Archive for Batman

News: First Look At Russell Crowe In Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Darren Aronofsky is one of my favourite directors. His work is usually bleak (Requiem For A Dream is CRUSHING) and populated by flawed and self-destructive characters, but I can’t get enough of it. He was attached to the Batman reboot before Warner Bros. settled on Christopher Nolan, and was even due to direct The Wolverine for Fox before having to drop out because of the long overseas shoot. I would have very much liked to have seen that. Anyway, that freed him up to make the long gestating project of Noah.

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Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Posted in Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Third parts are notoriously difficult in films. If things haven’t been planned out from the start they feel like horrible cash-ins, where that once fresh and original idea has long since milked dry. At best you ignore them, deny they ever existed. At worst, they kill off all the enjoyment you had in the series. The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s final part in his Dark Knight trilogy. Will Nolan give us the ending we want? Will Batman get the send off he deserves? Read on and find out. Continue reading

News: The Dark Knight Rises ‘Journey’ Trailer, Clips, And Pics

Posted in Movies, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger


The Dark Knight Rises is almost here. Exactly one week to go. This where things become unbearable. Do we wait, avoiding all promo material in case something should spoil the movie, or should we gorge on every little detail and jones like a crack addict waiting for their next fix until the film is finally released? If you’re here reading this, I think I know your choice… Continue reading

News: Hans Zimmer’s Full The Dark Knight Rises Score, Thirteen Minute Featurette, And New Pics!

Posted in Music, Soundtrack, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

We’ve been teased with snippets of Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises over recent weeks and from what we’ve heard everything has sounded suitably epic. Now Empire has managed to get ahold of the soundtrack in its entirety and has been kind enough to stream it for us to listen. Check out the thunderous “Gotham’s Reckoning” down below. Continue reading

News: The Dark Knight Rises New Posters, Fourteen Minutes Of Soundtrack, And International Trailer

Posted in Movies, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

It wouldn’t be The Shootening without an update on The Dark Knight Rises, would it? What am I going to do when it’s all over? Stare blankly at the computer screen, I expect. Before that happens, though, let’s check out today’s TDKR news. First up, there’s a new viral poster of Bane (Tom Hardy) which is pretty frickin’ cool.

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News: More The Dark Knight Rises Runtime, Viral Marketing, New Synopsis, And That MTV Trailer

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

So, the BBFC has confirmed that The Dark Knight Rises clocks in with a runtime of two hours and forty five minutes. That’s more than enough to numb the shapeliest of bums, but is it enough time to reach the ridiculous heights of our massively inflated expectations? We’ll see in seventeen days. In the meantime, let’s keep the hype-machine ticking over my covering everything released of the last few days. Continue reading

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: Exclusive Nokia The Dark Knight Rises Trailer

Posted in Movies, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

This one kind of snuck up on us – Ailing phone giant Nokia have an exclusive trailer from The Dark Knight Rises, containing some sparkly new never-seen-before footage. Here was I thinking we’d have to make do with TV spots until the film’s released, so this is a nice little surprise that will raise expectation levels just a little bit higher. Anyway, without further ado, let’s check it out, shall we? 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