Since the box office numbers from last week were not formally released until after the weekend passed, we need to play a quick game of catch-up with 'The Dark Knight Rises.' The third and final of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies opened to $160 million, a number that is staggering, but not record breaking. Did it even stand a chance of breaking the $200 million mark and challenging 'The Avengers' for highest opening weekend of all time? Did the tragic events in Aurora, Colorado have an adverse effect on the opening gross? To that second question: yes. To that first question: no.
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For casual fans of Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy, the thought of picking up a random Batman comic and getting into the entire 70-plus-year mythos can be a little intimidating. But if you us
I'm lucky. I'm lucky I get to write this, and I'm lucky you chose to read it. You like movies, and these have been a rough couple days for anyone who likes movies, because it's been a rough couple days for everyone. Last week, I filed a column about how 'The Dark Knight Rises,' with its big action and urban politics, wouldn't make a bad double bill with 'The Battle of Algiers.' And waking up Friday to the news, I didn't much care about that article or any article about Batman. I doubt you did either.
'The Dark Knight Rises' heralds the end of the summer film season as we leave the big blockbusters behind and look forward to the serious awards contenders of the fall and winter. But is Christopher Nolan's conclusion to the trilogy worthy of an Oscar, or are we taking our wishful thinking a little too seriously?
As victims of last weekend's horrible shooting tragedy in Aurora, Co. try and recover from their terrifying experience, one actor has taken it upon himself to visit those currently receiving care at a local Denver hospital. Christian Bale flew out to Denver to visit those affected by the shocking shooting that occurred just a few days ago.
The last several years have blessed us with plenty of superhero films, ranging from Marvel flicks like 'Iron Man' and 'Captain America' -- which led us to the ultimate superhero ensemble flick this summer with 'The Avengers' -- to the final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, 'The Dark Knight Rises.' But men are the focus of each and every one of these superhero films -- when do the female superheroes get their time?
Director Christopher Nolan is done with the 'Dark Knight' franchise - this he has said many times. And while it might seem hard for fans to believe that he is really done, Nolan wrote a goodbye letter in the foreward to the upcoming book 'The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy' that should serve as his definitive last word on Batman.
Everyone has heard about the tragedy that struck moviegoers last weekend when a crazed maniac unloaded his weapons onto innocent civilians watching a midnight showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' killing 12 and injuring 58 others. Now Warner bros. hopes to help ease the pain and suffering by donating to those affected by the tragedy.