May 22, 2013
Comic Book Movies You Can Watch Online
Comic book movies are all the rage these days, and every year we see more of them hitting theaters than before. Whether you're into quirky indie comics (Ghost World, American Splendor), superhero action titles (The Dark Knight, The Avengers), graphic novels (300, Persepolis), or even manga (Oldboy), there's probably a big screen adaptation on this list for you. Click through to find out what's available to watch online right now.
January 21, 2011
Weekly Ketchup: Anne Hathaway cast in next Batman movie
The last several weeks have been slow in movie news, as Hollywood loves taking holiday vacations five times longer than what the rest of the world can manage. This week, however, enough news stories came out to fill a couple Weekly Ketchup columns of ten news stories each. Here, then, are the cream of the crop, at least in terms of high-profile stories, because at least half of them are arguably "Rotten Ideas." There's casting news for The Dark Knight Rises (the next Batman movie) and Prometheus (formerly known as the Alien prequel), as well as potential new movies for Robert Downey Jr, Beyonce Knowles and the former governor of California.
July 13, 2010
Tomatometer Watch: Inception Gets First Rotten Review
"From the director of 'The Dark Knight'." Those words impart some serious expectations for Christopher Nolan's 'Inception', not just in commercial terms (the Bat-sequel took $533 million in the US alone) but also critical stature -- 2008's 'Knight' earned a lofty 94% "Fresh" rating on RT; the kind of numbers usually unheard of for a superhero film. In fact, Nolan's got a track record beyond the Bat that's going to be just as tough to measure himself against. Consider the stats: his 1998 debut, 'Following', is at 80% (with 20 reviews counted); 2001's breakthrough 'Memento' at 93% (134 reviews); 2002's thriller 'Insomnia' 92% (166 reviews); and 2005's 'Batman Begins' boasts an 85% fresh score (254 reviews). Even the critical runt of Nolan's litter, 2006's duel of the magicians 'The Prestige', is sitting on Certified Fresh with 75% from 187 reviews. Plenty to live up to, sure -- but if the early, ecstatic reviews arriving for the film are any indication, 'Inception' just might turn out to be Christopher Nolan's best-reviewed film yet.
November 24, 2009
WB offers DVD to Blu-ray Trade-In Program
There's no denying that the Blu-ray format is vastly superior to DVD, but what if you've spent the last decade building up a substantial DVD library? Now that HD DVD is finally dead, you can safely embrace this new format, but do you really want to have to buy all of those movies again?
June 25, 2009
The Dark Knight Wins Big at Saturn Awards
The 35th annual Saturn Awards were held Wednesday night, with "The Dark Knight" earning a ceremony-high five awards -- including best action/adventure film -- and "Iron Man" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" taking home three apiece.
June 24, 2009
Academy Expands Number of Best Picture Nominees to 10
With today's news that in February, the Oscars will field 10 best-picture nominees, the horserace that is the Academy Awards promises to look a lot more like - a horserace.
"This year [when Slumdog Millionaire emerged victorious], five formidable films were nominated, but The Dark Knight, Iron Man and WALL.e were not," Academy president Sid Ganis said yesterday by phone. "We've felt for a while that we should widen the net of nominees."
April 1, 2009
Michael Caine Talks Batman 3
Michael Caine is out promoting his latest feature, "Is Anybody There," but he's perfectly willing to share his thoughts on the next "Batman" sequel -- fortunately for Collider, which had plenty of questions to ask.
February 26, 2009
Exclusive: Franklyn - Director's Sketchbook
Franklyn may be Gerald McMorrow's debut feature film, but by the standards of even the most experienced of helmers it's an ambitious and visually-stunning movie, telling the tale of four disparate souls -- played by Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green, Sam Riley & Bernard Hill - who find each other on their quest to find themselves. Part set in contemporary London and part set in a mythical fantasy world called Meanwhile City -- whose inhabitants must, by law, find religious faith even if that means taking washing machine instructions as their bible -- it's one of the most original and exciting British films of the year. Exclusively on RT, McMorrow opens his sketchbook and explains his vision for the film.
February 24, 2009
Backstage at the Oscars: My First Time
In the movie world there is no event greater, no red carpet glitzier, no awards show more meaningful, than that of the Academy Awards. While millions watch the biggest night in Hollywood via television and thousands post show commentaries on their blogs (or, in the case of this year, on Twitter), Rotten Tomatoes was on the ground, right smack dab in the middle of it all. Read on as RT's Jen Yamato recounts this year's Oscars show, from the best parts of the musical-laden telecast to the quiet moments backstage with the night's triumphant winners. Read her full report here.
