Tag Archive | batman

Movie of the Week: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

***** A reboot sounded like a horrible idea, didn’t it? After Sam Raimi redefined the superhero genre with his adaptation of a particular comic book superhero, Spider-Man (2002) became the standard that all comic book films had to live up to. And when he released Spider-Man 2 (2004), it seemed that the genre could not be bettered. And then […]

Heroes

On the midnight of July 19th-20th,a terrible tragedy occured in Aurora, Colorado. At the midnight showing of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, a sadistic man named James Holmes stood up and opened fire on the theater audience. The massacre lasted only minutes, yet in those minutes, 12 people died, and 59 were seriously injured. But we […]

Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

 ***** It is the age of the superhero. Since 2005, no less than 35 superhero movies have been released in the US. There may be more, but try to tell me there have been less. But in 2008, there was one hero film that took its place above all others as being considered (by many) […]

One of Those Great Little Scenes: Batman Begins (2005)

It is Batman day. At least, for me it is. It is also my birthday. And four years ago today, Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece The Dark Knight was released to critical and audience acclaim. But some people forget that before there was a Dark Knight, Batman had to begin. And he did just that in 2005’s Batman Begins, which breathed […]

The Dark Knight Rises: Pre-review

Okay, here it is. The Dark Knight Rises will be released Thursday-Friday night at 12:01am of July 20th. Possibly the most anticipated film of 2012, Rises is the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga, his Dark Knight trilogy. And so far, the critics are saying that it hasn’t lived up to the standards of the first, scoring an 87% […]

Review: The Dark Knight (2008)

***** A fallen saint, A dark, tortured hero who questions his calling, A scheming criminal mastermind who seeks to bring down a man of power, and An honest man of the law, torn between his duty and his honor. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty good set of characters right […]