Holy Episodes, Batman! JC & Rita finally stopped fooling around and put together episode 8 of Transmissions From Atlantis. In this action packed installment, we review not one, not two but all three of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Included in that of course is the Dark Knight Rises, the latest blockbuster. Is Bane as good as Heath Ledger’s Joker? We discuss in depth.
We’ll also let you in on the Jesus crab, which university has an Alien Hunter Course and 15 Sci-Fi Predictions that came true.
Sherlock in the modern world is hardly a novel concept but there appears to be a battle brewing as to who does it better – the Americans or the Brits? It’s CBS’ Elementary versus BBC’s Sherlock. Who wins? We’ll tell you.
We’ll talk Game of Thrones, as Elijah Wood (Frodo) got to sit on the Iron Throne and George R.R. Martin talked about which scene he is dreading seeing on the HBO television show.
Rita previews Kaza Kingsley’s Erec Rex fantasy series.
For our Doctor Who segment, we ask the question – How has the Doctor changed in the last 50 years? When will Matt Smith be leaving and what is the Doctor Who Experience?
We’ll wrap it up with our True Blood review!
See the schedule and important links after the jump!
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By Ashley Bergner, Box Office Buzz
To say that fan expectations were high for “The Dark Knight Rises” is a little bit of an understatement. We’ve waited about four years to see the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, a series that has been well-received by audiences and critics alike, and has set a new standard for superhero films.
I purposefully avoided reading many reviews before going to see “The Dark Knight Rises,” so I could walk into the theater with a clean slate. After watching the movie yesterday, I started reading through reviews and blog entries about the film, and I must confess, I was somewhat surprised to discover there’s been a bit of a backlash against the film by some fans. While some didn’t seem to think this film was as good as 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” I personally thought “The Dark Knight Rises” was a powerful, gritty and emotionally moving film, and I believe it is a fitting conclusion to Nolan’s Batman saga.
“The Dark Knight Rises” picks up eight years after the events of “The Dark Knight.” Although Gotham law enforcement has cleaned up the city streets and reduced the crime rate, all is not as well as it seems. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has become a recluse, retreating to his mansion in a self-imposed exile after letting Batman take the fall for crimes committed by Harvey Dent/Two-Face. He’s convinced that if the public knew the truth about Dent, who is regarded as a hero, it would destroy all the good Dent had accomplished before he turned evil. Continue reading
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By Trent Moore, source: Blastr.com
It looks like fans may just have to wait a few more months for the first look at the latest Superman reboot. Rumor has it the first official trailer for Zack Snyder’s (Watchmen, 300) Superman: Man of Steel film could debut when The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters on July 20.
The tidbit is being reported by Cosmic Book News, credited to a source close to the film. Continue reading
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By Ashley Bergner
Much of the plot of Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” still remains shrouded in mystery, and the recently released trailer teases more than it reveals.
Yet in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nolan hints the film’s plot could tie in to the current U.S. economic crisis and issues raised by the “Occupy” movement.
Although Nolan tells the magazine he and his collaborators came up with the idea for the story and obtained New York filming permits months before the Occupy Wall Street movement gained momentum, viewers can expect to find some similarities. Continue reading
by Darren Franich, Source: EW.com
The Dark Knight Rises doesn’t open for another six months, but tickets for July 19 IMAX midnight screenings of the film are already on sale in a few major markets. A quick Fandango check reveals that you can currently buy tickets for the sure-to-be-bleak sequel (bleakquel?) for a theater in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. Or sorry, strike that — the New York IMAX screening is already sold out. If the other cities hold true to form, L.A. will be sold out soon but will eventually claim that it sold out first, while San Francisco will invent a new method of selling out that involves social networking somehow.
A representative for Fandango told EW that it’s unusual for movie tickets to go on sale this far in advance, comparing this treatment of Rises to Avatar — which was selling tickets about four months in advance. Warner Bros. did not immediately comment on the decision to sell the midnight IMAX tickets early. You might have expected the announcement that tickets were going on sale would have been, you know, an actual announcement, but it’s entirely possible that Rises‘ stealth opening was intentionally in keeping with the film’s ever-mysterious marketing campaign. The point is, some extremely devoted New York fanboy who Fandango’d Dark Knight Rises every hour on the hour for the last year is now going to see the midnight screening, and you’re not. So if you have any intention of seeing Rises on opening weekend, and not on a weekday afternoon, I recommend keeping an eye out for any further news about Batman tickets.
By: Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
Christopher Nolan is playing some Dark Knight Rises secrets so close to the vest that we’re not even sure who some members of the cast are actually playing. But thanks to a story in a small British newspaper, we now have confirmation that at least one of the most rumored female characters will show up in the flick.
Last Friday the Surrey Comet ran a nice story about an 8-year-old actress who just made her debut in a Hallmark movie called Christmas at Castlebury Hall. She even co-starred with the great Roger Moore.
But as nice as that is for young Leilah De Meza, it’s not what caught the attention of every fanboy on the planet. The story also includes the news that after she shot her little Hallmark movie, she was offered a role in The Dark Knight Rises as “young Talia al Ghul.” Continue reading
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By Krystal Clark, source: Bastr.com
Bane and Batman got some cover time in the latest issue of Empire Magazine. Not only did Warner Bros. premiere several new, OFFICIAL photos of the duo, but an exclusive interview with the stars and director Christopher Nolan offered up spoilery details.
The last time we saw Batman, he was on the run (literally). He’d framed himself for the murder of Harvey Dent and single-handedly earned a spot on Gotham’s most wanted list. Christopher Nolan reveals that The Dark Knight Rises will pick up several years after the end of the last film. Continue reading
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