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七月 29 2012

Catwoman and Marie Antoinette Would Just HATE Each Other

Shortly afterwriting aboutThe Dark Knight RisesI got all frustrated remembering how audiences are ignoring the bracing terrific French dramaFarewell My Queenso I couldn't resist doodling about them together. Enjoy!



Box Office Fifteen
01THE DARK KNIGHT RISES$64(射精。$ 289)Review
02ICE AGE 4$13.3(cum. $114.8)
03THE WATCH$13*new*
05TED$7.3(cum $193.6)
06AMAZING SPIDER-MAN$6.8(cum $242)Review
07BRAVE$4.2(cum. $217.2)
08MAGIC MIKE$2.5(cum. $107.5)Review
09SAVAGES$1.7(暨。$ 43.8)
10月升王国$1.3(cum. $38.3)

12TO ROME WITH LOVE$4.2(暨。$ 12.9)Review
14MADAGASCAR 3$4.2(cum. $209.5)
15THE AVENGERS$2.5(cum. $616)Review

外刚内排名前15位,法国进口和国际感觉良好的命中The Intouchablesis really rising. It's about to hit $5 million in the US and still expanding. Outside ofTDKR,the most crowded theaters (i.e. per screen average) were for two indies in very limited theatrical release: NC-17 ratedKiller Joe(马修·麦康纳以及基于特蕾西·莱茨发挥吉娜葛森)和Ruby Sparkswith Paul Dano as a writer and Zoe Kazan as his creation.

What did you watch this weekend?Besides The Olympics of course

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Reader Comments (26)

Stop perpetuating the false idea that Rises holds a message in support of the 1%

It's ridiculous and you know it.

七月y 29, 2012 |thatguy


but anyway. Catwoman and Marie Antoinette. I think it's funny to smoosh them together :)

七月y 29, 2012 |NATHANIEL [R

I enjoyed the doodle and speaking of audiences ignoring a film, isn't it sad that La Pfeiffer’s latest People Like Us bombed more than anyone expected, grossing $4.3 million on more than 2,000 screens on its opening week.
Sadly, I was wrong, as was Dreamworks, and the film was off the film world’s radar in a matter of two weeks.


七月y 29, 2012 |Joe Banks


七月y 29, 2012 |Peggy Sue


七月y 29, 2012 |Volvagia

People Like Us bombed because the premise couldn't be summed in a sentence.

七月y 29, 2012 |4rtful

Peggy Sue -- i appreciate your concern but the fact that Pfeiffer keeps working lately, even if the pfilms pflop is enough to make that balcony jump MUCH less attractive.

Volvagia-- have you forgotten THE FIFTH ELEMENT so quickly?

七月y 29, 2012 |NATHANIEL [R

Brief hijack: I just watched The Fifth Element recently for the first time in seven or eight years, and that is one great movie. Such panache! It's absolutely crazy to think that it didn't get Oscar nominations for its costumes and art direction. And the fact that Milla Jovovich got a Razzie nomination is utter madness. She's terrific!

七月y 29, 2012 |Liz N.

利兹 - 是啊,我爱米拉在那一个。我一般喜欢什么我见过她的时期尽管我从来没有见过任何的那些生化危机的事情。

七月y 29, 2012 |NATHANIEL [R

I watched The Dark Knight Rises. It was great!!

七月y 29, 2012 |Squasher88


七月y 29, 2012 |Volvagia

I saw Killer Joe. "Best Movie of The Year". Matthew McConaughey is nothing less than tremendous. He deserves an oscar nom for his work. He is the only villain i can compare to Harry Powell from Night of The Hunter. Seriously Bane is nothing compared to killer joe cooper. I can't wait for you to review it. Please do it soon.

七月y 30, 2012 |Josh

I'm not sure if I totally agree that TDKR is totally 100% pro-billionaires, anti-99%. It seems to harbor classic American attitudes about wealth - believing in the positive powers of capitalism via philanthropy and innovation while still mocking individuals that belong in that system. All of the movies have made visual jabs at the rich for being greedy, horny, and extravagant - the smug, insipid Congressman hitting on Selina Kyle and then following her around like a dog, the brief cutaway to the masked guests cracking open crabs gleefully, Bane's "then what are you doing here?" when the stock broker tells him that there's nothing to steal, and let's not forget that one of the initial villains, Daggett, is your classic greedy bad guy archetype. Wayne is seen as the exception to that system, not necessarily the epitome. I wouldn't say that Nolan goes so far as to argue that wealth and benevolence automatically accompany each other, but more than rich and powerful individuals ought to carry that responsibility. And don't a fair amount of the heroism belong to the "common" people - Gordon, John Blake, the caretaker at the children's home?

