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Batman is bad news for Gotham City and the only man who can stop him is The Joker.
According to Reddit user Generalzee, Heath Ledger's cackling supervillain should be credited with saving Gotham. An excerpt of the theory can be read below, for more head over here.
"Entire sections of the city were closed off due to madness, organised crime ran rampant, and the majority of important city officials were wildly corrupt.
"The city even tolerated a renegade vigilante who ran around wearing a rubber suit (Okay, special armour and carbon fiber, but they don't know that).
"Along comes the Joker and by the end of a very short time, almost all organised crime was eliminated, many corrupt officials were imprisoned or dead, »
Samuel Brace on bad movies on bad content…
There has to be consequences for making a bad movie. There just has to. Consequences for bad movies, bad TV shows, bad video games, whatever. If a studio produces a movie, a bad one, one that is below a certain standard, a standard that we are not entitled to but that we should expect, it’s imperative that we as a consumer provide the people behind the product with real repercussions.
Now, I’ve recently become quite proud of everyone, of movie goes the world over. We as a collective consumer decided that Fantastic Four was a bad movie and that we didn’t want it. No matter why the film turned out the way it did, if it was the directors fault, the studios, or both, we decided that ‘No’ would be our response. This was good, this is what needed to happen. »
- Samuel Brace
It sounds like the internet must have some kind of obsession with turning heroes to villains and vice versa. Hot on the heels of a video essay saying that Daniel Larusso was actually the villain in The Karate Kid, and a fanmade trailer that turns Harry Potter into the villain of the fantasy franchise, a […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Suicide Squad is bringing a new version of The Joker to the big screen for the first time since 2008's The Dark Knight. It will have been 8 years since Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance as the clown prince of crime. And people still can't stop talking about the actor's contribution to the comic book genre. Will Jared Leto be able to live up to the legacy? Maybe. But it's debatable wether or not fans will still be talking about him in 2024 as passionately as fans still talk about Heath Ledger in 2015. And a new fan theory has arrived to help push the point home.
This essay points to The Joker being the hero at the heart of The Dark Knight. And despite all the death and mayhem caused by The Joker, the author seems to have some evidence to back this up. Christopher Nolan is credited with creating the The »
The beauty of great film is that it when they end, they often leave room for debate as to what the audience has just witnessed. Seven years after its release, audiences continue to find new and intriguing ways to interpret the events in Christopher Nolan.s Batman epic The Dark Knight. According to a fan theory posited by Redditor Generalzee, Heath Ledger's Joker is actually the protagonist of the events that transpire in The Dark Knight. While he.s certainly unhinged, and leaves a trail of carnage in his wake, he does more to actually clean up the streets of Gotham City than Batman or Harvey Dent ever could. The theory reads: Entire sections of the city were closed off due to madness, organized crime ran rampant, and the majority of important city officials were wildly corrupt. The city even tolerated a renegade vigilante who ran around wearing a »
Jared Leto is going to have to do a lot to top Heath Ledger's take on The Joker, and you have to believe that the Dallas Buyers Club star will face plenty of comparisons to what we saw in The Dark Knight back in 2008 when Suicide Squad is released next year. His take is no doubt going to be very different, but now a new theory has surfaced which may just change how you view The Joker from Christopher Nolan's movie. Here's the theory from Reddit user GeneralZee (via Uproxx). Joker, although a lying psychopath, is actually the hero in The Dark Knight. Before the Joker, Gotham was a mess. Entire sections of the city were closed off due to madness, organized crime ran rampant, and the majority of important city officials were wildly corrupt. The city even tolerated a renegade vigilante who ran around wearing a rubber suit (Okay, »
Earlier this week we brought you some comments from Pierce Brosnan about turning down the opportunity to play The Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, and now the former 007 has been speaking about the possibility of a gay James Bond.
“Sure. Why not?” said Brosnan, when asked by Details if he could picture the iconic spy as a gay man. “Actually, I don’t know how it would work. I don’t think Barbara Broccoli would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing. Let’s start with a great black actor being James Bond. Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence. But I think Daniel Craig will be there for a while yet.”
