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Critics Split on Nolan's Interstellar

Matthew McConaughey's latest is both 'remarkable' and a 'disaster'

(Newser) - Should we save Earth, or leave it? That's the question at the heart of Interstellar, which sees Matthew McConaughey suit up as an astronaut hoping to find other planets capable of hosting human life. Make sure to use the bathroom on your way in: This flick is a long... More »

7 Most Overrated Movies Ever

James Bond, Inception among them

(Newser) - Looking for something to watch this weekend? You've probably heard great things about the following films, but don't believe the hype, Tim Robey writes in the Telegraph . He lists the 10 most overrated films:
  1. Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes, is hardly the thriller it was made out to
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Man of Steel Not Quite Super

Zack Snyder directs Superman reboot

(Newser) - Man of Steel brings us the origin of Superman, with a little help from producer Christopher Nolan. While the heavy-handed movie has its moments, critics aren't quite convinced:
  • "The chief problem here is one of rhythm and balance in the storytelling and directing. The movie swings between destructive
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Joseph Gordon- Levitt the Next Batman: Report

Will play caped crusader in Justice League , say insiders

(Newser) - Christopher Nolan may not be directing any more Batman films, but Warner Bros. isn't done with the character—and Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks set to take over where Christian Bale left off. The Dark Knight Rises' end seemed to indicate that the franchise would live on, and sure enough, the... More »

The Changing Face of Fear

Today's evil doesn't kill for a cause, but for destruction itself

(Newser) - America's great enemies of the past—Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, or Mao's China—were evil, but at least they were evil with a point (however twisted). But these days, evil has changed, and from Timothy McVeigh to 9/11, the anthrax killer, and now James Holmes, the "world-burners,... More »

Dark Knight Suspect Planned Attack: Officials

Director Christopher Nolan calls carnage 'devastating'

(Newser) - James Holmes appears to have planned his assault on Dark Knight fans for some time. Law enforcement officials say he began buying weapons from gun stores around Aurora, Colorado, two months ago, and came to the Dark Knight Rises premiere fully stocked—with a Smith & Wesson AR-15 assault-style rifle,... More »

Batman Director Defends Fans Upset at Reviews

Christopher Nolan also thinks Limbaugh's theory is 'peculiar'

(Newser) - Christopher Nolan is defending fans irate over negative reviews of The Dark Knight Rises. The director says fans are very passionate about the characters. He noted that Batman has been around more than 70 years, so people are attached to the character. While the final piece of Nolan's Dark ... More »

Dark Knight Rises Is a Dark, Epic Blockbuster

Finale to Batman trilogy rivals Greek myths: Richard Corliss

(Newser) - The Dark Knight Rises reviews are in, and no, we won't give anything away—except the glowing accolades from reviewers. TDKR is predictably dark, brooding, and intense, but elevates the world of capes and gadgets to great storytelling:
  • "For once a melodrama with pulp origins convinces viewers that
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Letterman 'Divulges' Dark Knight Ending

Anne Hathaway reacts with, 'Daaaave!'

(Newser) - David Letterman incurred the rage of online movie fans yesterday by apparently divulging the ending to The Dark Knight Rises during a little chit chat with Anne Hathaway, AFP reports. "The wrath you have just invited onto yourself!" said Anne Hathaway on his show. Turning to the camera,... More »

Real World Wants to Cast ... Occupy Protesters?

And 'Dark Knight' just might end up filming them, too

(Newser) - Participating in Occupy Wall Street might actually get you a job … on the Real World. The New York Observer points to a Craigslist ad that showed up Monday: “MTV's Real World is seeking cast members to tell their unique stories on our show,” it reads. “... More »

Anne Hathaway Will Be Catwoman

She'll be in next year's 'Dark Knight Rises'

(Newser) - Big news on the Batman scene: Anne Hathaway has been cast to play Selina Kyle, better known as alter ego Catwoman, in next year's Dark Knight Rises, reports the Los Angeles Times . Hathaway will be the first to touch the character since Halle Berry's box office flop in 2004, though... More »

Why Old People Hate Inception

The generational divide will make it a bigger hit

(Newser) - If you’re relatively young, your Facebook and Twitter feeds have surely been full of friends gushing about the wonders of Inception . If you’re a bit older…you probably hated it. Christopher Nolan’s film has created a critical and generational divide reminiscent of “such equally daring films”... More »

Inception: It's 'James Bond on Acid'

A visually stunning film about the stuff dreams are made of

(Newser) - Inception, a "James Bond-on-acid" take on dreams and dreaming is being hailed as a sleek, psychedelic summer blockbuster that makes up in daring what it lacks in heart. The critics agree Inception is bound to capture your imagination—and maybe even blow your mind:
  • Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily
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Batman Savior Flies to Rescue of Superman Movie

'Dark Knight' director Christopher Nolan is called in

(Newser) - Warner Bros. has hired Dark Knight impresario Christopher Nolan to be the “godfather” of its next Superman movie. Nolan probably won’t direct, but he will guide the film through development, insiders tell Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood . The studio doesn’t know much about the film, but one... More »

Eddie Murphy Will Play Riddler in Next Batman

Christian Bale will return with new sidekick Shia LaBeouf

(Newser) - Batman’s next nemesis may be funnier than the Joker. Eddie Murphy, 47, will play the Riddler in the series’ next installment, due in 2010, the Sun reports. “Everyone’s excited to see what he does as the Riddler,” an insider said. Christopher Nolan returns as director, and... More »

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