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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

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

Ubisoft to Move Forward with Splinter Cell Film Adaptation, Tom Hardy Attached to Star

After swirling rumors that Ubisoft was planning to move forward with a film adaptation of their acclaimed video game series Splinter Cell, it looks like they are one step closer to making that a reality.  Earlier today, it was announced that Eric Singer has been approached by Ubisoft to pen the script for the film.  Singer wrote the script for director Tom Tykwer’s 2009 film The International, which was met with mixed reviews.  In other related news, The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy has been attached to star in the film.  Hit the jump to find out more. 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

Warner Bros. Kicks Off Oscar Campaign – The Dark Knight Rises is First Film Showcased

It’s official, Oscar campaigning has begun.  Today, Warner Bros. launched a new website showcasing the films they will be pushing for Oscar consideration this awards season.  The first film being showcased is a personal favorite of mine, The Dark Knight Rises. Along with the website, WB issued a few new stills for the film.  Among the other films being considered are Argo, Cloud Atlas, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Magic Mike. Hit the jump for more details. Read the rest of this entry

Three Never Before Seen Character Posters for The Dark Knight Rises

While there was a plethora of theatrical and character posters released for Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises over the past year, three unused character posters featuring Batman and Bane surfaced on the web today. Two of the posters just seem to be different variations of the popular “Rise” character posters featuring Batman, Bane, and Catwoman. The third poster features a logo that appeared on t-shirts that were given away at screenings of the TDKR prologue back in December 2011. The logo is the opposite of the “chalk bat” logo used throughout the film. I for one think that the third poster is the coolest of the bunch, but it’s always cool to see new TDKR stuff. Hit the jump and take a look for yourself.

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New Still Of Tom Hardy’s Bane From The Dark Knight Rises


It’s safe to assume by now that most movie fans have seen The Dark Knight Rises at least once. Warner Bros. has ramped up their marketing campaign a little bit over the last few weeks in anticipation of TDKR’s blu-ray release, and with that we are treated to this brand new HQ shot of Tom Hardy’s Bane. Hit the jump to see the full image.

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Review: The Dark Knight Rises

(This is a repost from my review published on on July 21st, 2012)

For those of you who know me, you know that I have a borderline obsessive affinity for the Caped Crusader.  Whether it be the Bat symbols on my car, the countless number of t-shirts and apparel, or the permanent Bat-gear I sport on my upper right arm every day.  For those of you who don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself – my name is Patrick Dougherty, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve loved Batman.  When I dig through a drawer and blow the dust off a photo from 20 years ago, I see myself playing with Batman action figures or wearing Batman pajamas.  It has always been a part of my life. Read the rest of this entry