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Batmobile Race: 89 v 66 which would win?

All serious Bat-fans know the eye-sore bat-tank introduced in Batman Begins is no proper Batmobile, so it didn’t even make the running for the Race of The Batmobiles.  The contenders were the 1989 version from the Tim Burton movie and the convertible of the 1966-67 Adam West movie and TV series.  If the new millenium Batman would like to take on the winner, we suggest Bruce Wayne lend Batman his Lamborghini.

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03/29/2012 at 1:05 pm

Batman of Maryland’s Batmobile Bust A Real Hero | NPR

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"Eventually, it sinks in and you become him. It feels like I have a responsibility that's beyond a normal person. And that responsibility is to be there for the kids, to be strong for them, and to make them smile as much as I can.'

This week saw a fascinating story of a Maryland man pulled over in a Lamborghini dressed like Batman.  Since Bruce Wayne in the Christopher Nolan movies drives a Lambo, the story got a lot of social network traction, a few discussing the story but most using it as a jumping off point to refer back to The Dark Knight and hopes for The Dark Knight Rises.

Let’s face it, the Lamborghini is more of a Batmobile that that retarded Bat-tank.  -reddit

Luckily, the good people at NPR were among those who actually read the details of why the driver, Lenny B. Robinson, was dressed as Batman in the first place.  Turns out this rich Lambo-driving Batman is also quite a hero:

After the news broke that police in Montgomery County, Md., last week stopped Batman for not having the correct plates on his Batmobile, many naturally wanted to know more about the man behind that mask.

The Washington Post today profiles the mysterious Caped Crusader, and it turns out that he does seem to be something of a real life hero to sick children around Washington, D.C.

Lenny B. Robinson is a “self-made success” in the business world who is giving back some of his good fortune by donning his disguise and then heading to local hospitals to see sick kids and deliver presents “to up-and-coming superheros who first need to beat cancer and other wretched diseases.”

The Post’s Mike Rosenwald, who knows Robinson, went along on one of the hospital visits. His report is one of the feel-good stories of the day. Robinson, Rosenwald says, has taken on some of the mythical crime fighter’s attitude:

” ‘Eventually, it sinks in and you become him,’ Batman told me. ‘It feels like I have a responsibility that’s beyond a normal person. And that responsibility is to be there for the kids, to be strong for them, and to make them smile as much as I can.’ He understands that might sound corny, but he doesn’t care.”

Maryland’s Batman Looks Like A Real Hero : The Two-Way : NPR.

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03/29/2012 at 12:33 pm

Top Posts of the Week: Batman finally on top of Catwoman, just in time for Valentine’s Day

Fine, call us sexists.  We at the Gotham Trending office try to remain impartial but we are men, and seeing Catwoman, Anne Hathaway and Selina Kyle beating Bruce Wayne, Christian Bale and Batman week after week for the top spot in his own movie, we can’t help it.  We can’t help but root for the underdog and we can’t help but cheer now that Bruce/Christian/Dark Knight has finally won the day.

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  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. Christian Bale said Anne Hathaway had the hardest job as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises
  5. Arkham City Epic Fail on Catwoman Costume
  6. The Dark Knight Rises: New Poster and a menu on Official Website
  7. Arkham City Portraits of Riddler
  8. Batman and Catwoman Cosplay: The Best of Dragon Con
  9. Batman at Comic Con: First look at Joker, Batmobile from Hot Toys Batman ’89 Collection
  10. First peak at the Dark Knight Rises Batmobile
  11. Batman at Comic Con: Catwoman of the DC Comics Reboot, not apologizing for sexy!
  12. Batman Merch: Joker Tshirt of the Day

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The Dark Knight Rises Trailer featured on Best Movie Trailers of 2011 Lists

It’s no real surprise that The Dark Knight Rises trailer has appeared on virtually every Best of 2011 list, like the following from Film School Rejects.  The combination of a late December release making it fresh in everyone’s mind, the salve it provided to the never-admitted disappointment of the Bane-centric prologue, the built-in hype which goes with being Christopher Nolan’s Batman, and the thrill of finally seeing not grainy photos and distant video but full images in the way they were meant to be seen, made it’s appearance a sure thing.

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In IMAX, this trailer gave me chills. The first teaser did nothing for me, but this got my (along with everyone else around me) excitement level blasting during MI:4The Dark Knight Rises trailer left my audience in silence. With the exploding football field and the cheesy action movie 101 line that is, “A storm’s coming,” this looks like Nolan going all cartoonishly and overly-seriously out, as portrayed by a suitably brooding and bombastic trailer. This is intended to be an epic conclusion, and epic is certainly an adjective one should use to describe this trailer. And, even with a brief glimpse and smile, Marion Cotillard stills wields the unholy power to make a jaw drop.

Year In Review: The 11 Best Movie Trailers of 2011 | Film School Rejects.

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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“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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Dark Knight Rises Set Photos: More pics from TDKR location shooting in NYC, LA and Pittsburgh

Everyone who is anyone knows Gotham City is New York, but creating the imagery for The Batman’s City is too big a job for one city to handle.  Christopher Nolan primarily used Chicago for the first two films, but for The Dark Knight Rises has used parts of London, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and of course Manhattan.

Below find assorted pictures from the multi-city location shooting to supplement those archived elsewhere throughout this blog.

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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