February 22, 2009
The Dark Knight Rakes in a Billion
The list of films that have broken the $1 billion mark in worldwide grosses now numbers four: "The Dark Knight" has joined the cinematic billionaires' club.
February 8, 2009
Juno, TDK, WALL-E Win Grammys
"Juno," "The Dark Knight," and "WALL-E" were the big (movie-related) winners at the Grammys Sunday night, taking home trophies for best compilation soundtrack, best score, and best motion picture song, respectively.
February 1, 2009
Slumdog's Danny Boyle Wins DGA Award
Danny Boyle takes home another win for Best Director from the Director's Guild of America -- could Oscar gold be just around the corner? See who else was nominated this year in our full list of nominees and winners.
January 27, 2009
Analyzing the Academy's TDK Snub
So why did the Academy pass over "The Dark Knight" for Best Picture consideration, anyway? Sci Fi Wire thinks it might have a possible answer.
January 26, 2009
TDK Sequel Coming in 2011?
It's been awhile since we had a good "Batman" rumor -- and this one is from producer Michael Uslan, who claims that the next installment in the series is coming out in 2011.
January 25, 2009
Jonathan Nolan Shrugs off Oscar's TDK Snub
So, how does Christopher Nolan feel about "The Dark Knight" getting snubbed by the Academy? We don't know, but thanks to a letter sent to the Dark Campaign website, we have heard some of his brother Jonathan's thoughts on the matter.
January 24, 2009
Weekly Ketchup: Oscar noms, and Tom & Jerry
The Oscar nominations obviously dominated the news this week, but there's also a few new animated movies to report, lots of casting and the word on what the director of 1998's Godzilla might be doing next.
January 22, 2009
Box Office Guru Preview: Underworld Battles Oscar All-Stars
Only two new releases hit the North American box office, but in the wake of Academy Award nominations, a handful of contenders take the opportunity to expand nationwide hoping Oscar nods can translate into extra cash. Sony unleashes its franchise thriller Underworld: Rise of the Lycans while Warner Bros. counters with Brendan Fraser's fantasy actioner Inkheart.
January 20, 2009
RT Editors' Favorite Films of 2008
Sequels can be tricky to pull off right, but Hellboy 2 doesn't disappoint in the least. If the first Hellboy film was a representation of creator Mike Mignola's vision, Hellboy 2 is much more Guillermo Del Toro's piece. There's more magic this time around, and more wonder. Hellboy was a big secret from the public in the first movie, but now he's out on the streets, interacting with both the mundane world and a vast (yet hidden) faerie world. This leads to some serious existential questions for Hellboy, and Del Toro manages to weave those questions into an exciting fantasy adventure yarn. But don't think its all doom and gloom; watching the Devil's son and his half-fish best friend sing Barry Manilow may be worth the price of admission alone.
January 13, 2009
Nolan, del Toro, Stanton and More on Golden Tomatoes
Awards season is officially in full swing, with the Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globes already behind us and several more ceremonies scheduled in the weeks to come. RT is no stranger to the process, and since our very own Golden Tomato Awards have been finalized, we thought it would be nice to share with you, our faithful readers, how some of the recipients have responded. Click here to discover what won the Golden Tomatoes and then read on here for the directors' reactions.
January 13, 2009
10 Years of Golden Tomatoes
With the Golden Globes and countless other ceremonies having come and pass, awards season (aka Slumgdogathon 2009) is approaching the final bend. But there's still at least one more major stop before the Oscars: Rotten Tomatoes' very own reckoning of the awesome movies of last year. We call 'em the Golden Tomato Awards, which we spread across 17 categories celebrating the Freshest of the Fresh movies (or in the case of one category, the Rottenest). Check out 2008's Golden Tomato Awards, and then read on here for some factoids and fun tidbits about the winners!
January 11, 2009
A New Joker for the Next Batman?
Could we see a Joker recast for the next "Batman" sequel, or are people reading too much into producer Chuck Roven's comments to MTV? Follow the link and judge for yourself.
January 8, 2009
DGA Announces '08 Nominees
The Directors Guild has finalized its nominees for this year's awards, placing Ron Howard, Danny Boyle, Gus Van Sant, David Fincher, and -- you guessed it -- Christopher Nolan on the short list.
January 6, 2009
Academy Names Shortlist for Visual Effects Oscar
The Academy has narrowed its choices for this year's visual effects Oscar, naming "Australia," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D," "The Dark Knight," "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," "Iron Man," and "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" as its seven finalists.
January 5, 2009
Producers Guild Unveils Film Nominations
The Producers Guild of America has announced its film nominations for 2008: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," and "Slumdog Millionaire" are the contenders for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award.
