Hans Zimmer has spent the last decade churning out an average of four soundtracks per year, scoring adventure movies, rom-coms, 3-D cartoons, Oscar-bait period pieces, videogames, and the freaking Simpsons Movie, why not. Not every soundtrack is a winner, but Zimmer has an intriguingly eccentric streak. Look at the ridiculously influential “Evil Foghorn” Inception soundtrack, which was actually composed as a kind of slow-mo remix of an Edith Piaf song. Or consider the oddball Victorian funk of his Sherlock Holmes soundtrack, which Zimmer specifically composed on an out-of-tune piano. For next year’s The Dark Knight Rises, Zimmer is back in experimental form: The composer has just written an open invitation to the internet, asking people to record their voice in an attempt to create “a worldwide chant” for the movie. READ FULL STORY
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Hope you have some lung power. That’s because the 2011 Scream Awards are airing tonight on Spike at 9:00pm. Those full-throated yells you’re likely to hear are more geeky squeals of delight when the casts of The Dark Knight Rises and Game of Thrones appear before their legions of fans to accept awards at Los Angeles’ Universal Studios. This is the kind of show where Colin Farrell can recite a poem to honoree Robert Downey Jr., then cede the floor to Darth Vader. Where Samuel L. Jackson can introduce Daniel Radcliffe for a Harry Potter tribute.
If you couldn’t have been in Tinseltown for the taping Saturday night, we’ve got the next best thing: watch the Scream Awards with EW! Log on to EW.com/viewer tonight to follow our live-blog of the event on ViEWer and chat with me and fellow sci-fi, fantasy, and comic-book fans. (Haven’t used ViEWer yet? Here’s how you can get involved.) Think of it as a virtual Comic-Con, but with red carpet footage and exclusive behind the scenes interviews with the stars of Game of Thrones, True Blood, and American Horror Story. It’ll be a, you know, scream. See you there!
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Who is Batman? Is he Christian Bale’s gravelly growl, Adam West’s non sequitur one-liners, George Clooney’s nipples? The answer is all of these things and much more. The video game Batman: Arkham City hits stores next week and so we at The No Doctor Cop Lawyer Show decided to dedicate our latest episode to explaining why we consider the Caped Crusader to be the greatest superhero. For those of you who don’t have the time to watch our well-reasoned arguments, this video sums them up rather succinctly. READ FULL STORY
Last night on Conan, Anne Hathaway proved she’s got Weezy’s swagger down pat (call her s–t Patricia?) by throwing down a rap about her frustration with the guerrilla cameramen stalking the Dark Knight Rises set in Pittsburgh.
“With all the stuff that’s been going on with Batman, the paparazzi attention’s been a little intense. So I actually wrote a rap song about it,” Hathaway told Conan O’Brien. “It’s in the style of Lil Wayne.”
Hathaway then proceeded to spit verses in true throaty, straight-faced Lil Wayne form — and then quickly snapped out of it, finishing off the performance with a dazzling smile and a ladylike giggle.
Has Anne got Tunechi’s raspy rattle mastered? Watch below and decide for yourself: READ FULL STORY
Anne Hathaway sees you changing your mind about her Catwoman costume, but not her ever hosting the Oscars again
With Anne Hathaway busy promoting her new film One Day, which hits theaters Aug. 19, look for her to be talking about… her Oscars gig and The Dark Knight Rises! About the former, Hathaway tells CNN she knows her limitations, and they’ll probably keep her from ever hosting the Oscars again. “Not that it wasn’t fun, I had a great time and it was an honor and it was lovely,” she says. “But, it’s something that…requires a skill set…I mean, I think the first time I didn’t put any pressure on myself to knock it out of the park with, you know, my hosting skills because how would I have any? I’ve never hosted anything.” READ FULL STORY
It’s a bleak moment for Pittsburgh, Pa. The public school system just cut 59 jobs. Public parking fees have increased. The Pirates just fell out of first place. The city is crying out for a hero, which is why Pittsburgh’s Fifth Avenue Place lit up a multi-story Bat-signal last night, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You could also argue that the makeshift Bat-Signal is just an elaborate welcome mat laid out for The Dark Knight Rises, which starts filming in the City of Bridges this week. But I prefer to think that the good people of Pittsburgh have decided to take a stand against madness and criminality, and they have nominated Batman as their standard-bearer. He’s not the hero Pittsburgh deserves, but he’s the one it needs right now, a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Dark etc.
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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ teaser poster: It’s like ‘Inception,’ only darker
The first teaser for next year’s The Dark Knight Rises is airing in front of a little movie called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 2. For those of you who missed the Hallows midnight screening because you’re too tired/too busy/too no-longer-a-college-student, here’s the lowdown on the Rises preview. It kicks off with a montage of scenes from Batman Begins, with Bruce Wayne walking over the frozen tundra while Liam Neeson narrates his speech about becoming “A legend, Mr. Wayne.” “Every Hero Has a Journey,” say the intertitles. “Every Journey Has an End.”
Cut to: A shockingly intimate shot of Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Gordan, lying on a hospital bed, breathing through what appears to be an oxygen mask, speaking in a tremulous voice. READ FULL STORY
With so much mystery surrounding the project, anytime even the smallest amount of information on The Dark Knight Rises leaks out, it calls for examination. The latest bit of info comes from Anne Hathaway’s interview in this month’s Harper’s Bazaar. In the article, the actress officially cast as “Selina Kyle” — and not necessarily Selina Kyle’s alter ego, Catwoman, since a Warner Bros. press release makes no mention of the slinky character — discusses the toll her “rigorous exercise and stunt training” are taking on her toenails. On top of her exercise routine, Hathaway also puts in an hour of dance training immediately after each day’s workout.
Since the news of her casting, there have been only a few clues hinting at how involved Kyle’s Catwoman persona would be in The Dark Knight Rises story. In March, during a segment on Oprah, Hathaway referred to her character as Catwoman for the first time, setting fans’ imaginations ablaze. This latest interview only seems to confirm a more physical role as Kyle, and presence of Catwoman is strongly hinted at in the story. A combination of stunt training and dance certainly sounds like prep work for a role as Gotham’s most notorious whip-toting jewel thief, so maybe there will be more Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises than fans first expected.
But just how much should Catwoman factor into The Dark Knight Rises, and, considering the character’s notoriously shifty allegiances, will she be another villain or fight alongside Batman? READ FULL STORY
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