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Happy Monday!

If you can inject movie magic into your day, then it’s been a successful day. And if that magic is somehow related to composer Hans Zimmer and filmmaker Christopher Nolan, then your day will truly be memorable.

Case in point:

Kids say play the darndest things.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

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The 50-Year Space Odyssey

You’re about to enjoy a Throwback Thursday with a revamped trailer of 1968s signature science-fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey that will be re-released later this year in 2018.

“For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation. There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits. This is the unrestored film – that recreates the cinematic event that audiences experienced fifty years ago.”
-Christopher Nolan 

When can we buy tickets (for a space odyssey)?

Happy Monday!

The ’80s and ’90s are never going away. Boomshakalaka! And in the tomorrow night’s brand new Roseanne episode, a special guest is making his return to the Conners house.

Johnny Galecki reuniting with Sara Gilbert is a modern-day Roseanne reunion via the ’90s, as well as a Big Bang Theory reunion from several years back, which is another mega-popular sitcom on a different major network for these two TV actors who remain desired talents for their new and beloved characters in the era of streaming and limitless channels and viewing options because of people’s nostalgia for the past in the present.

Did Christopher Nolan write and direct this Roseanne episode?

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

Dunkirk’s Darkest Hour

Have two highly-acclaimed films ever been so perfectly matched as accompanying entities?

This year, Christopher Nolan’s gritty on-the-beach dramatization of the historically necessary evacuation of hundreds of thousands of British soldiers in Dunkirk was hailed as an incredible war movie unlike any other. You were on the beach, you were in the air and you felt the literal and metaphorical claustrophobia of what seemed like inevitable demise closing in. It was a matter-of-fact story that took audiences into the living hell of British and French soldiers under deadly German air attacks.

Also this year, just weeks ago, Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour was hailed as an engaging peek into the life of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Faced with the end of the British armed forces, Western civilization, and the world in domino fashion by Germany in World War II,  Mr. Oldman’s metamorphosis into Mr. Churchill was a masterclass in acting brilliance. To put it briefly, Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour was an ordinary man who, through cigars, booze, unlikely confidants, ingenuity, courage and his wife, was able to lead the rescue of soldiers struggling for their lives on the beaches of Dunkirk in a matter-of-fact manner on the silver screen.

Movie fans should see both films, both for historic and cinematic purposes. But what if you could see them interwoven together in an epic trailer?

While Gary Oldman has all but sealed up a forthcoming season of Best Actor awards for his performance as Winston Churchill, there’s an argument for cinematic history to be made with regards to the Best Picture of 2017:

Dunkirk + Darkest Hour.

The Academy will likely not comply. Regardless, history is eternally thankful for the ordinary heroes showcased in both films.