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Do Finish With a Period, Not an EllipsesAs Seen In: Toy Story 3 Although Pixar’s signature characters still occasionally pop up in cartoon shorts, Toy Story 3 beautifully brought the narrative arc that drove the films — specifically Woody’s relationship with Andy — to a moving, near-perfect end. Sure, the toys will continue to have adventures with their new owner, but that central emotional journey reached its final destination.
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Do Finish With a Period, Not an Ellipses
As Seen In: Toy Story 3
Although Pixar’s signature characters still occasionally pop up in cartoon shorts, Toy Story 3 beautifully brought the narrative arc that drove the films — specifically Woody’s relationship with Andy — to a moving, near-perfect end. Sure, the toys will continue to have adventures with their new owner, but that central emotional journey reached its final destination.

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Christopher Nolan Director’s Collection If you’re a dedicated film buff, chances are good that you’ve been following Nolan’s career since its… um, inception, but in case there are gaps in your education, this box set collects five of his seven pre-Dark Knight Rises features (two Bat-movies and three non-Bat movies), including his breakthrough mindbender, Memento. You can round out your Nolan library with singles copies of The Prestige and his very first feature, Following.
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Christopher Nolan Director’s Collection
If you’re a dedicated film buff, chances are good that you’ve been following Nolan’s career since its… um, inception, but in case there are gaps in your education, this box set collects five of his seven pre-Dark Knight Rises features (two Bat-movies and three non-Bat movies), including his breakthrough mindbender, Memento. You can round out your Nolan library with singles copies of The Prestige and his very first feature, Following.

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Don’t O.D. On VillainsAs Seen In: Spider-Man 3 Sam Raimi unwisely super-sized Spidey’s rogues gallery for his final Spider-Man flick, pitting the web-head against three villains — Harry Osborn, the Sandman and Venom (although, to be fair, Venom was pushed upon him by the studio) — and the result was an overcrowded muddle that inspired weariness rather than excitement. While some films have managed to successfully make room for two or more villains (Batman Returns springs to mind), in general it’s best to keep a one-to-one ratio.
Read more: Dark Knight Rises: The Do’s and Don’ts for Ending a Trilogy

Don’t O.D. On Villains
As Seen In: Spider-Man 3
Sam Raimi unwisely super-sized Spidey’s rogues gallery for his final Spider-Man flick, pitting the web-head against three villains — Harry Osborn, the Sandman and Venom (although, to be fair, Venom was pushed upon him by the studio) — and the result was an overcrowded muddle that inspired weariness rather than excitement. While some films have managed to successfully make room for two or more villains (Batman Returns springs to mind), in general it’s best to keep a one-to-one ratio.

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Wonder WomanWho She Is: The original warrior princess — an Amazonian wonder who can go toe-to-toe with any male hero.Who Should Make It: Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption)Why: Before he jumped over The Avengers, Joss Whedon had been working on a Wonder Woman pitch that the studio wound up not using and considering how far his stock has risen since directing the third highest-grossing movie of all time, we’re pretty sure DC couldn’t shell out enough to win him back even if they wanted to. On the other hand, they probably wouldn’t have to do a lot of arm-twisting (or budget-busting) to convince Welsh-born, Indonesian-based director Evans to make his studio debut. His breakout international martial arts picture The Raid: Redemption is a marvel of fluid fisticuffs — the Pencak Silat discipline looks terrific on camera — and sustained tension. We have no doubt that Evans would give us a Wonder Woman who is every inch the Amazon warrior we’ve wanted to see onscreen.
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Wonder Woman
Who She Is: The original warrior princess — an Amazonian wonder who can go toe-to-toe with any male hero.
Who Should Make It: Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption)
Why: Before he jumped over The Avengers, Joss Whedon had been working on a Wonder Woman pitch that the studio wound up not using and considering how far his stock has risen since directing the third highest-grossing movie of all time, we’re pretty sure DC couldn’t shell out enough to win him back even if they wanted to. On the other hand, they probably wouldn’t have to do a lot of arm-twisting (or budget-busting) to convince Welsh-born, Indonesian-based director Evans to make his studio debut. His breakout international martial arts picture The Raid: Redemption is a marvel of fluid fisticuffs — the Pencak Silat discipline looks terrific on camera — and sustained tension. We have no doubt that Evans would give us a Wonder Woman who is every inch the Amazon warrior we’ve wanted to see onscreen.

Read more: Beyond The Dark Knight Rises: Five Other DC Comics Superhero/Director Match-Ups We Want

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The Dark Knight Rises (July 20)Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary OldmanDirected by: Christopher NolanWhat It Is: Oh, only the final chapter in Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy. You know… nothing special or anything.How Big Will It Be? We’re not sure there’s a single word that can suitably describe how big this movie will be. Massive, enormous and even gargantuan all seem too small somehow. Dark Knight Rises looks to be the cinematic version of Nolan dropping the mic and walking offstage.Click here to watch the trailer
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The Dark Knight Rises (July 20)
Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
What It Is: Oh, only the final chapter in Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy. You know… nothing special or anything.
How Big Will It Be? We’re not sure there’s a single word that can suitably describe how big this movie will be. Massive, enormous and even gargantuan all seem too small somehow. Dark Knight Rises looks to be the cinematic version of Nolan dropping the mic and walking offstage.
Click here to watch the trailer

Read more: Summer Movie Preview 2012: The Big Ten Blockbusters