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The Dark Knight Rises : Opinion Brief
In The Dark Knight Rises, villain Bane leads a "ragtag movement with the propensity for violence" against the wealthy, a group that echoes Occupy Wall Street.

Does The Dark Knight Rises have a political agenda?

With its exploration of terrorism and class warfare, the conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy appears to channel 2012's headlines

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Opinion Brief
In The Dark Knight Rises, which opens Friday, Tom Hardy's Bane does epic battle with Christian Bale's Batman.

The Dark Knight Rises: An epic letdown?

The early reviews of Christopher Nolan's final Batman film have been mostly positive, but the bad notices have fans worried — and livid

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Fact Sheet
When fully extended, Batman's cape is only half the length of a real-life glider, according to a new study.

The Dark Knight Rises: Could Batman really survive a leap off a skyscraper?

A team of British physicists does the math on the masked avenger's use of a hang-gliding cape, and the results aren't pretty

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Best Video
Fans eagerly awaiting the July 20 premiere of The Dark Knight Rises have busied themselves by creating clever and creative video mash-ups.

The Dark Knight Rises: The viral video roundup

Eager fans are remixing elements from Christopher Nolan's buzzed about trailer with everything from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to My Little Pony

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Analysis
For the keen and/or delusional listener, The Dark Knight Rises' musical score is offering up clues to Batman's fate.

Dissecting The Dark Knight Rises' musical score: 8 talking points

Batman kills? Batman dies? Film commentators are jumping to conclusions about the upcoming film based on their first listen to Hans Zimmer's brooding soundtrack

 
The Dark Knight Rises : The List
The Dark Knight Rises is no brightly painted comic book blockbuster, and it's part of trend towards murky and edgy cultural products, cleaning liquids, and even soft drinks.

The 13-minute Dark Knight Rises featurette: 5 talking points

The internet's buzzing over a new teaser that features behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews, and an intimate look into director Christopher Nolan's vision

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Burning Question
Avid fans took heed of The Dark Knight Rises Facebook countdown by seizing on the opportunity to buy advance tickets, inspiring scalpers to re-sell the prized passes at an inflated price.

The Dark Knight Rises: Is a midnight screening ticket really worth $150?

The endlessly hyped conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy opens in just a few weeks, and opportunistic scalpers are seizing on the excitement

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Instant Guide
Fans are so hungry for any glimpse of "The Dark Knight Rises" that they tracked down more than 300 scavenger-like items all over the world just so they could see a new trailer.

The Dark Knight Rises' awesomely complex viral marketing campaign

Fans unlock the stunning new trailer for Christopher Nolan's upcoming blockbuster one frame at a time by spotting strategically-placed graffiti all over the world

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Fact Sheet
"The Dark Knight Rises" will pit new villain Bane, played by Tom Hardy, against Christian Bale's Batman in the final installment of Christopher Nolan's wildly popular trilogy.

The Dark Knight Rises' PG-13 rating: 4 talking points

The upcoming summer blockbuster escapes an R rating, but fans should still brace themselves for envelope-pushing violence and... sensuality?

 
The Dark Knight Rises : The List
Catwoman (played by Anne Hathaway) reveals her disdain for the privileged 1 percent in the official trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises."

The 'incredibly impressive' Dark Knight Rises trailer: 5 talking points

Catwoman channels the 99 percent in an official preview clip that has critics buzzing with glee

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Forecast
In tandem with the release of a new "The Dark Knight Rises" poster, critics were given a 6-minute taste of the actual movie.

The first six minutes of Dark Knight Rises: 4 talking points

Critics praise the film's stuntwork and raise concerns over some seriously unintelligible dialogue after screening the prologue for this summer's new Batman sequel

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Opinion Brief
Critics pounce after the paparazzi captures this early glimpse of Anne Hathaway in her full Catwoman costume.

Anne Hathaway's full Catwoman costume: 5 talking points

After an earlier photo from the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises was met with a collective yawn, a new, more complete picture has some critics purring

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Opinion Brief
Anne Hathaway straddles a motorcycle while sporting a skin tight leather suit for her role as Catwoman in the forthcoming "The Dark Knight Rises."

The Dark Knight Rises: Anne Hathaway's 'slinky' Catwoman suit

A first look at the Oscar-nominated actress in costume as the iconic sex symbol has the blogosphere purring

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Opinion Brief
A new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" offers only a brief glimpse of the Caped Crusader, but still has many fans buzzing.

The 'underwhelming' Dark Knight Rises trailer

A short preview of the hotly anticipated sequel includes only a brief glimpse of Batman. Will that be enough to excite fans?

 
The Dark Knight Rises : The List
Is the bat-shaped patch of sky depicted in the first poster for "The Dark Knight Rises" stormy or "bright"? It depends who you ask.

Analyzing the mysterious Dark Knight Rises poster: 6 takeaways

Fans are tirelessly dissecting the first official teaser for Christopher Nolan's third Batman film for clues to the movie's closely-guarded plot

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Burning Question
Is Anne Hathaway a match for the other fierce females who've played Catwoman, such as Eartha Kitt (the 1960s TV show) and Michelle Pfeiffer (1992's "Batman Returns")?

Anne Hathaway: Sexy enough to play Catwoman?

The "Love and Other Drugs" star has been cast as villain Selina Kyle in the next "Dark Knight" sequel. Does she have the erotic edge the role requires?

 
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