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Mocking The $999 Mockingjay Pin: If You've Got Money To Blow, Have We Got Some Memorabilia For You!

Mocking The $999 Mockingjay Pin: If You've Got Money To Blow, Have We Got Some Memorabilia For You!

Reports that Target — Target! — will sell a limited-edition $999 Mockingjay pin to coincide with the DVD release of The Hunger Games  later this month has visions of P.T. Barnum dancing in my head. If there are movie lovers who are willing to pony up that kind of dough for such a simple bauble, then surely their must be a market for the following memorabilia:  more »

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President Obama: Anne Hathaway Was The Best Part Of The Dark Knight Rises

President Obama: Anne Hathaway Was The Best Part Of The Dark Knight Rises

Yesterday at a $35,800-per-ticket fundraiser at the Westport, Connecticut home of Harvey Weinstein, President Obama big upped fellow dinner guest/event co-host Anne Hathaway while pretty much nailing his critique of The Dark Knight Rises: "She's spectacular," POTUS enthused. "I got a chance to see Batman, and she was the best thing in it. That's just my personal opinion." Ours too, Mr. President. Ours, too.
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Weekend Receipts: It's Another Dark Knight Weekend as the Pic Triumphs Over Lackluster Total Recall

Weekend Receipts: It's Another Dark Knight Weekend as the Pic Triumphs Over Lackluster Total Recall

Late last week, the box office prognosticators speculated whether The Dark Knight Rises would eek out a triumph over newcomer Total Recall. The pendulum would swing in either direction as the weekend approached, but in the end TDKR easily beat out Total by every measure. In fact, the film only really managed to measure-up to its original, but in 2012 dollars
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Ted Beats TDKR Overseas, WWII Battle Heads for Big Screen: Biz Break

Ted Beats TDKR Overseas, WWII Battle Heads for Big Screen: Biz Break

Also in Friday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, Will Ferrell joins a new comedy. WWE champ gets back in front of the camera and a court in Beijing sends a group of execs from a VOD site to prison in one of the harshest sentences ever.
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DVD Releases || ||

Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Graphic Novel Adaptation To Arrive In September

Dark Knight Returns

If you're already jonesing for more gritty Batman heroics, you won't have to wait for the eventual home video release of The Dark Knight Rises to get your fix: The folks at Warner Premiere have announced the September release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, an animated adaptation of Frank Miller's celebrated 1986 graphic novel charting the return of the retired Caped Crusader to a Gotham City in need. Bonus cool points: Peter Weller as Batman!
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TDKR Trumps $300M in N. America; Hawk Koch Steps Down from PGA: Biz Break

TDKR Trumps $300M in N. America; Hawk Koch Steps Down from PGA: Biz Break

Also in Wednesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs news Hawk Koch steps down from PGA presidency; A pair of film pick-ups for U.S. release; Two companies team for a "social film project" and William Hurt and Michael McDonald take on new roles.
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The Dark Knight Rises Scores in U.K. Despite Olympics; James Franco Joins Homefront: Biz Break

The Dark Knight Rises Scores in U.K. Despite Olympics; James Franco Joins Homefront: Biz Break

Also in Tuesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs Miramax sells music rights to its film music; A thief in Mexico wearing a mask is holding up theaters playing TDKR; Remembering Irish writer/journalist/playwright Maeve Binchy; And DreamWorks animation posts lower second quarter profits.
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Shooting Victims Wear Batman T-shirts to Hearing; Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio Moves Forward: Biz Break

Shooting Victims Wear Batman T-shirts to Hearing; Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio Moves Forward: Biz Break

Also in Monday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, The Producers Guild launches an online jobs board. The Weinstein Company's The Intouchables will be feted by Christopher Reeve foundation; Henry Rollins takes a role in an upcoming thriller; and remembering French filmmaker Chris Marker.
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Weekend Receipts || ||

The Dark Knight Rises Heads to No. 1 in the Box Office

The Dark Knight Rises Heads to No. 1 in the Box Office

Some Moviegoers were said to be hesitant to attend The Dark Knight Rises, but a number of people apparently made the trek over the weekend. The final installment in the Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan grossed over $64 million over the weekend, landing atop the box office for a second week. Another holdover, Ice Age: Continental Drift took second over the weekend, grossing a cool $13.3 million.
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The Shining May Be on Tap; TDKR Rules Foreign Box Office: Biz Break

The Shining May Be on Tap; TDKR Rules Foreign Box Office: Biz Break

Also in Monday morning's round-up of news briefs, Killer Joe shrugs off its NC-17 and performs solid over the weekend; Remembering Norman Alden and The Gatekeepers is heading your way.
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Mariah Carey Joins The Butler; Lionsgate Aims for Time and Again: Biz Break

Mariah Carey
Operation Smile's 5th Annual Smile Event
Skylight Studio, NYC 15/05/08

Also in Thursday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, audiences came out in droves for the first weekend of The Dark Knight Rises, but a sizable number are still hesitant to head to theaters in its second round. Terrence Howard and Dawn Olivieri board a Schwarzenegger pic and a doc about an unlikely Filipino turned U.S. rock star heads to the States.
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The Dark Knight Rises Crosses $300M Worldwide; Robert Pattinson Takes Lead in The Rover: Biz Break

The Dark Knight Rises Crosses $300M Worldwide; Robert Pattinson Takes Lead in The Rover: Biz Break

Also in Thursday morning's round-up of news briefs, following news of today's Venice Film Festival lineup comes word Ben Affleck's Argo is heading to another European film event. British independent films score their best numbers in years; and a Weinstein Company veteran returns to head their publicity department.
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Behind the Camera || ||

Memo to Warner: Delay Gangster Squad, Don't Cut It

Memo to Warner: Delay Gangster Squad,  Don't Cut It

To paraphrase Clemenza from The Godfather: Move the picture. Keep the scene.

Deadline Hollywood reported that Warner Bros. has decided to push the release date of Gangster Squad to January 11, 2013. more »

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Warner Bros Expected to Decide Today Whether to Move Release Date for Gangster Squad

Warner Bros Expected to Decide Today Whether to Move Release Date for Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad does not look like it will be coming to a theater near you any time soon.

In the wake of the mass shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., an industry insider tells Movieline that Warner executives are expected to decide today whether to reschedule the release of the Ruben Fleischer-directed film about the L.A. police departments war against the organized crime in the 1940s and 50s.

And the insider says odds the picture — which stars Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin — will keep its Sept.7 release date are pretty long. more »

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Which Actors Rose in The Dark Knight Rises — And Which Ones Did Not (Hint: One of Them Is French)

Which Actors Rose in The Dark Knight Rises — And Which Ones Did Not (Hint: One of Them Is French)

Rare is the movie in which every cast member performs at the same level — unless maybe you're talking about the uniformly jaw-dropping performances of everyone in Witless Protection. So, here at Movieline, we'd like to begin a tradition of ranking performances within movies — a sort of intramural Oscars, if you will — and asking you to weigh in with your own.  We'll introduce polling and a catchy title soon enough, but we just had to start with The Dark Knight Rises — a movie in which the performances range from sublime (Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to wince-inducing (Marion Cotillard). See how your favorite — or least favorite — character rates below, and then leave your own ranking in the comments section.
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