The 5 Best Things To Happen To Pop Culture In 2012

Superhero Movies Continued to Rule At the Box-Office
It seems like every year that naysaying prognosticators predict that the public’s love for movies about superheroes will fall out of favor and every year those bootleg Nostradamus’s are proven wrong. In 2012, three of the top ten grossing movies of the year were about superheroes (The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and Amazing Spiderman) with The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises hitting the $1 billion mark. And the future looks just as bright with the upcoming third Iron Man movie and the Man of Steel poised to have big showings at the box office too.

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The Daily Nerdgasm: Gotham High

Ever wondered about what Gotham City would be like if it were the location of a teen movie written by Amy Heckerling? Well wonder no more!

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86% (Critics) / 93% (Audience)
Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Written By: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, and David S. Goyer
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Tom Hardy.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Synopsis: It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

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