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Heath Ledger’s Joker Crowned Most Memorable Movie Moment In The Last 21 Years

As moviegoers prepare for Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the Joker this fall, Rotten Tomatoes has proven that Heath Ledger’s Academy Award-winning performance from The Dark Knight is still on people’s minds. The film review outlet conducted a poll of almost 25,000 visitors in honor of its 21st birthday to find the most memorable movie moments, and Ledger’s Clown Prince came out on top.

It’s almost incredible to think in hindsight that a great number of Batman fans were skeptical of Ledger’s casting. His career and ability, which included another Oscar-nominated performance in Brokeback Mountain, had been called into question when put up against Jack Nicholson’s iconic portrayal in Tim Burton’s 1989 classic. But ever since Nolan’s gritty masterpiece unleashed upon theaters in 2008, Ledger’s take on the Clown Prince of Crime has become the basis upon which all other Jokers, and superhero villains in general,
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Heath Ledger's Joker Beats Thanos' Snap as Most Memorable Movie Moment in Past 21 Years

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Heath Ledger's Joker Beats Thanos' Snap as Most Memorable Movie Moment in Past 21 Years
As the world gears up to see Joaquin Phoenix take a deep-dive into the psyche of The Joker, Heath Ledger's transformative performance is still on our minds. Rotten Tomatoes conducted a poll of almost 25,000 people to find the most memorable movie moment in the past 21 years. The winner, by a massive margin was The Joker from The Dark Knight with Thanos' snap pulling in second place.

Fans were skeptical when rom-com star Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain) was cast as Batman's most famous villain. After an extensive marketing campaign that had fans going on an internet scavenger hunt, the first image was released. People quickly got on board. Director Christopher Nolan's (Dunkirk) Batman films brought a realism to superhero blockbusters that hadn't quite hit the mainstream, and Jack Nicholson's iconic joker wouldn't work in that world.

Instead, makeup artist John Caglione Jr. and 42 Entertainment CEO Susan Bonds had to create a "decaying,
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Angel Has Fallen Review

Gerard Butler shoots and fights his way out of a frame-up in the overly familiar Angel Has Fallen.




“We’re lions,” says Wade Jennings (Danny Huston) to his friend Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) during the surprisingly reflective first act of Angel Has Fallen. We’ve met Banning before in the two previous installments of this series, Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016), while Jennings is a new addition to the cast we're meant to instantly be invested in. Apparently he and Banning served together in Iraq before the latter became a longstanding Secret Service agent (Jennings runs a private military contracting firm). Both men are getting older and neither is quite ready to accept that they may no longer be physically or mentally equipped for battle. But Banning also isn't ready to settle into the desk job that's being offered to him as Director of the Secret Service.
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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in September 2019

While Netflix continues to stock up on original titles, their list of titles from other studios grows thinner and thinner. In September 2019, the streaming giant will lose acclaimed titles such as A Clockwork Orange, Magic Mike, Mr. Mom, Mulan, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Hangover, Carol, Portlandia, Parenthood (the series), and the first three Fast & Furious movies. You can also see over the course of the month Disney movies like Pocahontas and Lilo &…
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The Dark Knight: 10 Hidden Details Everyone Missed In Nolan’s Batman Trilogy

After showing his directorial talents with Memento, Warner Bros studios took a big gamble giving the reigns of Batman over to Christopher Nolan - it was only his third studio picture, fourth overall. He was still a relative unknown at this point. But his approach, bringing Batman to the real world and giving realistic explanations for all of his wonderful toys kept Batman Begins a relatively grounded adventure. After the very frowned upon Batman And Robin, there was some trepidation. Trepidation that was quickly alleviated after witnessing the film. Batman Begins didn’t just redefine the superhero film, it redefined how even non-fans would look at the superhero film.