December 31, 2008
Box Office in 2008: Batman, Iron Man, and Indy Reign
The waning days of December are usually reserved for best-of and year-end lists, but let's not forget the dirtier side of Hollywood: the box office gross tallies. Which studios and which movies dominated the year? Which fell meekly by the wayside, to be devoured by Beverly Hills chihuahuas? Read on: Rotten Tomatoes has compiled the data.
December 29, 2008
Critics Pick the Best and Worst Films of 2008
With 2008 coming to a close, Rotten Tomatoes polled a selection of Tomatometer critics to find out which of the hundreds of films they were paid to watch this year they loved the most -- and which films were the absolute worst. Read on to see if your favorites matched up with the critics, see who loved The Dark Knight and who hated Speed Racer, and find out which film of 2008 earned Roger Ebert's honor as the worst film of the year!
December 18, 2008
Eddie Murphy Rumored as Next Batman's Riddler
There are a few times every year when a "news item" is too ridiculous to ignore, and here's the latest: The Sun is reporting that Eddie Murphy will play the Riddler in the next Batman movie.
December 18, 2008
Alan Horn Opens Up About Green Lantern, TDK Sequel
It almost certainly won't stanch the flow of ridiculous rumors, but Alan Horn recently sat down with Collider to discuss some of Warner Bros.' biggest upcoming projects -- including a "Dark Knight" sequel, "Green Lantern," and another "Superman."
December 15, 2008
AFI Names 2008's Finest Films
The results are in, and the AFI has spoken: "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," "Frozen River," "Gran Torino," "Milk," "WALL-E," "Wendy and Lucy" and "The Wrestler" are 2008's best movies.
December 10, 2008
L.A. Film Critics Name WALL-E Best of '08
The votes are in, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has spoken: "WALL-E" is the movie of the year, Sean Penn's performance in "Milk" was the year's best, and Danny Boyle did 2008's best directorial work on "Slumdog Millionaire."
December 8, 2008
RT on DVD: The Dark Knight Is Here!
Welcome to The Dark Knight DVD week at Rotten Tomatoes! Warner Bros.' dark, masterful sequel arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday as one of the most anticipated home video releases of the year. Also see what else is new to DVD: The Wire The Complete Series, Deadwood The Complete Series, Horton Hears a Who, Man on Wire, and more!
December 8, 2008
Roger Ebert Ranks 2008's 20 Best Films
December isn't even halfway over yet, and many of us have already had our fill of year-end lists -- but Roger Ebert's list of the 20 best films of 2008 is one worth making an exception for.
December 8, 2008
The Dark Knight DVD/Blu-ray Lands at Midnight
If you absolutely cannot wait to get your hands on the DVD or Blu-ray edition of "The Dark Knight," good news -- it appears that some retail outlets will begin selling it at 12:01 AM on Tuesday.
November 26, 2008
Hear Benjamin Button's Score Now!
In a bid to earn BAFTA consideration, Warner Bros. is streaming the scores for "The Dark Knight" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" online.
November 4, 2008
L.A. Times Pundits Like TDK's Best Picture Chances
It's a far cry from actually winning the award, but according to the L.A. Times' six-member panel, "The Dark Knight," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and "Slumdog Millionaire" are the inside choices for Best Picture at next year's Academy Awards.
October 28, 2008
Studios Push Big '08 Hits for Academy Awards
With Best Picture campaigns underway for "Wall-E" and "The Dark Knight" -- and another potentially to follow for "Iron Man" -- is this the year the Academy Awards abandons the art house?
October 8, 2008
Goyer Debunks Every Single TDK Sequel Rumor
MTV's Shawn Adler, in an effort to get to the bottom of the many "Dark Knight" sequel rumors, went right to screenwriter David Goyer to ask him which ones were true. Goyer's response? "It's all B.S."
September 29, 2008
RT on DVD: Dark Knight DVD Details and Iron Man Deleted Scene!
News of The Dark Knight's December release leads a huge week for DVD lovers, and it's only getting bigger! First, check out our exclusive extended Dubai deleted scene from Iron Man, in which Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) parties it up in the Middle East with Ghostface Killah and a bevy of bikini-clad ladies. Then, watch our exclusive behind-the-scenes video diary from the set of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, in which the ever-cheeky (and topless) Russell Brand profiles his co-stars in the hotel lobby scene, and engages in some racy chat with Kristen Bell. And did we mention all the best (and strangest) new releases of the week?
