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Tom Hardy 'frightened' by manly men

April 10th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy has never felt "manly".
The 'Locke' actor claims he has been intimidated by macho men with bulging muscles for as long as he can remember and even used to avoid the gym because he was so paranoid.
He told the new issue of America's Esquire magazine: "I have always been frightened with men. To the point where I couldn't go into a gym because of the testosterone and I felt weak.
"I don't feel very manly. I don't feel rugged and strong and capable in real life, not how I imagine a man ought to be."
The British star revealed his fear causes him to choose ultra manly roles like Bane in...

Anne Hathaway felt overexposed

January 23rd, 2014 3:20pm EST
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway felt overexposed after winning an Oscar.
The 'Les Miserables' star, who won the Best Supporting Actress gong for her performance in the movie at last year's ceremony, was worried about backlash from the public following her success and was happy to keep a lower profile for the rest of 2013, as it gave her time to relax with her husband, Adam Shulman.
The 31-year-old actress told the Huffington Post at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah: "My impression is that people needed a break from me."
The brunette beauty, who only made a brief cameo in 'Don Jon' last year, als...

The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part Two

January 1st, 2014 8:03pm EST
22 Jump Street
One part wasn't enough - that's right, even more films we're hyped about in 2014. Check out Part One if you haven't read it, but for now, let's get on with part two:

22 Jump Street

Why We’re Hyped: After being held back by high school, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill get to really let loose in college.

Why We’re Worried: Comedy sequels are either great or make us wish they stopped at just one.


Why We’re Hyped: A dark and interesting look into one of Disney’s classic villains, portrayed by Angelina Jolie. Linda Woolverton, who helped write Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, a...

The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 2014 9:03am EST
Dumb and Dumber
No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...

Examining Realism In Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy

September 27th, 2013 7:08am EDT
Batman Begins
One could argue Batman Begins ushered in an era of darker, more realistic super hero films. Gone were the garish colors, cheesy one-liners, and "nippled" armor. But how realistic was Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy? In honor of the 6 disc Blu-ray Ultimate Collector's Edition, out this week, we take a look.

The Gadgets and Equipment:

A preface: Projects for the military can be expensive (it can cost billions of dollars to design and prototype vehicles) so consider money no object for Wayne Enterprises. Just because something doesn't exist yet doesn't mean it's not plausible, if you...

Matthew McConaughey To Star In Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

April 5th, 2013 11:41am EDT
Matthew Mcconaughey
Matthew McConaughey has announced he will take on the lead role in Christopher Nolan's time-travelling adventure, Interstellar.

The Magic Mike actor admitted during an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he would be taking on the lead role in Christopher Nolan's secretive new sci-fi film. The time-travelling movie is said to be inspired by the scientific theories of relativity expert Kip S. Thorne, a theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech, the California Institute of Technology.

The plot will center around a group of space explorers who ...

Christopher Nolan's Influence Felt In Second Trailer For 'Man Of Steel'

December 11th, 2012 1:47pm EST
Man of Steel
After a teaser which gave away very little about the latest Superman reboot, Warner Bros. has finally released the first big clip for Man of Steel -- and director Zack Snyder's take on the legendary superhero looks very promising!

Henry Cavill stars as Clark Kent/Superman in the film and the new trailer feels a little more like Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight trilogy than the classic Christopher Reeve Superman films, which is to be expected since Nolan produced the upcoming film.

Most people know about Superman's origins -- he came to earth from the planet Krypton and grew up as the ado...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Memento'

July 27th, 2012 11:20am EDT
With "The Dark Knight Rises" still going strong at the box office (madmen can’t take away our love of the cinema!) it felt important this week to keep the brilliance that is Christopher Nolan going – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re showing love to the Dark Knight helmer by examining a little five-star ditty from his early days as a budding filmmaker. Bursting onto the scene with originality, creativity and a real knack for telling a story, Nolan delved into his brother Jonathan’s short story drawer and a great film was born. A murder, a hunt for a killer, and an invest...

Michael Caine Sends His Prayers To Victims Of Cinema Massacre

July 26th, 2012 3:30pm EDT
Michael Caine
Michael Caine has been left "speechless" by the deadly cinema massacre in Aurora, Colorado, last week. Twelve cinemagoers died, and 58 others were injured during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."

