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The Dark Knight

This Musical Illusion Will Make You Question Your Own Ears

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts

We're used to illusions being optical. These visual tricks are designed by magicians and masters of the craft to leave us questioning our own eyes. Bu...

Maggie Gyllenhaal Explains How Batman Is Like Pussy Riot

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

What does Batman have in common with Pussy Riot? That may sound like the start of a joke, but Maggie Gyllenhaal has a great answer. During a conve...

50 Highest-grossing Chicago Movies

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.24.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Not only are movies filmed in Illinois entertaining, they also boost the economy. To satisfy your movie cravings, we found the 100 highest-grossing movies filmed in the Chicago area, according to IMDb.

Marveling: With Resistance Quite Evidently Futile, What Might Marvel's Cinematic Universe Mean?

William Bradley | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

With producer Kevin Feige and the other folks at the helm of Marvel Studios delivering a master class in franchise management, the Marvelverse is cruising ahead this year towards the end of its Phase Two.

See Heath Ledger Morph Into The Joker In One GIF

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Nearly six years after Heath Ledger's death, Reddit user jpenn2112 posted a GIF that shows how the acclaimed actor transformed into The Joker for Chri...

Weighing in on Wonder Woman

Graham Milne | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Too often in the past, we've seen them screw it up...by refusing to invest female action heroes with humanizing nuance, by writing them as archetypes instead of as people. Broad caricatures who have to lose what makes them women in order to compete on the same playing field as men.

The Good, the Bad and the Box Office Hit -- Why Marketing Matters in Hollywood

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.25.2013 | Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

To many of us in this generation, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight is one of the best films ever.

GOP Leaders Are Basically Batman Villains Now

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.17.2013 | Comedy

Ari Melber of MSNBC's "The Cycle" did a stunningly accurate job explaining how the government shutdown is exactly like Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knigh...

One Of The Most Messed Up 'Dark Knight' Scenes Gets Awesome Remake

Posted 09.25.2013 | Comedy

In this episode of Cinefix's Home Made Movies, the Cinefix gang re-creates the pencil scene from "The Dark Knight." Check out their version above! ...

But Can Ben Affleck Do This?

Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy

So, uh, here's just an alternate way to go with the new Batman. Frankly, we don't think Superman would stand a chance....

A Case of Conviction: Many Troubling Aspects of the Manning Verdict and Snowden Saga

William Bradley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Bradley Manning stands convicted, though not of the biggest charge. Edward Snowden is out of Moscow's main airport, his latest revelation of NSA surveillance echoing loudly. Two cases of conviction, though imperfect, with only one convicted, bringing mixed tidings and mixed reactions.

Remembering 'The Dark Knight' 5 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment

Five years ago today, on July 18, 2008, "The Dark Knight" soared to the top of the box office and left behind a rich legacy that's forever embedded in...

Icons of an Era

William Bradley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In this era, with movies more globalized and insistently present in the culture than ever, three iconic cinematic figures are very much front and center, their latest movie outings from last year and this in the all-time top 10 in worldwide box office.

The Death of Family Film

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Perhaps the rise of terrorism, climate change, and the global financial collapse have caused some form of sociological damage that has turned us all into jaded cynics. Maybe we've stopped making movies that are full of wonder because we've stopped seeing the wonder in the world.

Diary From Ledger's Iconic Role Surfaces

Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment

A fascinating new video that may provide a brush of insight into Heath Ledger prior to his death has surfaced. In it, Ledger's father leafs through a ...

A Rabbinic Take On 'The Batman Trilogy'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

The Batman trilogy is a brainy thriller. It asks us to leave our simplistic notions of good and evil at the door and to recognize that in our new and dangerous world, we cannot ignore evil.

The Lone Warrior: Vulkan 'Krusades' for Hip Hop

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Rapper Vulkan the Krusader has assembled a new album entitled V which he says is inspired by his fascination with films , comic books , and a nineteenth century French painting.

ADORBS! Christian Bale Calls Sick Boy To Talk About Batman

Posted 01.25.2013 | Impact

For many, Zach Guillot is a superhero. But the 8-year-old who has been battling a more resistant form of leukemia for almost three years, had the ...

Davos' Dark Knight Unmasked

Ian Bremmer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Ian Bremmer

2013-01-23-FinalDavosDiariesbanner.jpg David Cameron's much-anticipated speech, in which he called for a referendum on Britain's EU membership by 2017, instantly made the British PM the Dark Knight of Davos. And wouldn't you know it: he is slated as a keynote speaker here later in the week.

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin: Films I Like or Love Despite Finding Them Morally or Ideologically Objectionable

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Without endorsing any of the somewhat simplistic views of Zero Dark Thirty, I thought this would be a good time to discuss a few films that I happen to like and/or love despite being vehemently opposed to their respective ideologies.

The Hero Gotham Deserves, But Not The One 'Justice League' Needs

Adam Clement | Posted 03.22.2013 | Entertainment
Adam Clement

I like Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In fact, I Joseph Gordon-Love him -- have since Rian Johnson's Brick. I find myself torn, then, between better instincts and the recent rumor that originated on HitFix reporting that Gordon-Levitt would "absolutely" be Batman according to their "sources."

Skyfall in Perspective

William Bradley | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Skyfall is a smash hit, well on its way to being the biggest Bond film of the modern era. But what does it mean and where does it fit in the Bond canon and the current scene?

Bond at 50: Skyfall's Notable Premiere Harkens Back to Bond's Late Imperial Beginnings

William Bradley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The Bond film franchise returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary with Skyfall. Daniel Craig is the best actor to play Bond. He is highly credible in the action sequences, while bringing depth, darkness, decency and a dry humor to the role.

Lance Armstrong and the Harvey Dent Conundrum

Colin Liotta | Posted 12.18.2012 | Sports
Colin Liotta

What the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and other people have failed to realize is that proving Armstrong cheated is doing more harm than good.

No Girls Allowed? On the Value of *Not* Arbitrarily Inserting Token Love Interests into Male-centric Genre Films

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

By arbitrarily inserting token love interests into movies that neither require them nor benefit from them, you not only insult the actresses involved, but harm your own movie in the process.