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Ian Jane
07-19-2011, 09:10 AM
So the first (at least I think it's the first) teaser has gone online for Christopher Nolan's latest Batman movie:


http://www.vimeo.com/26588583

Pretty vague trailer, really, but he's done a good job with the series so far and I like Bale in the lead.

Toyboy
07-19-2011, 11:31 AM
I looked over some of the comics that apparently inspired the script for this one - Venom, Knightfall, Prey, No Man's Land...

...there's a ton of craziness in those stories (some good crazy and a lot of bad crazy), plus we're getting Catwoman/Selina Kyle, the potential return of Ra's Al Ghul, the slim possibilty of The Joker and Scarecrow, and general shitloads of new actors added to the cast. Could end up a huge mess.

However, my favorite character in these films has become Gordon so I was glad to see him getting the spotlight in this teaser.

Ian Jane
07-19-2011, 12:07 PM
Huh. Vimeo took the trailer down. Stupid.

I'd like to see Ra's Al Ghul get more focus. Ra's is Rad. Rad Al Ghul.

Todd Jordan
07-19-2011, 12:25 PM
Gordon is my favorite in these as well. Good casting choice.

paul h.
07-19-2011, 09:07 PM
here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apMXFloDH6M

Who's the villian(s) supposed to be in this one?

paul h.
07-19-2011, 09:10 PM
This fake one looks like a pretty good movie!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AP4Z6QB8Yc&feature=related

Toyboy
08-01-2011, 01:44 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/bigbatmanbane.jpg

Roderick
08-01-2011, 02:23 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/bigbatmanbane.jpg

The pit at the Devo show? Wrong thread, Matt.

Paul Casey
08-01-2011, 03:16 PM
Batman must've eaten pizza and drank beer, too.

Mark Tolch
08-01-2011, 10:10 PM
Delete.

Terry C
08-04-2011, 05:21 PM
Man is the title goofy as fuck.



Not as goofy as Batman's suit though...

Ian Jane
08-05-2011, 12:16 PM
Some pictures of Anne Hathaway as Cat Woman here (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1668537/catwoman-costume-anne-hathaway-dark-knight-rises.jhtml).

Roderick
08-05-2011, 12:18 PM
This flick is looking crap so far.

Toyboy
08-05-2011, 12:26 PM
I keep reading comments with generalizations about how the third movie in trilogies is always the weakest, and too many villains fuck things up, and blah, blah, blah...

The problem is that as much as I wanna disagree with that sentiment it is pretty much the truth. This movie is bound to be a disappointment on many levels.

Barry M
08-05-2011, 12:56 PM
TOO MANY VILLAINS is a good title. Unless the Berenstain Bears already used it.

Paul Casey
08-05-2011, 01:38 PM
Why would you have a Catwoman with rad chongoes and not show 'em off?

Ian Jane
08-09-2011, 05:45 PM
If you go here (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/dark-knight-rises-fight-scene-220335) you can see some footage from a fight scene from the movie.

Toyboy
08-09-2011, 05:48 PM
It's a good thing that nobody stepped on Batman's cape during all that.

Ian Jane
08-09-2011, 05:48 PM
They have to be careful, he could have fallen if they did.

Ian Jane
10-12-2011, 12:20 PM
Some new pictures leaked here (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/1088998/the_dark_knight_rises_latest_pictures.html).

I think I'm more excited about The Avengers than about Christian Bale on a batcycle again.

The Silly Swede
10-12-2011, 02:59 PM
I feel what this film needs is more roid rage from Christian Bale, that gets caught on tape. Since it was a DP for Terminator 4, perhaps he can set off on an assistant director or something now.

Ian Jane
10-26-2011, 10:25 AM
So WB is going to launch a six minute prologue in theaters to get the hype around this one moving. It'll hit screens in Dec. Details here (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/1107015/confirmed_six_minute_the_dark_knight_rises_prologu e_hits_cinemas_in_december.html).

It obviously worked well for them last time, can't blame them for trying it a second time.

Ian Jane
12-13-2011, 06:00 PM
I kinda dig the poster.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/thumbnail_large_300x401/2011/12/dark_knight_rises_poster_a_p.jpg

Alex K.
12-13-2011, 07:34 PM
I think it'll end with Bane breaking his back, setting up a 4th film with a different actor for Batman/Bruce Wayne.

Ian Jane
12-19-2011, 03:33 PM
New trailer up on iTunes.

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/thedarkknightrises/

Toyboy
12-28-2011, 11:54 AM
As Heath Ledger's Joker was Daffy Duck, Tom Hardy's Bane is The Stallion...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLfjyRjRoPM

Ian Jane
04-13-2012, 04:22 PM
A bunch of new images here (http://collider.com/the-dark-knight-rises-images/159108/?awesm=fbshare.me_AgzEI&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=fbshare.me-facebook-post&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=fbshare-js-small).

Bane looks stupid.

2999

The Silly Swede
04-13-2012, 05:40 PM
Will Batman have his silly voice in this one?

Ian Jane
04-25-2012, 09:54 AM
Promo art courtesy of Den of Geek (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/1336549/new_promo_art_for_the_dark_knight_rises.html)...

http://www.denofgeek.com/siteimage/scale/500/1000/325994.jpg

Ian Jane
05-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Six new posters for the movie here (http://www.denofgeek.com/pictures/new-posters-for-the-dark-knight-rises). They look more Sin City than Batman to me...

