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Why So Serious, You Ask? The Dark Knight Is Returning to Theaters For Its 10th Anniversary!

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Why So Serious, You Ask? The Dark Knight Is Returning to Theaters For Its 10th Anniversary!
It's been 10 years since The Dark Knight, aka the Batman movie of all Batman movies, was released and changed the game for superhero films. In honor of the film's big 1-0, Warner Bros. will rerelease it exclusively in four select IMAX theaters. That's right: for one week beginning Friday, Aug. 24, you'll get to see Heath Ledger's Joker and Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne battle it out in all their IMAX glory. Tickets officially go on sale July 20 for the select IMAX locations: AMC Citywalk in Universal City, CA, AMC Lincoln Square in New York, AMC Metreon in San Francisco, and the Ontario Place Cinesphere in Toronto.

Though The Dark Knight was the sequel to Christopher Nolan's 2005 Batman Begins, it's arguably the landmark film in his Dark Knight Trilogy. The Dark Knight took Nolan's story of Bruce Wayne to a whole new level by pitting him against a seemingly
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Oscars 2019: Walt Disney Studios hoping to make magic with ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘Black Panther’

Last year, Walt Disney Studios reaped a pair of Oscar bids for the the smash hit live-action version of one of its most lauded cartoons, the 1991 Best Picture nominee “Beauty and the Beast.” This year, it has both the long-awaited sequel to “Mary Poppins” and the most successful entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther.”

In “Mary Poppins Returns,” Emily Blunt takes on the role that won Julie Andrews an Oscar more than half a century ago. In this follow-up, Poppins’ original charges, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer), are now grown up. Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), live in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. Dick Van Dyke, who was both chimney sweep Bert and bank president Mr. Dawes Sr. in the original film, returns to play Dawes, Jr. in this version with Oscar winner Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) in
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What Other Superhero Movies Can Learn from Batman and the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’

What Other Superhero Movies Can Learn from Batman and the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’
(Welcome to The Dark Knight Legacy, a series of articles that explore Christopher Nolan’s superhero masterpiece in celebration of its 10th anniversary.) It’s considered a cliché to say that the Joker is not only Batman’s greatest villain, but the greatest villain in comic book history. But is it really? It’s not as if The Joker’s status […]

The post What Other Superhero Movies Can Learn from Batman and the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ appeared first on /Film.
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From Fanboy Fanatic to Writer: A Deeply Personal History With ‘The Dark Knight’

From Fanboy Fanatic to Writer: A Deeply Personal History With ‘The Dark Knight’
(Welcome to The Dark Knight Legacy, a series of articles that explore Christopher Nolan’s superhero masterpiece in celebration of its 10th anniversary.) Seeing Heath Ledger in real life on a Manhattan talk show stage. Dressing up as the Joker for Halloween. Receiving a text from a friend in a parked car the night news of Ledger’s […]

The post From Fanboy Fanatic to Writer: A Deeply Personal History With ‘The Dark Knight’ appeared first on /Film.
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Tom Sizemore Investigates This Exclusive ‘Black Wake’ Clip

Tom Sizemore Investigates This Exclusive ‘Black Wake’ Clip
Bloody Disgusting shares this exclusive clip from the sci-fi horror movie Black Wake, starring Nana Gouvea (Blood Circus), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Jonny Beauchamp (Penny Dreadful) and Chuck Zito (Sons of Anarchy). From director Jeremiah Kipp and producer Carlos Keyes, it is set to release on DVD and all major VOD platforms on August 7th, 2018, courtesy of Vision Films. “In Black Wake specialists gather in a top secret facility […]
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‘Titans’: DC Universe’s Brutal, Nsfw Trailer Says “F— Batman”

It’s interesting to go from a week where everyone is watching Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” on its 10 year anniversary and considering the long shadow of its legacy while DC Films and DC Entertainment are still pumping out new products, “Aquaman,” the upcoming “Teen Titans Go,” etc. etc.

But one of the most glaring takeaways from watching “The Dark Knight” and the full ‘Dark Knight,’ trilogy is despite the films being a huge influence on movies and culture, nearly every movie that came in its wake missed the point and only borrowed, begged and stole just the superficial elements of “dark and gritty,” often creating quote-unquote “grounded” films with zero substance and free of the moral muddiness and ethical dilemmas of “The Dark Knight.”

Case in point and perhaps no better example: the new trailer from DC’s upcoming new streaming service “Titans,” an adaptation of the long-running
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As ‘The Dark Knight’ Turns 10, Christian Bale Looks Back

It was 10 years ago today that The Dark Knight premiered in theaters nationwide, breaking all first-day and opening weekend box-office records at the time. (It earned $18.5 million from its midnight screenings alone.) The film continued the dark, introspective tone that director Christopher Nolan had introduced in Batman Begins, and once again featured Christian [...]

