Those looking to get their Batman fix prior to the July 18th release of The Dark Knight will want to check out Batman: Gotham Knight, a new DVD featuring six short animated films directed by prominent Japanese anime artists and written by comic book luminaries like David Goyer and A History of Violence's Josh Olson. (Christian Bale didn't lend his voice to the short films -- that role went to voiceover artist Kevin Conroy, a longtime veteran of the animated Batman TV series.) Fans of the Matrix trilogy will recall that the Wachowski Brothers did a similar thing for The Matrix Reloaded, releasing a DVD called The Animatrix in advance of their blockbuster sequel.
Batman: Gotham Knight arrives on DVD shelves on July 8th. Head over to Yahoo! Movies to check out the trailer.
Source: Yahoo Movies via JoBlo.com Posted 04.14.08 by reelz
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, McG's reboot of the James Cameron's iconic sci-fi franchise, has finally gotten a release date. Warner Bros. announced today that the fourth chapter in the futuristic saga, featuring Christian Bale in the role of resistance leader John Connor, will arrive in theaters on May 22, 2009, putting it in direct competition with Ben Stiller's comedy Night at the Museum II over the lucrative Memorial Day weekend.
Terminator Salvation is set to begin shooting in May with Bale and Sam Worthington (Avatar) as the flick's only major confirmed castmembers, though Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) is rumored to be among those in talks to play one of the killer cyborgs.
Source: Variety Posted 02.26.08 by reelz
With the recent casting of Christian Bale as the emo-punk-turned-leader-of-the-resistance John Connor in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, the natural follow-up question arose: Who will play Bale's cyborg stalker in the fourth installment of the blockbuster sci-fi franchise? After all, this ain't no whiny pencil-neck Edward Furlong (or, if you prefer, T3's Nick Stahl) we're talking about; a robot capable of taking down Batman is gonna have to be seriously badass.
With that in mind, Jason Coleman of 213.net prodded T4 director McG for some answers and got this reply:
"It's very difficult to say because it's a decidedly masculine role and I think we're living in a time where a lot of actors are very effeminate and they're sort of skinny, heroin chic and there's really a masculine component to the role. And there's guys out there like Russell Crowe and Eric Bana, bring a good physicality, they do what they do, but I don't know if they're exactly right at the end of the day. (Smiles) Josh Brolin is a very exciting actor - we'll see."
No "skinny" or "effeminate" actors? Guess that leaves Ryan Phillippe out of the running.
Source: 213.net Posted 02.07.08 by reelz
Lots of happenings with The Dark Knight Today!
We've got some great new pics of the joker as well as the international poster and two posters featuring The Joker. Check out all of our images by clicking here and then clicking the "photos" tab on our Dark Knight page.
As many of you know, the first extended trailer of The Dark Knight debuts today in theaters before screenings of I Am Legend. We just checked it out ourselves and it is very cool! Reports are in will hit the web early next week, so check back on Reelz.com next week! Posted 12.14.07 by reelz
The Christian Bale/Russell Crowe western 3:10 to Yuma arrives in theaters this Friday, carrying with it a good deal of Oscar buzz. Which prompts the question: Why is it arriving in theaters this Friday? As most movie lovers know, studios traditionally reserve their awards fare for the last few months of the year, in order to ensure that Academy members don't forget them when Oscar ballots arrive. The decision release an Oscar contender like 3:10 to Yuma a week after Labor Day is leaving more than a few folks in Hollywood perplexed.
Count star Russell Crowe among them. According to a recent article in Slate, the mercurial Aussie is reportedly more than a little peeved at Lionsgate, the studio behind Yuma, for not pushing the release back to a more Oscar-appropriate date. (Click here to read the article). The folks at Lionsgate might want to be on the lookout for flying phones. Posted 09.06.07 by reelz
Forget Transformers, the real must-see movie this Independence Day is Rescue Dawn, a war drama about a fighter pilot named Dieter Dengler who was captured and ultimately escaped from a Laotian prison camp during the Vietnam War. I saw this movie a few months ago and it is still with me. It is powerful, sad, and most of all, pretty accurate--which you'll find quite disturbing.
The always-talented Christian Bale (Batman Begins, American Psycho) is wonderful as usual as the irrepressible Dengler, and Jeremy Davies (Spanking the Monkey, Saving Private Ryan) is Holocaust-survivor thin and Charles-Manson crazy as his co-prisoner. But the best part may be getting to see the criminally underused Steve Zahn (Reality Bites, Saving Silverman) show off his remarkably ample acting chops.
Rescue Dawn opens in very limited release this Independence Day, with a national roll out to follow later in the month. Whether you can see it now or you have to wait a week or two, it should definitely be at the top of your "to see" list.
To read more about the amazing Rescue Dawn, click here for Jeff Otto's complete review. Posted 07.04.07 by reelz
Our friend over at MTV Movies, Larry Carroll, is reporting that rapper David Banner has auditioned to join the villainous ranks in the Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight. Currently, the known villains are Heath Ledger as The Joker and Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent/Two-Face.
The part is said to be a villain known as Gamble, whom Carroll goes on to report as a relatively unknown villain, at least within the world of the Batman comic series.
Production Began on The Dark Knight in January with principal photography beginnining in March outside of London and in Chicago.
The Dark Knight is set for release in July 2008. Stay tuned to Reelz.com for the latest on this highly anticipated release. Posted 05.17.07 by reelz