September 12, 2008
Aaron Eckhart Talks Towelhead, Life After TDK
He's been around for awhile, but he's never starred in something as huge as "The Dark Knight" -- so what's it like being Aaron Eckhart right now? The Deadbolt's Jordan Riefe recently got a glimpse.
September 9, 2008
Michael Caine Joins the TDK Sequel Rumor Game
Tired of reading casting rumors about the next "Batman" movie? Well, you can blame Michael Caine for this one -- he says an unnamed Warner Bros. executive has told him who the bad guys in the next sequel will be, and who will be playing them.
September 2, 2008
RT's Summer in Review: The Best, The Worst, and Our Favorite Films!
The summer movie season of 2008 ended last weekend, and boy, was it a good one. Led by box office smashes like Iron Man, Wall-E, and The Dark Knight, Hollywood raked in the dough week after week -- and, surprisingly, scored major Freshness on the Tomatometer in the process. Rotten Tomatoes takes a look at the Summer in Review to revisit the critical and commercial hits and misses of the summer.
September 2, 2008
Depp Says Playing Riddler Would Be "Fun"
Those Johnny Depp-as-Riddler rumors are every bit as bogus as you think -- but during a recent radio interview, Depp did go so far as to say the role would be "a fun gig."
August 28, 2008
Summer Box Office Sets New Record
There were a few duds along the way, but now that summer 2008 is in the books, it's official: domestic ticket sales are up again, setting a new record for the season.
August 27, 2008
No Bat-Plans for Nolan Just Yet
As funny as it was to imagine Brian Austin Green and Cher starring in the next "Batman" movie, a new Hollywood Reporter article confirms what everyone has known all along: Christopher Nolan hasn't committed to making another sequel.
August 25, 2008
Nolan's Catwoman Is a Cougar?
According to the Telegraph, Chris Nolan intends to feature Catwoman in his next "Batman" movie, and his first choice for the role is...Cher?
August 18, 2008
Warners, DC Prep Partnership Changes
They've got the character licenses and the willpower to bring them to the screen, but for a number of reasons, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have been largely stymied in their efforts to adapt their comics.
August 10, 2008
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Dark Knight #1 for Fourth Time
The unstoppable box office superhero The Dark Knight once again defeated all foes and spent its fourth consecutive weekend at number one becoming the first film in nearly five years to accomplish the fourpeat. With the gold medal going to Batman, Seth Rogen and James Franco shared the silver with their new stoner comedy Pineapple Express which posted a solid five-day debut.
August 8, 2008
Review Revue: Can Traveling Pants Derail Pineapple Express?
This week two doobie-smoking heroes might just give Batman a run for his money, as Pineapple Express opens to considerable fan anticipation. But don't count out the plucky, denim-swapping girls of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 just yet! Watch to see what the critics are saying in this week's Review Revue!
August 1, 2008
Review Revue: Can Mummy 3 or Swing Vote Beat the Bat?
Ouch! Who would have thought that The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor would get downright embalmed by critics? And will the scribes vote fresh or rotten for Kevin Costner's goofy charm in Swing Vote? Find out all this and more, and recap our costumed exploits at last weekend's Comic-Con, in this week's Review Revue!
July 27, 2008
Comic-Con: Can Batman Beat the Terminator?
Comic-Con: Christian Bale, alas, is currently in Japan promoting The Dark Knight and not talking about his alleged family altercation, but director McG and cast members including Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Worthington, Common, and Moon Bloodgood showed up to an enthused Comic-Con panel with some early footage.
July 24, 2008
Further Reading: Dark Knight is Unforgettable, but Who Remembers James Batman?
The Dark Knight is setting cinemas alight all over the world, but, as Kim Newman discovers, there are other Batman movies that aren't quite so well known... James Batman - which crosses the caped crusader with suave spy James Bond - probably didn't attract much Oscar buzz, nor was the word "masterpiece" mentioned in its reviews, but for completists, is it worth seeing? Does the Filipino film industry's flouting of international copyright law deliver a treat?
July 23, 2008
So...What's Next for Batman?
It's all speculation (and full of spoilers), but still in good fun: IGN Movies has posted an article about who might be lining up against the Dark Knight in the next Batman movie.
July 22, 2008
A Sunny Dark Knight for Imax
After years of being a theatrical afterthought, is Imax ready to break into the bigtime in the wake of The Dark Knight's enormous success?
July 21, 2008
The Dark Knight: Evolution of a Batsuit
While you were catching multiple showings of The Dark Knight over the weekend, did you happen to notice all the ways Christian Bale's Batsuit had changed? No? Well, don't worry -- the Los Angeles Times has gone behind the scenes and sorted it all out for you.