The post As ‘The Dark Knight’ Turns 10, Christian Bale Looks Back appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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At Comic-Con, Conan's bummed out Batman wants to join Marvel's cool kids' table

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Sure, it might be the 10th anniversary of superhero movie benchmark The Dark Knight, but the DC movie universe isn’t exactly the place to be these days. That’s the conceit of the star-studded skit from last night’s kickoff of Conan’s annual trip to Comic-Con, anyway, as Conan O’Brien’s Caped Crusader glumly sidles up…

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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Review: Dir. Ol Parker (2018)

Mamma Mia Here We Go Again review: Take a chance on this musical sequel, ten years on from the release of the first movie – you might just be glad you did.

Mamma Mia Here We Go Again review by Andrew Gaudion.

Mamma Mia Here We Go Again review

There’s been a lot of articles and essays this past week marking the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight. Makes sense. Christopher Nolan’s movie did redefine not only the comic-book genre but also Hollywood action cinema in general. But another film came out in the same week: Mamma Mia! No slouch itself, the adaptation of the stage musical based around the songs of Swedish super pop group Abba, grossed over $600 million worldwide. The way the world is marking the 10th Anniversary of that particular hit is with its very own sequel. So, dust off your jumpsuits and slip on your platforms,
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Why So Serious, You Ask? The Dark Knight Is Returning to Theaters For Its 10th Anniversary!

It's been 10 years since The Dark Knight, aka the Batman movie of all Batman movies, was released and changed the game for superhero films. In honor of the film's big 1-0, Warner Bros. will rerelease it exclusively in four select IMAX theaters. That's right: for one week beginning Friday, Aug. 24, you'll get to see Heath Ledger's Joker and Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne battle it out in all their IMAX glory. Tickets officially go on sale July 20 for the select IMAX locations: AMC Citywalk in Universal City, CA, AMC Lincoln Square in New York, AMC Metreon in San Francisco, and the Ontario Place Cinesphere in Toronto.

Though The Dark Knight was the sequel to Christopher Nolan's 2005 Batman Begins, it's arguably the landmark film in his Dark Knight Trilogy. The Dark Knight took Nolan's story of Bruce Wayne to a whole new level by pitting him against a seemingly
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Uncut Version Of ‘American Psycho’ is Being Released in 4K!

America’s favorite psycho is coming to 4K! American Psycho starring Christian Bale is receiving a 4K Ultra HD release thanks to Lionsgate. The 2000 film turned into an instant classic and still holds up as one of the most unique films of all time. The 4K release will include some new special features as well as Blu-ray and digital versions. Get all the full details on the 4K combo pack release below.

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Sit back, relax, and turn on some Phil Collins, because American Psycho: Uncut Version arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) September 25 from Lionsgate. This groundbreaking thriller based on the acclaimed book by Bret Easton Ellis stars Academy Award® winners Christian Bale, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Academy Award® nominee Willem Dafoe as well as Justin Theroux and Josh Lucas. Experience four times the resolution of full HD with 4K along with Dolby Vision Hdr,
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‘The Dark Knight’ Turns 10: 12 Ways Filmmakers Made Gotham So Gloomy (Photos)

‘The Dark Knight’ Turns 10: 12 Ways Filmmakers Made Gotham So Gloomy (Photos)
The Soundtrack Hans Zimmer, the versatile composer who has created soundtracks for “The Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Lion King,” used an unconventional method to nail down the eerie aura of the Joker’s theme. Zimmer had a cellist saw at a single cello string, generating a scratchy and unsettling effect that earned him an Oscar nomination.

Stanley Kubrick Director Christopher Nolan is an outspoken fan of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s work, and Kubrick’s films seemed to have made a mark on Ledger as well as he prepared for his Joker role. Ledger has mentioned that the film “A Clockwork Orange” became a starting point for the character and a look inside his famous diary reveals pictures of the film’s anarchist character, Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell).

Francis Bacon Another one of Nolan’s influences was 20th century figurative painter, Francis Bacon, known for his grotesque imagery and warped faces.
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The Dark Knight Actor Opens Up On Working With Heath Ledger

It’s ten years to the day since The Dark Knight changed the face of comic book movies forever with its dark, twisting crime saga, and still, the film’s legacy lives on.

And so, in honor of Christopher Nolan’s landmark achievement, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Michael Jai White to discuss Batman, Gambol’s death, and his time spent with the late Heath Ledger, who so tragically passed away six months before the sequel’s opening.

The gifted actor died January 22nd, 2008 at the age of 28. Subsequent reports revealed the cause of death to be an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, and while Ledger’s sudden passing sparked rumors that his method acting left him in a fragile state of mind, White essentially rubbished those accusations while speaking with THR.

It has always upset me that he was put in this category of being a drug-addled, irresponsible type of actor.
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The Oscar Legacy of ‘The Dark Knight': Christopher Nolan’s Hit Changed the Rules, But Did That Even Matter?

The Oscar Legacy of ‘The Dark Knight': Christopher Nolan’s Hit Changed the Rules, But Did That Even Matter?
The release of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” 10 years ago led directly to a decade in which big commercial hits like “Wonder Woman,” “Deadpool,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Skyfall,” “Bridesmaids” and “Star Trek” received Best Picture nominations.

Best picture nominations, that is, from the Producers Guild Awards. Not the Oscars.

