“The Dark Knight Rises” gets a fiery new poster

The Dark Knight Rises poster

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Sure, everyone’s talking about “The Avengers” these days, but even Marvel’s record-breaking superhero team-up movie could face some stiff competition at the box office when “The Dark Knight Rises” finally hits theaters. Only adding to the anticipation surrounding Christopher Nolan’s franchise-ending film is a new poster that arrived online today for the third — and final — chapter of Nolan’s celebrated Bat-verse.

The new poster for “The Dark Knight Rises” debuted on the film’s official Facebook page, and sports the tagline “A Fire Will Rise.” The poster is similar to the one that debuted way back in July 2011, featuring a crumbling Gotham skyline in the shape of Batman’s iconic symbol. This time around, the skyline is engulfed in flames, and Batman (Christian Bale) stands front and center in the image, head down and fists clenched.

It’s also worth noting the small, recurring line that appears on much of the promotional images for the film, and precedes the release date: “The Legend Ends.” It’s been known for a while now that the upcoming film will close Nolan’s three-film franchise in explosive fashion, but the notion that the series will end with “The Dark Knight Rises” has led many to wonder whether we could see Batman actually (*gasp*) die in the final film.

Earlier this month, the final trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises”f debuted online, so with today’s poster and all of “The Avengers” hype behind us, it feels like we could be moving into the home stretch for Batman’s return to the big screen. The only other, high-profile comic book hit the screen between now and the July 20 premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” is “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which isn’t expected to offer too much competition for Nolan’s Batman or Marvel’s superteam.

You can check out the poster for “The Dark Knight Rises” below:

The Dark Knight Rises poster

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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