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A Festive Week in Spandex - The Dark Knight Rises trailer talk, Joss Whedon on The Avengers... in 3D, David Fincher’s Spider-Man and more…

28 December 2011 4:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of the big news stories from the world of movie superheroes…

Warner Bros. gave Batman fans an early Christmas present this past Monday with the online release of the second theatrical trailer for The Dark Knight Rises and – with anticipation for Christopher Nolan’s Gotham swansong reaching fever pitch - it quickly went on to shatter the iTunes record previously held by Marvel’s The Avengers as it amassed a whopping 12.5m views in just 24 hours. The trailer delivered on pretty much every level, giving us a tantalising glimpse at what appears to be some epic action sequences, along with a look at the majority of the cast in action, including Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon), Michael Caine (Alfred), Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake), along with a Batman Returns-style introduction to Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle. »

- flickeringmyth

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David Fincher’s otherwise pointless and neutered The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake – Rooney Mara

23 December 2011 8:52 AM, PST | | See recent news »

By Scott Mendelson The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo feels like a James Patterson novel drained of all color and pulpiness while given a somber air of alleged gravity and importance. That is not entirely an insult, as I enjoy trashy crime fiction and the kind of thrillers Paramount used to put out with regularity in the late 1990s. So if I tell you that this film plays like a drawn-out, overly pretentious, and ice-cold extended episode of Criminal Minds, that’s not quite the insult you might make it out to be. I rather enjoy Criminal Minds and its James Patterson meets Justice League construction. But how I wish that this film, which is arguably less suspenseful and (by virtue of its toned down violence) less sensational then the Swedish original, embraced its pulpy roots just a bit more. Come what may, if I may paraphrase Ty Burr, »

- Scott Mendelson

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Yes, No, Maybe So: "The Dark Knight Rises"

19 December 2011 7:39 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's our practice to break trailers down to their components which make us eager / annoyed / unsure. But for this sort of event we're aware we're supposed to be all Yes, already in the (bat) tank. But let's break this down anyway. Batman would surely appreciate the importance of rituals and this is how we do.

The Greatest Logo in the History of Super Logos


That friction between Anne Hathaway's menacing whispers and that young choirboy's national anthem is perfect. But then Chris Nolan movies are always good with the sound. The chanting at the end is also hot: Best Sound Editing #2 here we come. Oooh Escher-like staircases inside. Where are we? Let's go to there. The brief glimpses of Inception players Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard are welcome. Because movie trailers are future movies invading our dreams, right? Come on in. Anne Hathaway's Hepburn hat. This is »


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New Batman 3,Dark Knight Rises Official,2nd Movie Trailer Released Online Today

19 December 2011 12:45 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

New Batman 3,Dark Knight Rises official,2nd movie trailer released online today. Ok, it's time,peeps. Warner Bros. Pictures finally released the new,2nd movie trailer for the upcoming "Dark Knight Rises" flick online,today,and it looks awesome as it features Selina Kyle aka Catwoman,the Bane chant,and more. The movie stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple,and Josh Pence. In the flick, Batman will continue to assume the responsibility for dead Harvey Dent's crimes in order to protect Dent's reputation and is hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, Batman returns to Gotham where he must discover the truth regarding the "enigmatic" Selina Kyle, while stopping the villain Bane and his plans to destroy the city. The movie hits theaters on July 20th,2012.

New Batman 3, »

- Andre

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Does The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Include A Hint About Robin?

19 December 2011 12:29 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In the grand scheme of things, Robin is a pretty stupid character to have in the Batman universe. The Dark Knight is interesting as a brooding loner who single-handedly works to protect Gotham City from the forces of evil and having the Boy Wonder present really screws all of that up. Hell, it even has a bad track record in the movie world. Say what you will about Batman Returns, the franchise cratered when Robin was introduced in Batman Forever. For years director Christopher Nolan has said that he wouldn't be including Robin in his Batman trilogy, but that's not stopping him from hinting at it. A trick first spotted by @STYDNews on Twitter, if you freeze frame 12 seconds into the new trailer, you'll see a group of football fans cheering and holding signs for the Gotham Rouges. But do you notice something a bit strange about that "R"? Check »

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Geek Deals: Wizard of Oz, The Office, Star Trek, Goodfellas, Frida, English Patient, Shakespeare in Love and More

