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Old July 16 2012, 04:49 PM   #3946
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises Anticipation Station

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So, anyone going on opening day at midnight? Anyone got their tickets yet?
The theater near me is showing all three films in a row on Thursday, "Begins" at 6, "Dark Knight" at 9 and then "Rises" at midnight, for the low-low price of $21. With beer. God I love this theater.
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Old July 16 2012, 05:02 PM   #3947
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^ Sounds like one of those upscale theatres for adults. No kids allowed.

The trilogy itself is getting a wide release. The idea of watching all three movies back to back sounds good, but I don't think I could manage it. I'd probably be too spent by the time Rises starts.
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Old July 16 2012, 05:16 PM   #3948
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^ Sounds like one of those upscale theatres for adults. No kids allowed.
Nah, just the local independent showhouse. I probably will be pretty slagged after all three, but... it'll be worth it.
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Old July 16 2012, 06:45 PM   #3949
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I have read some of the reviews and that is the consensus. While the Avengers is good mindless fun, TDKR is on an entire different level. I think Nolan is raising the bar once again for superhero movies. You can have great action with a deep and engaging story.
Yeah they are on a different level, and these have been some great movies.... but I still don't know that I would call them my "ideal" kind of superhero movies.

I'll always prefer the more fun and fantastical ones like Avengers, Batman, and Spider-Man myself.
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Old July 16 2012, 06:50 PM   #3950
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I have read some of the reviews and that is the consensus. While the Avengers is good mindless fun, TDKR is on an entire different level. I think Nolan is raising the bar once again for superhero movies. You can have great action with a deep and engaging story.
Yeah they are on a different level, and these have been some great movies.... but I still don't know that I would call them my "ideal" kind of superhero movies.

I'll always prefer the more fun and fantastical ones like Avengers, Batman, and Spider-Man myself.
I agree. I really enjoy superhero films like Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy but my preference is for superhero movies like The Avengers. But then the second movie I ever saw in theaters was Superman: The Movie. Hey, I formed my preferences young.
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Old July 16 2012, 08:28 PM   #3951
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Clip from the CW "Batmobile" special tonight

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Old July 16 2012, 09:01 PM   #3952
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So, anyone going on opening day at midnight? Anyone got their tickets yet?
I'll be seeing it on Thursday July 19th about 2:30pm as part of one of the last "sneak" event showings.
Hope we still get the MOS trailer.
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Old July 16 2012, 09:33 PM   #3953
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I am moving in a week. So I have the next week off. Part of me wants to see the midnight showing but I could see it anytime on Friday. I worry it's too long to see it that late.
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Old July 16 2012, 09:50 PM   #3954
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One negative review on Rotten Tomatoes (and no, it's not Armond White... yet) and the fanboys have totally piled on the poor critic.
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Old July 16 2012, 09:57 PM   #3955
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Christy Lemire hated it
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Old July 16 2012, 10:02 PM   #3956
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Sounds more like disappointed by than flat out hated.
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Old July 16 2012, 10:04 PM   #3957
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If a plot twist or finale is bungled, being forbidden to write about it means being forbidden to write an effective review.
The effort to supposedly discuss movies without details very frequently makes reviews worthless, hardly more than a verbose way of saying year or nay.

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On the subject of corruption among film reviewers, if it were as bad as you suggest, why would Sony go to the effort to invent an imaginary film critic? Wouldn't influencing actual film critics just be easier?
So you believe that the bosses are easily satisfied with the service they get? And don't think they deserve even better, done exactly the way they want?

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Old July 16 2012, 11:16 PM   #3958
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Sooooo.... Isn't it time for the review thread and to close the anticipatory thread?
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Old July 16 2012, 11:32 PM   #3959
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JacksonArcher already started the review thread last week. This should have been closed...but I guess it's still opened since none of us has seen the film yet and probably won't until Thursday.
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Old July 17 2012, 12:06 AM   #3960
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If a plot twist or finale is bungled, being forbidden to write about it means being forbidden to write an effective review.
The effort to supposedly discuss movies without details very frequently makes reviews worthless, hardly more than a verbose way of saying year or nay.
If the complaints in this thread are any indication, reviewers haven't been muzzled from spoiling plot twists or describing important details when it comes to The Dark Knight Rises. Reviewers can, and do, write whatever they want. If they don't regularly describe the conclusions of movies in detail it's unlikely it has anything to do with studio enforced agreements -- rather, it has to do with the reality that most people who read reviews do so in order to decide whether or not to see a movie, not to spoil the ending of that movie.

So you believe that the bosses are easily satisfied with the service they get? And don't think they deserve even better, done exactly the way they want?
No need to patronize. You said the "reviewing system is amazingly corrupted already." The fact that a major studio invented a film critic suggests that the major studios don't have the control over film critics that your description implies; the fact that studios regularly forgo press screenings for movies they think are bad further supports this.

A further detail -- although I'm sure it differs for tentpoles, I've been to about a dozen press screenings this year for independent and mid-range films and never been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement. I have been asked, verbally, to hold any reviews until a certain date at a few screenings.
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