Archive for December 21, 2011
Comic book writer Grant Morrison said it best: “[Every bat-suit is] completely different” – sometimes insanely different – “but they’re all instantly recognizable as [the-bat-suit].”
Unlike Superman, who has more or less been wearing the same blue and red strongman since Action Comics #1 in 1938, Batman just keeps changing his appearance every few years to keep up with the times. Basically, he’s the Madonna of superheroes.
Which is why I created this Batman infographic — to keep track of every single “significant” bat-suit across all mediums (which excludes a grand majority of the bat-suits featured in non-canonical comic books, in case you were wondering).
In part, what makes Batman such an excellent comic book/movie/television/video game/theatrical character is his unique ability to comfortably exist inside of just about every kind of story. He can fight gods. ...
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In today’s Dark Knight Rises news, we have some new hi-res images from the film to share with fans – who are still buzzing about the recent Dark Knight Rises IMAX prologue, as well as the latest Dark Knight Rises trailer, which revealed such goodies as a Robin Easter-egg.
But more than anything else, the one aspect of TDKR that has been causing the most debate is the character of Bane (played by Tom Hardy). From his costume to his muscle size to his hard-to-decipher voice, Bane is the name on the tip of every Bat-fan’s tongue right now.
Nolan’s version of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, is that of a terrorist leader who arrives on Gotham City’s doorstep to hatch a nefarious ...
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Screen Rant’s Kofi Outlaw reviews The Adventures of Tintin
Tintin is a beloved comic book character in Europe, but the titular reporter’s serialized adventures have never had the same impact here in the United States – even though the comics have been available for decades and a Tintin animated series ran on HBO for several seasons back in the early ’90s.
With The Adventures of Tintin, filmmaking titans Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson combine forces to bring Georges Prosper Remi’s (a.k.a. Hergé) iconic creation into the modern day mainstream as a blockbuster 3D adventure. The film was directed by Spielberg, with Jackson serving as producer and his WETA Workshop visual artists taking on the daunting task of transforming live-action actors into photo-realistic CGI ...
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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode eighteen of the Screen Rant Underground.
Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we chat about the Golden Globe nominations and The Dark Knight Rises prologue, as well as review Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol directed by Brad Bird and starring Tom Cruise.
Screen Rant Underground is available in the iTunes Music Store (where you can subscribe as well as download individual episodes) but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our eighteenth episode in the player below. As mentioned in previous posts, we’re still in the early stages of developing the show – so cut us a little slack as we get this thing off the ground.
Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of ...
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War Horse hits theaters in less than a week – December 25th – and it has stiff competition not just from films like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, but also from its director’s other major motion picture – The Adventures of Tintin, which hits theaters December 21.
Recently, at the War Horse junket in New York, we heard from Steven Spielberg (director), Kathleen Kennedy (producer), Richard Curtis (screenwriter), and Janusz Kaminski (cinematographer) about their work on the soon-to-be-released film and what makes the old-fashioned World War I tale of a horse and his boy – not the other way around – so important in 2011.
On War ...
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