Sure, the Academy changed its rules in the aftermath of the notorious 2009 snub of “The Dark Knight” in an attempt to increase the likelihood of well-reviewed commercial hits landing nominations for the top category, but the change has mostly resulted in nominations for even more little indie films, not more big studio ones.

Also Read: 'The Dark Knight' to Mark 10th Anniversary With Limited IMAX Re-Release

And if this year’s biggest hit, “Black Panther,” doesn’t get a nomination in the top category this January, the Academy will find itself asking the same question it asked in
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Polygon <-- I wrote this piece for them on The Dark Knight and the Oscar quake that followed. Have a look won't you? 

The Ringer Lolz. The forthcoming Downton Abbey movie ...with zombies

Variety Weinstein Company's library of hundreds of Oscary films and TV shows like Project Runway now owned by a new company Lantern Entertainment

Mnpp Tab Hunter marathon on Tmc this Friday!

/Film Batwoman series in development at CW. It's another one of those Berlanti superhero shows. I enjoyed The Flash for a time but I really wish if we're going to have this many shows that there would be some differentiation of producing teams so that there wouldn't be so much homogeny with point of view.

More after the jump including MoviePass trouble and new projects for Halle Berry, Taraji P Henson, Rose Byrne,
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Michael Jai White discusses Gambol’s death scene in The Dark Knight

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman sequel The Dark Knight, and actor Michael Jai White has been chatting to The Hollywood Reporter about his role in the movie as crime boss Gambol – and in particular, his death at the hands of Heath Ledger’s Joker.

As White explains, Gambol was only meant to receive a Glasgow smile from the Clown Prince of Crime; however, as this is happening the camera cuts away, leaving audiences to imagine a rather gruesome (and somewhat confusing) off-screen death – one which White only learned about himself when he saw the film at the premiere.

“It was the kind of thing where they had deeper intentions for Gambol; it was a character who was written for future use, I think,” states White. “There were other plans to do stuff with that character and some things that were cut out. I think
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The Dark Knight Returns to Limited IMAX Theaters Next Month

The Dark Knight Returns to Limited IMAX Theaters Next Month
The Dark Knight is celebrating its 10th anniversary in style. Director Christopher Nolan's comic book movie masterpiece turns 10-years-old today and, to honor the occasion, Warner Bros. is going to re-release it in IMAX next month. That, in itself, is excellent and very exciting news for fans, but there's a big catch. Unfortunately, the movie is only returning to four screens in four different theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Sorry, everyone else.

These 10th anniversary screenings will kick off for a one-week, limited engagement on Friday, August 24. The Dark Knight will be screened in IMAX at AMC Universal Citywalk Imax, Universal City, AMC Lincoln Square Imax, New York, AMC Metreon Imax, San Francisco, Ontario Place Cinesphere Imax, Toronto. So if you don't live in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco or Toronto, or can't easily travel to one of those locations, you may, unfortunately, be out of luck on this one.
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The Dark Knight Turns 10: How the Joker Took a Toll on Heath Ledger Before His Death at 28

The Dark Knight Turns 10: How the Joker Took a Toll on Heath Ledger Before His Death at 28
Ten years ago, anticipation was astronomically high for Christopher Nolan’s sequel to Batman Begins,The Dark Knight. It wasn’t just another comic book spectacle — it was the first movie to star Heath Ledger since the actor’s shocking death at 28.

In early 2008, months before The Dark Knight opened on July 18, an exhausted Ledger retreated to his New York City apartment to try and get some rest and recuperate from an illness he couldn’t shake.

Despite warnings from friends and family about mixing sleeping pills with prescription medications, the Brokeback Mountain star was found dead on January 22, 2008 in his apartment.
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‘The Dark Knight’ Turns 10: How Christopher Nolan Launched an Epic Battle to Make Imax Blockbusters

‘The Dark Knight’ Turns 10: How Christopher Nolan Launched an Epic Battle to Make Imax Blockbusters
The Dark Knight” was a certified game changer when it exploded onto screens 10 years ago: It made Hollywood take comic-book adaptations seriously, heralded Christopher Nolan as one of Hollywood’s most bankable directors, and even sparked a change in the Oscar’s best picture nominations — but the movie’s biggest talking point was its use of Imax, the first time the format had ever been used on a feature film.

With Warner Bros. re-releasing the movie on Imax screens to mark the 10-year-anniversary, the time is ripe to explore the significance of Nolan’s achievement with the format, and the battle to keep this unique big-screen cinematographic approach in use over the years.

The format, which utilizes 70mm film with a greater amount of perforations, had been limited to documentaries for its first few decades until features began to be formatted to be shown on the gargantuan Imax screens, which
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The Dark Night Returns to Select IMAX Theaters to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

Batman is back. The Dark Knight will return to select IMAX theaters in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto for one week only starting Aug. 24. Warner Bros. Pictures announced the news on July 18—the 10-year anniversary of the film's original release. The Dark Knight is the second film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. The movie starred Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent and Heath Ledger as the Joker. The late actor received high praise for his portrayal of the Gotham City villain and was awarded a posthumous Oscar for his performance. Tickets for opening day shows go on sale Friday, July 20. For a full list of theaters, see below: AMC...
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