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  Robert Downey, Jr. Didn’t “Get” The Dark Knight
Posted by: Christine on Aug 14th, 2008 1 Comment »

 width=In a recent interview with Moviehole.net, Robert Downey, Jr. talks about his new movie Tropic Thunder, his last hit Iron Man, and the fact that he didn’t “get” The Dark Knight. Read:

My whole thing is that that I saw The Dark Knight. I feel like I’m dumb because I feel like I don’t get how many things that are so smart. It’s like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and script writing and I’m like, ‘That’s not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.’ I loved The Prestige but didn’t understand The Dark Knight. Didn’t get it, still can’t tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I’m like, ‘I get it. This is so high brow and so f–king smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’ You know what? F-ck DC comics. That’s all I have to say and that’s where I’m really coming from.

You liked The Prestige but didn’t understand The Dark Knight? Did you get The Prestige? Are you sure? TDK, while it may be complex, isn’t nearly as complicated to sort through as The Prestige.

And while we’re on the subject of complicated movies, how about Iron Man? I don’t remember any major plot points – just explosions and awesome flying scenes. Oh, and lots of tech gadgets. Maybe that’s why Robert Downey, Jr. didn’t get The Dark Knight – maybe he thinks superheroes are supposed to be simple.

Go check out Moviehole.net for the whole interview.




  100 Comments on The Prestige – Explained
Posted by: Christine on Aug 12th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

The single most popular page on our entire website is for a post explaining, in unbelievable detail, the secrets of The Prestige. The discussion in the comments has been going on for over a year, and has attracted over 100 comments.

If you’ve seen the movie and want to know details you missed, or figure out the parts you didn’t get, Mike has your answers. Join the heated discussion in the comments!

Check out The Prestige – Explained post now!




  Most Popular: May 2008
Posted by: Christine on Jun 2nd, 2008 Leave a Comment »

May was a good month for movie-goers with Iron Man, Sex and the City, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull hitting theaters (ok, maybe not that last one). Here’s what was most popular here on MovieSnobs in the month of May.

  1. New Hitman Images – Much like the image of Ryan Gosling has drawn readers to the above post, the image of a bald, gun-toting Timothy Olyphant has drawn readers to this post from before the movie came out.
  2. 40 Hottest Women Over 40 – It’s no surprise that people are still flocking to Mike’s list of the top 40 hottest women over 40. With babes like Mariska Hargitay and Eva La Rue sprinkling the page, who wouldn’t want to read it?
  3. The Prestige – Explained – Our most popular post ever has dropped to number 4 this month as the discussion continues. The spoiler-filled post is a jumping point for the intense discussion that follows in the comments.
  4. Unofficial Cloverfield Soundtrack Available – Some fans are still looking for a Cloverfield soundtrack, even though one isn’t available. This post points to a listing of all the music played at Rob’s party in the movie.
  5. The Dark Knight Roller Coaster in the Works – With the debut of the new Dark Knight roller coaster this month, readers have been looking for any information about the design of the ride. Lucky for them, the first reviews are coming in.
  6. The Dark Knight Viral Marketing – Even though most of the marketing for The Dark Knight has gone decidedly mainstream (Dark Knight candy, anyone?), readers are still looking for the crazy viral marketing that has been promoting the movie for over a year.
  7. The Prestige Review – Mike’s in-depth explanation of The Prestige continues to drive people to read his five-star review of the movie.
  8. Iron Man Review – The first superhero movie of the summer was Iron Man and it was pretty awesome.
  9. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Runtime – Everyone wanted to know just how long the new Indy movie was – two hours and twenty-ish minutes, if you must know.



  Most Popular: April 2008
Posted by: Christine on May 5th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

We’re getting into the superhero movie season this year. Iron Man just blew away the box office competition. The Dark Knight trailer and viral marketing program are burning up the internet. The Incredible Hulk comes out in about a month.

