Christian Bale: Articles


'The Fighter' Movie Review: Marketable Real-Life Inspired Drama

'The Fighter' movie stars Mark Wahlberg as boxer Micky Ward: Only key cast member not shortlisted for the Academy Awards. 'The Fighter' movie review: 'Smart' – i.e., 'marketable' – filmmaking David O. Russell's The Fighter is a smart film; smart in the way it's constructed and executed as a means […]


'The Dark Knight Rises' Mass Murderer Gets Life in Prison

'The Dark Knight Rises' logo. 'The Dark Knight Rises' lone terrorist gets life in prison The man who killed 12 people and injured 70 others at a July 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, in the Greater Denver area, has been sentenced to life in prison without […]


Golden Globe Winners: Amy Adams & Jennifer Lawrence + Leonardo DiCaprio + Cate Blanchett

Golden Globes: Amy Adams & Jennifer Lawrence are 'American Hustle' winners Scroll down to check out the full list of Golden Globes 2014 winners. This year's Golden Globes ceremony took place earlier this evening, January 12, with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey back as hosts. (See further below the full […]


Justin Bieber 'Believe' Bombs + David O. Russell Movies: All-Star Crime Flick Biggest Box Office Hit?

Justin Bieber in Justin Bieber's Believe. A sort of sequel to Paramount's 3D box office hit Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Justin M. Chu's concert documentary Believe follows Canadian singer and teen/pre-teen sensation Justin Bieber as he embarks on the multi-continent, 33-city Believe Tour promoting his 2012 album of the […]


'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 […]


'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 […]


'Dark Knight' Shooting: Christopher Nolan & Actors Christian Bale + Anne Hathaway Statements

July 20: The Dark Knight Rises Denver shooting. (Image: Catwoman poster.) A masked man reportedly shot dead ten people and wounded approximately 40 others at a movie theater showing The Dark Knight Rises in the Denver suburb of Aurora. He also set off a smoke or tear gas bomb in […]


'The Dark Knight Rises' Box Office: Millions Below Estimates + Sharp Drop

'The Dark Knight Rises' poster. The Dark Knight Rises box office: $300 million milestone Aug. 1 update: Christopher Nolan's third and final installment in his Batman movie franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, raked in $8.77 million on Tuesday, July 31, at the North American box office. As a result, TDKR […]


'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer: New Footage

Batman Movie Trilogy Marathon: The Dark Knight (2008) June 22 update: The Dark Knight Rises viral campaign is now in full swing. Directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle / Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake), Marion Cotillard (Miranda […]


Marvel 'Avengers' Box Office: Ahead of 'The Dark Knight' & 'Star Wars'?

Marvel 'The Avengers' movie vs. 'The Dark Knight' June 29 update: Starring Scarlett Johansson (photo, as Black Widow), Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hiddleston, and Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon's The Avengers movie has officially surpassed Titanic's original box office take. Back in 1998, James Cameron's […]


'Batman 3': Trailer & 'Thunderous' Applause

Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises April 30 The Dark Knight Rises trailer 3 is out. The search for the TDKR trailer 3 has been as frantic as – if not more so than – Batman's search for Bane or Bane's search for Batman. I'm not sure exactly who'll be […]


'House at the End of the Street' Trailer + First (Openly) Gay Hollywood Studio Chairman Resigns

Jennifer Lawrence, House at the End of the Street Jennifer Lawrence stars in House at the End of the Street, Mark Tonderai's horror / thriller to be released by Relativity Media on Sept. 21. The video below makes House at the End of the Street's house at the end of […]


Bane: Batman Villain Unintelligible? + 'The Dark Knight Rises' Oscar Pedigree

'The Dark Knight Rises' villain: Tom Hardy as the unintelligible Bane. 'The Dark Knight Rises' villain: The unintelligible Mr. Bane Regarding the villainous Bane's oftentimes unintelligible dialogue in The Dark Knight Rises prologue and trailer, director/co-screenwriter Christopher Nolan has recently explained: “I think when people see the film, things will […]


