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New “The Dark Knight Rises” images show Bane, Batman and Commissioner Gordon in action


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As “The Dark Knight Rises” is the cover story of this week’s Entertainment Weekly, it comes as no surprise that the magazine has released several new photos to promote the upcoming movie.

One of the more provocative images features Bruce standing in front of the Bat-suit, giving us a glimpse of what is most likely the new bat-cave.

The images include a nice close-up shot of Bane alone, possibly from the same scene from the trailer when he’s giving permission to someone off-screen (who is probably Batman) to die once Gotham is ashes.

Rounding out the major players in the war for Gotham, we get the Dark Knight with the cityscape behind him and Commissioner Gordon looking absolutely terrified.

And finally a close-up of Bane and Batman fighting up close and personal, giving us an official look at what was taking place in those fan shot set photos back in November.

But where are the rest of the characters? Sure, it could be argued that the reason the majority of the photos officially released only show these three characters (but mostly just Bane and Batman) is because the focus of the movie is on them. But you can’t just go and cast Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a police officer and Marion Cotillard as a Wayne Enterprises employee (or maybe more) without giving us anything more than brief glimpses in trailers and fan-posted pictures! Well, Christopher Nolan can, but it’s still incredibly frustrating.

The release of “The Dark Knight Rises” is seven months away (July 20) so there’s still plenty of time for more promotion of the film. And, to be honest, we like that there’s some mystery surrounding the movie still intact. But it sort of feels like we’ve been seeing the same photos over and over again, and we’d like something new to get excited over in the flick. Even if it’s just a shot of a regular like Alfred or Lucius Fox.

In his interview with EW, Nolan addressed the confusion over Tom Hardy‘s voice. As Bane, he was reportedly illegible during the six-minute prologue that was released, though a new rumor says that Warner Bros has set that straight.

“I think when people see the film, things will come into focus,” Nolan said. “Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him.”

Do you want to see some new “The Dark Knight Rises” images as well, or are you okay with these? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…


A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.