Last month’s most popular items have some old favorites (#1) and some new ones (#4). They are:

  1. The Prestige Explained – Mike’s detailed explanation of the mysterious movie The Prestige jumps back into the number one spot on our list as our readers debate with Mike over the twins/clones issue.
  2. New Hitman Images – People just can’t get enough of Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47. It must be the bald head.
  3. 40 Hottest Women Over 40 – Unsurprisingly, Mike’s list of the 40 hottest actresses, singers, and others over 40 made the list again. I’d like to think it’s the article, but it’s definitely the pictures of hot chicks.
  4. Leaked Joker Images – Some semi-spoilerish images of The Joker appeared online, but were quickly removed at the request of Warner Bros. And by request I mean threats of a ceast & desist.
  5. Unofficial Cloverfield Soundtrack Available – The April 22nd release of Cloverfield on DVD had people looking for the soundtrack, which is still unavailable. This listing of the songs from Rob’s party is the closest you’ll get.
  6. Snobbies Matches – After announcing the winners of the 2008 Snobbies Awards (our own movie awards), we offered voters the chance to see how many they matched up with on the Snobbies Matches page. If you voted, just enter your email address and you’ll see how your votes compare with the winners.
  7. Forgetting Sarah Marshall Review – Jason Segel’s directorial debut includes several nude scenes…starring Jason Segel. It also stars muppets, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Hawaii.
  8. D-Wars Sequel Already? – Inexplicably people are still looking for information about D-Wars, the really bad dragon movie from last year.
  9. The Dark Knight Viral Marketing – As The Joker kicked off his new scavenger hunt on April Fool’s Day, April was a hot month for Dark Knight news. Between bowling balls and Jokerized trailers, we almost forgot there was a new trailer in the works.
  10. The Prestige Review – In a nice bit of symmetry, The Prestige review closes our list, most likely thanks to traffic sent from the #1 item on our list.

Stay tuned this month for new reviews, more Dark Knight info, and Christine’s answer to Mike’s 40 Hottest Women Over 40 list.




  Most Popular: March 2008
Posted by: Christine on Apr 2nd, 2008 Leave a Comment »

March was a great month for DVD releases (I Am Legend and Hitman, among others) and a fantastic month for the Third Annual Snobbies awards. The Snobbies ended March 31st, and the winners will be announced on April 15th. For now, check out this month’s list of the most popular posts.

  1. The Third Annual Snobbies – Each year since we started MovieSnobs, we have held our own movie awards, allowing our readers to vote on the best (and worst) movies of the year. The voting ends in March, so the Snobbies were our number one most visited page. The winners will be announced April 15th.
  2. The Prestige Explained – Mike’s minute-by-minute explanation of the Christopher Nolan film The Prestige has our readers arguing the details of the very confusing plot.
  3. 40 Hottest Women Over 40 – Mike’s list of the hottest women in movies, TV, and music that are over 40. Complete with superhot pictures.
  4. New Hitman Images – The DVD release of Hitman had everyone searching for images from the movie.
  5. The Dark Knight Viral Marketing – As the campaign for Harvey Dent heats up, readers were looking for any news on the viral marketing for The Dark Knight. This post was Mike’s step-by-step of the scavenger hunt in San Diego during Comi-Con.
  6. Babel Review – Mike’s review of the Brad Pitt / Cate Blanchett Oscar winning film draws lots of attention because it’s so negative. In fact, more than a few readers found the review by searching for “babel sucked.”
  7. D-Wars Sequel Already? – Apparently some people actually liked Dragon Wars and are anticipating the sequel. Unlike me.
  8. The Prestige Review – Mike’s explanation of The Prestige (see #2 on this list) has our readers heading over to his five-star review of the movie.
  9. Special Effects in I Am Legend – The DVD release of I Am Legend had everyone talking about the alternate ending and the special effects used to create the creatures. This article has links to interviews with the special effects guys.
  10. Eddie Izzard Actor Page – Comedian and star of The Riches Eddie Izzard received a lot of traffic this month thanks to his appearance in Across The Universe and his show’s second season starting.

