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Behind the scenes of the 'Interstellar' EW cover shoot with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain

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Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain shared a few Interstellar tidbits behind the scenes of the EW cover shoot for this week’s issuenamely, how they can’t really talk about what the movie’s about.

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Inside 'Interstellar,' Christopher Nolan's emotional space odyssey

They say we don’t go to outer space anymore. But Christopher Nolan is doing a pretty good job of faking it.

It’s October 2013, and we are on the set of code name Flora’s Letter, a.k.a. Interstellar, an epic sci-fi adventure that represents the beginning of the director’s post-Batman life. Working on the same soundstage where he once built a dank batty cave for Christian Bale to skulk in, the British-American helmer has constructed a starship to take Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway across the universe to find salvation for the human race. On screen that ship, the Endurance, will be composed of 12 interlocking pods. Right now it’s only three pods resting at a slant on a mammoth steel gimbal tilted at a 30-degree angle. It resembles a seesaw for giants. READ FULL STORY

New virtual reality exhibit gives users a peek inside the 'Interstellar' world

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In an impressive synergy of two of 2014’s most hyped projects, the game-changing virtual-reality platform Oculus Rift is pairing up with Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film, Interstellar, to give people in a few cities a taste of both in the lead-up to the movie’s Nov. 5 release.

At a few select AMC Theatres with IMAX, people will get to strap on the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 goggles and check out the inside of a spacecraft, presumably like one viewers will see in the film. “Presumably” because Nolan has closely guarded the details of Interstellar, though trailers have helped fill in some of the blanks.

The “exhibit,” as the Rift experience is being called, doesn’t provide any more detail, but it is pretty awesome: Users sit in a recliner that responds to movement inside the Oculus and look through the goggles to see the interior of a spacecraft with an impressively large planet lurking outside the window. The entire environment is richly detailed, and the goggles allow users to look around in all directions to see what’s around them on the ship. There’s also an impressive zero-gravity portion and some floating objects that make great use of the Rift’s 3-D capabilities. The whole thing is over in a few minutes, though users could probably spend two or three times that looking around.

The exhibit tour kicked off in New York on Monday at the AMC Lincoln Square 13, where it will remain until Wednesday before hitting the road (dates below). It’s free and open to people from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis.

Oct. 6-8: New York, AMC Lincoln Square 13
Oct. 17-19: Houston, AMC Gulf Point 30
Oct. 25-27: Los Angeles, AMC City Walk
Nov. 5-19: Chantilly, Virginia, Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center

From 'Psycho' to 'Gone Girl': the best director/composer teams

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With this weekend’s release of Gone Girl, director David Fincher has once again showcased the unsettling sounds of award-winning composers Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor (above). Ever since 2010’s The Social Network, the duo have become a fixture of Fincher’s work. The duo’s deceptively minimal sound, with subtle motifs barely hiding cold electronic undercurrents, is remarkably well-suited for Fincher’s trademark visual aesthetic, in which every smile and doorway can take on an air of menace if the camera lingers long enough. While he has worked with a number of composers before—most notably Howard Shore—Fincher has found a sonic soulmate in Ross and Reznor’s scoring.

But what about the other great director/composer relationships in Hollywood history? What other composers have had their music strongly associated with a director’s work, so much so that you can’t picture a film without hearing the score?  READ FULL STORY

New 'Interstellar' TV spot clearly lays out the stakes

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Christopher Nolan is famous—some say infamous—for building trailers and teasers that are their own dramatic narratives—red herrings that preserve the surprises of the actual full-length film. But the new TV spot for Interstellar, which opens Nov. 7, clearly establishes the stakes that previous clips have alluded to. “Your daughter’s generation will be the last to survive on earth,” intones Nolan’s good-luck charm Michael Caine to Matthew McConaughey’s good ol’ boy pilot. “Find us a new home.”

“You may have to decide between seeing your children again, and the future of the human race,” says Anne Hathaway’s astronaut, who joins McConaughey’s pilot on a hail-Mary mission to find an inhabitable planet. READ FULL STORY

Holy 'Star Wars,' Batman: Millennium Falcon footage features Batmobile

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While some unofficial photos of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars Episode VII have been popping up, there hasn’t yet been an official look at Han Solo’s hunka junk … until now. And with it comes the appearance of another famous vehicle, though not one fans may have expected.

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Matthew McConaughey braves the unknown in 'Interstellar' poster

Much of Interstellar may still be shrouded in mystery, but one thing is clear: Matthew McConaughey’s engineer is front and center on a venture into space to save Earth.

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New 'Interstellar' trailer shows off film's amazing visuals

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Christopher Nolan made his first-ever appearance at Comic-Con this year, promoting his new film, Interstellar. The Dark Knight director took the opportunity to present a trailer for the Paramount/Warner Bros. film, and now that clip has been released online.

Set to music presumably by the film’s composer Hans Zimmer, the new trailer showcases Interstellar‘s stunning visuals and focuses on the relationship of Matthew McConaughey’s character with his children. In the film, McConaughey plays an engineer who, along with several other scientists and astronauts, journeys through a newly discovered wormhole to save the world.

The film also stars Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, and Anne Hathaway. Interstellar hits theaters November 7.


Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey make Comic-Con debut with 'Interstellar'

Comic-Con fans may want to spin a top to make sure they’re not dreaming: The man behind Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan, made his first-ever appearance at the San Diego fan convention Thursday to show off his upcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar.

Entertainment Weekly editor Matt Bean introduced the film’s leading man, Matthew McConaughey, to the crowd of more than 6,000 con-goers packed into the event’s fabled Hall H—the biggest venue at the biggest entertainment gathering of the year. After coaxing some cheers from the audience, responding with his signature “Alright, alright, alright …” the Oscar winner then welcomed Nolan to the stage. READ FULL STORY

'Interstellar' trailer: Matthew McConaughey has to save mankind -- VIDEO

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The first movie that comes to mind after watching the first revealing trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is Contact. No, Matthew McConaughey doesn’t play a hunky spiritual philosopher like he did in that 1997 film, but his hunky rural engineer has a special bond with his daughter not unlike the one shared by Jodie Foster and David Morse. This time, the roles are reversed, though, with the father rocketing through time and space.

In the clip, audiences finally learn the stakes driving Nolan’s latest movie, which he wrote with his brother, Jonathan Nolan. Basically, the Earth is running out of food, as environmental change seemingly has transformed the planet into a giant dust-bowl. “We must confront the reality that nothing in our solar system… can help us,” says Michael Caine’s professor, who aims to recruit McConaughey’s Coop for a vital mission. “We’re not meant to save the world; we’re meant to leave it.”

We’ll have to wait longer to understand why McConaughey is chosen, but he reluctantly volunteers to be one of the interstellar astronauts (along with Anne Hathaway) sent into the void to save mankind. Will he make it back to his daughter, Murphy?

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