“Batman” Rumors Fly

Ain’t It Cool News has an interesting rumor about the much talked-about third Christopher Nolan Batman movie.  The article says that Nolan wants to shoot the third Batman fully in IMAX.  They say this is a rumor for several reasons.  One main reason being that, well, it could prove incredibly difficult.  In fact, Ain’t It Cool goes as far to say that Nolan might be making next summer’s “Inception” as a way to buy a little more time to get a camera made to his specifications.

Now, is this true?  I don’t know.  Is it believable?  Well, sure.

Frankly, I’m more excited that Nolan is talking and thinking about a third Batman movie, than learning how he wants to possibly shoot it.  (That excitement will come later.)

Also, the report that Megan Fox is playing Catwoman?  That’s a lie.  Ain’t gonna happen.  You’re welcome.

LA Film Critics Names ‘Wall-E’ Top Film

LA Film Critics Names ‘Wall-E’ Top Film

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In one of the first best-of lists of the year, the Los Angeles Film Critics have named Pixar’s ‘Wall-E’ the best movie of 2008.  ‘The Dark Knight’ was named runner up.  Danny Boyle was named best director for ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ while Christopher Nolan was named runner up.

In case you think it was a case of also ran for Batman, Heath Ledger was named best supporting actor.

What does this mean?  Well… Not much really.  These are the critics that gave top honors to ‘Brazil,’ and ‘American Splendor,’ and that really didn’t translate into Oscar gold.  Still, it’s nice to see that people are seriously considering ‘The Dark Knight’ for such honors.  -Sam

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…]

‘Dark Knight’ Fans Campaign For Oscar Gold

‘Dark Knight’ Fans Campaign For Oscar Gold

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Instead of asking ‘why so serious,’ perhaps the question should be, ‘are they serious?’  The answer is a simple one: yes they are.

‘They’ are the fans of Christopher Nolan and ‘The Dark Knight.’  If toppling box office records wasn’t enough, they now have their eyes on a bigger prize: Oscar gold.  A website, Dark Campaign has been launched, complete was a ‘for your consideration,’ trailer, urging Academy voters to honor ‘The Dark Knight’ in all possible categories.

This is the largest-scale fan-mounted Oscar campaign I’ve seen in a while and there’s something touching about it.  Proof that movies can still make you feel and move you.  Time will tell if they’re successful, but, at least the ‘Dark Knight’ makers will be touched.  -Sam

Aaron Eckhart Speaks Up On Harvery Dent

While out doing promotions for the much anticipated ‘Towelhead,’ actor Aaron Eckhart put to bed (at least for now) any chance of him appearing in the next Batman film.

Apparently, Nolan told Eckhart “No way…he’s toast.” He told web-blog CHUD that Heath Ledger was supposed to come back, but there was never a plan for Harvey Dent to return.

I’ve said it many times here on lonelyreviewer, I think Heath Ledger was an amazing actor, and for all his performances, his role as the Joker will be what he will be known for. It’s a damn shame, but I’m definitely curious what Nolan cooks up next.

‘Dark Knight’ Passes ‘Star Wars’

‘Dark Knight’ Passes ‘Star Wars’

It’s official- ‘The Dark Knight,’ is the second highest grossing movie of all time in North America. This weekend, the Christian Bale movie passed George Lucas’ original ‘Star Wars,’ with a gross of $473 million.  ‘Titanic’ is still number one with $600 million. [Read more…]

‘Dark Knight’ Still Number One, Closing in on ‘Star Wars’

‘Dark Knight’ Still Number One, Closing in on ‘Star Wars’

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Christopher Nolan’s second Batman movie, ‘The Dark Knight,’ is number one at the box office for a fourth straight week, bringing it’s domestic haul to $441.5 million.  [Read more…]

Johnny Depp to Play the Riddler in Next Batman Movie?

With the success of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight,’ (I’ve read a bunch of articles suggesting that the film could possibly pass ‘Titanic,’ as the highest grossing film of all time,) talk always turns to the follow-up movie.

While Nolan and his co-writer brother remain un-signed for a follow-up, Flylyf is reporting that producers are eyeing Johnny Depp to play the Riddler in part three.

I’m a huge fan of the Depp, (as I believe I mentioned only last week in an article about the ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ re-make by Tim Burion,) and I’m not going to repeat that all here. Needless to say, I’m intrigued. That is, if this is true in the least bit. We’ll see -Sam

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…]