Is there really any doubt that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is the best Batman movie? Sure, arguments can be made for others but, with his second film, Nolan was able to strike a perfect balance of all things Batman, and thus anchor a legendary trilogy.
This weekend, a new man dons the famous cape and cowl. To mark the occasion, we decided to go back and see how Keaton and Bale, via Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and Christopher Nolan’s 2005 Batman Begins, held up. Spoiler alert—they hold up really, really well.
Film editor Miguel Branco has gone and taken most of the films adapted from DC Comic properties, and it makes them all look pretty good together, even if they’re not part of the same cinematic universe.
While out on publicity for his latest movie, The Knight of Cups, Christian Bale has expressed some second thoughts about his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
The very first teaser for Batman Begins had a laser-guided focus: to remind you that this was far from the goofy Batmans of Forever, of Batman & Robin or Batman ‘66. But apparently, its bleak monologuing was even a bit too much for the actual (and plenty grim) movie itself.
Nobody explains things better than Morgan Freeman. No matter how nonsensical, crazy or profound, everything sounds better when he explains it. We only use 10 percent of our brains? Sure. A mystical prophecy? Makes sense. But just to prove it, here are nearly 40 clips of Freeman explaining stuff.
Each actor who auditioned for the role of Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins had to do their best Batman while wearing Val Kilmer's batsuit. Watch Christian Bale's, when he was going a bit lighter on the gravelly Batman voice.
Every once in a while, a movie comes along that changes everything. A film that rewrites the rules and influences a generation of film-makers. But all too often, the people who imitate these ground-breaking movies miss the point. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy movies from which everybody copied the wrong…
It's hard to imagine, given Batman's popularity and ubiquity over the last 80 years, that someone would not know the basic concept behind the caped crusader. And yet, not only do some people not know what Batman is all about, those people apparently all work in ABC Family's promo department, which made the above…
Hard to imagine now — but Christopher Nolan's first conversations with Heath Ledger were actually about playing Batman, not the Joker. But Ledger told Nolan that "he'd never do this kinda film," according to a talk Nolan gave last night at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. But by the time came that Nolan was casting…
A lot of the characters we love from science fiction and fantasy learned how to harness their powers and intellect in school: skilled wizards, mad scientists with PhDs in horribleness, carefully trained military officers, mutant superheroes who studied T.H. White. But there are plenty of heroes and villains who…
It's halfway through the summer movie season, and there's a lot of hand-wringing about the state of the Tentpole Film — yes, in spite of Avengers. This year has seen some huge high-profile flops, plus some massive films that underperformed Stateside. And meanwhile, some of the biggest films in the pipeline are having…
The coolest new vehicle in Christopher Nolan's new Batman film is probably the new Batplane, which has been renamed simply the Bat. That's the vehicle that Batman tells Catwoman is not a car, just before he takes to the skies and dodges two missiles, in some of the recent Dark Knight Rises trailers — and here's some…
You know how they always say that no animals were harmed in the making of a movie? It's usually true, but that doesn't mean that the animals didn't have an interesting time along the way.
Some of the coolest machines in science fiction are cars. Everybody from Rick Deckard to the Doctor (from Doctor Who) has rocked a cool set of wheels. And some amazing artists have reimagined these iconic vehicles.
Since Sucker Punch failed to conquer the box office, there's been lots of speculation about why it was a box office failure. Was it too stylized? Was it the reviews? Did it fail to appeal to women or older adults?
Now that we've seen our first Green Lantern footage, opinions are divided. But one thing's sure: the closer Hal's origin sticks to the comics, the better off we'll be. Here are six superhero origins Hollywood captured, and six they ruined.
Christopher Nolan has made it pretty clear his next Batman film will be his last. The story will be over... but the need for more Bat-films won't be. What do you think Warner Bros. will fill the Nolan void with?
Will the director of The Dark Knight rescue us from Hollywood's summer of meh? Early reviews of Christopher Nolan's Inception are out, and they promise a complex, thrilling movie. Will it live up to the hype? Some spoilers ahead.
So almost all your favorite TV shows are on hiatus now. But don't panic! There's still new Futurama, plus a Greatest American Hero marathon. But more importantly, some of the strangest programming of the year airs during these summer doldrums.