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Bane Goes Banking In New Images From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2012 9:19 AM
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Yesterday, we got an eyefull with the "sensual" promo art highlighting Anne Hathaway's Catwoman, but today brings us some brand new looks at the actual movie, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly (scanned by Batman News), in what is likely the kick off to the last leg of the marketing campaign for "The Dark Knight Rises."

Hilarious: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Audio Outtakes Reveal Morgan Freeman Doesn't Understand The Series At All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 1:07 PM
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While Warner Bros. has yet to push out the final leg of the "The Dark Knight Rises" marketing campaign, this will certainly suffice in the meantime. We don't know who you are anonymous internet comedians, but this is fucking gold.

'The Hunger Games' Star Wes Bentley Spied Shooting Scenes With Christian Bale For Terrence Malick's Upcoming Film(s)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 8:19 AM
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Terrence Malick is well known for shooting endless amounts of footage, most of which we'll never see, but it seems for this upcoming duo of movies "Knight Of Cups" and the tentatively titled "Lawless," not only can he not turn off the camera, celeb friends are popping up everywhere as he continues to roll. Neon Indian dude Alan Palomo, The Cult and Matthew McConaughey are some of the faces that were snapped shooting scenes at SXSW a couple of weeks back, and now, yet another celeb has been spied shooting scenes with Malick and co.

David O. Russell Eyes Crime Drama 'American Bullshit'; Christian Bale Sought To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 5:22 PM
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Update: Deadline reports that the project is still in very early stages, nothing is quite official, but Russell is taking a look and Christian Bale is in very early talks to star.

Discuss: Why Are There So Few Reliable Leading Men, And Who Might Yet Become One?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 20, 2012 4:01 PM
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The box office is up in 2012, but of the ten biggest grossers of the year so far, only one, "Safe House" was sold on the back of an established A-list star, namely Denzel Washington. The rest, for the most part, featured total unknowns, or in the case of "Act of Valor," active Navy SEALs, rather than actors. This is not, it should be said, a new trend. From "Avatar" to "Star Trek," big movies have been shunning established names in the favor of new faces for quite a while. But it is indicative of a problem that Hollywood has been facing lately: a distinct lack of new leading men.

Christian Bale To Star In 'Crazy Heart' Director Scott Cooper's 'Out Of The Furnace'; Robert Duvall Circling, Viggo Mortensen & More Being Sought

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2012 4:06 PM
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For a moment there it seemed like "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper would just continually keep signing on to a bunch of stuff without ever shooting anything. Indeed, since country music movie became a big, Academy Award winning hit Cooper has put his name to plethora of projects including (take a deep breath): the western family feud saga "The Hatfields And The McCoys" with Brad Pitt attached; an adaptation of William Styron's "Lie Down In Darkness" with Jennifer Lawrence attached; an adaptation of Bob Dylan's "Brownsville Girl" also with Brad Pitt attached; a remake of the Argentinian thriller "Carancho"; former Noah Baumbach project "The Emperor's Children" and the conman tale "The Man In Rockefeller Suit." But it's a gig he took last summer that has now firmly take the pole position with a major star on board.

Review: Overwrought & Superficial ‘Flowers Of War’ Never Even Blooms

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 20, 2012 4:33 PM
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While the historically overlooked massacre and genocide of China's city of Nanking is experiencing a resurgence in cultural awareness (and therefore cinema) as an under-remembered tragedy worth memorializing (see the 2007 documentary "Nanking"), the brutal events – Japan killing 200,000 people in their 1937 overthrowing of the region – is still mostly unknown outside of the East.

Batman Will Return To The Batcave In 'The Dark Knight Rises'; Christopher Nolan Says Bane's Mumbling Will Make Sense In Context

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 12, 2012 9:19 AM
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Other than the back-and-forth over whether Christopher Nolan had "fixed" the sound on the IMAX prologue that's been playing before "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" (Summary: he had! Except, oh, wait, he hadn't), 2012 has been quiet (so far) for what's widely expected to be the biggest film of the year, Batman three-quel "The Dark Knight Rises." But given the general flood of rumor, conjecture and minutiae around the eagerly-anticipated project, that couldn't last long, and the dam has broken in the last few days.

A Football Field Implodes? Over-Scrutinizing 'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 20, 2011 2:44 PM
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At the close of 2011, Warner Bros. hit us with a tease of 2012's biggest blockbuster event, the trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises." What's interesting about this trailer isn't what it reveals as much as what it hides and obscures.

Watch: Trailer For Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' Hints At A Dark & Epic Final Conclusion To The Batman Saga

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 19, 2011 1:21 PM
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Yes, you may have seen a cruddy version of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer a few days ago, the third and final film in his epic Batman trilogy, or the big-screen version in front of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," but if you struggled to hear and see what it all was about, behold the beautiful, high-definition version that is not only incredibly impressive, but looks wickedly ominous and striking. The wonderful thing that Nolan does with all his trailers is make the stakes of his films look incredibly high, as in do-or-die, and "The Dark Knight Rises" looks no different. This looks dark with deep and powerful consequences around every corner. It appears that some kind of army is rising and it's something that neither Batman nor Gotham has ever faced.

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