Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Christopher Nolan Reflects On His Trilogy & Says Goodbye To The Batman Films In Farewell Letter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 24, 2012 6:01 PM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
Shed a tear, because the Batman franchise under the stewardship of Christopher Nolan is now over. In our most recent podcast we've discussed where another Batman movie may go, and what we hope Nolan gets up to next, but the director himself has taken a quick pause to reflect on what he has created in the three movies that have ended with "The Dark Knight Rises."

Podcast: The Playlist Talks 'The Dark Knight Rises' & Where Christopher Nolan & The Batman Franchise Goes Next

  • By Erik McClanahan
  • |
  • July 24, 2012 2:40 PM
  • |
  • 16 Comments
The podcast returns this week with our third episode on Christpher Nolan's third, and final, Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." The discussion around the Playlist water cooler has been dominated by the film, with most of the staff, like our critic's review, pretty much loving it. Host Erik McClanahan brings on Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and Comptroller Rodrigo Perez to give their thoughts on the film. We also discuss where the franchise could potentially go from here (good luck to whomever follows Nolan with their take on the caped crusader) and look at what's next for Nolan. 

Christopher Nolan Says Next Batman Director Should Stay True "To What They Believe In" & Not Worry What Others Want

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 24, 2012 9:04 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Such is the times we live in that only four days after "The Dark Knight Rises" opened and broke box office records, we're already wondering about where the franchise goes next. And it's not entirely an absurd notion. This summer, Sony is having a solid success with "The Amazing Spider-Man" (over $600 million worldwide and counting), only five years after Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3." And while there is no timeline on when the cowl and cape will be back in action with a new actor and director, Christopher Nolan does have some words of advice for the next director - and it's not to listen to the fans.

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

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • July 23, 2012 3:20 PM
  • |
  • 55 Comments
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.

Christopher Nolan Responds To Rush Limbaugh's Comments; Conan O'Brien Cuts A New 'Dark Knight Rises' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 19, 2012 1:12 PM
  • |
  • 29 Comments
"The Dark Knight Rises" opens in theaters tomorrow, and it seems to be making everyone a little bit crazy. Bat-obsessives kneeling at the altar of Christopher Nolan have unleashed their fury at critical reviews of the film on Rotten Tomatoes, forcing the movie rating aggregators to turn off comments on all reviews for the pic entirely (side note: Warner Bros. owns Rotten Tomatoes so make of that what you will). Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh unleashed his usual bit of crazy, suggesting that the villain of Bane is some scheme to get voters confused about Mitt Romney's various Bain Capital controversies. Now it's time for a rejoinder.

Christopher Nolan Still Doesn't Like 3D; Neil Blomkamp Says 48fps Has An "Alien Quality" To It

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
  • |
  • July 19, 2012 11:25 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
With studios looking for more and more ways to razzle/dazzle audiences, and get a higher ticket price at the same time, directors are taking up the challenge. Guys like Peter Jackson and James Cameron are pushing things forward with “The Hobbit” due later this year in select cinemas in 48fps and “Avatar” breaking in the blockbuster 3D era. They both regard the technology as progress, but as two other prominent directors have recently demonstrated, there are still quite a few helmers devoted to a more classic style of cinema.

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

  • By Todd Gilchrist
  • |
  • July 16, 2012 3:00 AM
  • |
  • 55 Comments
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
  • |
  • July 13, 2012 2:21 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
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.

Watch: 2 New Clips From 'The Dark Knight Rises'; Christopher Nolan Says Catwoman Deserves A Spinoff

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 12, 2012 8:04 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
We're just over a week away from "The Dark Knight Rises" swooping into theaters, and Warner Bros. is throwing everything they've got at the movie to ensure it will be one of the year's biggest films. Not that they have to worry. They could've declined to show anything from the movie until today, and there would still be lines around the block next weekend (hope you got your tickets early, folks) but thankfully for Bat-fans they haven't taken that approach. Instead, we get a pretty sweet new Mondo poster above, a new clip (via Total Film) below, and, already, teases of a Catwoman movie.

Does Christopher Nolan Already Know What He's Directing Next? Michael Caine Says He's In It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 10, 2012 4:56 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
There are few directors as secretive as Christopher Nolan, so when a little nugget of info that drops seemingly be accident, it tends to get latched on to. And while Nolan hasn't said what he plans post-Batman -- he recently told "Nightline" he didn't have anything immediate (see below) -- it looks like his closest collaborators may have an inkling.

Email Updates

Recent Comments