A friend the other day noted striking similarities in the endings of The Dark Knight Rises and Marvel’s The Avengers. I agreed with him but didn’t think much more about it – until, that is, I read a piece online today that talks about similarities not just between those two movies but also The Amazing Spider-Man. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on [...]

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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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I will see The Dark Knight Rises in less than three hours. I should be excited. Batman Begins, the first of Christopher Nolan’s trio of Batman films, was the best comic book movie ever, in my opinion. And I’ve counted Nolan as one of my favorite filmmakers ever since Memento. The truth, however, is that I’m sick of Batman already. I’m tired of the hype, the steady drumbeat of trailers, clips, [...]

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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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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 [...]

Since Christopher Nolan has become the object of such adoration and with anticipation of The Dark Knight Rises reaching near preposterous levels, the lightheartedness of this parody poster that I saw on Twitch brought a smile to my face. 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 [...]

Eyebrows went up over Christopher Nolan’s casting choices for The Dark Knight Rises. Why did he hire so many actors who appeared in his last film, Inception? And what should we read into the casting of actors the caliber of Marion Cotillard (an Oscar winner) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Surely, they appear in important roles? Nolan plays his cards close to the vest, which has given rise to rampant speculation about [...]

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