Movie Power Rankings: 'The Dark Knight Rises' climbs to the top
After months (or even years) of anticipation, writer-director Christopher Nolan's final Bat-film is finally here, and fans are lining up allover the world to catch the spectacle. It topped the midnight haul of "The Avengers" last night, and will no doubt score massive box office numbers this weekend. Sadly, the tragic news from Colorado is casting a pall on the film's opening. Nolan issued a statement about the shooting, which can be read here.
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As for the rest of this week's list...
July 20, 2012
1. "The Dark Knight Rises" (Last week: No. 3)
Unfortunately, the final Batman film (for now) will likely forever be associated with Friday morning's tragedy.
2. Comic-Con 2012 (Last week: No. 1)
It's over? Already? Pop culture's biggest long-weekend has come and gone yet again, with all the panels, interviews, lines and revelations that came with it. Most of the news on this list originated at the San Diego event.
3. "The Hobbit" (Last week: No. 8)
Will the two-part "Lord of the Rings" prequel be broken into three parts? That's a long movie, even when projected at twice the normal frame rate.
4. "Man of Steel" (Last week: Not ranked)
Comic-Con fans got the very first look of Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot starring Henry Cavill. So far, the reaction is very promising. The poster is pretty cool too.
5. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (Last week: Not ranked)
The Marvel superhero sequel will not only take its cue from the beloved recent storyline, but will also include Anthony Mackie as The Falcon. Phase Two is well underway.
6. "Kick-Ass 2" (Last week: Not ranked)
Is the superhero sequel finally going into production? McLovin says yes.
7. "Thor: The Dark World" (Last week: Not ranked)
"Thor 2" now has a much cooler name.
8. "Magic Mike" (Last week: Not ranked)
More hot male stripper action is coming to a theater near you, according to star Channing Tatum.
9. "Ted" (Last week: No. 4)
More Ted is (maybe) on the way too. Writer-director Seth McFarlane told the Comic-Con crowd that he'd be "open to taking 'Ted 2'." With the first one grossing over $160 million domestically, there's a strong chance that it'll happen.
10. "Skyfall" (Last week: Not ranked)
Fans got to meet the new Q, Ben Whishaw last week. He'll be providing 007 (Daniel Craig) with all those wonderful toys.
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2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
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