July 18, 2008
West, Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney Look Back at Batman
This weekend, Christian Bale's Batman will make a triumphant return at the box office -- but the character has been given theatrical wings by a number of actors, all of whom reminisced with MTV about their time under the cowl.
July 17, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Dark Knight Set For Gargantuan Grosses
The superhero sequel The Dark Knight and the musical Mamma Mia! debut head to head in what could a tight race for the number one spot. Or one film might open $100M higher than the other. Either way, the North American box office will soar to dizzying heights and become one of the highest-grossing weekends in movie history.
July 17, 2008
Critics Consensus: The Dark Knight Is One Of The Year's Best-Reviewed
This week, we've got the Caped Crusader (The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger), ABBA aficionados (Mamma Mia!, starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried), and space-bound simians (Space Chimps, with voice work by Andy Samberg and Jeff Daniels). What do the critics have to say?
July 17, 2008
Maggie Gyllenhaal Talks The Dark Knight
It's a far cry from indie fare like Secretary or Sherrybaby, but for Maggie Gyllenhaal, taking on the role of Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight was just the logical next step in an award-winning career.
July 16, 2008
Total Recall: It's the Bat!
With The Dark Knight dropping this Friday, evacuating America of its pent-up superhero demand like teenage timebombs, Rotten Tomatoes is exploring the storied theatrical history of Batman.
July 16, 2008
Ten Ways Batman Must Be Crazy
Batman has clearly shown signs of a number of mental illnesses over the years -- so many that it's hard to keep track of them all. Thank goodness Topless Robot has compiled this handy list of the top 10!
July 14, 2008
RT on DVD: Bank Job, Step Up 2, and a Bat-Marathon
As Dark Knight hype overtakes the free world this week, prepare yourself with a marathon of Batman lore on DVD with our viewing guide below -- or, escape from Bat-mania with Bat-alternatives to go with Mamma Mia and Space Chimps.
July 14, 2008
How The Dark Knight Went IMAX
You've read a lot about how portions of The Dark Knight were filmed in IMAX -- and in a recent interview with Slashfilm, producers Emma Thomas and Charles Rovan shed a little light on how it all happened.
July 11, 2008
TDK's Commissioner Gordon Can Handle Himself
In most previous Batman movies, Commissioner Gordon has been either a background character or a bumbling oaf -- but all that's changed in the Christopher Nolan era, and Gary Oldman couldn't be happier.
July 11, 2008
Revisiting Old Batman Trailers
We've all enjoyed the long parade of trailers for The Dark Knight -- but do you remember the trailers for the earlier Batman movies? JoBlo does, and now, so can we.
July 9, 2008
Is On-Set Safety Still First?
A rash of on-set accidents -- some ending in death -- has the Los Angeles Times asking: has safety become an afterthought for filmmakers?
July 8, 2008
What If Michael Bay Had Written The Dark Knight?
Ever wondered what it would have been like if Michael Bay had written The Dark Knight? Well, thanks to a "script" that's been "found," your questions can finally be answered. (And yes, before you ask, it's a joke.)
July 7, 2008
RT on DVD: Dark Knight, Mummy 3 Sneak Peeks
This week, we dispense with the news and cut to the chase to bring you two huge new gift sets timed perfectly for this summer's Bat-mania. What will earn you more geek cred: whipping out the Batman flash drive or watching the Dark Knight prologue in high definition, awash in the glory of Blu-ray?
July 3, 2008
Bale Says He Won't Be Adopting Any Circus Orphans
Wondering when Robin will pop up in Christopher Nolan's Batman movies? Don't hold your breath -- in a recent interview, Christian Bale joked that he'd sooner walk off the set than share screen time with a Boy Wonder.
May 5, 2008
The New Dark Knight Trailer Is Here!
While you were busy catching multiple showings of Iron Man over the weekend, the second full-length trailer for The Dark Knight made its long-awaited official debut.
May 1, 2008
Is Summer Bad for Movies?
Summer blockbuster season always brings many of the year's highest-grossing films -- but is it killing American movie culture?
April 8, 2008
First Dark Knight Review?
Thanks to a a rough translation from Portuguese from BOF contributor Alexandre Winck (His commentary is in bold below), the following may be the first review of THE DARK KNIGHT -- albeit a covert one. Alexandre says, "I can assure [you all that] the blog is well-known in Brazil (Globo is the largest media corporation here) and the author is a respected journalist."
April 7, 2008
Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes Delivers Viral Dark Knight Harvey Dent Speech
A few new items have been discovered over the weekend for the Dark Knight viral campaign.
