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The Dark Knight Rises Is A "Conservative Classic?" Uh, Someone Tell Anne Hathaway's Costume.

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | July 26, 2012 | Comments ()


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So Forbes has a little article on why The Dark Knight Rises is a conservative classic. And, uh, if I drink a lot and close my eyes, I can see where they're coming from. I guess we pink-o, Commie liberals only have Step Up Revolution to cling to. (Forbes)

I have a question for all of you college grads, drop outs or current matriculators. What were your dorms like? Did the words "stainless steel" "sleek" "modern" or "clean" play a part? Yeah. Me neither. Look on the world's coolest University dorm and despair. (Twisted Sifter)

Cheating escándalo aside, the news that Alex Pettyfer and Kristen Stewart will be co-starring in a film (Cali) is just the most perfect pairing of repugnant young pretty people I could possibly imagine. (IndieWire)

I want to love this Henson and Kermit/Calvin and Hobbes t-shirt, but Kermit looks rather, um, flaccid, no? Like he's drooping from the shame of being a "health hazard" to young Chik-fil-A eaters? I know Hobbes was frequently droopy, but it weirds me out to see Kermit this way. (Tee Fury)
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Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team) says that the American Oldboy remake is going to be "dark and gritty." Oh, so this isn't going to be a lighthearted, breezy tale of [REDACTED FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIKE FOREIGN FILMS AND THUS MIGHT BE SPOILED]. (Splash Page)

I recommend you read why Spielberg cast Wayne Knight (aka Newman) in Jurassic Park. It's a doozy. (Vulture)

I'm fairly certain I wouldn't be able to walk through this video shop without vomiting all over the merch. (SuperPunch)

Ron Howard tweeted some more photos from the new "Arrested Development" project. IT'S HAPPENING! IT'S ALL HAPPENING! (Twitter)

For those of you who got a little excited about the "Doctor Who" Entertainment Weekly cover, here's the entire article including the cast doing their best 1980s sitcom "throw your head back and laugh" pose. (Reddit)

And you know how much I love these recut trailers. Here, from our friends over at Film School Rejects, is 2001: A Space Odyssey as a summer blockbuster. We need more baffling space babies in our cineplexes.







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  • Quatermain

    Don't worry, you're still allowed to like it even though a conservative said something nice about it.

  • Johnnyboy

    She looks like the nerd in high school who wanted to become a hot chick and just got slutty instead. Plus she can't act!

  • Noocyte

    Point of order: there is far more than one kind of "Conservative'" and not all of them would have the slightest problem with AH's outfit (gods know, this one didn't!).

    Some believe that the ultimate Conservative value is an individual-respecting, meritocratic, equal-opportunity polity, where civil society creates the conditions to uplift the less fortunate. This, in contrast to the sucking vacuum at the heart of forced-equality, collectivist, state-centric regimes, where no one rises but that the collective lifts him.

    Bane stoked those embers of envy and entitlement, utilizing much of the OWS patter...but only as a pretext for revealing, amplifying, and ultimately obliterating the rot that he and the League saw at the heart of Gotham.

    It is telling, how eerily well that shoe fit.

  • foolsage

    Ergh. "In fact, the idea of ‘left’ and ‘right’ come from revolutionary era France. Those who sided with the old order sat on the right side of the French general assembly. Those who wished to overthrow it sat on the left side. In the Gospels, those who are destined for Hell are told to go to Christ’s left, while those destined for Heaven are set at his right. Let us be rid, then, of any delusions about a synthesis of leftist politics with orthodox Christianity." - from that ridiculous article about The Dark Knight Rises

    Why not go further and point out that the word "sinister" comes from the Latin term for "left" while you're at it? What a jackass. He does little but attack liberals with random jabs based on nothing but wishful thinking. Oh, and shares little gems like this: "In the Gospels, those who are destined for Hell are told to go to Christ’s left, while those destined for Heaven are set at his right." That's obviously deeply relevant in a review of a movie.

    I really want to post spoilers but I won't. Suffice to say, that review is full of crap. Bane is in no sense a liberal icon, nor is he actually engaging in class warfare. Grrrr!

  • e jerry powell

    Good to know that Sharon Stone's vadge has some professional pull, as it were.

  • googergieger

    Surprisingly this isn't the first time I said this.

    Fuck you Sharlto!

    Seriously Oldboy is a movie that no matter how you remake is lose/lose. Don't effin touch it.

  • BierceAmbrose

    Band name: "Baffling Space Babies" - down-tempo / lounge for the rest of us.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I hate every one of those kids in that damn dorm. F THEM! It's like Real World goes to college or some shit and it is so not fair.

  • Guest

    Not having seen TDK yet, I have no comment on this "conservative classic" bidness. But it's interesting to see this a day after I re-watched (for the first time in years n years) The Edge. Which I still love to bits. But I can also imagine it being a favourite of Murdoch, Romney and the Koch bros, for obvious reasons.

    In other news, those scary-ass dire-ass wolves in The Grey have nothing on that fucking Kodiak. I screamed. Repeatedly. RIP Bart the Bear.

  • True_Blue

    Given the constant attack on librul Hollywood, why the right wing's periodic urge to claim a very successful product of the same Hollywood as "conservative"? They did that with March of the Penguins, too.

    As for American remake of Oldboy being "dark and gritty"--ha! I doubt they could make it darker than the Korean original...especially given Hollywood's penchant for happy ending/clear-cut ending.

  • space_oddity

    The dorm I lived in my freshman year in college had been temporary housing built to house army recruits during WW 2. And I went to college in the late 80s.

  • Jannymac

    Interesting trailer remake -- though I kept waiting for an alien to jump out of somebodies chest. Or something.

  • BWeaves

    That dorm is ugly. It looks like it was designed to be hosed down by pressure washer on a weekly basis. I actually did live in a sleek modern, clean dorm when at university, and it looked more like nice little apartments. Very homey, but sleek and modern. It had carpet, and an in wall vacuum system, which was great. This was the mid-70's and the room had built-in white cabinets with stainless appliances. Way before its time.

    I don't like the 2001 fake trailer. It misses the point of all that fantastic CLASSICAL music.

  • L.O.V.E.

    The outside looks like they were going for shanty-town chic.

  • Bert_McGurt

    You say that like hosing down dorm rooms with pressure washers is a bad idea.

  • Benderman

    Too bad Sharlto Copley is working on an unwanted remake when he should be working on a sequel to District 9.

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