In theaters later this week, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES brings to a close filmmaking visionary CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S much heralded trilogy of films based on the iconic DC comic book character BATMAN. Directed and co-written (with brother JONATHAN) by NOLAN, the film’s cast includes CHRISTIAN BALE, MICHAEL CAINE, MORGAN FREEMAN, GARY OLDMAN, ANNE HATHAWAY, TOM HARDY, MARION COTILLARD and JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT.
As the wise-cracking super thief CATWOMAN (aka Selina Kyle), HATHAWAY not only proves to be a formidable foil for BATMAN but is also a total knockout in her formfitting latex costume. At the recent press conference to promote the film, HATHAWAY talked about her relationship with the sexy getup. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Hot on the heels of the massive success of THE AVENGERS, Marvel Studios used its time at San Diego ComicCon 2012 to confirm two new films and sneak preview footage from the currently shooting IRON MAN 3. Sequels to last year’s THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA will be titled THE DARK WORLD and THE WINTER SOLDIER, respectively, and new films will focus on ANT-MAN and the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
The IRON MAN panel consisted of JON FAVREAU, SHANE BLACK, DON CHEADLE, ROBERT DOWNEY JR. and KEVIN FEIGE. During the audience Q & A, DOWNEY responded to a question about finding the IRON MAN character by giving props to BLACK and their film KISS KISS BANG BANG for landing the superhero role. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Currently in theaters, TED is the feature film directorial debut of FAMILY GUY creator SETH MacFARLANE and tells the off-beat (and surprisingly good-hearted) story of a seemingly normal man whose childhood wish that his beloved teddy bear would spring to life actually comes true in the form of a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking, skirt-chasing stuffed plushie. Written by MacFARLANE (who additionally provides the voice of the titular bear), the film also stars MARK WAHLBERG, MILA KUNIS, GIOVANNI RIBISI, JESSICA STROUP and ALEX BORSTEIN.
First introduced to television audiences on the long-running sitcom THAT 70’S SHOW, KUNIS divides her time between dramatic roles (THE BOOK OF ELI, BLACK SWAN) and comedies (FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, EXTRACT) but insists that, despite being able to deliver a punch line, she doesn’t think of herself as particularly funny. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
ROBERT PATTINSON joined fellow TWILIGHT SAGA stars KRISTEN STEWART and TAYLOR LAUTNER (as well as best-selling author STEPHENIE MEYER) at San Diego ComicCon 2012 and wowed the standing-room-only crowd while fielding questions about the hugely popular franchise. Laughing and joking with the adoring crowd, the stars had the audience eating out of the palms of their hands as they acknowledged that this would probably be their last ComicCon appearance together.
One fan reminded PATTINSON of how nervous he was at his first SDCC appearance four years ago and asked him to compare that experience with this one. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
In September, the FOX animated series The Simpsonsenters its 24th season. It’s been a long road since the program started as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman show back in 1987. Since then the program has made television history, as it is the longest running American primetime (scripted) series.
Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, talked to us about auditioning for the series, which she described as “no big deal.” (Click on the media bar below to hear Nancy Cartwright)