Synopsis: Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes; but when he discovers a tyrannical leopard on his trail, he must find the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.
A new trailer has been constructed out of many tiny pieces of The Lego Movie. There has to be some sort of metaphor there, right?
Liam Neeson has become the pre-eminent over-sixty action hero in stripped-down thrillers, and in Non-Stop, he kicks asses in the sky.
It's the Blu-ray set Gotham deserves and also the one it needs right now. It's a silent guardian, a watchful protector.
It's The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition.
Warner Bros. has finally rolled out a high definition presentation worthy of the armored, gadget-equipped home entertainment system at Wayne Manor. Bruce Wayne will be letting crime run wild tonight. His plans involve sipping on fernet branca with Alfred and Selina Kyle, followed by some snuggle time on the couch to bask in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
Liam Neeson's late-career emergence as an onscreen snapper of necks, firer of rounds, an wearer of leather jackets will continue unabated.
The actor is deep in negotiations to play one-man wrecking machine Bryan Mills again in Taken 3.
Escape from New York is awesome.
The idea of remaking Escape from New York is distinctly less awesome. The idea of remaking Escape from New York with an origin story for anti-hero Snake Plissken is the opposite of awesome. The idea of remaking Escape from New York as an origin story and the first entry in a planned trilogy has absolutely nothing to do with awesomeness.
But that's nonetheless what producer Joel Silver and Studio Canal are planning to do.
Batman is back!
Available for purchase on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download beginning December 4th is The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final chapter in director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy. Following the success of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Academy Award-winner Christian Bale (The Fighter) returns once again as the Caped Crusader defending the streets of Gotham from a whole new crop of bad guys.
In addition to the return of Bale in the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, the film also welcomes back Oscar-winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules) as Alfred Pennyworth, Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) as Lucius Fox, and Oscar-nominee Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Commissioner Gordon, as well as new cast members such as Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) as Miranda Tate, Oscar-nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married) as Selina Kyle, Tom Hardy (Warrior) as Bane, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) as John Blake. The film also features cameos from Batman Begins actors Cillian Murphy (Red Lights) as Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow, and Oscar-nominee Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List) as Ra’s al Ghul.
While Batman Begins was loosely based on Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, and The Dark Knight took its inspiration from seminal Batman stories such as Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, and Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb, The Dark Knight Rises seems to take its lead from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, as well as Batman: Knightfall by Chuck Dixon, which first featured the villain Bane.
Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital Download beginning December 4th is the superhero blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, which is the final chapter in director Christopher Nolan's Trilogy that began with '2005s Batman Begins and continued with '2008s The Dark Knight. The film once again stars Oscar-winner Christian Bale (The Fighter) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Oscar-winner Michael Caine (Cars 2) as Alfred Pennyworth, Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman (The Magic of Belle Isle) as Lucius Fox, Oscar-nominee Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Commissioner Gordon, Oscar-nominee Liam Neeson (The Grey) as Ra's al Ghul, and Cillian Murphy (Red Lights) as Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarcrow, as well as new cast members Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone) as Miranda Tate/Talia al Ghul, Oscar-nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married) as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy (Warrior) as Bane, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) as "Robin" John Blake.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to visit The Dark Knight Legend Exhibit at LA LIVE in Los Angeles and speak with George Barris (Creator of the Original 1966 Batmobile), Andy Smith (Builder of The Tumbler from Christopher Nolan's Trilogy), Jeff Dunham (Comedian and Owner of a Restored Michael Keaton Batmobile), and Mark Greenhalgh (Warner Bros. Corporate Archive) about the once in a lifetime event and their contributions to The Dark Knight legacy. In addition to featuring all five big screen Batmobiles, the exhibit also includes costumes and props from Christopher Nolan's Trilogy, and Batman art.
You might have assumed that the sequel's disastrous critical reception and the general sense of , "Wait, this is the exact same movie as the first one but without the novelty" would have left Taken 2 vulnerable to having its neck snapped by no fewer than five wide releases hitting theaters this weekend. Not so, as Liam Neeson managed to hold off all five newcomers, with Argo sliding into second place, Sinister putting up a solid showing, and three very different movies not exactly lighting the box office on fire.
Anyone hoping that Bryan Mills will be able to just enjoy his next vacation without having to kill a lot of anonymous bad guys should hang up those hopes right about now. Similarly, anyone hoping that Liam Neeson would return to more dignified thespianism is going to have to get comfortable with the ass-kicking Neeson of late, as Taken 2 opened big enough this weekend to virtually ensure Mills's special set of skills being utilized in Taken 3.