Despite the shooting rampage at a midnight showing in Colorado that left 12 people dead and 70 people wounded, The Dark Knight Rises earned an estimated $162 million over the weekend, putting the movie behind only Marvel’s The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 among highest openings ever (not adjusted for inflation). Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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