THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
 
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02/24/12 1:05 PM

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02/24/12 3:35 PM

HurtNoMore posted:
I'll clarify my position. She is "bad looking" for being bad looking. Of course this is all relative, but she needs to be compared to her peers. In this case that's Phifer, Newmar, and Berry. She's not even in their league.

Wait, you're really going to compare her to Halle Berry's Catwoman? Have you SEEN her in that movie? That's pretty much her at her most unsexy (which is surprising since they apparently tried to outdo Michelle Pfeiffer in that department).

I'm sorry, but the only thing I'm basing this Catwoman on is the comics, and based on what I've read and seen, she's a lot farther ahead in that department than the others.

 

02/29/12 5:24 PM

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03/01/12 6:37 PM

Thats one long torso.

 

03/01/12 8:19 PM

nah, she's got the legs to match.

 

03/02/12 1:41 PM

http://i.imgur.com/conyu.jpg

COME AT ME, BRO!

 

03/02/12 2:59 PM

It's not her body, it's her face.

http://theinternetbachelorette.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/cruella-de-vil-in-one-hundred-and-one-dalmations1.jpg

 

03/03/12 7:01 AM

LobotomyBaby posted:
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m06endFt8N1qa1iiqo1_500.jpg

Yep.

HurtNoMore posted:
It's not her body, it's her face.

http://theinternetbachelorette.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/cruella-de-vil-in-one-hundred-and-one-dalmations1.jpg

Nope.

Sorry, but I'm not seeing the same ugly, not sexy in the slightest woman that you're seeing.

 

03/03/12 7:57 AM

LobotomyBaby posted:
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m06endFt8N1qa1iiqo1_500.jpg

Reminds me of a cross between a 1930s-1940's era femme fatale and a 1960s Bond Girl. This picture is far more promising than the one of her one the bike. And anyone who thinks that she isn't attractive in this picture needs to have their eyes examined.

 

04/30/12 12:55 PM

this is happening right now.

http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/dark-knight-rises-viral-batman-wanted-poster.jpg

"At the official website for the movie, [www.thedarkknightrises.com] a manhunt is currently ongoing for the masked vigilante known as Batman as he is being blamed for the deaths of several police officers and District Attorney Harvey Dent.

Within a case file, a list of locations will lead fans to some sort of graffiti. Submit photographic evidence of graffiti related to any movement in support of the vigilante's return. Make sure that location services or store location is on in your camera settings. Report any and all information pertaining to the investigation to the designated contact (#tdkr07202012 or tdkr07202012@gothampolicedepartment.com)"

Evidence is collected and displayed at
[tdkr07202012.com]

Source: [www.firstshowing.net] and [collider.com]

UPDATE: that took less time than expected. all frames have been collected and the new trailer is out now!

you can view it at [tdkr07202012.com] or on [youtu.be] smiling bouncing smiley



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05/01/12 3:14 PM

New trailer.
[www.youtube.com]


Okay. This movie might turn out to be the most interesting one in the trilogy, although Bane sounds like he's competing with Batman for most annoying voice. EDIT: And judging by the comments, it sounds like people are divided as fuck over it.

EDIT 2: I completely didn't see Romeo's edit until now.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/01/2012 03:39PM by patrick_nicholas.

 

06/25/12 3:57 PM

another new trailer is out: [youtu.be]
i had a geekgasm from 0:52 to 1:09 smiling smiley

also some interesting viral stuff happening.

read the official release for the passing of The Dent Act by the Mayor of Gotham.
(source IGN)

http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/dark-knight-rises-viral-gotham-observer-slice.jpg
Read a few pages of The Gotham Observer via Collider


http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2012/06/fire01.jpg
play a a real-time strategy game set in Gotham City at [thefirerises.com]

 

06/25/12 7:16 PM

getting pretty damn excited for this. the tumbler and the batpod is on a little tour across america. we got to see it yesterday, people from d.c comics were there as well.

pretty damn cool.

just gotta hold on another month.