Ian Jane
05-28-2012, 06:46 PM
New TV spot...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnqAcHUxTdk

Johnny Stickman
06-03-2012, 06:19 AM
I'm pretty excited for this one actually. I've enjoyed Nolan's previous films and hey, it's fucking Batman we're talking about here. How could I not be excited? Anyway, hopefully this conclusion turns out right. Personally, I think they should have titled it "The Caped Crusader."

Zane C.
06-03-2012, 12:08 PM
I'm at a loss with this one. Will they reboot the series after this, or this will be the final Batman ever (which I highly doubt)? Because in the comics, Batman does come back after his back is broken by Bane, correct? Personally, I think it'll be hard to top THE DARK KNIGHT...this is gonna have to be amazing to beat that.

Ian Jane
06-03-2012, 02:43 PM
Correct. He comes back.

Alex K.
06-09-2012, 10:29 AM
After DKR there's only 3 directions the Studio can go:

1: Introduce Azrael and Batman healing his back with a new actor in the part.

2: Just do another sequel without caring about continuity like the Schumacher pictures.

3: Do a Batman Beyond film.

sukebanboy
06-09-2012, 11:18 AM
As D.C. are trying to get a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie together ( which I presume would have BATMAN in it )...I guess it would depend on what tone THAT movie is gonna take before they can think about future BATMAN movies...much like what MARVEL did with AVENGERS ...but in reverse (Team movie first...single spin offs later)

.or they could just give the franchise a rest!

Alex K.
06-09-2012, 01:43 PM
But to do a Justice League movie they first have to make a Flash, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman movie. ;)

Ian Jane
06-09-2012, 03:41 PM
Not if they're doing it in reverse!

That said, a Martian Manhunter movie would be diggity dope if it were done right.

sukebanboy
06-09-2012, 06:35 PM
Also, I think they could NOT make a NOLAN-esque Justice League movie as it would be pretty hard to make someone like AQUAMAN or WONDER WOMAN in that dark style......It would be cool to do it, but doubt they would....(and I guess they want to tap into that AVENGERS market for the money...surprised???)

Newt Cox
06-09-2012, 10:40 PM
I want a JLA film based on the JLA Detroit era. Vibe on the big screen.

Zane C.
06-10-2012, 11:42 AM
After DKR there's only 3 directions the Studio can go:

1: Introduce Azrael and Batman healing his back with a new actor in the part.

2: Just do another sequel without caring about continuity like the Schumacher pictures.

3: Do a Batman Beyond film.

Any of these could be plausible, actually. After going back and looking after Ian confirmed that Bane did in fact return, the whole Azrael storyline could be done, I suppose. I wonder if they will actually break Batman's back in this film, then? Because that's a major plot point with Bane, and while it wouldn't shock me they're being revisionist, it would kinda be a bit odd not to add in something that even casual comic fans know happens.

sukebanboy
06-10-2012, 11:59 AM
I am sure Nolan will NOT have a problem with breaking Batman's back and then possibly tying p the movie with a different person donning the cape (not a comic book fan so dont know how they did it in the comics originally)

but as Nolan has made this definitely the LAST in this trilogy of Batman movies, I think that the suits in the studio would not be foolish to continue the series in this tone with another film maker (although I guess Bret Ratner is always available...*shudder*)....so even a downer ending would be ok....

Alex K.
06-10-2012, 12:48 PM
I'm guessing a bittersweet ending where Batman is crippled in some way, but Bane dies. Either Batman kills Bane or it ends like one of the Spiderman movies with the villain inadvertently and conveniently killing themselves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13H_4XOFn28

If the fight with Bane is even half as good as this then it's going to be great.

Ian Jane
06-19-2012, 10:26 AM
New trailer just popped up...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ASQqjK47c04

Alex K.
06-19-2012, 06:59 PM
Hard to believe that kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun would have a fairly big role in a huge blockbuster like this.

Dom D
06-20-2012, 03:03 AM
He had a decent role in Inception too including that films coolest effects sequence. Nolan must be a fan.

Ian Jane
07-06-2012, 10:07 AM
International trailer popped up with some footage that isn't in the domestic one...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UnnhV3Hb1HY

Richard--W
07-09-2012, 05:43 AM
I wouldn't miss THE DARK KNIGHT RISES although I'm not sure I'll like it. I have an inside source who assures me that Bane does break Batman's back and expose him as Bruce Wayne.

Christopher Nolan rescued Batman from the trivializing kitsch & fetish films of Burton and Schumacher.

I love what the Nolans have done for Batman, but I get tired of all the rectitude. The superhero staggers under the weight of all his grief and guilt. The Nolans really pile it on.

Personally, I welcome a reboot. A less depressing vision would be welcome. I have no interest in "Batman Beyond." I don't enjoy deconstructions. I want the original Batman to be sustained. It isn't necessary to change the DNA to make entertaining and dramatically viable Batman films.

sukebanboy
07-09-2012, 10:03 AM
I wouldn't miss THE DARK KNIGHT RISES although I'm not sure I'll like it. I have an inside source who assures me that Bane does break Batman's back and expose him as Bruce Wayne.

Christopher Nolan rescued Batman from the trivializing kitsch & fetish films of Burton and Schumacher.

I love what the Nolans have done for Batman, but I get tired of all the rectitude. The superhero staggers under the weight of all his grief and guilt. The Nolans really pile it on.

Personally, I welcome a reboot. A less depressing vision would be welcome. I have no interest in "Batman Beyond." I don't enjoy deconstructions. I want the original Batman to be sustained. It isn't necessary to change the DNA to make entertaining and dramatically viable Batman films.


