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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Explains Why There Doesn't Need To Be A Spin-Off Movie From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 15, 2012 6:16 PM
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One: don't read any further unless you've already seen "The Dark Knight Rises." And if you haven't, ask yourself: what's the deal? There will be major spoilers throughout this post. OK? Good. Let's move on and not throw eggs at David Cronenberg for a second.

David Cronenberg Calls 'The Dark Knight' Movies "Boring," Says Christopher Nolan's Best Film Is 'Memento'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 4:51 PM
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For those of you have queued up to see "The Dark Knight Rises" three or four times now, and are ready to proclaim it as a filmmaking masterwork, David Cronenberg has got a news flash for y'all. “A superhero movie, by definition, you know, it’s comic book. It’s for kids. It’s adolescent in its core,” Cronenberg recently told Next Movie. “That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is, you know, supreme cinema art, I don’t think they know what the fuck they’re talking about.” Looks like the director brought some burn sauce with him from Canada on his press rounds for "Cosmopolis."

Deleted Scene In 'The Dark Knight Rises' Explains Bane's Origin; Movie Becomes Year's No. 2 Grossing Film So Far

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2012 4:21 PM
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Christopher Nolan has never been one to overshare, and certainly when it comes to deleted scenes, it's not exactly something he believes in. Neither "Batman Begins" or "The Dark Knight" home video releases contain any extra footage among their plethora of extras, and thus far with "The Dark Knight Rises" there has only been one official still and a script page that reveals anything that Nolan might've left on the cutting room floor. But it appears there is certainly a bit more.

Watch: Fascinating Featurette On Sound Design & Music For 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus Behind The Scenes Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 5:07 PM
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Much of the lead up to "The Dark Knight Rises" saw everyone involved keep their mouths shut regarding any details at all about the movie. Christopher Nolan's desire for secrecy kept pretty much every aspect of the production on lockdown, but now that the movie is in theaters, the curtain can be opened up a lot more.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2012 6:01 PM
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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
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  • July 24, 2012 2:40 PM
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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
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  • July 24, 2012 9:04 AM
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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
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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.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 1:12 PM
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"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
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  • July 19, 2012 11:25 AM
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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.

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