 

07/16/12 3:10 PM

the dark knight rises, receives 5 out of 5 stars from empire magazine

Review

As The Dark Knight Rises, so has anticipation. In 2005, when Christopher Nolan rebooted and resulted Batman, the cinematic reputation of the Caped Crusader was at a pitiful low after the gaudy debacle of The Film That Shall Not Be Named. Now, a short seven years later, Nolan could deliver the print of his trilogy topper in a chariot drawn by flame-breathing unicorns with diamond eyes and some people would still shrug and say, “Meh. It’s not as impressive as The Dark Knight.” In this — as within Rises itself — he could be said to be the victim of his own success. He raised the bar so high, no-one could be expected to clear it. Still, whether you believe this betters Begins or eclipses Knight, it is certainly a satisfying conclusion to what is now — we’re calling it — the best superhero series of all time.

Not that Nolan ever really wanted his Batman to be ‘super’ — instead, he posed what proved to be a compelling question: what if this were real? Sure, it’s hardly Ken Loach’s Batman (though we’d pay to see that: about a Hackney bat-wrangler with anger issues), but Nolan bends more rules of physics than he breaks, with his heart focused on the heart of Bruce Wayne: a child traumatised by the murder of his parents and raised with a rage he cannot quench. Rises asks other probing questions: Can you redeem without sacrifice? Can revenge bring peace? What the bloody hell is Tom Hardy saying?

Actually, the preview footage palaver about Bane’s babble is largely irrelevant: he may sound like Sir Ian McKellen gargling meths in a wind tunnel, but the verbal clarity of the masked, muscled monster is never as important as his brute bulk (though he does have some memorable vocal barbs). Hardy looks like he could have played the Hulk — with a CG Bruce Banner — and is more than convincing as the man who could break the Bat. For the first time, perhaps ever, you really worry for Batman, with his armoured suit unable to disguise a relative physical frailty, his body worn down by years of putting it in the literal line of fire for the citizens of Gotham.

Bane is not fuelled simply by whatever pumps through his mask, either, as Alfred (Michael Caine) observes: “I see the power of belief.” The Wayne family butler has acted as his master’s conscience throughout the films and he’s at it again here, challenging the bruised billionaire about what he could achieve if he sought social justice instead of rough. Indeed, there’s a sense that Wayne has regressed back to the boy of Begins, his journey out of the grief of his orphaning reset by the death of his childhood love.

As Gotham prospers in the wake of the criminal crackdown brought about by the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent — and his mythologising by Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) — Wayne feels he can stay hidden in his mansion, a truculent Beast resisting being transformed by Marion Cotillard Beauty. Where his parents were active, engaged philanthropists, giving life to the city, Wayne nurses only his own grief. He walks with a stick as symbolic of his psychological frailty as his physical degeneration. Here, the film could be said to be going over old ground, but Wayne’s mental fissure has been mined in the comics for 73 years and it’s testament to Christian Bale’s stalwart, admirably unshowy but soulful performance that we once again feel for a man born to privilege but eternally trapped in a personal prison.

This is aided by a valedictory feel to the first act, with everything freighted with the knowledge of its finality and a sense that this will not end well. Caine is all heart in a beautiful recollection about his hopes for his surrogate son, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt — who looks supremely dashing despite a somewhat glamour-free role as a rozzer — also has a sorrow-fuelled speech, but with a more positive sense of belief to counter Bane’s destructive faith.

Then, when Batman finally returns, you relish the gleeful comment of a copper to a younger colleague: “Boy, you are in for a show tonight, son.” That you are, even if the film doesn't, until the very end, match the emotional tenor of its blistering beginning. That 45 minutes or so can be called the ‘beginning’ gives a clue that Batman not only rises but lengthens. This is a long film that feels weighed down somewhat in its middle section, struggling to carry the weight of exposition. The desire for scale and belief-beggaring action also means that, curiously, what would be other movies’ budget-blitzing conclusions are reduced, in a way, to the level of mild incident. There is more plot here than there is story and as impressive as certain scenes are — the sporting spectacle seen in the trailer, for example — they can feel a little like a very expensive treadmill when you’re waiting for the emotions to really run.

As ever, Nolan’s Batman is at its best in the more intimate moments — whether it’s a man finally realising a hero’s identity, or the scene- (and jewellery-) stealing introduction of a new character. As slinky burglar Selina Kyle, Anne Hathaway is superb: physically dangerous, emotionally intriguing and sexy without milking it. (It’s a very different take from the Catwoman portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer, but no less enjoyable.) As ambiguous as Kyle is, her journey shares with Wayne’s a sense of struggling for a fresh start, for a clean slate, ultimately for redemption.

