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Westworld Co-Creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan Connect the Show to Feminism and #MeToo

Before the watershed moment of #MeToo and #TimesUp, Westworld was using robots to tell a story about female bodily autonomy. In a recent interview, co-creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan discuss being able to openly talk about things that were once merely whispered about, as well as how their inherently feminist professional (and married) relationship allowed for each of them to get what they need while working on Westworld.

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Westworld Creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Reveal Details About S2’s “Shogun World”

One of the things Westworld fans are looking forward to the most is the introduction of an all-new park in Season Two. We caught a glimpse of itsamurai hosts battling, an "SW" logoin the Season One finale, and have been speculating about it ever since. Now, creators and showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are ready to reveal a little more about the new park: Shogun World.

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What Can We Learn About the Host Revolution From the Westworld Season 2 Super Bowl Footage?

Well, here it is! The real reason why many of us even cared that the Super Bowl was happening yesterday. HBO released an ad for Westworld Season Two directed by Jonathan Nolan that both incorporated footage from the upcoming season and featured specially-created ad-exclusive footage. But which was which? And what does it all mean? Let's dig in! [SPOILERS FOR SEASON ONE OF WESTWORLD]

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Expect More Westworld Season Two Info During This Weekend’s Super Bowl

We still don't have a premiere date for Season Two of HBO's Westworld beyond "Spring 2018," but we might be getting more information on that this Sunday during Super Bowl LII. That's almost enough to get me to watch sport-ball.

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Review: Westworld: The Maze on Blu-Ray Definitely Looks Like Something to Me

HBO's Westworld is one of the best new shows to debut last year, and is the clear heir to the prestige slot that will be left behind on the cable powerhouse once Game of Thrones ends its run. Whether you have access to HBO in its many forms, or whether you don't, and you've never seen an episode of Westworld before, getting your hands on the new Blu-ray/4K Ultra HD edition of the first season is totally worth it.

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Women Will Rule Westworld Season 2, and Other “Worlds” Will Be Explored

Westworld is one of my favorite shows that debuted last year, making the long wait for a second season damn near excruciating. However, as showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy continue to make appearances, we're getting more and more information to piece together that paint a picture of what we can expect.

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Westworld Vs.The Handmaid’s Tale: What They Have In Common, and Who Should Win the Emmy

#TeamSciFi Vs. #TeamDystopia

After the Emmy Nominations were announced earlier this morning, I posted this status on my Facebook page: "If Westworld doesn't win every Emmy it was nominated for, I quit." A friend of mine posted "Girl, it's up against The Handmaid's Tale in some cases. Nope." And so, a conflict was born.

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We Have a Title For Ep 1 of Westworld S2…But What Does It All MEAN?!

I love how Jonathan Nolan loves to dangle things in front of fans on Reddit.

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Westworld Creator and Memoirs of a Geisha Screenwriter Support Potential Writers Guild Strike

With the Writers Guild of America on the cusp of another strike, many industry insiders are stepping up to show their support.

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Westworld at PaleyFest 2017: Laughter Abounds As Cast and Creatives Discuss the Show’s Complexities

"Westworld is going to be part of the solution, not part of the problem." - Thandie Newton

While the brilliant ladies and showrunners of Westworld were whisked off the red carpet almost as quickly as they had come, there was plenty of opportunity to hear what they had to say during PaleyFest's Westworld panel, which ended up being one of the most delightful and funny evenings I've had in a long time. Surprising, given the near-complete seriousness of the show itself.

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Lisa Joy Is the Heart and Soul of Westworld, But Jonathan Nolan Writes “a Really Good Sassy Rancher’s Daughter”

We already know that Westworld was inspired in large part by games like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and Bioshock: Infinite (and we also know that Maddy wasn't thrilled by the way that manifested on the show. At least, not in the beginning). However, Westworld is also, apparently, inspired by gummi bears.

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Westworld‘s Season 1 Finale, “The Bicameral Mind”: Meeting Wyatt, Finding the Center of the Maze, Ending the Game… and Starting Over

At last, it's time for the season one finale of Westworld, hosted by your dual reviewers with divergent opinions, Teresa and Maddy. Teresa's all like Dr. Ford, raising a glass to toast Dolores finding the center of the maze. And Maddy's like the Man In Black, responding, “What is this bullshit?” This is an hour-and-a-half long finale, so strap in. We've reached the end of the game! But perhaps, as Teddy says, it's only the beginning of a new chapter...

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Westworld Co-Showrunner Jonathan Nolan Answers Really Important Fan Question

HBO's Westworld is a show that is full of mysteries. One fan, however, decided to latch on to the mystery of Dolores' paintings. Because for real though, where do they go?

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Hey, Bostonians! Want To Attend an Advanced Screening of the Pilot For HBO’s Westworld?

HBO's upcoming robot-centric drama Westworld premieres this Sunday night, but there's also a special advanced screening taking place tomorrow night in Boston, MA. Wanna go? Here are the deets!

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OK, So This Is… Odd. Matthew McConaughey to Star in Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie?

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Odd but good! For me, 2012 was the year of "Wow, Matthew McConaughey is a really good actor. I did not see that coming." So I'm pleased to hear that he's being considered for the lead in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar, whereas a year ago I would have made this face.

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Christopher Nolan Is In Talks to Direct a Movie About Space Exploration, Time Travel. And It’s Not Even My Birthday!


Looks like Christopher Nolan might have another movie to be secretive at us about. According to The Hollywood Reporter he's in talks to produce and direct Interstellar, a sci-fi flick involving "time travel and alternate dimensions" in which "a group of explorers travel through a wormhole."

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New Dark Knight Rises Pictures…Rise And Christopher Nolan Talks Muffled Bane


Entertainment Weekly will be sporting Batman on their cover this week as well as a few more pictures from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Read on for the full cover reveal, more pictures and what Nolan had to say about that Bane speaking issue. 

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Jonathan Nolan Wants to Assure Us: His Brother Knows What He’s Doing With TDKR

I Guess I Can't Argue With That

So, how have you been feeling about the images you've seen coming from the set of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises? Underwhelmed? Confused? Infuriated? Well, Jonathan Nolan, co-writer of TDKR and its immediate predecessor as well as the brother of Christopher, would like you to know that while you might not be totally pleased with the production photos that have been leaked, you should really wait until the actual movie comes out. Remember how much you liked the other movies? Yeah, well, they probably didn't look that great before the bells and whistles were added either.

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Do You Believe A Man Can Fly? (I Mean, After Superman Returns Flopped)

It Came From Outer Space

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
-- The official synopsis of Man of Steel, Zach Snyder's Superman film, produced by Christopher Nolan, and written by David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan. Eeeeenteresting. Lets be honest, superhero movies based on a character of the big two are kind of mandatory viewing for me these days. Yeah, I'm looking at you Green Lantern, your Rifftrax better come out soon. But a Superman movie about the man more than the superhero? I'm interested in seeing whether Zach Snyder can pull that off. Time will tell, and your milage will undoubtedly vary. (via /Film.)

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