I think Nolan has done all he can with this side of Batman...and I am happy that he is finishing up the story somewhat in the final part of his trilogy....It's obviously what he planned...

They will NOT keep Batman dark in future movies I think because (like you) we have all probably had enough of it all by now...also, as I probably said before, if they DID do another one like this and got some hack like Brett Ratner to do it...there would be MURDER!!!LOL!

Not sure they should Kitsch him up again...but have something a little more"superhero-ey" next time instead of all the angst....

Wernski
07-09-2012, 02:36 PM
Next Joss Wheldon will probably direct a more colorful Batman film to tie in to a Justice League "event" movie down the road.

Roderick
07-12-2012, 08:35 PM
This the version I want to see.


http://youtu.be/bdb2w1Yu97E

Ian Jane
07-20-2012, 08:47 AM
So first Rush Limbaugh spreads nutty conspiracy theories about how Bane in the movie is related to Romney's Bain Capital and now a whackjob kills twelve people (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-07-20/shooting-movie-theater-denver/56351098/1?csp=34news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-NewsTopStories+%28News+-+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher)and injures a whole lot more at a midnight screening in CO.

Is this the weirdest opening for a major Hollywood blockbuster type ever?

I think it might be.

sukebanboy
07-20-2012, 09:21 AM
Just read about the shootings...

No matter how good this film is...or how much money it makes...It will ALWAYS be remembered as this incident...

So now the ANTI GUN LOBBY will be out in force...quickly followed by the "ban violent movie" group....

Todd Jordan
07-20-2012, 09:43 AM
I'm interested to see how it unfolds. The fact that he didn't kill himself interests me. These loonies almost always have an "exit plan". THey usually are suicidal and want to make a statement. I think this dope either wanted attention or he targeted someone specific in the threater and wanted to be infamous. Fucker.

I still have no interest in the movie.

Ian Jane
07-20-2012, 09:54 AM
The NYPD has already announced they'll be putting officers in theaters showing the movie throughout the five burroughs.

sukebanboy
07-20-2012, 10:04 AM
Maybe metal detectors in movie theaters soon........

Ian Jane
07-20-2012, 10:07 AM
Yup. The Paris premiere has been cancelled (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nypd-providing-increased-dark-knight-rises-shooting-352445?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Fnews+%28The+Hollywood+R eporter+-+Top+Stories%29) due to the shooting, so this could affect those in Europe too.

Andrew Monroe
07-20-2012, 10:08 AM
Horrible stuff, I turned on the tv early this morning since the paper was late and it was all over the news channels.

That Rush Bane stuff was funny, once it was pointed out to him that Bane has been around since the early 90s he was doing the backstep boogie in fast time.

I will probably catch the film next week some time but I'm not really excited about this one.

Ian Jane
07-20-2012, 11:38 AM
Despite the horrible events, it looks like the movie took in an estimated $28-30 MILLION at the midnight screenings last night.

sukebanboy
07-20-2012, 12:14 PM
Despite the horrible events, it looks like the movie took in an estimated $28-30 MILLION at the midnight screenings last night.

Oh...theres no doubt it will still make a ton of cash.....Not AVENGERS style money (because that was a very mainstream, anyone-can-watch-it-and-enjoy type movie....)but still, the anticipation is still there for lots of people who have waited to see this one...

Ian Jane
07-20-2012, 12:15 PM
I think it'll beat The Avengers at the box office.

sukebanboy
07-20-2012, 12:19 PM
I think it'll beat The Avengers at the box office.

WOW...really?

I don't think it will...purely because the Batman universe Nolan has created is not attractive to everyone....

Sure it will be BIG...but not Avengers big...

Also....Batman is only one character...But Avengers had FIVE!!...You do the math!

Ian Jane
07-20-2012, 12:28 PM
Right, but I think the media frenzy over the shooting will wind up working in its favor, to be honest.

I also think that Batman is more popular than any single one of the character's in the Avengers and is probably closer to all five of them combined.

But I could be wrong. Time will tell!

sukebanboy
07-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Latest update....

http://abcnews.go.com/US/aurora-colo-batman-shooter-james-holmes-phd-student/story?id=16817842#.UAmLKGFUx8E

Youngest victim 3 months old (survived)...also, 9 year old and others...

this again raises the question..why were they there?

is Batman kids movie?.....Also MIDNIGHT showing??

I wonder about some parents...

Ian Jane
07-20-2012, 01:07 PM
When we went and saw Machete, which was R and not PG-13, there were some people there with a kid who couldn't have been more than 3 years old.

They didn't stay past the opening kill/nude scene though - but yeah, why bring kids to places that are no age appropriate? I don't get that. Not that this takes away from how horrible this is, mind you.

Todd Jordan
07-20-2012, 02:19 PM
And at a midnight showing. Parents of the year.

Actually my parents used to sneak us into the drive-in, hope we'd fall asleep during the first movie, and then watch the not so kid-friendly movie afterward. I did not fall asleep. I would sit in the back and watch. Saw lots of great movies that way.

The next town over from where I work is Gorham. Someone spraypainted the town line welcome sign, replacing the "R" with a "T". Clever hooligan youths.

Chris Kewley
07-20-2012, 04:17 PM
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1229429--jessica-redfield-victim-of-colorado-theatre-shooting-was-also-at-eaton-centre-shooting

Found this to be creepy.