Many of the best characters in the Batman universe offer a mirror to the man himself, whether walking that razor-wire between justice and revenge, or being trapped by the traumas of the past.

Dedicated fans of the comic books are unlikely to feel surprised by many story twists here, but that’s no surprise in itself given the DC icon’s extensive history. Another story strand feels a little familiar and may unconsciously reflect the director’s love of Bond (please, God, let him and Bale one day deliver 007), but it’s ideas, not schematics, that you will be mulling over afterwards. What’s impressive is how Nolan, his fellow story wrangler David S. Goyer and co-screenwriter Jonathan Nolan have found a way to bring their Bat-cycle full circle without coasting — instead touching on our world within a comic-book context.

Where Avengers demolished New York with a glee unrivalled outside of a terrorist training camp, Rises takes turning Gotham into Gomorrah very seriously indeed. Nolan’s has been the Batman of the War On Terror and the credit crunch, made in an age where belief-driven crazies threatened world security (Osama bin Laden, George Bush) and men with nothing more than computers and a sense of entitlement destroyed arguably as many lives as thugs with guns. Rises plants seeds of sedition, questions the position of the financial @#$%& and presents the plight of the 99 per cent. Even as the jeopardy ratchets and our position — as surrogate citizens, the people Batman has sworn to protect — is dire, Rises doesn't forget to have some fun, with a pyrotechnical act that brings to mind Fight Club’s Project Mayhem. It’s this balance between sobriety and sensation that is Nolan’s most significant achievement throughout these films. Batman can easily play as either glum or camp — it takes a special talent to not just recognise his inherent absurdity and his inspirational power but also embrace them both: a talent with a taste for the theatrical.

Verdict
With spectacle in abundance and sexiness in (supporting) parts, this is superhero filmmaking on an unprecedented scale. Rises may lack the surprise of Begins or the anarchy of Knight, but it makes up for that in pure emotion. A fitting epitaph for the hero Gotham deserves.



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07/16/12 5:42 PM

Sounds great, I'm excited.

 

07/18/12 9:06 AM

Got my late thursday night premiere tickets at IMAX 42nd st. I AM READY!!!

 

07/18/12 9:52 AM

[rogerebert.suntimes.com]

The Dark Knight Rises
Behold! Batman is risen

Release Date: 2012

Ebert Rating: 3 stars (of four)

By Roger Ebert Jul 17, 2012

"The Dark Knight Rises" leaves the fanciful early days of the superhero genre far behind, and moves into a doom-shrouded, apocalyptic future that seems uncomfortably close to today's headlines. As urban terrorism and class warfare envelop Gotham and its infrastructure is ripped apart, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) emerges reluctantly from years of seclusion in Wayne Manor and faces a soulless villain as powerful as he is. The film begins slowly with a murky plot and too many new characters, but builds to a sensational climax.

The result, in Christopher Nolan's conclusion to his Batman trilogy, is an ambitious superhero movie with two surprises: It isn't very much fun, and it doesn't have very much Batman. I'm thinking of the over-the-top action sequences of the earlier films that had a subcurrent of humor, and the exhilarating performance of Heath Ledger as the Joker. This movie is all serious drama, with a villain named Bane whose Hannibal Lecterish face-muzzle robs him of personality. And although we see a good deal of Bruce Wayne, his alter-ego Batman makes only a few brief appearances before the all-out climax.

Bane, played by Tom Hardy in a performance evoking a homicidal pro wrestler, is a mystery because it's hard to say what motivates him. He releases thousands of Gotham's criminals in a scenario resembling the storming of the Bastille. As they face off against most of the city police force in street warfare, Bane's goal seems to be the overthrow of the ruling classes. But this would prove little if his other plan (the nuclear annihilation of the city) succeeds.

Bane stages two other sensational set pieces, involving destroying the Stock Exchange and blowing up a football stadium, that seemed aimed at our society's twin gods of money and pro sports. No attempt is made to account for Bane's funding and resources, and when it finally comes down to Bane and Batman going mano-a-mano during a street fight, it involves an anticlimactic fist-fight. He blows up the city's bridges and to top that lands a right hook on Batman's jaw?

