As someone who basically lives at the movie theatre, this year certainly didn’t disappoint me in terms of movies. From The Hunger Games to The Amazing Spiderman to The Avengers, plenty of film franchises racked up some serious cash at the box office.
While the Academy favours artistic movies over franchises, I personally think some of these films are worthy of Oscar nominations because they are SO GOOD.
Here are five movies I highly suggest you to watch as soon as you can.
From the start, this film had plenty of potential. Having separate films surrounding the main characters, such as Thor, Iron Man and Captain America, what could be more awesome than putting all of them together to fight the evils of Loki?
Unlike the disappointment that was Fantastic Four, this film had everything going for it. From the pacing and the action, to the chemistry between the characters and Robert Downey Jr.’s cool humour, Joss Whedon couldn’t have been a better director/writer for this movie.
I’m saying this as someone who doesn’t normally read comic books (tragic, I know). But considering how this film kept me on my toes from beginning to end, The Avengers could arguably be one of the year’s best movies.
Recreating your favourite music video or movie in stop motion using LEGO seems pretty time consuming — one of those painstakingly tedious tasks you easily become addicted to. And it’s all worth it.
ParanickFilmz recreated the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises using Batman-themed Lego characters. The detail put into the settings (particularly the football field and cities) is impressive. They even master miniature explosions to during the action sequences. The video quickly started trending today with tons of kudos for their “f*cking commitment.”
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After Bane rudely interrupts a life-as-usual football game at a stadium and sets off explosives in the movieThe Dark Knight Rises, he goes off on a long-winded terrorist rant. While it was probably pretty intimidating for the football fans present, things would have been even more interesting if he had only freestyle rapped. Think about it, whatever you have to say in life people the chances of people listening increases exponentially if you rap.
In this parody by Auralnauts called ”Freestyle Bane,” the supervillain tests out a different strategy on the people of Gotham.
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Screen Junkies finally did an Honest Trailer for The Dark Knight Rises and it’s everything we hoped it would be. This is the final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, which most definitely peaked with the Joker. The epic final chapter will mildly entertain you but will anger you when you really start to think about it. There are just way too many questions that need to be answered.
Have you ever wondered what high school was like for your favourite superheroes and villains in Gotham? This parody by movieclipsTRAILERS, chronicles the awkward teen faze of Batman and his friends.
In the prequel to The Dark Knight Rises trilogy, 16-year-old Harley Quinn is dragged off by her parents to Gotham City where she needs to find a date for the spring prom. Though there’s not much of a selection, she wants to ask Bruce Wayne, a snobby prepster from the Collegiate. Other options include Gotham High’s violent jock Bane, John Blake, Selina Kyle (who might be a lesbian) and Mr. Freeze.
Best of all, Christopher Nolan’s son Oliver is the hypothetical director.
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If you’re ever wondered what it was like to go to high school with your fave superheroes and villains of Gotham City, now you can…in the prequel to the Dark Knight Trilogy called Gotham High.
Directed by Christopher Nolan’s son Oliver, the trailer for this new and exciting film features all the cliches that would have been present in your fav 90s flicks. From school dances to crushes on boys, who wouldn’t want to relive the past when a very sexy and mysterious Bruce Wayne is involved?
*Sigh* If only this was a real movie…
After the infuriating teaser trailer for May’s Iron Man 3, most people were dying for the longer, more substantial trailer that was promised in today’s feature. Sidenote: When did it become okay to release a teaser FOR THE TEASER? That’s just pure evil.
In Marvel’s new two minute trailer, we see our hero Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) pitted against a masked enemy who has a personal vendetta against Stark. ”Some people call me a terrorist, I consider myself a teacher,” the villain creepily says in the trailer. ”Lesson number one: heroes, there is no such thing.”
Admittedly, the villain’s voice (though higher pitched) and the comparisons to terrorism kind of remind me of The Dark Knight Rises’ Bane. It also seems much darker than the first two films.
With nearly nothing left, Stark is left to answer the question of whether the man makes the suit or the suit makes the man. The Shank Black-directed film looks like it will offer plenty of explosions, though I hope Stark’s existential crisis doesn’t destroy his infamous wit.
I’m usually skeptical when I see parodies of one person acting out several roles but Alex Farnham NAILS IT. In the newest video on his YouTube page DamItsGood808, he impersonates a slew of actors auditioning for The Dark Knight. Included is Russell Brand, Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s not really a battle here people. Ryan Gosling wins at life.
