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Canberra? Tour De Kevin Rudd?

You guessed it!

What are all these Batman/Catwoman references...

Haha no, seriously - I loved it, I'm going to watch the film again tomorrow night. Hope everyone got to see it in IMAX or at least VMAX. I'm very glad Christopher Nolan chooses not to use 3D. It's so overdone, IMHO.
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FS: Montblanc store voucher with no expiry date valued at $4100 for $3,000 OBO
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dark knight rises was fantastic.

 

i loved the twist at the end.

 

sorta knew what was becoming of J. G. Levitt - nonetheless, he played the role exceptionally well. so underrated as an actor!

 

and Anne Hathaway. mreow!! she can have my pearl necklaces anyday.

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dark knight rises was fantastic.

 

i loved the twist at the end.

 

sorta knew what was becoming of J. G. Levitt - nonetheless, he played the role exceptionally well. so underrated as an actor!

 

and Anne Hathaway. mreow!! she can have my pearl necklaces anyday.

 

Agreed. 

 

Crude...but yes

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talking fillums - went to see the Royal Affair the other night.

Very classy film, well directed, scripted, acted and costumed. I do like a film that goes for a decent amount of time and at around 2 hours 15 minutes this one never seems too long.

Although dressed up (small word play) as a period romance - it is a meaty examination of the Enlightenment and the spread of those ideas thorough Europe in the late 1700s and gives an insight into why some of the ideas still struggle to be translated to policy, laws and actions.

Aside from the humping scenes and a bit of the unverifiable domestic dialogue etc the film seems to be remarkably historically accurate.

Those who have even a passing interest in the development of clothes (mens in particular) will also have much to occupy their eyes if the sex, romance, intrigue, politics, blood and intellectual shenanigans are too tame.
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I'm not really that interested in going into a shop where I have to act in a particular way :/

Look, they have a great store and have a wonderful history in Melbourne as a menswear hub. There is nothing else like it that I know of in Melbourne with their range of brands. In my opinion they are from an different generation of menswear and do not feel they have to give you a certain retail experience, my guess is that they feel the quality of the product is enough. My kind of retail is sitting down with a client and getting to know them, so you can understand what they need. When selling products of this price, I like a personal feel, especially with the Internet undercutting prices in all brick and mortar stores.  I think this experience should not be expected everywhere you go. You may not agree.

 

The owner is a lovely chap and has a great eye. 

 

We are calling out for a decent menswear store here...something like Boggi Milano, my favorite store. Something in the style of Bunello, at a price where you don't have to remortgage your house for a pair of flannel trousers....

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I didn't know they sell Brunello Cucinelli stuff here in Australia! $1600 for a jacket though.
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Expect heaps bigger range over the next few months ! wink.gif
Pants shipped from florence on friday

Do you have any measurements for the chest/waist?
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I didn't know they sell Brunello Cucinelli stuff here in Australia! $1600 for a jacket though.

I meant Brunello, typo above.

 

Bucks have some bits...

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Do you have any measurements for the chest/waist?

What colours can we expect, you might have already told us.

 

Looking forward to see them.

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Happy Monday!
Yay...
What's happening, gents? Did anyone else see TDKR over the weekend? I'm eager to chat to someone about their thoughts..

Saw it on Saturday at Gold Class. Here are the thoughts that I posed over on whingepool shortly after (a la The Simpsons Comic Book guy):
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Saw it today, after been in 'TDKR lock-down' for the last month (that is avoiding any new trailers, rumors, news articles, etc).

While I loved the film, but I don't think that it stands up as on its own unlike the other two movies. BB was obviously the start of the trilogy, which had to work as a stand alone film, but I would argue that TDK could easily be watched without having seen BB. In my opinion TDKR, on the other hand fits in well with the established story arc, but would not stand up on its own without them.

Reviewers have often pointed out that with trilogies, the second part always has the easiest job for the film makers, in that they don't have to spend the time establishing characters and backgrounds like in the first part, or wrapping up the story like in the third part. It is often argued that this then allows the film maker to let loose and is why we have in the past often found the second acts of trilogies are the most loved (eg Empire, the Godfather, Back to the Future, etc).

What I liked about TDKR is that although it had the clear aftertaste of BB and TDK (probably more so BB than TDK) it is distinctly a different type of film (eg Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
with the city siege and police resistance
). I know there are plenty of complaints that Batman's screen time was less then expected, but I always enjoyed the Bruce Wayne focus of BB, which this film echos.

I agree however that Chris Nolan was overly ambitious and did take on too much with this film, and it would have benefited from being split into two volumes (a la Kill Bill) or another solution (like an animated back story). I do agree that it did feel rushed in some places, which I think is more a function of the scope of the task of trying to wrap up the trilogy whilst making the connections back to TDK at the same time establishing a new criminal threat for Batman. That said, I think that while not perfect, I can't imagine many film makers coming anywhere close to Nolan's effort.

If I was to nit-pick, I did find that some of the hints dropped at the start that drove some of later the plot developments went subtle enough. For example Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
when Alfred spoke of his hope in seeing Bruce in the cafe in Florence I instantly thought "that will be the closing scene"; and Fox mentioning the autopilot on The Bat made me think that it would allow Batman to escape doom somehow later int he film. That said, after Bruce said to Blake that the mask "allows anybody to be Batman'" I did expect Blake to don the Batman costume when Bruce was locked away, which didn't happen (sort of), so I am not that good!

I must confess, while I have never really rated Anne Hathaway, she is certainly growing on me. Her performance I think was perfect, rooted in reality and while she probably didn't steal the show, she came close to it. I also agree with most reviews that say that the Bane performance would have been much more powerful sans mask. I was more or less indifferent to Bane as a villain in this movie, and felt that the films real villain was Bruce Wayne's inner demons. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also I think that the whole Talia plot twist was rushed and could have done with one or two key scenes earlier in the film showing Bane either talking to or even taking orders from a mystery person either hidden in the shadows or under a hood or something (a la the Sith Lord)..

My biggest fear is what the studio will do to the series in future. I think most fans of the trilogy would be begrudgingly happy to leave it as is, but I have no doubts that WB will push for a fourth installment by some second rate film making team (probably Michael Bay!). I would be happy to see an animated spin off series or film where Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Robin has taken the mantel
, but not another film installment.

Overall however I loved it, and will be watching it again for sure.
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Any new Batman film will have to answer one question...

Who will be the new Batman?
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We are calling out for a decent menswear store here...something like Boggi Milano, my favorite store. Something in the style of Bunello, at a price where you don't have to remortgage your house for a pair of flannel trousers....

Having recently returned from a very pleasant 4 week holiday in England and Italy, I wholeheartedly agree with you Christian. I purchased a number of items from Boggi, when I was in Milan. Massimo Dutti - the upmarket sibling of Zara - is another retailer I like, which I wish existed here. I don't want to spend $200 on a t-shirt or $500 on a jumper!

I purchased a number of items from Massimo Dutti at full price - I would be paying double in Melbourne. cloud.gif

Fxh: Avoid visiting Florence and Milan at all costs: Pitti men are ubiquitous there ...
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Saw it on Saturday at Gold Class. Here are the thoughts that I posed over on whingepool shortly after (a la The Simpsons Comic Book guy):

Don't know how familiar you are with the Batman mythos, but an animated version of Frank Miller's legendary Dark Knight Returns is due for release later this year. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

For those who don't know what I'm on about, the Dark Knight Returns was the DC Mini-series that triggered the shift back to a darker, more edgy Batman.

Worth checking out...
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I'm still waiting for a proper Knightfall adaptation with Azrael.
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