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  • Dark Knight Rises movie reviews

    Dark Knight Rises movie reviews
    The long-awaited “The Dark Knight Rises” -- the latest big-screen treatment of DC Comics' Batman -- will hit screens this week, and the early movie reviews are looking good. The movie builds on the 2008 hit "The Dark Knight," and maintains its dark, brooding tenor. Though the mayhem is not for everyone (were comic books?), I'm glad that the Caped Crusader has developed into a strong movie franchise in director Christopher Nolan's trilogy. The Superman movies never achieved this sort of complexity, and some other recent super-hero movies have turned into an amalgam of special effects. Here are some excerpts from movie reviews:
  • No joke: Batman's latest plods toward predictability

    No joke: Batman's latest plods toward predictability
    (C) The Dark Knight is a handsome, accomplished piece of work, but it drove me from absorption to excruciation within 20 minutes, and then it went on for two hours more. It's the standard-bearer for the school of comic-book movies that confuses...

    15 Most Memorable Oscar Moments

    Oscar's big night is always filled with surprises and great moments -- here are our favorites: Hattie McDaniel, Best Supporting Actress, "Gone With the Wind" Newsreel clips show that she was visibly moved in a historic win. Charlie Chaplin, Honorary...

    A 'great' year in movies? It's a wobbly state of criticism, indeed

     A 'great' year in movies? It's a wobbly state of criticism, indeed
    By overwhelming critical consensus, 2013 was a banner year for movies. End-of-the-year lists, that dependable fruitcake of entertainment journalism, arrived with festive unanimity. It was a "tremendous" (the Atlantic's Christopher Orr), "amazing" (the New...

    Could James Gandolfini Win a Posthumous Oscar?

    In awards consideration, a voter tries to be objective. But when any human watches a film or TV show, they bring along all their thoughts and feelings about life -- and death. By any standard, James Gandolfini's performance in "Enough Said" is a gem. But...