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Five things to do if you're not at Comic-Con

Comic-Con kicks off today, July 12, in San Diego. And if you’re not lucky enough to be in San Diego for all the geektastic celebrations (or if you’re just not that into that kind of thing), we have the solution. Take a look at what you can be doing instead.

1. Catch up on Breaking Bad before the fifth season begins on July 15. Everyone has told you that you need to be watching AMC’s drama about a high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin. So why aren’t you? Thanks to this handy schedule, you still have time to see all four seasons AND watch the premiere Sunday at 10 p.m.


This Week's Cover: Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan discuss the making and meaning of 'The Dark Knight Rises'


Christopher Nolan is throwing down the gauntlet. “We want this to be the most exciting film, the most emotionally engaging and enjoyable blockbuster that an audience can see this summer,” says the director of The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final chapter in the Inception helmer’s trilogy of Batman movies starring Christian Bale. In advance of the film’s release on July 20, Nolan and Bale sat down with Entertainment Weekly for separate interviews to talk about the making of Rises and the remarkable success of their collaboration. The new issue of EW, on sale later this week, also features exclusive new photos from the film.

During a chat in his home office in Los Angeles, Nolan spoke of constructing the story for Rises with writers David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan and discussed how the edgy epic reflects “the things that worry us” about the world. But he dismissed the perception that the movie promotes a specific political agenda. “I don’t feel there’s a Left or Right perspective in the film,” he says. “What is there is just an honest assessment or honest exploration of the world we live in.” Nolan told EW that he’s satisfied with the threequel, which pits Gotham City’s caped crusader against two new villains: Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), a thief who preys on high society, and Bane (Tom Hardy), a fierce, secretive, and brilliant revolutionary. Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman are back, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard join the cast. “I’m very happy with it. I know it’s the film I wanted to make. It does all the things I really hoped for,” says Nolan, who found inspiration in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, David Lean’s Dr. Zhivago and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner – plus Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities – for his climactic opus. “I look what everyone has done in the film and I think they’ve done a very good job — and I think I’ve done a good job not obscuring it.”

Over a breakfast of carrot juice at an L.A. restaurant late last month, Bale told EW he’s both excited and overwhelmed by the imminent arrival of Rises’ pop culture moment. “It’s just begun, hasn’t it?” said the actor, noting the massive billboards outside the eatery. “These movies always start as small affairs, just me and Chris, sitting across a table, talking,” says Bale. “By this point, it starts to become this monster, just kind of roaring. For me, it’s kind of exciting, but don’t get too close, because it might devour you with its jaws.”

Not that Bale is anything less than grateful for the beast that’s been the Dark Knight. Before becoming Batman, Bale was frustrated by the lack of quality parts coming his way. Not anymore. Since Batman Begins, Bale has not only been a very busy actor, but one of Hollywood’s best. “[Batman] afforded me a change in my life. And it’s up to me to make a hash of that,” says Bale, who won an Oscar last year for his work in The Fighter. “Most actors desperately hope for work to come their way. Batman has given me the ability to say, ‘I don’t have to.’ I can choose, and choose wisely, and make the most of it.”

New ‘Dark Knight Rises’ TV spot: Doctor’s orders
‘Dark Knight Rises’ new IMAX poster

Style and Design: Anne Hathaway's couture Catwoman training, Ron Perlman revisits 'Hellboy' and more

What’s the one skill that Cat Woman and a fashion assistant at Vogue have in common? The ability to run in high heels, says The Dark Knight Rises star Anne Hathaway. [LifeLineLive]

After hearing that a six-year-old leukemia patient told the Make-A-Wish Foundation he wanted to meet Hellboy, actor Ron Perlman got back into character as the superhero demon for a special meet-and-greet. [Collider]

Tony-winning costume designer Martin Pakledinaz — who created the wardrobe for Broadway productions of Kiss Me Kate, Gypsy and Thoroughly Modern Millie — died of cancer at age 58.  [LiveDesign]

Lesley Arfin, a writer for the HBO series Girls, shows off her closet and her “unbridled lack of self consciousness.” [stylelikeu]

Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld explains why dressing celebrities for the red carpet can sometimes be bad for business. [ElleUK]

Art Noveau-inspired illustrations of the women of Battlestar Galactica are the latest series in artist Megan Lara’s oeuvre. [io9]

Senator Patrick Leahy will return in 'The Dark Knight Rises'


There are so many things that come to mind when you think about Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.): His 2006 vote against the PATRIOT act, his support for the DNA testing of death row inmates, and many other important things I just learned from reading his Wikipedia page. But Sen. Leahy is probably best known for his cameo role as “Gentleman at Party” in The Dark Knight: He’s the bespectacled dude who challenges the Joker.