The actor is the latest cast member from the film to offer his condolences to the victims of the July 20 shooting.

Caine posted on Twitter, "I have been speechless with sadness for the bereaved, my Prayers are with them and my thanks to you (the fans)."

Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and director Christopher Nolan have all expressed their devastation about the...

'Dark Knight Rises' Has Third Biggest Opening In Box Office History

July 23rd, 2012 10:16am EDT
The Dark Knight Rises
"The Dark Knight Rises" earned in an estimated $160 million over the weekend despite a midnight massacre in a Colorado cinema last week.

Early Frida monring, gunman James Holmes, 24, opened fire in a packed Aurora movie theatre, killing 12 people and injuring 59 others.

Experts and movie executives believed some fans would avoid the film in the wake of the tragedy; however, cinemagoers turned out in full force, giving director Christopher Nolan's movie the third biggest opening in box office history behind "The Avengers" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

Pre-release sur...

Anne Hathaway 'At A Loss For Words' Over 'Dark Knight' Movie Massacre

July 23rd, 2012 9:07am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway, who plays Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises," has responded to the the senseless massacre at a Colorado screening of her new movie.

A statement from the actress reads: "My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act. I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."

Director Christopher Nolan, actor Christian Bale and composer Hans Zimmer have also expressed their sympathy for the families and the victims.

Twelve people died and dozens more were injured early ...

'Dark Knight Rises' Director Chris Nolan Issues Statement On Colorado Shootings

July 21st, 2012 12:14pm EDT
Christopher Nolan
Moviemaker Christopher Nolan has broken his silence following the midnight massacre at the screening of his new film The Dark Knight Rises.

Devastated by the news that 12 Batman fans lost their lives in the cinema shoot-out in Aurora, Colorado early on Friday morning, the director has released a statement, condemning gunman James Holmes' "savage" act.

He writes, "Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about th...

Christopher Nolan: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Used Elements From Charles Dickens Classic

July 18th, 2012 10:15am EDT
The Dark Knight Rises
Batman was created by Bob Kane in the pages of Detective Comics. The Batman movies have had numerous writers, the latest being Christopher and Jonah Nolan. The final film in their trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, opens this weekend. It is still shrouded in secrecy, but you might find a clue in reading Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.

“From my point of view, when Jonah showed me his first draft of the screenplay and it was 400 pages long or something, had all this crazy stuff in it,” Christopher Nolan said. “As part of the primer if you like, when he handed it to me, he was like, ‘Oh, ...

Christopher Nolan Banned Mentioning The Joker In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

July 15th, 2012 10:30am EDT
The Dark Knight
Batman trilogy director Christopher Nolan ruled out mentioning The Joker in The Dark Knight Rises - because he didn't want to trivialize Heath Ledger's death with a throwaway line.

Ledger stunned audiences as the cartoon villain in The Dark Knight, but died before the second film in Nolan's series came out, and rather than reference The Joker in the final movie, Nolan insisted no one should even utter the character's name.

He explains, "I felt very strongly that The Joker was off-limits. I don't want to trivialize a tragedy like that by explaining it away in some fashion.

"I made the cho...

Christopher Nolan Shuts Down 'Justice League' Rumors

July 9th, 2012 4:07pm EDT
Christopher Nolan
The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan is shutting down rumors about his possible involvement with a Justice League movie.

During an interview over the weekend to promote his upcoming Batman flick, Nolan said his take on the caped crusader ends up with The Dark Knight Rises. “We’re finished with all we’re doing with Batman. This is the end of our take on this character.”

There were rumors that Nolan might direct an Avengers style flick with superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, but Nolan says that will not happen. “I’ve got no plans to do anything more,...

'Dark Knight' Cast Turns Out For Christopher Nolan's Hand & Footprint Ceremony

July 8th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Christopher Nolan
On Saturday, Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale and Gary Oldman were among "The Dark Knight Rises" stars who turned out to honor director moviemaker Christopher Nolan in Los Angeles. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also attended the event.

The director left his mark outside Hollywood's famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre during a hand and footprint ceremony.

Nolan, "There is something about the permanence of these things. I'm standing on Clint Eastwood's name right now and there's something about knowing that he actually wrote that. There's something very int...