That aside - can we get a Yes/No/Maybe So on the trailer for "The Master"?! Been dying to discuss it!

七月y 30, 2012 |cici

I did a double feature on Saturday ofBeasts of the Southern WildandMoonrise Kingdom。I was satisfied. I expected扫描仪-level head exploding caused by the jump from apocalyptic drama to quirky comedy, but the forced 40 minute break at the theater gave me just enough breathing room to re-calibrate.

Beasts是可爱。我不卖了年轻铅的业绩辉煌 - 这么多与画外音,而她凝视或飘荡周围做 - 但我买的到浴缸的暗淡和美好愿景。社区的弧是在迷人Whale Rider,wiser elder/young upstart against the world kind of way.

Moonrise Kingdom可爱。这是愚蠢的。我更只有孩子们,尤其是两根导线,任何成人废话的首选场景。我觉得余额为关闭,但我明白为什么叙事转变是必要的。

七月y 30, 2012 |Robert G

Cici --We already did The Master trailer。。。Good points on the Batman wealth stuff. Definitely things to consider

约什 - 我不得不错过了批评筛选的那个。希望能尽快看到它。

七月y 30, 2012 |NATHANIEL [R

Just re-watched North By Northwest in theater and enjoyed it. Also this time I found Eva Marie Saint's character (Eve) reminds me of Scarlett Johansson + Julie Delp. LOL

七月y 30, 2012 |tombeet


七月y 30, 2012 |tombeet

我不得不同意cici这里。并不是我做的n't think Nathaniel's interpretation of the politics is invalid in any way -- it's certainly one message we could deduce from the film -- just that it doesn't take into account some of the more complex aspects of characterization in these films (which is what makes them so brilliant to start!). I sense that it's easy to see a Bruce Wayne/Mitt Romney parallel because we have no distance from those current politics so it's sort of the first thing we could reach for.


Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin, to take two examples, believed that the highest forms of literature (films included) to fulfill a social protest function were forms/styles in which the messages were not simple and often more difficult to discern because they avoided some of the romance archetypes in fulfilling their narrative goals, thus providing the readers or viewers with a more lasting impression and a more indelible mark on their thinking. These types of pieces work so well because they challenge the conventions of morality as depicted in art and they mirror the non-literary world in more accurate ways.

In the Batman reboot, the primary drive behind the films in the first place was to provide a more flawed and unstable soul to what is essentially a romance genre. I believe that TDKR's political messages are more complex than we're giving them credit for, even since Batman Begins. What has always made these new Batman films so captivating has been Nolan's insistence on providing sympathetic villains with many admirable viewpoints. Remember this Joker line from TDK? "If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all 'part of the plan.'" It's an incredibly relevant point. Where is our indignity for the plight of common people? Why aren't we outraged? Why do all the dominant institutional elements of the Earth drive us into the ground? In that sense, the Joker and Batman were fighting a common enemy: dominant institutions. If you think about it, they're both Marxist freedom fighters, just with different tactics and world visions.

The problem is that then you find yourself agreeing with the Joker -- but isn't that affecting in some way? That his motivations are also in us, yet we have the sanity to suppress them? (this is why the film has so much immediate resonance with the James Holmes shootings -- not because the film had a causative relationship with the killings or because of the coincidental nature of the the film showing and the shooting -- it's the fact that James Holmes could be anyone, really, just like the villains of Batman).

当诺兰(极好)绘制线处于混乱和暴力的地步。如果有一个道德的地步诺兰不再继续挑战观众的道德,这是当小人诉诸毫无意义的暴力作为一种间接手段来实现什么是无意义的目标。此外,还有就是它的世界很疯狂,资本主义不合逻辑的性质,已经推动他们走向疯狂,尚未计算动作的含义。在诺兰的蝙蝠侠,我怀疑该消息是简单的话说,99%(而这一次到一个比较本身就是对99%,对作家的想象力非常不公平)是一种不稳定和危险的力量,需要由仁慈和冷静的亿万富翁被保存。每个人都有复杂性格的因素。布鲁斯·韦恩是一个不稳定的,自私的,自警快感求职者感兴趣的是他自己的父母的永恒报复。贝恩是一个类,制度化相信在世界上固有的非法和不公正监禁公民的一部分。如果有的话,这些是关于在一个平等的社会驱动离开了路边一个世界会发生什么尖锐的左派消息。这是一个老生常谈,如果有的话,但有很多贝恩,蝙蝠侠和凯尔女士的二元论,使他们的象征派驻不稳定及以上解释。 It's not that the movie has a vision for how it wants our world to be; the movie IS our world, interweaved with our mythology.