- Gary Collinson
Nolan to debate future of film as part of a new series of talks on the industry side of the BFI London Film Festival.
The 59th BFI London Film Festival (Oct 7-18) has unveiled a new series of industry talks under the banner Lff Connects, which will aim to explore the future of film and how the medium engages with other creative industries including TV, music, art, games and creative technology.
Interstellar director Christopher Nolan and artist Tacita Dean, whose exhibitions include the grand-scale Film at the Tate Modern, will launch the new series on Oct 9 at London’s BFI Southbank with a conversation that “reframes the future of film”.
The conversation, moderated by BFI creative director Heather Stewart, will see Nolan and Dean explore the importance of seeing films projected on film as part of our cultural experience, as well as the necessity of determining new archival and exhibition standards that secure film’s future.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Now that Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Suicide Squad has wrapped production, many fans are looking forward to the next wave of footage, following the first trailer that debuted at Comic-Con last month. That trailer only gave us a brief glimpse at Jared Leto as The Joker, but with just less than a year before this superhero movie hits theaters, we'll surely be seeing a lot more of him and the rest of the Squad between now and then. Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, revealed in an interview with New York Daily News that she got so used to Jared Leto wearing The Joker makeup, complete with gold teeth and green hair, that seeing him out of costume scared her even more.
"What he's doing with the character is so cool. At first it was kind of confronting (to be up close) but now I'm so used to it, I »
West. Kilmer. Keaton. Clooney. Bale. Affleck. Brosnan? Speaking in an interview with Details, former 007 Pierce Brosnan revealed that he was once offered the chance to play The Caped Crusader for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film.
At the time, Pierce Brosnan was one of a number of stars in line for the coveted part, rubbing shoulders with Mel Gibson – fresh off the Mad Max trilogy – Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray. Ultimately, though, it was a role that never really caught the actor’s attention, and here he reveals exactly why he passed up the chance.
“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman? Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So, yeah.”
Low and behold, it was »
- Michael Briers
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wondrous Wednesday? A parody of video essays targets The Dark Knight, a supercut of every punch Jason Statham has ever thrown on camera and Straight Outta Compton gets a hilarious Batman-themed mashup. But first, Mad Max: Fury Road gets an honest trailer that you surely won't want to miss. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Mad Max: Fury Road Honest Trailer
The Screen Junkies crew is back with yet another Honest Trailer, this week turning their snarky gaze to Mad Max: Fury Road. While this video is far less critical than most of the others in this long-running series, they do take director George Miller to task for essentially turning »
Many of those who went to go watch this summer’s Ant-Man were surprised to see another Marvel superhero, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, pop up alongside the titular character in the film. Now, Walt Disney Studios Japan has released the full Ant-Man vs. Falcon fight scene from the film online in HD, three weeks ahead of the film’s September 19th release in the country. Watch the scene (via JoBlo) below…
Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, »
- Justin Cook
Jason Mitchell, who plays Easy-e in this weekend’s big opener in the UK, Straight Outta Compton, is in negotiations to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island. If he takes on the job, he will join the already cast Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and fellow ‘Compton’ star Corey Hawkins in the film, which kicks off shooting very soon.
Not much is known about the flick yet, other than that it follows “a team of explorers who venture into the mysterious, creature-laden isle that is also the home of the king of the apes.”
- Paul Heath
Last year, Pierce Brosnan revealed that he’d turned down the opportunity to play Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 reinvention of The Dark Knight, and now the former 007 has spoken about his decision in an interview with Details.
“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman?” states Brosnan. “Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton, like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So yeah.”
Brosnan was one of a number of actors considered for Batman, with the likes of Mel Gibson, Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray all in the frame at one point or another. The role of course went on to be filled by Michael Keaton, who also reprised the role for 1992’s Batman Returns before hanging up the cape and cowl. »
- Gary Collinson
Christopher Nolan makes layered and intelligent films, the sort that hide myriad secrets and take multiple viewings to properly crack. Seven years after its release, The Dark Knight probably remains the film-maker’s most popular movie, and thanks to the scholars at Clickhole, you can now uncover a wealth of new detail pertaining to the feature in their video essay.
