The dark knight rises hd wallpapers desktop backgrounds latest 2012 batman symbol wallpapers jpg f3d89a51 featured Original Articles The Specter of Death Hanging Over Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy

When I got home from work yesterday, I had this urge to watch The Dark Knight Rises. I pressed play on the Blu-ray and that feeling hit me again. It hits me every time I watch this film. It's this black pit in my stomach that opens up whenever I even think about this film. There's death surrounding it. It's not the film's fault, nor is it the filmmakers' fault, but The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises are closely associated with tragic death, and that has almost completely ruined these films for me.

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Perhaps my favorite moment in The Godfather is when one of the deceased Vito Corleone's oldest friends, Sal Tessio—played brilliantly by Abe Vigoda—realizes that he's about to be killed for his transgressions against Michael. He gives Robert Duvall's Tom Hagen the most hangdog sad puppy look ever and asks if Tom can get him off the hook "for old time's sake." It's a beautiful moment brought to real, tangible life by Abe Vigoda, who has sadly left us today at age 94.

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I found myself in a curious position last night with nothing to watch and I remembered around 8:35 that the DC Justice League special was going to be airing. I flipped over to it only to discover a juiced Kevin Smith frantically gesturing in an ill fitting tuxedo jacket with a Batman t-shirt on under it. Well, it's better than a hockey jersey, I suppose.

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The best toy I purchased last year was the Star Wars Black Series First Order Special Force Tie Fighter. This is the first vehicle produced to be compatible with Hasbro's Black Series line of 6" figures, and it is massive, awesome, and available at a discount at Amazon right now!

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2015 was a fairly middling year for movies. The lack of a clear front-runner in the Best Picture race this year is just further proof of this, and frankly I had a much harder time putting together a 10 Best list this year—which will be out today also—than I did a 10 Worst list. Perhaps it's just that the bad films this year were really bad, and honestly, that's not too far fetched. Here are the 10 Worst Films of 2015.

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This year has seen a massive shift in the way we understand the fluidity and complexity of identity

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Sure it's a beloved science fiction franchise, but above and beyond anything else, Star Wars is a merchandising machine. George Lucas knew this long before anyone else which is how he managed to maintain control of the merchandise profits when he made the first film. Here are ten reminders that not every piece of Star Wars merchandise is awesome, and some of it can, in fact, be downright shameful.

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Number 7 is sure to knock your dick in the dirt!

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You know that Chuck Norris meme that your crazy aunt on Facebook still thinks is hilarious? It's really not all that hilarious because it's a meme built around a man with a rather shitty moral compass who never pauses to think before he speaks. Sure, he may have kicked ass in the movies and on television, but in real life, Chuck Norris is terrible.

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Thanks to the excellent work being done by companies like Hot Toys, Sideshow, Star Ace, and many others, 1/6 scale figures are all the rage right now. The undeniably high quality of these collector's figures is making it cool to collect toys again, but a company by the name of Toys City is doing something so strange in this scale, it simply can't be ignored.

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