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What Worked & What Didn't In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 23, 2012 3:20 PM
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Over an unexpected and sad weekend, "The Dark Knight Rises," a film anticipated by millions for several years at this point, finally came to theaters. And judging by the film's opening weekend, thought to be around $160 million and the biggest ever for a 2D film, most of you caught it this weekend, unbowed by the sad events of early Friday morning in Colorado.

Before The Bat: The Best Performances Of The Cast Of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 21, 2012 10:00 AM
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At this point in time, Christopher Nolan must have actors lining up around the block to work with him. For someone who works, these days, on the scale he's accustomed to, for all the spectacle he puts on screen, he also doesn't forget to draw out stunning performances from his actors, from Guy Pearce's indelible turn in "Memento" to Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning Joker in "The Dark Knight."

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Batman Begins'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 9:56 AM
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While we appreciate that you're probably focused on this Friday's release of Daniel Auteil's directorial debut "The Well-Digger's Daughter," this week also sees the release of one other little film: "The Dark Knight Rises," the third and final chapter of Christopher Nolan's reinvention of the Batman character and world. The most critically acclaimed superhero franchise to date, the films have seen Nolan (who before turning to the series had only made three movies, all relatively small-budgeted thrillers) take a grounded approach, tackling the on-the-surface silly premise of a man dressing up as a bat to fight crime, and making it psychologically plausiuble in a way that's proven endlessly influential on tentpoles ever since.

Jeremy Renner Replaces Christian Bale's In David O. Russell's 'American Bullshit' (Which Is Obviously Getting A New Title)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 3:19 PM
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Looks like Aaron Cross is taking over for Bruce Wayne. With Christian Bale busy hanging out with Terrence Malick and a bunch of beautiful women for the rest of 2012 on "Knight Of Cups" and the movie formerly known as "Lawless," it means he has to bounce out of David O. Russell's "American Bullshit." But a worthy replacement is in the wings.

Watch: Yes, That Is Christian Bale Hanging With Paul Oakenfold Shooting Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2012 2:43 PM
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While set pics from "Knight Of Cups" have been notable for revealing various new additions to the cast including Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto and Teresa Palmer, it looks like the latest video and image to be captured reveals the movie may share a musical connection with Malick's other picture he's shooting this year, the formerly titled "Lawless." As you might recall, that movie has already done some kind of shooting at Austin City Limits last fall and SXSW this year, with bands like Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, The Cult and Neon Indian all featuring in some way. Now you can add one of the biggest DJs in the world to the mix.

Review: Visceral 'The Dark Knight Rises' Is A Cinematic, Cultural & Personal Triumph

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • July 16, 2012 3:00 AM
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In a season filled with big movies that somehow ask even bigger questions, “The Dark Knight Rises” feels like the superego to its competition’s id. An action opus that manages at to be both viscerally and intellectually engaging, Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated third Batman film comes full circle, examining both the Dark Knight and the society that produced him without sacrificing any of the sweeping thrills for which the series is known. A literate, thoughtful and invigorating finale, “The Dark Knight Rises” delivers everything audiences ask for and then some, albeit in fewer of the ways that they might expect.

Christopher Nolan Took Inspiration From 'Lord Of The Rings': 5 Things Learned From 'Dark Knight Rises' Feature In EW

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 14, 2012 1:02 PM
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This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly is on newstands now. On the cover, undoubtedbly is "The Dark Knight Rises" and within is a rather large and engrossing feature on the film with extensive interviews with director Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, some new photos and lots goodies for Batman fans. We strongly encourage you to pick up the issue, and in the meantime, here's five quick highlights.

Who Is Selina Kyle Trying To Kill? More New Photos From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 2:21 PM
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In case you missed it, this morning there were even more new pics, a clip and even a parody trailer. It looks like our punishment for wanting this deluge of marketing to end is something even more severe.

New Images Of Bane, Miranda Tate, Catwoman & More From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus New Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 9:22 AM
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The sand in the hour glass continues to grow smaller and smaller as by this time next Friday, fans will have already stumbled out, bleary eyed from the Batman trilogy marathon at theaters around the country. But as is the case with "The Dark Knight Rises," until then, we only know as much as Warner Bros. and the secretive Christopher Nolan wants to tell us about what's in store for Bruce Wayne in his final outing. So until next week, these images will have to suffice.

"I'm Not Afraid, I'm Angry": New Full Length Trailer For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 9:21 AM
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Forget your morning cup of coffee -- a brand new, full length trailer for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" has just dropped. So cancel that meeting you're supposed to attend, close the office door and turn up the speakers.

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