Check it out below via Yahoo.
Chris Nolan really is an unorthodox director isn’t he?
Bravo to the folks at Clickhole for studying the film so intently, and dredging up minute details that even hardened fans weren’t aware of. My personal favourite is Michael Caine’s disappointment at the lack of a live marlin, but the essay’s theory about the identities of Batman, Joker, Alfred and Two-Face also provide a lot of food for thought.
(On a serious note, this is stellar send-up of fan »
- Daniel Kelly
This video will change the way you watch videos that change the way you watch movies. Did you follow? For those of you who don.t know, Clickhole is the subsidiary of The Onion that pokes fun at Internet culture. The site.s latest, genius bit is to spoof all those videos that claim to change the way you watch movies with the interesting facts they reveal. While Clickhole previously tackled The Matrix, the latest installment hones in on The Dark Knight, and the spoof is hilariously spot on. Watch it below. The Internet is oversaturated with these kinds of videos, but Clickhole.s spin is refreshing, mainly because it.s not filled with interesting facts. Instead, the narrator spoofs all these tidbits with fake ones, like how the burned side of Two-Face.s face was played by acclaimed motion-capture actor Andy Serkis of the Planet of the Apes prequels. »
Since we’re obsessed with all things cinema, we love stumbling across a good video essay that takes a closer look at a good movie. There’s no better way to examine a movie than in a medium that allows us to actually see clips from the movie being discussed as they’re being explained. But some movies […]
The post Clickhole’s Video Essay Will Change the Way You Watch ‘The Dark Knight’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
September sees loads of new films – and a few telly shows – joining Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK. Here's our low-down...
As streaming services go, Amazon Prime Instant Video is one of the youngest names around.
There’s a decent library of entertainment behind the relative-newbie moniker, though. That’s partly due to the fact that the website used to be LoveFilm, before Amazon bought them out.
In September 2015, some big films and telly shows are coming to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Here’s our list, to keep you primed and ready (arf)…
Criminal Minds (seasons 1 to 9)
The Following (season 2)
Awkward (season 4)
Superman – Unbound (2013)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (2013)
Hand Of God (season 1)
The Asylum (2014)
Green Lantern (2011)
We’re The Millers (2013)
Dark City (1998)
Toy Story (1995)
Monsters University (2013)
We already know that The Tumbler from The Dark Knight Trilogy will be included as Dlc for Batman: Arkham Knight next month, and now thanks to Game Informer we’ve got details of all of September’s offerings…
Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #1 (Sept. 1): Receive six Ar challenges for Batman, Nightwing, Robin and Catwoman. This challenge pack allows focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion.
Gcpd Lockdown (Later in Sept.): Set after the events of Arkham Knight, play as Nightwing to stop the Penguin from breaking out of the Gotham City Police Department in this story pack.
2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack (Later in Sept.): Inspired by the 2008 movie ‘The Dark Knight’, confront foes with the Tumbler Batmobile and race through two themed tracks.
Original Arkham Batman Skin (Later in Sept.): Fight the war against Gotham City with the original Arkham Asylum Batman costume.
- Gary Collinson
The Joker: One of pop culture’s most fascinating, controversial, and mutable villains. He enthralls us and opens the door to, er, passionate debate. If you’ve followed the coverage of David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” you’ll know that each new peek at The Joker has inspired a maelstrom of heated opinions. The stages of Jared Leto’s transformation alone – as revealed via his Instagram account – were enough to set the Internet on fire. So what is it about The Joker that evokes such obsessive focus? He isn’t designed to be aspirational. He’s a psychotic killer that takes great pleasure in the pain of others. Some would say that the attention – and frequent affection – that we bestow upon the character is a testament to our cultural decline. We idealize sociopaths, it would seem. Perhaps there’s something to that. My sense is that our interest in The »
- Roth Cornet
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