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.
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It was fairly obvious very early on that there would be no Joker in 'The Dark Knight Rises' and in the final version of the movie there isn't even a mention of the character in the film. So where is The Joker during the events of 'The Dark Knight Rises?' We may have an official answer.
'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?
Our official 'Dark Knight Rises' review has been posted but as we sometimes do, we gathered a group of experts for a second opinion on the film.
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.
Despite announcing they wouldn't release the weekend box office numbers for 'The Dark Knight Rises' out of respect for the victims of the Colorado shooting, Warner Bros. has released the weekend box office numbers for 'The Dark Knight Rises' today. And?
Is Bane a stand-in for Occupy Wall Street? Does Bruce Wayne fight for an oligarchical status quo? Is Gotham meant as an allegory for reign-of-terror France? Please, please Internet - you aren't trying hard enough. I come to you for insane 'Dark...