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Watch: 40-Minute Talk With Sam Mendes & Paul Greengrass About 'Skyfall,' 'The Avengers,' 'The Dark Knight' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2013 11:40 AM
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Well, here's a pretty fascinating converastion for anyone interested in watching two seasoned, veteran directors talk about their craft and more.

Is WB Thinking Of Revisiting 'The Dark Knight' Trilogy? Studio Confirms Christopher Nolan Not Doing 'Justice League'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 3:35 PM
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Hoo boy, just as one rumor is put firmly in the ground, enough room is given for more to crop back up, so take a take a deep breath and get ready to geek out...

Watch: Michael Caine Reveals Alfred's Backstory In 'The Dark Knight' Trilogy, Compares Christopher Nolan To David Lean

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2012 11:38 AM
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"The Dark Knight Rises" may be on home video for your viewing pleasure, with plenty to dig into among the extras, but that doesn't mean there still isn't more to discover about the film. The promotion for the movie continues and over at the Warner Bros. UK YouTube channel, they've thrown up an interview with Michael Caine (aka Alfred) and there are some choice revelations that will please diehard fans.

Exclusive: Sam Mendes Says He Was "Not At All" Interested In Bond At First, Took Direct Inspiration From Nolan's 'Dark Knight' Films

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 18, 2012 4:25 PM
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Sam Mendes may be a self-confessed long-time fan of the James Bond franchise, but he's known for more humanistic dramas like "American Beauty," "Road to Perdition" and "Revolutionary Road," and the director said the Bond series wasn't something that appealed to him as a filmmaker. Asked if he was interested in doing a Bond movie during an exclusive interview with The Playlist, Mendes the filmmaker said quite the contrary, "No, not at all," he admitted, and noted that his mind was changed by Daniel Craig who approached the filmmaker to see if he was interested in helming "Skyfall."

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Dark Knight'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 19, 2012 10:03 AM
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"Batman Begins" had been a modest hit, taking nearly $400 million worldwide, but given that "Superman Returns" made slightly more in 2006, and failed to launch a franchise, Christopher Nolan had to really push the boat out for his second film. And he certainly did. "The Dark Knight" was longer, bigger and better than its predecessor, pioneering the use of IMAX cameras in feature films and introducing one of the most unforgettable performances in genre movies, in the shape of Heath Ledger's Joker, who became an instant icon the moment the first trailer appeared.

Watch: Bank Robbery Sequence From 'The Dark Knight' Set To Bernard Herrmann's 'Vertigo' Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2012 4:56 PM
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While there are many who will swear that Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon was intentionally designed to sync up perfectly with "The Wizard of Oz," sometimes there are just happy coincidences. And that's what you could probably call this intriguing re-edit of the bank robbery sequence that opens Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight."

Discuss: Eric Roberts Says 'The Dark Knight' Didn't "Educate, Enlighten, Move, Comfort" -- Is He Right?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 11:45 AM
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A few of years ago, fanboys got in a hullabaloo when Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" -- the box office smash and critical favorite which wound up on numerous top ten lists of 2008 -- missed out on Best Picture and Best Director nominations at the Oscars. Unofficially, the snub is seen as one of the major reasons the Academy expanded the field in the Best Picture category in 2009. But now that we have hindsight behind us, was "The Dark Knight" really one of the great movies of that year? Or just a supremely above average piece of popcorn entertainment? According to Eric Roberts, it's more than latter.

A Very Candid Terry Gilliam Unloads On 'Transformers 3,' 'Tintin,' 'The Dark Knight' & John Williams

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 1:38 PM
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If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that Terry Gilliam is really, really grumpy. And or at least, very hilariously candid. Maybe it's the fact that he's constantly marginalized, besides having the oversized imagination and actor loyalty that would (you'd think) make him a big time Hollywood asset, or that every movie he's involved in seems to be an anguished, never-ending process that results in films as lackluster as "The Brothers Grimm" and "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" (oof). While we haven't been able to depend on quality films (or indeed films at all) from him in the last couple of years, we can at least count on Gilliam shooting his mouth off about big time films and famous filmmakers, because, really, what can the establishment possibly do to him at this point?

Third Batman Entitled 'The Dark Knight Rises,' The Riddler Won't Be The Villain, Film Won't Be In 3D

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 27, 2010 1:55 AM
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Damn, Who Decided Wednesday Was Killer Big News Day?Guys, some of us are trying to write reviews, features and DVD pieces, christ. Hot on the heels that Robert Rodriguez is off "Deadpool," "The Hobbit" is confirmed for a New Zealand shoot and James Cameron has officially decided that his next two films will be "Avatar 2 & 3" comes some major news on Christopher Nolan's sequel to "The Dark Knight."

'Batman 3' Reportedly Looking For Female Lead

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 26, 2010 5:35 AM
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File Under ShockerWe're tempted to file this one under, "no shit, sherlock," but a) we're back on our don't-be-outraged medication this week and b) we'll admit, this is, we suppose an interesting, if very foreseeable, development.

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