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 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE---new photo shows Henry Cavill in the new Superman suit.





BATMAN---Pierce Brosnan said he turned the title role in the 1989 Tim Burton movie that starred Michael Keaton, "I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn't really take it seriously, any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously. That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought. But how wrong was I?
Don't get me wrong, because I love Batman, and I grew up on Batman. As a kid in Ireland, we used to get our raincoats and tie them round our neck and swing through the bicycle shed."
Also, Frank Miller (THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) commented on the Batman movies, "When people come out with movies about characters I've worked on, I always hate them. I have my own ideas about what the characters are like. I mean, I can't watch a Batman movie. I've seen pieces of them, but I generally think, No, that's not him. And I walk out of the theater before it's over.
It includes all of them. I'm not condemning what [Christopher Nolan] does. I don't even understand it, except that he seems to think he owns the title 'Dark Knight.' [laughs] He's about 20 years too late for that. It's been used."





DOCTOR WHO---guide released for the new season's episodes.

1. Deep Breath
?"Who frowned me this face?"
A slaughterhouse restaurant and a buried spaceship lead The Doctor into a confrontation with a long-forgotten foe...

2. Into The Dalek
"Imagine the worst thing in the universe, and then don't bother because you're looking at right now. This is evil refined as engineering."
In the dying days of a bitter war, a beleaguered army has one last hope: a Dalek so damaged it has become good. But can it be trusted? To find out, a miniaturised team, led by The Doctor and Clara, embark on a fantastic voyage into the Dalek itself...

3. Robot of Sherwood
"There's no such thing as Robin Hood!"
In a sun-dappled Sherwood Forest, The Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars. But with of Nottingham at stake (and possibly Derby), there's no time for the two adventurers to get into a fight about who is real and who isn't - which is probably why they do very little else!

4. Listen
"What's that in the mirror, and the corner of your eye? What's the footstep following, but never passing by?"
What scares the grand old man of time? What horrors lurk under his bed? Ghosts of the past and future crowd into the lives of The Doctor and Clara; a terrified caretaker in a children's home, the last man standing in the universe, and a little boy who doesn't want to join the army...

5. Time Heist
"Welcome to the bank of Karabraxos."
The Bank of Karabraxos is the deadliest bank in the cosmos - only a fool or genius would tempt to rob it. Fortunately, for The Doctor, he's both. But nothing even The Doctor has encountered can prepare them for the Teller: a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt.

6. The Caretaker
"Human beings have incredibly short life-spans. Frankly, you should all be in a permanent state of panic. Tick tock, tick tock."
Clara has it all under control: her life at school, her life in space; her new boyfriend and her mad old Time Lord. Everything is humming along just fine, so long as everybody never actually meets. And then, one morning, just before assembly, Coal Hill welcomes a new relief caretaker with a Scottish accent.

7. Kill the Moon
"The little planetoid that's been tagging along beside you for a hundred million years, which gives you light at night and seas to sail, is in the process of falling to bits."
In the near future, The Doctor and Clara arrive on a decrepit shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. Crashing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of eviscerated corpses, spider-like creatures scuttling about in the dark, and a terrible dilemma.

8. Mummy on the Orient Express
"Start the clock!"
Aboard the most beautiful train in history, speeding among the stars of the future, a legend is stalking the passengers. Once you see the Mummy, you have 66 seconds to live. Clara sees The Doctor at his most deadliest and most ruthless - and finally she realises she's made the right decision. Because this is their last adventure: it's time to say goodbye to the Time Lord.

9. Flatline
"Look, your home isn't going anywhere. And neither is mine until I figure this out."
Separated from The Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection?

10. In the Forest of the Night
"D'you like the forest being in Trafalgar Square? I think it's lovely."
One morning in London, and every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to the most surprising invasion yet: the trees have moved back in. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth.

11 & 12. Dark Water / Death in Heaven
"You betrayed me. You betrayed my trust, our friendship, and everything I've ever stood for. You let me down."
In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Old friends and old enemies manoeuvre around The Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming over him.





SONS OF ANARCHY---Kurt Sutter said about the final season, "Two club members will be dead. I don't think there'll be more than that." The final season premiers on September 9.

THE EXPANSE---new Syfy miniseries starring Thomas Jane, Steven Strait and Shohreh Aghdashloo which is set 200 years in the future. A private detective and a spaceship captain team up to find a missing woman and discover the greatest conspiracy in human history.

SHOWTIME---renewed RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX for their third seasons.