Mark Tolch
07-20-2012, 04:50 PM
Yup. It's morbid, but you wonder what she must've been thinking when the shooting started. Craziness right there.

Todd Jordan
07-20-2012, 06:51 PM
Maybe we should start a thread about the tragedy and keep this about the movie. Yeah? No? Eat it?

Ian Jane
07-20-2012, 07:07 PM
Yeah, if we want to discuss the shooting further, let's do it seperately.

Jack J
07-20-2012, 09:07 PM
Something less brutal than real life. Check this episode of Ed Glaser's cool DEJA VIEW series out. It's all on BATMAN. ^_^


http://youtu.be/1Lx3W5i3aXs

Zane C.
07-21-2012, 02:03 AM
Well, saw this tonight at my local theater. With all the trailers, it was roughly 3 1/2 hours long.

Given all the tragedy that has surrounded the film concerning the shooting, there's an unfortunate bit in the trailers. There's a trailer for Sean Penn's upcoming film GANGSTER SQUAD, which depicts people being gunned down in a theater IN THE TRAILER. While this is a huge coincidence, it's rather disturbing, considering what just happened. I suspect that Warner Brothers will be pulling this trailer ASAP. There's also talk of WB halting screenings of the film. The whole situation is just tragic and sad.

The film itself is FANTASTIC. Without giving too much away, this is, in my opinion, the best entry in the series. As great as Ledger was in the last film, this film is just elevated by strong performances by the entire cast. Tom Hardy's Bane is a menacing and believable villain, and Bale's (supposedly) final turn as Batman/Bruce Wayne brings the series full circle.

I highly recommend the film. It does seem long (and it is), but it is well worth the viewing.

Keep your eyes open for The Scarecrow as well.

sukebanboy
07-21-2012, 05:26 AM
Thanks for the mini review...nice to hear it is worth the wait and wraps things up nicely...

Was worried about some negative reviews I read...but they now seem like maybe they WANT to criticize the movie BECAUSE it is going to be popular and "Nolan needs to be knocked down a bit"....

Ian Jane
07-21-2012, 10:31 AM
Warner Bros. pulled the Gangster Squad trailer in the U.S., Zane. Maybe not in Canada?

Barry M
07-21-2012, 10:54 AM
I didn't see a Gangster Squad trailer yesterday. After they didn't show that, they did show a Batman movie, so that was okay.

Milspec Hannibal with W.C. Fields vocoder beats down overprivileged orphan, whose oedipal issues are resolved the usual way, by becoming a dad. SPOILY: Batman offers Robin AIDS-age adage: "Put a raincoat on it, son, protect the ones you love." Rush Limbaugh's Bain/Bane confusion is understandable, but the splatter of topical allusions (stock market crash, occupy Wall Street, one-percenters, etc.) are just a messy spritz: the whole thing just comes down to one big bomb, and it's hard to stay serious with that tick-tick-tick. I liked Gotham in the last third, but it takes so long to get there that it's just sketched in: more Gordon. Catwoman's better than Bane.

Bane punches Batman a lot: this movie is very long.

Todd Jordan
07-21-2012, 11:04 AM
so did you like it or not?

Barry M
07-21-2012, 11:06 AM
I like everything. I think everybody other than Rex Reed (http://observer.com/2012/07/the-dark-knight-rex-reed-christian-bale-michael-caine-christopher-nolan/) would like it.

Barry M
07-21-2012, 11:08 AM
And maybe Toyboy. His standards are high.

Zane C.
07-21-2012, 11:35 AM
Warner Bros. pulled the Gangster Squad trailer in the U.S., Zane. Maybe not in Canada?

I'm not sure what happened there, Ian. The theater manager had not realized that there was anything like that in the trailers when I spoke to her when I went to get popcorn. She said she was going to pull that trailer immediately for the next showing. Totally not her fault. I mean, who expected something horrible like that to happen?

On a somewhat happier note, THE EXPENDABLES 2 trailer that was included was in French! It was quite amusing to see a dubbed Stallone and crew during the trailer. A ton of people were laughing at this oversight, and after the trailer ended, some guy yelled "French is badass!". That added some levity to the trailers, given the whole GANGSTER SQUAD thing.

I think I'll probably go see TDKR one more time in the theater. I want to check out the first two films again before I do, though, even though it's not necessary. I'm gonna miss Bale as Batman. He did a great job in the role, IMO. And Tom Hardy's Bane MADE the movie. One of the most effective villains of the last while. Nolan didn't go over the top with Bane like I thought he would, which was good.

Jack J
07-21-2012, 11:49 AM
Awww, why can't we all see EXPENDABLES 2 in French! :(

LOL.

Toyboy
07-21-2012, 11:52 AM
Bane punches Batman a lot

Do we get to see the actual punches or is it like with BATMAN BEGINS where you only hear the punches while black fabric is shown in tight close-up shots?

Barry M
07-21-2012, 12:08 PM
I had my hands over my eyes, but I'm pretty sure that at no time was Christian Bale in any danger.

Action by montage.

Jimmy Simard
07-21-2012, 01:10 PM
Awww, why can't we all see EXPENDABLES 2 in French! :(

LOL.
Come here and this is how you will see it :funny:
But I guess ours will have a French Canadian dubbing and not a French dubbing...


It was quite amusing to see a dubbed Stallone and crew during the trailer.
Off-topic, but one of the best laugh I got from a dub movie was with Bella Angelicca Bella (the french version from Marc Dorcel). Right at the beginning the guy who dub Stallone in France dub a scene with some kind of muscular guy, so it was a "what? Stallone in a pornographic movie kind of" WTH reaction...