Can 'Avengers,' 'Dark Knight Rises,' And 'Amazing Spider-Man' Make 2012 The Best Movie Summer Ever?

May 2nd, 2012 2:07pm EDT
The Avengers
The movie industry earned $4.3 billion last summer at the U.S. box office to make it the best summer ever (I thought piracy was killing the industry?) but don't expect the mark to last for long. There's a team of superhero movies coming along, and each one could break records.

The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers look to score over $400 million each and should be boosted with IMAX and 3D premiums. Thus far, The Avengers have already made $218 million overseas. There's also PIXAR's Brave and The Amazing Spider-Man - Pixar is always good for a cash infusion, but we'll have to wait and see ...

'The Dark Knight Rises' Features Over An Hour Of IMAX Footage

April 14th, 2012 3:07am EDT
There are a lot of big blockbusters coming out this year, but the biggest of all is "The Dark Knight Rises" — and we mean that quite literally, as according to The Wall Street Journal, Christopher Nolan has announced that over an hour of the film was shot using IMAX technology.

Face it: Normal theaters just can't contain the power of Christian Bale's Batman.

Once upon a time, of course, cameras is more than worth the effort.

"There was a huge irony that we were told it would be too difficult to shoot a Hollywood movie on IMAX when we had this gigantic camera department, grips, electric...

Anne Hathaway Says She's Not Looking Forward To 'Dark Knight Rises' Premiere

April 13th, 2012 3:45pm EDT
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway is terrified about the prospect of sitting through the premiere of the upcoming Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises - because she hates watching herself onscreen.

The Devil Wears Prada star plays Seline Kyle/Catwoman in director Christopher Nolan's summer blockbuster - and she knows she can't stay away from such a big launch, and she'll be expected to sit through the film.

She tells Entertainment Weekly, "I need to have a helmet, and Chris needs to sit next to me and press a button whenever I appear on the screen so I can have sensory deprivation." And she insists that the...

Liam Neeson To Reprise Role In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

March 29th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson will reprise his role of Ra's Al Ghul for "The Dark Knight Rises," ending months of speculation about his casting in the eagerly awaited blockbuster.

Neeson's character was killed off in 2005's "Batman Begins" but there have been several rumors about the villain's return in Christopher Nolan's final Caped Crusader movie.

And his appearance was finally confirmed in the production notes of his fantasy epic "Wrath of Titans." The press notes state, "Neeson next appears in Peter Berg's actioner Battleship, and he also will be seen in Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated action thr...

Tom Hardy Tipped To Play Al Capone In 'Cicero'

January 11th, 2012 2:12pm EST
Tom Hardy
British actor Tom Hardy is in talks to play Al Capone in the upcoming gangster trilogy Cicero.

The Inception star is close to finalizing a deal to step into the infamous mobster's shoes in filmmaker David Yates' next project, which will chart Capone's childhood in Brooklyn, New York and his rise to power.

The first of the three movies is due to begin production next year, according to

It's the latest high-profile leading part for Hardy, who will next be seen playing the villainous Bane in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises in July.

Christopher Nolan Says Completing 'Dark Knight Rises' Was 'Pretty Emotional'

December 31st, 2011 8:30am EST
Christopher Nolan
Moviemaker Christopher Nolan is experiencing mixed emotions as he completes editing on his final "Batman" movie after saying farewell to his cast just before Christmas.

The shoot on the hotly-anticipated "The Dark Knight Rises" is complete, and now Nolan is in post-production getting the sequel ready for its summer release.

And he admits his Christmas was tinged with sadness as he realized there were great friends he'd never get the chance to work with again.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "It was pretty emotional as we would finish these characters and say goodbye to Alfred (Michael Ca...

Anne Hathaway's Catwoman Inspired By Hedy Lamarr

December 30th, 2011 11:25am EST
Anne Hathaway
New Catwoman Anne Hathaway based her performance in the latest Batman movie on Hedy Lamarr, the glamorous 1940s film star who first inspired the character.

The Devil Wears Prada star is the latest actress to take on the role of the Caped Crusader's feline nemesis, following in the footsteps of Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt and Michelle Pfeiffer, in Christopher Nolan's upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.

Hathaway has now revealed she went back to the character's roots for her portrayal, basing her performance on late Hollywood legend Lamarr, who was cited as the inspiration for Catwoman by comic...

