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'Interstellar' Movie Review: Whole Less Than Sum of Ravishing Parts

'Interstellar' movie with Anne Hathaway. 'Interstellar' movie review: 'Ravishing, but overextended mind-bender' There are many intriguing questions raised in director Christopher Nolan's ravishing, overextended mind-bender Interstellar. One of the first: has a theoretical physicist ever received an executive producer credit on a nine-figure, studio movie? Probably not, but if 74-year old Caltech professor Kip Thorne were to find any director willing to tap his intellect for an above-the-line credit, it would be Nolan. His movies are puzzle boxes of plot and theme that have become grander in scope as they've become more opaque in effect. At this point, every Nolan film contains the moment when we ask ourselves if the director himself has completely thought everything through. That's certainly true […]


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'Interstellar' Movie Review: Whole Less Than Sum of Ravishing Parts



'Dark Knight' Movies Box Office Comparison + Colin Farrell Sci-Fi Remake Bombs

'The Dark Knight Rises. 'The Dark Knight Rises' passes $600 million milestone at the worldwide box office Sept. 10 update: The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie, is lagging far behind its predecessor, The Dark Knight, at the domestic box office. Outside North America, however, The Dark Knight Rises has far surpassed “Batman 2.” In fact, TDKR's international take has just passed the $600 million milestone overseas after adding $13 million in 64 markets. The film's international cume currently stands at an estimated $603.4 million (vs. TDK's $469.7 million), representing 58 percent of “Batman 3's"worldwide total. (Image: The Dark Knight Rises Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Michael Caine as Alfred.) According to figures found at […]


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'Dark Knight' Movies Box Office Comparison + Colin Farrell Sci-Fi Remake Bombs



'The Dark Knight Rises': Right-Wing Political Message vs. Occupy Wall Street? + Rabid Fans Attack Critics

'The Dark Knight Rises.' The Dark Knight Rises right-wing politics? July 27 update: In Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, Who represents You People? (Did you read the remarks by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife last week?) So, who does? Bane or Bruce Wayne? Their names sound similar (could that be a liberal conspiracy?), but while one is a mad terrorist, the other is a billionaire-vigilante do-gooder. The Guardian's Catherine Shoard has reached her own conclusions about the matter. The title of her article says it all: “Dark Knight Rises: fancy a capitalist caped crusader as your superhero?” It's well worth checking out. Below is a snippet. “So it should be no surprise that The Dark Knight Rises […]


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'The Dark Knight Rises': Right-Wing Political Message vs. Occupy Wall Street? + Rabid Fans Attack Critics