16 December 2011 8:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Amazon [2] has some awesome deals on Blu-rays this week: The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Edition [3] on Blu-ray for $8.49 The English Patient [4] on Blu-ray for $9.99 Shakespeare in Love [5] on Blu-ray for $9.99 Frida [6] on Blu-ray for $9.99 GoodFellas [7] on Blu-ray for $5.49 Also: Jj Abrams' Star Trek [8] on DVD for only $3.49, 90% off the $35 msrp. The TV deal of the week is The Office: Seasons 1-7 on DVD [9] for only $107.99, 64% off the $300 msrp. Previously posted Blu-ray box set deals: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Collector's Edition [10] (which includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Secret of the Ooze, Turtles in Time and Tmnt) for only $23.99, 63% off the $65 msrp. Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 [11] on Blu-ray (which includes Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin) for only $24.99, 62% off the $65 msrp. Ocean's Trilogy [12] on Blu-ray (which includes Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen) for only $14.99, 58% off the $36 msrp. [1] http://www. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Update: Better Quality The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Now Online Including Low-Res Screen Grabs!

15 December 2011 7:10 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes in order to protect Dent's reputation and Batman is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, Batman returns to Gotham where he must discover the truth regarding the "enigmatic" Selina Kyle while facing the villain Bane and stop his plans to destroy the city. Special Thanks To The Dark Knight Rises Facebook Group Bruce Wayne With His Cane! The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled to hit cinemas July 20th, 2012, and will feature an all-star cast that includes Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman Marion Cottilard, Anne Hathaway, Josh Pence, Tom Hardy, Morgan Freeman & Jospeh Gordon Levitt. »

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Blu-ray Geek Deals: Batman Anthology for $25, Ocean’s Trilogy for $15, Ninja Turtles 4-Movie Set for $24

15 December 2011 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Amazon [2] has some awesome deals of Blu-ray box sets going on this week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Collector's Edition [3] (which includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Secret of the Ooze, Turtles in Time and Tmnt) for only $23.99, 63% off the $65 msrp. Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 [4] on Blu-ray (which includes Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin) for only $24.99, 62% off the $65 msrp. Ocean's Trilogy [5] on Blu-ray (which includes Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen) for only $14.99, 58% off the $36 msrp. [1] [2] »

- Peter Sciretta

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Puss in Boots (review)

14 December 2011 1:09 PM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

I’m pretty sure that the reason Antonio Banderas was put on this planet was to make Puss in Boots speak. When that sonorous, sexy voice came out of that small furry animated ginger body for the first time in Shrek 2 (overall one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen), it was more than just the actor sending up his swashbuckling Zorro image -- it was the birth of something unexpectedly ingenious. Maybe even one of the greatest jokes of all cinema: this action hero really does have a soft, cuddly side, and he is not afraid to show it. Gloriously, given his own movie, he just gets even more hugely entertaining. This is exactly as clever an origin story as you’d expect from the Shrek universe, turning familiar fairy tales upside down and mixing in all manner of sly pop-culture throwbacks. This is a fantasy heist »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Maria Schneider, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Kent, Tura Satana: TCM Remembers 2011 Pt.2

13 December 2011 4:16 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Elizabeth Taylor, Farley Granger, Jane Russell, Peter Falk, Sidney Lumet: TCM Remembers 2011 Pt. 1

Also: child actor John Howard Davies (David Lean's Oliver Twist), Charles Chaplin discovery Marilyn Nash (Monsieur Verdoux), director and Oscar ceremony producer Gilbert Cates (Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, I Never Sang for My Father), veteran Japanese actress Hideko Takamine (House of Many Pleasures), Jeff Conaway of Grease and the television series Taxi, and Tura Satana of the cult classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.

More: Neva Patterson, who loses Cary Grant to Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember; Ingmar Bergman cinematographer Gunnar Fischer (Smiles of a Summer Night, The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries); Marlon Brando's The Wild One leading lady Mary Murphy; and two actresses featured in controversial, epoch-making films: Lena Nyman, the star of the Swedish drama I Am Curious (Yellow), labeled as pornography by prudish American authorities back in the late '60s, »

- Andre Soares

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Bane ends the legend in new Dark Knight Rises poster

10 December 2011 1:33 PM, PST | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

With next week's release of a six-minute preview of The Dark Knight Rises arriving in select IMAX theaters, someone working for Warner Bros.' marketing department must have asked, "Shouldn't we release a new poster for that Batman movie we've got?"

