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Top Posts of 2011

It was the year of Catwoman, the triple threat of the The Dark Knight Rises, hot sex with Batman in the first issue of the DC Comics Reboot, and Arkham City’s excessive promotion made Selina Kyle the hottest Batman commodity on the internet in 2011, with Tom Hardy’s Bane chomping at her gloriously high heels.

Catwoman dominated the Batman scene in 2011 thanks to The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway, smoking hot rooftop sex with Batman in the first issue of the DC Comics reboot, and Arkham City

  1. Anne Hathaway, Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises: so very good at being bad (via Sexy Girls Dressed)
  2. DC Reboot Catwoman #1 – Wrong costume is a warning sign to fans but characterization sounds like an improvement
  3. The Dark Knight Rises Set Photos: Bane
  4. Christian Bale is Bruce Wayne / Batman in The Dark Knight Rises
  5. First peak at the Dark Knight Rises Batmobile
  6. Bane Mask, Other Batman Items coming up for sale in Movie Memorabilia Auction
  7. Arkham City Epic Fail on Catwoman Costume
  8. Hot New Location Photos: Not Bruce and Selina this time. It’s Batman and Catwoman IN FULL COSTUME (or is it?)
  9. The Dark Knight Rises Location Photos: Batman/Batsuit #TDKR
  10. Why I’m passing on Arkham City
  11. Batman and Catwoman Cosplay: The Best of Dragon Con
  12. Batman at Comic Con: Catwoman of the DC Comics Reboot, not apologizing for sexy!
  13. Anne Hathaway Wardrobe Malfunction – too much Catwoman for the costume?
  14. New Set Photos from The Dark Knight Rises: Christian Bale/Bruce Wayne looking very Wall Street and Joseph Gordon
  15. The Real and Fake Official Catwoman pic from The Dark Knight Rises

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“Sorry to spoil things, boys…” Did LA Times overstep on Anne Hathaway Catwoman interview?

LA Times Online’s “Hero Complex” is running an interview with Anne Hathaway where she “Talks The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman.”  As was noted on Twitter, what she actually does is perhaps more reminiscent of her Princess Diaries past, for as was said of the late Princess Diana, she demonstrates the art of saying (almost) nothing with great distinction.

Hathaway talks about the origin of her character in Batman #1 (and narrowly misses insulting Bob Kane in the process!) and its inspiration in screen actress Hedy Lamarr, said to be the most beautiful woman of her day, how she studied the actress for her performance, etc.  Standard actress stuff.  She repeats her defense of the disappointing costume, but she reveals no specifics about her character or the plot.  She merely makes general comments about Selina and her ties to Gotham City, and how any individual Catwoman ties to a creator’s version of the city.

LA Times Interview with The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman Anne Hathaway contains major spoilers

Hathaway herself spoils nothing.  LA Times columnist Geoff Boucher, on the other hand, describes a scene and plot point in detail.   He opens with it so you’ve read it before you knew what was coming.  (An advisory has since been added to the top of the article.)

Could Warner Bros., Christopher Nolan and producers have known this was coming when they gave him access?

Readers are advised to avoid this interview and remain unspoiled, but if you absolutely must, follow the link to the full Hero Complex material.
Dark Knight Rises’ star Anne Hathaway: ‘Gotham City is full of grace’ 

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

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Anne Hathaway says you ain’t see nothing yet on her Catwoman Costume!

The costumes in Dark Knight Rises are pretty amaz … wait, these are Oregon’s Rose Bowl uniforms?

The Dark Knight Rises - No wait, that's Nike?

The Dark Knight Rises - No wait, that's Nike?

This has nothing to do with The Gotham Rogues or Bane’s assault on Gotham Stadium/Heinz field.  We would have said it was a simple case of Nike Pro or Off the Bench standing next to the popular kid, using the interest in The Dark Knight Rises to bring a little of the spotlight their way for Phil Knight “Nike Pro Combat experiments” except this stuff really looks like the Dark Knight inspiration started back on the drawing board, not writing the press release.  Check out the “liquid black metal finish”, “armored wing design,” and “chaine maille mesh” for the back, arms and sides.

Note: I’m pretty sure the wings aren’t an actual part of Oregon’s new Rose Bowl uniforms, but when it comes to Phil Knight Nike Pro Combat experiments, one never knows. Well, here you go Wisconsin: deal with this.

Liquid black metal finish. Armored wing design that will go under the shoulder pads (whatever that means). “Chain Maille Mesh” on the back, arms and sides. More views at Nike’s Facebook page (check out the helmet).

Oh, and the numbers will shift colors as the player moves.