Bane is the least charismatic of the Batman villains, but comes close to matching Bruce Wayne and Batman in screen time. The film also supplies a heroic young cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), two potential romantic partners for Wayne, and lots of screen time for series regulars Alfred the Butler (Michael Caine, remarkably effective in several trenchant scenes), Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) and the genius inventor Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman).

One of the women is the always enigmatic Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), and the other is Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard), a millionaire who may be able to rescue Wayne Enterprises after Bane's stock market mischief wipes out Wayne financially. Catwoman is a freelance burglar who's always looking out for number one, and Miranda is a do-gooder environmentalist; both are drawn irresistibly to Bruce, who is not only still a bachelor but has spent the last eight years as a hermit, walled up in Wayne Manor with the loyal Alfred.

All of these characters and their activities produce stretches in the first half of the film during which, frankly, I was not entirely sure who was doing what and with which and to whom. The movie settles in for its sensational second half, however, although not everybody will be able to precisely explain the deep stone well where Bane prisons Bruce Wayne. The circular walls of this well represent a deadly climbing wall by which anyone can try to reach freedom, but few succeed. The actual location is in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, and we get a glimpse of some zigzagging stairs that are unforgettably shown in "Baraka." Turns out Bane was held there as a child.

This is a dark and heavy film; it tests the weight a superhero movie can bear. That Nolan is able to combine civil anarchy, mass destruction and a Batcycle with exercise-ball tires is remarkable. That he does it without using 3D is admirable. That much of it was shot in the 70mm IMAX format allows it to make that giant screen its own. That it concludes the trilogy is inevitable; how much deeper can Nolan dig? It lacks the near-perfection of "The Dark Knight" (2008), it needs more clarity and a better villain, but it's an honorable finale.

Cast & Credits

Bruce Wayne Christian Bale
Selina Anne Hathaway
Bane Tom Hardy
Miranda Marion Cotillard
Blake Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Alfred Michael Caine
Commissioner Gordon Gary Oldman
Lucius Fox Morgan Freeman

Warner Bros. presents a film directed by Christopher Nolan. Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane. Running time: 164 minutes. MPAA rating: PG 13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language).

 

07/18/12 9:56 AM

Rotten Tomatoes suspends comments on 'Dark Knight'

[hosted.ap.org]

By DERRIK J. LANG
AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The aggregating Web site RottenTomatoes.com suspended user comments on movie reviews of "The Dark Knight Rises" after commenters reacted harshly to negative reviews of the film and made profane and threatening remarks about the critics who wrote them.

Matt Atchity, the site's editor-in-chief, said Tuesday it was the first time RottenTomatoes.com has suspended user comments, adding postings about "Dark Knight" reviews would likely be restored by the end of the week. The final film in director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy opens Friday.

"The job of policing the comments became more than my staff could handle for that film, so we stopped the comments altogether," said Atchity. "It just got to be too much hate based on reactions to reviews of movies that people hadn't even seen."

Atchity said the site is considering a move to a Facebook commenting system, which might cut down on the glut of anonymous posts. Other film review aggregating sites, such as MetaCritic.com and MovieReviewIntelligence.com, either don't allow user comments or don't permit comments to be posted before a film opens.

"There are a lot of options on the table," said Atchity, who is worried about a similar backlash when director Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is released later this year. "We may do away with comments completely or get to a place where comments are only activated after a movie opens."

While "The Dark Knight Rises" is currently experiencing a glowing 84 percent "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com, the film has been deemed "rotten" by a few critics, including Marshall Fine of Hollywood & Fine, Christy Lemire of The Associated Press and Nick Pinkerton of the Village Voice. Fine lambasted "Dark Knight Rises" for being "nonsensical," and Lemire called it a "letdown."

"As a movie writer and critic, Christy gives her opinion and we expect people will agree with some of her reviews and disagree with others," said Lou Ferrara, the AP managing editor who oversees entertainment. "It's unfortunate when the conversation turns ugly."

RottenTomatoes.com is owned by social movie site Flixster.com, a Warner Bros. company.

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07/18/12 12:57 PM

Sounds like Ebert gave it a 3 stars just to avoid a flaming. The review reads as if he didn't like it at all.

