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Old 07-17-2018, 05:39 PM   #101
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Good read.

https://variety.com/2018/film/in-con...an-1202874041/

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Old 07-17-2018, 06:23 PM   #102
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A good read indeed. Dark Knight not being nominated for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay just revealed to me how big of a joke the Oscars really are. I mean if a film like The Dark Knight had come out prior to the 90's the Academy wouldn't have hesitated to include it in those categories since they had already awarded numerous blockbuster genre films nominations (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark). If you look at the nominations of 2009 no one talks about half of those films anymore, but The Dark Knight is still talked about. I had no idea that Weinstein was potentially responsible for it missing out on major nominations.

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Old 07-17-2018, 06:51 PM   #103
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Crazy how 10 years ago right now I was on my way to the theater to get in line for the midnight IMAX screening.

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Old 07-17-2018, 11:27 PM   #104
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I had no idea that Weinstein was potentially responsible for it missing out on major nominations.
Here is an article about that.

"Reader" and weep, Batman (by Lou Lumenick from New York Post)

https://nypost.com/2009/01/23/reader-weep-batman/

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‘DARK Knight” fans can thank Harvey Weinstein – and Oscar voters’ historic weakness for Holocaust flicks – for yesterday’s shocking snub of “The Dark Knight” for a Best Picture nomination.

I’m not the biggest fan of the hugely popular comic-book blockbuster, but it’s a travesty “The Dark Knight” got edged out – and believe me, it did – by “The Reader,” a sleazy piece of Holocaust porn that even the New York Times dismissed as “fatuous.”

The motion picture academy has handed a loaded rifle to critics who complain the Oscars have become elitist by honoring a flick about a former concentration camp guard – Kate Winslet, Oscar-nominated for arguably her worst performance ever – who seduces a 15-year-old boy.

Audiences are supposed to sympathize with this Nazi pedophile monster, who locks Jews in a burning building, because she’s illiterate.

If you ask me, Heath Ledger’s scarred, psychopathic killer in “The Dark Knight” – for which he picked up a posthumous Best Supporting Actor nomination – is Mr. Congeniality in comparison.

But the Joker is a two-bit villain compared to Darth Weinstein, the once-mighty mogul who bullied his way into this year’s Best Picture race in a Hail Mary pass to save his studio, the Weinstein Co. (which everyone thinks is faltering following a slew of flops, despite repeated denials).

Harvey rushed “The Reader” into contention, reportedly over the vehement objections of its director (Oscar-nominated Stephen Daldry) and producer Scott Rudin (who ultimately took his name off the picture), both of whom wanted to wait for a 2009 release.

Winslet – who did not thank Weinstein when she won a Golden Globe for “The Reader” – was said not to be terribly happy, either.

Her nomination for “The Reader” cost her a Best Picture nomination for her far superior work in “Revolutionary Road” – which was directed by her husband, Sam Mendes.

Weinstein did attempt to placate Winslet by trying to gerrymander her lead-role work in “The Reader” into the Best Supporting Actress category – something that worked at the Globes, but not with the Oscar nominations.

Warner Bros. has already made untold hundreds of millions off “The Dark Knight,” so there were not many tears shed there yesterday.

But it remains to be seen whether the nominations will much help Weinstein and “The Reader,” which grossed slightly less than $8 million through last weekend – the lowest figure for any of the five Best Picture nominees.

Thankfully, “The Reader” doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of beating the Oscar front-runner, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Already, there is talk among the furious fanboys on the blogosphere about boycotting this year’s Academy Awards show.

Given the actions of Darth Weinstein and the dubious taste of academy voters, I say: Go for it.

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Old 07-18-2018, 08:42 AM   #105
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Crazy how 10 years ago right now I was on my way to the theater to get in line for the midnight IMAX screening.
At this time 10 years ago I was in an IMAX theatre getting my mind blown by this film. I like Batman Begins and, to a lesser extent, The Dark Knight Rises but this film is way above both of them along with every other film in the genre.

Happy 10th Anniversary to "The Dark Knight"

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Old 07-18-2018, 08:51 AM   #106
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Here is an article about that.

