| Jun 26, 2014
What does it feel like to flip on the Bat-signal? Or stand toe-to-toe with Christian Bale's Batsuit? And what does […]...
| Jul 23, 2014
After 75 years, it's hard for any story to add a new twist. But today, as part of the Batman […]...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:19 PM
There’s no tribute more fitting — or eerie — than a well-known actor who dies, then materializes months or years later on the movie screen. It happened to James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause.” Ditto for Heath Ledger in...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I have a theory for what is causing "Man of Steel's" faster-than-expected slide at the box office: Jor-El.
Around the fifth time Russell Crowe materializes as Jor, the long-dead father of Clark Kent, a.k.a. Kal-El, a.k.a. Superman, I wanted to scream....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:00 AM
By overwhelming critical consensus, 2013 was a banner year for movies. End-of-the-year lists, that dependable fruitcake of entertainment journalism, arrived with festive unanimity. It was a "tremendous" (the Atlantic's Christopher Orr), "amazing" (the New...
| Aug 23, 2013
Batman fans aren't exactly applauding the news that Ben Affleck will be the next actor to portray Bruce Wayne on […]...
| Jun 2, 2013
The diary Heath Ledger kept during the production of Christopher Nolan's acclaimed 2008 film “The Dark Knight” is the subject […]...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 11:24 AM
At the risk of upsetting the fanboys, I have to go on record and explain why the final film in Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy is a disappointment of epic proportions. Rotten Tomatoes had to turn off their comment section because people were so upset...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:16 PM
With his first two Batman films, Nolan re-imagined Batman as something a bit more plausible in today's world: a self-made, one-man special forces unit with lots of money, a kick-ass R&D department and tons of anger issues. But beyond that, he made...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:39 AM
I’m in a bind. My friend Elliott and I bought tickets to see the much-anticipated conclusion to Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises” on IMAX this Wednesday.
Let me note that this is exactly the way I want to see...