Octavia Spencer Academy Award Winner & Next Year's Oscar Dates

Octavia Spencer In this very artistic picture, Octavia Spencer admires her Oscar statuette at the Governor's Ball, following the 2012 Annual Academy Awards from Hollywood, CA February 26. Spencer was the year's Best Supporting Actress winner for her performance in Tate Taylor's The Help. In addition to Spencer, the Help […]


Catwoman & Spider-Man + Madonna & New TDK Posters

This year's Oscar show may have been a critical and ratings flop, but the careers (of at least some) of those involved clearly haven't suffered as a result. Co-producer Don Mischer has been called back to co-produce the Oscar 2012 ceremony with action filmmaker Brett Ratner; James Franco stars in […]


Colin Firth & Wife + Mila Kunis & Céline Dion: The Oscars

Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli: Academy Awards Red Carpet. Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli: Academy Awards Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli arrive at the 2011 Academy Awards on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. For his performance as King George VI in Tom Hooper's critical […]


Oscar Upset: Best Director Predictions & Other Categories + M. Night Shyamalan Fantasy Tops Razzies

Heidi the Cross-Eyed Opossum Picks Oscar 2011 winner Colin Firth Many have complained that the 2011 Oscar ceremony was dull. That hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco were out of their element. That the ceremony was predictable. That the jokes were lame. Now imagine if you had a German cross-eyed […]


Christian Bale, Jacki Weaver: Oscar's Veterans 2010

Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg in David O. Russell's The Fighter (top); Jacki Weaver in David Michod's Animal Kingdom More Oscar Veterans: From 1996 to 2010 Christian Bale Christian Bale nominated as Best Supporting Actor for David O. Russell's The Fighter. This is Bale's first Academy Award nomination. He began his […]


London Film Critics Awards: Colin Firth vs. Christian Bale Mystery

London Film Critics' Best Actor winner – and Best British Actor loser – Colin Firth in 'The King's Speech.' London Film Critics' Circle Awards: Best Actor Colin Firth, but Best British Actor Christian Bale? Of late, David Fincher's The Social Network has been lagging behind Tom Hooper's The King's Speech […]


SAG Awards: Barbara Hershey & Natalie Portman + Susan Sarandon & Son Jack Henry Robbins

Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan Natalie Portman: SAG Awards' Best Actress for 'Black Swan.' Natalie Portman: SAG Awards' Best Actress winner 'bleeped' TNT and TBS bleeped Natalie Portman, this year's Best Actress SAG Award winner for her performance as a mentally unbalanced ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller […]


Catherine Zeta-Jones & Husband Michael Douglas + Justin Bieber & Katey Sagal: Golden Globes

Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas: Golden Globes comeback. Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas make Golden Globes comeback Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas are pictured above at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 16. The 66-year-old Douglas […]


Golden Globes & Oscar Predictions: Devoted Lesbian Mom & Determined Hetero King

Natalie Portman in Black Swan with Vincent Cassel: Emotionally unbalanced ballerina remains the U.S. film critics' top Best Actress. Following a series of Best Actress wins for her star turn as a seriously distraught ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller Black Swan, Natalie Portman (Closer, Brothers) is the odds-on favorite […]


Critics' Choice Awards: Humanitarian Matt Damon & Dreary Arnold Schwarzenegger

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Inception The BFCA voters usually get it right, e.g., The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, Sean Penn for Milk, Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight, The Departed, Helen Mirren for The Queen. At times, the Oscars take a weird turn and the BFCA gets it […]


Tahar Rahim & Jennifer Lawrence Tops + 'The Last Airbender' Worst Movie: More Film Critics Awards

The Social Network with Max Minghella: North American critics' fave was the St. Louis Film Critics' and the Oklahoma Film Critics' no. 1 movie of the year. Besides, in Utah David Fincher's depiction of the birth of the seemingly unstoppable behemoth known as Facebook shared Best Film honors with Danny […]


