What a great time it is to be a movie-goer in a book store! Just after Ty Burr came out with Gods Like Us, David Denby of The New Yorker publishes a book about movies of his own with Do The Movies Have a Future?.
Christopher Nolan has a particular knack for producing sweeping, epic visuals in gray sci-fi settings, and the Batman series is the ideal platform for such a chilling aesthetic, as the first two installments already suggested.
Christian Bale, 38, who has played Bruce Wayne in the last three Christopher Nolan Batman films, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises — the last of which turned into a tragic fatal event at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, where alleged gunman James Holmes took up arms against the viewers of the packed premiere, leaving 12 dead and 58 injured — surprised Aurora residents on Tuesday when he visited survivors at the Medical Center of Aurora and paid his respects to the slain victims at a flower-strewn memorial site with his wife, Sibi Blazic.
Following Friday’s shooting during the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, actor Christian Bale expressed his condolences and shock at the massacre. “Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” Bale, who plays Bruce Wayne in the Batman trilogy, said in a statement to The Huffington Post.
The final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, has been filming in Pittsburgh, and now we have some spoiler-laden pictures and videos from the set. The leaked footage shows Christian Bale, who plays Batman, choreographing a street fight scene with a masked Tom Hardy, who plays his nemesis Bane, an escaped convict who reeks havoc on Gotham City.
The success of 2008's The Dark Knight, the latest contribution to the Batman franchise, has inspired production company Warner Bros to start advertising for the next installment over a year before the projected release date of the film, July 20, 2012.