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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

As if you didn't expect it, let me begin with this reminder of my look at the whole franchise. Well, it's all been getting a bit ridiculous and distressing lately, wouldn't you agree? The release of The Dark Knight Rises should have been…

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Seven years on from the first instalment of the Dark Knight trilogy Christopher Nolan releases the highly anticipated final film, The Dark Knight Rises. Set eight years on from the events that occurred in The Dark Knight, Batman is gone and…

3:10 To Yuma (2007)

Having never seen the original 3:10 To Yuma, I cannot say how this remake directed by James Mangold compares to it. I can, however, say that this is an enjoyable Western with a great cast that should be enjoyed by fans of the genre.…

The Fighter (2010)

Boxing movies are predictable. Drug addiction movies are predictable. Inspiring true stories are predictable. My next sentence is very predictable: The Fighter is annoyingly predictable. But it’s an enjoyable movie. Storytelling clichés…

The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter is a case of an unremarkable screenplay being elevated by fantastic performances. Chronicling the early life of Massachusetts born boxing hero Micky Ward and that of his troubled older brother Dicky Eklund, The Fighter is truly…

Holy Batmania

Batman was created by the artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger and first appeared in Detective Comics in the late 1930s (a little investigation reveals that it was issue #27 in May 1939, to be exact). Differing from many other…