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“The Dark Knight Rises” takes over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Heinz Field

“The Dark Knight Rises” takes over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Heinz Field (photo)

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This weekend saw Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field once again play host to hordes of fans in black and yellow clothing. But shockingly, there wasn’t a single Steelers logo in sight, as the crowds were there to cheer on the Gotham Rogues, the fictional football team in “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Christopher Nolan has been filming his third Batman movie in Pittsburgh for about a week now, but this Saturday the production kicked things into high gear with a series of scenes that required more than 10,000 extras to pack into the Steel City’s Heinz Field. Fans were asked to put aside their love for the Steelers and instead cheer on the Gotham Rogues as they faced their rivals, the Rapid City Monuments.

Cheering for the Rogues proved easier than you might think though, as the team shares not only its colors with the Steelers, but even a few players, including Ben Roethlisberger and Hines Ward. Meanwhile, on the side of the Monuments was Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who played a kicker for the away team.

The scene itself entails a cold weather football game that gets interrupted by a series of massive explosions. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the film’s “special effects team got the explosives set, and about 60 bombs went off, seeming to blow a gaping hole in the field.” The extras in attendance were then encouraged to scream and run away in terror from the destruction.

While the thousands of extras in attendance were unpaid, they were compensated with free stadium food and the chance to win tickets to the premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises,” which hits theaters on July 20, 2012.

Would you stand outside in 89-degree weather for a chance to appear in “The Dark Knight Rises?” Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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