But once that Joker card was turned over at the end, every fan knew it was on. There isn’t much that hasn’t been said about the cinematic marvel known as The Dark Knight. It wasn’t just everything you’d want in Batman movie,
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Joaquin Phoenix Was Originally Fearful About Accepting Joker Role

Awesome as movies like Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home have proven to be, there’s just a different sort of electricity surrounding the upcoming Joker film that separates it from other comic book movies debuting in 2019. Aside from the fact that it’s geared toward mature audiences exclusively, the overall tone puts it in a category altogether different from the aforementioned summer blockbusters. In other words, think of it as being more along the line of, say, Taxi Driver.

Having already rejected Marvel Studios’ offers to succeed Edward Norton as the Hulk and to suit up as Doctor Strange, I must say that I was surprised to see Phoenix dabble in this genre. I mean, he did guest star on the Superboy TV show when he was a child, but that was seemingly a lifetime ago. Since then, the acclaimed actor has established himself as a force in Hollywood.
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New Harley Quinn Promo Reveals The Joker’s Laugh And Fresh Footage

Whenever any actor is cast as the Joker – be it in live action or animation – fans immediately begin wondering what their laugh will sound like. After all, it’s quite apparent on the printed page that the Clown Prince of Crime’s mirth comes from a place of malevolence and mania, so any translation to screen must leave a lasting impression.

I think the bigger challenge may come in the form of making the cackling distinct from predecessors, but we really can’t complain if someone gives a valiant effort. I’m immediately reminded of how Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman) had to follow Jack Nicholson (Batman) and Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series) in their respective fields, yet both opened us up to new realms of madness.

Though a wide array of talented actors have stepped up to the plate in the time since,
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Joker Director Compares The Movie To The Dark Knight

When Joker hits theaters this October, you can be sure that both fans and critics will be comparing Joaquin Phoenix’s performance to the seminal turn given by the late, great Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. It’s interesting, then, that director Todd Phillips has jumped the gun and has already admitted that his movie has something in common with Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman flick.

It’s not the fact that both feature the Clown Prince of Crime, though, but that they have similar themes and messages. As per Games Radar, Phillips explains that he wanted to make a movie that “is not meant to be political, but it is meant to be provocative.” In this way, he thinks Joker can be compared to The Dark Knight and its discussion of terrorism.

“I think there will be some 21-year-olds that go and watch it who just think it
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Sacred Games Season 2 review : Overambitious and unnecessary

Sacred Games Season 2 review is out, the Indian web television thriller series is based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 novel of the same name. The first Netflix original series in India, is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap who produced it under their banner Phantom Films. The novel was adapted by Varun Grover, Smita Singh and Vasant Nath.

Immediate reaction when the end credits starts rolling

Joker from The Dark Knight kept on haunting me as I repeatedly murmured ?Why so intense son, why so insane son?.

Sacred Games web series Season 2 review

Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is back in those floral shirts and Inspector Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) moves around with a wounded thump. A Guruji inspired from Osho - Khanna Guruji (Pankaj Tripathi) holds the key to most of the weirdness in this second season of Netflix most popular original series.

Season 1 was terrific while Season 2 which
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The Batman Wants Pierce Brosnan as Butler Alfred Pennyworth?

Before saying a single word otherwise, we want to start this out by saying the following can only, at best, be regarded as a rumor for the time being. Nothing more, so this should not be regarded even remotely official until other sources weigh in on the matter. That said, a tantalizing new rumor has cropped up suggesting James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan could (and again we stress could) be up for the role of Alfred in The Batman.

Amateur filmmaker Ryan Unicomb is the genesis of this whole thing. Admittedly, that's not a great place to start. However, certain rumors, specifically relating to The Batman, started out in a similar fashion and proved to be true. Case in point, Robert Pattinson's casting as Bruce Wayne was put forth by artist BossLogic long before the announcement was made. So it's not impossible to imagine, somehow, Unicomb stumbled across something.
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Joaquin Phoenix Says He Based His ‘Joker’ Laugh on a Little-Understood Real-Life Ailment

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Joaquin Phoenix Says He Based His ‘Joker’ Laugh on a Little-Understood Real-Life Ailment
Ten years after Heath Ledger won a posthumous Oscar (and three years removed from Jared Leto’s controversial performance), we’re less than two months away from another cinematic portrayal of The Joker. Joaquin Phoenix is taking on the iconic Batman villain in a new origin story that is being positioned as an awards season player.

