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"Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?
GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, JAMES GORDON (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.
Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, BRUCE (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.
As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss FISH MOONEY (Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” films, “HawthoRNe,” “Collateral”), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged SELINA KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and OSWALD COBBLEPOT/THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” “Another Earth”).
Although the crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain SARAH ESSEN (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, ALFRED (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.
GOTHAM is based upon characters published by DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).
I went to New York Comic Con armed with fake designs for Ben Affleck’s new Batman suit and told fans I was from a bogus market research company called Screentesters. They totally bought it.
Amazon is selling The Tim Burton Collection + Book this week for 57% off its $59.99 list price. The set includes the following films and a behind-the-scenes hardcover book.
- Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
- Batman Returns
- Mars Attacks!
- Corpse Bride
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
In completely unrelated related news, the Peanuts Holiday Collection including ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’, ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ is availble on Blu-ray for $29.96.
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Often-reliable Latino Review is reporting that a casting notice has gone out to agencies looking for an actress in her late 20s, of any ethnicity, that is “both tall and possesses physicality.” The site describes this role as a love interest for Ben Affleck’s Batman, but that seems more like speculation at this point.
Riddle me this, Mr. Gordon…hold on one sec, actually, I won’t know the answer until I finish my popsicle.
Eyewitness reports have informed PCB of a couple in Queens yesterday, who pursued their local theater for a refund after viewing ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and not being able to comprehend the plot or dialogue. Evan Feist of Stacks of Wax productions told Pop Culture Brain the following,
As the credits for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ rolled we watched an older woman say to an usher, ‘This is ridiculous. If you asked me the plot I wouldn’t be able to tell you.’ She continued, ‘I have no idea what happened in this movie because I couldn’t understand any of the dialogue!’
Not satisfied with the response the woman received from the usher she took to the manager. Feist continues,
As we watched the woman argue first with the usher and then with the manager, we tried to speak up on the theater’s behalf in an effort to reason with her. Regardless, the manager comped the woman’s tickets.
Of course anyone who’s seen the movie is familiar with the sometimes unintelligible dialogue emitted from both Tom Hardy’s heavily-accented-then-forced-through-a-filter Bane and Christian Bale’s growling Batman. Not to mention it being heavily mocked in parody videos before the movie even hit theaters.
'The Dark Knight Rises 'caught so much flak during early screenings of the film’s prologue in late 2011 that Bane’s voice was altered before the final cut was shown.
Was she right to demand a refund or should the theater not be held accountable for the film’s content?
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