Wow. PlayMID’s Porta Estel·lar is a trully stunning visual light show inside an old airplane fuselage. It mimics the concept of interstellar travel, “from departure and takeoff to the sighting of comets, planets, galaxies and alien worlds, until finally returning safe to earth.” Watch it, it’s a total trip (in every…
Just a few years ago, we were wondering where all the movies about outer space had gone. And now, we don’t have to wonder any more, because we’ve been getting a crop of fantastic new movies about astronauts, spaceships, and the joy of exploration.
I love watching Honest Trailers' takedown of movies because they highlight actual problems, they're actually really funny and they have no sacred cows. They can skewer Michael Bay right next to burning down everyone's post-Dark Knight shrine to Chris Nolan. Here they are hilariously ripping up Interstellar.
The final act of Interstellar was a bit of mess, packed with feel-good mystical pseudoscience that was out of place in a sometimes glorious space opera. It turns out that ending was all director Christopher Nolan's idea and that Jonathan Nolan's original script called for a more straightforward—and darker—ending.
You've probably heard that the black hole in Interstellar was a simulation of unprecedented scientific accuracy. You may also have heard that its creation led to an "amazing scientific discovery" having to do with the shape of its accretion disk, which loops over and under its dark, central shadow. Neither of these…
One of the many reasons why Interstellar was such a wonderful movie was that it used genuine scientific equations to show what happens in the vicinity of a black hole. But, just like the actors in front of the camera, it seems the black hole also got a little make up to make it more presentable for the big screen.
It's maybe not so weird that there's not been any merchandise for Interstellar yet. I mean, it's not really the sort of film that craves action figures. But if there were toys of the weird robots from the film, I'd buy them in an instant - or, as Redditor Espiffany did, build some!
Interstellar landed itself in the top 10 highest grossing movies of 2014 and it is no surprise that because of its popularity that dozens of cool Lego builds have popped up depicting the movie. This one, by jp_velociraptor, nails the theme perfectly. From the Ranger ship, which is mated to the perfectly selected…
There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It's an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it's nearly as good as any feature.
If you've seen Interstellar, then you know that the best characters are the wise-cracking robots. Unassumingly boxy and faceless, they somehow end up stealing the show. Wired has a fascinating behind-the-scenes look on bringing the robots to life—largely without the help of CGI. Minor spoilers ahead.
Neil deGrasse Tyson didn't like many things in Interstellar, but he completely figured out the movie plot, its ending, and the physics that make it all possible. He explains the entire thing clearly in this video. [Spoilers ahead, obviously]
Since 1994, as far as movie theaters go, the IMAX at Lincoln Center in New York City is the best there is. With films projected on an enormous 100-foot screen, any viewing experience there certainly fits the bill as "larger than life."
Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar is one of the most visually striking films in recent memory. It's easy to forget that behind the imagery is the meticulous sound production that ties it all together.
The only movie that anyone's been able to talk about this week is Interstellar, which by all accounts is incredible. But if, like me, you haven't made it all the way to a movie theatre to catch it, you can at least see the lead actor in one of his earlier sci-fi attempts.
Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed travel. You can learn a lot about their ideas by browsing the web. It will take many centuries for humans to make any of those ideas real, I think. But they do convince…
Neil deGrasse Tyson twitted yesterday a series of nine "mysteries" about Nolan's Interstellar. He is happy about the overall scientific accuracy in the movie, but there are still some things the famous astrophysicist doesn't fully understand. Check them here (spoilers ahead):
If you watched Interstellar and didn't fully understand its time dilation and loops complexities, the following timeline—sent to SPLOID by Frametale's Dogan Can Gundogdu, a designer from Istanbul, Turkey—explains it all very clearly. Warning: Don't continue if you haven't watched Interstellar yet.
There's something exceptional about Interstellar that everyone should experience—it is a moviemaking "alignment of stars" akin to the perfect storm in music that lead to Woodstock. It's a film so extravagant in nature, it was projected in 70mm, a format equal to the scale of its fantastic story, and shot on IMAX 65mm.
Time travel's been one of man's wildest fantasies for centuries. It's long been a popular trend in movies and fiction, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells' The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of Interstellar…