Review: Dark Knight Rises

Director: Christopher Nolan Screenplay: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph-Gordon Levitt Runtime: 164 min. MPAA: PG-13 “Theatricality and deception can be powerful agents.” With those words of wisdom began not only the journey of the Batman, but Christopher Nolan’s remarkably meticulous and...

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MorePop: Batman – The Night of the Owls

“Beware the court of owls, that watches all the time, Ruling Gotham from a shadow perch, behind granite and lime. They watch you at your hearth, they watch you in your bed, Speak not a whispered word of them or they’ll send the talon for your head.”   When I initially wrote my first impressions of DC’s New 52 for this column, there...

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Countdown to The Dark Knight Rises: Rank ‘em [Christopher Nolan]

  Everyone involved with the third row got together this week and looked back at Christopher Nolan’s career to coincide with the release of likely the biggest movie of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises. Throughout the week, we’ve had (and will have) some pretty in-depth and thoughtful pieces surrounding Nolan’s films and Batman in particular....

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Countdown to The Dark Knight Rises: Retro Cinecast (Ranking Christopher Nolan)

                                   Since we’re all in Batman mode this week, I thought it might be fun to dig up an old discussion we had on the Cinecast a couple of years ago after Inception had just...

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Countdown to The Dark Knight Rises: The Many Faces of Batman

When Bob Kane and Bill Finger created the character of “The Batman” in 1939 to capitalize on the success of DC’s foray into superheroes with Superman, they probably had no idea they were creating one of the most enduring characters of the 20th century, not just in comic books, but in popular culture at large. At first a character modeled on...

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Music in Film: Batman Special

As part of our Countdown to The Dark Knight Rises series I was going to simply sing my praises of the Danny Elfman Batman score, which I find to be one of cinema’s most memorable and downright awesome blockbuster soundtracks ever created, but when I thought back to the music in the various cinematic incarnations of the character I realised that most of...

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