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Latest For Your Consideration Poster for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Focuses on Christopher Nolan

TDKR FYC 3It has been five short months since The Dark Knight Rises hit theaters in July, but with the release of the DVD last Tuesday, it’s still being talked about.  There’s no doubt that TDKR was one of the biggest films of the year, and it may be the most talked about film of the year.  Over the last few weeks, Warner Bros. has been marketing for the DVD release, and they have also been making a strong push for TDKR’s awards consideration.  The WB “For Your Consideration” campaign has seen the release of multiple posters showcasing categories that the studio believes TDKR should receive a nomination for (Golden Globes, Academy Awards).  The newest FYC poster focuses on director Christopher Nolan.  Hit the jump to take a look at the new poster, and leave your thoughts on whether or not you believe Nolan should receive a nomination! Read the rest of this entry

New Man of Steel Poster Revealed

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The countdown clock and share meter for the release of The Dark Knight Rises on blu-ray/DVD hit 100% earlier today.  What came after, as expected, was a brand new poster for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman flick, Man of Steel. The poster features one of the most recognizable characters in the pantheon of superheroes in handcuffs being escorted by some military personnel.  With the trailer being attached to The Hobbit in less than two weeks, expect to see some more MOS news coming around the corner!  Hit the jump to check out the new poster, and pick up The Dark Knight Rises on blu-ray/DVD tomorrow! Read the rest of this entry

The Academy Unviels Shortlist for Best Visual Effects

Earlier today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially released their shortlist of contenders for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.  The list includes The Dark Knight Rises, Life of Pi, Cloud Atlas, Marvel’s The Avengers, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  The list is comprised of some great work from top to bottom, with the exception of one or two movies.  Historically, a film with serious Best Picture chances walks away with the Oscar for Best Visual Effects (Hugo, Titanic, Gladiator, Return of the King, Avatar, Inception).  At the moment, the only film on the list garnering enough attention for Best Picture is Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.  Hit the jump to check out the full list. Read the rest of this entry

Has Warner Bros. Already Cast the Next Batman in Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

The Justice League film is hitting theaters in 2015.  The biggest question surrounding the film as of late is who the next Batman will be.  With next summer’s Superman flick, Man of Steel, right around the corner, director Zack Snyder has recognized that the Superman seen in MOS will likely be the same Superman seen in Justice League.  It’s starting to look like Warner Bros. has already put the wheels in motion in regards to building a joined universe to set up their superhero ensemble film and moving forward with the Batman character.  The latest rumor swirling around the web is that fans have already seen the next to don the cape and cowl, and that is Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Hit the jump to read more. Read the rest of this entry

The Dark Knight Rises For Your Golden Globe Consideration Posters

After launching their Oscar campaign a few weeks ago, Warner Bros. has now set their eyes on The Golden Globes.  The studio has released two new posters displaying the categories that they believe The Dark Knight Risesshould be nominated for.  The posters feature some cool quotes from praiseworthy critic reviews and one features a picture of Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer sitting down with director Christopher Nolan.  Hit the jump to check out the posters. Read the rest of this entry

The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Extra Features Bane Mask Concept Art and Video of Tom Hardy’s Transformation

Tom Hardy’s Bane was certainly a formidable foe for The Caped Crusader in The Dark Knight Rises, and the look that Nolan and company decided to go with for the character was drastically different from that of the comic books.  Making Bane more real-world and not some spandex wearing South American wrestler was essential to the film, like Nolan has done with every villain in The Dark Knight Trilogy.  Tom Hardy had to completely transform his body to play the role, going from 165 to almost 200 to fill out the physical stature of the menacing Bane.  Some concept art for Bane’s mask has been released as part of the Blu-ray special features.  What could Tom Hardy’s Bane have looked like?  Hit the jump to take a look! Read the rest of this entry

45 Behind-The-Scenes Photos of Batman-Bane Fight in The Dark Knight Rises

Four months after its release in theaters and less than two weeks away from its DVD/Blu-ray release, Warner Bros. and The Dark Knight Rises continue their marketing push.  There has been a fair amount of special features that have surfaced on the web, including the video containing construction of the massive sets from the film (which was eventually removed by Warner Bros.).  Here, we are treated to some wonderful high resolution behind-the-scenes photos of the first fight between Batman and Bane in the sewers of Gotham.  This is definitely one of my favorite scenes in the movie, so I find the stills to be really damn cool.  Hit the jump to see if you think the same! Read the rest of this entry

Man of Steel Content to be Unlocked When Share Meter for TDKR DVD/Blu-ray Hits 100%

To add to the hype of the DVD release of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. is look to give fans an exclusive look at next summer’s Man of Steel. When enough social networking users share the DVD countdown for TDKR, the meter will fill up and reveal exclusive MOS content.  I’m assuming it will be a new trailer, but with the news that a new “crazy” trailer (according to director Zack Snyder) will be released in a few weeks with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,who knows what it could be.  Either way, it’s very exciting for Superman fans, and movie fans alike.  Hit the jump to check out the countdown. Read the rest of this entry

A Look at Some Behind-The-Scenes Blu-Ray Extras for The Dark Knight Rises [UPDATE: VIDEO REMOVED AT REQUEST OF THE STUDIO]

We’re two weeks away from the official release of The Dark Knight Rises on blu-ray and DVD.  With that, we’re treated to a portion of some of the special features from the blu-ray.  This behind-the-scenes look shows us a time lapse video of the construction of some of the amazing sets used in TDKR.  While watching the video, I felt like the construction of the Batcave was unbelievably impressive.  I was in extra in the football scene, and seeing all of that in person and then seeing the final product on screen was amazing.  Also, some cool concept pictures play at the end of the video.  Hit the jump to check it out. Read the rest of this entry

Warner Bros. Releases New Still From The Dark Knight Rises – Promotes Awards Campaign in Variety

After launching their official “For Your Consideration” awards website yesterday (which I reported here), Warner Bros. continued to promote their biggest blockbuster of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises, today.  With the DVD release right around the corner, WB has been turning up its marketing campaign once again to drive sales on what is already the 7th highest grossing film of all time.  Along with DVD promotion, WB feels that TDKR has a good chance to collect some hardware this awards season as it promoted the TDKR “For Your Consideration” campaign in Monday’s Daily Variety.  Hit the jump to check out the new still and the Variety ad. Read the rest of this entry