• Movies/Entertainment

    La-La Land Records to Release Danny Elfman Batman Collection

    Tis the season to love film scores! And even more so if you’re a die-hard fan of Danny Elfman’s big cinematic sound. Starting today, La-La Land Records is releasing The Danny Elfman Batman Collection – an extra special 4-CD set being presented in honor of Batman’s 75th Anniversary. La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. and WEA proudly present this limited edition with a thrilling re-issue of their previously out-of-print deluxe editions of Danny Elfman’s classic, original scores to the Tim Burton-directed Batman and Batman Returns, presented together for the first time! While the programs presented on these discs are the same as found on the acclaimed initial La-La Land releases, Batman (1989) has…

  • Editorials

    Lighting The Affleck Signal

    Preface: I don’t really have a dog in the entire “who should play Batman next” fight, and as a general rule I don’t find rampant fan-casting to be either productive or a rewarding use of my time*. More than that, I don’t really care for the current big-screen iteration of Batman (outside of The Dark Knight, a film I enjoy but consider flawed, I think Nolan’s Bat-franchise happens to be one of the most overrated contemporary movie trilogies), and I presume that DC’s intention going forward is to rely on those films as canon when building their Justice League brand in time to counter Marvel’s Avengers pictures. And yet here…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Jo-Go In the Running to Guard the Galaxy

    Marvel pulled off the finale to their impressive superhero balancing act this year with The Avengers, a trick they look to duplicate with a sequel in 2015.  In between now and then, though, the studio– now positioned as one of the film world’s most important blockbusting authorities, at least as far as I’m concerned– looks to unveil a variation on that delicate but bombastic act with Guardians of the Galaxy, which at present boasts a release date of August 1st, 2014. Naturally, that means we know one thing for sure: that there’s very little information for us to go on beyond its title and its projected opening day. True, we…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Quick 5/Top 10

    G-S-T Quick 5 – Favorite Vigilante Films

    vig·i·lan·te: any person who takes the law into his or her own hands, as by avenging a crime. A mainstay in the film world for decades, vigilantes come in all shapes in sizes and work their special brand of street justice for a variety of reasons. In some cases they operate just outside the law and work in secret. But then again there are those who work with the law and are not so secret about their bone-crunching ways. I guess you can say that vigilantes are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get…except the outcome which finds baddies getting what they deserve. Now there are…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…'Bat Man of Shanghai' from Cartoon Network

    Lots of our favorite comic/super heroes have evolved since their first issue or appearance and usually it’s the bold and creative changes that make the most impact. Case in point; Batman has had more face-lifts than Joan Rivers but each time his reinvention or re-envisioning is something special. The video below is no exception. Sure we’ve seen Batman in the future (Batman Beyond) Batman in the past (Gotham By Gaslight), and now we have a new anime version that is as exaggerated as it is outstanding. No words, just watch… 100% dope right? This is part of DC Nation only on Cartoon Network and I soooo want to see more. Currently there is supposed to be a new…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Christopher Nolan Bids Batman Farwell In Fond Send-Off

    With the last leg of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy is now in theaters (and raking in record-breaking box office numbers if you weren’t aware) we’ve, sadly yet quite satisfyingly, reached the end of this particular Batman’s journey. As part of Nolan’s contribution to a forthcoming book titled The Art And Making Of The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan penned this foreword which, to comic/film fans the world over, is a reverent, classy and almost tear inducing send off to his massively successful addition to the Batman universe. Have a look and let us know if you need a shoulder to weep on… “Alfred. Gordon. Lucius. Bruce . . . Wayne.…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Quick 5/Top 10

    G-S-T Quick 5 – Best Nolan Batman Moments (Leading To The Dark Knight Rises)

    Harvey Dent once said that “The night is darkest just before the dawn.” and tomorrow, so say the trailers, TV spots and WB’s immense marketing campaign, that Knight will rise. So instead of us putting up a CineMagic 8-Ball post since everybody on the planet is going to go see The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, I thought I would give Grady the day off and instead offer up what I think are the 5 Best Nolan Batman Moments in the first two installments of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Enjoy the path to The Dark Knight Rises. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– At some point in life, everyone needs a little push and even though Bruce…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (Final) Trailer…'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Looks like it’s all come down to this, we have one final full trailer for the final installment in the Nolan Batman saga. Some of this you’ve seen, some of this is new, but it’s all just a hint of the magic to come this Summer. To quote the Joker in The Dark Knight, “Here, we, go…” Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. Warner Bros. has slated The Dark Knight Rises for release (on regular and IMAX theaters) everywhere this Summer on July 20th, 2012.

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…Ginormous Banners for 'The Dark Knight Rises' – UPDATED

    If you didn’t already have 100 reasons to see the other biggest comic book film of the year then here are four more to add to your list. These HUGE banners for The Dark Knight Rises have hit the web and they look stunningly epic. I don’t think it’s worth saying anything else for right now other than stop whatever you’re doing and look at these AWESOME banners… Click on any image to see the HUGE and hi-rez version UPDATED – Annnd here’s 2 more international banners… Wow, those banners make you feel like you’re in the movie, don’t they? Now think of how awesome this is going to be on…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet 3rd Trailer…'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Well Bat-friends, we are getting ever closer to the last leg in Chritopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are two of the finest comic book adapations to ever grace the screen but more important are also just great films. Nolan has incredible reverence for the characters and the mythology and before we go up, up, and away with his Man of Steel project, here’s his final foray into the Gotham part of the DC universe. Behold, the final full trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. Was that awesome or what?? No honestly, tell us because we couldn’t watch it. Reason? Well, we believe that a film as…

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    Ohhh, Look…First Image of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman for 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Not to be outdone by yesterday’s debut of the Big Blu Boy Scount in costume, WB has released an official costume shot from their other DC mainstay. Nope, not Batman, but rather his frenemy Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman). To be honest I really didn’t want to put this up as it’s not nearly as impressive as Supes new duds (and probably not the Catwoman costume either) but I’m intrigued with this shot of her on the…well, you’ll just have to see after the jump won’t you?