Jack J
07-21-2012, 01:18 PM
Come here and this is how you will see it :funny:
But I guess ours will have a French Canadian dubbing and not a French dubbing...


Would they do that? I mean, make different French dubs for Quebec and France??? o_O
That sounds odd to me. Italian, Hong Kong, Turkish films, etc, that are dubbed into English usually just get one dub for all territories.

Zane C.
07-21-2012, 01:27 PM
Awww, why can't we all see EXPENDABLES 2 in French! :(

LOL.

Haha! Indeed! Though the dude dubbing Stallone's voice was baaaaad. The voices for Schwarzenegger and Willis weren't great, either!

Jimmy Simard
07-21-2012, 01:28 PM
Would they do that? I mean, make different French dubs for Quebec and France???

Yes, the dubbing industry is an important one here (a lot of people work in it as we are a small market). Most of the studios had their french dubbing done here as it was prove most often than not that a movie dubbed in France will flop here. We share the same language (even if we do a better job at preserving it) but our culture and way to talk are really different (by exemple The Simpsons, Futurama or Slap Shot are quite different depending of what french version you listen to).

Don't quote me on that but I think the studio must do it by law too. I'm not 100% sure, but I think I've hear that a couple of times.

Zane C.
07-21-2012, 01:31 PM
Come here and this is how you will see it :funny:
But I guess ours will have a French Canadian dubbing and not a French dubbing...

Oh, it was definitely French Canadian dubbing, Jimmy. My French is hit or miss, but I understood what they were saying just fine! Ah, bilingualism, and French options class in high school! :)

Zane C.
07-21-2012, 01:39 PM
Yes, the dubbing industry is an important one here (a lot of people work in it as we are a small market). Most of the studios had their french dubbing done here as it was prove most often than not that a movie dubbed in France will flop here. We share the same language (even if we do a better job at preserving it) but our culture and way to talk are really different (by exemple The Simpsons, Futurama or Slap Shot are quite different depending of what french version you listen to).

Don't quote me on that but I think the studio must do it by law too. I'm not 100% sure, but I think I've hear that a couple of times.

I think you're right, Jimmy. As we have two official languages (English and French), things have to be in both languages. Certainly any government things need to be in both languages.

And Jack, Jimmy's 100% right on how the language is the same, but the culture is different. French language in France and French language in Quebec is different. The dialect is different. Jimmy could tell you more about this, of course, as he lives in Quebec. I live in the West (Alberta). Even the French I hear out here sounds different at times. It's an interesting phenomenon.

Jack J
07-21-2012, 10:13 PM
Thanks, fellas. I don't really understand much French but we have the French channel TV5 here and they show a lot of programmes from Quebec every day. And the cool thing about it is that it's all subbed in English whereas the French (from France) programmes mostly aren't. If films have been shown in Canada they're usually also "Subtitled by TV5 Quebec".












PS: so you finally got booted off the Maniacs, ay, Jimmy. Too bad.

Zane C.
07-22-2012, 01:59 AM
Thanks, fellas. I don't really understand much French but we have the French channel TV5 here and they show a lot of programmes from Quebec every day. And the cool thing about it is that it's all subbed in English whereas the French (from France) programmes mostly aren't. If films have been shown in Canada they're usually also "Subtitled by TV5 Quebec".












PS: so you finally got booted off the Maniacs, ay, Jimmy. Too bad.

The Quebec film industry is quite well known here in Canada as well, Jack. The film crews in particular are noted for their great work. Pretty much any Hollywood films that came North to shoot in Quebec would use many of the same folks.

Sucks about being booted from Maniacs, Jimmy. If it's any consolation, that place has become a ghost town anyway. The vibe around there is decidedly different and uninviting. I hate to crap on the place, but as someone who was there for a long time, it's a far cry from what it used to be, and certain personalities seem to dictate the mood, IMO. That's why so many of the old crew are here now, I guess!

Jack J
07-22-2012, 11:23 AM
The Quebec film industry is quite well known here in Canada as well, Jack. The film crews in particular are noted for their great work. Pretty much any Hollywood films that came North to shoot in Quebec would use many of the same folks.

Sucks about being booted from Maniacs, Jimmy. If it's any consolation, that place has become a ghost town anyway. The vibe around there is decidedly different and uninviting. I hate to crap on the place, but as someone who was there for a long time, it's a far cry from what it used to be, and certain personalities seem to dictate the mood, IMO. That's why so many of the old crew are here now, I guess!

Yeah, the original inner city HC crew. LOL. Thanks for the info in reg. to the Quebec film industry. It's funny to think about but altho Quebec is small compared to English speaking Canada it has way more people (8 mil.) than where I'm located (Denmark has 5.5 mil. people).

Jimmy Simard
07-22-2012, 12:04 PM
Sucks about being booted from Maniacs, Jimmy.
That's life... I was not ban, I have requested to have my account deleted but for some reasons they made it looks like I was expelled. Not the end of the world, and probably better for me in the long run, it's just the way it ended after 6 years that kind of made me sad as I'm painted as a bad guy and I sure ain't, a little bit too direct sometimes but very far from a guy with temper issues.



The film crews in particular are noted for their great work.
They are used to make a lot with little.

Jack J
07-22-2012, 02:13 PM
That's life... I was not ban, I have requested to have my account deleted but for some reasons they made it looks like I was expelled.

