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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 Pics, Empire Interviews, And New TV Spots

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

The Dark Knight Rises hype machine is now at full steam ahead (not that needs it). Magazines and websites are printing their exclusive interviews and visits to the set, and new pics to promote the film are being released every day, like the Batman one above… Continue reading

News: New The Dark Knight Rises Poster And Six Character Pics

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

The new (and final?) The Dark Knight Rises poster has been released to a reaction of overwhelming sighs from geeks throughout he world. It seems that WB’s marketing department had a half day and let the work experience kid knock out a quick Photoshop of Bats standing around looking moody. Continue reading

News: The Dark Knight Rises EW Scans And High Res Pics

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

A few days ago we posted the news that Batman and Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises grace the cover of the latest Entertainment Weekly. Well, now the magazine is in the hands of the public, we’ve managed to get ahold of some scans of the pics within. Let’s have a look, shall we? Continue reading

Feature: The Top Five Movie Bromances

Posted in Comics, Movies, Thoughts, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The one day a year in which we get to celebrate love in all its forms, huff and puff loudly at the crass commercialisation of a martyred saint, or, you know, do the sex. Whatever your view, we can all agree it’s a great excuse to roll out silly feature, so The Shootening is taking a look at the greatest love of all – The bromance. We’ve all heard the saying – Bros before females (no sexist/misogynist language here, please), but what of those poor unfortunate types who know not what this love is? Well, don’t worry we have the top five examples neatly listed for you below.

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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

LiveBlog: Batman: Arkham City

Posted in Game Review, Games, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

SPOILER WARNING. From here in out I’m going to be giving away story and plot points. If you intend on playing the game and want to remain spoiler-free, stop flipping reading, you idiots. For everyone else, welcome.

A little re-cap before we begin – Batman: Arkham City is the sequel to Rocksteady’s 2009 hit Batman: Arkham Asylum, in which you are tasked with stopping the nefarious Joker as he breaks free and takes over the institute for the criminally insane. Locked inside the asylum with The Joker and many other members of Batman’s colourful cast, you are the only thing that stands in their way of the total destruction of Gotham City.

Arkham Asylum is a brilliant game. Crafted with such care and attention to detail, it finally gave Batman, and superheroes, a videogame they could be proud of. It would of been my Game Of The Year, if not for a stellar Uncharted 2: Amongst Thieves. To say I was excited about Asylum’s follow-up, Arkham City, would be an understatement. Let’s get to it, shall we?

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