Ok, everybody here we go with the Nominees for Best Supporting Actress! These are the ladies who elevated the films they were in, in spite of the limited screen time their characters received. Though they didn’t have a leading role, the audience couldn’t help but take note!
“The Dark Knight Rises” is the concluding chapter to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, the movie series that resurrected the moribund Batman franchise. Having given us the excellent “Batman Begins” and the legendary “The Dark Knight Rises”, the bar was set high for the grand finale, so one can hardly blame Nolan for wanting to give us something grandiose and epic for the final chapter.
And to a large extent, he succeeds. There’s plenty of Batman angst here, a sprawling cast of characters, a worthy adversary, and the city is certainly in peril. Yet the movie is so serious it’s smothering, there’s a dearth of action, and the “epicness” occasionally crosses the line into bloat.
There’s a very well made movie here, but I didn’t enjoy it half as much as I had hoped to.
Making its debut on home tvs via the magic of premium cable this weekend was last year’s animated flight of fancy, “Rio”. Brought to you by the creators of “Ice Age”, the film features celebrity voicing courtesy of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Will.I.Am, Jamie Foxx, Tracy Morgan and Jemaine Clement.
It tells the story of a Blue Macaw (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg), “Blue”, who was raised in captivity as a pet. When it’s discovered that he’s one of the last remaining birds of his species, he’s returned to Brazil with the intention of mating him with a female Blue Macaw (Anne Hathaway) who is currently held in captivity.
Of course, she’s not too keen on the idea. Nor is she fond of being held in captivity. So it’s not long before the mismatched couple are on the run… With one major problem.
WB is in a giving mood as of late, and this morning brings us our first pic of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in the upcoming Batman movie, “The Dark Kinght Rises”.
I don’t think I really saw her as the Catwoman type… not sure this picture helps. But I’ve learned that I don’t really know shite when it comes to casting, because I thought Heath Ledger was a terrible choice to play the Joker, and he sure as hell proved me wrong.
It’s not the purple spandex outfit from the 90s (Dammit!!) but this is probably more reasonable, I guess.