Films involving the character have experienced such variance in quality, it’s as easy to be excited about another “The Dark Knight” as it is to be worried about another “Suicide Squad.” But if nothing else, Phoenix is taking the role quite seriously. In a new interview with Italian magazine Il Vernerdi (via The Playlist), the actor revealed that he studied victims of Plc (Pathological Laughter or Crying), to craft his take on The Joker’s evil laugh.

“I saw videos showing people suffering from pathological laughter, a mental illness that makes mimicry uncontrollable,
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‘Tenet,’ Explained: 11 Things You Need to Know About Christopher Nolan’s Action Epic

‘Tenet,’ Explained: 11 Things You Need to Know About Christopher Nolan’s Action Epic
When it comes to original Hollywood filmmaking, it doesn’t get much bigger in the present day than Christopher Nolan. After mastering the comic book film with his “Dark Knight” trilogy and delivering some of the most inventive original blockbusters of the decade, Nolan finally landed his first Best Director Oscar nomination with his WWII survival thriller “Dunkirk.” So what does a director like Nolan do next? The answer is “Tenet,” an action epic opening in summer 2020 that remains shrouded in mystery.

“Tenet” is reportedly one of Nolan’s most expensive undertakings to date, which is saying something considering his hugely ambitious Batman movies and his 2014 space drama “Interstellar” weren’t exactly cheap. It’s a testament to Nolan’s critical and commercial pull that he’s one of the only filmmakers in Hollywood that a major studio like Warner Bros. is willing to give a giant budget to direct an original film.
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Christopher Nolan’s Sound Designer Spills Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘The Dark Knight’

Christopher Nolan’s Sound Designer Spills Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘The Dark Knight’
Richard King — sound designer and supervising sound editor on films including “Dunkirk,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight,” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” all of which won him Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing — has been creating aural effects for movies since 1983. He’s a longtime collaborator with Christopher Nolan, realizing the sonic worlds of all of the British auteur’s films since “The Prestige.” King also serves as supervising sound editor on Nolan’s upcoming, mystery-enshrouded “Tenet,” which currently has a trailer playing in theaters ahead of screenings of “Hobbs & Shaw.”

In a recent Reddit Ama, King shared some of the secrets to his success, including the innovative foley techniques he employed on 2017’s World War II epic “Dunkirk.”

With regard to one of the exhilarating plane-crash sequences in “Dunkirk,” King said: “Chris had the genius idea of having the plane’s engine winding up instead
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The Dark Knight Trilogy: 10 Questions We Still Want Answered

Whenever fans or critics rank the greatest superhero films of all time, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy consistently secures several of the top spots. There’s a reason for this: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises were genuine game-changers that challenged audiences’ perception of the genre. Not content to churn out simple “popcorn flicks”, Nolan and his cast and crew crafted a trio of movies that balanced pulse-pounding action with nuanced characterization and weighty themes.

Related: 9 Actors Who Turned Down The Role of Batman

But that doesn’t mean the Dark Knight trilogy is perfect. On the contrary, just like any acclaimed franchise, these pictures have their fair share of little blemishes – particularly when it comes to dangling plot threads. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of burning questions that remain unanswered nearly a decade on from this epic trilogy’s conclusion.
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The Dark Knight Rises Almost Got An Open-World Video Game

If you’re like me, then you believe Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman movies remain the gold standard for what comic book films can achieve. Sure, The Dark Knight Rises may have had its glaring flaws, but it still made for one hell of a flick.

Amazingly, no video game adaptations followed 2005’s Batman Begins, which I actually found to be a pretty enjoyable experience. For those who didn’t have the pleasure of playing it, the game was essentially Splinter Cell for Dummies but it did a fine job of immersing you in that world.

