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David Cronenberg doesn't like 'Dark Knight Rises': 'It's still Batman running around in a stupid cape.'

In the last decade, it’s become very common for studios to snag a hotshot indie director — Bryan Singer, Christopher Nolan, Marc Webb — and hand them the reins of a big-budget superhero movie. But there’s one independent director who decidedly would not like to make the leap into comic book filmmaking. In an interview with Next Movie, director David Cronenberg — sitting alongside his Cosmopolis star Robert Pattinson — openly disagrees with the notion that good directors have brought a new maturity to the superhero genre. “I don’t think they are making them an elevated art form,” he says. “I think it’s still Batman running around in a stupid cape.” Cronenberg presses his point by specifically addressing Dark Knight Rises: READ FULL STORY

Pattinson, Cronenberg talk prostate exams and Snooki -- but not Charles and Di

In a conversation as twisty, intense and referential as one of David Cronenberg’s own movies, the director and his Cosmopolis star Robert Pattinson spent the better part of an hour Wednesday giggling and talking to the New York Times’ TimesTalk on live video about everything from the billionaire-gone-downhill film, which opens wide in theaters Aug. 24, to prostate exams, Snooki as American royalty, of sorts, to watching YouTube videos of psychopath Jeffrey Dahmer to yes, THAT situation involving Kristen Stewart, albeit briefly and vaguely.

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