Whatever else you say about Christopher Nolan, the man knows how to end a multipart comic book superhero epic. By “end,” I’m talking about the last 40 minutes or so of The Dark Knight Rises. Maestro Nolan and his team expertly orchestrate the soaring conclusion to bring this Batman trilogy to a wholly satisfying close. The rest of the movie, however, is a mess. To be sure, it is a [...]

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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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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