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The Dark Knight Archives -

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Jack Rico


2013/07/21 at 3:14pm

Who will be the next Batman? Top 5 actors

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The Superman/Batman movie is finally happening. From the details we already know, Zack Snyder will be directing, Henry Cavill will be playing Superman and there is a roundabout release date for Summer 2015. The enigma that still surounds the project is – who will be the next Batman? After The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale said he will retire from playing the masked character leaving one of the most relevant, profitable and coveted roles in Hollywood up for grabs.

So which actor has the skill and look to inhabit the mind of the Batman? We look at the pros and cons the top 5 actors we think are in the running… Read More

Jack Rico


2013/07/20 at 7:29pm

Holy Shit! Superman/Batman Movie Set For Summer 2015!

Dreams do come true! We’ve been asking for it since we were kids and now Warner Bros. will finally make it happen – Superman/Batman in ONE movie! Zack Snyder himself officialized it at the SDCC today and I’ve become a kid all over again. There is even a new logo they unveiled!!! Read More

Mack Chico


2009/02/16 at 12:00am

‘Button,’ ‘Knight’ win at the ADG awards

'Button,' 'Knight' win at the ADG awards

Production designers on “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Dark Knight” and “Slumdog Millionaire” drew honors in various feature-film categories of the Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday.

The ADG held its annual awards gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, presenting awards in film, television and commercial categories.
“Button” was selected for best production design in a period film, “Knight” for a fantasy pic and “Slumdog” for a contemporary movie.

George Lucas received an honorary award for outstanding contributions to cinematic imagery, and Paul Sylbert (“The Prince of Tides”) was honored with lifetime-achievement laurels. Bryan Cranston, star of the AMC television series “Breaking Bad,” hosted the awards.

Feature Film

Period film

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Production designer: Donald Graham Burt

Fantasy film

“The Dark Knight”
Production designer:    Nathan Crowley

Contemporary film

“Slumdog Millionaire”
Production designer:    Mark Digby


Single-camera TV series

“Mad Men”
Episode 211: “The Jet Set”
Production designer:    Dan Bishop

Multicamera TV series

“Little Britain U.S.A.”
Episode 4   
Production designers: Greg Grande and Michael Wylie

TV movie or miniseries

“John Adams”
Production designer:    Gemma Jackson

Episode of a half-hour single-camera TV series

Episode 4006: “Excellent Treasures”
Production designer: Joseph P. Lucky

Awards show, variety, music or nonfiction program

80th Annual Academy Awards
Production designer: Roy Christopher


Farmers Insurance
“Drowned Circus”
Production designer: Chris Gorak

Victoria’s Secret
Production designer: Jeffrey Beecroft

Mack Chico


2009/01/08 at 12:00am

‘The Dark Knight’ wins big at People’s Choice Awards

'The Dark Knight' wins big at People's Choice Awards

“The Dark Knight” took home top honors at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night, walking away with five awards.

The movie, which won high praise and acclaim from critics and fans, won the award for favorite movie, favorite action movie, favorite cast, favorite on screen match-up (Christian Bale and Heath Ledger) and favorite superhero (Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman).

“Here’s to Heath,” Bale said after accepting the award, referring to his co-star, who died of an accidental drug overdose in January 2008.

Host Queen Latifah introduced the movie at the end of the ceremony and all five awards were presented at the same time.

“American Idol” lost to “Dancing With the Stars” for favorite reality TV show, but two of their alums — Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood — picked up their own awards.

Underwood, who performed earlier during the show, nabbed two wins early on — one for “Last Name” (favorite country song) and also for favorite female singer.

Sparks and Chris Brown both took home the award for “Favorite Combined Forces,” for their collaboration on “No Air.” The pair beat out “4 Minutes” by Madonna and Justin Timberlake and “Love Like This” by Natasha Bedingfield and Sean Kingston.

“I think this is the first awards show where they actually aired my award,” Sparks jokingly said as she accepted the award. Brown, who was in Dublin, accepted the award via satellite.

Ellen DeGeneres took home the award for best talk show host.

“I wish I could share this with you,” DeGeneres said. “I could throw it on the ground and smash it into a million pieces, and give each one of you a little piece of it, but that’s violent, and that’s probably why you voted for me, because I’m not violent.”

Other early winners included: “27 Dresses” (favorite comedy movie), Hugh Laurie (favorite male TV star) and Robin Williams (favorite scene stealing guest star for his role on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”). EW review: You showed up? Here’s a trophy!

The People’s Choice Awards celebrated its 35th ceremony this year.

The awards were created in 1975 by producer Bob Stivers, who sold the show to Procter & Gamble in the early 1980s. The awards have reflected the growing divergence between popular and critical preferences; in its early years favorite movie honors went to “The Sting” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” — both best picture winners at the Oscars as well as critical favorites — while more recently, categories have included slots no industry group would even hazard, such as favorite superhero, favorite on-screen matchup and Nice n’ Easy Fans Favorite Hair (a nod to a Procter & Gamble product).

For most of their run, the People’s Choice Awards were based on Gallup polls. In the last few years, online voting has decided the winners, and this year’s categories included tech-friendly slots for favorite user-generated video and favorite online sensation.

Alex Florez


2008/07/17 at 12:00am

The Dark Knight

Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace.
Release Date: 2009-01-23
Starring: Bob Kane, Christopher Nolan
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Country: USA
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The Dark Knight

At two and one half hours, “The Dark Knight” is a great muddle of equivocal morality masquerading as a superhero skein.  Helmer Christopher Nolan’s sequel to “Batman Begins” falls victim to a curse common to attempts to build a franchise:  It has no compelling story.
Instead, it throws a filmmaker’s bag of tricks at a screenplay that is too long by an hour.  The tricks come in the form of plot twists, largely incomprehensible because their visual clues are buried under special effects and their dialogue clues are buried under a pumped up soundtrack.  That is too bad, because stripped of its silly subplots, “The Dark Knight” has the germ of a satisfying comic book flick.
The first rule of superheroes is that the superhero is the guy with the super powers.  Civilians do not have super powers.  If they did, there would be no need for a superhero.  This is where “The Dark Knight” falls down.  Too many civilians survive explosions, car accidents, and assassination attempts that should have killed them because they don’t have super powers.
The plot is roughly this:  After cleaning up Gotham Batman (Christian Bale) is having second thoughts.  Using criminal tactics to catch criminals may turn him into one.  He also wants to marry his love interest, Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal, terribly miscast).  She won’t have him until he gives up the cape and mask.  Into this frittata toss The Joker (the late Heath Ledger) with a scheme to take over what is left of Gotham’s mob headed by Salvatore Maroni (convincingly played by Eric Roberts).  Add handsome crusading DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) who gains the confidence of Batman and alter ego Bruce Wayne, and you have the recipe for the end of the Batman saga.  Predictably The Joker is the fly in Batman’s retirement ointment.  Without Batman’s help, cops can’t prevent the agent of chaos from turning Gotham into a war zone – and from keeping Batman in costume.
Ledger’s Joker is totally competent, but in Jack Nicholson he has a tough act to follow.  He comes across more like Christian Slater in “Heathers” than the cinematic master of madness.  With the exceptions of veterans Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, performances fall victim to special effects, some of which are cheesy.  Even the once sleek Batmobile now looks like Hummer that has been sat on by an elephant.
With a PG-13 rating, nothing in “The Dark Knight” is objectionable to children, but it could bore them to death.


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