this film, and give yourself something rather unsettling to think about. That's what makes this film so great. It's not some film you just watch once and forget about, it's something that can really stick to you, and in a summer filled with a ridiculous amount of forgettable sequels, remakes, and adaptations, Inception manages to come out on top without having to be based on any pre-existing stories and making us remember what it means to actually think about a film. I honestly can't recommend this enough, not just because it's so important this film does well, so that Hollywood can see that an original idea can be just as successful as any remade sequel to an adaptation, but because of the simple fact this movie is brilliant. Something I really enjoy about Nolan is his reluctance to just cut corners and green screen everything. Sure, greenscreen is still there, but only when it is absolutely necessary. Even a 3 second scene where Leo and Page walk up the corner of a wall was done with a rotating set piece, made specifically for just that shot, and best yet, all the scenes were shot in 6 different places around the world. He's as dedicated as they get. I knew it would be amazing but it still surpassed my expectations. There's not a single aspect of the film I hate. Give this film your money, see it, then tell everyone you can to do the same. This film deserves to be a success.


    Oh sure some people will complain about the ending, but I think that's silly. The ending is meant to be interpreted by YOU, the viewer. I know Hollywood has been getting us used to being spoon-fed the story in any big blockbusters, but if any film can show that a blockbuster can be more than only pretty sights, loud noises, and the simplest of plots, it's this. Pay attention, watch closely, and enjoy. This is a film that will be remembered for many years to come, so go see it, don't miss out, and tell your friends to do the same.



    http://inceptionmovie.warnerbros.com/




    REVIEWS:

    Here's a few bits and peices of reviews so far. I wouldn't recommend reading the full variety review since it apparently goes into detail about the plot. I haven't really read the others besides the opening and closings so I'd be careful reading any of them. This is a film that the less you know of it, the more you will enjoy it.


    Film School Rejects posted:
    I will say this now, without reservation and fully confident that many will agree; Inception is easily the best big budget film of the year thus far. I’ll go further and say that it’s one of the most beautiful, well written, and fully realized high dollar films of the last five years. Inception, is close to perfection.

    IndieWire posted:
    "Nolan Nolan Delivers Kubrickian Masterpiece with Heart"

    When it opens July 16, this eye-popping film will wow moviegoers all over the world—its complexities will only encourage debate and repeat viewings—and should also score well with critics and year-end awards groups. Oscar nominations in technical categories are a certainty, but Inception is also a strong contender for multiple nominations, including Best Picture.

    Hitfix posted:
    suffice it to say that "Inception" is an exhilarating cinematic experience that suggests there is still room, even in the blockbuster world, for big ideas and dangerous emotions, and that may be the single most thrilling thing about it.


    Ain't It Cool news posted:
    Based on one viewing, I'm not ready to break INCEPTION down with any degree of assuredness. But I want to. God, how I want to. I haven't been this obsessed with a film since PRIMER, which I watched somewhere in the neighborhood of four times before hazarding a review (and ultimately calling it the fourteenth best film of the last decade). What's most exciting about INCEPTION is that it finds Nolan peaking as a visual artist; he's using the extravagantly cinematic tropes of other genres to connect with the viewer intellectually. With INCEPTION, Nolan joins the company of Coppola, Lean and not too many others as a filmmaker who treats the big canvas with the respect it deserves - but with the steely verve of a chess player who can see dozens of moves ahead.

    Pure cinema at its best feels like dreaming with your eyes wide open. Cinema doesn't get much purer than INCEPTION.


    Variety posted:
    If movies are shared dreams, then Christopher Nolan is surely one of Hollywood's most inventive dreamers, given the evidence of his commandingly clever "Inception." Applying a vivid sense of procedural detail to a fiendishly intricate yarn set in the labyrinth of the subconscious, the writer-director has devised a heist thriller for surrealists, a Jungian's "Rififi," that challenges viewers to sift through multiple layers of (un)reality. As such, it's a conceptual tour de force unlikely to rank with Batman at the B.O., though post-"Dark Knight" anticipation and Leonardo DiCaprio should still position it as one of the summer's hottest, classiest tickets.