Unlike the first teaser poster for the movie which showed a crumbling skyline of Gotham City shaped in the Bat-symbol, this second teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises shows a menacing Bane walking away from a busted Bat mask. And with a tagline like "The Legend Ends", that all but tells me that sometime during Tdkr we'll see Bane seriously injure Batman.

In the Batman comic books, Bane broke the back of Batman. The movie may follow that storyline. Perhaps it might reduce the severity of Batman's injury but what we may be seeing in the early marketing of Dark Knight Rises is a Batman villain that »

- Patrick Sauriol

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Cbm Small Print: Arterton Gets Bloody In Byzantium, Standee For [Rec]3, Michelle Pfeiffer Talks Catwoman

10 December 2011 6:51 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Our round up of some smaller comic, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Action and Cbm related movie news that may be of interest. The ladies are taking over this edition. First up Michelle Pfeiffer, who gave us a very sexy and memorable Catwoman in Tim Burton's Batman Returns, speaks to MTV about her successor to the role, (we don't count Halle Berry since she played a different character..and sucked) Anne Hathaway. Pfeiffer admits that she has yet to see pictures of Hathaway in the Catwoman costume but reiterates her feelings that she is going to do great things with the role.. Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog "I was probably the fourth Catwoman so there have been [a few]. Catwoman is iconic, you know. She'll be brilliant in it. I actually really look forward to seeing her. She's so talented. She can do anything, so she'll be fine." Next we have some »

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'Dark Shadows': Johnny Depp, Vampires, Spooky First Looks In 2011

9 December 2011 12:31 AM, PST | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

We relive the best moments of the year as production on Tim Burton's 2012 adaptation finally kicked off.

By John Mitchell

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp in production for "Dark Shadows"

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

This year, filming finally began on director Tim Burton's long-in-the-works big-screen adaptation of "Dark Shadows," a campy, late-1960s soap opera about vampires, witches and time travel. Burton is a lifelong fan of the series and, as his partner Helena Bonham Carter told MTV News this month, "This was a thing that he raced home to see when he was about age 10."

With its atmospheric New England setting and myriad mysterious characters, "Shadows" has the feel of a classic Burton film, more akin to his "Sleepy Hollow" and "Batman" flicks than his more candy-colored efforts like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." And Burton at his dark and spooky best, working on a passion project, »

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In Rememberence: A Look Back at Those Who Have Passed This Year

7 December 2011 4:17 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

As the 2011 year comes to a close, I’d like to take a look back at the actors, actresses. musicians and others who have passed on this year. There is no doubt that these celebrities have left their mark on our society and in their respective fields and I’d like to say thank you to them for their contributions. Pete Postlethwaite- Actor (The Town, Clash of the Titans, Inception) Gerry Rafferty- Singer/Songwriter ('Stuck in the Middle With You,' 'Baker Street') Peter Yates- Director (Bullitt, Breaking Away) John Dye- Actor (Best of the Best, Touched by an Angel) Jack Lalanne- Fitness Guru (Juice Tiger) Dwaye McDuffie- Comic Book Writer/Co-Founder Milestone Media (Damage Control) Mike Starr- Musician (Alice in Chains) Nate Dogg- Musician (Collaborated with Warren G, Eminem, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre, among others) Michael Gough- Actor (Alfred in Batman, »

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Anne Hathaway Will Be 'Brilliant' As Catwoman In 'Dark Knight Rises,' Says Michelle Pfeiffer

6 December 2011 7:13 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

One might think that with all the incessant, obsessive coverage "The Dark Knight Rises" has received this year (since its inception, really, pun not intended) further stories and comments about the film might get old. Not so for the MTV News gang; we're still psyched to see this film, no matter how many months we still have to wait.

Of all the hot topics to come out of the "Dkr" gate in 2011, Anne Hathaway's Catwoman costume reveal is at the top of the list. As such, whenever we encounter someone connected to the Batman franchise, we have to ask them about it.

