New Batman “The Dark Knight Rises” Movie Poster Released!

The Dark Knight Rises Movie Poster. Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures
The Dark Knight Rises Movie Poster. Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Dark Knight Rises Movie Poster. Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

It does not come out for a whole year, but that is not stopping Warner Bros. Pictures from releasing a movie poster for it now.  "The Dark Knight Rises" is the 3rd Batman movie to be directed by Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale as the caped crusader straight out of the DC Comics made famous by Bob Kane.

Falling skyscrapers in the shape of the bat.  Hmm.  This Dark Knight will be different as he will be a wanted man by the police for the "murder" of Two-Face, Harvey Dent.  Although no one knew the monster that Dent became as to protect him.  There is no actual guarantee that Dent is actually dead either.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been chosen for the role of "The Riddler" although Nolan will still not confirm that is the role that Joseph has been cast for.  They were first looking for Johnny Depp to play the role of the Riddler but I think Gordon-Levitt is perfect.  Levitt stared with the late Heath Ledger in the movie "10 Things I Hate About You" so there is a connection between the stars and the Dark Knight Trilogy.

The movie also stars Anne Hathaway (Who is very excited to be attached to the filming and blown away during the first few weeks of filming) and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard.   Also in the movie will be Liam Neeson, , Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Juno Temple, and Morgan Freeman.

It may not open until July 20th, 2012 but the Doc is looking forward to making sure he has no surgeries or appointments that day.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Will Crush Transformers 3 Records Quickly

Update: Levitt Is Playing The Role Of Alberto Falcone


Video: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Trailer

Here is The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Trailer, the movie Heath Ledger was filming before he died and the one where other actors filled in for him to complete the movie.

The actors include Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law. The movie was directed by David Gilliam. It looks trippy and cool!  What do you think?-Dr.FB


Video: Modest Mouse Directed By Heath Ledger

Modest Mouse has finally released the video that heath Ledger was working on before his untimely death early last year.

This is for the song "King Rat"  and Heath left it uncompleted, but The Masses, the creative company that Ledger worked with, finished the video for him.

What do you think of the Ledger-made video?-Dr.FB


Thank You + My Thoughts On Michael Jackson & Hollywood

I say this VERY bitter-sweetly.  Last week, drfunkenberry.com had it's biggest week by far. With the Perez Hilton/Wil I am story, Farrah Fawcett's expected death and the very unexpected death of Michael Jackson and our credibility shooting thru the roof. Bittersweet I say.

It was much easier earlier in the week to attack Perez and the numbers were high as we were covering the story and being on top of our game, our numbers were looking good.  Petty as crap now in all honesty.

Then Michael Jackson.  Sigh.  The first two sites to report Michael's passing were TMZ and us. Perez had to change his dissing of MJ with a story of his passing so the timing of his was off.  Listen.  It's nothing to be proud of.  We were NOT trying to be the first. We just assumed the CNN's of the world would follow suit.  We didn't know it would take 2 hours for them to confirm his passing. 

After that, our daily pageviews have almost doubled and we know that it is because you trust me/us for the news we bring you.  It means a lot to me and I thank you but again, it is bittersweet.  To have him still here, take away those daily views. It. Just. Doesn't. Matter.

So I have a message for Hollywood and you Celebrity doctors. I want you to hear it loud and clear.  You took away Anna Nicole Smith too soon. You took away Heath Ledger way too soon.  You took Michael Jackson away too soon. Prescribed medicine when not needed is just as lethal as crack, heroin, or meth. 

You so-called doctors, what the heck happened to ethics?  They don't need the crap, don't give it to them.

You celebrities, sometimes when people tell you no, they are not doing it to be dicks. Realize that the ones who give you that crap when you don't need it, don't give a damn about you. They want to be your buddy, but not really.  They just want that life.  They want to write that tell-all book about you because they know sooner or later, your ass is gonna be dead and they will be getting your riches. They are not your friends.