I agree with him in one respect: the new batman movies take themselves way too seriously, and somehow that makes them seem even more absurd then their more stylized predecessors.



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07/18/12 1:27 PM

i am so freaking excited.

 

07/18/12 5:56 PM

HurtNoMore posted:
Sounds like Ebert gave it a 3 stars just to avoid a flaming. The review reads as if he didn't like it at all.

I agree with him in one respect: the new batman movies take themselves way too seriously, and somehow that makes them seem even more absurd then their more stylized predecessors.

I haven't seen the new film, but of all of the other films, in either franchise, I liked Batman Returns the best. It was dark, gloomy and nightmarish, yet it was self-aware that it was absurd and fantastic and it had a plot that made sense with a strong cast. Of the 1989-2007 films, it was the only one that was any good, IMHO.

I liked the first two Nolan films and will probably check out TDKR tomorrow.



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07/18/12 8:31 PM

Has anyone else read this? Salon.com article "Batman Hates the 99%"

 

07/22/12 5:36 AM

Saw it last night. I think that 3 out of 4, or 3.5 out of 5 stars is about right. I enjoyed it, but I thought that it was a letdown from TDK. Bane was menacing, but his character, and the movie overall, seemed a little flat. Anne Hathaway was good, but she could have used more screen time and had a bigger role. She wasn't actually one of the film's antagonists, but more of a side-kick. The real problem for me was that it was way too long. It could have had the same epic feel, at two-hours, but it seemed to go on forever and the pacing seemed sluggish at times. Still, the finale was a big pay-off and Bale, Oldman and Cain, as always, were great.

 

07/24/12 1:41 PM

Rubeninphoenix posted:
Has anyone else read this? Salon.com article "Batman Hates the 99%"

What a stupid article...............

 

07/24/12 4:32 PM

I went and saw this during the weekend. I liked it, but I still think I liked that Avengers better. That's probably due to bias, as I'm more of a Marvel girl than a DC one. But the storyline, while it was pretty good, it was also pretty predictable. I knew who everyone was, I knew what was going to happen, but I still enjoyed watching it play out. I think Anne Hathaway did a good job as catwoman, though I was disappointed in her costume. Also, she had no whip. I liked the whip!!!! Awesome movie though, definitely worth seeing again.

 

07/26/12 9:58 PM

I just got back from seeing it. Did anyone else catch that "eight inch nails" thing? I know it's not a reference, but it was still a pretty cool coincidence.

 

08/25/12 5:58 PM

I dug it. I like how the last 2 movies were really good ensamble films. 4/5 - 1 for not enough Batman busting skulls.

 

08/25/12 7:14 PM

KMOS92 posted:
I just got back from seeing it. Did anyone else catch that "eight inch nails" thing? I know it's not a reference, but it was still a pretty cool coincidence.

Caught it. Someone had to know the reference, considering Hans Zimmer lost the Oscar to Trent/Atticus for Nolan's Inception...

I liked the whole thing, I felt it was not a letdown at all. The pacing was just fine, and it had enough tension in it. Could have had more of Batman beating the crap out of nuggets, but the Bane fights were pretty good.

Bane exceeded expectations. I was expecting something more comic-bookish, but this gave him the full Hollywood treatment and kept the level of chaos on par with the escalation necessary after the Joker showed up.

 

08/29/12 12:09 PM

I saw this film at the cinema, the first day that it was released. As usual the cinema was packed with people dying to see this film. The only annoying thing about going to see a very popular film at the cinema, is that you get stuck sitting next to some idiot that won't stop talking!! Grrr That is the single most annoying thing people do at the cinema, I love going to the cinema by myself, and seeing a film in peace,. but it really annoys me if people are messing about with their phone or constantly talking. Or if I go and see a decent horror film, other people are wimps and are terrified, when I don't find it scary, but it's funny that other people are scared.

Anyway back to my point, I love this film, but it is a very long film. I also had difficculty undrstanding what the hell Tom Hardy was saying whenever he was on screen portraying Bane. I don't really think Band and Catwoman were portrayed acurately, so I feel a little be cheated as a die-hard Batman fan.

 

10/04/12 6:49 AM

It was a brilliant film, an Epic conclusion to a great Trilogy.
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