Archive for July 20, 2012
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. In today’s Bat-centric geek picks you’ll find a new theme song from GoldenTusk; some Batman-related sweets; ways to cope with the negative reviews for The Dark Knight Rises; a cool poster by Tim English; and a Bane shirt that I will be purchasing. All that and more on this Dark Knight edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off, Comics Alliance has an unboxing of the movie merchandise media kit that was sent out for the film.
If you want to check out a recap of the caped crusader’s history on the small screen, head over to IGN.
The Dark Knight Theme Song
A Dark Knight Theme Song Parody, nineteenth in a series of Movie Theme Song Homages,sung to the tune of ...
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If you’re a superhero fan, or a movie fan, or a superhero movie fan, then you were probably looking forward to the summer of 2012 long before it actually arrived. Marvel kicked off the season with their superhero team-up event, The Avengers; Sony went for a (semi-)fresh start with their reboot film The Amazing Spider-Man, and Christopher Nolan closed out his Batman trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises.
Indeed, it has been a most (the most?) epic summer for superhero movies – but which one did you like the best? We look back at the strengths and weaknesses (because yes, they all had some) of the “big 3″ in summer 2012, to declare which superhero (or heroes) ...
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Earlier this summer, The Avengers managed to rake in $18.4 million with midnight 3D (and 2D) screenings – setting a new standard for non-Potter and Twilight early box office returns. However, Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie has managed to overtake Marvel’s midnight take for the superhero mashup – with an impressive $28 million.
Considering post-midnight pre-sales for the picture are already locked in at over $30 million, The Dark Knight Rises is off to a solid start – albeit one that isn’t guaranteed to overtake The Avengers in the long run.
Especially impressive is the amount of revenue generated by The Dark Knight Rises in standard 2D formats – given that a good chunk of Avengers money can be attributed to 3D and IMAX surcharges. Of course, Nolan’s ...
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The Dark Knight Rises, one of – if not the – most anticipated films of 2012, opened in theaters last night to record-breaking midnight screening numbers (estimated at $27 million). However, even while fans on the West Coast were standing in line to get their chance to see Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film at 12:01 AM (or 3:00 AM in some cases), tragedy had already struck a local theater in Aurora, Colorado – when an armed gunman walked into a midnight screening of the film and opened fire.
Police first received reports of the shooting at 12:39 AM (MST) but, before they could get to the scene, the gunman had already taken the lives of at least twelve moviegoers and wounded fifty nine others.
While plenty of details still ...
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It’s been a good couple of years for Chris Hemsworth, who’s proven himself to be a compelling leading man with turns as the God of Thunder in Marvel’s Thor and The Avengers (along with his performance in Snow White and the Huntsman). The future’s looking bright for the Australian hunk, with the sequel Thor: The Dark World due out next fall – and, possibly, a Snow White followup that focuses more on Hemsworth as the Huntsman.
That’s all to say: it comes as little surprise to learn that Steven Spielberg has his eye on Hemsworth as the lead for his next sci-fi blockbuster, Robopocalypse.
Robopocalypse is based on the recently-published novel by Daniel H. Wilson, who’s now a professional author and specialist in the field of robotics. Spielberg was so taken ...
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