Nike is based in Oregon and Knight, the company’s co-founder, former CEO and current chairman, is a Ducks alum. But he also graduated from the Stanford School of Business … you should see the wild suits those students wear.

via Off the Bench.

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#TDKR composer Hans Zimmer teases a Selina Kyle/Catwoman theme in The Dark Knight Rises score

In an interview with MTV, The Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer answers a question about Selina Kyle/Catwoman’s theme saying:

She will have (one), she doesn’t yet.  That’s got something to do with ‘I haven’t written it yet.”

Apparently the award-winning composer who has done all Nolan’s oeuvre, including  previous Batman outings: Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, has too many ideas, which certainly sounds promising for us.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012.

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Zimmer: Batman 3 score must do more than rehash The Dark Knight

Written by Gotham Trending

12/25/2011 at 7:48 am

My Favorite Scrooge « Chris Dee’s Cat-Tales Blog

Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth in The Dark Knight Rises) is an amazingly classic Ebenezer Scrooge despite playing opposite muppets

No wonder Nolan cast him to play an Alfred who was unique to his storyverse but absolutely true to the essence of the character.

via My Favorite Scrooge « Chris Dee’s Cat-Tales Blog.

Written by Gotham Trending

12/25/2011 at 7:26 am

Top Posts of the Week: It’s the Big 3 all the way Bale/Batman, Hathaway/Catwoman and Hardy/Bane

In the last shopping days before Christmas, not a lot of Batman merchandise made it into the Internet consciousness.  A few lingering boos and hisses aimed at Arkham City as the Bat-letdown of the year, and the Riddler Converse shoes got some traction, but for the most part, the collective consciousness is fully occupied with The Dark Knight Rises, its prologue and trailer.  We don’t know what to expect from the movie itself, but it’s clear what fans are most interested in.  By a wide margin, it’s the big 3: Batman/Christian Bale, Catwoman/Selina/Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy/Bane.

  1. Christian Bale is Bruce Wayne / Batman in The Dark Knight Rises
  2. Anne Hathaway, Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises: so very good at being bad (via Sexy Girls Dressed)
  3. The Dark Knight Rises Set Photos: Bane
  4. The Dark Knight Rises Prologue: Leaked and Plugged
  5. The Dark Knight Rises Gotham Stadium Video
  6. Script pages from The Dark Knight Rises “leaked” (Not exactly, but they’re letting us know what Bane was saying)
  7. Batman and Catwoman Cosplay: The Best of Dragon Con
  8. Overheard on the Social Networks: Selina Kyle is “Very Hepburn”
  9. Why I’m passing on Arkham City
  10. The Dark Knight Rises: Batman’s plane the Batwing
  11. Arkham City Epic Fail on Catwoman
  12. Batman Merch: Riddler Converse

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Anne Hathaway among those to honor Meryl Streep at Kennedy Center Honors

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Anne Hathaway, who has been the IT Girl since being cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, will be among those honoring Meryl Streep at the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, to be broadcast on CBS on December 27, 2011 at 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the selection of the individuals who will receive the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors. Recipients to be honored at the 34th annual national celebration of the arts are: singer Barbara Cook, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins, and actress Meryl Streep.

“This year, the Kennedy Center celebrates its 40th anniversary by selecting five extraordinary individuals whose collective artistry has contributed significantly to the cultural life of our nation and the world,” said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. “With her sublime voice and rich performances, Barbara Cook has defined all that is best and brightest in the Great American Songbook. Neil Diamond’s songwriting genius has created one of the most enduring catalogs of American popular music and his live performances have captivated audiences for five decades. Yo-Yo Ma’s sterling musicianship makes him one of the most versatile and popular classical music performers in the world and his Silk Road Project has inspired students across the world to love and honor music. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins’ masterful improvisation and powerful presence have infused the truly American art form of jazz with passion and energy. The sheer brilliance and breadth of Meryl Streep’s performances count as one of the most exhilarating cultural spectacles of our time.”

The annual Honors Gala has become the highlight of the Washington cultural year, and its broadcast on CBS is a high point of the television season. On Sunday, December 4, in a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, produced by George Stevens Jr. and Michael Stevens, the 2011 Honorees will be saluted by great performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers and fans through performances and heartfelt tributes.

The President and Mrs. Obama will receive the Honorees and members of the Artists Committee who nominate them, along with the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees at the White House prior to the gala performance. The 2011 Kennedy Center Honors Gala concludes with a supper dance in the Grand Foyer.

The Kennedy Center Honors medallions will be presented on Saturday, December 3, the night before the gala, at a State Department dinner hosted by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

via kennedy-center.org

Written by Gotham Trending

12/23/2011 at 6:30 pm

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