|It's Batman vs. Bane in this summer blockbuster|
This month, Gotham City gets rocked, not by Occupy Wall Street protests, but instead by Bane, a ruthless, masked revolutionary whose army takes the DC Comics megalopolis by surprise. Inciting a violent uprising of criminals and the poor, including Catwoman, who engage Bruce Wayne and the city's elite in a class war, Bane quickly puts Gotham under his boot.
The 99% will love this one.
Of course, if the $1 billion-plus worldwide box office receipt for 2008's The Dark Knight is any indication, most everyone will love The Dark Knight Rises, the capstone to director Christopher Nolan's ambitious trilogy that kicked off in 2005 with Batman Begins. Rises is rumored to round out the story by including a connection to Begins' villain—Liam Neeson's R'as al Ghul—and leaping ahead eight years after the Joker's chaotic crime spree to a time of peace and prosperity for some and crippling poverty for others.
Bane forces the haves and have-nots to collide in a Tale of Two Cities-style throw-down that both Bruce Wayne and his alter ego will be hard-pressed to survive.
Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman return. Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt co-star. The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20. Rated PG-13.
Bad Guys, Good Eats! Pop-Up Dinner at Restaurant IPO
Chef and 225 contributor Jay D. Ducote and Chef Chris Wadsworth hosted the Bad Guys, Good Eats! dinner at Restaurant IPO Wednesday night. The dinner was themed around famous movie villains, pairing cocktails and ales with plates of food resembling famous baddies like The Joker, Lord Voldemort, Hannibal Lector, and many others. The highlights of the night were the three middle courses—a black bean soup laced with blood sausage to signify Lord Voldemort, a brace of coneys on black eyed peas resembling Sauron, and lamb medallions atop a fava bean puree to pay homage to the famous favorite of Hannibal Lector.
Elizabeth Arkley Hammett, a local nursing student and Fur Ball co-coordinator, and her husband Grey Hammett III, who works in commercial real estate, will take you through our summer guide. And they'll look good while doing it, too. Where noted, their clothes and accessories are available from local retailers.
These swimsuits will keep you stylish all summer long
Better Block BR
On Saturday the two blocks between Bedford and Beverly drives on April 13, 2013, residents will get to see a model of what Government Street could look like if we push local and state officials to update the roadway to a safer, more "complete street" model.