Posts tagged "The Dark Knight Rises"

The Fire Rises: Nolan Concludes His "Dark Knight" Trilogy in Stunning, Spectacular Fashion

The Fire Rises: Nolan Concludes His "Dark Knight" Trilogy in Stunning, Spectacular Fashion
First things first, The Dark Knight Rises is not The Dark Knight.  Check those expectations at the door.  Heath Ledger is gone, and nobody will ever replace his iconic Joker.  The Dark Knight is a modern masterpiece and was robbed of a Best Picture Oscar (to say nothing of a nomination even).  Christopher Nolan set... Read more »

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman & Robin (1997)

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman & Robin (1997)
BATMAN & ROBIN (1997) Oh, how the mighty have fallen.  What started as a runaway pop cultural juggernaut under Burton had, by 1997, devolved into a joke.  And not even a funny joke – a pathetic one.  I’m sure there are worse superhero films that have been made, I just can’t think of any.  Batman... Read more »

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast - Breaking Bad and Batman

Hey! I finally got last night’s podcast posted. Yay me. We changed up the cast of characters a little bit last night. Andy Daglas was busy watching The Bachelorette, so John Hammerle and Andrew Daar filled in for him. We discussed Breaking Bad and The Dark Knight Rises and other movies we liked and did... Read more »
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The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman Forever (1995)

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman Forever (1995)
BATMAN FOREVER (1995) Warner Bros. made a concerted effort away from the gothic stylings of Tim Burton when it hired Joel Schumacher to direct the third Batman film.  Schumacher has long been a director of more style than substance, and the Batman franchise let him indulge all of his worst, over-the-top instincts.  Though Burton stayed... Read more »

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman Returns (1992)

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman Returns (1992)
BATMAN RETURNS (1992) With the massive success of Batman under their belt ($250 million in the U.S. alone – in ’89 dollars! With no 3D upcharges!), Tim Burton and Michael Keaton reunited for the inevitable sequel.  But that kind of success gives a filmmaker plenty of clout, so Burton seemingly cashed in on that newfound... Read more »

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-watching Batman (1989)

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-watching Batman (1989)
In honor of next weekend’s release of the hugely anticipated trilogy capper, The Dark Knight Rises, and because I’ve just recently re-watched all of the Burton/Schumacher films with my son, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to reflect back on the first four Batman movies that paved the way for Christopher Nolan’s take.  Forget the ’60s... Read more »
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First Teaser Poster for The Dark Knight Rises Revealed!

First Teaser Poster for The Dark Knight Rises Revealed!
Be on the lookout for the first teaser trailer this week as well.  It will be attached to all prints of Harry Potter this weekend, and will likely hit the Internet a day or two before that.