The Dark Knight Rises T-Shirt Design

Over at DesignbyHumans they’re having a competition to figure out who could come up with the best design for arguably, the most anticipated movie of 2012. My dad poured his heart and soul into the design you see below upon my request. Unfortunately, it was rejected, but life goes on. As my father said, “it’s a cool piece of art and I’m proud of it”. It should make for a cool framed poster that will find it’s way onto my wall someday soon. Long story short, YOU CAN NOT BUY THIS, I just thought it would make for a cool post.

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The Dark Knight Rises Countdown

There are absolutely no words to express exactly how badly I want to see the film, The Dark Knight Rises. I could write a best-selling book series on all the reasons that make me completely ecstatic about seeing this movie, but for now I’ll just give you the two most important reasons: The Dark Knight Rises is the sequel to my favorite movie and it is the final film in what could very well be the greatest series of films ever created.

My 100th post on this site was a The Dark Knight Countdown and I was planning on this being my 300th, but I’ve been posting a lot of reviews and just lost track so in honor of 303 posts here’s the countdown for my second most anticipated movie of all time (first of course being The Dark Knight), The Dark Knight Rises.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES COUNTDOWN

Anticipation For Inglourious Basterds

Every year, like anyone, I have a lot of movies that I anticipate. Everyone’s must see list is different, but there’s always a single movie that stands above the pack for everyone that is the single most anticipated movie of the year. Sometimes you get lucky and you anticipated correctly and the movie you craved to see for a year finally came out and it was fantastic. Sometimes you find yourself disappointed, whether that means it was a bad movie and you can’t believe you expected so much out of it, or it was just an ok movie, but your wild expectations were not met so you find yourself disappointed. Last year this movie was The Dark Knight and obviously my insanely high expectations were actually exceeded. This year I am anticipating a lot of movies, (Sherlock Holmes, The Wolfman, Nine, Shutter Island, etc.), but there is a single movie that stands above the pack as always and that movie is none other than Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

I was certainly anticipating The Dark Knight more before it came out, but Inglourious Basterds has come closer than I would have ever dreamed. It’s the story of a a group of Jewish-American soldiers looking to take revenge against the Third Reich in German occupied France. With also another plot thrown in about a cinema worker, who years ago watched her family slaughtered at the hands of the Ruthless Nazi Colonel, Hans Landa. This is Quentin Tarantino’s sixth movie and he’s been working on the script for years. He was actually talking about shooting it before Kill Bill was even started. It’s his biggest cast of talking characters ever and filled with some big name actors one of whom being the one and only Brad Pitt, sporting a fantastic Southern accent. 

Brad Pitt’s performance looks to be fantastic from the trailers, but his isn’t the performance I’m anticipating the most. It’s Christoph Waltz, whom I’ve been truly expecting a lot out of and I’ve never even seen him in a movie before. This year at the Cannes Film Festival he was the winner of The Best Actor award for his role as Hans Landa in this film. He’s the main antagonist of the feature and I just can’t wait to see what he dishes out. All I’ve seen from his performance is a few very short clips from the trailers. He looks to be spectacular, but I’m sure I haven’t seen anything yet. 

There are so many reasons why I just cannot wait for its release on August 21st, from its intriguing plot, to its many fascinating characters, but there’s one reason the stands above the rest. Quentin Tarantino has never let me down. Jackie Brown was a fantastic movie, I absolutely loved Reservoir Dogs and Death Proof, and Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction were nothing short of masterpieces. I seriously doubt Tarantino can shoot out a bad movie on his sixth try especially when its got this much going for it. I said it for The Dark Knight and I’m going to say it again for Inglourious Basterds. When 3 am roles around on August 21st I’m going to drvie home sit down and write an honest review for what I hope to be the greatest movie of 2009.

P.S. Happy Dark Knight Day!

Inglorious Basterds Trailer

The first Inglorious Basterds Trailer was released today, which is amazing. This is Quentin Tarantino’s next movie and its my #1 for Most Anticipated of the Year I wanted to see this movie before any images or casting rumors were released. It’s a war movie by Quentin Tarantino, how could you not want to see that? I haven’t seen a good war movie come out in a while and Tarantino’s last movie was Death Proof, which was amazing in my opinion. This movie by the looks of the trailer looks nothing short of amazing, well here it is. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did:

The Dark Knight Auditions

I just watched a hilarious video on youtube and I just had to post it on my site. It’s called The Dark Knight Auditions and it’s incredibly funny. 

Check it out here:

Sure it makes fun of the greatest  movie ever, but atleast it doesn’t make fun of the greatest character ever.

Dark Campaign

If your like me and believe that not only should Dark Knight be nominated, but also win Best Picture than please visit the site, Dark Campaign. Then make a digg account if you don’t already have one and digg it. The Dark Knight is the greatest movie of all time and even though David Fincher deserves the Academy recognition for once, the masterpiece known as The Dark Knight needs it more and deserves it more. he past couple of years I have agreed with the Academy 100%. Let’s hope I can agree with them this year also.

Honestly, in what way possible can you not call The Dark Knight the Best Picture, just because its a movie based on comic book characters. This movie shouldn’t be shunned for that fact. It should be praised for the fact that It managed to take comic book characters and make a crime-drama of epic proportions. It should be praised for the fact that its villain is colorful and its hero is black. It should be praised for the fact that it is the greatest depiction of good vs. evil of all time. Above all, it should be praised for the fact that it is an absolute masterpiece.

Check out their campaign video: