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Review: The Dark Knight Rises
No other superhero has less fun than the Batman (Christian Bale) of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.
Not so serious
| July 20, 2012
Comics fest returns, with kids up front
If you have any doubt that comic books are ascendant in popular culture, look no farther than the film Thor , based on the Marvel adaptation of the Norse god, which has earned more than $344 million in less than a month in theaters.
| May 20, 2011
Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety
Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
| January 21, 2011
"What does vengeance mean to someone with no memory?"
Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To blends John Woo and Christopher Nolan
| August 20, 2010
Avatar vs. Inception: Two very different takes on the power of escapism
Avatar/Inception trailer mashupAt first glance, Avatar and Inception might seem entirely unrelated; the former is a CGI theme-park-ride with a boilerplate going-native plot, the latter...
| August 10, 2010
A haggard agent, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is plagued by hallucinations of his wife and children while searching for the truth about a hospital for the criminally insane. . . . I'm sorry, that's Shutter Island . Where was I?
Set the snooze alarm
| July 16, 2010
First look at James Cameron's Avatar
James Cameron captained the biggest box-office smash of all time, his Titanic having grossed nearly $2 billion worldwide. But that was 12 years ago, long before the recession appeared on anyone's radar.
| August 28, 2009
This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
| January 13, 2009
Wish-fulfillment for a burning world
From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
| December 08, 2008
Baldacci raids the cookie jar
Under the American system of government, the legislative branch is supposed to decide how your tax money is spent, but . . .
The governor’s secret Dirigo Health bailout
| October 15, 2008
Darkness falls in the Dark Knight
“The night is darkest just before the dawn,” says District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight .
Scars run deep in Christopher Nolan’s Götterdämmerung
| July 16, 2008
'Tis the season
Yeah, yeah, summer . Go outside, hone your tan, toss a Frisbee, blah blah blah.
To stay inside and watch awesome movies
| June 28, 2007
Ten years ago at the premiere of the Newport International Film Festival, you didn’t have to be a psychic to foresee that the event would prove popular.
The Newport Fest thrives on location, location, location
| May 30, 2007
“Unfolding in the style of Memento ,” begin the press notes for Simon Brand’s freshman effort, which also reveals the “style” of Reservoir Dogs and Saw . Watch the trailer for The Unknown (QuickTime)
Not worth knowing
| December 13, 2006
If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
| September 13, 2006
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