Amsterdam opens with a tagline that reads “A lot of this really happened,” a cutesy testimony meant to foreshadow that the film will at once relay a fascinating true story, while also cheekily muddying the line between fiction and reality. But the only thing that writer/director David O. Russell muddies is his own plot.
Amsterdam follows an unlikely trio: A one-eyed eccentric named Burt Berendsen (Christian Bale), his deadpan best friend Harold Woodsman (John David Washington) and Valerie Voze (Margot Robbie), a rollicking military nurse with an affinity for forging macabre sculptures out of bloody shrapnel. The three meet at the tail end of World War I, and instantly forge a lifelong bond.
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Wall Street: the land of those crazy people who actually “get” stocks, dudes in thousand-dollar suits, and people who quietly profit off the suffering of others. Such is the basis of American Psycho, which follows Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), your favorite handsome, charismatic, wealthy investment banker on Wall Street. Mary Harron’s darkly comedic adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name takes a sinister glimpse into the life of the New York elite. Patrick blends into the bustling crowd of bankers. They all wear the same designer suit, don the same expensive haircut, and, most importantly, have eerily similar business cards. But they’re not all the same. After all, Patrick is the only serial killer. Or is he?
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Actor Christian Bale explained that a lot of material in Thor: Love and Thunder was deemed too scary for family audiences.
With Thor: Love and Thunder's July 8 release date around the corner, Christian Bale, who plays Gorr the God Butcher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, revealed in an interview that director Taika Waititi is "a funny bastard, and he did a lot funnier stuff than was allowed to be in the film, in my opinion."
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If you thought news of Robert Pattinson stepping up as the new Batman was just one of his saucy pranks, or that it was simply too good to be true, it’s time to snap out of it and start believing it. The official trailer for The Batman came out over the weekend, and it showcases RPatz in all of his superhero glory. And, yes, those are some big wings to fill: Christian Bale was iconic as the vigilante in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, as was Ben Affleck in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman. And do we even have to mention Michael Keaton?
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