First up, the Gotham Police's Major Crimes Unit has a new site at GDPMCU.com. Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman) is the head of the unit.
Also, a video of Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) has popped up here. In it, she talks about her support for Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart).
March 11, 2008
New Dark Knight Stills, Article Online!
Just over a decade ago, Warner Bros.' Batman film franchise seemed destined to evaporate in a puff of candy-colored nonsense. Now, on the doorstep of Christopher Nolan's second installment in the revitalized saga, the "Clooney nipple suit" days seem far, far away.
March 10, 2008
Aaron Eckhart Talks The Dark Knight
The film's early marketing focused on Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker, but The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has promised that his Batman Begins sequel is really about following the arc of Harvey Dent, a.k.a. Two-Face.
March 6, 2008
Goyer's Unborn Adds Five
Never one to take much time off between projects, Jumper and The Dark Knight writer David S. Goyer is already assembling the cast of his next film, Unborn.
March 3, 2008
Do You Believe in Harvey Dent?
We knew Warner Bros. was planning on shifting its Dark Knight marketing to focus on Harvey Dent in March. Well, February's over -- who's ready for a new viral campaign?
January 25, 2008
The Weekly Ketchup: The Passing Of Heath Ledger
In this week's Ketchup, the unfortunate passing of Heath Ledger trumps all other news. Other occurences of lesser importance include the Oscar and Razzie nominations, and some new movie stills from the next Star Trek and X-Files films.
January 24, 2008
Studio Executives Face Difficult Decisions in Wake of Ledger's Passing
For most of the people affected by Heath Ledger's unexpected death, it's difficult enough to simply absorb the shock and grief. For the executives overseeing Ledger's final projects, however, some difficult decisions need to be made -- and with millions of dollars at stake, they need to be made sooner than later.
January 18, 2008
The Weekly Ketchup: More Frodo For Wood, More Dark Knight News, Golden Globes Wrap-up
In this week's Ketchup, Elijah Wood proclaims his excitement over the resurrection of The Hobbit, the complete Dark Knight cast list appears online, and critics may ot have Uwe Boll to kick around much longer. Also, no strike got in the way of our complete Golden Globes wrap-up, and a possible solution to the ever expanding Harry Potter screenplays.
January 15, 2008
Total Recall: Don't Call It a Comeback
In today's Total Recall, we invite you to take a look at some intriguing revitalizations within the realm of cinema. These are the people who've experienced what Homer Simpson once categorized as the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, and the creamy middles. But just whatever you do, don't call it a comeback.
January 9, 2008
New Iron Man Photo Online!
The Dark Knight has been stealing all the superhero buzz lately, but Jon Favreau's Iron Man is still one of the most hotly anticipated movies of 2008 -- and look, here's another shot of Robert Downey Jr. in action to remind us why!
December 20, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Five New Films Fight For Holiday Cheer
Moviegoers are in for a feast as studios will unleash a wide menu of new options on Friday trying to reach holiday patrons on the weekend before Santa comes to town. With so many choices, there should be something for everyone allowing the overall box office to remain healthy.
December 17, 2007
New Dark Knight Trailer, Synopsis Online!
Okay, so you weren't one of the lucky IMAX viewers who were treated to that six-minute The Dark Knight prologue at screenings of I Am Legend last weekend. How about a new trailer for consolation?
December 13, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: I Am Legend Set For Explosive Opening
A wave of new product hits the marketplace at a time when exciting films are desperately needed to end the current box office funk. The science fiction thriller I Am Legend leads the way but will be joined by the family comedy Alvin and the Chipmunks and the romantic comedy The Perfect Holiday.
December 4, 2007
Six New Dark Knight Stills!
At some point, there won't be any more stuff to leak from The Dark Knight -- but fortunately for you, that day hasn't arrived yet.
November 1, 2007
New Dark Knight Picture, Viral Site
Well, that didn't take long -- just a few hours after the word-jumble puzzle at The Dark Knight viral site WhySoSerious debuted, fans solved it, and as promised, the Joker made it worth their while. And now all of us get to benefit from their hard work.
October 31, 2007
Help Solve the Joker's Dark Knight Puzzle!
The Dark Knight's viral campaign is heating up over at WhySoSerious.com, where the filmmakers have left a whopper of a puzzle for fans to solve. Fortunately, the tireless Peter Sciretta of Slashfilm has compiled a list of clues for TDK sleuths.
August 20, 2007
A Great Big Eyeful of Dark Knight Images!
Howdy, Bat-fans! Excited for The Dark Knight yet? Of course you are, and IESB knows it -- which is why they've posted a slew ("slew" being, in this case, a fancy way of saying "19") of images from the film!