Odd! It says "banned" under your old avatar. >_<



kind of made me sad as I'm painted as a bad guy and I sure ain't, a little bit too direct sometimes but very far from a guy with temper issues.


You're a trouble maker, Jimmy! Hahaha.

Jimmy Simard
07-22-2012, 02:51 PM
Sometimes :funny:


Odd! It says "banned" under your old avatar. >_<
I've my idea why, the only thing I will say is that it's probably because I've defended a banned member in public and in private who was treated unfairly by a moderator.

Jack J
07-22-2012, 03:34 PM
Sometimes :funny:


I've my idea why, the only thing I will say is that it's probably because I've defended a banned member in public and in private who was treated unfairly by a moderator.

Don't worry about it. We're at uncle Ian's house now. All is good.

Zane C.
07-22-2012, 06:25 PM
Don't worry about it. We're at uncle Ian's house now. All is good.

Indeed. TPTB at the other place can wax philosophical with the minimal numbers of folks there, and we'll enjoy it over here. Don't worry, Jimmy, RSP is the place to be, and we all know you're a good guy!

Todd Jordan
07-22-2012, 08:17 PM
He's good except the Fr*nchie part.

Jimmy Simard
07-22-2012, 08:33 PM
But isn't it currently the time where my "countrymen" invade your States Todd? The borders check points were filled yesterday with French Canadian going for the most part at Old Orchard for two weeks :funny:

Todd Jordan
07-22-2012, 08:41 PM
When I worked at my grandfather's gas station in northern New Hampshire, the Quebecahs were always asking "weech whay to Hold Holrchard Beech?" and we'd say "Take root Three-Oh-Too".

Wasn't that a quaint story?

Ian Jane
07-24-2012, 01:23 PM
I think it'll beat The Avengers at the box office.

And I was wrong (http://mashable.com/2012/07/24/dark-knight-rises-box-office/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29). Came pretty close though. Set a new opening weekend record for 2D.

Roderick
07-24-2012, 01:37 PM
On top of Bane being a lame bad guy, it was really bugging me as to who his voice sounds like. Then this morning I realized it sounds like a cross between Darrell Hammond doing his Sean Connery impersonation on SNL crossed with the old guy's voice on those Pepperidge Farms commercials: "Pepperidge Farms remembers, Batman!" And sure enough I looked around on the internet and I'm not the only one who has come to the Connery/Pepperidge conclusion.

Zane C.
07-24-2012, 02:48 PM
On top of Bane being a lame bad guy, it was really bugging me as to who his voice sounds like. Then this morning I realized it sounds like a cross between Darrell Hammond doing his Sean Connery impersonation on SNL crossed with the old guy's voice on those Pepperidge Farms commercials: "Pepperidge Farms remembers, Batman!" And sure enough I looked around on the internet and I'm not the only one who has come to the Connery/Pepperidge conclusion.

Haha! I love the description of Bane's voice, Roderick! I liked the character, but thought the voice was hokey. Why is it that they always have an English sort of voice for the bad guy? It's not effective, just hokey.

Robin Bougie
07-25-2012, 06:17 AM
I loved that his voice sounded like Darryl Hammond doing Sean Connery. Made me very happy ^_^

Alex K.
07-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Pretty damn good. You can nit pick it to death but it's a well made, action packed, fairly intelligent big mainstream film. Just like Dark Knight. I think Avengers was more successful because it was more light-hearted and could be enjoyed by anyone, maybe audiences are getting tired of dark and gritty comic movies?

Barry M
07-25-2012, 01:42 PM
I am having difficulty imagining how Daryl Hannah imitating Jon Pertwee would sound.

Alex K.
07-25-2012, 02:00 PM
One thing that bothered me was Bane's Irish accent. It was a good accent but the character in the comics and animation is Hispanic. I don't know why they changed his origin like that. I don't think he used Venom at all too. But I think the face mask is an improvement over the luchador/gimp mask he previously had.

Barry M
07-25-2012, 02:07 PM
The rule seems to be that any British/Irish accents are good for:

- Nazis
- German Nazis
- Russians
- Elfs (but not dwarves)
- French people when they are speaking English
- Exceptions: cockney = butler or chimneysweep; too Irish = leprechaun or riverdancers

So I guess making Bane be sort of former Soviet Union is within the rules.

Roderick
07-25-2012, 02:13 PM
Don't forget Space Nazis a la Star Wars.

Alex K.
07-25-2012, 02:25 PM
Damnit now I want to see Space Nazi's Must Die.

Barry M
07-25-2012, 02:31 PM
I was wrong about dwarves. Sorry, John Rhys-Davies.

Which I guess means add Egyptians to the list, too.

Roderick
08-02-2012, 12:51 AM
http://youtu.be/V4nUxXL8txA

Ian Jane
09-07-2012, 11:20 AM
Some spoilery details (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/batman/22576/the-dark-knight-rises-extended-cut-coming-to-blu-ray) on the upcoming Blu-ray release, now rumored to be an extended cut:

"It's now being rumoured that the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Dark Knight Rises will include an extended cut, which will include over 30 minutes of additional footage. Said footage will apparently focus on Bane's backstory and add in more screentime for Ra's Al Ghul. So, more Tom Hardy and Liam Neeson, which can be no bad thing."

Richard--W
09-15-2012, 11:13 PM
Who is this movie about? Who is the extended cut about? To bad there isn't more of Batman busy doing Batman stuff in the extended cut.