Case in point, our recent interview with Michelle Pfeiffer during the press day for her upcoming film, "New Year's Eve." When we sat down with Pfeiffer, who famously played Selina Kyle in Tim Burton's "Batman Returns," we had to ask for her thoughts on Hathaway in »

- Kara Warner

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Zac Efron: 'Michelle Pfeiffer made me sign for New Year's Eve'

1 December 2011 11:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Zac Efron has revealed that Michelle Pfeiffer persuaded him to join New Year's Eve. The 24-year-old actor, who previously appeared alongside the award-winning Batman Returns actress in Hairspray, said that he was excited about the prospect of working with her again. Efron told ITV1's Daybreak: "I had the chance to work with her on Hairspray, but I was very young and I was a little bit nervous to work with her. "So I tended to say all the wrong things and I was very bashful around her. When I found out that she wanted to play this role, I was in 100%, and it was really great." Meanwhile, (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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Ken Russell: Sex, Hallucinogenics, Visual Flair Altered States, Crimes Of Passion

28 November 2011 11:38 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Crimes of Passion Provocative, Controversial Director Ken Russell Dead at 84: Women In Love, Tommy, The Devils Valentino (1977) was another much-talked about biopic. (Perhaps not too surprisingly, decades later Ken Russell would write a positive commentary on a horrendously sensationalistic Valentino biography.) Reviews for the film starring Rudolf Nureyev as silent-film idol Rudolph Valentino were mostly negative. Audiences, for their part, opted instead for Stars Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Three years later, Russell went Hollywood with Altered States, a bizarre, philosophical, hallucinogenic sci-fier starring William Hurt as a scientist who undergoes genetic regression. Written by Oscar winner Paddy Chayefsky, with whom Russell clashed on the set, the costly Warner Bros. release was a major box-office disappointment. Another Us-based effort, the Belle du Jour-like 1984 sex drama Crimes of Passion, earned Kathleen Turner a Best Actress Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association »

- Andre Soares

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The Next Batman Star Is...

27 November 2011 9:12 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

No, we haven't even seen "The Dark Knight Rises," this coming summer's epic finale of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, so we really should just be counting down to and getting excited over that film. But with Christian Bale's confirmation that the film will be his last as the Caped Crusader, we just can't help but start speculating as to who will be the next Bruce Wayne.

Bale's three film run -- the longest of the modern era -- brought a new darkness to the Dark Knight, teaming charm with intense brooding and rage. It was obviously a turn from George Clooney's regrettable one-time-only turn as Batman, in 1997, and a tougher version than Val Kilmer's "Batman Forever" from 1995. Most debates pit Bale's Batman against the version put forth by Michael Keaton, who kicked off the revamped franchise in 1989 in Tim Burton's "Batman" and then wore the cape again in the 1992 film, »

- Jordan Zakarin

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Christian Bale Talks Anne Hathaway As Catwoman!

26 November 2011 7:23 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

A few eyebrows were raised by Batman fans when the first photos of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises" were revealed, but there's no need to fear -- the Caped Crusader himself says so.

In a rare interview about the upcoming third film in his own Batman canon, Christian Bale praised Hathaway for the job she did to make an iconic character her own, right from the first time she read for the part.

“When [director] Chris [Nolan] watched the screen test, he agreed that Anne did a wonderful job," Bale told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. "In many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne’s role as being the toughest job of any of us."

Catwoman, of course, was played on the big screen by Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1992 Tim Burton film, »

- Jordan Zakarin

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Dark Knight Rises with Bane and Batman

22 November 2011 6:31 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Dark Knight Rises with Bane and Batman

For many comic book movie fans, the Christopher Nolan directed picture Batman Begins was a game changer for the genre. There is a level of commitment and sincerity there that can make other comic book movies look laughable. When the visionary director of Inception followed up Batman Begins with The Dark Knight, he topped himself in a way few could anticipate. Heath Ledger as the Joker was finally scary. A new icon emerged. Can Nolan do it again? Will the Dark Knight Rises be as dynamic as its predecessor films?

Perhaps Empire magazine can shed some light on what fans can expect when Christian Bale’s Batman returns, joined by Bane and Catwoman. Two of the film’s DC comics characters, the heroic Dark Knight and the villainous Bane, are on alternate, twin covers of the magazine. The issue hits news stands Thursday, »

- Sasha Nova

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