August 13, 2007
A First Look at The Dark Knight!
Rabid Bat-fans in attendance at Wizard World Chicago 2007 got one of the ultimate treats recently: Not only were conventioneers given an advance viewing of some footage from The Dark Knight, but they also got to participate in a Q&A with several members of the cast and crew. Luckily for the rest of us, IGN Movies was there to share the news.
August 9, 2007
Here Come The Dark Knight Spoilers!
You want Dark Knight rumors? We've got Dark Knight rumors! Well, technically, Slashfilm has them -- but why split hairs when we can be rolling around in all the spoilery goodness, right?
August 3, 2007
The Weekly Ketchup: New Joker Pic, Dark Knight Footage Leaked, Iron Man at Comic-Con, and More!
In this week's Ketchup, we see a new photo of Heath Ledger as The Joker, the first teaser trailer of the sure-to-be hit The Dark Knight, and some grainy footage of the "Batpod" in action. Also, Iron Man brings the house down at Comic-Con, we've got some early news about Spider-Man 4, and Johnny Depp plans another outing as Hunter S. Thompson.
August 2, 2007
The Dark Knight Footage Leaked!
We've got a little under a year to go before The Dark Knight graces our cineplex screens, but Warner Bros. knows how to parcel out morsels for hungry fans -- now, to go along with the steady stream of casting information, photos, and the first teaser, Latino Review is offering footage of Batman's motorcyle (A.K.A. "The Batpod") in action.
August 2, 2007
Happy Feet Director To Helm Justice League of America?
Warner Bros.' latest potential franchise-in-waiting, Justice League of America, continues to sprint past production hurdles with Flash-like speed. Just over a month after JLA screenwriters Kieran and Michele Mulroney turned in their script, rumors of a director are making the rounds -- and this rumor's intriguing, to say the very least.
July 16, 2007
Dark Knight Teaser Trailer Is Coming Soon!
Good news, Batfans! Warner Bros. is planning to show the teaser trailer for the much-anticipated "The Dark Knight" in front of "The Simpsons Movie" when it hits theaters on July 27.
July 9, 2007
"Bat" Bits: Two Face AND The Riddler?
You know how superhero sequels often try to get a lot more villains into the mix? Well, recent word indicates that we'll be seeing the arrival of several colorful newcomers in "The Dark Knight."
June 19, 2007
Bat Bits: The Bike!
Yep, every tiny piece of Batman minutiae must make its way on to the RT Newsday section. Why? Because the traffic stats tell us you guys love "Batman Begins" and you can't freakin' wait for "The Dark Knight."
May 16, 2007
Teaser Buzz for "The Dark Knight"?
As if you needed another reason to go see "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," now comes a rumor that a teaser trailer for "The Dark Knight" will be attached to the print.
May 5, 2007
Roberts Plays Both Sides in "The Dark Knight"
We know The Joker is the main villain of "The Dark Knight." "Batman Begins" already suggested that. But the casting of Eric Roberts as a Gotham City Mafioso suggests more to the story. Roberts confirmed that he would have scenes with both Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Heath Ledger as The Joker, and his moral alignment is no question.
May 1, 2007
A Few New "Bat" Bits
Looks like we have a little Bat-news today with word from character actor Rutger Hauer, some info on an open casting call, and a spoiler involving the batmobile!
May 1, 2007
Christian Bale Talks "Dark Knight" Training
"Batman Begins" not only made Christian Bale a bankable superstar, it also made him a pro at dodging direct questions about any Batman-related sequels. While promoting this summer's POW drama "Rescue Dawn," Bale was kind enough to tease about the new Batstunts we may see in "The Dark Knight." His previous experience with the stunt team has encouraged them to let him do even more this time around.
April 26, 2007
"The Dark Knight" Nabs Eric Roberts
Bruce Wayne will have his hands full with some Eric Roberts come 2008, as the actor has just been cast as a villain in the "Batman Begins" sequel, "The Dark Knight."
April 20, 2007
Spy Pics of Ledger in "Joker" Attire?
In a post a few days ago, I mentioned how the "Dark Knight" producers were going to share some Joker artwork this summer, in an effort to prevent against "spy pics" from hitting the net. Whoops, too late.
April 18, 2007
Ledger's New Joker to Be Scrappy and Scary
If you were hoping for a Jack Nicholson-style Joker in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight," then you might be disappointed by the adjectives being used to describe the new character design. Words like "raggedy" and "scary."
