March 18, 2013
Batman, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Man of Steel, Superman, Superman Returns, The Dark Knight
Superman’s “Man of Steel” won’t be stuck in Batman’s shadow.
Here’s some great news for those of you all you were worried that “Man of Steel” was going to feature a brooding, depressing take on Superman a la the very successful Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan.
It would be hard to knock the strategy as Nolan’s Batman saga have been the lone comic book related bright spot for Warner Bros. who’ve seen other DC Comics films “Superman Returns” and “Green Lantern” fail to significantly connect with audiences. That provided Warner Bros. with enough incentive to have Nolan serve as a producer for “Man of Steel,” but fortunately the filmmakers understand that Superman and Batman need to be approached very differently on the big screen. More
March 4, 2013
Batman Begins, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Green Lantern, Man of Steel, Superman Returns, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, zack snyder
The big rumor going around right now is that Warner Bros. wants Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale to play an integral role in saving its struggling “Justice League” movie.
According to the Latino Review, Warner Bros. has tabbed Nolan to serve as the architect of the Justice League franchise (similar to Joss Whedon with Marvel’s Avengers stable) while “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder is the early frontrunner to direct the massive endeavor. More
February 25, 2013
gwyneth paltrow, Iron Man 3, Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, The Dark Knight, Tony Stark
It always benefits big franchises to have great supporting characters who audiences can expect to see in each new film of the series. It’s the main reason I don’t understand how Terrence Howard allowed himself to get removed from the “Iron Man” franchise.
Anyhow, in this latest character poster we see Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts holding a heavily-damaged Iron Man armor helmet. More
January 22, 2013
Batman, Christian Bale, The Dark Knight, Zach Guillot
I’d written before about how Christian Bale is pretty high on my cool celebrity list for going to the Aurora, Colorado hospital to visit some of the victims in the shooting tragedy and Bale is at it again.
This time he called Zach Guillot, an 8-year-old with leukemia and major Batman fan, to have a discussion about The Dark Knight. More
December 31, 2012
Box office roundup
Alice in Wonderland, Daniel Craig, James Bond, Marvel's The Avengers, Skyfall, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
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James Bond (Daniel Craig) encounters Silva (Javier Bardem).
The highest-grossing James Bond film of all time has become the 14th film to cross the $1 billion threshold as “Skyfall” reached $1,000.2 billion.
It will continue making a bit more progress on the all-time charts as it just slightly trails “The Dark Knight’s” $1,004.6 billion total and may have enough steam left to catch #12 and #11 on the all-time list. The #12 spot is currently held by “Alice and Wonderland,” which has a total of $1,024.3 billion and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” is #11 with a $1.027 billion total.
I’m not sure if “Skyfall” has enough momentum to reach the Top 10 all-time list as “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is #10 with $1,043.9 billion, but if it did, “Skyfall” would join fellow 2012 releases “Marvel’s the Avengers” (#3 with $1,511.8 billion) and “The Dark Knight Rises” (#7 with $1,081 billion) to reach that plateau.
December 29, 2012
Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Daniel Day Lewis, Denzel Washington, Flight, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Katniss Everdeen, Les Misérables, Lincoln, Looper, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Marvel's The Avengers, Moonrise Kingdom, The Dark Knight, The Hunger Games
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My promise to you. This isn’t going to be a list filled with movies you’ve never heard of until reading the lists of likely Oscar contenders. There’s plenty of those Top 10 lists out there. My list is made up of the films that made suffering through crap like “Cloud Atlas” and “Red Dawn” worth the privilege of reviewing movies every week.
*Honorable Mentions: “Rise of the Guardians,” “Think Like a Man,” “The Grey” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.” If I had a Top 15 these would have been on there easily.
August 29, 2012
Action/Adventure, Comic Book
All-time Top 10, Batman, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Star Wars, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
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Bane (Tom Hardy) prepares to clash with Batman (Christian Bale).
The combination of Batman, Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale does it again and add their second “Dark Knight” tale to the Top 10 all-time list. This marks the first franchise to have a film with the same star and director in the Top 10. “Star Wars” and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” marks the only other franchise in the Top 10, but George Lucas is the only holdover from those films. More
August 3, 2012
Captain America, Hot Toys, Hulk, Joker, Loki, Marvel's The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight
Last weekend was The Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong show. Being a Hong Kong based company, it only made sense for Hot Toys to be one of the major vendors on hand showcasing their newest collectible figures.
Since I’m not the jet-setter to go off to Hong Kong just yet, I’ve been eagerly awaiting Hot Toys putting up their pics from the show, which they did and now I’m able to share with all of you. More
August 1, 2012
Box office roundup
Marvel's The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Transformers
Ron Phillips/Warner Bros. Pictures
CHRISTIAN BALE as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
“The Dark Knight Rises” cracked the $300 million mark Tuesday in its 12th day of release to earn $304 million. In just about any other summer that would be major news, but “Marvel’s The Avengers” reached $389 million in the same span and was rapidly closing in on $400 million. “TDKR” is also trailing behind “The Dark Knight,” which was at $333 million in the same time frame. At least in “TDK’s” case it also had to contend with a highly-viewed 2008 Summer Olympics and Michael Phelps’ record-setting quest. More