    Hollywood Reporter posted:
    Bottom Line: A devilishly complicated, fiendishly enjoyable sci-fi voyage across a dreamscape that is thoroughly compelling.
    In a summer of remakes, reboots and sequels comes "Inception," easily the most original movie idea in ages.

    Empire Magazine posted:
    Like The Matrix mated with Synecdoche, New York — or a Charlie Kaufman 007. To paraphrase Casino Royale’s Vesper Lynd, it’s a meaningful pursuit in a summer of disposable entertainments. With physics-defying, thunderous action, heart-wringing emotion and an astonishing performance from DiCaprio, Nolan delivers another true original: welcome to an undiscovered country.


    Chud.com posted:
    Inception is a masterpiece. Making a huge film with big ambitions, Christopher Nolan never missteps and manages to create a movie that, at times, feels like a miracle. And sometimes it doesn't even feel like a movie; while presented in woefully retro 2D, Inception creates a complete sense of immersion in another world. The screen before you is just another layer of the dream.


    UGO posted:
    Christopher Nolan's mind-bending summer blockbuster, Inception had our head spinning and our adreneline pumping so quickly we could barely speak...To put it bluntly: Christopher Nolan and Leonardo Dicaprio's latest summer blockbuster, Inception, is one hell of a mind-twisting, visually-stimulating rollercoaster...of the mind!


    Cinematical posted:
    As much as I want to describe in meticulous detail the ways upon ways that I loved Christopher Nolan's Inception, there's a part of me that almost wants you to not read this until you've seen the film itself. Not unlike Warner Brothers' marketing campaign has suggested, it's a film that benefits from knowing as little as possible about it before seeing it, because its individual twists and turns are almost as exciting to discover as their cumulative visceral, intellectual and emotional impact.


    Joblo.com posted:
    There is a moment about midway through INCEPTION (a bit you’ve no doubt seen in the trailers and TV spots) where Tom Hardy, as the charming “imposter” Eames, sidles up to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who’s firing an automatic rifle at an unseen assailant. Eames casually brandishes a grenade launcher and offers a cheeky bit of advice to his partner: “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bit bigger darling.”

    It’s perhaps that same bit of advice director Christopher Nolan applied while crafting his follow-up to the wildly successful THE DARK KNIGHT. While THE DARK KNIGHT was the #1 film of 2008 and a pop-culture phenomenon, with INCEPTION, Nolan has truly created his magnum opus; an achievement of such grandeur, it’s remarkable a film of this scale was made in this day and age.


    Box office magazine posted:
    In terms of sheer originality, ambition and achievement, Inception is the movie of the summer, the movie of the year and the movie of our dreams. Director Christopher Nolan's heist film about a group of dream extractors who can invade a person's subconscious to steal-or plant-vital information may remind you of James Bond, The Matrix, or even Nolan's own Memento, when in fact it's unlike any other. A bold, inventive, audacious entertainment, Inception charts a new course for motion pictures and sets the bar very, very high.


    IGN posted:
    Simply put, Inception is a breathtaking achievement and a movie-going experience well worth your time and investment. In a year full of 3D remakes, reboots, sequels, and empty star vehicles, one hopes audiences will reward such terrific but challenging original entertainment with their wallets.


    Huffington Post posted:
    Inception is the most original, visually stunning and intellectually stimulating film to come across the screen in years. Filled with suspense, action and drama, filmmaker Christopher Nolan continues to top himself, proving over and over again that he is the ultimate auteur of his 30something peer group. For those who were blown away by the world he created in the Batman franchise, brace yourselves to be taken to unimaginable heights with "Inception."





    I've been following this film ever since it was first announced. This movie is going to be fucking awesome. It's made by my favorite director, Christopher Nolan, whose previous films include: Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight.

    After Christopher Nolan made the Dark Knight and made fucking tons of money, he was given the opportunity to make this film that's based on a script written entirely by himself. Not only that, but he was given a budget of $200 Million to make it with. That makes Inception the 2nd most expensive original idea film ever made (2nd only to Avatar's $237 million budget). So far, the marketing campaign for this movie seems to be focusing on revealing as little as possible about the film. The main character is Leonardo Dicaprio. The plot was mostly unknown for a long time. First there was the simple description given by Christopher Nolan: "A contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind" but from the trailers and new information that's slowly being made available, it appears to have to do with using a device hidden in a suitcase and a new type of drug to enter people's dreams and steal ideas. This is the dream machine:




    On May 4th, days before the release of the third trailer, the plot was revealed:

    Inception's official synopsis posted:
    Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
    So yeah, I'm really looking forward to this. Nolan has yet to disappoint, and the idea of a film made entirely by him has me interested to see how it's gonna turn out. If you haven't seen any of Nolan's other films, go check them out right away.


