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The Science Overshadows the Story in ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar is a movie full of Big Ideas that end up overshadowing the human element, particularly during the poorly plotted first act.

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‘Transcendence’ Is a High-Tech Mess of Subplots

Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.

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The Month In Pop Entertainment: June 2013

Highlighting the month’s top releases in movies, music, television, and video games.

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The Dark Knight Rises - Trailer 3

Just before The Avengers is set to kick off the summer movie season, the third (and possibly final) trailer for The Dark Knight Rises arrives.

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We Built Our Own World: Hans Zimmer and the Music of ‘Inception’

Zimmer reveals why he brought along Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr for the Inception soundtrack, how his relationship with Nolan works, and why the music was inspired by both David Bowie and mathematician Roger Penrose.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2010: Memento – Tribeca Talks After the Movie

The Tribeca Film Festival revisits "this intellectually challenging film on its 10th anniversary” with a panel that featured special guests from both "science and screen".

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11 Feb 2010 // 2:55 AM

How to Really Save Superman

Geek nation is breathing a satisfied sigh of belief today, with the news that Christopher Nolan, the man who made a certain Caped Crusader relevant

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Inception dir. Christopher Nolan (trailer)

Do I have any idea what this film is about after viewing this trailer? Nope, not a clue. Am I going to be the first

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Psycho Smackdown: ‘Watchmen’‘s Rorschach vs. ‘The Dark Knight’‘s Joker

This time next year, if there is any justice left in this baffling business called show, Jackie Earle Haley will be reaping the same kind

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23 Feb 2009 // 2:50 AM

HOLLYWOOD - Heath Ledger’s sister Kate knew all along. She told us backstage that her brother had been sending her photos from the set

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19 Feb 2009 // 5:23 AM

Academy’s snubbing of ‘The Dark Knight’ is a crime

It conjured up a complex and detailed alternate universe. It featured one of the most convincing portraits of wanton evil ever seen in an American

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27 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Superheroes Versus Comics

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?

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Oscars ignore ‘The Dark Knight,’ except for Ledger nomination

It was a dark day for “The Dark Knight” as the 81st annual Oscar nominations, announced Thursday, snubbed the most popular film since “Titanic.” Christopher

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Let Us Now Praise Ordinary Men: Normalcy, Comics, and The Dark Knight

Without a couple of recognizably fallible and ordinary men like Harvey Dent and Commissioner Gordon at its center, The Dark Knight would ultimately be nothing more than an exceptionally well-tooled and smartly-acted thriller.

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How to play at being a villain: Bardem, Ledger reignite media interest in craft of acting

The verdict is nearly unanimous: As the Joker in “The Dark Knight,” Heath Ledger gives a great performance. But what exactly does that mean? As

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30 Jul 2008 // 4:43 AM

Pop 20: Super hero formula evolving

In only 10 days, the Batman defeated the Joker, delivered a one-two punch to Harvey Dent and amassed more than $300 million at the box office. But

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Batmassive: The Meaning of $300 Million

It only took 10 days. Less than two weeks. It remains a stunning accomplishment. It took Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 16 days to

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‘Dark Knight’ Is Epic Entertainment

Duality is the nature of man. We all have good and evil inside us. Which side we choose to embrace earmarks our very existence, putting

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‘Dark Knight’ role as The Joker may not be a fair legacy for Heath Ledger

“The Dark Knight” is likely to make Heath Ledger a bigger star than he ever was in life. The ingredients are there: the iconic role,

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17 Jul 2008 // 12:53 AM

The Dark Knight

Batman's dilemma in The Dark Knight is how to use his bad press, whether he will embrace it or continue to fight it.

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