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  1. 'The Dark Knight Rises' Faces Big Problem: Audiences Can't Understand Villain

    5:00 am 12/20/2011

    Sources say some at Warner Bros. want Christopher Nolan to change the sound mix in response to complaints that Bane's dialogue is hard to hear. But the filmmaker plans only to alter the sound slightly.Read more

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  2. Chinese Actor Zhang Guofeng Arrested, Unmasked as Fugitive Ji Siguang

    10:17 am 12/19/2011

    The TV star, who changed his name after fleeing the scene of a crime in 1998, was taken into custody Dec. 8.Read more

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  3. Christian Bale in Shoving Match With Chinese Police (Video)

    6:07 pm 12/15/2011

    The "Flowers of War" and "Dark Knight" star was attempting to visit blind activist Chen Guangcheng in a village near Beijing.Read more

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  4. 'The Dark Knight Rises' Latest Poster Reveals a Broken Batman

    9:39 am 12/12/2011

    Just a few days short of the prologue hitting IMAX screens around the country, Christopher Nolan's final entry into the franchise debuts ominous new artwork. Read more

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  5. 'Flowers of War' Director Zhang Yimou Reveals Steven Spielberg's Role in Casting Christian Bale

    5:55 am 12/11/2011

    The Oscar-winning actor worked with the legendary director in his 1987 "Empire of the Sun" drama, which was filmed in China.Read more

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  6. The Flowers of War: Film Review

    12:01 am 12/11/2011

    Based on Yan Geling's novel "13 Flowers of Nanjing," the Nanjing massacre plays front and center in director Zhang Yimou's tale.Read more

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  7. Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' Preview: What the Media Is Saying

    10:49 pm 12/8/2011

    One attendee at the press preview called the footage "a miniature thrill ride" and another praised Nolan as a "brilliant filmmaker," but several complained that Tom Hardy was hard to understand as the masked villain Bane. Read more

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  8. Christopher Nolan Debuts 8-Minute 'Dark Knight Rises' Preview

    8:53 pm 12/8/2011

    UPDATED: The majority of the footage introduced audiences to Bane, the Batman movie's major villain played by a masked Tom Hardy, and a heist involving a plane.Read more

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  9. 'Dark Knight's' Christian Bale on Why He's Starring Next in a $100 Million Chinese Movie

    11:30 am 11/30/2011

    From Nolan to Nanjing? Directed by the legendary Zhang Yimou, the Oscar winner is the first major Westerner to play a lead role in a Chinese movie with Rape of Nanking epic "The Flowers of War." In the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, days after "The Dark Knight Rises" filming wrapped, the pair discuss what it means for business in China, and if the language barrier mattered: "Yimou actually wanted Christian Slater but ended up with me," jokes Bale.Read more

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