The Dark Knight Rises is being released tomorrow but just remember, somewhere out there is a lone Darth Vader riding a unicycle and playing bagpipes while wearing a traditional Scottish kilt. With all the attention on Bane, the dark enforcer can’t help but suffer from a low self-esteem. The desperate act is a wretched attempt to entice the Internet turn its attention back on him. Sorry dude, you’ll just have to sit this one out.
On Wednesday’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy debuted a hilarious new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, which makes it seem a whole lot funnier than the serious action-adventure we’re expecting. Fallon added his own personal touch by getting Paul Reubens to lip-dub all the character’s voices as Pee-wee Herman, including Batman, Catwoman and Bane.
There’s nothing like the constrained, high pitched voice of Pee-wee Herman imitating Bane: ”Your punishment must be more severe.”
The Dark Knight Rises hits theatres on July 20 (ONE WEEK AWAY). The movie stars Christian Bale, returning as Batman, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, and Tom Hardy.
The third trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Risesproves the movie will be just as epic as we hoped. The movie follows Batman eight years after he took the fall for Two Face’s crimes. A new terrorist leader, Bane overwhelms Gotham City.
The star-studded cast includes Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, and Tom Hardy and will be out on July 20. Oh and of course, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be the mysterious cop John Blake (swoon).
Other reasons why the clip is badass? It starts off with Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle predicting: ”There’s a storm coming.” This is followed by a series of explosions, including cars, bridges, buildings and trucks. Plus, we get a clip of Batman’s flying vehicle, dubbed The Bat.
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It looks like Christian Bale is retiring his black cape for good.
“I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I’m taking that cowl off,” Bale told the Phillipine Daily Inquirer. “I believe that the whole production wrapped yesterday, so it’s all done. Everything’s finished. It’s me and Chris – that will be the end of that Batman era.”
“We always maintained from the beginning that if you wanted to break it down, there are three personas – Batman is sincere, the private Bruce Wayne is sincere. The public version of Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a completely fabricated performance.”
Out of all his coworkers, Bale admitted that he was most impressed with Anne Hathaway’s performance and work.
“I had plenty of scenes with Anne,” Bale said. “And I was there when we did the screen test for her. The thing that I said to Chris [Nolan] that day was that there were many very accomplished actresses who had read for the role. I’m terrible at auditions, so I’m very impressed when somebody really seems to acquire an ownership of a character without having worked on it or prepared for some amount of time.”
“When Chris watched the screen test, he agreed that Anne did a wonderful job. In many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne’s role as being the toughest job of any of us. In my case, I’ve stopped referencing outside sources. I now reference Chris’ own world of Batman as a guide to what I will continue doing.”
Anne Hathaway is Selina Kyle/Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
However, his other castmates did not go unnamed by Bale, calling Tom Hardy “a phenomenal actor,” and Joseph Gordon-Levitt a ”very intriguing guy…somebody who truly seems to love acting.”
Tom Hardy plays Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Levitt plays John Blake in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
The movie is set to be released on July 20, 2012.
That’s a wrap!
After seven months of filming, the Dark Knight Rises has come to an end. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays police officer John Blake, has told E! Online that filming on director Christopher Nolan’s final Batman flick ended on Monday. That means we’re one step closer to seeing it on the big screen!
While JGL gushed about how he loved filming in New York City with his coworkers, E! says further details about the Dark Knight Rises are being kept in the dark. Nevertheless, we can’t wait to hear more and see the first trailer when it’s released. It’s guaranteed to be one of the most legendary Batman films yet. Let the countdown begin!
The Dark Knight Rises is set to break box office numbers in July, 2012.
After months of speculation of who Joseph-Gordon Levitt will play in the new Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises”, fans can finally release a sigh of relief as the name of his role has been released.
In March, it was reported that Gordon-Levitt would play Albert Marcone, the son of major Gotham crime boss Alberto Falcone, played by Tom Wilkinson in the first of Christopher Nolan’s films, “Batman Begins.”
According to to a Warner Bros. press release, the actor will instead play John Blake, “a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Comissioner Gordon.”
On the other hand, Marion Cotillard, who was long assumed to be part of the cast, was also made official on Tuesday. She will play Miranda Tate, who according to Warner Bros. is a “Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.”
Gordon-Levitt and Cotillard will join three-time Batman Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, who will play Selena Kyle/Catwoman and Tom Hardy, who will serve as Bale’s nemesis.
This will be the final Batman film Nolan will direct. After the film, Warner Bros. will reboot the series, in which Nolan will produce.
With this star-studded cast,there will be high expectations for this film!!
But with rebooting of the series? That, I am not too sure about.
How many Batman films do they need??