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BOOK REVIEW – The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

By Marty Mulrooney

The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy offers Batman fans a comprehensive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world Christopher Nolan created with Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Featuring text based on in-depth interviews with Nolan and key cast and crew members from all three films, this enormous 304 page, 23.5 x 2.8 x 30.2 cm coffee table book is supported by lavish art and never-before-seen photography.

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FILM REVIEW – The Dark Knight Rises (IMAX)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is the third and final instalment of director Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman film trilogy, following on from Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). Christian Bale once again reprises his role as Batman, this time opposite Tom Hardy as the villain Bane, a terrorist hell-bent on destroying Gotham City. Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman also return, alongside newcomers Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway.

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: Arkham Asylum

By Marty Mulrooney

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With Christopher Nolan successfully rebooting Batman on the silver screen in recent years, the dark knight is pretty hot property right now. I didn’t realise before writing this review, but there have actually been a lot of Batman games over the years, usually to tie in with the various film releases, with varying degrees of success.

This new Batman game from Rocksteady Studios is nothing do with the recent film releases though, being released on the PS3 and Xbox360 last month, with the PC release coming out later this week. The version I am reviewing is the PS3 version, but it should apply to the XBox360 version as well: at long last, it seems that multi-platform game design is reaching a stage where differences between the HD console versions is negligible. Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW – Public Enemies

By Marty Mulrooney

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I had somewhat high expectations of Michael Mann’s latest film, Public Enemies. Based on the true life story of John Dillinger and his gang, who during the Great Depression in 1933 robbed over two dozen banks, I really felt that the hard-hitting grit and powerful portrayal of obsessive men on both sides of the law that had been present in Mann’s classic Heat would transfer really well to this film, regardless of the year it was set. Sadly, I was wrong. Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW – Terminator Salvation

By Marty MulrooneyTerminator_4

After seeing Terminator Salvation last night, I was somewhat lost for words (unusual for me I can assure you.) The state I was in as I drove home was made up of both positives and negatives, all of which raced through my mind in some kind of self-loathing, fan-boyish frenzy.  As a long time fan of the Terminator franchise (not including the extremely disappointing T3), I had high hopes for the latest installment, against my better judgement.

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