Christopher Nolan's “The Dark Knight Rises,” the third in his Batman series, and eighth Batman movie overall (counting the 1966 comedy), is the biggest of them all.
Coming in at nearly three hours featuring a story spanning years, it's a battle epic for the ages.
But it’s also rooted in the world’s current economic woes, and growing frustration over a widening gap between the ultra-rich and the have-nots. Read More
Director Zhang Yimou -- whose works range from the intimate “Happy Times” to the grand canvases of “Raise the Red Lantern,” “Hero” and the Beijing Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies -- takes on the tragedy of Nanking in “The Flowers of War.” Read More
Oscar winners had some interesting words to offer on their big wins Sunday evening.
Network censors bleeped Melissa Leo for dropping the F-word during her speech. Backstage, she jokingly conceded it was “probably a very inappropriate place to use that particular word.”
“Those words, I apologize to anyone that they offend. There is a great deal of the English language that is in my vernacular,” Leo said.
Christian Bale joked that he was keeping his language clean. Read More
The family dynamics are as brutal as the boxing scenes in “The Fighter,” a biopic about the ascent of welterweight Micky Ward. Directed by David O. Russell, the film is too fractured in focus to achieve the emotional bang that its dramas, both in and outside the ring, aim for. But it’s a powerfully acted, colorfully spun underdog tale and breaking-away story. Read More