Posts Tagged ‘christian bale’

Howl’s Moving Castle

In movies, writing on 10/22/2012 at 19:56


In need of some witchcraft and wizardry this Halloween season? Check out Studio Ghibli Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), an adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones’ novel of the same name. Read the rest of this entry »

The new “Who Shot First?”: Bane’s Voice

In movies on 08/09/2012 at 16:20

Entering the theater, I did not have the buzz I normally do. I say this not to unnerve the reader, or suggest a sense of dread: I had every confidence that Nolan, Bale and crew would deliver a satisfying end to one of the best trilogies of my lifetime, including Batman Begins, as good as origin stories get, and The Dark Knight, the best action/super hero movie ever made. I say it only to clarify how much of a blank slate I felt sitting down, nonchalantly gleeful, ready to be awed. I’d avoided trailer for the better part of the year, had shelved Jonathan Lethem’s ROLLING STONE for later.

I’d also forgotten the whole deal about Bane’s voice (a few months ago some footage was released featuring new villain Bane…there was backlash about his voice, people calling it hard to understand—which makes sense, considering the huge metal apparatus covering his mouth). People demanded the audio be fixed, Nolan said no way.

I was forcibly reminded of the debate a few seconds into the film Read the rest of this entry »