The Dark Knight Rises

New Oscar Categories We’d Like to See — And Who We’d Nominate to Win Them

The Academy hasn’t added any new Oscar categories since Best Animated Film was established back in 2001; that was the first in 30 years. Every winter we discuss ways to spice up the ceremony, whether it’s new hosts or new production ideas or streamlining the handing out of the statues — but maybe it’s time to rethink the categories… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we watched a video featuring Nathan Fillion in a doctor’s outfit, some puppets, and Neil Patrick Harris’ trouser weasel (don’t worry — it’s not as dirty as it sounds). We were thrilled to hear that Katheryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty nabbed the National Board of Review’s Best Film honor. … Read More

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Photos of Film Stills vs. Their Real Life Locations

Cinephiles, we’ve found your answer to PopSpots. Spotted by Dangerous Minds, FILMography is an addictive new blog run by Christopher Moloney that features photographs of stills from famous movies juxtaposed with the exact locations where they were filmed today. We’ve gathered up a few of our favorite images — which run the gamut all the way from North by Northwest to The Dark Knight Rises — for you after the jump; check them out, and be sure to follow FILMography on Tumblr to keep up to date with this fantastic project! … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. In the future, if all goes according to Goldenvoice’s plan, there could be as many as four Coachellas each year — which we suppose is better than four Bonnaroos. [via Vulture]

2. Amanda Palmer has invited her fans who play the strings, saxophone, and brass to join her on stage at gigs… Read More

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Burton’s ‘Batman’ Sold More Tickets Than ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Has

Whether you want to blame it on the runaway early summer success of The Avengers or the impact of real life tragedy, suffice it to say that The Dark Knight Rises hasn’t delivered the box office numbers that many in the industry were expecting from the final film in such a popular franchise.… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The Bourne Legacy knocked The Dark Knight Rises out of its number one spot at the weekend box office, taking in $40.3 million and proving that there are fewer Matt Damon loyalists out there than we’d assumed. Interestingly, the Batman movie didn’t come in second place either. That honor went to Zack Galifianakis and… Read More

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A Support Group for People Who Don’t Like Superhero Movies

Everyone you know is going to see The Dark Knight Rises this summer — just like every other Batman movie, and to a slightly lesser extent, every other superhero movie of any kind. But what if you, gasp, don’t like superhero movies? You’d better keep that to yourself, young man. Or you can just watch this clever and very well-produced clip from the web series Single White Females and learn the story of at least one girl who shares your pain — or does she? Click through to watch, and let us know what you think in the comments. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Chris Marker, the renowned French New Wave filmmaker who made such classics as La jetée and Sans Soleil and paved the way for a more personal style of documentary film, is dead at 91. [via Guardian]

2. Last night, Animal Collective premiered “Today’s Supernatural,” the first single from their forthcoming album, Centipede Hz.… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we perked up our ears at an ode to libraries. We discussed a recent study that found women are “lazier” than men. We saw what the houses in Edward Hopper’s paintings looked like now, in real life. We found out who all the popular character actors were… Read More

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