By now, I’m sure you know of how a game based on The Dark Knight fell through, though The Dark Knight Rises had been planned for consoles. According to, Monolith would’ve handled developmental duties. Unfortunately, however, Nolan wouldn’t green light it, so the kibosh was put on the game during the pre-production stage.
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David Tennant Is Riddler in Latest The Batman Fan Art and Many Are Loving It

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Artist Will Gray on Instagram has created some interesting fan art of Doctor Who star David Tennant as the Riddler, and the fan response to the idea seems to be largely positive. In the image, Tennant is holding a cane and wearing the supervillain's trademark purple-and-green hat and suit.

While there's no confirmation Edward Nigma will even be included in Matt Reeves' upcoming movie The Batman, Gray's fan art does show Tennant would be a solid casting choice for the part if so. While he made a fantastic Kilgrave in the Marvel series Jessica Jones, it appears Tennant would be an awesome Riddler as well. You can take a look at the fan art below.

As of right now, Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne is the only confirmed casting for The Batman. The movie will follow a younger Dark Knight closer to the start of his career as the savior of Gotham City,
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The Batman Narrows in on John David Washington, Will He Play Two-Face?

The Batman Narrows in on John David Washington, Will He Play Two-Face?
John David Washington may be joining Robert Pattinson in The Batman. Things are finally heating up for the long-in-the-works project, which was originally to be directed by Ben Affleck before he surrendered the director's chair, making way for Matt Reeves to step in. Pattinson is set to play our new Bruce Wayne and now we have word that Washington may be joining him, and perhaps as a notorious villain.

According to a new report, John David Washington is being eyed for a potential role in The Batman. While character details are currently being kept under wraps, it's stated that one of the possible roles is that of Harvey Dent. Fans of the Caped Crusader are sure to recall that Harvey Dent is the Gotham City politician who eventually becomes Two-Face. The character was previously played by Billy Dee Williams in Tim Burton's Batman and by Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight.
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Tenet Motion Poster Arrives, Is It a Secret Sequel to Christopher Nolan's Inception?

Tenet Motion Poster Arrives, Is It a Secret Sequel to Christopher Nolan's Inception?
Get out your tinfoil hats, because we've got one heck of a theory coming your way. As many who went to go see Hobbs & Shaw over the weekend discovered, the first teaser trailer for Tenet, the latest from director Christopher Nolan, was snuck into theaters as something of a big surprise. While the teaser hasn't even made its way online yet as of this writing, it has already inspired some pretty amazing thoughts. Chief amongst them being that Nolan is currently filming a secret sequel to Inception.

We must caution right up top that this can't even be considered a rumor. It's simply a theory. Point being, don't get too carried away, as this does run the risk of being extremely exciting. That said, here's what we know for sure and why this theory is taking off. The Tenet trailer features the lines, "Time has come for a new protagonist
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New Theory Says Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Is A Secret Sequel To Inception

It’s hard to deny just how large of an impact Christopher Nolan has had on the film industry over the past two decades. To this day, many consider The Dark Knight to be one of the best comic book movie adaptations ever made, and the sheer level of ingenuity and originality on display in Inception and Interstellar is enough to make one’s head spin. And let’s not forget Dunkirk – I’m still sour that it got largely ignored during awards season.

Of course, there’s plenty to look forward to as well. Nolan’s next film, Tenet, is due out in less than a year, and earlier this week, Warner Bros. Pictures secretly released a brief teaser, which can only be viewed in theaters. Needless to say, fans went wild for the snippet, and plenty of theories and speculation have been popping up left, right and center.
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Steven Spielberg's Halo Series Will Be Close To R-Rated; New Casting and Characters Revealed

We’ve got some new details to share with you in regards to Showtime and Steven Spielberg’s long awaited Halo series. Pablo Schreiber is set to star in the series in the role of Master Chief and I’m pretty damn excited to see how this show turns out!

Showtime President of Entertainment Gary Levine recently talked about the series and shared some insight that I think fans of the franchise will be interested in knowing. One of the things he revealed is that fans can expect a series that will almost be an R-rated universe, which puts it in the PG-13 category.

“We want to be able to satisfy the gamers, but this is a human portrait, so violence is going to have consequence. It will sort of belong in our PG-13 almost R universe of shows. I’m not sure what age you’re talking about, but again,
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