The Dark Knight Rises strikes all the right notes and provides pleasure upon pleasure for those who have waited for the right person to tell the Batman saga.
The brothers Nolan hotly deny any political agenda in their grand trilogy. But, ultimately a movie's message is in the eyes of the beholder, not in the intention of the filmmaker.
It could have been me, my husband, my daughter, her husband, my step-son and step-daughter, my granddaughter, not yet four years old. Any one of us could be the victim, or the grieving relative or friend, right now, today.
Making gun laws even more lax than they currently are, is by no means anywhere near close to the right answer to the plaguing weapons conundrum this country faces every day.
Rush Limbaugh thought something was fishy about the name of the main villain in The Dark Knight Rises. I can't help but feel like he overlooked the many, many examples of movie characters who were clearly created just to take swipes at political figures.
Over the weekend, many of you saw the most anticipated movie of the year, The Dark Knight Rises. A lot of you seemed to enjoy The Dark Knight Rises....
Christopher Nolan is one of the greatest directors of all time, right up there with Stanley Kubrick and Roman Polanski, because he did not reboot the Batman series. He reinvented it.
There was never any guarantee that Christopher Nolan would make a third Batman movie. After The Dark Knight, Nolan would have probably been satisfie...
If our society is as screwed up as to allow tragedies like the recent one to continue happening (which is not acceptable), then doesn't the incessant barrage of extremely violent imagery contribute to that problem?
Technology unites us, but at the same time, isolates and distracts us. The level of discourse in our national debate is at a low point. We feast on trashy, tabloid reality shows. And we are awash in violent images.
We'll have to wait until next week to see if and how the late night shows tackle the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado (except for Craig Ferguson, w...
The Dark Knight Rises is resonant emotional, and sometimes beautiful, but it's also overlong, overstuffed and oftentimes frustrating.
Twelve people were killed last night, apparently, by a rifle and a handgun and the faulty wiring inside the head of a man named James Holmes. And our response -- America's response -- is going to be nothing.
I wasn't going to write anything today because I really can't think of anything to say about these events. I am angry and horrified, like anyone would be, but what else can be added other than reckless speculation or foolhardy political posturing? (And there's plenty of that already.) But then I started reading the Twitter feed of one of the victims.
Unlike negative reactions to my review of The Dark Knight Rises this week, actual news happened last night in the form of a tragedy, when someone walked into a suburban Denver multiplex and killed at least a dozen people.
The Dark Knight Rises is very impressive and definitely worth seeing, but without a once-in-a-lifetime performance like Ledger's Joker to provide the pulse, we'll have to be content with a final chapter that certainly delivers, but in a trilogy that peaked in the middle.