Why Divergent, Hunger Games & Superhero Films Appeal to So Many 2

Why Divergent, Hunger Games & Superhero Films Appeal to So Many

“Divergent,” about a rebellious teen who fights the system in her dystopian world, cleaned up at the box office this weekend just like “The Hunger Games,” which explores similar themes about powerless multitudes rebelling against the all-powerful. But movies are so-so, but, frankly, almost any superhero movie these days is automatic box office bank. That’s because the people who are going to see these movies, 25- to 34-year-olds, are part of the least powerful and most disenfranchised generation since the Great Depression of the 1930s....
Christopher Nolan, Dark Knight 'King Daddy' of Summer Epics 4

Christopher Nolan, Dark Knight ‘King Daddy’ of Summer Epics

Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises.” is winning critical acclaim in early reviews of the film, which is slated to debut in U.S. Theaters this weekend, (July 20). The film could be summer’s biggest blockbuster. In Nolan’s final in his Batman trilogy, the caped crusader makes a final stand against his arch-nemesis Bane, played by Tom Hardy. Film regulars Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth), Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) and Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon) are joined by Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as cop John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate....
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Catwoman, Lucius Give Batman Lowdown in New Clips (watch!)

Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle, also known as the “Catwoman” gives Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne the down low on how the world works in a new “Dark Knight Rises” clip, one of three posted today in a final publicity blitz leading up to the movie’s opening. The Christopher Nolan-directed final film in the Batman series is shooting for box office records, so Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics are leaving no stone unturned in their marketing efforts....
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Warner Bros. Drops New 'Dark Knight Rises' TV Spot (watch)

Tom Hardy as the evil Bane opens the fourth television commercial for “The Dark Knight Rises,” but it doesn’t take long to cut to Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale in their gala dance scene. In this spot, Hathaway, who plays Catwoman, is posing as her alter ego Selina Kyle and dancing with Bale’s Bruce Wayne. “There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne,” she purrs....