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1982 Called…and Sounded Impressed

After 35 years, Blade Runner 2049 is now in theaters across the country. The long-awaited sequel to the quintessential science-fiction film has finally arrived.

As I give you time to order tickets in the event you haven’t bought yours for the movie event of October, be sure to enjoy a visually stunning reminder as to why Blade Runner 2049 is primed to be the rare example of a sequel that will match its beloved 1980s nostalgic forefather.

Or, as has been written on Jimmy’s Daily Planet, surpass its cinematic game-changing and iconic original.

No pressure.

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The Other D-Day (Dunkirk-Day) is Here

Christopher Nolan’s newest film has arrived in theaters across the country. And today’s blog post is fairly short and sweet going into this weekend:

Go see Dunkirk in IMAX.

‘Dunkirk’ Is a Tour de Force War Movie, Both Sweeping and Intimate (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times)

A spare, propulsive, ever-intensifying combat thriller, Nolan’s history lesson is both a rousing celebration of solidarity and the tensest beach-set film since Jaws (Nick De Semlyen, Empire online)

‘Dunkirk’ chronicles heroism during WWII rescue with beauty and intensity (

The Bottom Line: A stunning victory (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)

For history’s sake, please go see Dunkirk this weekend.

History’s Clock Never Stops Ticking

The present and the future becomes the past in a hurry.

Having said that, Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming World War II epic Dunkirk about the past during the mid-1940s is a heroic present for the 21st-century future.

400,00 men. 933 ships. 9 days.

The harrowing events portrayed in the film Dunkirk strive to capture the legitimately incomprehensible odds Allied soldiers faced against the merciless German army during World War II on the beaches of France. Incredibly, the battlefields of World War II may never be seen again in the context of the three figures listed above. Wars, throughout time, have contained many threads of commonality with innovative changes and strategies according to the century and respective technological advancements. Still, the magnitude of the Battle of Dunkirk is still staggering.

And it’s that reality of history, the scale of the Battle of Dunkirk, that sparks curious intrigue for Mr. Nolan’s first filmmaking venture into an event during a historic war that defined the 20th-century. Beyond Dunkirk being the first war film by Mr. Nolan, which is an exciting moment as a directorial benchmark and cinematic reference point, one of the storytelling gifts the aforementioned director gives movie fans is the skill to scale a moviegoing experience onto the largest IMAX screen while simultaneously grounding the story and characters in deeply intimate struggles (internal and external) with powerful acts of heroism, defeat, and mystery.

And mind-bending surprises in the finale.

Or, in another word, prestige.

Nolanchat

Cinematic marketing continues to showcase its dynamic, evolving prowess in engaging storytelling.

And, in the short video below, it seems like Warner Bros. Pictures has once again rolled out its marketing response (or equivalent?) to the popular video sharing app Snapchat for their upcoming Christopher Nolan war epic.

Consider today’s blog post as just the 15-second teaser for this Friday’s more complete blog post after the forthcoming full-length trailer for Christopher Nolan’s World War II film Dunkirk premieres at noon ET.

It’s probably a safe prediction that a few more than 400,000 men and women will watch this very brief teaser and, consequently, the full-length trailer this Friday. That’s pretty mind-blowing, considering the infinite content available around us at all times.

Who doesn’t have 15-seconds to spare to immerse themselves into a World War II epic?

Update: Here’s the just released second Nolanchat for Dunkirk.