‘Dark Knight’ Blows Away Box Office

‘Dark Knight’ Blows Away Box Office

JokerIt wasn’t easy being the competition this weekend. Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight,’ shot past ‘Spider-Man 3’s’ record debut to claim the spot of highest weekend opening ever, the film earned $155.4 million domestically. [Read more…]

Review: The Dark Knight

Review: The Dark Knight

dark-knight-rooftop.jpgWith the recent spate of comic book-based movies, we’re in a golden age. It is no longer just okay to throw characters onto the screen with poor dialogue and ludicrous scenarios. The bar has been raised every summer. And the bar is now sky high. Now comic book movies must face the dizzying heights achieved by Christopher Nolan and ‘The Dark Knight.’ [Read more…]

Close-Up: Christopher Nolan

Close-Up: Christopher Nolan

christophernolan.jpgChristopher Nolan is arguably one of the most interesting and talented directors to emerge in the past ten years. His films have received both commercial and critical praise, and his latest, ‘The Dark Knight,’ has been receiving so much praise, and is poised to be the biggest hit of the summer.

Nolan, a graduate of Haileybury College, grew up in the Chicago area, making films with his Dad’s Super 8 Camera. After studying English literature at University College London, he filmed several shorts for the college’s film society. He made his first feature in 1996, titled ‘Following’ [Read more…]

‘Batman: Gotham Knight’ Trailer

The official trailer for the upcoming direct-to-DVD release of ‘Batman: Gotham Knight’ has hit the Internet. The film, comprised of 6 short, anime-style features, will be released on July 8th, 2008, about a week and a half before the theatrical release of ‘The Dark Knight.’

Is it me, or does Batman’s voice sound kind of weird?

Anyways, check it out!

Mortal Kombat and DC Comics Universes to Collide

In the future, universes will merge! Dogs will be playing with cats, and DC Comics characters will be fighting Mortal Kombat Characters.
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Bale Talks Batman

Check out Entertainment Weekly’s talk with ‘The Dark Knight’ star Christian Bale at ShoWest. In the interview he discusses being Batman, the franchise, Ledger and even sounds jazzed for a 3rd go as the Caped Crusader. The bat-suit must be more comfortable now.

Read the interview with Bale here.

The Lonely Reviewer: Episode 2

The Lonely Reviewers are back with Episode 2 of the Lonely Reviewer Show, this time, we’ve got actual opening titles.

Vatche and Justin discuss the results of the Oscars, the next Bourne film, X-Files 2, Batman: Gotham Knight, and have their DVD pick of the week.

Check out the new episode, and let us know what you think, email the show at lrshow@lonelyreviewer.com.

WB Pushes ‘Justice’

Things are all ahead full on Justice League, set to be released in 2009. Production was set to begin prior to the strike, but was held off so the writers could give the script another polish (since when do studios make smart moves like that, which makes me wonder how bad the script really is).

The film is being directed by George Miller and written by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. It is set to star Adrien Brody as Flash, Rap artists Common as the Green Lantern, Armie Hammer Jr. (he’s probably heard it all) as Batman, and Megan Gale as Wonder Woman.

I’m not sure how a film like this will effect its other franchises with already existing interpretations of characters (i.e. Nolan’s vision of Batman), which is good that its not coming out the same summer. I’ve never been a huge Justice League fan, but I have no doubt there’s a big audience for this one.

Batman: Gotham Knight Update

As a follow up to our previous article discussing the upcoming direct-to-DVD feature ‘Batman: Gotham Knight’, Warner Bros. Home Video has issued a press release with the details of the upcoming DVD, now officially slated for availability on July 8, 2008. The DVD will hit shelves about a week and a half before the theater release of ‘The Dark Knight’ on July 18, 2008.

The DVD will be available in as a single DVD and a special edition 2-disc DVD with bonus features including a featurette titled ‘A Mirror for the Bat: The Evil Denizens of Gotham City’ and a sneak-peek at the upcoming animated DC movie ‘Wonder Woman’ amongst others.

Batman: Gotham Knight Preview

Preceding the release of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight this summer will come a direct-to-DVD titled, Batman: Gotham Knight. Very much in the vein of The Animatrix, Gotham Knight is a series of six animated shorts that take place between the events of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Each animated short was written by different writers, offering up their own take on Nolan’s world for the Dark Knight. The whole project is being directed by Bruce Timm, producer of Batman: The Animated Series.

For a 10-minute preview of the DVD, click on this here link.