Nolan Works His Magic
Christopher Nolan is known for his unique take on his movies, with films ranging from indie-turned cult classics such as Memento to blockbusters such as Batman Begins. In The Prestige, Nolan teams up again with Batman costars Christian Bale and Michael Caine, along with Hugh Jackman, an actor who must have trouble saying no to scripts as he appears to have a movie coming out every few months. (I am certainly not complaining, however, as Jackman is terrific to look at, as are Bale and Johansson).
"Flags" Explores "Heroes" of Iwo Jima
Clint Eastwood, you crafty old son-of-a-bitch, you’ve done it again. You reached into your bag of tricks and pulled out a picture of Iwo Jima and said to yourself, “I’m a-gonna make me a movie about this here picture.” Well, sir, you’ve done just that, and I’ll be goddamned if you haven’t etched your name into the 2007 Academy Awards best director and best picture nominations for that movie, Flags of Our Fathers.