Archive for Batman Begins

News: New The Dark Knight Rises TV Spot And Some Spoilers

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Here’s a quick update – A new The Dark Knight Rises TV spot has surfaced focussing on the relationship between Batman (Christian Bale) and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway). Are they friends or enemies? This little clip gives us a clue. Continue reading

News: The Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign Reveals Some Juicy Details

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

The Dark Knight Rises is almost upon us. With little under a month to go, we still know surprisingly little about the plot of the film (which can only be a good thing), but the viral campaign is giving us a nice taster of what’s happened in Christopher Nolan’s Bat-universe since the events of The Dark Knight. Continue reading

News: The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack Snippets, Pics, And New TV Spot

Posted in Movies, Music, News, Soundtrack with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

The Dark Knight Rises is nearing release. There’s little over a month is left until we finally see the end of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. The IMAX tickets have gone on sale and I was lucky enough to get mine. Were you? Anyway, the marketing continues to gather pace and we’ve got few interesting things to show you. Continue reading

Feature: “I’m Gotham’s Reckoning” – The Dark Knight Rises Third Trailer Breakdown

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

It was a long wait (over four months) but last week we finally got the third and final The Dark Knight Rises trailer. In comparison to the all-encompassing media blitz that accompanied Marvel’s The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises marketing has been relatively restrained and sedate. This must be down to the quiet confidence Warner Bros. have in Christopher Nolan and the final part in the Dark Knight trilogy.

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News: The Dark Knight Rises Flying Vehicle Named And Spoilers *WARNING*

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

So, last night I dreamt my friend, @BunchOfSteve, and I were invited to see the première of The Dark Knight Rises. No, true story. I’m not making this up for an interesting intro. I would never do that. Anyway, we were watching the film and it was AWFUL. I mean, George Lucas could have done better. Turned out Chris Nolan had made the film deliberately dreadful as part of an elaborate practical joke… and then I woke up. What’s this got to do with anything? Well, not a lot, but we may have a name for Batman’s new flying vehicle and some fairly big spoilers too. Continue reading

News: The Dark Knight Rises Official Trailer Released

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

I said it wouldn’t be long until we got The Dark Knight Rises trailer after Saturday’s leak, and I was right. Two whole English days later and here we are, able to watch it super shiny HD. What are you waiting for? Get to it! It’s fricking EPIC.

Enjoy it? Yeah, you did! Go on, watch it again. I’ll be here, waiting. Continue reading

News: The Dark Knight Rises Finishes Filming

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

Well, that’s it. Chris Nolan’s filming has finished on The Dark Knight Rises. No more leaks for us to obsessively pour over. What are we gonna do now? I know – A recap on everything we’ve covered before, and some things that we didn’t! That’ll do, right?

So, the teaser poster.  Continue reading

Superman Returns…

Posted in Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2006 by Bjorn Grainger

(This blog was originally written on Myspace)

For the first time in what feels like AGES, I ventured to the local cinema and caught a moofie. It was Superman Returns, a film I’ve been stupidly excited aboot since, like, christmas or something. My review – It was good. Really good. But not great.

The set pieces were FANTASTIC, the plane rescue and saving of Metropolis were superbly done. Brandon Routh is eerily reminiscent of Christopher Reeve, playing Clark with warmth and Superman with strength and dignity. Kevin Spacey is brilliant as Lex Luthor, his performace the perfect level of ham and genuine menace. On the downside, it was a little long, there’s a plot spoiler point really irks my fanboy sensibilities, and the ending was a bit ‘fneh’.

In my personal superhero movie ranking, Superman Returns would come behind Spider-Man/Spider-Man 2, and Batman Begins, but far ahead of the likes of The Hulk and Daredevil.

So, go see it, i say! Even if it’s just to play ‘spot the Christ allegory’…