'LA Weekly' Critics Poll Surprises & M. Night Shyamalan + Christopher Nolan Worst Film Tie

LA Weekly and Village Voice Critics Poll names The Social Network the Best Film of the year. Armie Hammer in the cast, along with Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Andrew Garfield. If it was no surprise that David Fincher's widely acclaimed Facebook movie topped this critics poll, it was surprising […]


Critics Awards: Natalie Portman Wows Some More + Surprise Terror Comedy & Australian Winner

Natalie Portman Black Swan dress: Perfectly attired but mentally unbalanced ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller continues to wow U.S.-based film critics, as Natalie Portman remains their Best Actress favorite this awards season. The Austin Film Critics, for their part, were impressed with the movie itself, as Black Swan was […]


Facebook Movie Remains Critics Awards' Favorite + Texas Group Names Hollywood Liberal 'Humanitarian of the Year'

Facebook movie The Social Network wins more U.S. film critics' Best Picture awards: Jesse Eisenberg stars as controversial Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. David Fincher's widely acclaimed The Social Network (a.k.a. The Facebook Movie) shows that the encroaching social media giant focusing on “friends” and “likes” – and personal user data […]


Jennifer Lawrence vs. David Fincher: End of Absolute Awards Season Rule + Colin Farrell Surprise

Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone. Debra Granik's low-budget indie drama set in a drug-infested, poverty-stricken area of the United States that is hardly ever seen in American movies – or in American news – has put a stop to this awards season's Facebook steamroller known as The Social Network. Jennifer […]


Groupthink Choices & Clint Eastwood Movie Among Worst of the Year? + Naomi Watts Surprise Appearance

Groupthink or absolute masterpiece? David Fincher's Facebook drama The Social Network, about the sad, ugly, greedy beginnings of the social media giant, has been winning just about every single Best Film award this season. Its mostly young cast includes Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, plus Andrew Garfield, Armie […]


National Board of Review Awards: Clint Eastwood Flop Among Many Surprises

National Board of Review Awards: Hereafter, starring Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard. Directed by NBR favorite Clint Eastwood, the poorly received metaphysical drama is listed as one of the year's Top Ten movies. Besides Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard, the Hereafter cast includes Cécile de France, Jay Mohr, […]


Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, Daniel Radcliffe: Top 40 Hollywood Moneymakers

Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Vanity Fair strikes again. No, no photo shoots this time. Just the list of Hollywood's Top 40 moneymakers in 2009, based on estimates that take into consideration up-front fees, box-office/DVD percentages and other revenue sources. White guys, most of them directors and/or producers, […]


'Transformers 2' Smashes Competition

June 29, 09, update: Though massacred by critics, Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen crushed the North American box office this week with an impressive $201.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, and Josh Duhamel, the anticipated sequel to Transformers opened […]


'Public Enemies' Johnny Depp & Christian Bale Images + Saturn Awards & Silver Docs Film Festival Winners

'Public Enemies' with Johnny Depp. In Michael Mann's period crime drama Public Enemies, Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger, the Depression Era bank robber who became the top target of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. Christian Bale plays Dillinger's nemesis, investigator Melvin Purvis; Marion Cotillard is Dillinger's gal, Billie Frechette; and Billy […]


Christian Bale Rant + Isabelle Adjani & When Cultures Collide in Classroom

I've had friends in the mountains of Papua New Guinea and in some impenetrable spot in the Amazon jungle e-mail me about Christian Bale's expletive-filled blowup on the Terminator Salvation set last July. (That was around the time the actor was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister in […]


'The Dark Knight' Trailing Only 'Star Wars' & 'Titanic'?

'The Dark Knight' with Heath Ledger as The Joker and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes: Latest Batman movie trailing only 'Star Wars' and 'Titanic'? 'The Dark Knight' has climbed to third spot on all-time domestic box office chart – or has it? Aug. 11, '08, update: The Dark Knight topped […]