SHOW ME A HERO---HBO six-hour miniseries based on the book set in 1985 Yonkers, New York in which the mayor must follow a court order to develop low-income housing in a wealthy, white neighborhood. Winona Ryder, Jon Bernthal, Alfred Molina and James Belushi star.

NURSE JACKIE---Tony Shalhoub (MONK) will have a recurring role as a new ER doctor.

JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS---cast for the live-action/CGI movie includes Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis who is also the director.

THE FLASH---Greg Finley will play the villain Girder.

DEAD RISING---Zach Lipvosky (LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS) will direct the zombie plague movie based on the video game.

DERRICK STORM---ABC is developing a tv series based on the mystery novel series by Richard Castle who is played by Nathan Fillion on CASTLE.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21


BATMAN - Frank Miller (THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) commented on the Batman movies, "When people come out with movies about characters I've worked on, I always hate them. I have my own ideas about what the characters are like. I mean, I can't watch a Batman movie. I've seen pieces of them, but I generally think, No, that's not him. And I walk out of the theater before it's over.
It includes all of them. I'm not condemning what [Christopher Nolan] does. I don't even understand it, except that he seems to think he owns the title 'Dark Knight.' [laughs] He's about 20 years too late for that. It's been used."



Miller doesn't understand movies, period. Sin City and The Spirit are proof. His comics are bad enough without him polluting theaters, too big grin

As flawed as Nolan's Batman movies may be, they're much better than anything Miller could ever do. Ugh.




 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Totally correct Mike P,

Miller strikes me as a strange dude.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Totally correct Mike P,

Miller strikes me as a strange dude.


Him and Alan Moore both.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Are Nolan's Bat films that great anyway? All have great moments but none of them are that great.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21


BATMAN - Frank Miller (THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) commented on the Batman movies, "When people come out with movies about characters I've worked on, I always hate them. I have my own ideas about what the characters are like. I mean, I can't watch a Batman movie. I've seen pieces of them, but I generally think, No, that's not him. And I walk out of the theater before it's over.
It includes all of them. I'm not condemning what [Christopher Nolan] does. I don't even understand it, except that he seems to think he owns the title 'Dark Knight.' [laughs] He's about 20 years too late for that. It's been used."



Miller doesn't understand movies, period. Sin City and The Spirit are proof. His comics are bad enough without him polluting theaters, too big grin

As flawed as Nolan's Batman movies may be, they're much better than anything Miller could ever do. Ugh.


Although I won't argue with you about his movies or his comic book work from the past couple of decades, in the '80s, Miller created a spectacular amount of work, the influence of which is still felt in comics today. His work on Daredevil (one of the rare times when a creator leaves a book for a significant period, returns, and tells an even better story than his previous, highly acclaimed, work), the first Wolverine mini-series, Dark Knight Returns, Ronin, and Batman: Year One are books that are excellent and hold up today.

As for the Nolan movies, keep in mind that his Dark Knight trilogy borrows heavily from Miller's work. Even the new Superman v Batman movie is showing signs of inspiration from Dark Knight Returns.

Again, I am not defending his recent work (or his politics for that matter), but I think he should be given his due for the spectacular work he has created, and that continues to be popular among fans.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Are Nolan's Bat films that great anyway? All have great moments but none of them are that great.

Yes. Time has been very kind to Nolan's The Dark Knight, it's been a half decade since its release and it is still in the public consciousness. Time will continue to be kind to it because it was lightning in a bottle, so to speak. And the events in The Dark Knight Rises become more a cautionary tale everyday. Unfortunately it is time to set your opinion aside and look at the broader scope.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Are Nolan's Bat films that great anyway? All have great moments but none of them are that great.

Yes. Time has been very kind to Nolan's The Dark Knight, it's been a half decade since its release and it is still in the public consciousness.


Doesn't something have to be around for longer than a mere five years before we can say time has been kind to it? Let's wait until we celebrate its 20th anniversary.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2014 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Yes. Time has been very kind to Nolan's The Dark Knight, it's been a half decade since its release and it is still in the public consciousness.

Doesn't something have to be around for longer than a mere five years before we can say time has been kind to it? Let's wait until we celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Sure! But people will still remember the film, flaws and all. So... see you on this thread in 20 years.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2014 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Dark Knight was an excellent intelligent character based film. Didn't care to see Dark Knight Rises. The first film bugged me because it seemed like a remake of The Shadow instead of a Batman movie.

 
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