Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
2012 didn’t want for long-awaited blockbuster releases, what with The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Skyfall, The Hunger Games, and The Hobbit all opening this year. But the one YouTube visitors spent most time poring over, it turns out, wasn’t a movie at all.
The website has released its list of the 10 most popular trailers of the year, with a spot for the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in first place. And second. And eighth and tenth. Among films, The Dark Knight Rises comes out on top, though Skyfall makes a strong showing as well. Meanwhile, NBC’s Revolution was the only TV show to make the cut. Read the complete list and watch all ten trailers after the jump.
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Movies, in general, have happy endings. The hero triumphs over adversity and the audience leaves the theater feeling good. But what if the bad guy won? What if the bomb went off? While the happy ending dominates cinema, some of the best movies of all time have taken the ‘dark ending’ route, and now some that did not have been reimagined with new conclusions.
Alternate Endings is a brand new art show presented by the Silver Screen Society and opening December 14 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Each artist in the show picked one of their favorite movies and created a piece of art showing an “alternate ending.” So, for example, Godmachine surmised that Tetsuo won in Akira. Mark Englert reimagined James Bond’s childhood in Skyfall. Others changed the endings of Home Alone, RoboCop, The Dark Knight Rises and more.
After the jump, check out a few images from the show and get all the pertinent info. Read More »
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Remember July 2012? The Internet was abuzz about a little film called The Dark Knight Rises, the third film in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy. After an unprecedented amount of hype and anticipation, the actual release of the film started an unstoppable furor of online discussion regarding the details of the plot. Many forgave plot holes in favor of Nolan’s cinematic eye. Others denied their existence. But many people harped on ever little inconsistency and WTF moment that occurs in the film, to the rage/delight of other fans.
But that was months ago and even with the film hitting Blu-ray Tuesday, most of us have calmed way down and moved onto the next thing. (Maybe Star Wars Episode VII.) Leave it to the Honest Trailer team at ScreenJunkies to reopen old wounds, though, with their hilarious and brutal “honest trailer” for The Dark Knight Rises. Five minutes that’ll either make you laugh out loud, or throw your computer across the room. Read More »
After only seven movies, Christopher Nolan has elevated himself to Hollywood royality. Actually, he probably did it after five movies, but there’s no doubt he’s on a short list of the best in the business. That makes not only his opinions important, but his projects doubly so. He’s currently promoting the home release of his latest movie, The Dark Knight Rises, but the filmmaker’s got another major movie he produced – Man of Steel – coming out in a few months as well. The success of that film will make or break whether or not Warner Bros. decides to go ahead with a Justice League movie. These are, obviously, all topics we’re curious to know Nolan’s thoughts on.
After the jump, read some quotes from the filmmaker on each of those topics as well as his polarizing ending to The Dark Knight Rises. Read More »