If you’re out and about pre-dawn on this fine, post-Thanksgiving morning, we salute you. However, the best, surefire way to avoid epic confrontations over the last leather jacket (or dastardly cloak?) in your size at the store is to simply stay home—pie in-hand, football on-screen, enjoying our Online Black-Friday Deals from the comfort of your couch.
To celebrate Black Friday, we picked a few of our favorite sale items—in timeless, stylish, black. Keep reading to see our sale-priced Editor’s Picks.
The Dark Knight Rises, director Christopher Nolan’s third and final contribution to the pantheon of Batman blockbusters, premieres two weeks from tonight.
LA-based graphic designer (and master of the reimagined movie poster) Midnight Marauder jumped on this gold mine of visual inspiration weeks ago. A few of his poster designs appear below—but it’s the DVD-cover concept he composed for Tim Burton’s 1989 classic, above, that prompts a difficult question: No matter how stellar a sequel is, can it ever measure up to a truly legendary original?
Nolan has his work cut out for him. As if Burton’s superhero-noir masterpiece didn’t present big enough shoes to fill, Nolan has his own two Batman prequels to live up to—the most recent of which garnered the late Heath Ledger more than 20 supporting-actor awards for his diabolical performance as the Joker.
That’s a tough act to follow, but if anyone’s capable of surprising jaded moviegoers, it’s the Oscar-nominated mastermind behind twist-laden thrillers like Memento and Inception. Judge for yourself starting with midnight showings July 19. In the meantime, read our previous post on Midnight Marauder, watch the dueling trailers below, and cast your vote in the comments section: What film is the odds-on favorite to be the best Batman ever?