The Dark Knight Rises: A Stellar Conclusion

The Dark Knight Rises manages to bring Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy to an end with a thrilling and stellar conclusion. The closing chapter certainly changes up the pace after the first two films delivered a strong focus on organize crime.  Gone are the Falcone and Maroni crime families.  The terrorizing Bane (Tom Hardy) steps into replace them eight years after Harvey Dent’s death.  Thanks to the Dent Act, many criminals are behind bars.  Oh, does…

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The Dark Knight: A Comic Book Movie Masterpiece

The Dark Knight represents a masterpiece in filmmaking as Christopher Nolan takes the Batman Begins sequel to an entirely new level. After the opening introduces us to the Joker (Heath Ledger), we learn that Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale), District Attorney Harvey Dent (Harvey Dent), and Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) have formed an alliance together.  Their mission is to take out Gotham’s criminals.  It would be beneficial for Bruce, who would prefer to retire and go back to…

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Batman Begins: The Start Of A New Era

Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins had a lot riding on it nearly a decade after Batman and Robin practically killed the franchise in theaters. The Batman origin story that we’ve been waiting for!  The film starts with Bruce Wayne and childhood friend Rachel Dawes fighting over an arrowhead, only to end up with Bruce being attacked by a swarm of bats when he falls down a well.  We then play witness to one of the tragic…

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Toronto 2019: Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari is an exhilarating crowd-pleaser that should keep audiences on their seat in Ford’s quest to build a winning race car. Race car driver-turned-car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and British-born racer Ken Miles (Christian Bale) are racing legends.  We owe a great respect to their efforts in racing because without them, who knows what type of advances Ford would make.  Shelby had quit racing sometime prior due to health issues.  However, their…

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Vice: Give Christian Bale The Oscar Right Now

For his role as Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice, actor Christian Bale is on the way to another Oscar for Best Actor in Adam McKay’s newest film. While the current administrations’s activities make us long for the days of the Bush Administration, Vice reminds us that maybe this should not be the case.  Roughly two hours, this film is a study of Cheney’s lust for power.  When he gets the call from George W.…

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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle lack bare necessities

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle feels so redundant coming just over two and a half years following the release of Disney’s The Jungle Book. Let’s go through this one more time.  A young child who grows up to be a man-cub, Mowgli (Rohan Chand), is orphaned in the jungle when Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) attacks his family.  A panther, Bagheera (Christian Bale), rescues him and leaves him with the wolves where Nisha (Naomie Harris) adopts…

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Is Warner Bros. looking to replace Ben Affleck at Batman?

Does actor Ben Affleck have a future with regards the Batman franchise? With regards to his role in the DC Extended Universe, it’s really hard to say outside of his appearances in Justice League films or playing a role in the Superman movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his future seems to be in doubt. Yes, Warners’ film studio chief Toby Emmerich tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman.…

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