There isn't much Batman in The Dark Night Rises, and what little there is strangely unconvincing, as if he didn't interest the writers and director. Certainly The Dark Knight Rises is Nolan's most refined film thus far. The Nolan's have been working on not flogging the horse, meaning that the subtext comes in emotional business matched to visual metaphor instead of in expository dialogue (the last two films just about talked me to death). There are silences, and reactions to things done and to things happening without being accompanied by verbal explanation. The Cat Woman / Selena Kyle character has never been done better, or played better, than she is here. So it's not all bad. The giant Imax screen with the enlarged 65mm format is the only way to see this film, but the size, clarity and detail also exposes shortcomings -- Wally Ffister's photography looks like shvt on a shingle. I don't know what directors see in his work.

Director Christopher Nolan and writer Jonathan Nolan have taken Batman much further than anyone thought possible. They brought maturity and sophistication and legitimate dramaturgy to the superhero. But the notion that Batman has not been needed for eight years is deconstruction. The notion that Bruce Wayne wants to retire or would turn into a Howard Hughes-type hermit is deconstruction. The premise that Batman cannot defeat an opponent -- that the villain is stronger and therefore must be appeased -- is deconstruction. The business of Batman being defeated in the same film -- not once but twice -- is deconstruction. The sheer amount of grief, guilt, blame and shame that Bruce Wayne must endure is overkill to the infinite degree. Christian Bale's dour, sour one-note performance does nothing to uplift the film. I'm tired of this masochistic, manic-depressive take on Batman. The journey from the beginning to the end is so low-down and miserable that the bright end-cap fails to refresh.

Randy G
09-16-2012, 04:50 PM
The 'deconstruction' you're talking about is taken practically verbatim from the comic books. I think some of the claims made for these films are a little overblown, they're great comic book films but if you take superheroes too seriously you end up missing something as their genesis was in stories for 12-year-olds and to try and introduce too adult or 'sophisticated' ideas into that can end up being pretentious and silly.

I know Alan Moore has expressed regret for the way that Watchmen unleashed this tidal wave of pseudo 'adult' and 'dark' superhero books, I'd say that the films are best when they stick closest to the spirit of the original comics, here the inspiration clearly has been Miller's Dark Knight and Year One.

Kane's original comics were dark for comics of the time but they were also charmingly silly and had the wacked-out anything goes tone of a serial. I know it's never going to happen, but something drawing more on something like Feuillade's Les Vampires serial, or the Fantomas character, that I suspect was an influence on Kane's Batman at the beginning.

Dom D
09-16-2012, 06:26 PM
I think some of the claims made for these films are a little overblown, they're great comic book films but if you take superheroes too seriously you end up missing something as their genesis was in stories for 12-year-olds and to try and introduce too adult or 'sophisticated' ideas into that can end up being pretentious and silly.


I think film is so dumbed down these days with so little variety that we've got a generation coming through who take these kind of films way too seriously because they know no better. Hang out with a group of 20 years discussing Watchmen and it sounds like the discussions I imagine kids in the sixties and seventies had about Antonioni and Godard. At heart most of these supposedly superior comic book movies are simple moral tales with a strong fascist bent but audiences are making grand claims for them simply because they don't have a frame of reference for anything else.

Ian Jane
10-15-2012, 02:37 PM
WB just sent over this nifty little promo video for the Blu-ray release, due Dec. 4th 2012.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtsDtEkVGrw&feature=youtu.be

Ian Jane
11-20-2012, 12:16 PM
Blu-ray.com has posted the first review of the Blu-ray.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Dark-Knight-Rises-Blu-ray/21212/#Review

The Silly Swede
11-20-2012, 12:42 PM
But does batman speak in the same silly voice as in number two?

Apronikoff
11-20-2012, 12:49 PM
But does batman speak in the same silly voice as in number two?

Yes, if anything, sillier. Especially since Bane also has a goofy sounding voice, so whenever the two are in conversation it sounds like they're trying to outdo each other in ridiculousness.

They're a veritable Ministry of Silly Talks.

sukebanboy
11-20-2012, 07:05 PM
Gonna sit down and watch this one soon...

I am NOT a fanatic about the series...so I will reserve judgment until after watching!!

Jimmy Simard
11-20-2012, 07:32 PM
Watch the first one last week and didn't see what's the big deal with that Batman. I was bored to death watching that, a chance a friend gave this to me so I haven't spent any money on this...

The Silly Swede
11-20-2012, 07:48 PM
Watch the first one last week and didn't see what's the big deal with that Batman. I was bored to death watching that, a chance a friend gave this to me so I haven't spent any money on this...

I agree. I never understood the hype for this series of films either. The first one I bought blindly and was very unimpressed, the second one I got for free as a bonus with another purchase and I was even more confused as to where the supposed greatness in these films lay.

Now the original Batman with Nicholson as the joker, that I actually like. Go figure.

Jimmy Simard
11-20-2012, 07:55 PM
Now the original Batman with Nicholson as the joker, that I actually like. Go figure.
Adam West is the original Batman :tsk:
I like the old TV serie, maybe a little bit too silly but comic book superhero are supposed to be silly (just not that much).

I had the same reaction with Superman Returns... took me a lot of retry for watching it without falling asleep.

Apronikoff
11-20-2012, 10:17 PM
I agree. I never understood the hype for this series of films either. The first one I bought blindly and was very unimpressed, the second one I got for free as a bonus with another purchase and I was even more confused as to where the supposed greatness in these films lay.

