Weekend Movie Preview: July 20, 2012

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The moment has arrived, and it is sadly tainted by tragedy with the Colorado shooting. The Dark Knight Rises lands in theaters and is honestly the only film on the docket with a national release. You can’t blame other studios for staying away from this weekend, because for this week’s Weekend Movie Preview, it’s all about the Bat.

Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises: Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale’s final foray into the world of Batman finally arrives. The story of how Bruce Wayne and Batman have disappeared for eight years and how an evil menace in Bane forces both to come to grips with their fate and re-enter the world to suppress evil once again is powerful. The film is astounding, as we state in our The Dark Knight Rises review, and should be seen a multitude of times.

If the Caped Crusader screenings are sold out, here are three options of films already in release that are worth your time:

The Amazing Spider-Man: Yes, another superhero movie… and one that reboots a film that only went away a couple of years ago. But, Marc Webb has weaved a gem of a film and although we know the origins story, in the hands of Andrew Garfield, this Spider-Man is a joy to behold. Check out our The Amazing Spider-Man review for more.

Katy Perry Part of Me: Both fans and those who don’t find Katy Perry their cup of tea will cherish this concert film/documentary. As we state in our Katy Perry Part of Me review, this is one inspiring film.

Ted: Haven’t seen Ted yet? Run, don’t walk, to see it. Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane join forces and create an R-rated comedy gem. Where MacFarlane’s Family Guy is handcuffed by the FCC, Ted is allowed to live and breathe. And be warned, it’s not all gruff, as reported in our Ted review, this film has a lot of heart.

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The Dark Knight Rises Quotes

Selina Kyle: There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
Bruce Wayne: You sound like you're looking forward to it.
Selina Kyle: I'm adaptable.

Jim Gordon: We were in this together, and then you were gone. Now this evil...rises. The Batman has to come back.
Bruce Wayne: What if he doesn't exist any more?
Jim Gordon: He must. He must.

The Dark Knight Rises Review

Only a filmmaker with Christopher Nolan’s majesty can pull off a two-hour and 45-minute finale and have us still wanting more as The Dark...

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