"Reader" and weep, Batman (by Lou Lumenick from New York Post)
It's all about politics. What does it say about the Academy where a producer like Weinstein is able to bully a film into getting a best picture nomination?

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Old 07-18-2018, 08:59 AM   #107
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‘The Dark Knight’ Set for 10th Anniversary IMAX Re-Release

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/d...202875906/amp/

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Warner Bros. Pictures has set Christopher Nolan’s 2008 superhero sequel “The Dark Knight” for a re-release in four select Imax theaters to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary, Variety has learned.

Venues in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto will host the film for a limited one-week engagement beginning Friday, Aug. 24.
Tickets for opening day of the “Dark Knight” Imax re-release go on sale this Friday, July 20 for the following venues:

AMC Universal Citywalk IMAX, Universal City
AMC Lincoln Square IMAX, New York
AMC Metreon IMAX, San Francisco
Ontario Place Cinesphere IMAX, Toronto

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Old 07-18-2018, 09:12 AM   #108
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‘The Dark Knight’ Set for 10th Anniversary IMAX Re-Release

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/d...202875906/amp/
Finally!

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Old 07-18-2018, 04:54 PM   #109
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The Light House Cinema in Dublin, Ireland is having 35mm "Dark Knight" screenings from July 27-August 2.
https://lighthousecinema.ie/showing/showing-4763

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Old 07-18-2018, 04:56 PM   #110
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Palas Galway in Galway, Ireland is also having "Dark Knight" screenings from July 27-August 2.
https://palas.ie/showing/showing-4763

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Old 07-18-2018, 07:15 PM   #111
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I'll be going to the one in San Francisco.

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Old 07-18-2018, 07:28 PM   #112
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https://lighthousecinema.ie/showing/showing-4763
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:55 PM   #113
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Wish there were screenings around my area!

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Old 07-19-2018, 06:17 AM   #114
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I'll be going to the one in San Francisco.
Thinking about taking a trip up to L.A.

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Old 07-19-2018, 06:19 AM   #115
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Wish there were screenings around my area!
The only ones I've seen in Canada have been the Ontario Place IMAX screenings in Toronto. Hopefully there'll be more in the upcoming month.

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Old 07-24-2018, 04:56 AM   #116
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Extra Butter in New York, NY is showing "The Dark Knight" on July 25th aka tomorrow.
http://donyc.com/events/2018/7/25/the-dark-knight

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Screen Junkies remember TDK....


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Old 07-30-2018, 12:15 AM   #118
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Amc Citywalk in L.A has added more IMAX showtimes for The Dark Knight from 8/30-9/5.

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Old 08-03-2018, 06:49 AM   #119
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The Bull & Swan at Burghley in Stamford, Lincolnshire is showing The Dark Knight on August 23rd.
https://m.facebook.com/events/424278008064287

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Old 08-03-2018, 06:52 AM   #120
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Got a 70mm IMAX screening! Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana is showing The Dark Knight from September 7th-12th. Tix go on sale today!
https://www.tickmarq.com/sites/indyi...lms/ST00000162

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Old 08-07-2018, 11:43 PM   #121
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There still a 70 mm IMAX screening of Dark Knight in Melbourne, Australia on August the 23rd.
https://imaxmelbourne.com.au/movie/the_dark_knight

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Old 08-15-2018, 05:42 AM   #122
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Alright guys, Summer's winding down and I'm seeing less and less screenings. So I'm throwing in the towel on this thing. Feel free to use it for more screenings, or convo regarding the 10th Anniversary.

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Screen Junkies remember TDK....

I knew there was a reason I didn't watch Screen Junkies videos. Their insights and critiques of the film are... unimpressive.

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Old 08-15-2018, 10:40 AM   #124
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Unfortunately i feel like both Screen junkies and the collider/schmoes know people have become less interesting in their critiques/humor these days and more snobbish imo. They're all kind of hard to watch these days, especially when they flat out miss things from films.

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Yes. Well to me it wasn't that they criticized TDK (although it is amusing that for the 10th anniversary video none of them seemed to be particularly big fans of the movie). It is just they have the same milquetoast hipster opinions from 2008 that look even more contrarian 10 years later.

There are criticisms to be made, but that just read as "I really don't like how popular this movie is. Still."

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