Well I think I liked the new Batman movies more than you guys did, but I definitely agree in part. I really hate the use of the word "overrated" because it sounds so arrogant...like everyone else is stupid because they liked this, but I'm smart enough not to. Nevertheless, if there was one recent movie I'd suck it up and be arrogant about it would be The Dark Knight. There are some great moments to it, but it's lethargically paced, Christian Bale is a complete void as Batman/Wayne, and Nolan tried to cram the plots for two movies into one overstuffed beast.

And it was still vastly better than The Dark Knight Rises which only had Anne Hathaway's Catwoman going for it (seriously as a long time Batman comics reader, she nailed the character...I'd have much preferred to see her Catwoman movie than the Batman movie we got.)

sukebanboy
11-21-2012, 05:55 AM
Yeah....BATMAN BEGINS and DARK KNIGHT were both VERY good movies.....They were NOT however, the revolution of comic book heroes/ movies that people claimed...

they were VERY good films..that is all....a different take on a character.....some liked it...some were bored...some hated it.....as with most movies...

Now TIM BURTONS Batman was a breath of fresh air (and while STILL not a perfect film) was casted better and had a better understanding of characters....

Toyboy
01-23-2013, 10:32 AM
I got DKR for X-mas and have come to the conclusion that this film series is dumb.

DARK KNIGHT is great because it's essentially 2 and a half hours of the Joker telling Batman how fucking useless he is and then proving it. RISES hammers that message home.

What bothers me most here is the timeline this series establishes:

(I'm making up years here but they're just to set up markers. And, yes...I am oversimplifying)

1982 - Bruce Wayne sees his parents killed

1982-1998 - mopes around

1998 - goes to kill Joe Chill; suddenly realizes that Chill is only one of about 1,000,000 criminals in Gotham: the most crime-infested city on Earth. Mopes.

1998-2002 - mopes around the Far East; hooks up with League of Shadows - doesn't realize until his last day of training with them that they are evil; fights them; sets their house on fire; goes home and pals around with Alfred.

2002 - devises plan to dress in heavy black armor and throw metal bats at people. Reveals this plan to a relative stranger who helps him gather gear for the job. Sends one of dozens of local mob bosses to jail; gets set on fire by Scarecrow. Finds out League of Shadows is now in Gotham; uses tank to crush police cars. Fights League of Shadows; lets their supposed leader die and assumes they'll just disband after that. Stands on rooftop. Jumps.

2003 - Joker makes Batman crazy; Batman randomly fires guns into buildings and cars on the street (they're not the bad, mommy-killing pistols Chill used though. These are high-powered, military-grade mounted guns so they're okay to use); takes the blame for killing Gotham's DA; spends next 8 years moping and ignoring his foundation's activities, letting countless orphans starve while all convicts (many of whom were probably orphans as well) are denied parole under the Dent Act.

2011 - SURPRISE!!! The League of Shadows never went away and now they're in Gotham with a nuke. Batman puts on his armor; gets tricked by a lady in a cat suit and has his back broken. SERVES YOU RIGHT, YOU DUMMY! Does push-ups to heal his back; hitch-hikes back to Gotham from some pit in a foreign desert. Hooks bomb to Bat-plane; lets it explode a few hundred feet from the shore presumably contaminating the city with fallout for years to come. Gives Batcave to a stranger. Maybe is dead or maybe is drinking coffee in Europe. THE END!!

Mark Tolch
01-23-2013, 10:39 AM
I was mildly entertained by the latest film.....but the more I thought about it, the more I kept going back to the Toyboy version of events, and just ended up annoyed. Stupid movie, stupid villain, stupid series of events, stupid ending.

Toyboy
01-23-2013, 10:49 AM
I liked* how they tried to tie in the whole "I'll be a symbol" thing from the first film into DKR - they have one little kid draw bats on things with chalk which makes a cop squint and look off into the distance.

* "liked" meaning "thought is was stupid"

Mark Tolch
01-23-2013, 10:57 AM
I liked how the cops were trapped underground for months and came out well-nourished with clean uniforms and hair and were ready to fight.

Toyboy
01-23-2013, 11:03 AM
I liked how Batman tried to confuse Bane by throwing firecrackers at him.

Mark Tolch
01-23-2013, 11:12 AM
-I liked how they used the same twist ending of mistaken identity that they used in the first film so you could see it coming.
-I liked how Batman was in the Batman movie for 14 minutes
-I liked how they morphed WC Fields and Sean Connery's Bond to get Bane's voice
-I liked how everyone knew who Batman was
-I didn't like how sad Alfred made me feel sad.

The Silly Swede
01-23-2013, 11:19 AM
-I liked how they used the same twist ending of mistaken identity that they used in the first film so you could see it coming.
-I liked how Batman was in the Batman movie for 14 minutes
-I liked how they morphed WC Fields and Sean Connery's Bond to get Bane's voice
-I liked how everyone knew who Batman was
-I didn't like how sad Alfred made me feel sad.

Agreed. Fucking rubbish this.

Scott
01-23-2013, 12:08 PM
I like the part in the Nicholson one when he kills the guy with the hand shocker and burns him to a crisp.

Roderick
01-23-2013, 12:18 PM
DKR was the Return of the Jedi of the series. Cops = Ewoks

Mark Tolch
01-23-2013, 12:24 PM
I like the part in the Nicholson one when he kills the guy with the hand shocker and burns him to a crisp.

I heard it told he had a live one, there.