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A comparison of Bane’s voice in “The Dark Knight Rises” before and after editing

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Here’s a video for everyone who told me: A) That they didn’t notice any change in Bane’s voice from the early preview of “The Dark Knight Rises” to the final film; and B) that Bane’s voice sounded perfectly natural in the movie. Bane's voice comparison (IMAX prologue vs… by mrstevenrichter Yup, I still say he […]

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15 things that bugged me about “The Dark Knight Rises”

July 25th, 2012 · 51 Comments

Okay, so I think I’ve waited long enough to run this, since most of the people I know who were excited about “The Dark Knight Rises” have seen it already, and the ban on spoilers seems to be have been reduced from “spoil the movie and die a slow, painful death” to something akin to […]

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Some big questions “The Dark Knight Rises” didn’t answer about Batman’s future [SPOILER WARNING]

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

I’ve made it clear that I wasn’t a fan of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie, but I tried not to let that color an article I wrote about some of the big questions that I — and many fans of the film who I’ve discussed it with — were left asking […]

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Why “The Dark Knight Rises” is the worst superhero movie of the year (so far)…

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

I wanted to like “The Dark Knight Rises” — I really, truly did. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it at all. And that’s why I felt bad writing this review. Not only was I disappointed in myself for being disappointed in the movie, but I was disappointed in Christopher Nolan for dropping the ball on what […]

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“No Man’s Land” and four more comics to read before (or after) seeing “The Dark Knight Rises”

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

I try to look at every comic book movie as an opportunity to get more people interested in comics, and “The Dark Knight Rises” is no exception. As I’ve done with superhero movies in the past, I put together a Batman-friendly reading list for “The Dark Knight Rises” that suggests five comics that will supplement […]

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Why Hollywood should turn to “Batman and the Monster Men” after “The Dark Knight Rises”

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Now that Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman movies is concluding with “The Dark Knight Rises,” it’s time to start thinking about what’s next for Gotham’s favorite vigilante. In this week’s “Adapt This” column for IFC, I suggested that Hollywood should turn to Matt Wagner’s 2005 miniseries Batman and the Monster Men for inspiration. Here’s an […]

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If there’s no Batcopter in The Dark Knight Rises, we’re through… professionally.

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments

While I was thinking about potential features to pitch for this week’s premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises,” my mind turned to all of the crazy gadgets and vehicles Batman has used over the years in his movies — all the way back to the campy 1966 movie in which he fought off an exploding […]

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