The Dark Knight Rises Statue

Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight Trilogy came to an end with The Dark Knight Rises by giving Bruce Wayne the opportunity to leave behind his vigilante life, leaving Gotham City to think that he sacrificed himself by flying a nuclear bomb far off the coast, into the ocean. Believed to be dead, the city creates a Batman memorial statue to honor the fallen Caped Crusader, and now you can add that statue to your collection. Read More »

Hobbs and Shaw VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, visual effects house DNEG provides a look at the work they did on the Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. Plus, an air crash investigator breaks down a variety of airplane crashes from movies like The Dark Knight Rises, Final Destination, and more. Finally, Futurama voice star John DiMaggio reviews fan impressions of the character’s he plays. Read More »

Most Underrated Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

What makes a movie underrated? In a literal sense, a good movie with overwhelming poor reviews is underrated. But there’s more to it than that. There can be movies that are fairly well received, and yet, they feel unloved; ignored; overlooked. So when it came time to compile a list of the most underrated movies of the decade, I decided not to just focus on the titles I felt deserved better reviews, but also films that deserved more love; more attention. Movies that were viewed by wide audiences, and yet were misunderstood. As the 2010s end, it’s time to give these movies their due. They’re presented below alphabetically.

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Josh Gad and James Corden as Hobbs and Shaw

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as James Corden and Josh Gad play Hobbs and Shaw before they got fired from the Fast and Furious spin-off. Plus, watch as stuntmen react to even more stunts from movies like The Raid, The Dark Knight Rises, The Matrix, John Wick: Chapter 2 and more, and find out some trivia you didn’t know about Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Read More »

dark knight trilogy screenings

One of the biggest movie trilogies of all time is returning to the big screen – emphasis on big. The Dark Knight Trilogy will splash across IMAX screens in 70mm starting at the end of the month for a five-city special engagement. Director Christopher Nolan will be on hand for the first screening to participate in a moderated Q&A, so here’s your chance to ask him how many waistcoats he owns! More on the Dark Knight trilogy screenings below.

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Avengers Infinity War - Concept Art - No Armor

Who is playing Kate Kane‘s stepmother on the Batwoman series? Which 90s sitcom star is making a push to play Batman? Will some major Arrowverse characters die in Crisis on Infinite Earths? How did Venom almost reconcile the missing white spider symbol? What if Captain America and Iron Man got a Hobbs and Shaw style movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Mission Impossible 2 - rock climbing movie scenes

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Free Solo documentary subject Alex Honnold breaks down some of the most famous rock climbing scenes in movies like Mission: Impossible 2 and Point Break. Plus, a video essay explores the best movies within movies, and the crew at Tested takes a close look at a showcase of rare, vintage Star Wars collectibles from decades ago. Read More »

aquaman box office

Aquaman is proving to be an unstoppable tidal wave at the box office, nabbing The Dark Knight Rises‘ crown for the highest-grossing DC movie ever. This weekend, the Aquaman box office pushed past $1.085 billion worldwide, surfing past the unadjusted global totals ($1.084 billion in 2012) of Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie.

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the dark knight rises

(Welcome to The Dark Knight Legacy, a series of articles that explore Christopher Nolan’s superhero masterpiece in celebration of its 10th anniversary.)

(The Unpopular Opinion is a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: we sing the praises of Christopher Nolan’s somewhat misunderstood Dark Knight follow-up The Dark Knight Rises.)

I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss.” – Jim Gordon (and Charles Dickens).

How do you follow up The Dark Knight? The movie changed the face of superhero cinema, and became almost instantly iconic. Another sequel wasn’t just required, it was practically demanded by audiences. Director Christopher Nolan had several choices – he could forge ahead with a sequel that copied the layout of The Dark Knight, he could create something completely new, or he could walk away entirely.

To Nolan, the third option seemed most appealing. Despite all the success, despite all the acclaim, the director wasn’t exactly keen making a third film in his Batman series. But over time, Nolan began to form a plan. A plan that seems almost insane in our current age of never-ending superhero sagas: he would craft a conclusion. A film that would actually bring the story he started back with Batman Begins to a close. That film was The Dark Knight Rises.

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Rampage Scene Breakdown

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, director Brad Peyton breaks down a scene from the video game blockbuster Rampage. Plus, examine whether some blockbuster movies can hyped to the point that they can’t be anything but disappointing, and watch a Harry Potter inspired gymnastics routine by an Olympic athlete. Read More »