In my review of The Dark Knight Rises last week, I referred to a certain character’s recovery from a certain debilitating injury as either “miraculous” or “absurd.” That was my polite way of saying Christopher Nolan had dragged Batman so deep into nutty fantasy land that no amount of mood lighting and pretentious talk of serious, topical issues could save it. I was interested to see that a website has [...]

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Warner Bros. recently released new movie stills and photographs for The Dark Knight Rises, including shots of Christopher Nolan adding his handprints to the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame near Grauman’s Chinese Theater. It occurred to us that, except for using a photo here and there with posts, we never shared with you the previous trove of Dark Knight Rises images. We’ll start making up for that now with a [...]

Remember when movies used to be fun? Now they require homework. The Hollywood Reporter published a story this morning that it subtitled “How to Prepare for the Batman Saga’s End.” It presents a list of six things a moviegoer must do in order to get ready to view The Dark Knight Rises this weekend. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share [...]

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It isn’t quite a Dark Knight Rises reunion – okay, it isn’t even close – but an upcoming crime drama reunites Tom Hardy (Bane) and Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon) from the Batman movie. Both actors star in Lawless, along with Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain. John Hillcoat’s fact-based Prohibition-era drama opens August 29. I’ve posted the trailer and a poster gallery on the next page. Share: [...]

Tell the truth: After all the hype and build-up, the speculation about how the trilogy will end, whether Batman will die, whether Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Robin and whether Marion Cotillard plays the daughter of Liam Neeson’s Ra’s al Ghul and all the rest, are you maybe getting a tad tired of The Dark Knight Rises before it even opens? Each new trailer and poster, every TV spot and every star [...]

The new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises emphasizes mayhem and the fearsome malevolence of Bane (Tom Hardy), the oddly masked villain who proclaims himself “Gotham’s reckoning.” See it after the jump. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a [...]

Bane, famously, is the character who broke Batman’s back in the comic books. This has led to all sorts of speculation about what will happen in the upcoming Dark Knight Rises. Will Batman die? Retire? Will Bane crack the Caped Crusader’s back? Further fueling the speculation: Christopher Nolan has made it clear from the beginning that his third Batman movie as director/co-writer – the upcoming Dark Knight Rises – would [...]

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