By our count: 80.
That's according to a supercut that just popped up over on Funny or Die (via The Playlist) brings together every question Ellen Page's Ariadne asks over the course of the dream jumping epic.
We get that Page is our stand-in in a movie that has a lot of concepts to explain for any of the story to make sense, but when you hear every one of her inquiries one after the other, you begin to see jump how complicated the story of "Inception" actually is.
The funny thing is that even all of these years later, after we've heard Ariadne ask all of these questions, people are still combing "Inception" for answers.
Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is a stunning achievement of the modern blockbuster era. It began mostly as a favor to Nolan from Warner Bros. to keep him happy enough to stick around for a third Batman movie, but what the director did with that one round of backscratching is create the kind of film we may not see for a long time.
"Inception" is an action movie, but it's one based on an idea, which is, — you probably know — is the most resilient parasite. But Nolan's idea for "Inception" wasn't a high-concept, poster-ready elevator pitch. To try to tell someone what "Inception" is about neither does justice to the plot nor really let that person know what "Inception" is about.
Kurt Loder compiled over 200 of his favorite movie reviews in his new book "The Good, the Bad and the Godawful," but that doesn't mean that he still necessarily stands by them.
The former MTV.com movie reviewer recently sat down for a chat to promote the book, currently in stores. Though he didn't change his opinions in the reviews since he wrote them, Loder did admit that his personal opinions of some of the biggest films of the past decade have changed with time. Let's just say he might regret a thing or two he said about "The Dark Knight" when it was first released.
"I've definitely changed my mind about 'The Dark Knight,' which I was not really impressed with and now I think is one of the great movies. Just a great, great movie," he said.
by Matt Goodhue
With the MTV Movie Awards wrapped up and the winners basking in the glory of their golden popcorn, we couldn't help but wonder about all the talented actors, filmmakers, and musicians who shared success in this year of movies — even if they didn't score at the big show last night.
Looking at past Movie Awards and the category changes that have emerged, it's interesting to wonder who might have left the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles last night with an award to their name. What if Best On-Screen Duo still existed, for example? Would that have been an instant victory for Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis? That's the question we're tackling after the jump as we get into full-on daydreaming mode about the Movie Awards categories of yesteryear and the stars of 2011.
Best On-Screen Duo (1992-2006)
Mila and Natalie showed some real intense chemistry on screen in "Black Swan." While the on-going competition and jealously between the two dancers may make them seem like candidates for worst enemies, how can anyone forget their awesome hook up scene after a night of crazy drugs, dancing, and booze? They might've lost Best Kiss, but they'd definitely get our vote for best duo!
Everybody gets scared sometimes. But not everybody gets scared as s*** and lives to tell the tale. In the case of many of these MTV Movie Awards nominees, however, they'll not only live, but they'll achieve MTV immortality by walking away from this year's show with the Best Scared As S**t Performance award!
Who gave us the most fearful performance of the year, though? It's a tough question to answer, but the choice is yours, as always. Read on for a full list of the Best Scared As S**t Performance nominees, then cast your vote for the winner today!
Ellen Page, "Inception"
It's one thing to make a whole new world with only your mind. It's another thing to survive that world. In "Inception," Ellen Page learned the hard way that sometimes dreams can turn into nightmares — and nightmares can turn into reality.
You don't have to look far to find some serious badasses at the movies this year, but in the end, there's only room for five of these fearsome foes to compete for the Biggest Badass Star at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards — and, of course, only one of them can walk away as the winner.
But who's going to take the prize? Will it be one of the more familiar comic book heroes? The dreamy dream thief? The secret teenage alien? The newest karate kid? Read on for a primer on all of these badass nominees, then cast your vote for Biggest Badass Star today!
Robert Downey Jr., "Iron Man 2"
Tony Stark is pretty much the epitome of badassery: he's a hard-drinking billionaire beloved by women everywhere, and he gets to enjoy his perpetual partying lifestyle while kicking bad guy butt inside the comfort of his technologically superior Iron Man armor. Doesn't get much more badass than that.
The 2011 MTV Movie Awards are just days away, but before you cast your vote for Best Movie, how about looking at each nominee through a slightly different lens?
MTV News has teamed up with Starbucks Frappucino ® for the MTV Movie Awards Meme Mash-Ups, where we'll be spoofing each of this year's Best Movie nominees by way of the internet's most beloved and most notorious viral clips, from Talking Twin Babies to David After the Dentist.
We revealed the first three Meme Mash-Ups already -- "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" retold through the lens of Talking Twin Babies, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" as interpreted by Charlie Sheen and "Black Swan" from the point of view of someone who really, really likes Friday -- and now it's time to hide ya kids and hide ya wife for today's winner, our "Inception" spoof!
Check back tomorrow for the final MTV Movie Awards Meme Mash-Up!
It's not always easy getting the audience's jaws to drop over the course of a movie, but some of this year's outings really kicked things up a notch or twelve. Really, cutting off one's own arm in order to survive? Completely rearranging reality with just the simplest of thoughts? Flying through the air in a porta-potty filled with you-know-what?
Yeah, it's been a weird year for Jaw Dropping Moments, and we're putting the incredibly difficult task to you, the 2011 MTV Movie Awards voters: which moment was the best? Read on for all of the contenders, then make sure to place your vote for Best Jaw Dropping Moment today!
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
If you thought that Nina Sayers was extreme during her steamy kiss with dancing colleague Lilly, you have no idea how intense she can get: and it all starts with one seemingly innocent hangnail.
It's been a big year for blockbuster romance, but in an ocean of powerful kisses, only one is mighty enough to walk away from the 2011 MTV Movie Awards with the coveted golden popcorn for the Best Kiss category.
You can cast your vote for Best Kiss right now, but before you do, how about puckering up and refreshing yourself on some of the contenders? Keep reading for our rundown of this year's Best Kiss nominees!
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, "Black Swan"
At the height of Nina Sayers' trip towards a psychotic break, the up-and-coming and overly pressured dancer embarks on a drugged up night of passion with her colleague and rival Lilly — a memorable, if somewhat disturbing, first kiss.