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Listen: Before & After Comparison Of Bane's Voice In 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus Deleted Scene Details

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 28, 2012 10:07 AM
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If there's one thing we unapologetically love about the ambitious and occasionally irksome "The Dark Knight Rises," it's Tom Hardy and his deliciously evil voice as Bane, the muscular zealot behind much of the movie's jumbo-sized mayhem. While some audience members still claim that his voice was indecipherable, this was a much bigger problem a few months ago, when the IMAX-shot aerial prologue was shown attached to select prints of Brad Bird's "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol." Now someone has done a compare-and-contrast, while details of a brief deleted scene have also emerged.

Christopher Nolan Talks The Politics & Influences Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' & More From the Film's Press Tour

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2012 10:00 AM
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"The Dark Knight Rises" is finally in theaters, and has been inspiring furious debate all weekend and into this week. But what there's relatively little of, compared to most major blockbusters, is thoughts on the film, and its production, from the filmmakers and cast themselves. Christopher Nolan is relatively press-shy (he doesn't do online press at all, outside press conferences), and compared to the onslaught of interviews that most tentpoles unleash, "The Dark Knight Rises" knew it was a sure thing, and didn't feel the need to chuck out the same sound bites endlessly.

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.

The Bondurant Boys Pack Heat In New Images From 'Lawless'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 12:36 PM
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While Tom Hardy made his biggest impression on North American audiences with his dashing, charming turn in Christopher Nolan's "Inception" (with that persona used to far lesser effect in "This Means War"), this summer he's offering up two roles which find him brooding behind a mask, and under a hat. The first, of course, is as the hulk-tacular Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," where even with his face obscured, he commands considerable terror. And in just about a month, he's back at the multiplex as the monosyllabic (but also quite hilarious) Forrest Bondurant in John Hillcoat's "Lawless."

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."

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.

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.

A Visual Guide To The Guns Of John Hillcoat's 'Lawless'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2012 12:02 PM
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Well, this is a curious bit of marketing from The Weinstein Company for John Hillcoat's "Lawless." Although, considering the wonky campaign for "The Road," this is becoming par for the course for Hillcoat's films.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Won't Shoot In 3D, But Will Be Post-Converted

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 29, 2012 11:16 AM
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Minor news out of Namibia today which may upset some slightly, but all in all, it shouldn't be much of a concern. George Miller's long-gestating "Mad Max: Fury Road," which had been in the works for a few years now, but was delayed for almost 24 months due to innapropriate weather conditions (Australian deserts that were too lush and green instead of barren), won't be shooting in 3D as originally planned.

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