七月y 30, 2012 |蒂姆

What cici said.


七月y 30, 2012 |Roark

Saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend. I thought the characters and politics were incredibly muddled, but Anne Hathaway was very good, and the editing was defiintely a step up from the often inscrutable previous film. And it looked really great in IMAX. But on the whole, I was just meh about it. I just can't bring myself to care about any of the main characters, much less the people/city of Gotham, who are apparently more eaily led than sheep.

Last weekend was much better: Beasts of the Southern Wild is such a special film.

七月y 30, 2012 |denny

蒂姆--- love that last bit. I certainly DON'T think that Romney & Wayne are comparable... I just think it's an inherently conservative film and it's fantasies are always centered on trusting that a billionaire can save us. But i like that you're digging deeper. The crazy thing about politics is the more extreme you get to either side the more you come full circle left becoming right and right become left (like Fascism itself which has elements of the extremities of both) and the even crazier thing about politics is the closer people get to the center (where you can't even tell the difference between them) the more they seem that the other is their polar opposite.

it's all very fucked up.

But I have to vehemently disagree on this point:

每个人都有复杂性格的因素。Bruce Wayne is an unstable, selfish, vigilante thrill-seeker interested in the perpetual revenge of his own parents
If there's one thing Batman has never been painted to be in these films it's "selfish". He is a vigilante yes, and unstable, but his actions are ALWAYS for the greater good. He's the definition of selflessness, really, giving up any semblance of a healthy normal life to make his city better and safer.

七月y 30, 2012 |nathanielr

But, per Alfred's critiques in TDKR, you don't get the sense that there's a fine line between Wayne's self-satisfaction and his seeming benevolence? I think I do.

七月y 30, 2012 |蒂姆

我看到“Ted”,这正是你认为它will be, and pretty funny if a little long. But you also get to see Mark Wahlberg walk around in tight t-shirts for an hour and a half so that's a plus.

后来我终于看到了“核证副本”单就它在这个博客上,纳撒尼尔的不断推荐为主。我完全明白为什么。这是一种令人惊叹(带着些许长的真的得走)和朱丽叶·比诺什肯定是惊人的!用她那最后一幕在床上 - 心碎。我不能相信她在最佳女演员他被忽视了像格伦·克洛斯的表演,这是有时几乎是可笑的令人难以置信。但还是谢谢你这么多的高亮显示。如果不是为了你这本来是完全关闭我的雷达。

七月y 30, 2012 |DJDeeJay

“It's fantasies are always centered on trusting that a billionaire can save us."

But to say that would be to say that the entire premise of Batman, not just Christopher Nolan's Batman, is conservative to begin with, no? There's really no other way to alleviate the fact that Bruce Wayne is able to do what he does because he can harness the time and wealth to do so. The same with Iron Man. And just to add to Cici's point - Bruce Wayne tells Gordon at the end of TDKR that "a hero can be anyone, like someone putting the coat around the shoulders of a child to reassure him" or along these lines, and the ending implies that the mantle of Batman will be assumed by Blake, who is in every sense of the word an Everyman, a former policeman and orphan who grew up bereft of wealth or privilege, reiterating the "heroes come from everywhere" point.

七月y 31, 2012 |JJ

Also, Tim makes some incredibly intriguing points, which makes me think back to that great conversation between Bruce Wayne and Rachel in Batman Begins (still perhaps my favorite of the trilogy!) where Rachel lambasts Wayne for thinking of only selfish revenge for himself and urges him to fight injustice within the system instead. Of course, she means injustice that comes from organized crime, not necessarily corporate fatcats, but nevertheless it provides the point that Batman was not a morally stringent person to begin with; selflessness was a conclusion he arrived at after the intervention of his childhood friend.

七月y 31, 2012 |JJ

But lastly, I want to thank Nathaniel for providing such a chill outlet to discuss this rationally and intelligently with others! Certainly I could never do this on say, IMDB. Ugh.

七月y 31, 2012 |JJ
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