Also, Randy Phillips, did Michael Jackson REALLY pass that physical a few months ago?  I'm not in bed with AEG like Perez so I can say it.  Mr. Phillips, if he really did not pass that physical, all of this is on you as well as that doctor right now. You know that right?  50 shows when he hasn't done a full one in 10 years? Come on now.

I just had to get a few things off my chest everyone and thank you for sticking with us and spreading the word about us.  You having faith in our credibility means a lot to me/us.  Hollywood, it's time to check yourself.-Dr.FB


Eminem’s Cryptic Message? Updated

Eminem Just Loses It.  Photo: Eminem's Official Twitter Page
Eminem Just Loses It.  Photo: Eminem's Official Twitter Page

Eminem JustLe Loses It. Photo: Eminem's Official Twitter Page

Is this the cover for Relapse 2 to be released later this year?  Was this Eminem last Halloween in a weird ode to the Heath Ledger's Joker and a combo thrown in of Hugh Hefner and a pirate sword for good measure?

Or maybe he is a new member of the Insane Clown Posse.  Uhoh.

Eminem had this message under the photo:

 A world so dark, a world so cold... The devil only knows. It's Friday, the 19th.

I wonder if it is a hint that Relapse 2 will be released on June 19th?  We will see.

What we do know is that Eminem's new CD Relapse offically drops today.  It was leaked online weeks ago and has had some pretty disparaging reviews although the fans have stood by it so far.

What we do know is that Eminem is performing 2 more nights on Jimmy Kimmel soon and is throwing a free concert in his hometown of Detroit. 

Others may say it's cheap promotion?  Me?  I don't care and it comes off as promotion and very charitable.  Last time I checked, that was pretty cool.  I am sure even the ICP would agree.-Dr.FB

Update:  Just spoke with a friend from Interscope and Relapse 2 is scheduled for later this year.  Much later.   Think November/December.  Just wanted to keep the Shadyheads in the loop.


Thoughts About Heath Ledger & The Oscars

Heath Ledger File Photo
Heath Ledger File Photo

Heath Ledger File Photo

Glad he won and a really really good show.  What did you think?-Dr.FB


Oscar Winners & Updates…

Will be updated thru the night.

So far, the tux has returned for men and not going too far off from the classic look.  The off white for the ladies was very popular this year.....

Winners list....so far.

 Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz "Vicky Christina Barcelona" Yes!

 Best Original Screenplay: Milk by Dustin Lance Black

Best Adapted Screenplay:  Simon Beaufoy for SlumDog Millionaire

 Best Animated Film: Wall-E -Andrew Stanton

Best Animated Short Film: La Maison En Petits Cubes -Kunio Kato

 Best Art Direction & Set DirectionThe Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - Donald Graham Burt & Victor J. Zolfo

Best Costume Design: The Duchess - Michael O'Connor

Best Make-Up Artist: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - Craig Cannom

 Best Cinematography:- Anthony Dod Mantle-Slumdog Millionaire

(Side note: Ben Stiller stole the show so far by pretending to be Jo. Pho)

(Great Comedic break by James Franco & Seth Rogan)

Best Live Action Short Film: Spielzeugland (Toyland) Jochen Alexander Freydank

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionare

(The music medley with Hugh Jackman, Beyonce, Zax Efron, Vanessa Hudgens & the Mama Mia cast was pretty good. Done by Baz Luhrmann. No wonder.  Uh-oh.  Beyonce covered "At Last" again.)

Best Supporting Actor: -Heath Ledger- The Dark Knight  YES!!!!!! 

Best Documentary: Man On Wire

Best Documentary Short: Smile Pinki

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Best Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing; Slumdog Millionaire

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Jean Hershaw Award: Jerry Lewis

Best Original Song: Slumdog Millionaire

 Best Foreign Language Film: Departures

Best Director: Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actress: Kate Winslett YES!

Best Actor: Sean Penn

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionare

Also, please share your thoughts as the show goes on.  Thank you.-Dr.FB