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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Drop’ Is A Lingering Human Drama

Film: The Drop Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini Directed By: Michaël R. Roskam Dennis Lehane, the author behind Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island, and Mystic River trades violence in for humanistic subtlety with The Drop, based upon his short story Animal Rescue. Starring Tom Hardy (Warrior), Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) and James Gandolfini (The […]

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BOX OFFICE RESULTS: August 3-5

It was a slow weekend for the cinema, but Batman stays on top. For the third weekend in a row The Dark Knight Rises leads the pack in revenue for the weekend. New releases Total Recall and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days placed second and third respectively. Total Recall had disappointing numbers despite doing second best […]

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SCENE & HEARD: The Dark Knight Rises

Written by UTG critic Grace Duffy, Scene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies […]

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EDITORIAL: “The Watch: How Marketing Doomed The Sci-Fi Comedy’s Chances at the Box Office”

As predicted, The Dark Knight Rises continued to hold audiences in its grip this weekend, easily defeating a duo of new releases including The Watch and Step Up Revolution. Although both debuts opened to unimpressive numbers, The Watch was the biggest loser of the two. The star-studded sci-fi comedy, which finds a group of suburban […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE RESULTS: JULY 27-29

Holy box office numbers, Batman! The Dark Knight Rises reels in the most money for the second weekend in a row! Nolan’s final Batman film made more than the rest of the top five weekend movies combined. The Watch and Step Up Revolution ranked third and fourth respectively, being beat out by the kids movie with the prehistoric mammals. You can […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Dark Knight Rises

Movie: The Dark Knight Rises Director: Christopher Nolan I’ve been racking my brains for a week trying to think of some artistic analogy with which to introduce this film. I couldn’t muster one. In actual fact, I’m pleased this review is belated, because it’s given me the chance to take the film in twice and […]

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Hans Zimmer Composes Piece for Aurora Shooting Victims

Just one week ago today, during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, a madman entered an Aurora, Colorado theater and began firing upon the patrons. 12 were killed. In the week following, an outpour of support has reached the victims and families affected by the shooting. Dark Knight actor, Christian Bale, visited local […]

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Christian Bale proves himself a true hero, visits shooting victims in hospital

Sometime today Christian Bale lived up to his heroic role as Batman when he quietly visited several of the victims of the Aurora shooting in the hospital. The actor made the trip to Colorado on his own accord, not as a representative of any studio, with his wife Sibi. Bale contacted the hospital and arranged […]

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EDITORIAL: “The Dark Knight Rises: Why The Caped Crusader Couldn’t Take Down The Avengers”

The Dark Knight Rises marks the unofficial end of the 2012 summer movie season, one that has seen its fair share of surprises and disappointments. Although August still has some high-profile releases left – Total Recall, The Bourne Legacy, and The Expendables II among them – the major studios have all released their $200 million […]

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What The Film!? – The Batman Movies That Almost Were

What The Film?! is a weekly column exclusive to Under The Gun Review that brings to light the plot holes Hollywood hoped you’d never notice. Written by comedy writer Dane Sager, this column shows no mercy to films that try and pull the proverbial wool over our eyes. If you know a film with major […]

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Shooting At Midnight Screening Of The Dark Knight Rises Leaves 12 Dead

A gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Denver last night, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others. Witnesses say the gunman, who was wearing a mask, began shooting about 15 minutes into the film. Police said the man was carrying a knife, a handgun, and a rifle when […]

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The Dark Knight Rises Earns $25 Million In Advance Ticket Sales Alone

With just one day to go until its release worldwide, the Most Anticipated Movie of the Summer (our emphasis) The Dark Knight Rises has already clocked up a mouth-watering $25 million in advance ticket sales. Christopher Nolan’s final Batman behemoth is capitalising on a viral marketing campaign and the anticipation of cinema-goers everywhere as it looks […]