    The Website:
    http://www.mind-crime.com/

    The film's website is rather interesting. It was first a spinning top, then as time went on the top starting to slow down and lose balance. Then the site opened up, somewhat. It appears to be four stages. I can't remember what stage 1 was, i think just the trailer premiere, but stage 2 is currently going on now. It appears to be some sort of free-roaming web based game people can join in on together. Hidden in the world are clues and information regarding the film. Recently this new poster was found in it:




    RELEASE DATE: JULY 16th 2010

    BEHIND THE SCENES:

    NEW TRAILER

    INTERNATIONAL TRAILER (Same as above for the first 39 seconds)


    THE FIRST TRAILER

    THE TEASER TRAILER




    TV SPOTS:




    Images:






    Some bits of viral marketing:

    An interview conducted by Nolan regarding dreams. The last bit obviously has to do with the movie plot.

    New posters:



    Character posters:











    Trailer 3 music, "Mind Heist" by Zack Hemsey:


    THE BOOKLET SENT TO WIRED MAGAZINE
    http://www.nolanfans.com/2010/06/01/...ual/#more-2744


    They were having trouble figuring out how best to advertise it, but it looks like they're doing it "District 9" style with strange posters in the street



    And there's also cryptic commercials playing on USA Network, usually starting around 9 pm, that I stumbled upon (har har always wanted to be the first to discover the next part of a big viral campaign) that tell you to send a text with a certain keyword to 5500. Do it quick enough, and you get a website. The same website you get if you scan that barcode thingy on the street posters:

    http://www.whatisdreamshare.com/


    The only thing that's new on that site so far is this:

    http://www.whatisdreamshare.com/?page_id=93

    Which gives a great look into how exactly you steal the idea from someone's mind.


    Update: The two movie posters you can't fit in your room





    now that's how you advertise a movie

    pics from New York









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  2. Post #2
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    This looks fucking awesome, Memento is great and it looks like Nolan is returning to his roots with Inception, definitely one of my most anticipated films of this year.
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    This is going to be a great movie.
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    Definitely going to see this.

    Edited:

    Holy shit Hanz Zimmer did the music. That's a big plus.
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    Movie of the year. I can tell by the music that this is gonna be another Nolan masterpiece.
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    I hope Nolan doesn't make a big "holy shit" twist at the end like The Prestige, that made me go :psyduck:
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    Christopher Nolan is on some amazing run of great movies, I will see this for sure.
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    Christopher Nolan is on some amazing run of great movies, I will see this for sure.
    Yeah that's one of the reasons I'm really interested about this film. It's the first time Christopher Nolan has been the sole writer of the project. And it's also not an adaptation of anything. It's 100% Chris Nolan.
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    can't wait for this
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    Need to watch Memento sometime, and this looks good.
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    Oh man this looks badass.
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    for the majority who don't know what memento is:

    The film's events unfold in two separate, alternating narratives—one in color, and the other in black and white. The black and white sections are told in chronological order, showing Leonard conversing with an anonymous phone caller in a motel room. Leonard's investigation is depicted in color sequences that are in reverse chronological order. As each sequence begins, the spectator is unaware of the preceding events, just like Leonard, thereby giving the viewer a sense of his confusion. By the film's end when the two narratives converge we understand the investigation and the events that lead up to the death of Teddy.
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    The film has now finished production and is just awaiting release. The third trailer will air this coming Friday in front of Iron Man 2 for people in the US and will likely go online the following Monday. Updated first post with new information and images and videos.
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    Changing up the usual storytelling method is pretty nice; however, this whole idea could be confusing. Nolan can do it.

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    I hope Nolan doesn't make a big "holy shit" twist at the end like The Prestige, that made me go :psyduck:
    ...what?