Intriguingly, Dark Knight was Leahy’s third appearance in the Bat-verse. He also played himself in Batman & Robin, and voiced the governor of the Utah Territory in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series. And now, according to the Washington Post, Leahy will return to Gotham in the trilogy-capping Dark Knight Rises, which is probably the 17th most exciting piece of Dark Knight Rises casting news we’ve heard all year. Presumably, he’ll just have a little cameo…unless maybe, just maybe, Patrick Leahy was ACTUALLY RA’S AL GHUL ALL ALONG , BWWWWAAAMMMMPPPP!!!!!

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How much would you pay for sold-out tickets to 'The Dark Knight Rises'?

Can The Dark Knight Rises defeat The Avengers to become the highest-grossing super hero movie of all time? Maybe. Tickets for DKR went on sale last week, and the film’s opening night promptly sold out. At this point, if you’re from a major city, you’ll find that most of the prime IMAX screenings of DKR are sold out through opening weekend.

But tickets are still available, if you don’t mind paying exorbitant fees. A quick scan on eBay reveals that opening-night tickets for DKR are already on sale for over $100 in major markets.


This is the 'Dark Knight Rises'/'My Little Pony' trailer mashup we deserve, not the one we need -- VIDEO

Because nobody really needs fan videos that combine Friendship Is Magic with The Hunger Games, or The Happening, or Rock of Ages — but aren’t you glad that they exist?

In the following clip, a YouTube-savvy brony (or pegasister!) named cloverfieldmoster skillfully blends audio from the theatrical Dark Knight Rises trailer with images from The Hub’s hit series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It shouldn’t work — but thanks to Batman Batmare stand-in Rainbow Dash’s intense gaze and the cartoon’s surprisingly epic feel, these diametric opposites actually go pretty well together. Best part: when Bane replacement Discord laughs evilly as what look like hamburgers fall from the sky.


Entertainment Geekly: Our Favorite Superhero Movies


Have you heard about this Avengers movie? Marvel’s ultra-mega superhero spin-off arrives in theaters today with good reviews, supernova buzz, and already over $200 million in foreign ticket sales. The only question is: Will it make an ungodly amount of money, or a really ungodly amount of money? Of course, Avengers is just the first volley in a blockbuster summer season packed with costumed crusaders. In a couple months, Sony will release the rebooted Amazing Spider-Man. A couple weeks later, Christopher Nolan will look to dodge the superhero-threequel curse and bring his Batman saga to a satisfying conclusion with The Dark Knight Rises. This looks like the most superhero-tastic summer since…well, ever. Or at least since the 2008 Iron Man/Dark Knight bumper crop. No, last year doesn’t count. Because Green Lantern, that’s why. READ FULL STORY

Why so serious? 'The Dark Knight' with a laugh track -- VIDEO

Adding or removing a laugh track is a foolproof way to make a TV show or movie eerie and unsettling. The effect works especially well in The Dark Knight — thanks to lines that sound like they could have been written for the darkest sitcom of all time. Example: “Well, depending on the time, he may be in one spot or several.”

We think the Joker would be pleased with the results (though a YouTube user originally posted the clip in 2009, thanks to Buzzfeed, it’s bubbling up again today).  See this disconcerting clip for yourself below:


'Dark Knight Rises,' 'Avengers,' and the great superhero showdown of 2012

It isn’t hyperbole to say that this summer will witness the release of the two biggest superhero movies ever made. This Friday, Marvel Studios will finally bring its madcap five-year plan to fruition with the release of The Avengers, a mega-sequel action bonanza. But, as my colleague Adam B. Vary points out, moviegoers who see The Avengers this weekend will be treated to a preview for a very different comic book film: The Dark Knight Rises, the concluding chapter of Christopher Nolan’s bleak epoch-defining Batman trilogy. It’s not just that The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises offer different perspectives on the superhero genre. The two movies are diametrically opposed down to the microscopic level. READ FULL STORY

Entertainment Geekly's guide to this summer's geekiest blockbusters

On this week’s episode of our podcast Entertainment Geekly, Jeff Jensen and I examine every major nerd-baiting Hollywood blockbuster hitting theaters between May and August. Whether you’re a camp-TV cultist, a comic book obsessive, a three-breasted mutant-prostitute enthusiast, or just someone who has ever played a board game, there’s something for you. The source material comes from every corner of the ComicCon-verse: There’s the Total Recall remake, and the Dark Shadows remake-spoof, and Ridley Scott’s long-awaited Prometheus, which is a prequel or a remake or…well, a something of his sci-fi classic Alien. There’s also a holy trifecta of superhero films — The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises — which form a handy state-of-the-genre examination of the whole notion of comic book movies. Oh, and Battleship. READ FULL STORY

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