That’s the list for this month. Come back on April 15th to see the winners of the Snobbies, and come back next month to see what was hot in movie news in April.




  Most Popular: January 2008
Posted by: Christine on Feb 1st, 2008 Leave a Comment »

2008 got off to a great start with the release of Cloverfield, but ended in tragedy with the death of Heath Ledger, an extremely talented young actor. It was a busy month for movie news, and a sad month for Hollywood. Here’s what was most popular on MovieSnobs for January 2008.

  1. The Third Annual Snobbies – Every year since we started the MovieSnobs we have held our own movie awards, voted on by our readers. The readers who vote for the most number of movies that win are eligible to win great prizes. This year the grand prize is free movies for an entire year. First prize is an 8 GB Apple iPod Touch.
  2. The Prestige Explained – Mike’s minute-by-minute explanation of The Prestige has our readers debating the entire plotline down to the last detail. Join the discussion if you’ve seen the movie.
  3. 40 Hottest Women Over 40 – Mike took a look at the lovely ladies of Hollywood that have passed their 40th birthday. The list includes Eva LaRue, Maria Bello, and Famke Janssen. Have one you’d like to add to the list? Tell Mike about it in the comments.
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  Most Popular: December 2007
Posted by: Christine on Dec 31st, 2007 Leave a Comment »

Another year over, and another top ten list. December was a great month for movies, with the release of I Am Legend, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and many other great flicks. Here’s what the MovieSnobs readers were reading the most last month:

  1. I Am Legend Poster Giveaway – After attending the premiere of I Am Legend in New York City, Christine snagged one of the posters hanging in the lobby to give away. One lucky reader won the movie poster starring Will Smith and a desolate New York City.
  2. The Prestige – Explained – Possibly our most popular post ever, Mike’s minute-by-minute explanation of the film The Prestige has inspired a lively debate in the comments. It heated up this month with several people challenging Mike’s explanation of the film. Come join the discussion (if you’ve seen the movie, of course – this post is beyond spoiler-heavy).
  3. New Hitman Images – While Hitman wasn’t my favorite movie of the year (see my review), it was a decent enough action flick, and fanboys everywhere were drooling over new pictures of Timothy Olyphant as the video game character Agent 47.
  4. Optimus Prime Phone Call – The release of Transformers on DVD had everyone looking for the awesome promotion Paramount had on the official site where you could craft a phone call to a friend from…Optimus Prime. Unfortunately, the promotion was only live on the site for a short period of time.
  5. The Dark Knight Viral Marketing – Another of our most popular posts ever, this kicked off the start of the intense viral marketing campaign for the Summer ’08 Batman movie. December saw less of the viral games and puzzles and more of the official straightforward releases of posters, trailers, and the first six minutes of the film (which screened before IMAX showings of I Am Legend).
  6. Movie Theme Songs – Up a spot from last month, the YouTube video of a piano player doing some classic movie theme songs is still getting tons of clicks.
  7. Ryan Gosling – Underrated Actor of the Year – My love letter to the talent of Oscar-Nominee Ryan Gosling has been attracting fellow fans from all over the world. I have a feeling the adorable picture of him might have something to do with it…
  8. 40 Hottest Women Over 40 – Mike’s picture-filled post about the 40 hottest women over 40 features such beauties as Demi Moore, Emily Proctor, Halle Berry, and Maria Bello. Each one is accompanied by a blurb about why you know her, why she’s hot, and a picture to prove it.
  9. I Am Legend Review – The glowing, five-star review of I Am Legend tells just why this movie is worth the overpriced ticket, and why Will Smith is, and will always be, awesome.
  10. Batman Vs. Superman – Best Easter Egg Ever – The discovery of an Easter egg hidden in I Am Legend was exciting enough, but finding out that it was a movie poster for the fictitious Batman Vs. Superman movie? Comic fans swooned. Now that the film’s been out a while, there have been a few other movie poster Easter eggs, but none as interesting as this.



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