Tag Archives: Dark Knight Rises

National Tragedies and Comedy

Dane Cook made a joke about the Aurora, Colorado shooting. And some people are upset. It’s currently on the front page of the Huffington Post and the Drudge Report. I’m not a fan of Dane Cook, nor do I agree … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 3, Joker and The Dark Knight Rises

For a long time, the most popular (to the extent that anything on this blog can be described as popular) piece I’ve written was the one about Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s role in the Dark Knight Rises, and the early speculation that he would … Continue reading

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Marvel VS DC Part 5: The Serial

Once again, continuing my analysis of the differences between Marvel and DC… There are essentially two ways to handle episodic serials, and the two companies are both associated with different approaches. DC usually went with the Sherlock Holmes formula, in … Continue reading

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The main reason there should have been a Spider-Man 4

The new Amazing Spider-Man trailer looks impressive, and I’m definitely looking forward to the film. But I’m still not sure it ws worth jettisoning the Raimi/ Maguire film series, without giving that series (which included the highest grossing films of … Continue reading

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The Problem with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Dark Knight Rises

In his first Batman movie, Tim Burton killed off the Joker. Christopher Nolan realized that this was a mistake, which is why the Joker survived in the Dark Knight. Then Heath Ledger died. I remember comic fans on message boards … Continue reading

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