  16. Post #16
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    Okay, This movie looks pretty good. But can someone explain the whole running on walls thing?

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    Okay, This movie looks pretty good. But can someone explain the whole running on walls thing?
    They're inside someone's mind I guess. It's going to be a weird movie.

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    Looks like an awesome mindfuck of a movie, gonna see it.
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    I said i would definitely see this after the trailer showed a train driving on a road and the city was bending upwards.

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    Balls will be tripped
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    Saw the trailer for this in Iron Man 2, it looks really fucking good.

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    Looks interesting.

  23. Post #23
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    Saw the trailer for this in Iron Man 2, it looks really fucking good.
    Really? I thought that trailer wasn't supposed to be out until this Friday for USA audiences. It wasn't one of the two in the OP? Everyone else I've been asking has said they didn't see a trailer for it when they saw the movie. That's awesome if it is getting shown now though.

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    This movie looks really trippy, especially the part in the trailer where the city folds on its self.

  25. Post #25
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    It truly does look like Nolan brought out his art ideas with this one.

  26. Post #26
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    We finally have the plot:

    Inception's official synopsis posted:
    Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.

  27. Post #27
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    Just saw the trailer. Looks amazing. Defiantly going to see this in the theaters.

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    Really? I thought that trailer wasn't supposed to be out until this Friday for USA audiences. It wasn't one of the two in the OP? Everyone else I've been asking has said they didn't see a trailer for it when they saw the movie. That's awesome if it is getting shown now though.
    Nah it was trailer 2. Also:
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    Holy fuck I am so much going to watch this
    I fucking love Christopher Nolan!
    I own The Prestige and Memento as well as the two batman movies he directed.

  30. Post #30
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    Holy fuck I am so much going to watch this
    I fucking love Christopher Nolan!
    I own The Prestige and Memento as well as the two batman movies he directed.
    Same here. You should also check out Insomnia. The blu-ray for that is coming out i think like a week before Inception.

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    After Christopher Nolan made the Dark Knight and made fucking tons of money, he was given the opportunity to make this film that's based on a script written entirely by himself. Not only that, but he was given a budget of $200 Million to make it with. That makes Inception the 2nd most expensive original idea film ever made (2nd only to Avatar's $237 million budget).
    heh.

    looks like it's gonna be a damn good film. Dicaprio is an excellent actor when hes given the right role.

  32. Post #32
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    They've been doing some early screenings

    http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/chri...n-by-insiders/

    This summer's most anticipated film, Christopher Nolan's Inception, is still unfinished with a July 16th release date. But I've learned it screened for the cast and their reps on Monday. And even the most cynical people who usually hate everything were knocked out. "It was beautiful." Lots of gushing about the "incredible work" by Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, and Ellen Page.
    rad

  33. Post #33
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    On my MUST SEE list.

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    Same here. You should also check out Insomnia. The blu-ray for that is coming out i think like a week before Inception.
    Thanks! I'll check it out :buddy:
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    Nah it was trailer 2. Also:
    what is this, i don't even


    So that the guy seeing that, or they both see it?
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    So how bout that third trailer?

    Edited:

    Oh wow some guy uploaded it and WB took it down.

  37. Post #37
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    Third trailer was rad. Should be online by Monday.

    Edited:

    also here's the imax poster:



    Edited:

    Oh shit the third trailer is online now. In the game on the movies website, "Mind Crime", you have to go to the movie theater, and press space which then apparently starts the trailer. What a neat way to show off a trailer.
    http://www.mind-crime.com/stage2/

  38. Post #38
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    Leonardo DiCaprio truly turned out to be an awesome actor. I really liked him in Shutter Island. He was brilliant

  39. Post #39
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    Oh shit the third trailer is online now. In the game on the movies website, "Mind Crime", you have to go to the movie theater, and press space which then apparently starts the trailer. What a neat way to show off a trailer.
    http://www.mind-crime.com/stage2/
    Doesn't work. Went to the theatre, pressed space, zoomed in on the screen and fuck all happened.

    Edited:

    http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer...trical-trailer

    :smug:

  40. Post #40
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    looks really cool

    postal i also see that not only are you a spider enthusiast but you're a film lover. thats coo