Second Trailer For 'The Dark Knight Rises' Released (Watch It Here!)

December 19th, 2011 9:42pm EST
The Dark Knight Rises
The first official trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has finally been released and it doesn't disappoint!

The new clip features some serious action packed into just two minutes, and fans seeking out even more early footage from 2012's most anticipated movie can head to their local Imax theater and catch a special six minute trailer that runs before showings of Tom Cruise's new film, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

Last week director Christopher Nolan told Starpulse's Fred Topel that Imax is the way to go when they see the third installment in his Batman trilogy.

"[W]e're pushing ha...

Christopher Nolan: 'Once You See The 'The Dark Knight Rises' Imax Preview, You Won’t Settle For Less'

December 9th, 2011 2:15pm EST
Next year’s most anticipated movie is the third Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. Following up the monstrous success and legendary cinema of The Dark Knight, it will be director Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, and the last time Christian Bale plays the caped crusader.

Next weekend, you’ll get a chance to see the beginning of the film. A complete six minute sequence, the opening of The Dark Knight Rises, will be a special trailer before Imax screenings of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. The entire opening of the film was shot and presented in Imax, so you have to seek out a la...

Matthew Modine Explains Why 'Dark Knight Rises' Didn't Film At Occupy Wall Street

November 16th, 2011 9:00am EST
Matthew Modine
Director Christopher Nolan scrapped plans to film scenes for his new Batman film amid the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York because he didn't want to "trivialize" the demonstrations.

The Dark Knight Rises star Matthew Modine admits he was thrilled to hear he would be shooting scenes in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park around the chaos of the Occupy movement, because it would aid the financially-strapped activists.

However, he thinks Nolan made the right decision not to film there. Modine tells, "It seemed like a good idea to give (the protesters) an opportunity for work (as...

Batman Occupies Wall Street (Video)

November 7th, 2011 11:23pm EST
The Dark Knight Rises
Chances are, if you're anything like us you can't wait until July 20, 2012 when The Dark Knight Rises comes to theaters, wrapping up Christopher Nolan's intense Batman trilogy.

The film's star, Christian Bale, was spotted donning a "new and improved" Batsuit while filming scenes on Wall Street in New York City on Monday. He was joined by co-stars Matthew Modine, who plays a corrupt cop named Nixon, and Tom Hardy who plays Bat super-villain Bane.

During the filming of one scene, several "Tumblers" - the desert-camouflaged version of the Batmobile - were spotted on the street during a key G...

'Dark Knight Rises' Shoots Riot Scene In NYC

November 4th, 2011 8:40am EDT
The Dark Knight Rises
Chaos descended on the streets of New York City this week as director Christopher Nolan filmed riot scenes for his new Batman movie.

Shocked bystanders watched as a crowd of extras and actors waving fake guns charged along a Manhattan road in a scene for The Dark Knight Rises, which stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader.

Almost 1,000 extras, along with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt wearing a Gotham City Police Department uniform, took part in the shoot close to the city's financial district.

Filming will continue in the area over the weekend and posters have been put up around the ne...

'Dark Knight' Producers Donate Thousands To Replant Trees

August 24th, 2011 8:20am EDT
The Dark Knight Rises
Movie bosses behind the latest Batman film The Dark Knight Rises have donated thousands of dollars to replant trees in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after the original greenery was chopped down to make way for the shoot.

The latest installment of the Caped Crusader franchise, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, has taken over huge areas of the city for high-octane action sequences and car chases.

The tree-lined streets didn't fit in with director Christopher Nolan's wintery vision for the film, and studio bosses chopped down the oaks, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - but the...

A First Look At Anne Hathaway As Catwoman In 'Dark Knight Rises'

August 5th, 2011 10:57am EDT
After months of speculation, director Christopher Nolan is finally answering the catcalls — and has given us our first peek at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, in the upcoming Batman installment "The Dark Knight Rises."

The image shows the 28-year-old actress with some flowing locks, fierce red lips and no-nonsense wrap-around shades, which some are speculating may in fact provide her with sonar-vision. What else stands out about the pic? She's riding the Batpod! Did Bruce loan it out (maybe he has found a new and improved mode of transport), or did the feisty feline swipe he...

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