Recommended Reading, Installment #1: Gatsby and Fight Club, Karl Welzein and more…

If you find yourself reading this blog with any regularity, you probably realize that the updates are few and far between.  A large part of this is that this blog's author likes to put enough effort into each post to warrant the post's existence.  The other reason is that, well, hypothetical Christian Bale films can …

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What Ever Happened to Bruce Wayne?

Warning: Spoilers for all the Batman films, as well as a few Batman comics, abound in the following: The most troubling element of the Dark Knight Trilogy (as it is now known) is that the entirety of Gotham City does not realize that Batman is Bruce Wayne.  Interestingly enough, a variety of characters figure it …

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Bruce Wayne’s Privilege, and the Realities of Batman Incorporated

A 26 year old impoverished Slovakian man named Zoltan Kohari lives in an abandoned building, wearing a Batman costume he made himself.  He hopes to help the police and recently was the subject of series of photos published by Reuters. Police in Brazil have officially hired a 50 year old Batman impersonator to fight crime  …

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The Man of 2012, Part I: Bale vs. Gosling

Christian Bale arguably had his best year yet in 2011, but 2011 was not the Year of Bale.  Yes, he had many amazing moments, including (but not limited to) winning an Academy Award for his performance in The Fighter, winning a Golden Globe for the same thing, and actually receiving another thirty awards throughout the …

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Can Batman Really Be Rebooted After Bale?

No.  No, you cannot reboot the Batman film franchise again.  The Dark Knight Rises hasn't even been released and as we all know, Warner Brothers has been talking since March about how to keep squeezing money out of the Caped Crusader, with a tentative release date for the next next Batman movie being 2015. But …

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More Thoughts on Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle as Catwoman as Sarah Palin

The idea that Selina Kyle will be a metaphor for Sarah Palin in The Dark Knight Rises has already been previously discussed here, in the post Why Catwoman Will Be Sarah Palin.  There is little left to say on the matter, aside from these key points: 1.) Anne Hathaway will be an excellent Selina Kyle, …

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More Bruce Wayne than Batman in The Dark Knight Rises?

If you haven't seen The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer yet, then here you go: Basically, it's an okay teaser trailer that at first seems fan-made.  Qui-Gon Jinn is narrating, and we get clips from Batman Begins, not of Batman, but of Bruce Wayne.  Then we get Commissioner Gordon on a hospital bed. There is …

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Why Catwoman Will Be Sarah Palin

Now that The Dark Knight Rises poster is out and the teaser trailer has been released, it's a great time to be talking about Batman. There is something you have to accept: Christian Bale's Batman is an allegory for George W. Bush.  Google it.  Or, I can save you the time by suggesting you read …

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Regarding The Dark Knight Rises

I may be going against the previous established theme of this blog by discussing a Christian Bale project that is actually happening, but it seems necessary to comment on the flurry of rumors regarding Joseph Gordon-Levitt potentially playing Alberto Falcone in The Dark Knight Rises. This guy.  As a guy you haven't heard of (pictured …

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