April 16, 2007
Edward Norton is "The Incredible Hulk"
What was your first reaction upon reading that headline? Be honest. Mine was "Edward Norton as Bruce Banner?? Excellent choice, and one I never would have thought of."
April 10, 2007
No Two-Face Against "The Dark Knight"?
A while back we heard that the Harvey Dent character would be appearing in "The Dark Knight" (he'll be played by Aaron Eckhart) but that his villainous alter ego (Two-Face) would be saved for the NEXT sequel. Looks like we might have some confirmation on that...
March 12, 2007
Maggie Gyllenhaal to Star in "The Dark Knight"?
All the talk from a few weeks ago regarding Katie Holmes' rumored non-involvement in the forthcoming "Batman Begins" sequel -- and what it meant for Rachel Dawes, her character in the first film -- seems to have been more or less on the money.
February 22, 2007
A Pair of "Dark Knight" Tidbits
We haven't had much "Dark Knight" news since Aaron Eckhart was named as Two-Face ... about three days ago. But today we have two little news niblets, one regarding the arrival of a character that some of you might know -- and the other one dealing with the start of production.
February 8, 2007
Jamie Foxx Will Not Play "The Dark Knight's" Two-Face
Does it still count as a rumor if you only read about it AFTER the rumor has been proven false? I mean, I just read an article stating that Jamie Foxx will NOT be playing Harvey Dent (aka Two-Face) in Christopher Nolan's upcoming "Batman Begins" sequel ... but I never knew he was even up for the part!
February 1, 2007
"The Dark Knight" Will Summer in Chicago
"The Dark Knight," which is the highly-anticipated sequel to the awesome "Batman Begins," will be shooting in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and England ... but apparently the cast and crew will be spending much of their summer in the fine city of Chicago, Illinois.
January 30, 2007
Rachel McAdams to Snag Katie Holmes' "Knight" Work?
Ask just about anyone who loved "Batman Begins" what they thought the flick's "weak spot" was, and I bet you money they'd say "Well, Katie Holmes, obviously. Her character, partially, but mainly just her blank stare and entirely unconvincing performance. Why do you ask?"
January 26, 2007
Holmes Getting the "Knight" Off?
Fans of "Batman Begins" who thought Katie Holmes was the worst part of the movie -- and there seem to be a lot of them -- will be happy to read IGN Movies' report, via LatinoReview.com, that Holmes' role is being recast for the upcoming sequel, "The Dark Knight."
January 11, 2007
"The Dark Knight" to Visit Baltimore?
Between two excellent performances in two of the year's more entertaining movies ("The Prestige" and "Children of Men"), Michael Caine has had a pretty good year -- but he's got a pair of pretty promising projects underway: A remake of "Sleuth" with Jude Law and a little sequel called "The Dark Knight."
December 22, 2006
Hugh Jackman Denies "Dark Knight" Involvement
Since the act of debunking a rumor is now considered news, I bring you the following announcement: Hugh Jackman will not be playing any roles in Christopher Nolan's upcoming "Batman Begins" sequel. No Harvey Dent, no nothing.
December 7, 2006
A Few Random "Dark Knight" Nuggets
Poor Heath Ledger is out there on the circuit trying to promote his indie flick "Candy" -- and all he's getting are "The Dark Knight" questions! Ah well, I suppose it's better than being unemployed, eh Heath?
November 17, 2006
"The Dark Knight" Claims a Release Date
Nothing all that stunning, but we do have some release date news for "The Dark Knight," which (of course) is the widely-anticipated follow-up to Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins." (Go circle July 18th, 2008 on your calendar.)
November 8, 2006
Heath Ledger Talks "Joker"
So now that we've all had time to digest the idea of "Heath Ledger = The Joker," the "Dark Knight" actor has chimed in with a few insights on how he'll approach the iconic character.
October 24, 2006
Is "The Dark Knight" Going to China?
Big fan of location scouting? Then you're gonna love this: Apparently the folks preparing "The Dark Knight" for its January shoot have been looking into Hong Kong as a possible location. Hey, cool. Just start making the movie already.
October 20, 2006
Original Joker Creator to Act as "Dark" Consultant?
Original Joker creator Jerry Robinson was the subject of a rather excellent interview with Newsarama's Dan Epstein, and he briefly touched upon a topic that'll excite you hardcore comics geeks: Apparently the legendary artist has been approached to act as a consultant on Christopher Nolan's inevitably awesome "The Dark Knight."
October 9, 2006
Who's Playing Two-Face in "Batman" Sequel?
Christopher Nolan has confirmed Two-Face will be one of the villains in "The Dark Knight," his follow-up to "Batman Begins," and IGN FilmForce is trying to determine who will play the role.