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Recommended Reading: Hollywood's love affair with Christopher Nolan

Billy Steele
11.01.14
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Why Hollywood Loves 'Interstellar' Director Christopher Nolan
by Ben Fritz,
The Wall Street Journal

Folks in Hollywood seem to trust director Christopher Nolan to crank out films that'll grab box office bucks. His latest effort, Interstellar, hits movie theaters next week, and it cost a whopping $165 million to make. According to The Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz, the last non-franchise film to shell out that much was Nolan's 2010 film Inception. The filmmaker seems to get whatever he needs to craft his movies, with the trust that he'll keep his streak of success going.

The Plan to Reinvent Call of Duty
by Matt Leone, Polygon

In case you haven't yet seen the trailers, this year's installment of Call of Duty looks to switch things up a bit by placing the narrative 50 years in the future, complete with high-tech war gadgets. Heck, it even has Kevin Spacey.

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Tinder, the Fast-Growing Dating App, Taps an Age-Old Truth
by Nick Bilton, The New York Times

We reported some of Tinder's user stats earlier this week, but those numbers are included in a much larger report detailing just how the app is making a big splash in the online dating game.

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The NBA Fan's Guide to Talking Trash During Pickup Basketball
by Shea Serrano, Grantland

Yeah, I know... this piece has virtually nothing to do with tech. However, it's loaded with awesome. Plus, you should really never call a foul. Not ever. There are some acceptable comments though, and this guide to the court at your local gym is quite good.

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Trent Reznor on Turning 50 'With Some Sense of Dread,' the Future of Nine Inch Nails and a Top-Secret Apple Project
by Joe Levy, Billboard

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor discusses Gone Girl, the future of the band and briefly hints at what he's up to with Apple. Reznor also offers some comments on the unique routes that both U2 and Beyoncé took in releasing their most recent albums.

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