UPDATE, writethru: With no big wide releases, and only some expansions, it was a fairly sleepy weekend at the international box office; down roughly 27% on the comparable frame last year across the Top 5 titles. Play was again led by last week's champ, M Night Shyamalan's Glass, while Deadpool made his first foray into China and Aquaman made DC history. Taking the latter first, the Warner Bros juggernaut has now grossed $1.09B worldwide to become the biggest DC title…
Tommy Wiseau has upped his apparent love of the Clown Prince of Crime, filming a complete scene from “The Dark Knight,” this time roping in his Best F(r)iend Greg Sestero to play opposite him as Batman. Well, Joaquin Phoenix got that part, and he only looks a little sillier than Wiseau did.
With Steven Soderbergh's new entry into the genre, we've collected the greatest cinematic robberies for your viewing pleasure.
One triumph of The Lego Batman Movie is its ability to simultaneously satirize and celebrate the legacy of the Dark Knight, a rich history spanning eight decades of comic books, TV shows, and, especially, films. From Will Arnett’s Christian Bale-inspired gravelly growl to callbacks to the 1940s serial, The Lego Batman Movie is overstuffed with cinematic references and inside jokes. The pilot immediately calls out the Joker, pointing out how his previous big-screen endeavors were thwarted by the Caped Crusaders, alluding to both 2008’s The Dark Knight and 1989’s Batman.
After President Donald Trump’s much talked-about interview with ABC News turned plenty of heads last week, The Daily Show aired a clip from the sitdown with makeup of The Dark Knight‘s Joker superimposed over the commander in chief’s face. Trump’s words sounded a little more villainous given the context of Heath Ledger’s look for the character, with him talking about his banning of refugees from entering the U.S., with most of those barred coming from predominately Muslim countries. Trump on potential reaction to executive action on immigration: "The world is a mess.
You’d be hard-pressed to find an actor with a more impressive run of four consecutive movies than Anthony Michael Hall’s from 1983 to 1985: National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Weird Science (1985). In recent years, Hall has worked consistently on screens both big (2008’s The Dark Knight) and small (his popular sci-fi series The Dead Zone, which ran on FX from 2002 to 2007). Hall plays Mr. Stevenson, a security guard on the frontlines when Indrid plots a shooting spree on the campus.
Lessons From the Screenplay’s Michael Tucker lays out a detailed argument about why The Dark Knight presents the ideal Batman antagonist — and, more so, how it’s his presence that truly elevates Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film to the level of greatness.
Gary Oldman, who stars opposite Kevin Costner in the just-released Criminal, has appeared in more than 50 movies during his three-decade-long career. As part of our Role Recall series, we asked him to talk about some of his most well-known performances. (He might be adding another one to that list soon: Reports emerged yesterday that he was in talks to play Winston Churchill.) It turns out he had some strong opinions.
We’re only a few weeks away from meeting a new Dark Knight when Ben Affleck takes over the batsuit in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The general feeling among fans is Affleck’s got big bat-shoes to fill, considering the level of adoration for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale.
Robin Williams played countless colorful characters over the course of his career, but there was one especially flashy role that evaded him: the Batman villain. The late actor, who died Monday of an apparent suicide, told Empire Magazine in 2010 that he was twice offered jobs as iconic antagonists in the original movie series, first as the Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), and then as the Riddler in Batman Forever (1995), but got “screwed” on both, with those roles ultimately going to Jack Nicholson and Jim Carrey, respectively. After Williams’s Insomnia director Christopher Nolan very successfully rebooted the Dark Knight franchise with Batman Begins (2005), the actor’s name was regularly batted about as one of the series’ possible rogues.