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This week we gear up for the eagerly-anticipated Dark Knight Rises and... a Wu Tang Clan kung fu flick!?
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 09 Jul 2012
Never mind the bruised purple skies and relentless drizzle, Movies Monday is back with a feast of eye-popcorn for all cinemagoers.
Almost as mixed as our metaphors are the advance reviews for Jack Reacher, the $50 million flick which brings author Lee Child’s ex-US Army Military Police Major turned private detective to the big screen in time from Chrimbo. Tom Cruise, who could do with a bit of media love at the moment, is the man entrusted with lifting him off the page and launching what Paramount no doubt hope will be a lucrative franchise. With Rosamund Pike and the always-dependable Robert Duvall co-starring, the critics may be proved wrong on this one.
“In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper,” reads the blurb. “The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But the accused man claims he's innocent and says, ‘Get Jack Reacher.’ Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defence are immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked by the accused’s request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for.”
We’re sure your appetite for the new Batman movie is fully whetted, but just in case here’s a 13-minute The Dark Knight Rises ‘Making Of’ and a new featurette that went live yesterday. Tom Hardy looks the real bad ass villain deal as Bane, a terrorist leader with a natty line in facewear.
We all know they’re dab hands at gritty noir, but Klown also suggests that the Danes know a thing or three about anarchic comedy.