Christian Bale visits the Colorado victims, Christopher Nolan says goodbye to Batman

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It would be easy for Christian Bale and everyone else at Warner Bros. to be cynical jerks like me and take the stance that the killings in Colorado were the actions of one insane individual and have nothing to do with a movie, but I’m glad to see that people in Hollywood still care.  For proof, look no further than Christian Bale making an unscheduled, unplanned and un-coerced trip to Aurora, CO today to visit some of the people that were hurt during the tragedy.  It’s a classy move on the part of Christian Bale, who maybe isn’t always known for being the nicest guy.  Warner Bros. even issued a statement pointing out that Christian Bale was there on his own accord and was not representing WB.  It seemed unnecessary for WB to say that, but given the nightmare PR situation they’re in right now, it’s hard to blame them for how they’ve handled this. (DenverPost)

On related, but slightly more positive news, Christopher Nolan wrote a goodbye letter to Batman for the book ‘The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy’, basically saying how much fun he had making the Batman films and how much he’s going to miss the Batman character and everyone that helped him make the films.  You can read the full letter, by clicking this link: Christopher Nolan says goodbye to Batman.

As you already know, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (click the link to read our review) is in theaters now and stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Juno Temple.  I believe almost everyone in America has seen the film by now and I don’t know about you, but I’m surprised at how polarizing the film has turned out to be.  It seems there’s a lot of people out there that didn’t love it as much as they thought they would.

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